Classes & Workshops

The Sacred Crossings Institute offers classes and workshops in conscious dying, home funerals, advance planning and a certificate doula training in The Art of Death Midwifery.

Students are professional and non-professional end-of-this-life caregivers, death doulas, spiritual seekers and those seeking to broaden their knowledge of the dying process.

Our philosophy is based upon Theosophical teachings and spiritual texts from a variety of religious traditions.

The following classes are facilitated by our founder, Rev. Olivia Bareham and are offered throughout the year both in person in Los Angeles and New York and also online.

Please join our mailing list via the link at the bottom of this page for information regarding class dates and locations

If you would like to host a class in your area please write to Olivia or call: 310-968-2763.

 

Thank you for your interest.  We look forward to sharing this sacred journey with you.

Classes

 

ENTER The GRAVE – Facing the fear of dying

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ENTER The GRAVE – Facing the fear of dying

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell Enter The Grave is an intensive, interactive workshop that delves into the essence of being alive and what it means to die.  Students learn tools to liberate them from the fear of dying; ease pain and suffering and become profoundly comfortable with the unknown. Dive into the mystery. Join us for an unforgettable experience! “This workshop rocked my world. The exercises were so deep, so profound, I feel changed at a core level. It was not what I...

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CONSCIOUS DYING – Death Doula Certification

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CONSCIOUS DYING – Death Doula Certification

CONSCIOUS DYING – Preparing yourself and loved-ones for a peaceful transition This class is Level II of the Art of Death Midwifery Certificate Training program and is also our doula training.  It is open to anyone wishing to learn how to have a conscious dying experience, free from suffering. “Not only did this workshop meet my expectations, but it went far beyond into the depths of my soul. Olivia has a beautiful way of weaving the practical with deep spiritual wisdom amongst her teaching.” – Alexi Hedlund This class, an...

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THE ART of DEATH MIDWIFERY – Certificate training program

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THE ART of DEATH MIDWIFERY – Certificate training program

The Art of Death Midwifery is a 75-hour intensive certificate training for death doulas, professional and non-professional end-of-life caregivers and those seeking to prepare for a conscious, peaceful transition. The program includes training in the roles of spiritual counsellor, death doula and home funeral guide in all aspects of the dying process from terminal diagnosis to final disposition. For class details and the 2021 Winter/Spring schedule, please visit: The Art of Death Midwifery   Level I:   ENTER THE GRAVE – Spiritual...

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AFTER THE LAST BREATH – Level III

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AFTER THE LAST BREATH – Level III

   AFTER THE LAST BREATH    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.       This workshop is a stand alone class and also Level III of The Art of Death Midwifery Training. Prerequisite – Conscious Dying   ‘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...

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FUNERAL CELEBRANT TRAINING – 2021 Webinar

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FUNERAL CELEBRANT TRAINING – 2021 Webinar

A certificate training for celebrants and anyone wishing to create a personal and meaningful ‘Celebration of Life’ ceremony for a loved-one. This ZOOM Webinar includes practical tools for conducting live and virtual funeral and memorial ceremonies, mourning rituals, final farewell ceremonies at bedside, graveside services and sea burials. This workshop is highly interactive. Students are encouraged to think outside the box while writing and collaborating with others to produce powerful  ‘mock’ funerals and memorials. “This was...

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Preparing for the Big Departure – Webinar series

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Preparing for the Big Departure – Webinar series

When we go on vacation or move house to a new city we make a plan to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.  Understanding our options and the possible pitfalls, gives us the opportunity to take precautions to ensure that our whole family navigates the adventure as smoothly as possible. The same is true for when we embark on our death journey. Since we don’t know the time or the date of our departure, it’s important to learn everything possible about what we might expect ahead of time. When we write our wishes down,...

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