DONA Birth Doula Training Mini-Retreat with Debra Pascali-Bonaro
August 16th, August 24-25: Virtual
September. 6-8 In-person Retreat, Ocean Grove, NJ
Debra Pascali-Bonaro is one of the most experienced doula trainers in the world.
Join us for a DONA Approved Birth Doula Hybrid Retreat, which includes two virtual days on Thursday, August 24th and Friday, August 25th, as well as three in-person days Sept 6, 7 and 8 with two nights accommodation and meals at a beautiful retreat center in Ocean Grove, NJ - just one block from the beach.
September is the perfect time of year at the NJ shore, (weather permitting) we will be having a session on the beach with time for swimming and relaxing.
This unique and comprehensive retreat provides the perfect blend of virtual and in-person learning, with opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals and immerse yourself in a supportive and nurturing environment. Start your days with energizing morning yoga, take relaxing beach walks, book an evening massage, and unwind with other doulas, or venture out to trendy Asbury Park, NJ for music and dancing.
By attending this retreat, you'll gain valuable knowledge and skills to become a confident and compassionate birth doula, with the added bonus of nurturing yourself in the process.
So why wait?
Take the first step towards this transformative journey and register for the Orgasmic Birth DONA Birth Doula Hybrid Retreat today.
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Pay in full or 3 easy installments
August 16, 5:00 - 7:00 PM ET | Welcome Session and Anti-racism + Birth Equity
August 24, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET | VIRTUAL Introduction to Childbirth Part I
August 25, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET | Introduction to Childbirth Part II & DONA Birth Doula Part I
IN PERSON RETREAT
September 7, 8:30 - 9:30 AM ET | OPTIONAL Beach Yoga
September 7, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET | DONA Birth Doula Part III
September 8, 9:00 - 11:00 AM ET | DONA Birth Doula Part IV & How to Support Pleasure and Love in Childbirth
September 8, 11:30 AM ET | Check-out
Debra Pascali-Bonaro’s DONA Approved Birth Doula Training will provide you with sessions covering the Introduction to Childbirth and DONA Birth Doula Workshop, two of the requirements to begin your DONA Birth Doula Certification and support you in beginning your doula practice.
The sessions will also include special guest speakers and provide the space and time for more engagement, learning and community .
You will receive an extra bonus session on doula business, a Q & A and extra support in preparing for DONA certification, you’ll feel prepared and empowered to begin supporting your clients as they prepare to give birth.
Plus, you’ll receive free access to:
~ Starting Your Doula Business Session
~ DONA Birth Certification Q+A
~ The wisdom of the rebozo session with Mexican Midwife, Alejandra Lozano, LCCE
~ Anti-Racism and Birth Equity with Sokhna Heathyre Mabin, CLC, Advanced Doula, 2023 candidate for IBCLE.
~ Community Doulas with Amadoma Bediako, MS, CCCE, CLC, CD/BDT(DONA) FDC, P.A.I.L. A value of over $250
“Debra did a wonderful job fostering connection and intimacy in this training. Although I was in a virtual learning environment, I could feel Debra’s deep compassion, honor, and respect for birth and birthing people. I love how she brought racial and social justice issues to the forefront and provided guidance on how to address some of those issues as a birth worker. I am inspired to work with people in my community in the same nurturing and honorable way. I’d recommend this class to anyone who wants well-rounded, culturally diverse and grounding training.”
“The workshop covered all the practical, ethical and resources needed to do the job. I feel empowered as a Doula to support the birthing person, their partner and community agencies. I appreciate the virtual and in-person sessions and Debra’s wealth of knowledge, she is a fantastic storyteller and delivered the training humbly with grace. I would recommend her Birth Doula workshop to everyone and would be interested in taking other workshops under her guidance.”
Connect to a community of like-minded people
Discover the role, traditions and research of doulas
Discuss the impact of racism and a doula’s role in advocacy, reducing disparities, and creating equity globally
Learn the importance of respectful care and how a doula supports informed decision making
Explore current practices vs. evidenced-based care
Deepen your passion for providing a doula’s nurturing care and touch to women/birthing people in childbirth
Learn 10 tips for doulas to support the hormonal physiology and close gaps when they arise, making birth safer and easier
Develop a toolkit of comfort measure
Create a language for gentle birth and enhance your communication skills
Learn birth traditions: dance, songs and comfort
"I would tell literally anyone who wants to birth, who has a partner who will birth, or who wants to learn about their inner power - “you must attend this course to heal yourself and the rest of our society.”
-Melissa Rose Hirsch
Plus, you’ll receive information on upcoming workshops and the certification process