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

January 2022 Institute Webinar

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Start the New Year 2022 off by winning a week-long trip to Guatemala*
June 22-29, 2022

The June 2022 Guatemala trip is the first (of many) Institute-led international study/humanitarian trips. In 2023, we will take a group to Ireland. In 2024, we will go to Kenya. Whether in Guatemala, Ireland, or Kenya, the goal is to learn about the cultural practices specific to that region relating to birth & death. Social justice service projects are an integral part of Institute-led international study/humanitarian trips.

We have room for 25 participants to join us in Guatemala this June.
One space is open to the winner of this raffle.

By purchasing a $100 Holiday Gift Certificate between now and December 31st as part of the Holiday Gift & Guatemala Trip Raffle, your name is automatically entered into the drawing. The winner will be announced on January 1st, 2022.

It could be you!

*Valued at $2199 USD, covering all food/lodging and travel/study experiences in Guatemala. The winning participant will need to cover her/his/their airfare to and from Guatemala. Learn more about the Institute trip here.

Purchase your Holiday Gift Certificate today!


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.


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