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 Explore your fears and beliefs about death and dying; learn tools to eliminate death anxiety, reduce pain and suffering and radically elevate your joy for life. 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 expected at all, I see the beauty in death now.” – Ginny B “Unreal. Deep work. Soulfully awakening.” ...

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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 open to anyone wishing to learn how to have a conscious dying experience, free from suffering. This class is via webinar during the COVID pandemic November 6, 7 & 8  2020 An intensive 25-hour training for anyone seeking to deepen their knowledge of the dying process and for those seeking death doula certification. Graduates of this class will qualify to take the  NEDA...

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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 2020 fall schedule and 2021 Winter/Spring schedule, please visit: The Art of Death Midwifery   Level I:   ENTER THE GRAVE...

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YOUR FINAL FOOTPRINT – Sunday, October 11, 2020

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YOUR FINAL FOOTPRINT   – Sunday, October 11, 2020

Understand your options for natural after-death care, home funerals, green burial, sea burial and alternative cremations. Sunday, October 11 2 – 4 pm Webinar   “Astounding information! A very informative presentation.” – S. Barr $20 PAY HERE Zoom information will be given to registered participants.  Call for details:  310-968-2763 Most of us die without making adequate funeral or burial arrangements and the many complex decisions are left to grieving relatives at a very emotionally vulnerable time. Relieve your...

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AFTER THE LAST BREATH – Winter 2020 LA

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AFTER THE LAST BREATH – Winter 2020  LA

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. 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...

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FUNERAL CELEBRANT TRAINING – 2020 – Los Angeles

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FUNERAL CELEBRANT TRAINING – 2020 – Los Angeles

A certificate training for celebrants and anyone wishing to create a personal and meaningful ‘Celebration of Life’ ceremony for a loved-one. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this class will be offered via ZOOM and will include practical tools for conducting virtual funeral and memorial ceremonies, mourning rituals, and final farewell ceremonies at bedside via phone and video conference.  This workshop is highly interactive. Students are encouraged to think outside the box while writing and collaborating with others to produce...

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Preparing for the Big Departure – Webinar

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Preparing for the Big Departure – Webinar

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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