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Costa Rica, Full Spectrum Doula Training (January 19-25, 2020)

January 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - January 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm CST


Join Director, Shaunacy King, for a week long immersion and retreat in Costa Rica!

Dates:  January 19th to January 25th, 2020
Location:  Playa Negra, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica (hosted by Shaunacy)
Time:  Training to become a full spectrum birth worker a.k.a doula (fertility, labour, postpartum and loss)!  Training will take place each day, and will include team building and scheduled excursions or group experiences.

Program details:
Day 1: Welcome and team building exercise, Intro to birth work
Day 2: Fertility and labour doula support
Day 3: Comfort for labour and birth techniques
Day 4: Labour and postpartum work in your community
Day 5: Postpartum work continued
Day 6: Loss and support work
Day 7: Closing and activity/ excursion

In her work as a career doula and community educator Shaunacy has supported thousands of families through the most humbling and memorable moments in life.  She now wishes to share her wisdom with you as a DTC member!
This training will be built on the foundations of doula support that Shaunacy has learned as a practicing doula in countries around the world.   It will include the opportunity to sit with other support persons from an international community, and to be in the presence of those who wish to give back.

Upon completing this week-long immersion program registrants will be considered trained doulas in the scope of fertility, labour, postpartum and loss support.  They will complete their practicum hours upon returning home to become fully certified under DTC.

Practicum hours:  Support of families in the registrants own community must be completed and evaluations by each client submitted on the registrants behalf.
Labour Support – 3 persons
Postpartum Support – 3 person (can be the same as labour, must be at least 8 hours each)
Fertility Support – 2 persons
Loss Support – 3 community based projects in preparation for supporting in loss

Registration Cost:  
A registration cost of $1950 CAD (plus applicable tax) per a registrant is required to attend the full 7 days of training and retreat in Costa Rica.
Cost includes: All training days and materials, food and lodging (7 days total), transportation to/from Liberia airport, membership to DTC, mentorship from Shaunacy, participation in all planned activities/ excursions.

Cost does not include: 
Return airfare to/ from Costa Rica (details about the specific date to book incoming flight will be sent after registration).
Costs do not include additional days in Costa Rica the participant may wish to plan before or after the scheduled training/ retreat dates.

For further information please email:

*A minimum of 4 persons must register for training to take place.  Final deadline for registration is November 30th, 2019.  If the event does not run due to low registration a full refund will be provided by December 31st, 2019.  Please do not book flights before contacting DTC for details of arrival dates.  We recommend adding cancellation insurance in case the event cannot move forward.


January 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am CST
January 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm CST
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