October 23 2022 9:00 am   through   October 23 2022 1:00 pm
3670 Stone Way N.
Room 166
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: (206) 834-4100
Registration Fee $ 80.00
Simkin Course Types
Course Type: Birth Doulas
Campus Seattle Clinic
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One day, IN-PERSON training at Bastyr Center for Natural Health (Wallingford/Freemont) focusing on self-care and hand skills to support the human body. Training is scheduled to meet from 9:00am-1:00pm on Sunday, October 23rd. Participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination and comply with mask requirements. Register early to ensure your space. If you have any questions regarding this training or attending in-person classes at Bastyr University, please call us at 425-602-3361. Cost $80. 20% discount to Simkin alums and Bastyr faculty, staff, students and alums.


Hands on Body Mechanics for Longevity

This class focuses on body mechanics and techniques to help birth doulas work smart and not hard while using hands-on techniques with clients. We'll walk you through some of the most common techniques and positions and show you how to use body weight, rather than force, to create more comfort, effectiveness, and/or duration for hands-on techniques. We'll also cover how to coach partners to also use better body mechanics to reduce fatigue and injury at their birth. Opportunities for coaching on individual concerns can also be accommodated during this class.

The following registration policies regarding Refund, Cancellation and Discount Policies only applicable to this training.

  • No refunds are granted for cancellations.
  • Participants registered for the full course will not be refunded for any missed sessions and may not receive certificates of attendance.
  • 20% to discount provided to former Simkin Alums and Bastyr faculty, staff, students and alums. (Please call the office, so we can process registration and apply discount payment. 425.602.3361.
  • Bastyr University reserves the right to cancel courses with insufficient enrollment, in which case a full refund will be granted to those registered.


Continuing Education Credits

Approved ICEA 4 contact hours for HANDS ON BODY MECHANICS FOR LONGEVITY-ICEA Program Number CTNC04_2422



The Simkin Center Workshop Hands on Body Mechanics for Longevity will betaught by DONA International-approved trainers whose leadership is recognized in our professional maternity and childbirth communities. 

Laurie Levy, MA, LMP, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, has been a birth doula since 2001 and a doula trainer for DONA International since 2015. She is a licensed massage therapist specializing in the perinatal period and injury treatment, and an instructor of human anatomy and physiology. Laurie brings her love of the amazing human body to all her classes. 

Kim James, ICCE, LCCE, CLE, BDT(DONA) is a senior instructor and faculty leader. She is a DONA International-approved birth doula trainer and an internationally certified childbirth educator through ICEA and Lamaze International. Kim serves on the Education Committee at DONA International.