What is your cancellation policy?
Cancelling 45 days prior to start date: 100% of tuition returned as a credit at the studio, minus $50 administration fee.
Winter training sessions will run regardless of weather situation. No refund for cancellations made within 45 days of the start of training. No exceptions, sorry.
What if I'm called to a birth, or am sick?
We are unable to offer make up classes or credits for missed time regardless of reason. Our trainings are always sold out and we cannot accommodate students from previous trainings who are looking to make up missed time. Thank you for understanding.
How much does it cost?
The fee for our workshop ranges from $429 to $549+HST (depending on when you sign up). This includes the DONA approved training manual and light snacks for the workshop.
How do I register?
You can register and pay online here.
How long is the workshop?
Our workshop runs over three days.
Can I bring my nursing baby?
Breaks will occur in the AM and PM for 15 minutes and about an hour over the lunch hour. You may use these times to meet with your family, to nurse a baby, etc. Quiet babies in arms (usually under 3-4 months old) are welcome to be with you during the workshop, but we ask that you excuse yourself if baby is making noise (happy or otherwise). Childcare is not provided and older babies are not permitted in order to allow for an ideal learning environment for all participants.
Are there any prerequisites or previous experience necessary to attend the workshop?
No experience necessary. The workshop is for many the first step to becoming a Doula! You will need a copy of the The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin (2013, or later). You may find it beneficial to read the following in Preparation for Workshop Attendance:
Do I have to be a DONA Member before taking the workshop?
A membership with DONA is not required to attend the workshop. You may wish to become a member before hand to gain access to DONA resources, trainings, and discounts. Find out more here.
Will I be a certified Doula after taking this workshop?
The workshop is one step in the Doula certification process with DONA. You are also not required to become certified in order to work as a doula. You will leave the workshop prepared to begin attending births as a Doula. Find out more about certification here.
I have additional questions, who can I call?
We'd love to chat with you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 416 406 0116.
"I recently completed the DONA birth doula training with Stephanie Antunes at Toronto Yoga Mamas. I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of education I received from the training. Stephanie is extremely knowledgeable and capable at relaying her wealth of information with her students. The course is condensed with valuable information for anyone who is interested in the miracle of childbirth. I feel confident and inspired to continue my path of supporting women through their birth journeys!"
- Sacha Bryce, Doula and Yoga Instructor
"A few years ago I felt a calling to support women and families in birth. I was lucky enough to attend a rare and wonderful joint training with Stefanie Antunes and Mélissa Cowl. The confidence and energy I took away from that workshop has enabled me to start my own business and successfully support my family doing something I love. It has been one of the greatest challenges I have ever faced, but Stef has made it much easier. Stefanie is such a wealth of knowledge and insight. She has been an amazing support through my journey and is always available for advice or questions. Stefanie embodies the spirit, love and soul of an doula along with the dedication and business savvy of a leading entrepreneur. I highly recommend Stefanie's training if you are considering joining the doula family."
- Allison Heaney CD(DONA), HBCE ~Origin Wellspring Doula Care~
I took my training with Stefanie in 2011 and since then have welcomed 20+ babies into this world :) I love being a doula and Stefanie's training workshop set me out on the path that I'm on now. When I did my training I decided to attend Stefanie's particular workshop because of the doula business she had built for herself at Discover Birth. I had the choice of attending workshops led by other trainers that were much closer to me... but I was embarking on a new career path and wanted to learn from someone who had experience creating a successful livliehood out of something so special. I am very happy I made that choice, and I am ecstatic that Stefanie will be offering her training workshops in Toronto with our studio creating opportunities for other women looking to embark on new paths."
- Jamie, Founder of Toronto Yoga Mamas