Dec
12
Monday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
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Jan
04
Wednesday, 2023
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
13-week format from January 4, 2023 to March 29, 2023 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 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
Sunday, 2023
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
4-week format starting January 8-29, 2023 on Sundays from 8am-5:30pm taught by Kim James. This course is perfect for people who want to complete their workshop in a short timeframe. Must be able to complete 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4 hours of pre-work between classes. 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. This training is in-person and participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination and comply with mask requirements. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and registration will close once we have reached max capacity. Registration will close entirely on December 30. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide support for the 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 or if you have any questions about this training or attending in-person classes at Bastyr University, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at 425-602-3361.
Mar
04
Saturday, 2023
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
2-week format starting March 4-5 & 11-12, 2023 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. This training is in-person and participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination and comply with mask requirements. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will close registration once we have reached max capacity. Registration will close entirely on February 24. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide support for the 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, or if you have any questions about this training or attending in-person classes at Bastyr University, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Apr
05
Wednesday, 2023
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
13-week format from April 5, 2023 to June 28, 2023 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 March 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) 602-3378.
May
06
Saturday, 2023
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
4-week format starting May 6-27, 2023 on Saturdays from 8am-5:30pm taught by Kim James. This course is perfect for people who want to complete their workshop in a short timeframe. Must be able to complete 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4 hours of pre-work between classes. 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. This training will be held in-person and participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination and comply with mask requirements. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will close registration once we have reached max capacity. Registration will close entirely on April 29. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide support for the 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, or if you have any questions regarding this training or attending in-person classes at Bastyr University, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Sep
06
Wednesday, 2023
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
13-week format from September 6 to December 6, 2023 on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-9:00pm taught by senior instructor, Laurie Levy. (No class on November 22) 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 August 30. 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) 602-3378.
Oct
07
Saturday, 2023
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
2-week format starting October 7-8 & 14-15, 2023 on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am-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. This training will be held in-person and participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination and comply with mask requirements. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will close registration once we have reached max capacity. Registration will close on September 29. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide support for the 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, or if you have any questions about this training or attending in-person classes at Bastyr University, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.

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Ongoing
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
12-week format from September 7, 2022 to December 7, 2022 on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-9:00pm taught by senior instructor, Laurie Levy. (No Class-Nov 23) 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 August 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.
Ongoing
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
While our online registration is closed, if you are interested in registering is not too late! Please call 425-602-3378 so we can process payment and this registration immediately. The sooner your register, the sooner you will have access to the online modules-They are Open! Achieve proficiency as a Prenatal Educator in a 9-week format from October 18- December 13, on Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm-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 a more spread-out schedule for people who want more time to assimilate the material and 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. Full tuition: $959. Phone us at 425-602-3378, in you have any questions about this training.
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