The Celebration of Life is the commemoration of one's unique contribution to humanity. Learn the steps and skills to create unique, personal and deeply moving funeral and memorial ceremonies.
This is a stand alone workshop offering a certificate of completion for the Funeral Celebrant -
it is also Level IV of The Art of Death Midwifery Training program.
Students are challenged to think outside the box during this highly interactive, three-day workshop where powerful mock funeral and memorial ceremonies are created to honor the dead.
"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."
- Laurie Ciardullo
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
Ritual and tributes
Opening and closing remarks/prayers & poems
Graveside services/Sea Burial services
"This workshop is incredibly intense, challenging, deeply moving and so much fun!! Everyone should have this experience so they can be prepared when a loved one dies." - Kym Chartrand
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
Please do not make plans for Saturday evening as there will be homework. Thank you!