Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss Teacher Training

Beginning January 2022


The January 2022 Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss Teacher Training is taught by Amy Wright Glenn and features guest teacher Naima Beckles. This teacher training will equip individuals with both the knowledge needed to teach, and the skillful means of crafting,  transformative 5-hour online or in-person Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss trainings.


Tuition is $1200 USD

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*Institute Members pay $1000

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The entire Teacher Training is online.

All participants can set up interest-free payment plans.
Scholarships available.

Participants meet every Friday evening from 6-8pm EST beginning Friday, January 28th and ending Friday, March 18th. One need not join live to participate in the training. Recordings will be made available to all teachers-in-training.


Who should apply?

Individuals who:

  • Are familiar with, and deeply resonate with, insights/reflections shared in Institute teachings/courses
  • Have graduated from either the Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training and/or the Advanced Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training
  • Feel called to the work of bringing more compassion and mindfulness to pregnancy and infant loss & have a background personally and/or professionally that inspires and informs
  • Have a background in teaching and/or public speaking — communicates effectively and can effectively facilitate group discussions on difficult topics
  • Looking to partner with an innovative and creative organization to bring quality in-person workshops/trainings to their communities (or travel to share with our larger national/international community)

The Teacher Training is three months long and includes:

*20-hours of partner/group and webinar work presented live and online ~ spaced over January, February, and March 2021 ~ recordings of webinars are made available to participants. This includes 3-hours with guest teacher Naima Beckles.

*20-hours of independent study including reading, writing, and practice teaching

*1 Holding Space Consultation ~ offered at any point in the training strengthen support and connection through the process

*Individuals graduate with a 41-hour certificate of completion formally certifying them to teach 5-hour online or in-person trainings with the support of the Institute ~ inspiring lives, easing suffering, and supplementing their income along the way.

*There is no yearly fee to stay accredited as an Institute Teacher and Institute Teachers aren’t required to pay back any portion of their earnings to the Institute. All Institute Teachers are featured on the respective Institute webpage. If Institute Teachers would like their courses lifted up on the Institute’s Facebook page and email newsletter, there is an annual fee for that specific marketing support.


Three books are central to the Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss Teacher Training:

Holding Space ~ on Loving, Dying, and Letting Go by Amy Wright Glenn

Ghostbelly by Elizabeth Heineman ~ available on Kindle or Audiobook

What God is Honored Here? by Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang










Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss is the finest continuing education class I have ever taken. I learned so much about the topic, about myself, and my story as the mother of an infant who died at nine-days-old.  Amy has a lovely manner of teaching. She is able to gently approach a very tough topic and make it so palatable.  I can truly say I think I now know how to hold space in a way that I never knew before. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
~ Linda Reilly Blue, birth doula, Connecticut

This training has been one of the best investments I’ve made – in both my paid work and my personal growth. I feel empowered and ready to work with families facing pregnancy and infant loss and also many other unexpected outcomes. I will be recommending this course widely to anyone who works with birthing families.
~ Anna Baker, postpartum doula, Canada

I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have taken Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss. This is a difficult subject to engage, perhaps especially in an online format, but the level of warmth, compassion, community facilitation, and personal attention that Amy brought to this training was absolutely phenomenal.
~ Claire Wilson, birth doula, Oregon

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Naima Beckles holds an MA from Loyola Marymount University and taught middle and high school students in Los Angeles, DC, and New York City. Naima is an educator, doula and founding director of For Your Birth – an intentionally diverse doula agency. Soon after the birth of her first child, she chose the work of supporting expectant parents and earned certifications from Lamaze and DONA.  While training with Amy Glenn Wright in a pregnancy loss course, the desire to hold space for life’s big losses, including death, was sparked.  As a teacher, doula, and mother; Naima lovingly stands alongside individuals navigating difficulties and triumphs. Naima offers private consultations with individuals who are experiencing any kind of loss during this confusing and difficult time. Learn more.