A Home for All who Hold Space for the Sacred Thresholds of Birth, Breath, and Death

The Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death is an inspiring and nurturing professional organization dedicated to furthering the development and professional skill set of those called to hold space for mindful birthing, living, and dying.

Founded in 2015 by Amy Wright Glenn, the Institute was created to bring those drawn to the caring professions of birth and death work together with professionals dedicated to teaching mindfulness based living skills. Committed to gender, economic, and racial equity/inclusion, the Institute frequently offers BIPOC scholarships and no-interest payment plans. We lift up the voices of female leaders in particular as this is a woman-led organization, proudly.

The Institute is a pioneering force offering monthly webinars on themes relating to compassionately holding space for birth, breath, and death as well as providing quality in-person and online trainings/workshops for the heartfelt engagement with these topics.

Reflections on the film: The Social Dilemma
Open Discussion with Barak and Amy

Monday, September 21st

*Please see the film before joining + All are welcome

Zoom Meeting ID: 831 0280 1065
Passcode: 296606

What is the impact of social media on our lives, work, and family?
What action steps can/will you take as a result of seeing the film “The Social Dilemma”? 

Quotes from the film:

“We are the product. Our attention is the product being sold to advertisers.”
“Social media isn’t a tool that is just waiting to be used. It has its own goals and it has its own means of pursuing them.”
“We want to psychologically figure out how to manipulate you as fast as possible.”



October Institute Webinar
Webinars open to Members ~ Join now


Holding Space + Covid-19 Circle of Care
Webinars open to all ~ Donations Welcome 




Institute founder, Amy Wright Glenn ~ and her son Taber ~ invite you to join them meditation.

May we all be safe and healthy as we safely navigate work, parenting, life in the age of Covid-19.
May we always continue to nourish our spiritual/mindfulness practices.


Today, wise and creative cultural pioneers lead a burgeoning movement in applying key elements of the birth doula model to train people to companion each other in death. Given that our experience of death has become so institutionalized and medicalized, applying the doula model of care to death and dying represents a sane and needed grounding in the wisdom of compassion, companioning and proven comfort measures.

~Amy Wright Glenn, writing for PhillyVoice

Institute founder Amy Wright Glenn teaching
at the International Death Doula Training in Maui, Hawaii ~ Spring 2019