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.
|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.|
|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
We organized for a private class for 16 (mixture of new parents, expectant parents, & grandparents) and after having some difficulty getting an indoor space large enough we decided to hold it outside under some canopies in our yard. Holly was very responsive throughout the whole planning process on email, arrived on time, and was very personable and professional. Our group had a great time, learned tons, and came away feeling much more confident in our abilities to handle an emergency whether it was for an infant or an adult. I'd highly recommend Holly and Safe Beginnings. For us, booking a private session for a larger group made it much more cost effective for everyone.
August 31, 2017
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 ! 😍
July 12, 2019
Thank you for a great course in North Van Holly! Very informative and my partner managed to stay focused for the 4 hours which is a miracle!
January 23, 2018
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!
September 7, 2017
This course was extremely beneficial, and I encourage anyone who spends time around infants & children (all you aunties & uncles & friends) to take this course! Yes for safety for the little ones but honestly for your own peace of mind too! I feel SO much more comfortable knowing that I am now educated enough to be helpful and just know the right steps to take during emergency situations. I learned far more than just cpr - the instructor was so great! Highly recommend!
December 12, 2018
Fabulous, info packed course! 100% worth it!
September 28, 2018
We booked a private class for a group of friends and the caregivers of our children. The class was incredibly informative and gave us the confidence we needed to care for our children (and other adults!) in the scariest of instances. Holly’s passion and depth of knowledge kept us engaged the entire class. Every parent or caregiver NEEDS to take this class! Could not recommend it more.
January 22, 2019
We completed the CPR course today and left feeling confident with the skills we took away with us. Holly knows her stuff and is passionate about what she does. She teaches in a way that is straight to the point and easy to follow. I have already recommended this to my mom friends and will continue to do so!
July 8, 2018
I have done many first aid courses through my work for work. Having recently had a child, I realized I didn't have the first aid skills required to help him in an emergancy. I learned so much and was given some amazing resources. Recommended for every parent and gaurdian and really any able bodied person.
June 24, 2019
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!
November 7, 2017