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Advanced Mind-Body Training

Somatic resources & release for birth workers.

This training is first and foremost for YOU the birth worker. And what's amazing is that as you integrate these tools and processes into your personal life, you will then be able to see immediate application in your professional life. This training is one of the greatest investments you could make for both your personal well-being and professional success.

Divided into two parts, this training begins in an interactive classroom learning environment and culminates on yoga mats with experiential somatic release. This is everything your achey body, heavy heart, depleted energy, and shot nervous system have been looking for.

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You're a seasoned midwife with years of experience—

you're beginning to wonder if this work is sustainable. 

You're a new doula just starting out—

you're bombarded with doubt, fear, lack of confidence, and overwhelm.

Have you wished for more tools in supporting yourself and your clients

to feel more grounded, connected, and at peace?

You've found your way here for a reason!

How will mind-body tools benefit my clients prenatally?

 

Many people tend to prepare for birth in an "outcomes-based" way, with specific methods, and define their birth experiences solely by met or unmet expectations (My birth was a successful VBAC, I had an unmedicated water birth, I ended up with a c-section, I had a failed hypnobirth.). Or they pour all of their energy into gathering information without much emphasis on their body, emotional state or mental health.

 

You can help your clients in the necessary heart-work and mental-release of rigid expectations that lead to feelings of failure, judgment, shame, self-blame, victimization, and trauma. All birthing individuals can experience birth as a rite of passage regardless of outcomes.

How will mind-body tools benefit my clients during labor?

 

Drawing upon the ancient practices of mindfulness and yoga, your clients can learn extremely effective coping tools that help release labels and beliefs like "too painful" "too hard" or "I can't do this" and instead open to and welcome (even uncomfortable) feelings and sensations in the body. 

With practice, these mind-body processes can increase their capacity to cope and/or diminish the sensations of discomfort and pain. More than anything, these tools can give your clients the ability to pivot with unexpected changes and develop resilience in the face of challenges.

 

How will mind-body tools benefit my clients postpartum?

 

In the postpartum sphere, mindfulness and yoga provide an entirely new vocabulary when engaging with depression, anxiety, emotions, and overwhelm. Rather than being victimized by the unraveling of identity that can occur postpartum, these mind-body tools give purpose to the process, allowing us to see the big picture reality of healing and personal evolution.

 

You can provide your clients with hope, compassion, practical support, and life-changing perspectives on what it means to "rebirth" postpartum.

 

How will these mind-body tools benefit me?

 

These tools and processes create sustainability so that you don't implode from "caregiver fatigue" or burnout early. This training is about deep and compassionate self-care. We learn how to process difficult births, work through secondhand trauma, handle triggers in the birth space, and mitigate general fatigue or overwhelm. This training is about better mindset, managing expectations, imposter syndrome, nervous system regulation, and so much more.

 

Too many birth workers are burning out. Bhava Birth wants to empower you with somatic and spiritual tools for starting and sustaining a service-led business of passion.

 

Part I: Interactive Classroom

  • Deep self-care and radical self-acceptance for more sustainable birth work

  • Understanding mindset, emotional processing, and embodiment

  • The 3 Gates of Mindfulness: Body, Breath & Brain (mind)

  • Mindfulness scripts and tips for prenatal, labor, and postpartum support

  • Working with caregiver fatigue, secondhand trauma, and triggers

  • How to turn habits into rituals of self-care

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Part II: Experiential Somatic Release

  • Thai Yoga (restoring the flow of prana through sipsen line and marma point activation and partnered stretching)

  • Living Movement (an intuitive, unpatterned yoga process to facilitate somatic release)

  • Yoga Nidra (awakening the subconscious-bodymind by entering into conscious sleep in order to restore the nervous system)

  • Yoga chant & pranayama

  • Reiki

  • Sound Healing

2025 Trainings

Part 1: January TBA

Embody Wellness Center | Orem

 

Part 2: February TBA

Bodhi Yoga Studio | Provo

*Lunches & healthy snacks provided both days

**Payment plans available upon request / balance must be paid in full before Part II session

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TESTIMONIALS

Stephanie’s Bhava Birth Advanced Training is one of the best investments I have put not only into doula work, but into myself. I feel like I have made more progress on my internal healing journey in one day with this beautiful approach than I could have ever foreseen, and it was with relative ease. I feel seen and feel so much peace moving forward as a doula a mother. I full-heartedly recommend this training to anyone who wants more magic, intention, and connection in both their personal and professional lives.

Jenessa Berg / Doula + Dance Teacher

I would definitely recommend this course to other doulas! Not only did I come away with so many tools and ideas of ways to help my clients be better connected with their emotions and their bodies throughout pregnancy and labor, I walked away emotionally healed and validated. And isn’t that a big part of this work? As we learn and find out ways to do better, we heal parts of ourselves and are then able to help others do the same. You (Stephanie) created a safe place for all of us to explore that and be vulnerable and it has helped me become a better person and doula. There were so many skills that we practiced, such as breathing techniques, and also studied information that could help clients understand themselves better. i am so grateful for the packet with information that I can review over and over again. 

Kendall Newbold / Doula

The mindfulness training with Stephanie was so inspiring and transformational! I love how everything we learned about can help me serve my clients better, but also help me so much as a doula and a person in normal life! I enjoyed the way everything was experiential—it wasn’t just learning about mindfulness, but a deep dive, which helped me process my emotions and become more aligned with myself and my values. It felt like such a safe space and there were so many moments of connection. Stephanie is so skillful and has such a gift of nurturing and leading! I feel so much more prepared to teach the mindfulness skills and practice deep self-care for my own wellness.

Mindy Lathen / Doula

I cannot recommend the Bhava Birth mindfulness training enough! Stephanie does a phenomenal job creating a safe and nurturing space that encourages participants to experience mindfulness on a deep level. I loved that we didn’t only talk about mindfulness principles, we got to practice and personally apply many of them together. This training gave me an opportunity to deepen my mindfulness practice and learn more tools to benefit my doula clients, as well as my every day life. Stephanie truly leads by example in a warm, gentle, compassionate, and inspiring way. She doesn’t just teach mindfulness principles - she lives them, and you can feel it! I also really appreciate that it is much more than a one-day event as you become a part of the Bhava Birth mindfulness community and get to continue exploring mindfulness together. I have been to several Mindful Monday gatherings and always come away filled with much-needed insight, clarity, and connection. I am so grateful for this inspiring training and community Stephanie has created! 

Eliza Payne / Doula

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