Now ONLINE* as a 4-Week Series

Upcoming dates:  Coming soon!

This class comes with a bonus teacher!


Krista Tarantino, RN, IBCLC brings her expert lactation advice and experience as a postpartum L&D nurse to round out

Enlightened Birth in the very best way!  

Learn more about Krista at:



Kate & Krista




2021 In-Person Retreats:

January 31st, February 28th, March 28th, April 25th, May 23rd, & June 27th

Sunday's from 12-5pm

$300/ couple, hearty snacks and tea provided

In-person retreats are held at Kate's Home

located in the hills over Sonoma.

Follow 'Schedule Your Appointment' link at the top of the page to register. 

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Birth, like most great rites of passage, comes down to a leap of faith.  

Enlightened Birth provides you with the wisdom and faith that's needed to take that leap. 


An Enlightened Birth Retreat gives couples an opportunity to go deep together and commit to their birth process. We give mothers a simple, effective, and flexible template for coping with intense labor, and help partners to realize the true power and importance of their roll.


The goal is for both partners to feel relaxed & centered in their body,

connected to each other & their baby, and well prepared for their birth.

We explore these topics and more through engaging lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and lots and lots of practice:

  • What makes birth work: Understanding the hormonal blueprint of labor and birth

  • Making choices that support thel birth process

  • The baby’s journey through the birth canal & stages of labor

  • Pelvic + Belly/Baby Mapping

  • Common labor variations & how to encourage progress

  • Tools for coping with strong contractions

  • Support as a coping technique

  • Homework (and play!) for a better birth

  • Hospital protocols, common interventions, and protecting the sacred art of gentle birth

  • A midwife + postpartum nurses guide to healing after birth

  • The sacred transition into motherhood: Mothering the mother and the importance of the first 40 days postpartum. 

  • Expert breastfeeding advice from an International board certified lactation consultant: how to care for your breasts, what makes milk flow and things you can do to get a good start to your breastfeeding journey.

  • Newborn Care




What makes ENLIGHTENED Birth different from other birth preparation classes?

The content of ENLIGHTENED Birth draws from my 15 years of practical experience in the birth community: as a midwife, prenatal yoga instructor, massage therapist and prenatal massage instructor, doula trainer, and through my own birthing experience. ENLIGHTENED Birth extends far beyond the basics to offer you inspiring birth wisdom. My goal is to give you a customizable template for coping with the intensity of labor and having the best birth experience possible.


When should my birth partner and I take this course?

You can attend an ENLIGHTENED Birth retreat at any time during your pregnancy but most couples choose to attend during their mid-to-late 2nd trimester.

Should I attend a hospital birth class in addition to ENLIGHTENED Birth?

It depends. Couples who are well supported by a doula or midwife will likely feel that this retreat gives them more than enough preparation for their birth. ENLIGHTENED Birth also pairs beautifully with other birth classes because the information and presentation are so unique.