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Registration is limited and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Last-minute registrations will be accepted if space permits. Simply select the training(s) you want and make your payment through our secure shopping cart.


An inducement is offered for early registration for all classes. To qualify for the 10% discount, payment must be paid in full by midnight on the Early Bird Date listed. There is no discount on the Doula Business Builder Deluxe Training Package (available to birth and postpartum doulas) as it is already discounted.


Most workshops and training packages offer a payment plan option. Simply make your first payment to reserve your spot in the class. Subsequent payments will automatically re-charge to your credit card on the same date each month until paid in full.


Read more Frequently Asked Questions and answers about birth and postpartum doula training.

Read more Frequently Asked Questions about end-of-life doula training.


  • An abundance of fresh, yummy and nutritious snacks, coffee and tea throughout the day
  • Training manual—a goldmine of resources for in-class use and home study
  • Access to all pre-requisite study materials


  • Full meals. You can bring lunch with you, go out or order in. A microwave and refrigerator are available for your use as well as an outdoor back patio when the weather is nice.
  • Accommodations
  • Certification and membership fees (optional)


  • Access to doula support groups on Facebook (lots of networking, referrals, volunteer opportunities and more)
  • A free basic listing in our online Doula Directory (we send all consumer inquiries here!)
  • Occasional doula networking events
  • Monthly professional e-newsletter highlighting continuing education opportunities, cutting-edge developments in the field, resources, networking opportunities, business tips and more


Do you want to become both a birth and postpartum doula?

Invest in our Doula Business Builder Deluxe Training Package and save!

This comprehensive training package is substantially discounted and includes DONA International Birth and Postpartum Doula Workshops, all pre-requisite classes, and training in how to put it all together into a life-changing, successful doula business. Your choice of 2019 or 2020 training dates. Payment plans available.


A full refund minus a $75 cancellation fee will be provided if requested one month or more prior to the first day of the scheduled training. Once we are within one calendar month of the training start date, no refunds will be issued (e.g., October 1st for a training beginning November 1st.

Refunds on the Doula Business Builder Deluxe Package

If you purchase this package and change your mind about completing the package after attending only a portion of the trainings, your refund will equal the total amount paid minus the full cost of each component you did complete or receive access to, and the $75 cancellation fee. Please note that in cases where you registered for a class and did not provide one month notice of cancellation, you are not eligible for a refund for that portion of the package. If you are unable to complete all the trainings within the current calendar year or the year immediately following the current year (e.g., by the end of 2020), then your fees are forfeited.

Transfer/Make-Up Policy

Should you need to transfer your registration to another training date, you may do so without penalty up until one calendar month before the training start date. If notice of a need to transfer is given in less than one calendar month, we cannot guarantee you a spot in a future training but will accommodate you IF a future training is under-enrolled for a $75 transfer fee. In this case, you may receive very short notice of a make-up opportunity and should plan accordingly. Basically, you would be stepping in to fill a spot created by another participant’s last-minute cancellation. Illness, family emergencies, last-minute babysitting or transportation challenges, and so on, are not our responsibility but we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your situation. Bottom line: the more advance notice you can give us of a conflict, the more likely it is that we can fill your spot and, consequently, be flexible about the make-up.

Transfers requested under the one-month time frame will only be granted for the same type of training as the original enrollment (e.g., you cannot switch enrollment in a birth doula workshop to an end-of-life doula workshop if you are making this request within one month of the workshop start date).

Attendance Policy

In order to provide you with proof of having completed a workshop, you will need to attend the workshop in its entirety. Should you become ill or otherwise unable to complete a training you have started, the transfer/make-up policy above will apply.

Winter Storms

We will not issue refunds due to winter storms and other conditions beyond our control. I have never had to cancel a training for any reason. Please allow plenty of extra time for travel if bad weather is threatening. If extreme blizzard or ice conditions coincide with the onset of a workshop and make driving hazardous, we may delay the start time or otherwise adapt the parameters of the training. If driving conditions become hazardous in the middle of a training weekend and you are driving back and forth a fair distance each day, you are welcome to bring some portable bedding and a change of clothes and stay at the Center overnight. We have two couches and a queen-size air mattress on hand, as well as floor cushions, pillows and blankets. We cannot be held liable for airfare costs accrued due to circumstances beyond our control.


To Pay by Check

If you prefer to pay with a check, please send to:
Lifespan Doulas
722 Brooks St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

When sending in payment by check, please include the following information:

  • full name (as you would like it to appear on your certificate of attendance)
  • first name (as you would like it to appear on your nametag)
  • street address and phone number
  • email address
  • class name(s) and dates in which you are enrolling

In addition, we ask that you print out and sign our Refund Policy and send it along with your check and registration information. Once we receive your registration, we will send a confirmation receipt, access to any pre-requisite materials, and additional information about the upcoming training via email. | 722 Brooks St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103