The We Birth Mentorship Program offers a groundbreaking opportunity for doulas starting out on their professional journey.
Have you ever wondered how much easier it would be if you had the support and encouragement from a mentor who is also an experienced doula? Someone who has already created a thriving doula business who can support you to do the same?
This is your opportunity!
Join the most passionate, experienced and excited doulas from around Australia, who are ready to generously share their insights and knowledge. They will be there to support you through the ups and downs of doula life and inspire you to grow into the doula you dream of being!
We Birth Mentorship program provides mentorship and education to support new and graduate doulas into independent practice. Doulas will develop skills, confidence and knowledge and they will be sought after by women, families and health professionals. They will be active members of a growing professional community of doulas.
This course will help you to create a sustainable and balanced career. You will develop your critical thinking skills, reflective practice and learn to cultivate a variety of professional networks, including a vibrant doula community where you can share and display your talents..
Erika Elliott has been a busy working Doula and Birth Educator in Sydney since 2005. Prior to becoming a student of anatomy, focusing on the modalities of bodywork and herbal medicine in 2000, Erika completed a B.A. in Photography in 1990. Before becoming a mother 2003, she co-owned a massage practice in Bondi Beach, primarily focusing on supporting pregnant women and new mothers find comfort in their ever-changing bodies.
During her years as a Doula, supporting hundreds of families through thousands of hours of labour, Erika has facilitated childbirth education classes including natural birth preparation as well as calmbirth and Birthing from Within weekends. Other services that keep her busy are birth photography, placenta encapsulation, sacred belly binding and closing the bones ceremonies, at home postnatal support and birth story healing. Erika is also a trained Himalayan Yin Yoga teacher and is currently doing her yoga teacher training to be able to offer pre and post natal yoga to her clients. She volunteers her time working with the charity A Sound Life, bringing yoga, meditation and music to the disadvantaged, aged, unwell and recovering members of our communities.
Her role as Director of the We Birth Doula Mentorship Program gives Erika much joy as this is an area of great interest and passion - creating a program, and a community, with the vision of nurturing and informing doulas to be the best doulas they can be, in all areas, so they too can have long and rewarding careers in the field of supporting women and their partners as they create their own families.