Deepening the Journey Online Program


6 soul-cleansing days of transformation & inspiration to nourish you and your  passion for birth  

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Midwives, birthworkers, doulas: this is your time ...

Reconnect with birthwork as the deeply empowering practice it can be


It's time to take the space and time you need to focus on yourself,
without demands or expectations.
Reconnect with your passion for birth. 
Be nurtured.
Experience the transformation you need to keep going in this valuable work. 

This work can be so challenging.

You give so deeply of yourself every day. 


When do you allow yourself to be nourished?  


If you work with birth, you might be one of the almost 50% feeling burnt out, stressed or anxious.

Or, maybe you’ve found the best way to deal with the stresses of work is to disconnect a bit from your practice and your clients.

You came to birth work because you felt a calling from deep within you, but you might be starting to lose sight of the passion. You aren’t sure how to get it back – or if it’s even possible.

The world is at a tipping point, and your work might feel harder than ever. And yet, you know just how important each birth is in a woman’s life.

You may have tried to reach out and get support, turning to colleagues, only to find they are facing the same, if not harder struggles.

Maybe you’ve looked online for support, but you know you need time away from daily life in order to press the pause button and experience a full reset.

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Childbirth is meant to be a nourishing, soul-sustaining and transformative time


Midwifery and birthwork can also be transformative and soul sustaining ... when you have the tools you need

When you're a student, the focus is mostly on the training portion of becoming a midwife, not the continuing support, development and ongoing skills required through the different stages of this calling.

Deepening the Journey helps midwives and birth workers avoid trauma, burnout, and disconnection from their work.

Light your midwifery spark again, by giving yourself the time to fill your own cup. Be guided and supported in rekindling your passion and developing real skills that make a difference, while you build a powerful community of like-minded midwives. 

This in an intimate deep dive: we only accept a limited number of participants for our annual in person retreat. 

It's not just about knowledge. You’ll be fully immersed in a nurturing, empowering, and rejuvenating space that allows you to remain calm, clear-headed, and motivated during every birth.

No matter the external pressures…

3 ways Deepening the Journey will uplevel your midwifery practice




Transform with powerful tools and practices.


Connect with yourself and a sisterhood of midwives.


Re-Inspire your practice, and your life’s calling. 

Hi! I’m Lianne,

For the last ten years, I’ve been facilitating trauma-integration healing sessions for my clients as well as for midwives and doulas. In this work, it has become so clear to me that something needs to shift.

We can’t keep going the way we are. So many women are burnt out, stressed and anxious. And when this happens to a midwife, lives can be at stake. As a birthworker, you’re so good at helping women find their circle of support. But who do you turn to for guidance? How do you nurture yourself as a birthworker? 

I’ve been a midwife for more than 20 years, in clinical practice as well as teaching midwives in a postgraduate university program for more than 12 years. I also run retreats, programs and workshops for midwives and families, facilitating profound transformation and sharing practical skills and knowledge that make a difference.

I’m passionate about working with midwives and other birthworkers because we are the gatekeepers at the beginning of life. We know how transformational the moments around birth are, and how much it impacts the woman, her baby, her family, and our world. And, how we are, who we are, in those moments, makes a difference…

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"Lianne is bringing the light to midwifery, to the sisterhood, and women in the world. I wish there could be a Lianne in every city and every hospital!" - Ulyana Kora, Midwife


And, this is GeorGina...

GeorGina is a midwife, mindfulness and somatic practitioner who has been supporting women in embracing the transformative feminine power of pregnancy, birthing and our wondrous, sensual body for over 25 years.

She is the creator of ‘The Art of Mindful Birthing Workshop’ and has been facilitating courses for pregnant women, midwives, and birth workers since 2005. Combining meditation, mindfulness, storytelling, creative expression, and circle work, these workshops inspire participants to awaken and deepen their inner resourcefulness. GeorGina has also co-facilitated Deepening the Journey retreats since their inception in 2016.

GeorGina works as a homebirth midwife, as well as a lecturer for midwifery students at the university level. She loves supporting midwives and women to practice presence and connection to their embodied wisdom.


And, dear Ibu Robin Lim...

Robin Lim is known worldwide for her life-changing midwifery work. Robin is a midwife and is the founder and executive director of Yayasan Bumi Sehat Birth Centre in Bali. 

Together with supporting pregnant and postpartum families and receiving babies, Ibu Robin has authored 19 books, available in English, Indonesian, Italian and Spanish. Her articles, stories and poetry have been published worldwide. Ibu Robin also teaches midwives, doulas, and obstetricians around the world, spreading the message of Healing the Earth through Healing Birth.

  • In 2006, Ibu Robin received the Alexander Langer International Peace Award for her efforts to grant caring, competent support to birthing mothers and non-violent birth to their children.
  • In 2011, she received the CNN Hero of the Year Award for serving her community, including medically disenfranchised citizens of Indonesia.
  • In 2012, the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Heath honoured her with the Jeannine Parvati BirthKeeper Award.



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"I came with an open mind and a thirst for knowledge. I leave with a connection to myself, women of the earth that I had not expected. I have learned so much from the most amazing group of women as well as having time to heal myself in ways I hadn't known I needed. I feel reinvigorated & inspired with a new sense of commitment to transforming birth. Thank you!"


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"Deepening the Journey helped me to explore my fragility and power. I rebirthed my love for midwifery and leave here with an open heart, mind and body. Thank you so much."


An inside peek at the Deepening the Journey Program


 To work powerfully with women in the birth space, your own integration and healing is vital. In the busy-ness of everyday life, it’s very hard to give yourself what you need for your own inner work.

Give yourself the time and space you need to focus on you so that you can truly be present for yourself, your family and friends, and the women you care for.

You can be one of those midwives who is able to come back to center quickly, to feel clear-headed, to make decisions from a calm state of mind no matter what is happening on the outside.

This is not one of those programs where you're one of hundreds of others. We accept a limited number of participants for this intimate in-person deep dive, and this allows you to connect deeply and get the attention you need to make a difference. 


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1) Space for YOU 

We all know what it feels like when a container is held for us. Our bodies relax, our nervous systems settle, we exhale.

You need and space just for you in order to create the conditions where learning, growth, and rejuvenation are possible. 

Support, connection, and the right environment allow you to come back to your own centre, to remember why you got into this work, and to give back you yourself so that your own cup is full. 

This is your time.   

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2)  Tapping for Birth Program

You learn how to use energy psychology to work powerfully with fears, anxieties and stresses within your own life, as well as being introduced to use these tools during pregnancy, birth and parenting. 

This potent tool allows you to work with emotions and challenges in a simple yet effective way - both your own and, as you develop proficiency, with the women and families you work with.  

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3) Nervous System Regulation

Do you want to actually enjoy yourself and be able to appreciate the ups and downs of daily life? The key is a regulated nervous system. 

Learn simple yet potent practices that  you can learn and use in every day life.

Not only is a regulated nervous system a key part of being able to hold space well (and make the right decisions and actions) during birth, but it's key for the women we work with as well. 


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4) Mindfulness

Cultivating presence keeps women safe, and it helps us as midwives. But how do we do it? Mindfulness is developed by making the time and space to bring awareness to what is happening right here and right now. You need guidance to be able to do that within your everyday life in a way that's accessible and fits into your lifestyle. 

Mindfulness is a way of being that allows you to be awake in the moment, using everything that’s available and at your disposal as a resource for dealing with whatever is happening. In stressful situations, this is fundamental. It means you have the clarity to respond in a way that is aware, woman centred and responsive - not reactive. 

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5) Connection with your Intuitive Knowing

The head and the heart, the art and the science: all are important for midwives. Learn how to discern your own intuition from fear or other voices from within. Your intuition is one of your most powerful allies in life, and you too can deepen your connection with this way of knowing, both in your personal life and in your practice.

Trust and intuitive knowing in birth has made a profound difference in countless births and I've spent the last 20 years teaching people how to access (and trust) this knowing within themselves. 


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6) Advanced Skills

A deep understanding of how to work optimally with:

  • The hormones of labor and birth - what you, what women, and what their birth partners can do.
  • Making space in the pelvis during pregnancy and through birth.
  • Hands-on techniques for helping babies that are ‘stuck’ get unstuck.
  • Working with long labors, posterior babies, physical and emotional dystocia.
  • Rebozo and other traditional techniques that work: pregnancy , birth and postpartum.
  • Sensuality, sexuality and ecstatic birth.
  • A primer on breech birth.
  • Lotus birth, cord burning, placenta rituals.
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- CNN hero and founder of the birth centre Yayasan Bumi Sehat -

"Tapping for Birth is a technique of allowing people to perceive the threat, and let it go. It is non- analytical, meaning that the story and traumas are not repeated, which prevents further trauma. When Lianne’s method of tapping is used as part of prenatal care, most pregnancy discomforts can be released, and optimal health restored."


How it works


6 days of immersive learning  

Starting in January you’ll get access to the first month of the Deepening the Journey course. Each month, you will receive a new module with videos, guided audios, writing invitations, and the latest up-to-date research and tools – giving you time to fully understand the concepts and apply them in your daily practice.

5 nights stunning accommodation & gourmet food 

Each month you will join a live, interactive virtual retreat. (Not able to attend? Each retreat will be recorded so you can watch them again and again!) These monthly calls will be a chance to fully immerse yourself and connect with a group of like-minded women.

Community, Practice and Connection

You will have weekly connection calls with your inner circle of midwives to network, connect and practice what you’re learning in a safe place. Not only will you have ample opportunity to fine-tune your new skills but you will emerge from this program with a whole community of like-minded midwives to continue to support and guide you through lifelong friendships.


Do you wish to join us in our next Program?

Our next Deepening the Journey Retreat takes place in October 2023.

If you would like to know more, these are the next steps for you to take...

Step 1

Click on the button below to book a FREE 30 minute Clarity Call with Lianne

Step 2

Get really clear on how this program will work to support your practice and reignite your passion.

Step 3

Be ready to be guided through a transformational experience!

Book a FREE 30 minute Pre-Enrolment Call with Lianne

This program is for YOU if

  • You know that for you to be able to work deeply and powerfully with women, you need to have done the work yourself - and you are ready for your own transformation.
  • You've been a midwife or doula for a while and you want to reignite your passion, or you're newly qualified, ready, and inspired to learn.
  • You recognize the intensity of the work you've chosen, and you’d love a like-minded sisterhood for support and inspiration.
  • You know that to keep giving, you have to give back to yourself. 
  • You can feel yourself burning out and you need support
  • You're ready to take birth work to a deeper level - you know there's more to this calling.
  • You want real skills that work to use with yourself and birthing families.
  • No matter what your context of practice, this is for midwives who want to deal powerfully with whatever comes their way.
  • We cannot always control what life brings us, but we can have skills, tools, and practices that allow us to thrive.

Why this Program was created

This program was birthed well over a decade ago when Lianne's youngest daughter was a baby. Lianne saw such a desire in midwives and doulas to grow, learn and stay inspired. For many, their education had left them wanting more: they didn’t learn what they expected to in midwifery school. Lianne dreamed of creating a 9-month journey for midwives that gave the time and space to find the place inside that holds a deep trust in birth. Every midwife she's ever met has this knowing somewhere within. What we need are the skills, knowledge and tools to nurture this deep trust. 

One of the challenges we faced in our live retreats is that some midwives would go home after their week away and fall back into old habits, ways of being. Instead of using the skills and tools they learned, they would remember their time on the retreat like a dream.

Midwives also found it difficult to be able to take enough time off to fly around the world and join us.

Our online 9 month Journey gives us the time and space we need to go deep into the skills, tools and resources to live life powerfully as a midwife. I'm excited to have this opportunity to share this time with you. 


What you will get in this Program



10 x 1.5 Hour “Virtual Retreats” hosted by Lianne Schwartz



Videos, audios, written handouts and more that support and guide you through each step of the Program.



Powerful live and recorded sessions with midwife and mindfulness teacher GeorGina Kelly.



Bonus live interactive session with Ibu Robin Lim - CNN hero of the year and founder of Yayasan Bumi Sehat in Bali.



Live guided processes to reconnect you with your midwifery passion.



Proven tools, exercises, and advanced midwifery skills.



Powerful guest speakers in a small group setting for wisdom & inspiration. 

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Currently working? This retreat is fully tax-deductible for most midwives - you get it all back at the end of the tax year.



This Program is certified for over 40hrs of continuing professional development in most countries.



A portion of all proceeds goes to support the vital work at  Yayasan Bumi Sehat and Graha Bunda, natural birth centers that support women in Bali.


Frequently Asked Questions


Do you still have questions?

Click on the button below and book your FREE 30min Pre-Enrolment Call with Lianne so you can ask any further questions you may have!

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