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.

$90 per year


Membership benefits:

*Special complimentary access to webinars 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.

Examples of past webinar titles include:

Nurturing Gratitude

Understanding Birth and Death in the World’s Religions

Making Meaning of Infertility

Planning your vigil

How to nurture a meditation practice? 

Reflections on miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss 

How does social media impact our understanding of birth? 

Occasionally, webinars are made available to the public, free of charge. You can view a free webinar to get a sense of this aspect of Institute member benefits.

*Access to a Facebook member-only group wherein conversations between care givers, teachers, and birth/death professionals yield meaningful and important connections. Access the Institute’s main Facebook page here.

*Significant discounts off of Institute workshops/trainings. For example, members pay $150 (instead of $300) for access to the Loving, Dying, and Letting Go online workshop based upon 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. This session can be dedicated to nurturing a member’s meditation practice, focused upon grief work, or spiritual/vocational discernment

*A complimentary copy of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula is sent to all members upon joining the Institute.


Contact Amy for more information on joining the Institute.


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 and Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go.