Our monthly public courses are the most convenient way to learn essential lifesaving skills for your family.

 

Public Course Venues


Here is a list of venues we teach at on a regular basis; or have taught at while travelling across BC. Unless noted otherwise below, we only teach our 2-hour course at these venues.

Area Venue
Greater Vancouver Burnaby – Yoga Spirit & Wellness (Holdom)
Chilliwack – Maternity Tree
Langley – buybuy BABY
Maple Ridge – EPIC Yoga & Fitness
New Westminster – MOVE Studio New West (Sapperton)
North Vancouver – Kahlena Movement Studio (Edgemont Village)
North Vancouver – Treehaus Teahaus
Port Moody – Kushala Yoga & Wellness (Suter Brook Village)
Richmond – Terra Nova Midwifery (Steveston)
Surrey – Community Birth Program (Panorama Village)
Squamish – Squamish Dance Centre
Vancouver – Bed Bath & Beyond (Broadway)
Vancouver – The Childbearing Society (Trout Lake)
Vancouver – Pomegranate Midwives (Hastings-Sunrise)
Vancouver – Westside Midwives (Kitsilano)
Vancouver Island Courtenay – The House of Now
Nanaimo – Old City Midwives
North Saanich – McTavish Academy of Art
Sunshine Coast Powell River – Elements Movement (Townsite)
Roberts Creek – Yoga by the Sea
Sechelt – Waldorf Ballet
Okanagan or Interior Kamloops – Modern Nest
Kelowna – Malachite Midwives
Penticton – Purple Lotus Yoga
Salmon Arm – Namaste Yoga & Wellness Centre
Vernon – The Health Nest
Elsewhere in Canada We’ve occasionally taught in Alberta and Ontario, but we do not have any future courses planned at this time. To provide everyone with the opportunity to take our unique course, we now offer our 2-hour Infant/Child CPR, Choking and Injury Prevention course online.

Pricing

Course Pricing
Infant/Child CPR $45 + GST per participant
(2 hours, non-certification)
First Aid for the Infant and Toddler Years $80 + GST per participant
(5 hours, CPR-C/AED certification)
CPR Recertifications for Midwives and Nurses $45 + GST per participant, depending on CPR level
Must show proof of prior certification.
CPR-C for Doulas $80 + GST per participant
(7-8 hours, certification)

How to Register

All registration is online, through this website. If you already know which venue you want to attend, you can head directly to the registration page. If you’re not sure where you’d like to take a course, check out our full public course calendar to see what date and location best fits your schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are babies welcome?

In public courses, pre-mobile (not yet crawling) babies are welcome to join you. Our courses are breastfeeding-friendly. We cannot guarantee the safety of the venues for mobile children, and request mobile children do not join to limit distraction for other participants.

Which course is right for me?

Check out our courses page that explains the difference between all our unique courses.
Still not sure? Let us know what your needs are, and we’re happy to recommend the best course for your current situation.

Upcoming Public Courses

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  • 5 star review  My husband and I attended the infant/toddler CPR course and found it extremely helpful. Holly was a wealth of knowledge and covered a variety of topics. I felt well-informed rather than overwhelmed. I would highly recommend the course to any couple with young children and/or caregivers. Worth every penny!

    Chrissy Grant Avatar Chrissy Grant
    October 21, 2018
  • 5 star review  I worked with Jill as a co-host for an event as well as taking her CPR-C/AED. I found the content well organized and EXTREMELY informative. Jill's teaching style is laid back, easy going and personable. I left the class feeling informed and confident. I would highly recommend Safe Beginnings to anyone looking for a solid CPR course

    Stephanie M Mundle Avatar Stephanie M Mundle
    August 29, 2017
  • positive review  Love Holly’s energy level and her stories to keep the first aid class interesting! Thanks for coming all the way to Langley to teach a group of new moms who are just starting solids and needing to learn these life saving skills in case of emergencies ! 😍

    Amy Chow Avatar Amy Chow
    July 12, 2019
  • 5 star review  Great course. I've taken a lot of first aid courses over the years and found Holly's teaching style to be much more memorable and relevant. The way she explains things and breaks it down is straight forward, tangible and appeals to your common sense, she also gives you cues to help you remember! Loved the course and even better loved that it was at home with friends!

    Alli Rock GC Avatar Alli Rock GC
    June 8, 2017
  • 5 star review  Jill was was a great teacher. I am really glad I chose safe beginnings to get my Doula CPR training. I feel like I will be able to support families with what I learned today �

    Suvannah Ruddock Avatar Suvannah Ruddock
    August 27, 2017
  • 5 star review  I hosted a private course (4 hour infant and child first aid) and Holly was our instructor. She was phenomenal! The information was highly valuable and I would strongly recommend every parent and caregiver take a course through Safe Beginnings.

    Jane Pate Avatar Jane Pate
    July 31, 2017
  • positive review  Great course! Needed the refresher, highly recommended! Jill Colpitts was very knowledgeable and helpful! Thanks Jill.

    Gagan Saran Avatar Gagan Saran
    August 26, 2018
  • 5 star review  This course was so great! And it couldn't have come at a better time for us. After the course, we hadn't been home for more than 10 minutes, when someone started banging on our door...my husband rushed to answer and there on our doorstep was a neighbour...and she was choking!!! My husband immediately put to use the choking technique that Holly literally just taught us and was able to dislodge the item. He saved her life! Our neighbour was home alone and started choking so she ran outside and was banging on all the doors on our floor hoping someone was home. He said if she had come the day before he wouldn't have had the confidence to help her. Thank you Holly!!! From us AND our neighbour!!

    Jean Gallagher Avatar Jean Gallagher
    March 29, 2017
  • positive review  As a first time grandma I am so glad I went. Very informative and not just about infant first aid. I left feeling more confident in being able to assist with CPR and what to do with adults/babies choking. Everyone should start with this course.

    Michelle Hawthorne Avatar Michelle Hawthorne
    February 6, 2019
  • 5 star review  My husband and I are first time parents and heard great things about Holly. We live in downtown and chose to pick her in north van from the great reviews. We are so happy we got our training from her. She is very knowledgeable and professional and at the same time fun and personable. I particularly loved that she is a mother herself so she gave examples of things in the house we should be aware of and shared examples and stories of things her daughter has done that can be a risk. She flagged little things that we don't think of. I learned so much and feel as prepared as one can welcoming a little one into our world and home. I highly recommend her. Great class for couples and friends to do together.

    Tas Bhulji-Goel Avatar Tas Bhulji-Goel
    March 8, 2017