Amy Wright Glenn


Institute members make important theoretical, personal, and professional connections between the work of holding space for birth, breath, and death.

All involved in the work of caring for the birthing, dying, and nurturing mindful and compassionate living are most welcome to join.


Individual Membership

Individuals who join the Institute and benefit from the following:

*an-hour long, monthly webinar on topics relating to birth, breath, and death. These webinars include interviews with professionals involved in the work of self care, mindful living, and birthing/dying.

*access to a Facebook member-only group wherein conversations between care givers, teachers, and birth/death professionals yield meaningful and important connections.

*fifty percent off of selected Institute workshops/trainings. For example, members pay $150 (instead of $300) for a new online, live, workshop based upon key insights drawn from Amy Wright Glenn’s second book: Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go.

* ten percent off of  INELDA (the International End of Life Doula Association) trainings

*fifty percent off of a single phone or Skype consultation with Institute founder Amy Wright Glenn

*a copy of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula 


Institutions such as schools and businesses may choose from one of the membership packages described below. These packages are crafted to support sustainable workplace environments and teacher/professional self care.

Level One: Workshop + Webinar

Level One membership involves a 4-hour workshop taught by Amy Wright Glenn introducing attendees to self care practices such as journaling, time in nature, meditation/reflection, open discussion, and mindful movement. The workshop is open to 20-30 individuals space as long as adequate space is provided. Following the workshop, a webinar reviewing the practices presented will be made available for all attendees.

$800 + travel expenses paid/covered


Level Two: In-Person Presentation

Level Two membership entails a 90-minute long presentation by Amy Wright Glenn to a school or institution’s faculty/staff. Amy presents an inspiring and thought provoking reflection on self care drawing upon evidence-based practices that support workplace sustainability. This presentation will include overviews of recent research on self-care, specific information tailored to the independent school teacher, specific information tailored to teachers in faith-based institutions, short self-care activities, and many practical suggestions for supporting teachers in their work to increase workplace sustainability, faculty/staff retention, and improve the general morale and spirit.

$350 + travel expenses paid/covered


Schools and institutions are welcome to combine the two levels of membership for $1000.


Contact Amy for more information with regard to any of the above offerings.

Amy Wright Glenn earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She taught for eleven years in The Religion and Philosophy Department at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey earning the Dunbar Abston Jr. Chair for Teaching Excellence. Amy is a Kripalu Yoga teacher,(CD)DONA birth doula, hospital chaplain, Birthing Mama® Prenatal Yoga and  Wellness Teacher Trainer and a regular contributor to PhillyVoice wherein she composes articles relating to mindfulness, spirituality, parenting, ethics, birthing, and dying.  Amy is the founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death and the author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula. Her forthcoming book “Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go,” published by Parallax Press, will be available this fall.