Our work at Mama Glow is to improve the experience of birth for women everywhere.
We are changing the face of maternal health by empowering women at the threshold of change in their lives. We see birth as a unique opportunity to support and empower women as well as educate society about the innate strength of the female body and the sacred process of pregnancy and birth. We offer full spectrum support for fertility, birth clients and new mothers, holding their hands as they transition into this new phase of their lives. We seek to dismantle the stigmas and fears around the birth process for women. We also work to democratize birth support and have birth doulas available for every woman who desires one.
To that end we are thrilled to be hosting our final LEVEL 1 DOULA IMMERSION TRAINING PROGRAM of the season, August 17th-19th 2018. The 3-Day intensive will begin at 10am-6pm daily. We will lay the foundation of training for the next generation of birth workers who we hope will grow with Mama Glow. In this intense political climate where the future of women's health is uncertain, skilled birth workers are needed on the front lines. And with the growing black maternal mortality crisis, this is a critical moment to advance education and create more access to birth doulas. Birth activism is central to the pulse of our mission and training.
Our training is grounded in:
Activism + Advocacy
Ancestral Tradition + Ancient wisdom
Birth + Breastfeeding
Evidence-Based Research + the Ethereal
Mindfulness + Movement
Rhythm + Ritual
Sacred Anatomy + Sex
Self-Care + Spirituality
This program will include:
3 day Immersive Training
Doula meet-ups (in person + virtual)
LEVEL 1 is the first step towards full MAMA GLOW DOULA certification. Beyond the Immersion weekend, doulas-in-training will need to complete mandatory coursework, reading, essays, attend mandatory LEVEL 1 Modules (in person or virtually) that support continuing education for doulas on the path to certification. After completion of LEVEL 2 you will be MAMA GLOW certified. LEVEL 2 will be hosted in October and this is the last course of the season that you can take to be eligible to attend LEVEL 2 in October. LEVEL 3 is our apprenticeship level for experienced doulas. LEVEL 1 will prepare newly minted doulas to begin working in all settings including in traditionally underserved communities.
Curriculum including continuing education modules will be reviewed at the training and questions are answered in Open House calls. Prelimenary reading list will available two weeks prior to when the immersion commences.
$495.00 weekend immersion + processing fees
$695.00 weekend immersion + deluxe doula swag bag + processing fees
Snacks, juices, water and tea will be provided during the course of the training.
MAMA GLOW IMMERSION LEVEL 1 training will be held in our new women's space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We are proud to welcome trainees of all ages and backgrounds from around the world.
Space is extremely limited. We look forward to welcoming you! Please enjoy our video below.
REGISTRATION IS NON-REFUNDABLE