Rootead Doula Training
to Apr 23

Rootead Doula Training

DONA-Approved Birth Doula Workshop

A special community-based training, designed for doulas of color who want to help address infant mortality in SW Michigan

April 20 - 23, 2018
in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Rootead • 1501 Fulford Street • Kalamazoo, MI 49001 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Friday - Monday

This workshop includes Intro to Birth for Doulas and breastfeeding for Doulas, which meet additional cerNficaNon requirements with DONA international. The workshop is taught by our local DONA approved birth doula trainer, Jessica English. She has worked as a doula for more than a decade in our local hospitals. On Saturday, we’ll also welcome DONA trainer Pamela King, a doula who has been involved with community-based programs in Chicago for more than 20 years. Plus, we’ll benefit from the wisdom of Rootead’s own Kama Mitchell, who has been building her doula practice here as well!

Join us for this incredible, inspiring weekend. We have a few suggested books for reading ahead of time, but otherwise just bring your hands and your heart — a doula’s best tools!

A birth doula is a non-medical support person who helps guide women through the birth process with physical support, emotional comfort and information.

Register with Rootead ASAP to reserve your spot!

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Spring Choreographer Showcase
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Choreographer Showcase

Witness movement arts from Kalamazoo and surrounding communities! 

Dance, hooping, contact improv, performance arts, etc

$8-$10 (sliding scale) donations: ticket sales goes towards space and artists

To submit a movement performance piece for this showcase, please email:

With this information --

Name of Choreographer / Company: 
Number of Dancers: 
Title of piece:
Length of piece:
Music used:
Video link to Choreography:
Choreography Notes: 

*we are also looking for musicians to collaborate with! If interested, email

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Ménage à 3: Three Instructors, Three Formats (Couples Only)
7:00 PM19:00

Ménage à 3: Three Instructors, Three Formats (Couples Only)

Take a trip off the beaten path of the Valentine's celebration. Do something different, fun, and innovative with your mate, add to the fire or reignite the passion while learning different ways to connect with one another. Heather, Shashu, and Kama are excited to teach you new ways of connecting with your mate through fitness. This is an event that you don't want to miss and is for couples only. 
#Sweat #Love #Passion #StrengthAndIntimacy #MénageÀ3

*Check-in is from 6pm-6:30pm please arrive at that time.
**Fitness attire required. Please bring a towel, or 2, and yoga mats.


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National Day of Racial Healing
4:00 PM16:00

National Day of Racial Healing

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 4 - 5:30pm

Rootead Studio, 1501 Fulford St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001


Movement and truth telling are tools that can help us all heal from the impacts of racism. Come dance and practice yoga to your favorite hip hop hits! Become aware of basic breath anatomy to calm nerves and emotions, and increase body awareness through yoga. We will also share stories to give input in creating a shared vision for a Kalamazoo without racism, and learn about the Kalamazoo Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT). 

This event is targeted at ages 10-18. Snacks will be provided. For questions about this event, contact Please contact Kama Mitchell at 269.720.9200 or

This event is a part of the Kalamazoo Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT), learn more at or

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