Holistic Medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person--body, mind, spirit and emotions --in the quest for optimal health and wellness

Doula (Doo-la) is non-medical professional that coaches families through pregnancy, birth and postpartum.


In 2013,  I completed the Holistic Doula Certificate Program at Pacific Rim College in Victoria B.C. Our training consisted of classes designed specifically for Holistic Doulas and was taught by professionals practicing in their respective field. 

Holistic Doula Certificate Courses

  • Acupressure for Doulas            
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Doulas
  • Ayurvedic Marma Therapy    
  • Business Skills for Doulas
  • Doula Practicum                      
  • Doula Research and Presentation
  • Doula Training and Ethics        
  • Holistic Nutrition for Doulas
  • Family Support for Doulas        
  • Herbal Medicine for Doulas
  • Midwifery and Health Care Providers    
  • Tai Chi for Doulas
  • Thai Massage for Doulas            
  • Yoga Therapy for Doulas

In addition to the Holistic Doula training, we received over 45 hours of comprehensive Prenatal, Birth and Postpartum Doula training from Michelle MacLean, thedivinechild.ca, a doula who practises in the Vancouver community. Michelle has provided her services for over 950 births.

Other Workshops/Training

Breastfeeding Support ~ Mothering Touch

When Survivors Give Birth - Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women ~ Penny Simpkin

Postpartum Support ~ Mothering Touch