Our POC ONLY DOULA TRAINING’s have expanded to a three part program to ensure that participants are equip with an abundance of information, skills and resources to support someone professionally as a birth, loss, abortion and postpartum doula. The objective is for each person to walk away feeling empowered and ready to move forward within their journey as a doula! The program includes the following

ONLINE POC ONLY DOULA TRAINING

A 12 week online class were we will build a solid foundation regarding full spectrum birth work. This includes the art of holding space, navigating the sensations of birth, newborn and immediate postpartum support.

This training includes

  • Sumi’s Touch Doula Manual : Part 1

  • Free subscription to Sumi’s Touch Doula Mentorship Program

  • Weekly Study Group Wednesdays

  • Weekly Zoom Meeting with Sumi 

  • 5 - 7 hours of weekly course material

  • Private @sumissays IG 

Register Here
Sept 1st - Dec 1st 2019 Online POC ONLY DOULA TRAINING $750
(Alumni Price) Sept 1st - Dec 1st 2019 Online POC ONLY DOULA TRAINING $450
Feb - May 2020 Online POC ONLY DOULA TRAINING $750
(Alumni Price) Feb - May 2020 Online POC ONLY DOULA TRAINING $450

2 DAY IN PERSON HANDS ON TRAINING

Within the in person training we will be applying the knowledge gained and build upon it. This course is a skills based training that covers community standards and evidence based practices. In addition, we will use a POC centered social justice lenses, cover traditional modalities, and learn basic business skills.

This Training includes

  • Birth Worker Community Meet & Greet

  • Sumi’s Touch Doula Manual Part 2 / 300+ Page Manual

  • Private @sumissays IG 

  • Free subscription to Sumi’s Touch Doula Mentorship program

  • 20 Hours of Hands On Training; embracing the apprentice model of learning through doing

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Dec 6th - 8th IN PERSON HANDS ON TRAINING $750
May 2020 IN PERSON HANDS ON TRAINING $750

BIRTH WORKERS RETREAT

Within the Birth Workers Retreat 3 day weekend were we dive deep into self care for birth workers, hands on techniques, body work for clients, ceremony/ritual, business tips, and much more.

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Aug 2020 Birth Workers Retreat $1,350


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I believe that each person who attends this training is already a doula. As a facilitator my goal is to provide the tools to equip each participant to practice as a professional doula. This course is truly one that transforms each participant from a lay person to a practitioner. Holding space for people as a doula is very ancient and I hope to activate the dormant memory of this sacred work in each participants DNA. 
— Sumayyah Franklin

Sumi’s training is so important especially for people of color who need this information to create and sustain our own communities starting with birth. Our ancestors have passed down the knowledge of the cycle of birth since forever, and it is our duty to continue passing down this service for and by our communities to ensure our healthy and peaceful existence.
— Vrindavani Avila