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Midwifery Conference

Custom pick your pathway through this epic week of CEU’s, Skillz & Drillz, a 3 day conference & transformational retreat. Welcome Home!

Hosted at the beautiful and historic Galvez Hotel and Spa on the beach in Galveston, Texas in the middle of November 2022!

Hold your spottoday!

Limited spots available!

Midwifery Wisdom Conference and retreat

It all startswith "skillz & drillz"

A round-robin, 20 stations, hands-on process with life-like models, real-life scenarios, and qualified mentors to support your learning and practice.

Course certification, CEU’s, and/or student sign-offs for Bridge, NARM, ACNM, PEP, NRP, and most schools offered. You proceed through the stations based on the pathway you choose, a) AP Midwife (6 yrs +) b) Midwife (0-5yrs) c) Senior Student d) New Midwifery Student or Assistant.

Available Thursday through Monday, but will fill up fast, as there are limited spots.

Skillz & Drillz’ Pathways:
  • Phlebotomy
  • Canulation / IV
  • FHT Auditory Practice
  • Abdominal Palpation
  • Pelvic Exam / VE
  • Bladder Catheterization
  • Bulb Foley Placement
  • Maternal Vital Assessment
  • Well-Person Physcial Exam
  • Newborn Exam
  • Episiotomy & Suture
  • NRP
  • CPR
  • 911 Call Scrip Practice
  • Placenta/ Clot Manual Removal
  • Bi-Manual Compression
  • EBL & IM Injections
  • Breech Maneuvers
  • Shoulder Dystocia Maneuvers
  • Emergencies Role Play
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The 3 day conference begins on Friday

Our Keynote Speaker:
JayVon Muhammad, BS, CPM, MA-MCHS, LM

As well as other epic Midwifery Wisdom mentors

Topics TBA

  • Augustine Colebrook, CPM, MA-MCHS
  • Barbara Harper, RN, Midwife, CKC, BHT
  • Brittany Thornton, CPM, LM
  • Delmar Bauta, CBJD, CBS
  • Ilka Fanni Szilágyi
  • JaLisa Taylor, CPM, LM
  • Jennifer Justice Gallardo, CPM, LM
  • Jennifer Johnston, CPM, LM
  • Jennifer Nelson, RN, DEM
  • Karen Dewitt, ND
  • Kesha Chiappinelli, JD, IBCLC
  • Kimberly Haines, CPM, LM
  • Kristine Laurie, CPM
  • Mari-Carmen Farmer, CNM
  • Melissa Nealy, IBCLC
  • Moriah Melin, CPM, RM
  • Rixa Freeze, PhD
  • Roxanne Barnes, CNM
  • Tanya Wills, CNM
  • Wantina Brooks-Roach, CPM, LM
  • Wendi Cleckner, CPM, JD, LM
  • and more yet to be confirmed….



Snowmobiling – two and a half hour guided adventure ride treats you to magnificent 360-degree views of Mt. Sopris, the West Elk Mountains, and the Flattops Wilderness area.

Cross-country skiing – with any luck we will see snow (which is a real possibility in mid-November at this elevation) and we can enjoy this sport.
Massage & Yoga – on-site Yoga on alternating days and private or couples massage available with advance registration.

Horseback riding, chicken feeding, sheep petting – a general barnyard experience and/or a guided trail ride into the woods below Mt Sopris

Alpine roller coaster – USA Today and Park World Magazine named the Alpine Coaster one of the 10 Best Roller Coaster Rides of Your Life. Think of everything you love about roller coasters—the exhilarating speed, racing around tight turns, flying over bumps and waves. Now imagine that you are in full control of your speed, you are riding alone or with a friend and cruising down an alpine slope surrounded by Colorado’s gorgeous scenery.

Shopping and sightseeing – you really haven’t lived ’til you’ve (window) shopped in Aspen – bumping elbow with the rich and famous is a hoot, (but seriously, this is one of the most gorgeous valleys in the world)


By Airplane (from closest to furthest from Cabins):
Aspen ( ASE ) – 45 min – Airport info
Eagle, CO ( EGE ) – 1 hr – Airport Info
​​Grand Junction, CO ( GJT ) – 2 hr – Airport info
Denver, CO ( DEN ) – 4 hr – Airport Info
Salt Lake City, UT ( SLC ) – 6 hr – Airport Info

By Car/Train/Bus/Shuttle:
Shuttle Info – Epic Mountain Express drives from Eagle and Denver Airports daily
Bus Info – CO Bus transit from Union station in Denver to Glenwood BRT station
Train Info – The California Zepher passes through Glenwood Springs
Car Info – All airports have car rental companies and of course you could road trip-it in your own car​

If you need help figuring out travel arrangements, please message us.

While we love and celebrate everyone on the midwifery path, this retreat is only for midwives and senior students (a year or less from graduating).
Babes in arms are welcome to attend morning sessions with you, but the rest of the fam must have other plans.
All children must be supervised at all times.
Well behaved dogs may accompany you on retreat for an extra charge – please email.
If you choose to be a ‘day camper’ ie, stay somewhere other than avalanche ranch, please know that the price of admission only gives you access to the hot tubs and breakfast, not other family members.
We do not offer refunds for any reason, but you may transfer your ticket to another midwife at no penalty.
This retreat is inclusive of all the lovely ways humans express their diversity. We define diversity as the variety of differences and similarities among people which can include gender identity, race/ethnicity, tribal/indigenous origins, age, culture, generation, religion, class/caste, language, education, geography, nationality, different abilities, sexual orientation, work style, work experience, job role and function, military involvement, thinking style, personality type and other ideologies. Welcoming diversity requires moving beyond simple tolerance to respecting and embracing differences in a safe, positive and nurturing environment – you must agree with this to join this retreat.

But wait! There's more!

Monday night, we welcome you to a transformational Midwifery Wisdom Retreat for personal growth and business success! Keynote speaker TBA

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The Transformational Retreat

Tuesday through Friday, rest and reflect as Augustine and others lead you through a series of exercises to free blockages and up-level in all areas of your life.

Plus, laugh with your sibling midwives around the pool or beach, take naps, and dine on delicious food while you repair and unwind from the most stressful 2 years any of us have ever lived through!

Hold your spottoday!

Limited spots available!


Thursday Nov 10
Welcome and ‘Skillz & Drillz’ Begin

Friday Nov 11
Conference Welcome and Presentations Begin

Saturday Nov 12
Conference Keynote Address and Presentations

Sunday Nov 13
Conference Wraps with a ‘Live, Interactive Role Play”

Monday Nov 14
‘Skillz & Drills’ Wraps and Retreat Begins

Tuesday Nov 15
Transformational Retreat Keynote Address

Wednesday Nov 16
Your Core Desires Workshop

Thursday Nov 17
Setting Boundaries Workshop

Friday Nov 18
Strategic Goal Setting Workshop

Saturday Nov 19th
Retreat Wraps with Salt Bowl Circle

Everyone, regardless of training level is welcome to participate in all parts of the week’s expereince. 20% discount offered for all tickets for Midwives or Students of Color, please use code MOC2022

This event is likely to fill quickly and we recommend securing your spot with a ‘deposit ticket’. You may also register in full with the discounted ’early bird’ price through the end of 2022. There is also the option to pay monthly.

If you are tickled pink like we are, at the epic amount of fun and learning coming your way with the nation’s leading experts, and want to attend the WHOLE EXPERIENCE, then ear mark just one client’s global fee and you can do it!!

We cant wait to see you!

The Midwifery Wisdom Core Team
Augustine, Raji, Kristen, Leila, Bekah, Meredith, and Kesha ❤️

Hold your spottoday!


That’s ok! let’s stay in touch.

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