Oct
26
Tuesday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Achieve proficiency as a Prenatal Educator in a 9-week format from October 26th-December 21st, on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-9:00pm PST taught by ICEA Approved trainer, Joni Parthemer and guest speakers. This course will be taught as a live-remote learning via ZOOM, offering the perfect opportunity to have more time to digest the material and want to learn with a close cohort of students while completing 3-5* hours of flipped content between classes. *Depending on your knowledge and experience, you can expect to complete assignments between classes. REGISTER NOW! Registration Deadline: EXTENDED Friday, October 15th. Full tuition: $959. Please contact us regarding our Zoom Class Assistant position. Phone us at 425-602-3361, in you have any questions about this training.
Nov
04
Thursday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity taught by a DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. Event dates: Thursday-Sunday, November 4-7, 8am-5:30pm PST (with several breaks in between). Due to Washington State and King County health advisory guidelines, we are offering this training as a live remote class, via Zoom. Full tuition is $725. Students will receive additional information, including login information once registered. REGISTER NOW-Registration will close October 22 or sooner if we have reached max capacity. If you have any questions, and/or interested in our Class Assistant position, please contact the Simkin Center at (425) 602-3361.
Nov
13
Saturday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
2-week format starting November 13-14 & 20-21 on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-5:30pm taught by Kim James. This course is perfect for people who want to complete their workshop in the quickest format. Must be able to complete 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4 hours of flipped content between the first and second weekend of class. Completion of this training meets the criteria for three requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Birth Doula Workshop, (2) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas and (3) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will have to close registration once we have hit capacity. Registration will close entirely on November 7th. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Nov
13
Saturday, 2021
General
Free online workshop to learn more about the Washington HEAL Act, how to interact with Washington Health Disparities Map and how to navigate government channels to let your voice be heard.
Jan
05
Wednesday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
12-week format from January 5, 2022 to March 30, 2022 on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-9:00pm taught by senior instructor, Laurie Levy. This course is perfect for people who prefer learning in shorter classes over a longer period, want to learn with a close cohort of students, and can complete up to 4 hours of pre-work between classes. This virtual workshop will consist of the same DONA-approved curriculum as the traditional 4-day intensive class but offers a more spread-out schedule for people who want more time to assimilate the material. Completion of this training meets the criteria for three requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Birth Doula Workshop, (2) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas and (3) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will close registration once we have reached max capacity. Registration will close on December 27. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Jan
06
Thursday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity taught by a DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. This Postpartum Doula training will be hosted as a 10-week format from January 6 to March 10, 2022, meeting on Thursday evenings from 5:45pm-9:00pm (Pacific Standard Time). This workshop will be hosted as a live-remote training via ZOOM. This virtual workshop will consist of the same DONA-approved curriculum as the traditional 4-day intensive class but offers a more spread-out schedule for people who want more time to assimilate the material. Completion of this workshop meets the criteria for two requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Postpartum Doula Workshop and (2) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. REGISTER NOW- Registration deadline, December 28. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Jan
08
Saturday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
2-week format starting January 8-9 & 15-16 on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-5:30pm taught by Kim James. This course is perfect for people who want to complete their workshop in the quickest format. Must be able to complete 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4 hours of flipped content between the first and second weekend of class. Completion of this training meets the criteria for three requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Birth Doula Workshop, (2) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas and (3) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will close registration once we have reached max capacity. Registration will close entirely on December 29. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Mar
04
Friday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
4-week format this class will meet March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022 on Fridays from 8am-5:30pm taught by senior instructor, Kim James. This course is perfect for people who can dedicate a whole day to the live-taught class on a weekend and can complete up to 4 hours of flipped content between classes as well as 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins. Completion of this training meets the criteria for three requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Birth Doula Workshop, (2) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas and (3) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will close registration once we have reached capacity. Registration will close February 24. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Mar
11
Friday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity taught by a DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. This Postpartum Doula training, hosted as a 2-week format starting March 11-12 & 18-19 will meet on Fridays and Saturdays from 8am-5:30pm (Pacific Standard Time). This training will be hosted as a live-remote class via ZOOM. Must be able to complete 2-4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4-6 hours of flipped content between the first and second weekend of class. Completion of this training meets the criteria for two requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Postpartum Doula Workshop, and (2) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. REGISTER NOW- Registration deadline is February 22. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom live classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries regarding our doula trainings, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Mar
21
Monday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
In-person, five-day core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care for anyone who works with new mothers and their newborns; or as the beginning process for becoming a lactation consultant (IBCLC). You’ll learn to provide accurate, current and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation and to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning. See below the topics that will be discussed over a period of five days. Please note: Out of an abundance of caution for you and our staff and faculty, we will be strictly adhering to all CDC and Health Advisories, including University protocols during this 5 day training. Participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination and comply with mask and social distancing requirements. Due to social distancing guidelines we may be limiting capacity to 50% (which maybe subject to change) - register early to ensure your space. We look forward to seeing you all outside the virtual world in a safe, comfortable, and informative space. If you have any questions regarding this training or attending in-person classes at Bastyr University, please call us at 425-602-3361.
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Audit a Class @ Bastyr

Did you know that you (the general public) can take many of the University's regular academic courses, assuming extra seats are available and you have the required prerequisites?

You can either audit classes or take them for credit. These 11-week classes, usually held on weekdays, are available in the nutrition, culinary arts, exercise science, health psychology and herbal sciences programs.