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DOULA SCHOOL International

We offer internationally accredited educational programs that equip birthworkers with tools to offer effective support throughout all stages of pregnancy and beyond.

Doula School International

We offer internationally accredited educational programs that equip birthworkers with tools to offer effective support throughout all stages of pregnancy and beyond.

Our Offerings

Doula Training

Support the birth and postpartum journey and become a certified Doula. In-person & online, plus available in a self-paced format.

Yoga Teacher Trainings

We offer in person, online and self-paced prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher trainings. Enhance your doula skills with our Yoga Alliance certified programs.

Continuing Education

Advance your career in birthwork with our courses to deepen your knowledge and expand your offerings including topics such as Business, Trauma-Informed Care, Fertility & Loss and More!

Doula School International is a recognized vocational college whose progressive and reputed programs extend beyond the basics and recognize the diverse needs and experiences within pregnancy and childbirth. Our internationally accredited programs, both in-person and virtual, stand at the intersection of compassion, knowledge, and inclusivity.

About Us

Birth Work
Happens HERE!

At the heart of our mission lies a dedication to the empowerment and support of pregnant individuals through transformative and culturally congruent education. Our approach is deeply rooted in intersectionality and trauma-informed practices.  In a world where the nurturing of new life is of paramount importance, at Doula School International we stand as advocates for the profound impact of birth workers. We equip our doulas with not just tools but with a holistic understanding, enabling them to guide, empower, and uplift pregnant individuals throughout their journeys.

Our commitment extends beyond mere education; it’s a collaborative commitment to co-create a reality where every birth is honored, respected, and supported. We strive to foster a community where the value of each birth is recognized and celebrated, contributing to a world where empowerment and support during pregnancy and labor are accessible to all.

Our Doula Training Framework

Training and Specialization

Learn about the elements of care and how we use them to support families through the transformational role of Doulas.

Certification and Experience

Get step by step support throughout your certification journey to become a Doula School International Certified Doula.

Business
Building

Fast track your birth business. From marketing, to technology, we teach doulas how to run a successful business

Why Study With
Doula School International?

Internationally recognized training
Learn from the best
Get hands-on business knowledge

What Sets Us Apart: 
  • Learn from the best. We’ve been at this since 2001, so we know our stuff. We’re pioneers in the field with a long history of offering quality training.
  • You won’t get lost in the crowd. We offer personalized support, including small group mentoring and continuous feedback to ensure your success.
  • Get hands-on business knowledge. Mentorship is at the foundation of our approach. We offer exclusive events and growth opportunities for our students and alumni.
  • Internationally Recognized Training. With over 5,500 graduates globally, we continue to make a significant impact in the world of reproductive support.
  • Join a global movement. We champion for our alumni and birthing clients by working directly in our communities. Our doula school is relevant and making change in birth through our agencies and hospital programs.

What our students are saying

Helena McMann
Helena McMannDoula
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I left feeling ready to take on Birth World! I’ve been a doula now for over 10 years, so when I took my training with Stefanie (WAY back then) it was an incredible experience. Now imagine, 10 years later and 1000’s of attendees later…imagine the type of trainer Stefanie is now. The maturity, the passion and the knowledge that comes along with learning right along side of you. Stefanie is the real deal – she gets it. You want to be a doula? Train with someone that will inspire you, not just teach you. Give Doula School a call.
Marianne
MarianneDoula Student
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I have attended a number of Doula School’s courses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, both in person and virtually. It has been an awesome privilege to be able to learn from Stefanie. She is an incredible facilitator — a wealth of knowledge from years of experience and truly emanates passion for this important work, you cannot help but feel inspired. I continue to seek out continuing education opportunities through Doula School because I know that the content is up-to-date and will be presented thoughtfully in an accessible way. Through the Birth Doula Workshop and Business School for Doulas, I have gained valuable and practical insight with the tools to go forth and DOULA.
Zoë Evans
Zoë EvansPYTT Student
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My experience with the yoga program was the journey of a lifetime. The leadership course was challenging, but those difficulties brought me to new places that I was not aware I could reach. The structure of the course was genuine and unique and Julia’s passion for the environment was contagious. I left feeling more confident in my choices and absolutely motivated to pursue environmental activism.

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Katarina
KatarinaDoula Student
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Thank you so much for such an amazing weekend. Your wisdom, authenticity and attentiveness has led to such security and openness in our learning environment. I am coming from this weekend feeling so affirmed and inspired. Thank you for being such a force and great leader.
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Inspiring Retreat Locations

Discover the breathtaking locations that await you on our yoga and doula retreats. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, the jungles of Costa Rica, and the picturesque California coast as you begin or expand your career.

 

With our many unique locations to choose from, our yoga and doula retreats offer a truly unforgettable experience. 

Playa Azul

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Teravana

California, United States

The Yoga Forest

San Marcos Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Villa Sumaya

San Marcos, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Discover the breathtaking locations that await you on our yoga and doula retreats. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, the jungles of Costa Rica, and the picturesque California coast as you begin or expand your career.

With our many unique locations to choose from, our yoga and doula retreats offer a truly unforgettable experience. 

Playa Azul

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Playa Azul

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

California, United States

Teravana

California, United States

Discover the breathtaking locations that await you on our yoga and doula retreats. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, the jungles of Costa Rica, and the picturesque California coast as you begin or expand your career.

With our many unique locations to choose from, our yoga and doula retreats offer a truly unforgettable experience. 

Playa Azul

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

California, United States

The Yoga Forest

San Marcos, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

“We understand that each birth journey is unique, and it is our profound belief that every birth holds significance. Together, we endeavor to shape a world where every birth matters, ensuring that compassion and empowerment prevail in the beautiful journey of bringing new life into this world.” -Stefanie & Julia

Julia Forest

Founder of our sister school Awakened Spirit Yoga

Upcoming courses

Talk with us

The world needs more doulas. If you feel a calling toward a career in birth work, a doula role is a great place to start. If you would like more information about our birthwork programs, we would be honored to connect with you. Request a call to chat with our team at your convenience over the phone, WhatsApp, or Zoom.

Discover our courses

Birth and Postpartum doula training

Featured course

Birth & Postpartum Doula Program

Launch your career as a birth AND postpartum doula from our renowned trainers. 

Connect to that voice inside whispering for you to provide support to others. Awaken your potential and inspire change in yourself and community.

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Latest blog posts

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This is our third and final post as part of our series on Doula Income. Today we are tying together all of the

It’s amazing how many of our students here at Doula School had an office job prior to starting birth work. While some

Our facilitators

Julia is an international yoga teacher, birth doula, women’s health advocate, and closet artist who is passionate about health, environmentalism and empowered birth. She is co-creator of the Sacred Birth Yoga & Doula Training, is founding director of Awakened Spirit Yoga and co-founder of the Wellkind Foundation.

 

Stefanie’s doula experience spands 2 decades. Named SME Canada Business Woman of the Year 2022, she has dedicated her life to improving birth outcomes for families. She has launchede innovative programs to increase access to doula support for under-resourced families and provided countless scholarships for BIPOC and LGBTQ doulas.

Jenn has been supporting the families of Winnipeg as a birth doula and childbirth educator since 2002. Jenn is passionate about passing along her knowledge to families and other doulas, knowing that she is learning just as much from them! She currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba with her wonderful husband, her four amazing kids and two drooling bulldogs.

Keira Grant brings a wealth of experience to the as one of our EDI leads. She is a Queer, Black woman with a twenty-year track record in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) education, projects, and community building initiatives. Keira helps to shape the organization through alumni support, curriculum review and resources and policy advice. 

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