Becoming a Death Midwife, Home Funeral Guide and Educator
Reclaiming the Wisdom Traditions and Art of Death Midwifery and Home Funeral Guidance
Our Level 3 training offers a certificate in Death Midwifery and Home Funeral Guidance.
We also invite all previous graduates to join the fun for reunion, peer support, and to rekindle their passion for this exciting work as well as a chance to mentor our newbies.
Early Bird Discount: Save $50 by paying in full by May 9, 2018.
Spanning 5 days, our training is in a retreat setting in the beautiful Calistoga Mountains.
Wednesday-Sunday, May 30-June 3, 2017
Level 3 will begin on Wednesday evening at 6:00pm for dinner on the first day of training, and ends at 3:00 pm on Sunday.
Level 3 Alumni
Alumni will soon receive an email invitation with special pricing to join colleagues at Level 3, and can register by contacting Jerrigrace by phone or email.
WHAT WE COVER IN LEVEL 3
Our Level 3 course offers more in-depth information surrounding home funerals and the national movement.
Along with further instruction by Final Passages director Jerrigrace Lyons, there will be guest instructors to share their skills and wisdom on subjects such as
- Home funeral role-play
- Grief & Family dynamics
- A variety of ceremonial styles and rituals
- Death meditation practice
- Death masks: How and why
- Dealing with autopsy
- Current political issues
- Inspiration and stories from past graduates
- When NOT to offer a home funeral
- Shroud wrapping and shroud-only green burials
- Still birth and fetal home funerals
- Natural methods of disposition
- Resources for presenting to your community
- Exploration and guidance for starting a business or home funeral support group in your area
Participants will be invited to express music, poetry and other related art forms and there will be opportunities for integration in nature at the beautiful Mountain Home Ranch in Calistoga.
Level 3 includes a certificate of completion for our death midwifery and home funeralguidance program.
OUR LOCATION FOR LEVEL 3
Sadly, the lovely retreat setting that we used for so many years was lost to the fires in Sonoma County.
But we have found another beautiful location, River’s End, in Philo, CA.
Our retreat setting provides an intensive well-rounded experience in a gorgeous natural setting, including sumptuous, healthy meals that allows us to take a deep dive into our training.
Photos and more information coming soon.
Step 1: REGISTER
By Check: Download the Registration form, complete, and mail with a check Payable to Final Passages to: Final Passages, PO Box 1721, Sebastopol, CA 95473
Online: Choose Deposit or payment in full. Then click “Add to Cart” at the top of this page.
Early Bird registration: $775 if paid in full by May 9, 2018.
Full Price of course: $825 after May 9, 2018
Step 2: LODGING
The cost of lodging is NOT included in your registration fee.
You will be given instructions for lodging registration soon. Retreat prices are discounted from the regular price, so be sure to use the link we provide (coming soon).
Lodging reservations will be handled by a Final Passages staff member. We will provide that contact information soon.
There are several lodging choices including a single or shared lodge room, rustic cabins, tent cabins and camping.
GUEST PRESENTERS AND INSTRUCTORS
More to be announced
LENGTH AND HOURS OF WORKSHOP
- 4:00 – 6:00 pm Registration
- 6:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner
- 7:00 – 9:00 pm Welcome and Orientation
Thursday, Friday, Saturday:
- 8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast
- 9:00 am – 5:00 Training; Lunch included
- 5:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner
- 7:00 – 9:00 pm Evening Activities
- 8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast
- 9:00 – 3:00 pm Training and Graduation Ceremony; Lunch included
AFTER LEVEL 3
For local graduates, ask about Internship options. Jerrigrace is usually available by telephone to assist any graduates with a home funeral.