Dancing for Birth Instructor Training Workshop (13271)

August 17th, 2013 9:30 AM   through   August 18th, 2013 5:30 PM
Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
Phone: 425-602-3361
Full Registration $ 399.00
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Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience Aspiring and practicing birth professionals, body workers, fitness, yoga and dance professionals.
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Add to your perinatal credentials & empower childbearing women in 2 days with Dancing for Birth founder. Saturday-Sunday, August 17-18, 2013 9:30am-5:30pm $399

Become a Certified Dancing for Birth Instructor or enhance and diversify your professional skills. Learn how to energize and empower women in the childbearing year. We’ll dance our way through a "language of movement"specifically designed to prepare for and facilitate birth and celebrate new motherhood. You’ll enjoy yourself!

In this dynamic, interactive workshop, you’ll experience innovative techniques to enhance your work with women during the childbearing year, learn how to use dance to facilitate birth, understand which moves are most effective and why, gain new strategies for active birth preparation, discover birth wisdom from ancient cultures and embody the joy of world dance forms. No prior experience required—if you think you can't dance, all the more reason to attend!

CertificationFour students dancing in a circle

At the conclusion of the training workshop, participants will have completed step one of the certifying process to become a Dancing for Birth Instructor. The workshop fulfills most of the certification process. For complete information visit DancingForBirth.com or phone 866-643-4824. Whether or not you aspire to become certified, you can use the skills gained during the workshop to enhance your current work with pregnant and postpartum women.

Dancing for Birth prenatal and postpartum classes support healthy birth through a dynamic combination of world dance forms, (including belly dance and African dance), and essential birth wisdom. During weekly classes women tap into their inner wisdom and learn to harness gravity to their advantage and move their bodies during labor for physically and emotionally satisfying births. After giving birth, women continue benefitting from classes (wearing baby in a sling or wrap) for postpartum fitness, information and community.

You Will learn

  • The advantages of posture changes and the benefits of working with gravity.
  • Ways laboring women can reposition themselves to encourage correction of fetal mal-position.
  • Circular and asymmetrical pelvic movements
  • Characteristics of movements that facilitate labor
  • Physiological reasons dance facilitates birth
  • Psychological reasons dance facilitates birth
  • Stretching techniques
  • Advanced rebozo comfort techniques
  • Health benefits of dancing during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Movements to help relieve common pregnancy and postpartum discomforts


Non-binding yoga-type clothes, suitable for freedom of movement.  The classroom will be warm!


Stephanie Larson, DFB, CD(DONA), CBE, BFA founder of Dancing For Birth.  Larson is a professional dancer with three decades of dance training and experience, a Dancing for Birth instructor and trainer, a DONA certified birth doula and a childbirth educator. She and Dancing For Birth have been featured on  Inside Edition and NBC News. She travels extensively, facilitating Dancing For Birth trainings around the world.

Continuing Education

Application has been made to DONA International for 14 continuing education contact hours for this instructor training workshop. This program qualifies as formal continuing education for doula recertification and trainer reapproval with DONA International. Many organizations and agencies accept DONA International continuing education towards licensing and/or certification or recertification; however, you must check with the individual agency or organization for confirmation.   This program is approved for 14 continuing education hours by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).


All courses are held at Bastyr University unless otherwise noted.
Contact us for lodging information: 425-602-3075

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Call us at (425) 602-3361