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.
We launched our Doula Immersion in the summer of 2018 thinking maybe 10 people would sign up. We had no idea that the program was something women everywhere had been waiting on. Our June Immersion filled within 5 days of the announcement, which gave trainees only two weeks notice to clear their calendars and take a leap of faith. Shortly after the June cohort filled, we announced the July session which filled in 6 days after the announcement. We scheduled dates for August and October and we realized that we were offering something different than what is out there and women are ready to learn and see a new face of leadership that centers marginalized voices that harken the ancestral traditions and wisdom of our foremothers.
To that end we are thrilled to be hosting our 5th LEVEL 1 DOULA IMMERSION TRAINING PROGRAM of this year, November 9th-11th, 2018.
Boasting doula trainees from around the United States and from 6 continents, our immersive doula training is back by again popular demand.
This is not simply a training, its a movement. With women around the world spreading the glow and carrying the seeds of the Mama Glow message to women everywhere, we know the impact will transform the lives of those they serve, much like the Immersion which is deeply transformative. The 3-Day intensive begins at 10am-6pm daily and is packed with material. We lay the foundation of training for the next generation of birth workers who we hope will grow with Mama Glow. We are supported by our phenomenal guest teachers who include: Kimberly Seals-Allers, a powerful breastfeeding advocate on a mission to shift the cultural norm for infant feeding in this country with a powerful and dynamic movement that will ensure healthier generations of mothers and babies. Kimberly leads a powerful workshop for us that addresses the impacts of policy gaps, feminism and big business on breastfeeding. Dr. Angela Le of Fifth Avenue Fertility and Wellness who has nearly 2 decades of experience in fertility acupuncture empowers our trainees with techniques and tools from Chinese Medicine.
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 (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 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. Many of our doulas have successfully transitioned into full time doula work.
Curriculum including continuing education modules will be reviewed at the training and in any Mama Glow Doula Open House calls. Prelimenary reading list and entrance interview will available a week prior to your training.
$595.00 weekend immersion + processing fees
$795.00 weekend immersion + deluxe doula bag + processing fees
The deluxe doula bag includes products from leading brands in wellness, maternity, self-care including: Cybex, Saje Wellness, Mama Glow, Lola, and more. There are some pretty special surprises for folks when they show up to the training. We love to surprise the groups!
Juices, fruit, water and Kombucha will be provided during the course of the training thanks to WTRMLN WTR and Health-Ade Kombucha.
MAMA GLOW IMMERSION LEVEL 1 training will be the 5th consecutive training held in our new space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Visit our MAIN SITE or our GATHERINGS to see what other offerings take place in our beautiful Brooklyn space.
We look forward to welcoming you new doulas!