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.

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. Retreats are held Friday evenings, and all day Saturday & Sunday.

Your Instructor

Certified Facilitator

Christine D'Esposito

Christine is a certified birth and postpartum doula and Birthing From Within childbirth mentor and facilitator. She has witnessed the many ways in which the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey holds the capacity to be a transformative experience for everyone involved. Her hope as a doula and childbirth mentor is to validate and celebrate each parent’s experience as she helps facilitate their own self-discovery. Christine has had the opportunity to serve hundreds of families in the Portland, Oregon area since 2003. She believes in people's natural ability to cope and move through hard things and enjoys helping people through the unknown.

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 will be unable to attend this training for any reason, please contact our office as soon as possible.

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, you may transfer your registration to another workshop, within one year, for a $50 rescheduling fee.  


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


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

Birthing From Within 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.