Introducing:

The MatriBirth Midwifery Institute

The world’s leading sovereign midwifery school. We begin September 2024.

Introducing:

The MatriBirth Midwifery 
Institute

The world’s leading sovereign midwifery school. Enrollment will open May 2024!

Welcome to the new paradigm of birth-work. 

The MatriBirth Midwife: Pioneering Midwifery for the New Era.

The MatriBirth Midwifery Institute is the gold standard online intensive midwifery school. Our year-long program is a powerful accelerator that will take you from the sidelines into the professional birth arena. 

Think independent midwifery meets leading-edge business school meets life-changing conscious leadership tools: everything you need to fully uplevel yourself, your life, and become the coach, teacher, leader, and midwife you’re ready to become.


The MatriBirth Midwifery Institute is the first of its kind. 

We are the only midwifery school that fuses independent midwifery, holistic health & healing, a full childbirth education curriculum, birth-coaching and trauma debrief training, and a transformational self-mastery program, all in the context of a high-level business catalyst.

Becoming a MatriBirth Midwife puts you at the forefront of birth-work, offering an in-depth training that will provide the knowledge, skills, and professional support to create a thriving business while doing the most important work on the planet. →

Follow your calling to serve motherbaby and build a meaningful, profitable business,
while changing the world.

Here is what's inside:

The year long MatriBirth Midwifery Institute experience includes four distinct semesters of study concentrated on four core areas of knowledge: 

The Art of Sovereign Midwifery

The MatriBirth Midwifery Institute curriculum recognizes birth as a sacred ritual of transformation as much as it is a physical experience.

Our program delivers a grounded, evidence-based education in the physiology of pregnancy and birth, supported by expert spotlight teachers, while remaining rooted in a psycho-spiritual approach that elevates the art and practice of midwifery as spiritual vocation.

Self Mastery

Foundational to the MatriBirth Midwifery Institute is our life-changing self-mastery program: an immersive, experiential redesign of your beliefs, stories, assumptions, and unconscious commitments, allowing you to unlock your potential and uplevel your success in every area of your life.

First introduced in The Radical Birth Keeper School, this semester offers a deep dive into the skills and tools required for becoming a truly conscious, self-actualized leader in the birth world and beyond.

Business

Achieve financial freedom and change the world by making your dream-birth business a reality. Whether you’re redesigning an existing business or brand new to the professional world, The MatriBirth Midwifery Institute’s business program is your path to creating the kind of success that is easeful, profitable, and sustainable.

With our guidance, you’ll design and implement your business plan, face and fix your residual money-hangups, and finally raise your thermostat setting so that you can truly shift from scarcity to abundance. 

Teaching & Coaching

Innovators in unpacking the inverted power dynamics of obstetric harm, Emilee and Yolande have changed the landscape of birth coaching with their razor-sharp yet deeply compassionate birth-trauma inquiry and healing method.

The MatriBirth Midwifery Institute includes an in-depth initial training in MatriBirth trauma-processing, along with an array of coaching and childbirth education frameworks and class templates that graduates can apply in a multitude of virtual, in-person, and community settings.

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Yolande Norris-Clark & Emilee Saldaya

Emilee Saldaya and Yolande Norris-Clark are the dynamic power couple of the sovereign birth world.

As leading voices in their fields, with over 40 years of combined expertise, Emilee and Yolande are blazing the trail of the birth liberation movement as it proliferates across the planet. With a passionate dedication to teaching women and birth workers everywhere how to step forward and co-create what they have coined as The Sovereign Birth Paradigm.

Their professional relationship (and best friendship) began in 2017 and quickly evolved into collaborating on creating the bestselling online course The Complete Guide to Freebirth. Released in 2018, the Complete Guide to Freebirth has reached over 10,000 women and families, and remains the most popular and comprehensive childbirth education program available. 

In the wake of the epic success of The Complete Guide to Freebirth, the two women immediately saw the need to share their knowledge of authentic birth keeping more widely. The launch of The Radical Birth Keeper School in 2020 finally offered aspiring independent midwives an integral, effective container and training program. 

Women flocked to the RBK School from every corner–including medical midwives, OB/GYNs, institutional doulas, and those new to birth-work–all eager to learn and implement the skills required to support their sisters with integrity, and to take their place in the professional realm of independent birth. Since its inception, the RBK School has sold out every round, and there are now over 500 graduates from 30 different countries walking the path of sovereign birth-keeping.

Constantly innovating, Emilee and Yolande are continuously building new opportunities for sharing the transformation available when women step into true devotion to their individual power and the power of sisterhood. 

MatriBirth Midwifery Institute's Spotlight Teachers

MatriBirth Midwifery Institute is founded on the teachings of Emilee Saldaya and Yolande Norris-Clark, supported by the knowledge of 5 seasoned experts of their field. The 2024-2025 year is thrilled to be welcoming:

Sister MorningStar

Elder Independent Midwife & Priestess

Arielle de Martinez

Herbalist & Homeopath

Nancy Lucina

Shamanic Facilitator

 

Kristin Hauser

Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Dr. Rebecca Cohen

Holistic Women's Health Practitioner

Yolande Norris-Clark

Emilee Saldaya

Emilee Saldaya and Yolande Norris-Clark are the dynamic power couple of the sovereign birth world.

As leading voices in their fields, with over 40 years of combined expertise, Emilee and Yolande are blazing the trail of the birth liberation movement as it proliferates across the planet. With a passionate dedication to teaching women and birth workers everywhere how to step forward and co-create what they have coined as The Sovereign Birth Paradigm.

Their professional relationship (and best friendship) began in 2017 and quickly evolved into collaborating on creating the bestselling online course The Complete Guide to Freebirth. Released in 2018, the Complete Guide to Freebirth has reached over 10,000 women and families, and remains the most popular and comprehensive childbirth education program available. 

In the wake of the epic success of The Complete Guide to Freebirth, the two women immediately saw the need to share their knowledge of authentic birth keeping more widely. The launch of The Radical Birth Keeper School in 2020 finally offered aspiring independent midwives an integral, effective container and training program. 

Women flocked to the RBK School from every corner–including medical midwives, OB/GYNs, institutional doulas, and those new to birth-work–all eager to learn and implement the skills required to support their sisters with integrity, and to take their place in the professional realm of independent birth. Since its inception, the RBK School has sold out every round, and there are now over 500 graduates from 30 different countries walking the path of sovereign birth-keeping.

Constantly innovating, Emilee and Yolande are continuously building new opportunities for sharing the transformation available when women step into true devotion to their individual power and the power of sisterhood. 

MatriBirth Midwifery Institute's Spotlight Teachers

MatriBirth Midwifery Institute is founded on the teachings of Emilee Saldaya and Yolande Norris-Clark, supported by the knowledge of 5 seasoned experts of their field. The 2024-2025 year is thrilled to be welcoming:

Sister MorningStar
Elder Independent Midwife & Priestess

Arielle de Martinez
Herbalist & Homeopath

Nancy Lucina
Shamanic Facilitator

Kristin Hauser
Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Dr. Rebecca Cohen
Holistic Women's Health Practitioner

MatriBirth's Mentorship Forums  

While enrolled in the MatriBirth Midwifery Institute, you’ll be placed within a mentorship forum made up of 10 students led by a skilled and experienced RBK graduate working in the professional world of birth. Each forum will meet monthly for guidance, mentorship, and an opportunity to digest and practice the concepts and themes presented within the curriculum. 

When does MatriBirth Midwifery Institute start?

The MatriBirth Midwifery School opens for enrollment this Spring and begins September 2024.
Sign up here to be the first to know when we open our doors.

Join us in the reclamation of our innate power as women and mothers.

Here's our schedule:

The MatriBirth Midwifery Institute runs for an entire year, as an immersive, in-depth training that will provide the knowledge, skills, and professional support to create a thriving business in real-time.

School begins in September 2024 and runs for a full year. →

Each of the four semesters are three months in duration. →

The 3 live classes per month run for 3 hours each. →

Enrollment includes access to a private community student network for the duration of the program.

Each student will be placed in an integration council consisting of 10 students and a skilled mentor.

In addition to the live classes, the program includes an incredibly robust curriculum of pre-recorded material.

Join the waitlist and receive access to our *exclusive* podcast series, The Calling.

The Calling is going to challenge you, inspire you, and enlighten you. Listen along as Emilee and Yolande speak truth to power and deconstruct and dissect the dynamics of industrial midwifery and obstetrics, along with celebrating (and teaching) some of the core concepts and skills foundational for practicing as a truly sovereign midwife.

Welcome to the Birth Revolution. 

“Learning from Emilee and Yolande is nothing short of absolute magic. To have these unequivocally amazing women as my mentors is a gift I cannot put into words but it is one I will be forever in gratitude for.

I do not doubt that I will look back at this time in my life years from now with the same profound sense of wonder, new found belonging and memory of the time I really found my purpose, my passion and my truth. Thank you will never be enough.”

-Taylor-Marie Cameron

"What Emilee and Yolande have created has and will continue to serve as a beacon of hope for women disillusioned by the medicalization and corporatization of birth. 

Thank you, Yo and Emilee for bringing your craft to us so we may follow in your footsteps, and for giving us the courage to forge new paths with the women that we will walk alongside in our work."

- Sian Flynn-Coleman

“The incredible teachings of Emilee and Yolande have shaken my world and truly opened my eyes to new ways of seeing. Held in their sisterhood, I have felt guided on a path of remembrance; a reclamation of the truth about birth and of what we as women, all hold in our bones.

Without doubt, they have changed my life. I'm stepping forward with a new sense of clarity about who am I and how I can show up, in true and authentic service to women.
Forever grateful!”

- Esme Shea

"What makes learning from Emilee and Yolande so unique is their shared philosophy, which is rooted in immense trust in women. No other teachers I've had related to human physiology has emanated that same trust, something that Emilee and Yo have cultivated through years of lived experience and critical observation.”

- Annick Meckes