Honoring Life’s Final Passage Level 2 – July 2023 in person


Fri – Sun, July 14-16, 2023 IN PERSON

Early Bird Discount automatically applied through June 30, 2023.

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Death Doula/Midwifery, Green Burial, Home Funeral Guidance

Learn how to help family or friends exercise their legal right to create uniquely designed end-of-life celebrations, and properly handle paperwork. Discover the benefits of home funerals and green burial.



Friday – Sunday, July 14-16, 2023 IN PERSON

in Sebastopol, CA

Friday Noon to 5:30pm

Saturday and Sunday at 9:30-5:30 pm

Lodging and meals not included. Snacks, tea and water provided. Bring your own lunch.


Early Bird Price automatically applied at checkout through the Friday, June 30, 2023.


16 CEUs available for Nurses.


Click here for ONLINE Level 2 Training.

After Level 1, continue your training as a Death Doula/ Midwife in this course.

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.

16 CEUs available for Nurses.

In Level 2 we explore:

  • Care and honoring of a body during a home funeral
  • Legalities and logistics for family-directed home funerals
  • Facts and films about home funerals and green burial
  • Ecological, economical, social, spiritual benefits of home funerals and green burial
  • Guest speaker on a personal home family funeral
  • Consulting with families to prepare for death
  • Forms for families and agencies in your community
  • What to have in your home funeral midwifery kit
  • Use of therapeutic essential oils for anointing
  • Self-Care for death doulas, midwives and guides


COST: $675

Partial scholarship discounts are available. Contact us to discuss ways we can make it possible for you to attend. 707-824-0268

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Early Bird savings of $45 if paid in full by Early Bird date

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To Register:

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

By Check: Ask for a registration form, complete it and mail with a check payable to Final Passages to: Final Passages, PO Box 1721, Sebastopol, CA 95473

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Jerrigrace 2018Jerrigrace Lyons, Founder of Final Passages,

is a minister, death midwife, Reiki Master, and a renowned pioneer of the home funeral movement. She is the Founder and Director of Final Passages. She created a 3-tiered certificate training program, guided nearly 500 family-directed home funerals to date, and pioneered a new field of “home funeral guidance.” Jerrigrace is featured in the acclaimed PBS documentary A Family Undertaking,The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Jerrigrace consults with individuals who wish to plan for their end of life at anytime in their life stream. She specializes in home funeral planning and is a certified MAiD (Medical Aid in Dying) Doula, supporting those who choose this option and those who are present to witness and hold space.

Jerrigrace is also a member of the SoCoElda (Sonoma County End of Life Doula Alliance).



Constance Miles headshotConstance Miles, RN, MA (Counseling Psychology), Birth Midwife (37 years), Certified Death Midwife and End of Life Doula, Poetess and Celebrant
Constance birthed her four daughters at home and midwifed her eldest and youngest during the homebirths of her six granddaughters. Transitioning from birth work to end of life work was a natural segue, after midwifing her son by marriage through his final journey and removing her mom from life support. Both events inspired original poems which grew into her self-published collection, Lamentations: Grief and Remembrance.
As a registered nurse, Constance has worked in a multitude of settings. She offers deep listening, a compassionate presence and a quirky sense of humor. She is on the Final Passages Core Council and has guided many home funerals. She is also a member of the SoCoElda (Sonoma County End of Life Doula Alliance).
She cherishes being a Nana, gardener, poet and dancer.

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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