Amongst all of the changes and new beginnings at The Nesting Instinct, is the birth of our brand new, and completely revised Doula Training & Mentor Program. We have taken this precious baby of ours, and re-birthed it into something sacred, magical and completely life-changing.
We’re not just training doulas, and sending them out into the big, wide world of birth work on their own. We’re taking their hands and guiding them into a place that is as ancient and timeless as birth itself: the tradition of learning birthing wisdom from one woman to another, side by side, where hands touch hands and hearts touch hearts. This is a place that is rarely visited in today’s culture, where computer screens and electronics have taken the place of traditional mentorship and guidance.
There are no conference calls, podcasts or pre-recorded videos here. Just Mother Nature, wise women, and our stories and experiences to share.
Our new program has been extended over an 8 week period, instead of a weekend crash course. This extended period of time allows students to connect and bond with each other, and with their teachers, on a deeper and more spiritual level. It also allows time for students to digest information at a more reasonable pace, complete assignments between classes, and heal their heart and soul when difficult subjects leave them feeling drained.
Each week, we will open the class with a short meditation or yoga session, in order to preserve the sacred and serene space we have created for you. This introduction to the day, will leave students feeling calm, and connected with the women who are present, and allow everyone to open their hearts to the raw emotions and vulnerability that are visited within these classes.
We will welcome guest speakers, teachers and mentors throughout the program, in order to get a glimpse of the diverse and unique experience of a variety of birth workers in our region. Just as we all know there is a doula for everyone, we also believe there is a teacher for everyone. Each professional that contributes to the workshop will have something different to offer, and each student will connect with them in different ways. We encourage you to make as many connections within your birth community as possible, and this is your first opportunity. Prepare to weep and rejoice with each other, and to be inspired by the wonderful women who bare their souls in order to teach our future generations of doulas.
A variety of new activities and elements have been implemented into the program to create a more intimate and sacred experience. Students will take part in some life changing activities that will leave you in awe and wonderment. A labyrinth and fears release activity, an art project and a ‘New Doula Blessing Ceremony’ are just a few things you can expect.
We have also expanded the program to include a few of your “required” assignments and workshops for certification, to make your journey to certification more achievable. The breastfeeding workshop is now included, and many of your required readings will be done within the 8 weeks.
If you have been thinking about taking the leap into birth work, now is the time! You are about to embark on an amazing journey, and we are so thrilled to have the opportunity to share it with you. This is a career that will stir your passions and leave you with a sense of satisfaction that is far beyond any other job that you have ever had…all while making a difference in the lives of women and families who need people like you to guide them along the extraordinary path to childbirth – and beyond!
For a limited time only, use the code “Birth Goddess” to receive $50.00 off of your tuition. Contact us today, to receive your information and registration package, for more details. We offer flexible payment plans, and are willing to do whatever we can to make this affordable and achievable for anyone. If something is holding you back, talk to us! We’re happy to help.
Packages will be sent out via email, this Friday, January 10th, and this offer will expire January 17th at 11:59pm. (If you have already signed up to be on our mailing list on Facebook, you will also receive your package on Friday!)
May29th – July 19th ; Each week, class will take place on Thursday evening from 5:30pm-9:30pm, with the exception of the 8th week, when class will take place on Saturday, August 2nd, from 11am-5pm.
August 21st – Oct. 11th; Each week, class will take place on Tuesday evening from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, with the exception of the 8th week, when class will take place on Saturday, October 11th, from 11am-5pm.
Love & Blessings,