Doula Training

Do you dream of becoming a BIRTH DOULA?

Do you want to earn a livable wage and build a sustainable business?

Do you want to serve your local birth community of disenfranchised expectant families?

Are you ready to dig deep to learn to earn and serve?

Do you have $299-$449 USD to invest in your dream?


If you answered yes to all these, then you are perfect to join us for a DONA approved Birth Doula training, facilitated by NIKIA LAWSON, MA, BSW, BDT(DONA), CD(DONA, and hosted by Shannon Johns of Calming Nature Doula Center.


This internationally referenced training and competency verification includes evidenced-based information including but not limited to:

* comprehensive doula service training, practical & emotional skills

* comfort measures that will make you more effective as a birth doula and immediate postpartum

* newborn & breastfeeding support

* effective strategies that make childbirth a meaningful experience for your clients

* strategies and tips for special circumstances – VBAC delivery, multiples, planned cesarean deliveries, etc

* professional development and skills on how to talk to mothers in a way that encourages them to choose doula care

* confidence building knowledge and skills, doula practice & business.


Join us for 2-3 days of meaningful training that will prepare you with doula skills and care to establish a sustainable business and serve the community of disproportionately under-served expectant families including: teens, low income, domestic violence survivors, mentally ill, substance abusers, hearing impaired and members of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

You will learn:


~Implicit bias for doulas

~16 hours of birth doula training

~Breastfeeding for the new mother


Training includes manual & handouts. 


A additional day option to include Childbirth Education for Doulas for a total of $449. * If you are planning to certify with DONA or applying for the NYS Doula Pilot program, the attendance in a Childbirth Education program are required for both.*  


The best thing is that you'll also get the opportunity to have hands on birth experience serving families to obtain your certifying births by working with a local non-profit organization.

You can now also keep up the momentum by adding the mentoring and shadowing program. This program will schedule you to follow and work with a seasoned Doula and shadow 4 Doula clients!

If paid in full by August 1st you'll receive the Community Lactation Educator training for free and added to Nikia's Facebook Birth Workers Mastermind group!!!

You can also now keep up the momentum by adding the mentoring and shadowing program. This program will schedule you to work with a seasoned Doula and shadow 4 Doula clients. 


Training Dates:

October 8th-October 10th

9am-6pm Daily


2 day Birth Doula training $399

3 day Birth Doula and Childbirth Education training $549.

2 day Birth Doula with Mentor Program $750

3 day Birth Doula, Childbirth Education with Mentor Program $900


Non-Refundable Deposit of $150 Due by August 15th, 2021
Full payment Due by September 15th 2021. Please remit payments via check or money order to:

Calming Nature Doula Services 
By Mail:
223 Grant St.
Buffalo, NY 14213

Memo Line: DONA Doula training

You can also make your payments directly to us via:
Cash App: $CalmingNatureDS

Registration Form:

Thank you again! If you have any additional questions please contact us at 716-909-0074, or email us directly. 

Payments can be made at our office anytime. We accept cash, check, or money order payments. 

$150 NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit due by August 15th. Full refund available if requested 30 or more days before the first day of class. No expectations.