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The Whole Path of Study

3 programs combined for a dramatic discount to provide you with the most well rounded preparation for your professional practice.

 A Whole Approach of Study, Integration and Implementation

*  Study in the 200 hr. Conscious Postpartum Caregiver Program

 *  Receive 1 Year of Robust Professional Mentoring

 *  Membership to our Professional Collective


What is included in the Whole Path?

Our flagship professional training program for sacred postpartum care.  This can be taken as part of a Cohort or Independently with one on one support and access to all live classes.  The Cohort Program runs for 14 live sessions with bonus guest lectures 2 times per year. Each session contains a variety of required and optional projects and study materials to support the live lecture. The Independent Study Option allows students to take 12+ months to complete their studies and still participate in as many live classes as they choose. Creating community in an online program is very important to us. All students become a part of our vibrant alumni and professional collective with access to continuing educational and professional support.

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The Internship Circle is an intimate experience of group and one on one Professional Mentoring.  Our instructing team provides a monthly online mentoring session catered to your goals, needs and experiences.  We invite Guest Mentors to share with us about their professional work and give us further exploration into aspects of caregiving that they specialize in.  This is a gentle and nourishing program that aligns beautifully with the more intensive nature of the Conscious Postpartum Care Program.  In addition to live mentoring, Interns receive access to an online hub with the archives of Guest Mentor Sessions, and the gorgeous Mentoring Guides that accompany each topic. You will also find a host of additional professional tools and resources.

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Postpartum care collective

The Postpartum Care Collective is our online Community of Conscious Postpartum Caregivers.  This Collective houses alums of our program and many other professionals working with new families who have studied elsewhere.  It is a vibrant membership community that is focused on making connections and strengthening the field of postpartum care.  We are committed to connecting caregivers with the families who need them.  We have membership site that houses a growing library of professional resources for postpartum caregivers.  And coming soon - an online directory of caregivers!  Members will receive a free listing!


Learn In Person!

Combine Your Online Studies With Our Hands On Retreat

May 3 - 8, 2023

The Berkshires, Massachusetts

We’re offering a Hands On Training!

Learn Postpartum Body Work, Cooking, Herbal Preparation, Belly Wrapping, Infant Care and SO much more in the most gorgeous place ever.

“I’ve taken a LOT of classes over more than 20 years, in multiple fields of academic education and holistic modalities, both online and in person. The value for money and application to daily life that the Postpartum Caregiver Program brings to students is above and beyond anything I’ve ever experienced. I’m blown away by the content and the support available. Every doula, midwife, doctor or parent-to-be would benefit from the knowledge and practice shared here. Thank you for raising the standard of provision, in so many ways, and bringing true, timeless value to the world at large.”


Oum Ibrahim
Spring 2021 Student, U.K.

This experience has been a catalyst to get my mind and energy focused and have the practical skills and the emotional encouragement to keep going down this path of postpartum caregiving. There were so many moments that I felt divine inspiration flooding through me as I studied, participated in a lecture, reflected on the content, or shared what I was learning with clients. It was the perfect next step on my journey and wove together many seemingly disparate aspects of my learning. I feel prepared and kindled in bringing what I’ve learned into the world in a way that deeply supports the shifting paradigm of what it means to mother, to be nourished, and to live as a harmonious human being on this garden planet Earth.


Kate Lindsay
2020


Frequently Asked Questions

What do you teach?

We teach caregiving skills for the first weeks after a baby is born.  Our focus is on the mother or birth giver, and supporting a whole path to healing including the body, mind, spirit and senses.  We honor this incredible life transition and all the ways that can look for families!  Our caregiving skills include daily routine and support tools for managing common postpartum issues, cooking and herbal support food preparation specific to postpartum nutritional needs, therapeutic body care skills for mothers or birth givers and babies, and much more!  Our background is from the Ayurvedic perspective and our program draws from these foundational principles.

 

Can I do both the Hands on Retreat and the Online Training?

Yes!  Hands on Training attendees get a special 42% discount on our online training and mentoring programs.

What is the Postpartum Care Collective?

This is our Directory of postpartum caregivers along with our Membership Community.  Students and Alumni are forever members of this Collective and it is open to anyone who practices.  Features include a free directory listing, attendance to quarterly events such as Case Study Circles and Skill Share Workshops + a gorgeous Online Hub filled with exclusive learning content for postpartum professionals.

 

What is the Sacred Window Internship Circle?

This is our professional mentoring program.  It is open to any of our graduates or graduates of other programs in postpartum care. It is designed to give you support, accountability, and feedback as you build your professional practice and begin working with clients in your community.  Learn more here!  It can be bundled with the Conscious Postpartum Caregiver Program when you select the Whole Path. 

 

How many live online classes are there and how often do we meet with instructors?

There are 15 live class sections.  They occur approximately every other week.  Office Hours for Conversation and Student Support occur every other week in between the live class sections. Students may schedule with an instructor anytime if the set office hours do not work for them.  There are no live classes during the months of December, June and July.  Live classes are approximately 2 hours in length.  The live classes are designed to be interactive and participatory.  Students will be given a checklist of recorded lectures and supplemental materials to review before coming to each class.  We will base our activities and discussion directly on the course material from the checklist.  After offering live lectures for several years, we feel the best learning happens when we are engaging with students and actively learning together.  The live classes are important to attend though waivers can be given to students on an individual basis and recordings will always be available for everyone on the student website. Waivers will be given for time zone conflicts and unavoidable circumstances.  (We are extremely willing to work with your situation but we ask that you honor your studies and the commitment to participate.)  

 

What are the program requirements?

Engagement with instructors and other students as well as completion of 4 final projects.  Each project is extremely doable and geared to be put into use as you begin practicing postpartum care with families.  There are no exams.

 

What are the live classes like?

Live classes are dynamic and will always include open conversation and discussion about key areas of the curriculum.  They may include individual or small group activities, examples, case studies, special guests, workshop style learning and more.  Students should come to the live classes prepared to engage and having reviewed the pre-class checklist of content to watch and read.

 

When can I start?

You can start anytime!  We enroll students all year long.  You do not have to begin at Section One of the program.  This is a cyclical learning experience, and you may begin at the part of the cycle you enter at, and continue around the rotation of Course Sections.  While many will begin with Section One in January (or at the beginning of the cycle), we allow students to come in and journey at their own pace and timing. 

 

What will I be certified as?

Once all requirements are met and tuition has been paid, students will receive a Certificate as a Conscious Postpartum Caregiver.  Your hours and areas of study will be designated on your Certificate.  The doula/caregiver field is not a licensed profession, therefore, professionals may call themselves by what resonates most with them within the non medical scope of the field.  (ex. Ayurdoula, postpartum doula, postpartum caregiver, Ayurvedic postpartum doula, etc.)

 

Do I receive a physical Certificate?

Yes!  Your Certificate will be sent once all above requirements are complete, and total tuition has been submitted.

 

Is the Center for Sacred Window Studies accredited?

We are accredited under IPHM, International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine based in the U.K.  We are Organizational Members of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.  

 

How long should I expect to spend studying each week?

We encourage students to set aside approximately 5 hours per week to devote to your studies.  Students get the most out of their program when they are able to plan ahead for when these hours will happen, identify what support they need in order to have that time, and know how they wish to spend that time.  

 

How long is the program?

The live classes run approximately 2 times per month for 1 year.  Should a student wish to study ahead, all the teaching material is located on the student website and students may move at a faster pace if they choose.  The requirements remain the same whether someone completes the program in one year, 6 months, or 2+ years.  If a student needs additional time past the one year mark, they may purchase an extension or take advantage of our restart + re-energize opportunity.

 

Can I finish sooner?

Yes!  If all final projects are completed, tuition paid and engagement in the program has been active, a student can complete the program early.  Instructors will let students know if they need to schedule an exit interview in order to assess the student’s comprehension.  

 

Is the Hands On Training required?

No, the Hands On Training Retreat is encouraged as a way to experience the cooking and herbal support practices as well as the postpartum body work we teach.  It is an incredible retreat designed to have you experience sacred window care with all of your senses while you gain confidence in practicing the skills you will offer to others.  We recognize that travel is not always accessible to students.  The online training certification can stand alone.  Students who attend our Hands On Training will receive an additional Certificate from the Center for Sacred Window Studies. 

 

How long do I have access to the course materials?

Forever!  Once you enroll in the Conscious Postpartum Caregiver Program, you will maintain access to the student website after your program is complete.

 

Do you offer Scholarships?

We offer a Study Scholarship Program for our Certification and Internship programs.  Scholarships are for ⅓ or ⅔ of tuition and students complete a checklist of projects to support the Center for Sacred Window Studies in exchange.  Learn more about the Work Study Scholarship Program Here.

 

Can I retake the program at a discount?

Yes!  Should you wish to go through the live training again, alums have a special offer called the Restart + Re-energize fee, a HUGE discount and another opportunity to complete your Certification.

 

What support do you offer alumni?

Our alums are very important to us!  As a student of the Center for Sacred Window Studies, you are a forever member of the Postpartum Care Collective.  We host member only events throughout the year such as Case Study Circles and Skill Share events.  Members have access to a huge online portal with an archive of professional and educational talks related to postpartum.  We highlight the practices of our members and give you paid speaking opportunities.  Our alums are invited to attend live all Guest Lectures presented after they graduate.  Alums can revisit their student website to access all the great material in your program.

 

What am I qualified to do after receiving Certification through the Center for Sacred Window Studies?

You will have the foundational and practical knowledge to give hands on care to someone during the first weeks and months postpartum.  This includes a toolbox of support measures and helpful routines, nutritional principles and cooking skills, herbal support foods and routines, bodywork practices for mothers, birth givers and babies, and much more.  You are ready to practice!

 

What will I learn?

What type of online platform do you use?

Students have access to a beautiful student website accessed directly from this website.  When logged in, students will be able to navigate directly to their course websites.  Each student will have access to both the Conscious Postpartum Caregiver Program website as well as the Postpartum Care Collective Membership Hub filled with additional postpartum resources.  The websites are easy to navigate and each section of your course has its own materials and activities to engage in.  Discussion pages are within each section for students to engage with each other while they explore the material.

 

What type of learning content do students use?

Our live classes are the heart of the program.  They are designed to be thoughtful, engaging and fun.  The student website holds recorded video lectures, course notes, supplemental reading assignments, optional practicum assignments, journal prompts, discussion questions, recorded Guest Lectures, supplemental resources and more!  Students choose what combination of materials best supports their learning.  Not everything is required.  Prioritize the live classes, video lectures, office hours, meeting with your breakout study partners the discussion questions and the final projects.  Fill in with the supplemental materials.  You have forever access to this website, so you may return at any time.

 

What are Breakout Study Groups?

We connect students by region as a way for you to meet others in the program and enrich your studies through exploration of the material together.  Some incredible friendships and partnerships have been formed through these groups!  They are optional and totally flexible.  They are a highlight of the program for many.

 

How long do I have to complete the program?

Your program is one year.  We give students 3 months post program to complete all of your 4 final projects and turn them in to your instructors.  If you need a 3 month extension, it is available for purchase.  If you would like to retake the program to complete your requirements, we give an amazing discount to our alums.

 

Not interested in certification but still want to know more?

Introductory Course

Postpartum Care with Ayurveda

Learn the basics of Postpartum Care with Ayurveda in our self paced introductory course!  Perfect for those wanting a taste before diving in deeper.  Explore the content on our Course Website and enjoy forever access!

$35

Just for Expecting Parents

Empowered Postpartum Preparation!

Perfect as a gift for expecting parents or anyone eager to take good care of their loved one when their baby is born.  Enjoy forever access to our beautiful course website, free recipe book for postpartum meals and everything you need to plan a very special and sacred postpartum window.

$197

One on One Mentoring!

Our Instructing Team is available for one on one mentoring sessions via video conferencing!

If you are entering the field, in the field, or thinking about it, we are here to spend time with you and answer your questions.  Each of our Team members has a professional background in Ayurvedic Postpartum Caregiving as well as a diverse set of skills and professional experiences.  We’re happy to help support you!




Words from some of our students...

“I am so grateful that I did the Ayurvedic Postpartum Caregiver certification training. The teachers are all so beautiful, experienced, and amazingly supportive. They have set a high bar of integrity and compassion and that filters into the entire program. Because of this all of the students showed up and connected with each other authentically and overall created a safe womb space to learn this vital knowledge.”


Tanya

“I really grasped a deeper understanding of the gunas and how to incorporate ayurveda into my everyday life. I also challenged myself to reevaluate my doula service and I feel more confident about my practice because of this program. Thank you! I hope to work more with you all in the future!”


Lorna

“I have found the practicum assignments very helpful in implementing the education and thinking about how to apply personally and in my professional practice serving mamas. All of it had value, purpose and integration into my previous understanding and newfound deeper understanding of Ayurveda.”


SOUMYA

“I think you did a great job having us embody this work as best as one could in an online course. I don’t think it was too much or too little. It was doable. I am so grateful for the internship program so I can apply all of this with the support and guidance of this incredible team!!!”


SHELlEY



Not sure what the best path is for you?  We love nothing more than to connect with students!  We can answer your questions and support your process.  Reach out!  Email Christine at christine@sacredwindowstudies.com or schedule a time to meet via zoom here.

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Learn the foundational aspects of Conscious Postpartum Care as we teach it.