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  This was a wonderful course! There was a lot of information to learn in two hours but Holly made it easy to understand and fun. I feel much more confident starting solids with my baby now! Holly also checked my car seat for me after the class and discovered it has a recalled part! I’m very happy I took this course.

    Sarah Bos Avatar Sarah Bos
    November 15, 2017
  • positive review  Very informative course. Holly was great. I feel a lot more knowledgeable bringing our child into this world now.

    Yasmine Nadery Avatar Yasmine Nadery
    August 13, 2018
  • 5 star review  I took Safe Beginning's First Aid course specifically for doulas over the weekend. Jill is obviously very knowledgeable and relayed her expertise in an easy to follow and practical manner. There was lots of practical skills taught and we also had the opportunity to practice on each other and infant dolls. It was a great course and when I need to recertify, I'll look to Safe Beginnings first!

    Kristy van den Bosch Avatar Kristy van den Bosch
    November 7, 2017
  • positive review  So glad my husband and I took this course. Holly is an engaging instructor who is passionate about infant safety and was great at giving us time to practice techniques and understand the why behind what we were doing. Will definitely recommend this course to all my momma friends.

    Lynn Duran Avatar Lynn Duran
    January 13, 2019
  • 5 star review  I just finished the Safe Beginnings First Aid corse with Jill. She was clear and concise. The corse was easy to follow. Enough practice was done throughout the class to allow for memory of the content to form.

    Nancy Lane Avatar Nancy Lane
    July 27, 2017
  • positive review  Really enjoyed this class! Brought up safety risks and tips we wouldn't have thought of. Highly recommend.

    Christina Ann Avatar Christina Ann
    January 14, 2019
  • 5 star review  My husband and I attended a course tonight and are so glad we did!! We learned so much and feel so much more prepared in case anything happened to our son. It was a warm, open atmosphere that was totally supportive for any of our questions! My husband also commented that he learned the proper techniques that were completely different from we would instinctively think to do for a infant, toddler, or child in distress! Would absolutely recommend to any new parent!

    Jacqueline Walker Avatar Jacqueline Walker
    September 7, 2017
  • 5 star review  I took Holly's course at BuyBuyBaby in Langley today. What a great course! Holly is a fantastic instructor. She spoke clearly and in a way that everyone could understand. She was very thorough and used real life examples to help us understand what she was teaching. I have children of my own and work with babies/toddlers on a daily basis. I feel confident knowing I could help with CPR or choking on any person now. I also loved how she covered other safety topics like car seat safety and home safety. I highly recommend anyone who's around children to take this course!

    Stacey Kosturos Avatar Stacey Kosturos
    December 13, 2017
  • 5 star review  I have taken 2 different CPR courses with Jill and she is a funny, engaging and compelling instructor who knows how to clearly present her material. Thanks also for the theory, visual demos, and hands-on practice - you made sure we got it right before we left! Always a great teacher, thanks so much! 🙂

    Rhiannon Bryant McKech Avatar Rhiannon Bryant McKech
    August 26, 2017
  • 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