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 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

2023 Schedule

Spring 2023 In-Person Workshops

Level I  January 13, 14 & 15, 2023

Level II February 9 & 10, 2023

Spring 2023 Webinar Series

Level I March 31, April 1 & 2, 2023

Level IIApril 28, 29 & 30, 2023

Spring 2023 In-Person Workshops

Level IJanuary 13, 14 & 15, 2023

Level II & III Intensive February 9, 10, 11 & 12, 2023

Level IV March 10, 11 & 12, 2023

Spring 2023 Webinar Series

Level IMarch 31, April 1 & 2, 2023

Level II April 28, 29 & 30, 2023

Level III May 26, 27 & 28, 2023

Level IV – June 23, 24 & 25, 2023

The Life Celebration

Funeral Celebrant Training

Spring 2023 In-Person Workshop

Level IV March 10, 11 & 12, 2023

Spring 2023 Webinar

Level IV – June 23, 24 & 25, 2023

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

Scroll down to see a complete calendar of our classes.

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

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.

“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.

“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

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(800) 805-5561

Los Angeles, CA 90025

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