December 3, 4 & 5, 2021


The role of the death midwife from the final breath through the 3-day home vigil, funeral and

final disposition.

Sacred Crossings upholds that the dying process doesn't end with the last breath, but extends for a period of up to three days. 

During this time, the soul, spirit or what is often referred to as the 'luminous body' separates from the physical and transitions to the next phase of its journey. A home vigil offers loved-ones the chance to integrate the loss into their lives and begin their own transformation process moving forward.

This 3-day workshop offers instruction in final rites at the time of death and the legalities and logistics of holding a vigil and funeral at home. Offered via webinar in 2021 (sorry, our in-person course is now closed).

Rev. Olivia, founder of the Sacred Crossings Institute and Funeral Home, shares her 15 years experience as a home funeral guide with stories, information, demonstrations and powerful images and film clips.

Instruction includes preparation and preservation of the body; shrouding; ICU death-bed rituals; bringing the baby home after stillbirth; coroner cases; accident and traumatic death.

"Olivia has a beautiful way of weaving the practical and the sacred. Not only will you receive the how to, but you will also walk away with deeper wisdom within your being."  – Alexi Hedlund

Topics Explored

Unexpected death: holding space in the ER

After-death rites and rituals, and sealing the chakras

Benefits, legalities and logistics of the home vigil and funeral

Preparation of the body (bathing, dressing, anointing)

Laying the body in honor
Stillbirth/infant death: bringing the baby home

The death midwife kit


Options for final disposition

After-death traditions

Completing the Death Care Directive

Self-care for caregivers: preventing burnout

"The beauty of the act of caring for the dead is breathtaking – I now understand how sacred this work is, it is truly an honor." - Bruna Amaral

Register for the Course

Enroll below for the stand-alone webinarPrerequisite, Level II Conscious Dying.

After the Last Breath is Level III of The Art of Death Midwifery Certificate Training.

Workshop schedule is Pacific Standard Time – PST

Friday 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST
Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM  PST  
Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM PST
You must check the box to agree to receive instructional and promotional emails in the check-out in order to participate.

Upon receipt of registration, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you with the class details.

Some states may include taxes, this is not regulated by Sacred Crossings.

After The Last Breath

Fall Webinar - December 3, 4 & 5, 2021

This webinar focuses on the role of the death midwife at the time of death and for the days following until burial or cremation. Rev. Olivia shares her 15 years experience as a home funeral guide and founder of the Sacred Crossings Funeral Home with stories, information, demonstrations and powerful images and film clips.

Our cancellation policy is as follows: 

  • Students who cancel at least 30 days before the start of the workshop, may transfer registration to a future class or receive a full refund (less $75 fees and administration cost).
  • If student is unable to attend a workshop due to unavoidable circumstances and advance notice of less than 14 days is given, student may transfer to a future class with a fee of $200. If student is unable to transfer registration, a refund of 50% of the workshop fee will be returned to student.
  • If student is unable to give advance notice; does not show for 1st day of class or chooses to leave after the commencement of day one, the workshop fee is nonrefundable.

Our in-person course is now closed. Please stay tuned for our Spring 2022 offerings or register for our webinar.

“HIGHLY recommend this training.

Olivia brings 15 years experience as a home funeral guide to the table, she is a masterful, teacher – deeply spiritual, tender and courageous. She leaves nothing out. 

I feel empowered to go out and support others now. Thank you!”

- Evelyn Grier

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