November 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2023


Prerequistes required - Levels I and II

Our four-day weekend combining both of the final levels of The Art of Death Midwifery training program via webinar.

Graduating students will receive their Death Midwifery Certification.

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

November 16 and 17 - 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.

November 18 and 19 - 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.

“HIGHLY recommend this workshop. Olivia is a masterful, teacher - deeply spiritual, tender and courageous. She leaves nothing out. The demonstrations, information and tools have empowered me to go out and support others to care for their own. Thank you!” - Susan G

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

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].

“This workshop was rich in ritual and practical information. It will allow family members to be personally involved in caring for their loved ones at home in a simple, humane and loving way. It will help a family to create a beautiful and memorable experience at the transition of a loved one.” 

– Lynne Hall