NOTE – Full fees – $2200 – includes 4 day face-to-face Birth Doula training IMMERSION, plus personal mentoring as you attend the required births to receive your certificate of completion.
Refresher/Personal Development – $1350 – includes 4 day face-to-face Birth Doula training IMMERSION (does not include mentoring)
PLEASE NOTE – Fees listed here are for trainings commencing in 2023. Please enquire about payment plan options.
Giving birth is a sacred ‘rite of passage’ – an initiation into a whole new way of being in life as a parent. Yet in many cultures today, birth is more out of control and disconnected from the deep source of knowing and trusting in ‘spirit’ and the power of women’s intuition than ever before.
Now it is time to reclaim birth as an opportunity for transformational growth and empowerment. To honour the spiritual aspects of conception, pregnancy and birth and celebrate them as stepping stones along the path of parenting our children in a more conscious and connected way.
In this intensive training you will learn a range of inspirational tools to enhance your work with pregnant and birthing women, including educational, experiential, creative and healing processes.
You will feel more empowered to support pregnant women/couples, generate feelings of trust in the birth process and clarity for conscious birth choices.
- Pregnancy as Transformation – embracing the changing body and enhancing the ‘in-utero’ connection with baby, learn invaluable tools for birth
- Healthy Support – developing more trust in women’s wisdom & being ‘present’ to support an empowering experience for mother, father and baby
- Relaxation & Visualisation – exploring the many benefits of deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra) for both mother and baby
- Managing Birth Naturally – What is Active Birth and its benefits. Understanding the stages of labour, optimal birth positions, waterbirth, and welcoming the baby
- The ‘LOVE’ Hormone – blissful birth – a real possibility! Encouraging more confidence in the birthing process
- Medical Intervention – when is it appropriate? Making educated and empowered choices
- Personal Growth – working with pregnancy/birth – setting up your Doula Business. On-going support for your own growth and healing
This course offers a valuable face-to-face professional development and support for those working with pregnant and birthing women, including Pre-natal Yoga Teachers, Doulas, Childbirth Educators, Midwives, Naturopaths, Massage Therapists. The small group face-to-face learning environment also offers additional support if you are undertaking on-line or distant training as a Doula or Childbirth Educator.
For those who have already undertaken Pre-natal Yoga or Doula Training this workshop will enhance your skills and give you fresh inspiration as a sacred birth worker. Ask about special rates to attend as a ‘Refresher’ student.
Why do Face-to-Face training? As a Doula you will be working with pregnant women and their families during one of the most meaningful times of their lives – it is a privilege and a blessing to share this intimate time with your clients and one that requires a high level of personal awareness. The necessary level of personal exploration and growth simply cannot be learned from books or on-line.
For this reason the ‘Celebration of Birth’ Doula Training is only offered as a face-to-face, four day Training with comprehensive follow-up mentoring and support as you complete the practical aspects of becoming a Doula in your own location.
Anna Watts is a professional Childbirth Educator & Doula Trainer who has been working with pregnant women/couples for over 20 years; her wide experience includes Diploma in Childbirth Education, Diploma in Counselling, Cert IV Training & Assessment, training pre-natal yoga teachers, doulas, facilitating birth classes, pre-natal yoga and supporting many births as a doula. Anna believes birth is a sacred ‘rite of passage’ and has developed ‘Celebration of Birth’ Pregnancy Retreats to encourage the honouring of this special time for mother, father and baby. Read more about Anna.
Where – Byron Bay, Northern NSW, Australia and other locations from time to time (available options will be in ‘Doula Training Date & Location’ selection box above)
When –current available options will be in the ‘Doula Training Date & Location’ selection box above
Cost – $2200 Cost includes a comprehensive Training Manual and on-going support & mentoring to complete Trainee Birth Support assignments and confidently launch your Doula Business
Payment Options– $4000 deposit or Full payment (Select above). Both securely via PayPal where you can pay via credit card on direct bank transfer.
Bookings – Limited places – bookings essential
Contact – through this form if you have questions & we will respond asap