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 classes.

Level I

Level II

Level III

Level IV

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. Levels I – IV are offered via webinar for our Fall 2022 series.

“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.

“For anyone unsure of putting 3 days aside to train with Sacred Crossings, I can assure you it’s the only way to go! I took an online Death Doula certification course before signing up with Olivia because of the flexibility of doing it on my own time. It was informative and convenient but was lacking the human connection. Olivia’s knowledge and personal journey was shared with such intimacy and there were so many life changing and deeply personal experiences shared by my fellow students that taught me so much. It all allowed for such a safe space to talk through my questions and fears. Taking a weekend to focus on that with this community was priceless!! I finished the Sacred Crossings Doula training completely energized and with more passion and confidence that this work is exactly what I should be doing.” – Karima Elbaz

Featured Grief and Loss Offerings

 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.

Upcoming Program Schedules

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

Fall 2022 Webinar Series

Level I September 16, 17 & 18

Level IIOctober 14, 15 & 16

Spring 2023 In-Person Programs

Level I  January 13, 14 & 15, 2023

Level IIFebruary 10, 11 & 12, 2023

Summer 2023 Webinar Series

Level I May 19, 20 & 21, 2023

Level IIJune 23, 24 & 25, 2023

Fall 2022 Webinar Series

Level ISeptember 16, 17 & 18

Level II October 14, 15 & 16

Level III November 11, 12 & 13

Level IVDecember 9, 10 & 11

Spring 2023 In-Person Programs

Level IJanuary 13, 14 & 15, 2023

Level II February 10, 11 & 12, 2023

Level III March 10, 11 & 12, 2023

Level IVApril 14, 15 & 16, 2023 

“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

 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!"

Contact Sacred Crossings

If you would like to join our e-mail list or have any questions about our education programs or funeral services, please complete the form below.

Your privacy is important to us, rest assured your information will be shared with no one.  

(800) 805-5561

Los Angeles, CA 90025

olivia@sacredcrossings.com

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