Below are testimonials from many of our amazing students at the Doula School. We love getting feedback as doulas launch their new career as a birth worker.
What a fantastic weekend!!! Stephanie is an amazing facilitator. She is so welcoming and sincere in her teaching. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and open to sharing appropriate experiences and stories. Her pace was on point, I enjoyed the variety of activities which encompassed the many learning styles. I love how she encouraged us as part of her parting words to “Go out and Doula”
It was a weekend well spent. The group was wonderful, we got to meet and connect with such beautiful beings. This course literally changed my life in one weekend. I am very excited in moving forward with certification, continued education and most importantly Doula.ing!
Love and Light,
I took my training with Stefanie in 2011 and since then have welcomed 20+ babies into this world ?? I love being a doula and Stefanie’s training workshop set me out on the path that I’m on now. When I did my training I decided to attend Stefanie’s particular workshop because of the doula business she had built for herself at Discover Birth. I had the choice of attending workshops led by other trainers that were much closer to me… but I was embarking on a new career path and wanted to learn from someone who had experience creating a successful livelihood out of something so special. I am very happy I made that choice, and I am ecstatic that Stefanie now does her training from my studio, creating opportunities for other women looking to embark on new paths.
– Jamie, Founder of Toronto Yoga Mamas
I just wanted to send a quick note and thank you both again for the workshop. I am still surprised by how ready I feel to be a doula! This path was something I had thought about for over a year and I was never fully confident in my decision until meeting the two of you and the rest of our group, feeling the support of everyone’s positive energy and gaining all the knowledge you both had to share! Stefanie, I wanted to say that the lecture you gave on how to start your own doula business was extremely helpful and eye opening. Not only were you able to give us applicable, real-life information on billing, contracts and networking, but you instilled a confidence in me that I can be responsible for my own income and make what I’m passionate about a sustaining business. Nicole, your warm spirit and anecdotes really opened up the group and your ability to take doula work to so many corners of the earth and different settings allowed me to see that training to be a doula doesn’t always mean one path, but rather, opens many doors and options that I’m excited to explore. You both are an inspiration and I’m so glad I got to learn from you and hope to stay in touch. Thanks again.
I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your methods of teaching. You approached the course catering to all styles of learners. I also appreciated the stories you shared and practicality of content. It was a blessing to partake in the course and learn from someone who isn’t just a granola cruncher but also a business professional!
Thank you so much for such an amazing weekend. Your wisdom, authenticity and attentiveness has led to such security and openness in our learning environment. I am coming from this weekend feeling so affirmed and inspired. Thank you for being such a force and great leader.
“The workshop was informative, well organized and current. Stefanie took the time to make the workshop fun and interactive. The homework was great for bringing awareness to the perspectives that differ between cultures, religion and communities. Learning about the variety of complications was an important component of birth doula care I had not considered but now I feel prepared to talk about these things.”
– Recent Graduate
“I’m so grateful for the diversity of our course. Hearing different perspectives and share with people all over the world was amazing”
– Charlotte, Scotland
This program was such a positive and invigorating experience, and I am so grateful to have been able to attend. I had also signed up for your Business course as part of the certification requirement and look forward to delving into that content.
I truly appreciated your teaching expertise and how you were able to cover so much content; I hope to remain in touch! Take very good care.
Kathrin, I just wanted to say thank you. I took your postpartum doula training through Doula School in Toronto back in February and it was life changing.
I decided to quit my corporate job in May. I took the summer off to be with my children, and today I had my first consultation as a postpartum doula! Ahhh! And I’m happy to say that it was a success – I have my first booking for later this month.
Thank you for everything you put into the training. Your passion and enthusiasm was contagious. You asked us how we felt one morning and I responded “I did not dread waking up this morning”. That was the beginning if the change in me.
Since I made the decision to be a postpartum doula I have not woken up once with a feeling of dread. So much has improved – my mental well being, my relationships, and this summer was filled with ups and downs but just being with my kids full time was amazing. Truly the best summer!
I am so proud of myself for making changes and so thankful for your course and also that you were my teacher!
Wishing you all the best and one last THANK YOU from my whole family!
“I took this class to become a prenatal yoga teacher, but I’m inspired to do so much more as a birth worker. I feel a desire inside me that was probably there but I didn’t realize, to continue this work”
– Christina, Germany
Having already accessed Stefanie’s relevant websites, resources, and videos, I was already aware of her proficiency in the industry and her engaging style. Despite this, my expectations were exceeded and I leave this course with a full heart and profound excitement towards Doula work. I look forward to seeing where our paths may cross again in the future and will be recommending her training to all fresh faces looking for the best start to their journey as a Doula.