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Are You Ready To Change Birth As We Know It?

What if your pregnant clients didn’t have to suffer hours of labor pain and strain? What if you could spare them from those dreaded words “failure to progress” and “cesarean” after they’ve given it everything they’ve got?
What if, with your help, their birth experiences could be blissful, powerful, and life-changing? What if birth could make them feel more whole, and more ready to care for their baby, instead of depleted or traumatized?

Using the Dancing For Birth™ birth method, you’ll delight your clients, and nurture the spark that led you to birthwork. Teaching Dancing For Birth™ class, you’ll have the joy of providing all three essential aspects of healthy pregnancy and postpartum: fitness, education and celebration.

Transform your birth practice with simple moves, and bring bliss and ease to birth for your clients.

The majority of births these days are fraught with long labors, failure to progress, and cesarean births. It doesn't have to be this way! 

Transform your birth practice in as little as 7 hours. Bring bliss and ease to birth. Eliminate exhaustion, discouragement and burnout. Delight your clients and make a real difference in birth outcomes and birth culture.


Dancing For Birth™ Birth Method

Scientifically proven:

 Shorter Births

Fewer Cesarean Births

 Less Labor Pain

◉ Higher Birth Satisfaction

 Higher Apgar Scores 

Increase your skillset for assisting pregnant, birthing, and postpartum families.

3 Do's and Don'ts

of Blissful Birth

At the conclusion of this training you'll have:


✓  Earned the designation "Dancing For Birth™ Professionally Trained" 

  Received the corresponding Professionally Trained Seal to display (pictured below) 

  Learned Dancing For Birth™ philosophy, techniques and birth method

  Gained permission to use Dancing For Birth™ philosophy, techniques and birth method to assist families during labor and birth

  Earned up to 14 Contact Hours from Dancing For Birth™ and Oregon Nurses Association (ONA), Accepted by many RN, Doula, Midwifery, and CBE organizations 

  Become eligible* to apply for Dancing For Birth™ Certification (DFB) to teach Dancing For Birth™ parent class for Pre-conception, Prenatal, and Postpartum (*once you have attended both level 1 and level 2)

Dancing For Birth™ Level 1 and Level 2

Professional Training and Certification Path

38253 Hiagua Ln N
Nehalem, OR 97131
Level 1 Date and Time:
August 13, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST 
12:00-1:00 Break
7 Hour Training 

Level 2 Date and Time:
(Pre-Requisite Level 1)
August 14, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST
12:00-1:00 Break
7 Hour Training
Level 1-2 Combined Date and Time:
August 13-14, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST 12:00-1:00 Break
14 Hour Training 

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On call for births? You won't lose your fee if you miss while at a birth or if you are diagnosed with Covid. Date or time not working for you? Check our Training Schedule. 


Who Should Attend?

Aspiring and experienced birth professionals; Hospital and birth center administrators and policy makers; Wellness/Movement practitioners and instructors; Those with a passion to 
support empowered pregnancy, birth and parenting.
Suggested Accommodations

Camping available on site for $50. 



Portland International Airport


About Your Trainer

Elizabeth Golden discovered her love of natural therapies early in her life. The pathways and techniques that brought her relief from various forms of illness and injury showed her that health is indeed the first wealth and has become her trusted tools for balance and wellness.  Elizabeth found my passion in maternity care after seeing and experiencing a great need coupled with the ability to have a profound affect on the human condition from the start! She loves the accessibility of DFB’s signature movements for all dance levels and seeing the freedom and pleasure it brings to those who use it in their lives and work. Elizabeth looks forward to the love and connections that form through Dancing For Birth™ professional trainings and awaits your treasured presence. 

Elizabeth Golden, DFB, DFBT
Dancing For Birth™ Trainer


“Get ready to open yourself and your clients' world to new possibilities in birth.” - Nikki Smith, RNC, MSN, LCCE (Labor and Delivery Nurse with Master's Degree, Lamaze Childbirth Educator)

“The accumulation of ancient wisdom and modern science taught in Dancing For Birth™ workshops are the essence of what women need to bear children with confidence and pleasure."

- Lisa Marie Morgan, RN, Birth Doula

“I would recommend it without reservation. The course content is so important and enriching for all women.”

- Anna Pauly-Kluth, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Learning Highlights

  • "Birth I.N.S.T.I.N.C.T.S" to support primal birth physiology 
  • "Powerful Woman" to open the pelvic outlet as much as double
  • "Mighty Mama Maneuver" to avoid/resolve shoulder dystocia 
  • "The Larson Technique" to re-align malpositioned fetus
  • Health benefits and evidence for utilizing dance during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum
  • Moves to help facilitate birth and which you should avoid 


Included with your Registration:

DFB Manual e-book

Certificate of Completion

Inclusion in DFB Private Facebook Group

Designation: Professionally Trained (and corresponding seal)

 (Includes permission to utilize the DFB™ Birth Method to assist others in labor) 

 Up to 14 CEUs from DFB™

 Up to 14 RN Contact Hours from ONA

 (Accepted by most Doula, CBE, Nurse and Midwifery organizations)

 Eligibility to apply for DFB™ Certification*

(Certification includes license to teach Dancing For Birth™ parent class for Pre-conception, Prenatal, and Postpartum)

*To be eligible you must complete both level 1 and level 2 training. Certification requires a Certification Process and an additional fee.

So Many Ways to Apply this New Skillset

Utilize the effective and evidence-based Dancing For Birth™ childbirth method. Support birthing individuals with more ways to cope in labor and get baby into position.

Use our innovative original techniques to serve birthing families and grow your practice. Help your hospital or birth center reduce cesareans and achieve perinatal quality goals. 

Optionally, get Certified to teach Dancing For Birth™ Class. Provide fitness, education, and support circle in an all-in-one weekly class. It's also a great way for midwives and OBs to provide group prenatal care.

Certification: Imagine being able to gather with all of your pregnant and postpartum clients as a group on a regular basis, during Dancing For Birth™ Class. You'll build rapport and get extra time with them, to ensure that they're birth-ready, and confident about parenting. They'll bond as a community, and support each other. With your mentorship as a Dancing For Birth™ Certified Instructor, they'll have the best possible preparation for birth and parenting, and will continue to attend your DFB™ class long after their babies are born.

Acclaimed Training - 14 Total CEUs Awarded for Level 1-2
Dancing For Birth™ is an approved provider of continuing education for professionals who work with pregnant and new families. Most doula, midwife, nurse and childbirth educator organizations accept our contact hours. Contact hours are awarded after successful completion of the Dancing For Birth™ Professional Level 1, Level 2, or Combined Level 1-2 Training. 

This nursing continuing professional development activity has been approved by Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Registration Price  

Registration is now closed. Fill out the form below to get onto our wait list,

we will be offering this training again in the future. 

Level 1


Professional Training (Prerequisite: None)

  • Level 1 Manual (e-book)
  • Level 1 Portal Access
  • 7 CEUs from DFB™ 
  • 7 Contact Hours from ONA 
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Birth Pro Listing (free six months)
  • DFB™ Private FB Group Membership
  • DFB™ Professionally Trained Seal for your Website



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Level 1 & 2


Professional Training AND Certification Training (Prerequisite: None)

  • Both Trainings
  • Level 1 Manual (e-book)
  • Level 2 Manual (e-book)
  • Level 1 Portal Access
  • Level 2 Portal Access
  • 14 CEUs from DFB™
  • 14 Contact Hours from ONA
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Birth Pro Listing (free for twelve months)
  • DFB™ Private FB Group Membership
  • DFB™ Professionally Trained Seal for your Website
  • Eligibility to apply for DFB™ Certification


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Level 2


Certification Training (Prerequisite: Level 1)

  • Level 2 Manual (e-book)
  • Level 2 Portal Access
  • 7 CEUs from DFB™
  • 7 Contact Hours from ONA
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Birth Pro Listing (free for additional for six months)
  • DFB™ Private FB Group Membership
  • DFB™ Professionally Trained Seal for your Website
  • Eligibility to apply for DFB™ Certification
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Find the Right Training Level for You

Level 1:  There are no pre-requisites for Level 1, but if you are not a birth professional, purchase our Birth Basics ebook during registration. After completing Level 1, you will have earned our designation and corresponding seal: Dancing For Birth™ Professionally Trained. You will also be able to utilize the Dancing For Birth™ childbirth method to assist your clients/patients during labor and birth. After completing Level 1 you are eligible to attend Level 2 training (within 6 months of Level 1).

Level 2: This level is for individuals who desire to become Certified by Dancing For Birth™.  The prerequisite is having attended Level 1 within the past six months. After completing Level 2 training you will be eligible to apply for Certification. Certified Instructors are licensed to teach Dancing For Birth™ prenatal/postpartum class to pregnant and new parents. It's a childbirth education class, prenatal/postpartum fitness class, and mom/parent circle, all-in-one. After successful certification, you will have earned the credential: DFB and the corresponding Certified Instructor seal.

Level 1 and Level 2 trainings may be taken separately or as a combined training.

Level 3: Certified Instructors with a minimum of one year of experience are eligible for consideration to become Certified Trainers. Trainers are licensed to teach Dancing For Birth™ Professional Training to Professionals. Trainer training is by-invite-only. You must be recommended by your trainer or nominate yourself for consideration.


What's Dancing For Birth™?


Dancing For Birth™ is an evidence-based childbirth method with a 20+ year history of efficacy. Our techniques help shorten labor, resolve failure to progress, reduce cesarean births, reduce labor pain, avoid shoulder dystocia, support natural physiological birth and increase birth satisfaction for birthing families and birth professionals.

Certified Dancing For Birth™ Instructors teach weekly Dancing For Birth™ class—the “trifecta” of birth preparation: prenatal/postnatal fitness, childbirth education, and celebration, in one. It's currently offered on five continents worldwide.

Dancing For Birth™ was founded by Stephanie Larson, USA’s National Birth Hero (One World Birth Award), mom of four, experienced birth doula and childbirth educator.


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