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, via live webinar and limited in-person sessions once pandemic restrictions are lifted.

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 details and registration. 

2021 Fall classes are full and registration is now closed.

If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please write to:

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.

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

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


Level I

Level II

Level III

Level IV

“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

Click on the date below to register for your workshop of choice.

Winter 2022

Level IJanuary 14, 15, & 16

Level IIFebruary 11, 12 & 13

Spring 2022

Level IMarch 11, 12 & 13

Level II April 22, 23 & 24

Fall 2022

Level I – September 16, 17 & 18

Level II – October 14, 15 & 16

Winter/Spring 2022

Level IJanuary 14, 15, & 16 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 I – September 16, 17 & 18

Level II – October 14, 15 & 16

Level III – November 11, 12 & 13

Level IV – December 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

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

If you have any questions about our education programs or funeral services, we would love to hear from you. Please complete the form below.

(800) 805-5561

Los Angeles, CA 90025