The International Parenting and Health Institute™ (IPHI) provides cutting edge, evidenced based educational programs, products and services for professionals and parents. Our educational continuum is designed
to help empower, support and positively transform lives.
The International Parenting & Health Institute (IPHI) for Single Mothers is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of health and life of parents and their children, specifically single under-resourced mothers both locally and internationally.
Our vision is to create a world where under-resourced single mothers receive help, education, tools and the inspiration they need to improve their overall well-being, get better sleep, and live to their fullest potential, in order to healthfully support themselves and their children. As a natural result of supporting under-resourced single mothers, our impact will also aid in reducing and preventing physical and mental health challenges as well as domestic violence.
It was one courageous decision that completely changed our founder, Mar De Carlo’s life on August 7 2009.
After arriving in Northern California, as a newy single first time mom, having left an emotionally abusive relationship and with no friends or family close by, she made the decision to turn down a high profile client so she could be there for her daughter.
The decision she made led her to dig deep and find a way to provide for herself and her daughter without compromising her time away from her during such a challenging time.
Her savings were almost gone and rent and bills were soon due.
While she was tempted to panic, having a professional background in yoga and vipassana meditation, Mar turned to meditation and began meditating for long periods through out each day for three days, repeating to herself that in every challenge there is an opportunity. On the third day, she received an answer with a clear vision of service and contribution to parents, children and professionals who work with them which led her to start the International Parenting Health Institute.
With over 25 years of training and experience, Mar De Carlo, along with an international board, faculty and administration team, bring forth a wealth of talent, education, and skills to support single mothers through holistic education programs, self-care tools and creative arts that have been well established and introduced to parenting and health professionals in 2009, now currently being tailored through our nonprofit to help single mothers and the professionals who work with them.
The International Parenting & Health Institute has a proven successful track record that has reached thousands of people in 60 countries and growing. These programs include Mar’s contribution of her Awkening Through Sleep, Holistic Coach Education and Physical Awakening Method.
While the International Parenting & Health Institute for Single Mothers nonprofit will be solely focused on creating a world where every single mother has the opportunity to thrive, it will maintain the International Parenting & Health Institute for Holistic Education as a subsidiary company to support the continued existence of all the prior professional parenting and health certification programs that it has been offering since 2009.
We are excited to meet you and we look forward to supporting your professional journey.
PO BOX 996, Ojai, CA 93024