Your Journey Begins...

Crossing the Threshold is Birthing From Within's signature retreat. It immerses you in some of our juciest practices, like labyrinth and storytelling, and expands your awareness through personal growth processes. This weekend retreat will shift your thinking, open your heart, and nourish your soul for birth work.

Following the two-and-a-half day retreat, you will be enrolled in a four-module online course, Heart of Mentoring, where you will integrate what you experienced during the retreat, while learning several of Birthing From Within’s most prized mentoring skills so that you can begin bringing the Ancient Maps to your Modern Birth clients.
Your Journey Begins...

What you'll experience in Crossing the Threshold

A video testimonial...

  • The Schedule

    Crossing the Threshold is a weekend retreat designed for you to get away and fully experience the Birthing From Within approach to birth. The retreat will be held at Birth Day Presence, Friday evening from 6-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday from 9am-5pm. Full details will be provided upon registration.

Your Instructor

  • Nikki Shaheed

    Certified Facilitator, Director

    Nikki Shaheed

    Nikki Shaheed attended her first Birthing From Within workshop in Vancouver, BC, in 2012 after taking a Birthing From Within class during her second pregnancy. Little did she know that she was about to have her mind blown and her heart opened. Birthing From Within awakened something in Nikki that she never knew was there… a hunger, a passion, a yearning for a deeper, more meaningful relationship with herself, her loved ones, and the world. The more Nikki learned about mindfulness, the solution-focused mindset, storytelling, ritual and ceremony, and the importance of balancing intellectual knowing with self-awareness, the hungrier she became. She devoured every course Birthing From Within offered, and she became a certified Birthing From Within Mentor in 2016. Nikki also became a DONA-certified Birth Doula during her Birthing From Within studies, and has supported many families as they worked through the challenges and triumphs of birthing in hospitals, birth centers, and homes. She became a leader of the San Antonio Cesarean Support Group, and helped it foster a mindful approach to helping parents process difficult birth experiences. In 2016, Nikki became a trainer through Birthing Story Medicine and began working alongside Pam England, teaching students worldwide skills for supporting parents and birth workers as they integrate their birth experiences. She loves watching her students develop self-awareness and bring the gifts of their personal growth work to other parents in their communities. In 2018, Nikki became one of the co-owners of Birthing From Within, alongside her dear friends Erika Primozich and Carrie Kenner. She is in charge of the Heart of Mentoring program, where new Birthing From Within Mentors and Doulas learn the philosophical foundation of Birthing From Within. She also directs the Birth Story Listening program with Pam England. Nikki lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and three young children. There she leads many community events for birth workers and parents alike. She also enjoys hand-drumming and gardening with her family.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Be sure to read the full Refund & Cancellation Policy in the Terms of Service when you register.

Birthing From Within does not offer refunds. If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for and know this more than 14 days in advance, you may transfer your registration to another workshop of the same type, within one year, for a $50 rescheduling fee.  

If you cancel less than 14 days before the workshop date, your registration is NOT transferable.

Once the workshop has begun, no transfers will be allowed.  

If you will be unable to attend this training for any reason, please contact our office as soon as possible as we often have a waiting list.

If Birthing From Within needs to cancel a workshop or retreat, you will be credited the full amount paid.

We cannot be held liable for any fees you might incur for airline ticket cancellations, so please make sure to purchase travel insurance if you are flying to attend one of our workshops.