Doula Workshops
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Please find the dates for our workshops below and scroll down to Register and Pay.  We look forward to seeing you!


Birth Doula Workshop

*New Hybrid Format = 2 days virtual and 1 day in person

The training consists of three days spanning two consecutive weekends:

  1. The first Saturday is the Introduction to Childbirth portion which is required to participate in the remaining doula training part of the workshop and also required for DONA certification*. We also have a soft start to the doula workshop covering some basic topics.

The Doula Training commences the following Saturday and Sunday.

  1. Saturday of the doula training is virtual as we cover the ethical and business side of being a doula.
  2. Sunday is live and in person and hands on! Learning the art and craft that doulas excel in and are so passionate about, tried and true tricks of the trade and comfort measures 101.

Your registration fee includes BOTH parts of the training, Introduction to Childbirth and the Doula Training.

*You are required to take the Introduction to Childbirth portion unless you are a midwife, a practicing labor and delivery nurse or a certified childbirth educator. You must contact Felicia at to get prior approval to bypass this requirement and take only the doula training portion of the weekend.

Taking this DONA approved Birth Doula Workshop is the first step to national certification from DONA International. For a detailed description of the rest of the certification steps follow this link: Birth Doula Certification

Required reading for this course:

The Birth Partner, 5th edition
by Penny Simkin


New in 2022 and moving forward:

  • ALL workshops will be 3 days spanning two consecutive weekends
  • 2 Saturdays and 1 Sunday presented live and in person in SF’s Excelsior District
  • There is no option to do all 3 days virtually unless that workshop is listed as a virtual workshop
  • Please contact Felicia at prior to registering to be approved for registration.
  • The in person class will be held at Community Well in SF’s Excelsior district conveniently located near MUNI bus stops and the Balboa BART station. To learn more about CommunityWell click here

** In order to ensure everyone’s safety, we are requiring that you provide proof of COVID vaccination. If you cannot provide this proof, you will need to take a same-day COVID test which Felicia will have on site for $10 on the day of the in-person class.


Hybrid format
January 15 virtual (Introduction to Childbirth)
January 22 virtual (Doula Training)
January 23 in person VIRTUAL* (Doula Training)
*In an abundance of caution for COVID, this day has been moved to virtual

May 7 virtual (Introduction to Childbirth)
May 14 virtual (Doula Training)
May 15 in person (Doula Training)

August 20 virtual (Introduction to Childbirth)
August 27 virtual (Doula Training)
August 28 in person (Doula Training)

Virtual format only
October 29 virtual (Introduction to Childbirth)
November 5 & 6 virtual (Doula Training)

Introduction to Childbirth portion (first weekend): Saturday, 8am to 6pm
Doula Training portion (second weekend): Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 6 pm

Virtually from Alameda, CA
In person – San Francisco’s Excelsior District


** Please contact Felicia BEFORE registering for any future doula training.

May 23-24
** Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be some changes to the May wokshop:

  • May workshop will be virtual
  • Please contact Felicia prior to registering to determine if space is available and virtual training considerations
  • The virtual May workshop will be split across two weekends, unlike in-person training weekends.  So, the Introduction to Childbirth portion will be on Friday, May 16th and the Doula Training will be on Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24th.

August 28-30
October 23-25

Introduction to Childbirth portion: Friday, 12pm to 7:30pm
Doula Training portion: Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 6 pm

Alameda, CA 94501
(address will be included with registration confirmation)

**Alameda location is 1/2 mile from beach and 2 blocks from restaurants, shops, etc. Plenty of residential street parking with no restrictions**