Courses and Trainings

Welcome to our Education Programs!

Sacred Crossings Institute offers death education classes and intensive certificate trainings for the Death Doula and Death Midwife.
All classes are facilitated by our founder, Rev. Olivia Bareham either via live webinar or in-person classes in Los Angeles.

Class size is limited and early registration recommended.

The Art of Death Midwifery is a 4-Level Certificate Training Program

The Death Doula Certificate Program is Level I & II of The Art of Death Midwifery.

Please see below for curriculum details and to register for the individual workshops.
Scroll down to register for the complete programs to secure your spot and receive up to $200 savings.

“This course was TRULY life changing. Olivia is an incredible teacher, I learned so much – much more in depth than I thought. Such a personal spiritual and emotional journey. Thank you!”

-Kristen Sheridan

To register for the training workshops individually, please click the images below.

Scroll down to see a complete calendar of our 2022 classes.

Level I

Level II

Level III

Level IV

Winter/Spring 2022 Programs

Our Death Doula Certificate training is Level I and II of The Art of Death Midwifery. Graduates will receive the Death Doula Certificate of Completion and qualify to take the NEDA proficiency test.

The Art of Death Midwifery is a comprehensive 4-level training for: Spiritual end-of-life Counsellor; Death Doula; Home Funeral Guide and Celebrant. Levels I and II are offered via webinar for our Winter 2022 series and in-person for our Spring 2022 series. Levels III and IV are offered only via webinar.

“Not only did the Art of Death Midwifery training 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

2022 Program Schedule

Times for all classes below are:
Friday, 1 pm – 7 pm        Saturday 9am – 6 pm        Sunday 10am – 6pm

Winter 2022 – Webinar Series

Level I – January 14, 15, & 16 (Registration closed)

Level IIFebruary 11, 12 & 13

Spring 2022 – In-Person Series

Covid test will be required – Vaccination optional

Level IMarch 11, 12 & 13

Level IIApril 22, 23 & 24

Fall 2022

Level I September 16, 17 & 18

Level IIOctober 14, 15 & 16

Winter/Spring 2022

Level I – January 14, 15, & 16 (Closed) or March 11, 12 & 13

Level II February 11, 12 & 13 or April 22, 23 & 24

Level III May 13, 14 & 15

Level IVJune 10, 11 & 12

Fall 2022

Level ISeptember 16, 17 & 18

Level II October 14, 15 & 16

Level III November 11, 12 & 13

Level IVDecember 9, 10 & 11

“Taking the introductory course as the first of three, just absolutely and completely confirmed to me that I am definitely on the right path. The instruction is organized within a safe, sacred, and loving space that even over zoom, the power, tenderness and spirituality is felt very profoundly, it is absolutely an amazing and unique experience. This is what I have instinctively been looking and hoping, for my entire life.”

– Clara Forwell (Enter the Grave)

Coming soon!

Relieve your loved-ones of making critical health-care and death-care decisions for you. Register for this upcoming online series soon! 

The Advance Death Care Directive

Incredible value!

A planning e-booklet for after-death care, funeral and disposition…

"Relieve your loved ones from making these difficult decisions, complete your directive today!"

Contact Sacred Crossings

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(800) 805-5561

Los Angeles, CA 90025