dial a doula TRAINING



The birth process is mysterious and it is something we all experience when we are born.

A deeper understanding of the birth time enables one to live with much more aliveness and connection.

spirit moves into form and those present are witness to the miracle. Yet again a human opens her/his eyes and sees.

Spiritual Midwifery lifts the veils of illusion that hamper the realisation of the dream.

The course gives doulas a deep understanding of their calling to work with birth in a deeply intuitive way. 

Led by Shivam Rachana, principal of the international college of spiritual midwifery


July 27 - August 24 - September 21 - October 26 


the training is run over 13 weeks
9am -5pm on Saturdays


The Gestalt Centre

333 Heidelberg Road

Northcote, vic



$850 full price

$200 upfront deposit

payment plan available

the calling

Looking at the participant's connection to the birth process - articulating, re-discovering and expanding this vital inner sense.

the body systems

The known and the "unknown" - the physical and spiritual bodies. Examining experiences that demonstrate these systems. Looking at the inter-relationship between them and how this understanding aids the resolution of difficulties that can manifest during pregnancy and birth. 

altered states of consciousness

Defining these and learning about the healing available in these states. De-mystifying them and learning how to access them, a VITAL tool for the birth attendant/doula. Seeing how they are an important part of a woman's well-being during pregnancy, birth and post-partum.

left brain, right brain

How entering right brain spaces facilitates the birth process. How engaging the left brain inappropriately inhibits labour. The place of birth and the practices/rituals that aid or hinder the process. 

birth as part of the continuum

Seeing the interconnections of a woman's psycho/sexual life and its influence on birth outcomes. These rhythms of life affect all of us and our ability to respond appropriately. The honouring of these rhythms provides the impetus needed for the natural process to occur. 

with woman

We examine the forces present for the woman and her carers that aid or inhibit the birth process and the interpersonal relationships that occur in different situations. The allegiances, conscious and unconscious, that exist.

Who has the power?