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“Standing with an open heart in the presence of birth is very much like standing with an open heart in the presence of death.”  

— Amy Wright Glenn in Doula for the Dying via PhillyVoice


The Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death is an inspiring and nurturing professional organization dedicated to furthering the development of all birth and end-of-life care professionals with a specific emphasis on supporting those trained in holding space for both birthing, mindful living, and dying.

Institute members constitute a supportive community nurturing the personal and professional development of veteran and novice birth/end-of-life care doulas, midwives, hospice workers, yoga/meditation teachers, and chaplains. The Institute aids members in making important theoretical links regarding the mindful and compassionate care of the birthing and dying through the following membership benefits.

Membership entails:

*bi-monthly email newsletters specifically crafted to highlight a chosen monthly theme.

*Invitation to a live, hour-long webinar focusing on the monthly theme. These webinars are held on the last Tuesday of each month 6-7pm EST.

*Fifty percent off of all Institute workshops/trainings.

*Twenty-five percent off of the Birthing Mama® Prenatal Yoga and Wellness 30-hour online Birth Professional Workshop taught by Amy Wright Glenn and offered twice a year.

* Twenty percent off of all International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA) end-of-life doula trainings, currently priced at $600. The Institute co-sponsors three INELDA trainings a year. Locations and dates for the co-sponsored 2016 trainings follow:

Pompano Beach, FL — February 19-21

San Francisco, CA  — June 24-26

Salt Lake City, UT — November 4-6

*Invitation to a member-only FB group.

*Complimentary copy of Birth, Breath, and Death– Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula.

*Fifty percent off of a single hour-long Skype consultation with Amy Wright Glenn relating to vocational discernment, reflection, spiritual counseling, or beginning/nurturing a meditation practice.

Sign up today.

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