Professional Development


Doula Training  | Integrated Lactation Counselor TrainingCPR & First Aid Instructor




Birth Doula Training

Join us as we welcome DONA Workshop Facilitator, Connie Sultana, to a rare Bakersfield DONA Birth Doula Workshop on May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Hands-on, heart-felt and informative. 

  • Friday, May 1st from 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd from 8am to 6pm 


Early-bird pricing: $490.00

Regular Price: $525.00



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Integrated Lactation Counselor Training


California Advanced Lactation Institute provides the Integrated Lactation Counselor training at The Nest. 

The Integrated Lactation Counselor Training is a 45-hour training that covers:

Basic Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Management Techniques such as Positioning, Attachment, Physiology & Hormones of Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding, Milk Production, Common Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Challenges, Counseling Skills, Creating A Prenatal Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Class, Adult Learning Techniques, plus more

For more information on class schedule and pricing visit their website:



HSI CPR & First Aid Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Have you thought about starting your own business in emergency safety training? Or do you have an existing business/practice that could benefit from having the ability to provide these courses? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this may be exactly what you're looking for. 

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is provided in a blended format. You will first complete an online training focused on basic instructional knowledge. This is followed by a face-to-face session with an authorized Instructor Trainer to build and practice your instructional skills.

The goal of the IDC is to help you develop a base-level competence to teach, evaluate, and certify individuals in ASHI or MEDIC First Aid training classes.

What makes our course so different from other courses out on the market? 

We don't just hand you a certification card and send you on your way, empty handed and unsure where to begin. We provide you with:

  • Certification to teach
  • Training tools (manikin, manikin accessories, etc.)
  • Instructor Guide
  • Video
  • On-going support*

We also help you establish your very own training center with the Health & Safety Institute. 

Interested? Great!

If you'd like more information complete the contact form here and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

Ready to get this thing started?

Register for an upcoming class below. 

Cost: $700.00 (Payment plans are available)

(Lunch is provided during the in-person workshop)

*Please refer to our IDC Continued Support policy 


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