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 webinar offers instruction in final rites at the time of death and the legalities and logistics of holding a vigil and funeral at home.

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

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