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MotherCircle

Facilitator Training

WE BEGIN October 1, 2024

Build Mother Culture

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MotherCircle

Facilitator Training

Build Mother Culture

WE BEGIN OCTOBER 1, 2024

Become a
MotherCircle Facilitator.

Become a
MotherCircle Facilitator.

Become a MotherCircle Facilitator.

Become a
MotherCircle Facilitator.

Get on the waitlist to be notified when program enrollment reopens

A comprehensive 9 week online certification program for women who desire to create, strengthen and lead circles of mothers using the MotherCircle format and curriculum.

We are living in a time where loneliness is
epidemic and community is distant.

We are living in a time where loneliness is epidemic and community is distant.

We are living in a time where loneliness is epidemic and community is distant.

We need villages to raise children, mothers and families – and village-mindedness is rare. The current structures do not support the deep longing we have to mother and be mothered in community. We are living out of alignment with the fundamental needs of humans for connection and togetherness.

And women especially suffer.

In a culture stripped of wisdom and rites of passages, we are invited back into connection with the oldest code.

Women gathering.

This moment is a powerful window of opportunity for repair. Together we’ll build the habits, structures and relationships that will sustain us, as mothers and leaders in our families and communities. 

In a culture stripped of wisdom and rites of passages, we are invited back into connection with the oldest code.

Women gathering.

This moment is a powerful window of opportunity for repair. Together we’ll build the habits, structures and relationships that will sustain us, as mothers and leaders in our families and communities. 

What is the investment?

What is the investment?

Has motherhood left you feeling isolated, disconnected and longing for community?

Do you know in your bones that there's a deeper, more connected pathway of wisdom for you and the mothers in your life or business?

Do you want to be part of creating MotherCulture on behalf of our ancestors, our children and generations to come?

Has motherhood left you feeling isolated, disconnected and longing for community?

Do you know in your bones that there's a deeper, more connected pathway of wisdom for you and the mothers in your life or business?

Do you want to be part of creating MotherCulture on behalf of our ancestors, our children and generations to come?

You believe.
You see.
You know.

You are here because you believe that the health of mothers matters, and that when mothers thrive, communities thrive.

You see that the cultural fabric is torn, especially in the postpartum time, and you want to do something about that. 

You know that early mothering is a time ripe for maturation and self-discovery and you want to help reclaim that for women.

You know that we are not meant to do this alone and concentric circles of mothers supporting mothers is the answer.

You believe. You see. You know.

You are here because you believe that the health of mothers matters, and that when mothers thrive, communities thrive.

You see that the cultural fabric is torn, especially in the postpartum time, and you want to do something about that. 

You know that early mothering is a time ripe for maturation and self-discovery and you want to help reclaim that for women.

You know that we are not meant to do this alone and concentric circles of mothers supporting mothers is the answer.

It’s time to build MotherCulture together.

Become a
MotherCircle Facilitator.

Become a
MotherCircle Facilitator.

Become a MotherCircle Facilitator.

Become a
MotherCircle Facilitator.

Get on the waitlist to be notified when program enrollment reopens

What is Facilitator Training?

A comprehensive online 9 week training and certificate program for women who desire to create, strengthen and lead circles of mothers in their in person or online communities using the MotherCircle format and curriculum.

You may already have a book club, or a women’s circle, or a professional offering – or maybe you have never led a circle, but are craving connection on a deeper level. Either way, this training will prepare you with the skills you need to create spaces for mothers to hold, cultivate and practice wisdom.

With the MotherCircle curriculum as our guide, we will go through it week by week to ensure understanding of the foundational content, as well as practice and develop the facilitation skills you’ll need to teach and facilitate a group experience. These skills will prepare you to lead groups through this curriculum as well as serve you in other areas of leadership in your community.

What will the program cover?

MotherDive

Learn to facilitate a ceremonial experience for women to explore the deeper aspects of their personal journeys.

MotherCycle

Learn to guide women through the arc of the feminine cycle, and the key differences between teaching and facilitation.

MotherBody

Learn the framework for physical and emotional wellness, and how to lead women into greater awareness and care for their whole being.

MotherJaguar

Learn how to guide women into a greater awareness of their nervous system, and how to apply this awareness into their everyday lives.

MotherBirth

Learn how to care for the individual while containing a group dynamic through various methods of birth story exploration.

MotherLover

Learn how to facilitate discussions around sexuality and motherhood that keeps groups on track - while taking women deeper into their own truth and understanding.

MotherWorth

Learn how to create authentic spaces of sharing and connection that build sustainable support and community within the group.

MotherCode

Learn how to lead simple grounding and orienting practices, that create a safe space for mirroring and containment within a group.

What will the program cover?

MotherDive

Learn to facilitate a ceremonial experience for women to explore the deeper aspects of their personal journeys.

MotherCycle

Learn to guide women through the arc of the feminine cycle, and the key differences between teaching and facilitation.

MotherBody

Learn the framework for physical and emotional wellness, and how to lead women into greater awareness and care for their whole being.

MotherJaguar

Learn how to guide women into a greater awareness of their nervous system, and how to apply this awareness into their everyday lives.

MotherBirth

Learn how to care for the individual while containing a group dynamic through various methods of birth story exploration.

MotherLover

Learn how to facilitate discussions around sexuality and motherhood that keeps groups on track - while taking women deeper into their own truth and understanding.

MotherWorth

Learn how to create authentic spaces of sharing and connection that build sustainable support and community within the group.

MotherCode

Learn how to lead simple grounding and orienting practices, that create a safe space for mirroring and containment within a group.

What will the program cover?

MotherDive

Learn to facilitate a ceremonial experience for women to explore the deeper aspects of their personal journeys.

MotherCycle

Learn to guide women through the arc of the feminine cycle, and the key differences between teaching and facilitation.

MotherBody

Learn the framework for physical and emotional wellness, and how to lead women into greater awareness and care for their whole being.

MotherJaguar

Learn how to guide women into a greater awareness of their nervous system, and how to apply this awareness into their everyday lives.

MotherBirth

Learn how to care for the individual while containing a group dynamic through various methods of birth story exploration.

MotherLover

Learn how to facilitate discussions around sexuality and motherhood that keeps groups on track - while taking women deeper into their own truth and understanding.

MotherWorth

Learn how to create authentic spaces of sharing and connection that build sustainable support and community within the group.

MotherCode

Learn how to lead simple grounding and orienting practices, that create a safe space for mirroring and containment within a group.

What’s the investment?

What is the investment?

Become a
MotherCircle Facilitator.

Get on the waitlist to be notified when program enrollment reopens

Program Details

Here’s what to expect inside every week of the 9 week MotherCircle Facilitation training and certificate program.

Program Details

Here’s what  to expect inside every week of the 9 week MotherCircle Facilitation training and certificate program.

Also included

Also included

What are the criteria for certification?

Note: We will offer two Sunday live practice makeup classes.

What are the criteria for certification?

Note: We will offer two Sunday live practice makeup classes.

Become a
MotherCircle Facilitator.

Become a
MotherCircle Facilitator.

Become a MotherCircle Facilitator.

Become a
MotherCircle Facilitator.

Get on the waitlist to be notified when program enrollment reopens

At the end of this training, you will...

At the end of this training, you will...

Be ready to plan and lead your first MotherCircle.

Receive an 8 week holistic mother centric curriculum that you can use personally or professionally.

Have greater confidence to lead groups both in person and online.

Understand the difference between teaching and facilitation.

Understand the components of ceremony and know how to facilitate a ceremonial experience.

Know how to contain a group when things get off track.

Have the facilitation skills needed to maintain a group environment while caring for the individuals within.

Know the foundational principles of the arc of the motherhood journey.

At the end of this training,
you will...

Be ready to plan and lead your first MotherCircle.

Receive an 8 week holistic mother centric curriculum that you can use personally or professionally.

Understand the difference between teaching and facilitation.

Have greater confidence to lead groups both in person and online.

Understand the components of ceremony and know how to facilitate a ceremonial experience.

Know how to contain a group when things get off track.

Have the facilitation skills needed to maintain a group environment while caring for the individuals within.

Know the foundational principles of the arc of the motherhood journey.

At the end of this training, you will...

Be ready to plan and lead your first MotherCircle.

Receive an 8 week holistic mother centric curriculum that you can use personally or professionally.

Have greater confidence to lead groups both in person and online.

Understand the difference between teaching and facilitation.

Understand the components of ceremony and know how to facilitate a ceremonial experience.

Know how to contain a group when things get off track.

Have the facilitation skills needed to maintain a group environment while caring for the individuals within.

Know the foundational principles of the arc of the motherhood journey.

"Kimberly facilitates with a grounding presence, and is so gifted in meeting the energy and diverse experiences of each group she leads. Her embodied presentation of the material invites us all to the depths and intimate layers of the motherhood journey together, like no other circle I’ve been in. She’s able to weave in dynamic guest speakers with such grace, models the power of a silent pause, and her laugh is infectious. I’m so grateful for MotherCircle and Kimberly’s passion behind it. I look forward to another round!"

Karla Johnston-Krase M. Div, RYT

This program is for...

This program is for...

Are you ready to build MotherCulture with us?

Create a reparative experience for the epidemic of disconnection.

Learn the foundational principles and wisdom in the arc of the motherhood journey.

Counter the idealized misconceptions of what motherhood should be or look like.

Provide pathways for meaningful connection and community.

Mend the threads to create and move towards MotherCulture.

Invite individual healing within a safe collective environment.

It’s time to build MotherCulture together.

Listen as mothers share the impact that MotherCircle has had on their lives.

"A profound part of Kimberly’s genius is her capacity to hold containers for various types of experiences. She knows the quality of presence each container requires by virtue of its purpose. In working with her, you receive a unique combination of more didactic forms of education, together with an embodied modeling of the material that’s intuitive, deeply authentic, and of great integrity.”

Simona Chitescu Weik PhD

Mother Circle
Facilitator Training

FULL Price

$ 2497
$ 1997

LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER
AVAILABLE UNTIL MIDNIGHT Pt, MAY 31st

The MotherCircle Facilitator Training program starts October 1, 2024.

Plus a $700 additional value in BONUS courses!

Includes automatic enrollment in 2 live MotherCircle courses in September 2023 and January 2024, plus access to the course recordings.

Become a
MotherCircle Facilitator.

Get on the waitlist to be notified when program enrollment reopens

CREATOR AND FOUNDER OF MOTHERCIRCLE

Kimberly Ann Johnson

Lead MotherCircle Facilitator Trainer, Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Single Mom

For the past 14 years, Kimberly has been helping women prepare for birth, recover from birth, heal from gynecological surgeries, and repair sexual boundary ruptures. 

She is the author of the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester: Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality (Shambhala, 2017) published in eight languages around the world, The Fourth Trimester Journal, The Fourth Trimester Card Deck, and The Call of the Wild (Harper Wave, 2021), and Reckoning co-authored with Stephen Jenkinson (2022).

Together with Keli Garza, she crowdfunded the Fourth Trimester Vaginal Steam Study project to measure the effects of vaginal steaming on mother recovery after having a baby. 

Her work has been featured on the Goop! podcast, The New York TimesForbesVogue, New York Magazine’s The CutHarper’s Bazaar, Today.com and many more. She is the host of the Sex Birth Trauma podcast with 900,000 unique downloads.

She is the author of Call of The Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, And Use It For Good (HarperWave, 2021) and the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester: Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality (Shambhala, 2017) published in seven languages around the world.

Her work has been featured on the Goop! podcast, The New York TimesForbesVogue, New York Magazine’s The CutHarper’s Bazaar, Today.com and many more. She is the host of the Sex Birth Trauma podcast with 750,000 unique downloads.

MOTHERCIRCLE FACILITATOR TRAINER

Jessica Connolly

Birthworker, Holistic Coach, and Circle Leader

Jessica is a birthworker, holistic coach, and a circle leader committed to the practice and sharing of wisdom. She is the mother of 4 daughters ages 6-16, and has extensive experience in leadership, group worship and the sharing and exchange of information in non-traditional ways.

She brings her depth of experience to the circles, retreats and online classes at the intersection of ancient wisdom and modern science. She serves women who want to discover the pathway of feminine wisdom, for themselves and for their children.

CREATOR AND FOUNDER OF MOTHERCIRCLE

Kimberly Ann Johnson

Lead MotherCircle Facilitator Trainer, Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Single Mom

For the past 14 years, Kimberly has been helping women prepare for birth, recover from birth, heal from gynecological surgeries, and repair sexual boundary ruptures. 

She is the author of the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester: Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality (Shambhala, 2017) published in eight languages around the world, The Fourth Trimester Journal, The Fourth Trimester Card Deck, and The Call of the Wild (Harper Wave, 2021), and Reckoning co-authored with Stephen Jenkinson (2022).

Together with Keli Garza, she crowdfunded the Fourth Trimester Vaginal Steam Study project to measure the effects of vaginal steaming on mother recovery after having a baby. 

Her work has been featured on the Goop! podcast, The New York TimesForbesVogue, New York Magazine’s The CutHarper’s Bazaar, Today.com and many more. She is the host of the Sex Birth Trauma podcast with 900,000 unique downloads.

MOTHERCIRCLE FACILITATOR TRAINER

Jessica Connolly

Birthworker, Holistic Coach, and Circle Leader

Jessica is a birthworker, holistic coach, and a circle leader committed to the practice and sharing of wisdom. She is the mother of 4 daughters ages 6-16, and has extensive experience in leadership, group worship and the sharing and exchange of information in non-traditional ways.

She brings her depth of experience to the circles, retreats and online classes at the intersection of ancient wisdom and modern science. She serves women who want to discover the pathway of feminine wisdom, for themselves and for their children.

CREATOR AND FOUNDER OF MOTHERCIRCLE

Kimberly Ann Johnson

Lead MotherCircle Facilitator Trainer, Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Single Mom

For the past 14 years, Kimberly has been helping women prepare for birth, recover from birth, heal from gynecological surgeries, and repair sexual boundary ruptures. 

She is the author of the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester: Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality (Shambhala, 2017) published in eight languages around the world, The Fourth Trimester Journal, The Fourth Trimester Card Deck, and The Call of the Wild (Harper Wave, 2021), and Reckoning co-authored with Stephen Jenkinson (2022).

Together with Keli Garza, she crowdfunded the Fourth Trimester Vaginal Steam Study project to measure the effects of vaginal steaming on mother recovery after having a baby. 

Her work has been featured on the Goop! podcast, The New York TimesForbesVogue, New York Magazine’s The CutHarper’s Bazaar, Today.com and many more. She is the host of the Sex Birth Trauma podcast with 900,000 unique downloads.

As seen in

New York Times
Forbes
The Cut Magazine
Today Show
Vogue
Yoga Journal
Well Good

Got questions?

No. Mandatory attendance in the live MotherCircle course beginning September 3rd, is required. Enrollment in MotherCircle Facilitator training includes automatic enrollment in the live MotherCircle course starting September 3rd.

Yes. Mandatory attendance in the live MotherCircle course beginning September 3rd, is required. Enrollment in MotherCircle Facilitator training includes automatic enrollment in the live MotherCircle course starting September 3rd.

You will need an average of six to eight hours a week minimum to dedicate to this offering. In order to teach, there is study involved. Not everything one studies becomes the class, but that is the foundational knowledge that takes us there. So we will give you resources to explore in the case that you are particularly interested or moved by one part of the content.

  • 75 minutes to watch the MotherCircle class.
  • 120 minutes for the Facilitator training.
  • Attend at least five practice facilitation sessions (90 min) and watch the ones you did not attend live.
  • Two to three hours of study, journaling and preparation.
  • Attending all weekly sessions of the live MotherCircle Facilitator Training.

  • Attending at least five of the weekly practice facilitation sessions.

  • Answering the quiz questions each week after the live class in Thinkific.

  • A final paper that shares your learnings from the training and your intentions for leading groups through the MotherCircle curriculum.

Yes, if you are certified. After you become a facilitator, this is open source information for you to use as you see fit, while crediting its origins. You may teach it virtually or in person. You may not rebrand it and teach it as your own.

No. You are welcome and encouraged to gather a group of friends or acquaintances to move through this experience together.

Yes, if you complete the course, quizzes and exit evaluation you will be a certified MotherCircle facilitator.

Part of this training will be about learning how to provide a safe and contained environment for all participants. You will learn how to establish group agreements and what to do when things veer off course. This will be a major theme of the training- how to sit in your seat as leader, to track individual experiences at the same time as tracking a group.

Each person will come to this training with different experience, affinity and expertise. You will be encouraged to lean on your strengths and we will offer you a number of ways to offer material.

Some of you will already have businesses and work that dovetails with this material. Others of you are just getting started. By the end of the nine weeks, we will help you have a plan of how you will bring this into the world.

There will be an evaluation at the end of the course and you will have all the supportive information you need to begin. If you’ve never taught before, there will always be hesitation and anticipation. And the only way to get good at it is to practice. You will have a chance to practice teaching each week. That practice will help you to gain confidence.

No, you don’t have to be a mother to become a MotherCircle facilitator.

Many women can serve mothers and integrate the wisdom of the motherhood journey and offer it in a meaningful way.

It will be important to know that sessions and practices are unique to the experience of motherhood and you’ll have to feel comfortable relating with these from your own experience.

MotherCircle is an eight class arc through the physical, emotional, and spiritual trajectory of motherhood, created by Kimberly Ann Johnson in 2018. MotherCircle is now a community of thousands of fierce mothers wrestling with big questions of who we are as women and mothers in these times. Kimberly will be leading her MotherCircle course this September. Visit here to find out more.

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