Honoring Life’s Final Passage Level 1 June 2022


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Conscious Dying, Death Doula/Midwifery Care

ONLINE Fri- Sun, June 17-19, 2022.

Friday 3:00-8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday at 9:30-5:30 pm

Part 1 of a 3-part certificate program


Do you have a calling to work with people who are moving through their final transition?

Are you interested in a more holistic approach to living, dying and after-death care?

Would you like a personal and more meaningful funeral approach for yourself or a loved one?

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.


“Responding to COVID Lockdown, Jerrigrace and Sally adeptly converted coursework into an electronic high-visual format, both accessible and inviting. With their gentle encouragement and guidance the class energy was redirected to master Zoom technology and to build a learning cohort.”
~ Maureen

Join us in Level 1 as we explore:

  • Conscious dying; focusing on death as a sacred time and natural cycle of life
  • Planning ahead and exploring our own last wishes, concerns and fears surrounding death
  • Guiding others across the threshold
  • Learning new & ancient customs and exploring our own wishes
  • Practical information to prepare for death: e.g: Advanced Directives, POLST, stages of dying
  • Tools of transformation, assisting others across the threshold such as Threshold choir, music, Reiki, and other forms of bedside care of the dying
  • Feature film on Conscious Dying


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COST: $625

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

Early Bird savings of $45 automatically applied if all paid up by Friday, June 3, 2022


To Register:

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

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

Final Passages, PO Box 1721, Sebastopol, CA 95473



Jerrigrace 2018Jerrigrace 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).


Assistant Instructor: Sally Shannon

Sally ShannonSally wrote her Masters thesis on “Dying, Loss and Grief”. She has continued
studying with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Raymond Moody, Sylvia Boorstein, Rabbi Alan
Lew, z”l, and Jerrigrace. Sally participates in tahara, the Jewish ritual washing and
blessing before burial. She coaches individuals & families preparing their end of life plans, recently developing a Covid-19 Advanced Directive Addendum.


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

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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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