Dancing For Birth Level 1 & Level 2 Training Southern CA, USA (Sherman Oaks) 


Saturday March 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM PDT
Sunday March 30, 2014 at 5:30 PM PDT

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Level 1: 9:30AM-5:30PM March 29

Level  2: 9:30AM-5:30PM  March 30

* For aspiring Certified Dancing For Birth™  Instructors, BOTH Level 1 AND Level 2 are required.

There are only 20 spots available per workshop. 

Registration will close automatically upon reaching capacity.


BINI Birth
13743 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Demo Class Information:

As part of our training, please invite local pregnant/postpartum friends and clients to join our FREE full-length DFB Demo Class on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 10-11:30am. This offer is exclusively for pregnant moms and new moms. Babies in arms are welcome! New moms can wear their baby either in a sling or wrap. e-mail info@dancingforbirth.com  to save your spot.

Registration Fees:

At check out, you will have the option to pay with Pay Pal, a credit or debit card, or to MAKE NO PAYMENTS NOW AND PAY NO INTEREST if paid in full within six months. 

Level 1 only: March 29


$329 after March 13


Levels 1 and 2: March 29-30


$499 after March 13

[Repeat participants: $200 ($230 after March 13)

Requires DFB certificate of prior attendance]

*For aspiring Certified Dancing For Birth™ Instructors, both Level 1 AND Level 2 are required*

The registration fee includes:

affirmation cards

Level 1

  • DFB Training Handouts
  • DFB Prenatal Dance/Birth Wisdom DVD
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 7 CEUs

Level 2

All of the above, plus

  • DFB Inspiration/Affirmation Cards
  • DFB Binder
  • DFB Exclusive Music CD
  • 14 CEUs total


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Certification Information:

Attending both levels of this training is the majority of the certification process to become a Certified Dancing For Birth Instructor (DFB). As a Certified Instructor, you'll pay nominal dues, currently $100 USD, and a one-time application fee of $45 USD. Certification is optional, but is required for those who aspire to teach DFB classes. Certification lasts 3 years. 

Continuing Education Hours:

This Workshop is Accredited for 14 CEU hours by  DONA International and NCBTMB. Other organizations such as Lamaze, ICEA, CAPPA and other boards also accept DONA accredited CEUs. Check with your particular organization.


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Suggested Hotel

(Hotel stay is not included in the workshop price)

Hampton Inn & Suites Los Angeles/Sherman Oaks
5638 Sepulveda Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
(818) 785-2211
Located Approx. 3 miles from workshop location
  • Hampton Free Hot Breakfast
  • Free high-speed internet access 





Sherman Oaks, area airports Distance from Sherman Oaks
BURBANK-HOLLYWOOD (BUR)   6 mi /  10 km NE
LOS ANGELES INTL (LAX)   15 mi /  24 km S
LONGBEACH (LGB)   29 mi /  47 km SE


 Register early in order to reserve your place!

"Wow!! Clearly, the experience for students was rich, practical and inspiring. Exactly what we strive for in all our programs."                                        -Annie Kennedy, Director, Simkin School of Allied Birth Vocations, DONA Founder

Register Now! "The missing link for birth professionals!" -Tammy Ryan, DONA Trainer and Midwestern US Director

Dancing For Birth Training Oakland

  • Don't miss your opportunity to experience the groundbreaking techniques that are benefitting humanity and improving birth on four continents! Even the most seasoned doctors, midwives, doulas, nurses and childbirth educators are seeing a big difference at births!  After the training, you can immediately use these techniques to enhance your work in the fields of birth, wellness, yoga, bodywork, dance or fitness. Those who attend both days (Levels 1 and 2) can apply to become a Certified Dancing For Birth™ Instructor.
  • Earning Continuing Education Credits has never been so fun!  If you serve expectant mothers (or you are an expectant mother) this workshop is important for you.  Movement is one of the mediums through which you'll learn essential, rare birth wisdom. 
  • Learn the principles of "M.A.M.A. Law" and "Birth I.N.S.T.I.N.C.T.S." and delight in signature moves such as "Dilation Gyration", and "Birth Goddess." Get a hip-swinging foray into world dance and culture including Middle Eastern, African, Latin and Caribbean. Two left feet?  Don't worry - no experience is necessary.   
  • Weekly Dancing For Birth™ classes are being enjoyed around the world.      It all began in the USA with founder Stephanie Larson, a birth doula, childbirth educator, perinatal fitness expert, dancer and mother of four, named USA's National Birth Hero.
  • See video! Dancing For Birth classes as seen on CBS Inside Edition. DFB has been featured by multiple media outlets. "The newest sensation for pregnant women!" -CBS

"Give yourself the gift of a workshop where you are safe to learn, to feel,                       to dance...your heart, mind and body will thank you!"

-Ann Grauer, DONA International Director of Education and Past President

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Level 1:  7 CEUs 

Geared for all professionals who work with expectant and new mothers. Open to everyone. No experience necessary.

An interactive day learning these Dancing For Birth techniques and more:

  • "Birth I.N.S.T.I.N.C.T.S" 
  • "Magic Reset Button"  to correct malposition 
  • "Powerful Woman"  to open the pelvic outlet 
  • "Mighty Mama" to avoid and resolve shoulder dystocia
  • "Birthing Woman Reflex"  for spontaneous pushing
  •  Advanced Rebozo techniques
  • "Harnessing Gravity" for Optimal Fetal Positioning 
  • "Dilation Gyration" and many more signature Dancing For Birth moves

Level 2:  7 CEUs 

Geared for aspiring Dancing For Birth Instructors.  Open to those who have completed Level 1.

An interactive day building on Level 1 and learning how to lead weekly Dancing For Birth classes:

  • Class structure and use of props
  • Health benefits
  • Class facilitation skills 
  • Prenatal and postpartum rituals
  • Choreography and games
  • Signature moves 
  • Creating a sister circle 
  • Certification process
  • Latin and Caribbean inspired dance

*For aspiring Certified Dancing For Birth™ Instructors, both Level 1 AND Level 2 are required*

Please see certification Details below


The training workshop will be conducted by Dancing For Birth™ FounderStephanie Larson, DFB, DFBT, CD(DONA), CBE, BFA, National Birth Hero, USA.  A moratorium has been declared on forced lithotomy position of birth by the visionary founder of Dancing For Birth™, Stephanie Larson, whose mission is to Energize ~ Empower ~ Enlighten™ women worldwide and shift the paradigm to powerful vertical birth. 

Dancing For Birth™ revolutionizes birth through dynamic prenatal/postpartum classes which combine world dance forms like belly dance and African dance with essential birth wisdom.  During weekly classes women tap into their inner wisdom and learn to harness gravity to their advantage and move their bodies during labor for physically and emotionally satisfying births. 

Larson developed the classes based on her combined passions for dancing and for caring for birthing women as a doula and educator. She now facilitates international certification workshops.  Larson’s speaking engagements and TV appearances include DONA International, Lamaze International, CAPPA, ICAN, CIMS, ICEA, CBS and NBCLarson is a Dancing For Birth™  Instructor and Master Trainer, DONA International Certified Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, former Managing Editor of DONA's International Doula magazine, and the Executive Producer of Dancing For Birth™ - Prenatal Dance and Birth Wisdom DVD.

*Please note that DFB may substitute another qualified trainer if it should become necessary.

Dance with your friends!

Here is a link to share with your friends and colleagues so that they have an opportunity to register for this Workshop! http://tinyurl.com/DFBCA2014


Questions?  Contact us:

Event Coordinator 
Dancing For Birth
314-469-9118  toll free 866-643-4824

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