Honoring Life’s Final Passage Level 2 – April 2024


Fri – Sun, April 12 – 14, 2024 ONLINE

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Death Doula/Midwifery Care, Green Burial, and 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, April 12-14, 2024 ONLINE

Friday 3:00-8:00pm

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


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.


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: $625

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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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 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).



Manena Harper BA, Minister, End-of-Life Doula, Caregiver & Concierge, Celebrant and Home Funeral Guide.
Manena created Heart Centered Memorials following graduation from the Final Passages Certificate program. She then interned with Jerrigrace Lyons for two years. She has a diverse business background including managing a non-profit free clinic in Santa Monica, California that was featured on 60 minutes and 20/20. She was her husband’s end of life caregiver, and directed and facilitated his home funeral.
Manena has been a caregiver for the past 15 years and has been involved in death care and education since 1974. She has facilitated many home funerals, memorial services as well as supporting clients with MAID, (Medical Aid in Dying). She has her own Personal Concierge/Assistant business and is a member of the Final Passages Core Council.

Constance Miles, RN, MA

Constance MilesConstance 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 home births 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 cherishes being a Nana, gardener, poet and dancer.

One of our students made this movie of Level 1 and 2 training. We hope to be able to meet in person again soon. For now, we are online.


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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