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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  • positive review  Great class. Well laid out curriculum and well taught. Very thorough but not overwhelming. Highly recommend!

    Anna Merrifield Avatar Anna Merrifield
    December 9, 2018
  • 5 star review  I took the 2 hour infant CPR class with Holly in Squamish and it was great. Holly is very knowledgeable and was able to teach the content in a professional and pleasant manner. Would definitely recommend this course.

    Birte Jaschkowitz Avatar Birte Jaschkowitz
    April 28, 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 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  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
  • positive review  Excellent! Highly recommend this class. Up to date information and baby friendly environment. Thank you.

    Jasmine M Jones Avatar Jasmine M Jones
    December 16, 2018
  • 5 star review  Excellent course and instructor, highly recommended!

    Shaughnessy Chiara Avatar Shaughnessy Chiara
    January 10, 2018
  • 5 star review  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!

    Christie Saunders Avatar Christie Saunders
    January 23, 2018
  • 5 star review  Took the 2 hr infant/cpr class on March 11th at Nurture Collective in Parksville. The material was comprehensive, taught at a good pace with opportunities for questions, and allowed for lots of repetition and practice to create muscle memory. The teacher was experienced, knowledgeable and able and answer all questions asked. My Mom attended and had physical limitations that required modifications of nearly procedures and advice was provided for each. I would definitely recommend this for caregivers of young children.

    Crystal Jack Avatar Crystal Jack
    March 12, 2018
  • 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