A certificate training for celebrants and anyone wishing to create a personal and meaningful ‘Celebration of Life’ ceremony for a loved-one.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this class will be offered via ZOOM and will include practical tools for conducting virtual funeral and memorial ceremonies, mourning rituals, and final farewell ceremonies at bedside via phone and video conference. 

This workshop is highly interactive. Students are encouraged to think outside the box while writing and collaborating with others to produce powerful  ‘mock’ funerals and memorials.

“This was more than a learning experience, this was a sacred experience…discovering how to channel the frazzled energy of still-fresh grief into something that matters…both personally, and on a larger scale.”                     – Laurie Ciardullo


Topics explored

History and purpose of funerals

The role of the Celebrant

Designing & producing the service

When you didn’t get a chance to say goodbye

Virtual services: at bedside,  with families in isolation, at the crematory, graveside

Creating sacred space

Writing the eulogy

Channeling the grief

Opening and closing remarks /prayers & poems

Announcements/Obituaries/Video Journals/Programs

Tributes & rituals

Services for Veterans

Pet Funerals

Graveside service / Sea Burial service

 Film clips and slides support the information shared.

Workshop is $650    All times are PST – Pacific Standard Time  

Friday  1 – 7:30 pm      Saturday 9am – 6pm      Sunday 10am – 6pm

To RSVP please click on the date June 25, 26 & 27  2021

Upon receipt of your paypal registration, a detailed e-mail will be sent with assignments, preparations and class schedule.

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Funeral Celebrant Training

“This workshop is incredibly intense, challenging and deeply moving. Everyone should have this experience so they can be prepared when a loved one dies.”     – Kym Chartrand –

Sacred Crossings

Sacred Crossings