6th – 9th MAY 2021 – WAITLIST ONLY
SEPTEMBER 2021 – DATES TBC
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The Celebration of Birth Doula Academy has been offering professional Doula Training since 2011, we believe giving birth is a sacred ‘rite of passage’ – an initiation into a whole new way of being in life as parents. Yet in many cultures today, birth is more out of control and disconnected from the deep source of knowing, trusting and woman-centred care than ever before. Now it is time to turn the tides and reclaim holistic birth practices!
The evidence shows that when a Doula provides continuous support in labour, the birth outcomes for both mother and baby are more likely to be better and the post-partum period more healthy. If you are ready to join the wave of birth professionals making a difference to women, families and future generations, read on…
SACRED BIRTH DOULA TRAINING is for you if you are –
- Passionate to follow your heart and offer holistic mother-centred support to women and families on the transformational journey of pregnancy, birth and becoming parents.
- Believe in birth as an opportunity for inner exploration, growth and empowerment and wish to support informed choices for the most fulfilling experience possible.
- 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.
- Ready to take the next step to become an exceptional Doula – you understand this takes commitment, enthusiasm, focus and self-motivation, with the back-up of professional mentoring and peer support.
- Excited to develop your own business with your unique offerings and the expertise most aligned with your personal vision and career goals.
In this comprehensive training with face-to-face module you will learn a range of inspirational tools the give you the foundation and knowledge to become a Birth Doula, including educational, experiential, creative and healing processes. Practices you will be able to share with your clients immediately. Download the SACRED BIRTH DOULA TRAINING CURRICULUM here.
As a Trainee Doula or Birth Professional – you will feel confident and empowered to support pregnant women/couples, generate feelings of trust in the birth process and clarity for conscious birth choices.
On completion of the 4-day face-to-face training module, which offers valuable in-person learning, personal development and support, you will be able to work with clients immediately.
Enjoy FREE personal Mentoring & Guidance as you complete the required three student doula births to receive your Certificate of Completion. (There is NO time limit to completion of your training).
You will also have access to a private FACEBOOK DOULA GROUP – an active forum to stay connected, be up-to-date in all thing birthing and receive support from experienced doulas and mentors.
PODCAST – listen to Anna Watts interview with Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond Media about the Top Questions asked by Doulas here
You may already be working as a Pre-natal Yoga Teacher, Doula, Childbirth Educator, Midwife, Naturopath or Massage Therapist, however, NO previous pregnancy/birth experience is necessary to attend the training.
The small group face-to-face learning environment also offers additional support if you are undertaking on-line or distant learning 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 with the face-to-face, four day module and comprehensive follow-up mentoring and support as you complete the practical aspects of becoming a Doula in your own location.
“I highly recommend this training to anyone that is feeling called to be a Doula! This training is beautifully facilitated by Anna….through her experience as a Doula and a Childbirth Educator, she shares the wisdom one needs to receive to become a confident, supportive and beautiful Doula.” Natasha Hain, Pre-natal Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist & Doula
Anna Watts is a professional Childbirth Educator & Doula Trainer who has been working with pregnant women/couples for over 28 years; her wide experience includes Diploma in Childbirth Education, Diploma in Counselling, Cert IV Training & Assessment, trainer of pre-natal yoga teachers, doulas, facilitating birth classes, pre-natal yoga and supporting many births as a doula. Read more about Anna.
“The training exceeded my expectations in the holistic and spiritual approach to being a doula. As a woman without children, I found the topics around possibilities (e.g. medical interventions) very helpful information I will definitely need to know. Such a great training and exploration.”
Veronica Clarke, Artist & Doula
SEE THE CALENDAR FOR DATES OF UP-COMING TRAINING – SCROLL DOWN FOR COMBINED PACKAGE SAVINGS!
SACRED BIRTH DOULA ENROLMENT 2021 FEE OPTIONS
OPTION 1 – BIRTH DOULA TRAINING & MENTORING
Full fees – $1650 includes a comprehensive Training Manual and on-going Support & Mentoring to complete 3 Births as a student Doula with Case Study assignments and confidently launch your Doula Business.
SPECIAL RATES – EARLY BIRD $1550 and for Bliss Baby Students (Early bird payment must be received 1 month prior to course start)
1 year membership with Doula Network Australia the national association for doulas and student doulas in Australia.
OPTION 2 – SACRED BIRTH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
For existing Doulas, Student Midwives or Birth Workers, who wish to attend the face-to-face workshop for your own personal or professional development (mentoring not included).
Full fees $950 Early Bird paid 1 month prior $850 includes comprehensive Doula Manual.
This workshop offers the opportunity to dive deeper into all things birthing, as a professional it supports greater connection with your soul path and the unique gifts you offer at this transformational time. For pregnant women it will give you the clarity and confidence to make the most holistic choices for your birth experience, heal and release any fears to enhance early bonding as you welcome your baby with joy! Please contact us to discuss this option BEFORE registering. If you wish to continue the Mentoring module this can be added at a later date.
“Great as a ‘Doula Refresher’ and for anyone who works with pregnant women who would like more awareness and understanding of the sacredness of birth and how to be with a woman and her partner on their journey” Lara Martin, Experienced Doula & Student Midwife
REGISTER NOW! Payment of the $250 Deposit will confirm your place – HERE
Payment – Full payment or $250 deposit (non-refundable) through on-line Shop or bank transfer to confirm your place –
Bank Details – Westpac Byron Pregnancy Retreat – BSB 032-573 A/C 172068
Bookings – Limited places – bookings essential
Contact – Anna – 0421 510512
PLEASE NOTE: Face-to-face courses are held in small groups and places fill quickly; where a date indicates ‘WAITLIST’ please contact us before making payment.
Once a place has been offered, payment of the deposit and completion of Registration Form is required within 7 days to confirm your registration.
SAVE $200 with the COMBINED Birth & Post-natal Doula Training package – payment through this link in the on-line SHOP
SAVE with the COMBINED Birth & Bliss Baby Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training package – payment through this link in the on-line SHOP
“I found the personal processes that tapped into each individual’s journey, strengths, fears, most valuable. I feel this is the most important thing to prepare you to hold space for others. The course was everything I hoped for, there was the right amount of theory and a perfect balance of content.” Eleanor Amiradaki, Experienced Doula attending as a Refresher
Registrations are transferable up to 30 days prior to commencement of training. You may transfer your registration to another person not already enrolled in the training during this time.
Cancellation more than 60 days prior the training, will receive a full refund of all monies paid, LESS a $75 administration fee.
Cancellation between 60 and 30 days prior to the training, will forfeit the deposit plus 50% of balance of fees due/full payment.
Cancellation less than 30 days prior to the training, will be liable for the full course fees.
In exceptional circumstances, cancellation within 30 days of the training, will only receive a refund at the discretion of the organisers if the place can be filled.
If you wish to cancel please advise in writing here