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Avalon Wellness Center

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Morristown, NJ 07960

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Two Amazing Organizations, One Great Weekend.

Become a Doula with Birth Arts International

Get continuing education with Evidence Based Birth

Birth Arts International Doula Training

Come curious. Leave Inspired.

No experience required! Crossover-certifications welcome!

Join us for a special weekend full of birthy goodness. Your trainer, Cindy Calvano, MSEd, CPDT, CD, AAHCC, LLLL, will take you through a transformative, yummy two-day Birth Arts International (BAI) birth doula intensive. Not only will you learn how to become a doula from an expert in the field, but you'll also have the opportunity to take part in an Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class series as an auditor (auditing a childbirth class is a part of BAI certification requirements) and even receive continued mentorship at a discount.

Attending both the Birth Arts International Doula Training, and choosing to audit the Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Classes will give you a great jumpstart to your career. If you choose to audit the childbirth classes you'll meet and get to network with local birthing famil(ies.) Networking is HUGE in birth work, and this is a great way to get started. Plus, new for 2020 - A special Mentorship Package!

Weekend Schedule:

  • Saturday, Mar 28, 9am-5pm - Birth Arts International Doula Training, Day 1

  • Sunday, Mar 29, 9am-5pm - Birth Arts International Doula Training, Day 2

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About the Birth Arts International Doula Training:

During our time together you'll learn many of the skills necessary to be a compassionate, successful doula. The training will include tons of information, videos, hands-on activities, ethics, business tools, and SO much more.

Our workshops are designed not only for aspiring and seasoned doulas and nurses, but for anyone else who would like to learn more about birth in general, and helping birthing people during pregnancy, labor, and immediate postpartum.

Cindy truly cares about birthing families, evidence based care, and her students- and this is evident in her workshops. She is earthy, genuine, and has a sense of humor, making workshops with her gentle and dynamic. You'll spend the weekend with other amazing birthkeepers, and learn not just about being a birth doula, but about yourself.

*Our website contains much more information about being a doula, this training, the Savvy Birth Pro Workshop, the trainer, and frequently asked questions. If it isn't answered here its likely answered there! Please visit: www.njdoulatraining.com

About Auditing and the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Classes:

Why do I need to audit a childbirth class?

As doulas it is extremely important to learn what our potential clients are learning (or not learning!) in local childbirth classes, so we can understand potential knowledge gaps and serve our clients as wisely as possible. We also need to know what types of local classes are available so we can give competant information when they inevitably ask us for a recommendation! This is why BAI requires all birth doulas to audit childbirth classes. This class meets the requiremtent for attending an out of hospital/independent childbirth class as a student doula.

Why should I choose to audit the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Classes with Cindy?

This is a truly unique opportunity to audit in-demand hybrid In-Person and Online Classes. Parents and auditors alike will experience childbirth classes that give the flexibility of online learning, but also the support of in-person connections. The first and last classes take place in-person right at Avalon Wellness Center, with the middle four meetings happening on live Zoom calls, which you will have access to. This means you only need travel to Morristown twice, as opposed to 4-12 times other fully in-person classes require. You will also have 7 weeks of access to the plethora of online material and coursework the birthing families work through, which is invaluable.

Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Classes focus on comfort, advocacy, and evidence, and the birthing students are highly encouraged to hire a doula. While there is no gurantee that students will choose you as their doula, you will be right in class with them and that often makes you quite desirable. Some of the topics we’ll cover in class include: Partner Advocacy and the Evidence on Doula Support, Evidence Based Care, Overcoming Fears and Anxieties, Comfort Measures, Stages of Labor, Communicating with Hospital Staff, Interventions, Pain Relief, Labor Rehearsal, Postpartum, Newborn Procedures, Baby Care, Breastfeeding and more.

Parents absolutely love this class and you will too! Listen to what some of the first students of the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class have had to say:

“This class is a total gamechanger for us. I’d heard negative stories…I was scared and very on edge. Then once we started taking the class, and when we learned about interventions that I was apprehensive about… It brought us together in that [my partner] understood birth more, and I understood it more. And as soon as I went into labor, we were on. We were a team.”

“I really appreciated how informative it was. I knew a lot about the biology of birth and babies, but what we learned was just very impressive. It was a really good experience—fairly chill, fairly laid-back, and not nearly as stressful and awkward as I thought it might be. All the information—I never would’ve thought there was that much information out there!”

How does auditing work?

There are limited audit spots available for each series. You will choose a series with Cindy that starts between April 2020 and April 2021. You'll sign the auditor agreement, and thats it! I'll guide you through getting access to the online class as your series approaches, and you'll be welcomed to the in-person class. This is truly the easiest way to ensure you can meet the out of hospital/independent childbirth class requirement of BAI Doula Certification.


Come for just the Birth Arts International Doula Training or add on the Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class Audit. Choose what is right for you!

Prices go up six weeks before workshop date - Feb 15, 11:30pm.

Birth Arts International Doula Training Only - $550 ($575)

  • Two-Day Birth Arts International Doula Training, light snacks, access to the BAI online student center, all certification fees to BAI, lifetime certified doula designation upon completion of all certification requirements. ($575 value)

  • Printed materials including a manual or workbook for your BAI Doula Certification Program.

  • Bonus: As an EBB Instructor I am able to give my students six months access to Evidence Based Birth® Higher Ed program, with an additional 18 modules all designed to help you become a better birth-worker. ($100 value)

Professional Package - $675 ($700)

Birth Arts International Doula Training + Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class Professional Audit Combo

Includes everything from our BAI Training Only package PLUS:

  • A Professional Auditing spot good for one Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class series with Cindy and local birthing families between April 2020 and April 2021. Auditing birth classes is part of the requirements for certifying as a BAI Doula, and this is an easy way to put you well on your path to completing that requirement.

  • Admission to the first and last in person classes of your chosen series,

  • Invitations to our four weekly zoom call with students

  • 7 weeks access to the online content.

NEW for 2020! Mentorship Package - $795 ($820)

Birth Arts International Doula Training AND Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class Professional Audit AND TWO Personalized Mentorship Zoom Calls with Cindy

Being a new doula can feel daunting. Many new doulas are excited at the prospect of attending births, but don't feel confident, dont know where to start, or are afraid of the first interview and prenatal visits. Doulas of all levels of experience also report that they wish they were more confident when difficult situations arise, and that they just wish they knew how to get more business or market their services more effectively. Not only will you get admission to the BAI Workshop AND the Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class Auditor spot, but with this package you can break through your barriers with continued mentorship with Cindy in the form of two personalized 45 minute live zoom calls. These individualized, private video chats can be used in a myriad of ways to enhance your work as a doula. Some suggestions are:

  • Mastering the Interview
  • Preparing for or debriefing your prenatal visits
  • Handling difficult doula situations
  • Debriefing a birth you attended
  • Preparing or debrifing the postpartum visit
  • Brainstorming ways to expand or improve your doula practice.
  • Marketing/advertising tips
  • Clarifying your doula business goals
  • Ideas for managing family life and your doula business
  • And many more birth/doula topics...

How does it work?

You and Cindy will schedule your Zoom calls together sometime within twelve months of the workshop (to be completed no later than Mar 29, 2021.) Cindy will send you an email about a week before each scheduled call to help you design your session. She will come prepared to guide you through your chosen topic, make suggestions, and be a kind and knowledgeable ear. Being able to have dedicated time to speak to an experienced doula, childbirth educator, doula trainer, and lactation counselor is a huge relief to many doulas. You aren't in this alone when you choose active mentorship.


Are there any prerequisites to taking the BAI workshop?

There are no prerequisites to registering for either the Birth Arts International Doula Workshop or the Savvy Birth Pro Workshop. Wherever you are in your birthwork journey, or even if you are just interested in Birth in general or supporting just one person, there is a place for you at the workshop. To prepare for the weekend together, Cindy’s students will be required to complete some modules in the Evidence Based Birth HigherEd portal, which students receive for free as a bonus to choosing Cindy as their instructor. The information you receive will be invaluable, and it will better prepare you for all we will talk about during the weekend. Register at least 2.5 weeks before the workshop to get the most time to complete these bonus modules.

Are payment plans available?

Yes. We know how saving for tuition in a short amount of time can be stressful. Financing is available through PayPal! The program is super flexible in that it makes it that you have up to six months to pay off the class interest free. If you are interested in this option of payment plan you can see if you’ll be approved at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/paypal-credit

Please contact Cindy no later than Mar 1, 2020 at cindy@treeoflifenj.com. Please note there is a $25 fee on all payment plans to offset PayPal fees.

Are there discounts for current BAI Birth Doula students?

Yes. I'm happy to offer a discount to all current, verifiable Birth Arts International Birth Doula Students. Please contact Cindy no later than Mar 1, 2020 to be verified and receive your discount code. Email - cindy@treeoflifenj.com.

What is your refund policy?

Refund policy: Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another student, or upon availaility to Tree of Life Wellness Service, LLC's workshops or seminars taking place in 2020 in the case of an unforeseen professional commitment (birth of a client), illness, or family emergency. It is the ticket holders responsibility to contact Cindy at before the event should you need to reschedule. Any financial responsibility for the transfer of the ticket to another person is the full responsibility of the student.

The timing or location of the workshop doesn't fit with my schedule. Can I bring a workshop to a location near me?

We love traveling to put on the Birth Arts International workshops, and our host receive a substantial discount or free training. Contact our host or visit our website for more information!

How can I contact the organizer with more questions?

Email: cindy@treeoflifenj.com

Telephone: 1-908-509-1279

Important Note

Each workshop has an minimum amount of participants required. If we cannot hold the workshop due to low enrollment you can come to a different workshop with Cindy, or be refunded in full, your choice. Unless the instructor cancels the workshop all payments are non-refundable.

Please do not purchase non-refundable plane or hotel reservations until Cindy confirms that the workshop has enough participation to run. A definite determination will be made approximately three weeks before the workshop date. The best way to ensure the workshop can run is to talk it up and share it amongst your friends, family and colleagues.

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