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Policies: We have been asked about refunds. Totally been asked even a year later. No, sorry; we cannot do that with exception of family emergency (see below). However, that is why we are trying to implement set dates for the faster track classes - you signp - you get into a class and you are done within 7-8 weeks as far as main classwork goes. Then all you have to finish up is the births and certification (which some of those steps are done during class)! This applies to all courses.
Rebozos will be sent out within 2 weeks to 4 weeks (depending if you choose from Mexico or USA - or if I have some on hand or not). We will send tracking upon your specific request - if no tracking is requested - we will not provide it. Assume your rebozo is on its way within 48 hours of enrollment. I usually will contact you and ask your favorite color and attempt to find one or suggest a color that I have available. I may decide to make some rebozos by hand using Mexican fabrics or my own fabrics. If you prefer from Mexico - no problem - just be aware it takes longer! No refund on rebozos and please if you want to make sure your rebozo is on its way you can pay for added-confirmation delivery or higher up shipping (I usually do slow or first class). Thank you.
The reason we do not offer refunds: We offer free samples of our classes; a lot of students opt-in for a payment plan which spreads out your payments (making it easier to do like $100 a month or $75 a month). Fast-Track students are now asked to pay half up front and half midway or do a weekly or bi-weekly payments in order to be finished paying when done with the class. We even offer a free sample classroom if you really want the feel of the class we can do that as well for you. So we appreciate you ask for samples plus - we are a small family run operation. We would consider a refund within 7 days only if it was a family emergency that you can prove on paper - send me someone's death info that is related to you (should be immediate family -not a cousin) - yes of course - that is understandable. And yes, death (other circumstances will be case by case) is what I would consider a family emergency - not a car crash (you should have car insurance), etc. Thank you for your time reading this. If a no refund policy is just not for you - then please consider signing up with another doula training. God Bless. We have so many courses that are available please see the "Get Started Page"if you need a good place to get started at looking. Also, explore the tabs above. Our Fast-Track courses have specific start dates - so you may want to check out those pages here: Fast-Track (Birth Doula) and Post-Partum Fast-Track!
Mentorship/Accountability add-on - This can be added onto the Birth self-pace, Birth Fast-track, Postpartum self-pace, Postpartum fast-track and Bereavement and what this will give you is a schedule you follow for your time and study needs. Our first "meeting" online via chat; we will help you with your calendar and set time frames to get work done. Then, we can break down each module into the small chunks to finish. This takes time for us to deliver this mentorship to you - so it is an add-on fee - but this makes it less costly for someone who does not want the mentorship option. So, we are offering this as an extra bonus to any student - price may vary - so please see our signup page or sale page! Thank you!
Comparing our courses with DONA, CAPPA, etc.?? I feel we have worked hard to be on the same or similar level as other doula trainings. In fact, we have been probably told - that's a lot of work! Well, honestly, I trained with Birth Arts and their program is a lot of work too! DONA is only a workshop training with add-on requirements you do within the first year. CAPPA does both online and in person workshops - plus they are a bit confusing because of the Academy fees, certification fees, etc. We only charge a certification fee if you want your certificate printed by us - and that is always optional. You can have your certificate emailed and you print it yourself (DIY) with no extra cost to you.
Our fast-track classes are designed to help stream speed your way to being a doula; so check out those pages esp. if you are a deadline kind of person! If you want a self-pace class; we do offer the self-pace courses - you can have more time to finish - but we still recommend the mentorship option.