Become a Bhava Birth Mindfulness Doula

Now you can bring comprehensive support to your clients, that honors body, mind, and soul!

Are you a seasoned doula with decades of experience, or newly trained/certified and just starting out? Have you always wanted to offer comprehensive, holistic childbirth education as part of your packages? Have you wished for more tools in supporting your clients emotionally and spiritually, not just physically? By training with Bhava Birth in our continuing education course you will set yourself apart from other doulas by adding a unique and comprehensive childbirth education program to your services! Not only that, but you will gain an entirely new skillset to add to your repertoire:

 

  • Mindfulness practices for optimal prenatal, labor, and postpartum support

  • How to effectively guide clients in meditation and visualizations

  • How to coach clients in specific breathing techniques to elicit the relaxation response

  • Simple and effective emotional processing tools that can even be utilized during labor

  • Hands-on support with Ayurvedic Marma points and chakra integration

  • Tools for working with clients after loss or trauma, and crisis support "pod mapping"

  • Ideas and template for hosting Birth Circles (gatherings for honoring birthers in their rite of passage)

  • Better self-care rituals and business practices to prevent burn out and help you grow and maintain a vibrant business

Bhava Birth is based in yoga philosophy and builds on the foundation of movement, meditation, and breath. This advanced doula training is a two-day retreat overflowing with information, hands-on teaching, yoga, community, and opportunities for personal growth. Once you have completed the course requirements and attended the full retreat, you will be qualified to advertise yourself as a Bhava Birth Mindfulness Doula! 

 

What are the prerequisites to apply for the Bhava Birth Mindfulness Doula continuing education course?

  • You must be a trained or certified Birth Doula

  • BONUS, but not required: Postpartum, Fertility, or Sibling Doula training/certification, Childbirth Educator (CBE), Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT)

 

What is the cost, and what's included?

  • Total cost for two-day retreat: $425

  • Includes all materials: detailed manual, PDF printable labor guides, & 4 CD Kit: Meditation, Chant & Pranayama

  • Includes online support: Bhava Birth Mindfulness Doula FB group, and Doula Portal which contains bonus teaching content and resources for your clients (yoga classes, birth professional interviews, etc.)

  • Your name will be added to our directory of Bhava Birth Mindfulness doulas which will increase your exposure and online presence!

What does the retreat entail?​​​​​

  • Birth is becoming -- the spiritual nature of childbirth and perinatal mental health

  • Specific training in meditation, mindfulness, and visualization

  • Pranayama (breath control) techniques for accessing certain brainwaves and levels of consciousness

  • Emotional processing tools and rituals for supporting your clients (and yourself!)

  • Meaningful rituals and global traditions for honoring postpartum

  • and lots, lots more!

 

What are the requirements to complete my training?

  • Attendance at the Advanced Doula Training 2-day retreat

  • Attendance at a Bhava Birth couples retreat or completion of the online version

  • Completed reading list (emailed to you upon enrollment)

  • Applying the techniques learned at two live births (when possible) and filling out the necessary forms

  • Linking Bhava Birth to your website and/or social media and choosing your level of affiliation

What are the different levels of affiliation I can have with Bhava Birth after I am trained?

  • Option 1: You link Bhava Birth to your website and/or social media as your preferred childbirth education course and any referrals you send will receive an automatic discount (with a private code)

  • Option 2: You incorporate the Bhava Birth Couples Course (for expectant couples) into your packages

    • Package A - Your doula services + the 4 CD Kit​ and PDF labor cards (mini welcome basket)

    • Package B - Your doula services + the weekend retreat (the deluxe welcome basket)

What are the benefits of an affiliation with Bhava Birth for my doula business?

  • Adding HUGE value to your packages, allowing you to charge market prices even as a brand new doula!

  • An automatic welcome package for your clients, depending on which level of affiliation you choose (CD kit, manual, laminated labor cards, rebozo, candle, etc.), delivered to them upon contract signing

  • Community support with other mindfulness doulas

  • Multiple streams of marketing for your business, and ours--everyone wins!

What will I be qualified to offer my clients upon completion of my training?

  • Mindfulness practices

  • Meditation techniques

  • Breathing techniques

  • Chanting/Singing techniques

  • Hands-on support with Ayurvedic Marma points

  • Emotional processing tools

  • Crisis response planning

  • Spiritual perspectives around perinatal mental health

  • Self-care rituals

  • Hosting a Birth Circle

  • Access to childbirth education course

You will leave this 2-day retreat invigorated and confident, ready to serve the birthing community in your local area. Are you ready to step into this incredible opportunity to start changing lives? Apply today!

2021 Retreat

 

November 5th-6th

Douglas Commons / Orem, UT

$425