Honoring Life’s Final Passage – Level 1 and 2: March 2018


Two back-to-back 2-day workshops. Regular cost is $825.

Early Bird Cost is $775 paid in full through March 1, 2018.

Discount automatically applied when you pay in full before the Early Bird date.

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Level 1: A Conscious and Sacred Approach to Dying

Level 2: Home Funerals and Green Burial

Level 1 and Level 2 are 2 days each, offered back-to-back for everyone’s convenience.


Friday – Monday, March 23-26, 2018 in Sebastopol, CA

Friday at 9:00 am through Monday at 5:00 pm

FP FredsHandWChildExplore conscious dying and what it is to prepare for your own passing. Learn how to help family or friends exercise their legal right to create uniquely designed end-of-life celebrations, funeral arrangements and ceremonies, properly handle paperwork, transportation and other logistics. Discover the benefits of home funerals and green burial.

CEUs available for Nurses.

Early Bird Discount:

Register and pay in full by March 1, 2018  to save $50!

Complete Course Description and times


Click here to download the flyer with registration form

Levels 1 and 2 together: $775 Early Bird; $825 thereafter.

Level 1 or 2 only: $425. Level 1 is a pre-requisite for Level 2.

Work/trade discounts are available.  Contact us to discuss ways we can make it possible for you to attend.


To Register:

Online: Click “Add to Cart” near top of page.

By Check: Mail a registration form with a check Payable to Final Passages to:

Final Passages, PO Box 1721, Sebastopol, CA  95473

If you want Level 1 only, please use the registration form or contact us.


Jerrigrace Lyons


Jerrigrace Lyons, founder of Final Passages, is a Minister, death midwife, educator, home funeral guide and Reiki Master. She founded the educational non-profit organization, Final Passages in 1995 to inform people about little known funeral options, natural death care rights and practicalities, green burial and the benefits of bringing funerals back into the home and family care.

Jerrigrace is featured in the acclaimed PBS documentary, A Family Undertaking (available on Netflix as DVD).


Guest Presenter: Sally Shannon

Sally ShannonSally completed her Masters Degree with a thesis on “Dying, Loss and Grief” in 1983. She has been a “Diva of Death” since then, studying with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Raymond Moody, Stephen Levine, Jerrigrace Lyons, and Rabbi Stuart Kelman.

Her work with clients is about discovering their own truth and making powerful choices.


Guest Presenter on a personal family-directed home funeral – to be announced



One of our students made this movie of Level 1 and 2 training:


Level 3 includes a certificate of completion for our death midwifery and home funeral guidance program.

For local graduates, ask about Internship options. Jerrigrace is usually available by telephone to assist any graduates with a home funeral.


It was an honor to receive your sharing and teaching us about your work, your calling to it, and of yourself. For myself, I think most of all I appreciate your realness and being just plain comfortable with not only this work, but your place in it all. Thank you for that. The sense of ease you and Mark model is perhaps the best lesson of them all. With gratitude to you both — Sheila


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