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Annual Doula Retreat

Register Now for our 6th Annual Doula Retreat: March 15-16, 2019

Take Time to Nurture Yourself and Learn with Your Doula Sisters!


Schedule of Events:

Friday, March 15th, 2019

2:00 – 4:30 pm:  Arrival/Check-in

4:30 – 6:00 pm:  Craft

6:00 – 6:15 pm:  Icebreaker Activity led by Anjanette Robinson

6:15 – 7:30 pm:  Potluck Dinner

8:00 – 9:00 pm:  Discussion Circle led by Anjanette Robinson

10:00 – 11:00 pm:  Campfire & S’mores


Saturday, March 16th, 2019

8:00 – 9:00 am:  Breakfast


9:15 – 11:15 am:  “Broadening the Reach of Doula Care in Alabama” (panel discussion)

Moderator: Emma Bertolaet     Panelists:  Kendra Burrell, Marisa Dempsey, Leah Hayes,

ShaTaura Lewis, Robin McCormick, Melodi Stone


11:30  – 12:15 am:  Game led by Julia Perz


12:30 – 1:30 pm:  Potluck Lunch


1:30 – 2:30 pm:  Free Time for Hike, Meditation, or Conversation (Your Choice!)


2:00 – 4:00 pm:  Social Justice Panel


4:15 – 5:00 pm:  “Where Do We Go From Here?”  Open discussion on the direction(s)

and growth of doula work and doula community


5:30 pm:  Closing Ceremony led by Lindsey Mullen

Register online (below) or complete a Doula Retreat Registration Form and mail with payment.

Have a client due around the time of our retreat?  If you are called away to a birth and cannot attend, we will refund 75% of any registration fees paid. If you have to leave mid-retreat to attend a birth, we can prorate the fees paid and issue a refund.

Cost: $50 for BirthWell Partners Volunteer Doulas/$75 Non-Volunteers

We always try to keep the cost as low as possible, however, if the cost of the retreat is still a barrier, please let us know so we can find a way to make it possible for you to join us!

Location:  Kanawahala Program Center (KPC), 831 Girl Scout Road, Chelsea, AL 35043








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  1. Michelle


    I will be attending the whole workshop and I have extra yoga mats, props, etc.

    1. Dalia

      thanks Michelle!

  2. Brandy Hughes

    Hello Everyone I am looking forward to spending time with my fellow Doulas and teaching you how to have fun while getting fit with a hula hoop! I will have plenty to share see you in 2 weeks!!~Brandy

  3. Debbie

    I would like info in registration please. Where exactly is this location. Thanks

  4. Lisa Horstkamp

    Are ya’ll going to try get L- CERP approval for Dr. Johnson’s presentation?

    1. Dalia

      hi Lisa. He spoke at our retreat in 2015. And we did have L-CERPS.
      He is not speaking at the 2016 conference.

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