Care of the body, home funerals, final disposition and bereavement

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

If permitted during the current pandemic, this class will be offered in person for a limited number of students and also via webinar. No pre-requisite

This workshop is a stand alone class and also Level III of The Art of Death Midwifery Training.

‘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

Topics to be covered include:

    • 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 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

To Register please click on the date below.  Or for payment options, write to:  Thank you!

Workshop is $650, or you may register for the complete 3-level training program for $1800 – a savings of $150!

We look forward to sharing this sacred journey with you.

REGISTER NOW  – December 4, 5 & 6 2020


“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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