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.

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.


Over $2000 worth of valued items/courses are being raffled this month. Do you want to have Amy help you set up a fundraiser for your organization? Do you want to share Institute membership with loved ones? Would you like to set up a semi-private class (for up to 15 family/friends) with Amy?

Check out the June Raffle!
Tickets are $30.
The five winners will be announced on Wednesday June 17th.
Learn more



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

May we all be safe and healthy as we find sanctuary-at-home and nourish our spiritual/mindfulness practices.



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

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June Institute Webinar
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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