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, and supported by guest speakers. Classes are offered via live webinar or in-person in Los Angeles.

Class size is limited and early registration recommended.

Art of Death Midwifery – 4-Level certificate training

Death Doula Certificate Training– 2-Level certificate training

Funeral Celebrant Training – Weekend intensive training

Please see below for our 2023 course schedule.
Scroll down for curriculum details and registration for individual workshops. Or register for complete programs to 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

2023 Schedule

Spring 2023 In-Person Workshops

Level I – January 13, 14 & 15 Registration closed

Level II – February 9 & 10  Registration closed

Spring 2023 Webinar Series

Level I March 31, April 1 & 2

Level IIApril 28, 29 & 30

Fall 2023 Webinar Intensive

Level I & II Intensive

September 21, 22, 23 & 24

Fall 2023 In-Person Intensive

Level I & II Intensive

October 19, 20, 21 & 22


Spring 2023 In-Person Workshops

Level I – January 13, 14 & 15  Registration closed

Level II & III Intensive – February 9, 10, 11 & 12   Registration closed

Level IV – March 10, 11 & 12   Registration closed

Spring 2023 Webinar Series

Level I March 31, April 1 & 2

Level II April 28, 29 & 30

Level III May 26, 27 & 28

Level IV – June 23, 24 & 25

Fall 2023 Webinar Series

Level I & II Intensive

September 21, 22, 23 & 24

Level III & IV Intensive November 16, 17, 18 & 19

Fall 2023 In-Person Series

Level I & II Intensive October 19, 20, 21 & 22

Level III & IV Intensive December 7, 8, 9 & 10

The Life Celebration

Funeral Celebrant Training

Spring 2023 In-Person Workshop

Level IV March 10, 11 & 12

Spring 2023 Webinar

Level IV – June 23, 24 & 25

To register for workshops individually, please click the images below.
Scroll down for bundled Death Doula and Midwife trainings.

Level I

Enter the Grave

Tools & Practices for Embracing the Dying Journey

Level II

Conscious Dying

Preparing for a Peaceful Transition

Level III

After the Last Breath

Preparing the Body, Home Funerals & Final Disposition

Level IV

The Life Celebration

Funeral Celebrant Training

“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)

Death Doula and Death Midwifery Training Programs

The Art of Death Midwifery is a comprehensive 4-level training for: Spiritual end-of-life Counsellor; Death Doula; Home Funeral Guide and Celebrant.

“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

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.

“I chose this training in part because I knew it would include going through legal documents and procedures surrounding death care, but the course is so much more than that. It is truly amazing to witness Olivia’s deep wisdom from years of personal experience in the room with death; each of the personal stories she generously shares throughout the course is a precious gem. I only wish that it could last longer than a weekend!” – Fern Massar

Featured Offerings from Guest Teachers

The following workshops are facilitated by End-of-Life professionals who are aligned with the deep spiritual nature of Sacred Crossings.

This one-day webinar is both for pet parents looking for resources as well as those considering taking on the role of a pet death doula.

 This workshop taught by Grief and Loss specialist Bill Berry provides a context for healing in the grieving process. It will allow you to join 7 other participants, by Zoom, where you can be supported and support others on a deep personal journey.

Sacred Crossings is proud to host Grief and Loss expert Bill Berry. His deep process work is invaluable to anyone serving others at the end of life.

“What happens at death is so unspeakably glorious that our imagination and our feelings do not suffice to form even an approximation of it” 

– C.G. Jung

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

 Shroud? Casket? Funeral? Cremation? Sea Burial?
There are so many decisions!

Write your wishes down in this digital planner.

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

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