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CEU Classes and Other Training

Whitney offers training and classes for LMTs, doulas, and expecting couples related to her expertise in the birth world, as both a birth doula and massage therapist. Her classes are designed to give the students specific new skills that they can begin using the next day.

Massage Continuing Education: Pregnancy/Postpartum & Reproductive Health Workshops (with NCBTMB Certification)

Claire Marie Miller Seminars

Nurturing the Mother® 

Whitney is an Instructor for Claire Marie Miller’s nationally and internationally known massage continuing education training series called Nurturing the Mother®. Whitney currently offers courses in Pregnancy and Postpartum massage or in Reproductive Health. The courses can be offered in two formats: a 3-day 24 CE course or a 2-day 16 CE for spa workers. All courses are NCBTMB approved and offer Certification. Whitney learned about Claire’s training courses through the massage therapy grapevine and fell in love with Claire’s method and techniques. She uses Claire’s method daily when working on clients, all of whom report lasting relief and comfort. Whitney pursued instructor training with Claire and is proud to offer Nurturing the Mother® classes in the Northern Virginia and DC Metro area. Whitney also travels around the country to offer these unique training opportunities. So far in 2023, she has taught in Anchorage, Alaska and in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She will return to Anchorage for another class in September, 2023.


24 CE Course | $475

16 CE Course | $350


To learn more or to register for the classes currently scheduled:

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Massage Techniques for Doulas

The basics of therapeutic touch

for pregnancy, labor and delivery

As both a practicing birth doula and a massage therapist, Whitney regularly provides comfort, support, and relief to expecting and laboring women through a few simple massage techniques focused on the most common discomforts of pregnancy and labor.

Whitney offers a ½-day training seminar (4 hours) for birth doulas interested in learning these techniques. For expecting mothers, the class focuses on techniques to relieve swelling, ease the pain of lower back and pelvic pain and sciatica, and help relieve the stiffness of the third trimester.

For labor and delivery, the class focuses on techniques helpful in labor both for comfort and to help guide the baby into the best possible position for delivery.

4-hour Course |  $85

For more information or to register for this class:

Massage and Comfort Techniques
Workshop for Expecting Couples

Building connection and enhancing support

Especially during the third trimester, expecting women often experience discomfort, difficulty sleeping, joint pain, lower back pain, swelling of hands and feet, muscles cramps, and sometimes even nerve pain like sciatica. With just a little training, partners or friends can provide a great deal of help and relief, safely, whenever the expecting momma needs some relief.


Whitney teaches the basic mechanics of a few massage and stretching techniques and how to apply them safely and gently. She also helps the momma and partner learn to work together and develop routines that help manage stress and pain. This is a 2-hour class that Whitney offers both to her doula client families, to other expecting couples, and to anyone interested in providing this kind of support to an expecting mother.

 2-hour Course | $115 Per Couple ($95 for NBD Clients)


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