The Red Tent movement is sweeping the world. We need it during lockdown more than ever. The tipping point has come and it is time for change as the age of the Divine feminine has arrived. Women are coming together to support each other and share their love, wisdom and healing. The concept of the doula is one of a woman who…


Nicola has been a doula for over 20 years working with Robin Lim and other celebrated birth workers. Nicola is the only Doula UK facilitator who has a Dip Ed in adult education.
Sally’s Doula journey began after the birth of her first child in 2009. Based near Skipton she covers Bradford/Skipton/ Leeds and surrounding areas. She offers antenatal education, birth debrief, birth support and post natal support. 


To nurture confidence in facilitating doula support. At Red Tent doulas, we believe there is a doula for everyone. We believe one of the most important aspects in doulaing is to create a community of support around each doula. This will nourish her drive to walk alongside others, giving her confidence and strength from a wealth of wisdom.


After deciding that the Red Tent preparation programme is for you, you will receive your woman-led self-study guide.  This is the beginning of your journey. In your home study you will be reading, watching documentaries, completing useful tasks such as meeting local midwives and doulas…


Once all the home study elements and workshop requirements are complete, the women who take part submit a final project before a one to one session with their facilitator. Here are some examples of the final pieces of work produced and feedback on the journey. We hope you enjoy them, they are quite incredible.


doula preparation core workshop dates – childbearing year
(please note this is the workshop date and the home study portion can begin at any time. for all other courses than york and leeds there is a wysewomen breastfeeding session on the friday DAYTIME before the red tent starts)

please be in touch to register nicolagoodall@gmail.com


please note that due to the uncertainty of lockdown none of the below dates can be confirmed. you are welcome to register at any point to begin connecting and receive your home study materials. we are currently running 6 three hour sessions monthly for the birth doula course which are the equivalent of our in person workshop with the option to attend a workshop and join us when this season ends at no extra charge. 

we will be announcing plans for getting moving with our other courses shortly too. starting with some educators course taster sessions.

leeds: 1st-3rd June
london: 3rd-5th july
edinburgh: 10th-12th july
london: 2nd-4th october
edinburgh: 9th-11th october 
york: 20th-22nd november
edinburgh:  11th-13th december
london:  18th-20th december


life of a birthkeeper advanced doula enrichment workshop dates


to be confirmed – these run as requested


breastfeeding workshops for lay supporters

note the above workshop is near skipton for leeds courses – please email sally directly to book at mail@sallygolightly.co.uk

details of the london and edinburgh breastfeeding workshops can be found here
NB in london and edinburgh there is always a breastfeeding workshop on the friday day of the weekend workshop (the red tent begins in the evening)


end of life doula course

end of life doula workshops

we will resume workshops once lockdown is well and truly over. please be in touch with Alexandra directly yet know she is of course extremely busy right now and may take a little longer to respond 

sligo, ireland:  10th – 14th June 

cork, ireland: 17th – 21th June 

slovakia: 6th – 10th July 

north wales craig y pandy: 20th – 24th July 

north wales craig y pandy: 5th – 9th Oct 

open to invitation by a community: 19th – 23rd Oct 

new zealand: 9th – 13th Nov

 new zealand: 23rd – 27th Nov

 open to invitation by a community: 9th – 13th Dec


educators course

all four weekends to be completed. we will be starting with weekend 1 when this season is good and over. in the meantime look out for some taster sessions coming up soon.

london 2020

weekend 1 24-26th april
weekend 2 12-14th june
weekend 3 16-18th oct
weekend 4 6-8th nov
edinburgh 2020
weekend 1 27-29th march
weekend 2 5-7th june
weekend 3 11-13th sept
weekend 4 20-22nd nov
intensives 2020
1-7th december – dorset – residential – at the beautiful bonhay retreat space – check it out here
please be in touch to register nicolagoodall@gmail.com
traditional postpartum course
athens, greece:  10-12th April – to be rearranged post lockdown
edinburgh: 13-15th july 
london: 19-21st october
traditional chinese medicine course
london: 29-31st may to be rearranged post lockdown
edinburgh: 2-4th June 
get in touch to book here


“I feel incredibly lucky to have had Hannah as the facilitator for my doula course. warm, friendly and down-to-earth person”

“had a great time, very relaxed, open and honest. created good vibe for mutual learning”

“nicola was very informative and knowledgeable”

“honest, enthusiastic, supportive, positive! absolute wealth of knowledge which was naturally shared”

“very welcoming, honest”

“fantastic manner and delivery, warm, funny, knowledgeable and experienced”

“nice and relaxed…very helpful”

“felt really at home with her and within the subject”

“very relaxed method of learning….nicola was very confident and relaxed…homely”

“lovely…down to earth…thanks”

“wonderful atmosphere, felt very relaxed and comfortable. clear information and happy to answer any questions”

“relaxed and fun”

“really friendly – gave people lots of time/opportunity to ask questions”

“always enjoy working with nicola”

“i really liked the friendly manner, answered all my questions”


“The Red Tent Doula course with Hannah was invaluable as a means of beginning my doula journey, both professionally and personally. It was encouraging, empowering and enlightening!”