December 7, 8, 9 & 10, 2023

In-Person in Los Angeles, CA

Prerequistes required - Levels I and II

Our four-day weekend combining both of the final levels of The Art of Death Midwifery training program at a private residence in Los Angeles.

Graduating students will receive their Death Midwifery Certification.

This intensive four-day workshop combines After the Last Breath and The Life Celebration - Funeral Celebrant Training.

December 7 and 8 - Level III - After the Last Breath

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

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.

December 9 and 10 - Level IV - Funeral Celebrant Training

Students are challenged to think outside the box during this highly interactive workshop where powerful mock funeral and memorial ceremonies are created to honor the dead.

"Olivia's creates a beautiful container, allowing such depth of being... along with all of the important information. This creates space for heartfelt and informed decisions. Absolutely Life-changing and life-affirming!" - Suzanne Strachen

Level III:

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 ~ Shrouding ~

Options for final disposition ~ After-death traditions ~ Completing the Death Care Directive

~ Self-care for caregivers: preventing burnout

Level IV

The role of the Celebrant ~ Designing & producing the service ~ Virtual services at bedside,

 in the ICU, witness cremation ~ Creating sacred space ~ Writing the eulogy ~

Channeling the grief ~ Rituals and tributes ~ Opening and closing remarks/prayers & poems ~

Announcements/Obituaries/Video Journals/Programs ~ Pet Funerals ~

Graveside services/Sea Burial services

To enroll in either Level III or Level IV individually, please contact us at [email protected].

Workshop schedule is Pacific Standard Time – PST

Thursday - Sunday

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily

If you have questions, please write to [email protected] for details or call: 310-968-2763.

“This was more than a learning experience, this was a sacred experience... discovering how to channel the frazzled energy of still-fresh grief into something that matters… both personally, and on a larger scale. I feel as though I am part of something very important... on the ground level of something destined to become big.” 

- Laurie Ciardullo

Register for the Course

$50 will be due at the door to cover the cost of course materials and refreshments.

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.

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 and does not show for 1st day of class or chooses to leave after the commencement of day one, the workshop fee is nonrefundable.

If you would like to enroll in either Level III or IV individually, please contact Paige at [email protected].

"The weekend was stunning... absolutely stunning! What can be created in such a short period of time was astounding. All of you who created the 'mock' funerals, I just want to say how touched to the bottom of my heart I was and how masterfully Olivia, orchestrated everything! I was honored to be part of such an amazing event! I want MORE! “ -Shelley Whizin