CROSSING THE THRESHOLD™

our signature live retreat

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CROSSING THE THRESHOLD™

our signature live retreat

fill your cup

reduce burnout

look within

Have you put your own needs on the back burner?

Do you dream of a less judgmental, less outcome-focused approach to birth?

Do you feel disconnected from your passion for birth work?

Crossing the Threshold, an unforgettable weekend retreat, will inspire your practice as you nourish yourself with ceremony, connection, and self-inquiry.

In Crossing the Threshold you will:

Inquire

within and unearth insights and self-compassion.

Connect

with yourself, a supportive community, and your work with parents.

Replenish

your excitement and creativity in your personal and professional life.

Expand

your mind and heart with new ideas and perspectives about birth.

Step into a new and inspiring approach to modern birth.

Birthing From Within recognizes that birth work can be challenging, draining, and even frustrating. There may be a gap between why you chose this field, your passion for birth, and the reality of birth in our culture. Our remedy is Crossing the Threshold, a two-and-a-half day retreat where you’ll be guided in self-reflection, art, mindfulness, and ritual, and where you will hear a Great Story. You will emerge refreshed, inspired, and nourished.

Crossing the Threshold is for aspiring and experienced birth professionals who want to explore new perspectives and gain fresh insights about birth and their role as birth workers. Whether you’re an OB/GYN, midwife, nurse, doula, IBCLC, therapist, yoga teacher, parent support group leader, or massage therapist, this workshop will give you the compassionate salve that you need to reignite your love for birth work.

Crossing the Threshold is Birthing From Within's premiere live retreat. It can be taken as a stand-alone enriching, nourishing, burnout-busting retreat, or as an element of Birthing From Within's Childbirth Educator and Doula Certification program, Birth as a Heroic Journey™.

Following the retreat, you will be enrolled in a four-module online course, Heart of Mentoring, where you will learn several of Birthing From Within’s most prized mentoring skills and process so that you can begin to bring this new perspective to the parents in your practice.

"Thresholds are universal, architectural symbols of transitions and transcendence. They also represent the separation of two worlds: the known and the unknown, the mundane and the sacred…. Standing before a threshold, you stand in the liminal, in-between place. You are between conditioned-knowing and soul-knowing. You are between clinging to the security of known comforts and stepping onto the swinging bridge over a chasm of fire that leads you to self-love."

Early bird registration $497, regular cost $597.

Save $197 when you bundle with our Birth as a Heroic Journey™ certification program!

It's your turn to receive.

  • 1 Find your training city and date, and register!
  • 2 Cross the Threshold and be forever changed.
  • 3 Return to your community inspired.

"I was not sure what to expect going into the training, but what I experienced over those two-and-a-half days was nothing short of transformational. The deep soul-searching, insightful self knowledge and release of long-held birth trauma will be with me for the rest of my life. I know that what I experienced and learned during my training will be the backbone of my doula work and I look forward to helping families on their journey of childbirth using Birthing From Within’s philosophies and methods.”

Jen

Crossing the Threshold was a magical weekend. I was able to address in a deeper way some professional blocks I had and had been working on for a while. It inspired me and reminded me to be myself and not to be afraid anymore of showing my true light. It encouraged me to have an open heart and not only do things from my head. All this coming from the insight I gained by going within myself. It was just what my soul needed. Thank you!!!”

Sharon

SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

Crossing the Threshold is a two-and-a-half day in-person retreat, followed by the four-module online course, Heart of Mentoring. The cost of these two courses together is $597. We offer Early Bird specials and two, three, and four-month payment plan options. Scholarships are available for BIPOC.

Since Crossing the Threshold is an element of the Childbirth Educator and Doula certification programs, you can save money by registering for both programs together as a bundle. The cost of a bundle of Crossing the Threshold and the Birth as a Heroic Journey certification course is $1197 - saving you $197!

What's your first step?

  • Are you looking for a refreshing weekend retreat that will immerse you in the Birthing From Within philosophy? Register for a Crossing the Threshold retreat.
  • Are you looking to jump right into training as a doula or childbirth educator? Register for Birth as a Heroic Journey.
  • Are you wanting to train and get certified as a doula or childbirth educator and save money? Register for a bundle of a Crossing the Threshold retreat and Birth as a Heroic Journey.

JANUARY - JUNE 2020

APRIL 10-12 Santa Fe, NM, with Carrie Kenner >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

APRIL 24-26 Pittsburgh, PA, with Christy Cozby >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

MAY 1-3, Tulsa, OK, with Koyuki Smith >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

MAY 15-17, Winnipeg, MB, with Christine D'Esposito >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

*These workshops will be rescheduled due to COVID-19. Please use this form to receive updates on workshop dates for these cities.

JULY - DECEMBER 2020

JULY 10-12 Burlington, VT, with Carrie Kenner >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

JULY 17-19 Maryland/DC for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with Deidre Coutsoumpos >> REGISTER or BUNDLE Learn more about Crossing the Threshold for BIPOC

JULY 24-26 Toronto, ON, with Christy Cozby >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

AUGUST 21-23 Bozeman, MT, with Christine D'Esposito >> REGISTER  or BUNDLE

AUGUST 21-23 Anchorage, AK, with Carrie Kenner >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

SEPTEMBER 11-13 Gulfport, MS, with Carrie Kenner >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

SEPTEMBER 11-13 San Diego, CA, with Nikki Shaheed >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

SEPTEMBER 18-20 Milwaukee, WI, with Erika Primozich >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

OCTOBER 9-11 Denver, CO, with Erika Primozich >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

OCTOBER 9-11 Asheville, NC, with Christine  D'Esposito >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

OCTOBER 9-11 Manchester, NH, with Christy Cozby >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

OCTOBER 23-25 San Antonio, TX, with Nikki Shaheed >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

NOVEMBER 6-8 Riverside, CA, for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with Deidre Coutsoumpos >> REGISTER or BUNDLE Learn more about Crossing the Threshold for BIPOC

NOVEMBER 13-15 Columbus, OH, with Koyuki Smith >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

NOVEMBER 20-22, 2020 Reno, NV, with Carrie Kenner >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

DECEMBER 4-6, 2020 San Francisco, CA, with Christine D'Esposito >> REGISTER or BUNDLE

DECEMBER 11-13, 2020 Seattle, WA, with Carrie Kenner >> REGISTER or BUNDLE