A Collective of death and dying educators, professionals, and advocates that are changing how we do death in America. 
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UPCOMING ONLINE CLASSES 

 

Eco-Friendly Death: Your Lasting Footprint 

Sunday January 10, 2021 2-4 pm MDT

In this workshop we explore our lasting footprint - what options we have after death, the early history of funerals and  the grave impact that our modern funerals have on mother nature. 

 

Intro to Deathwork: Death Doula 101 SOLD OUT 

Sunday, Feb 7th 2021 from 2-4pm  MDT 

A Death Doula is a person who journeys beside a dying person and their family. Though it seems new and trendy, it is ancient and profound. This intro class covers the basics of being a death doula (aka end-of-life doula or death companion) and then some. 

 

Home Funeral Guide

Sunday, Feb 21st 2-4pm MDT

You’ve heard of home birth? This is home death. Home funerals are safe and legal. We will teach you what you need to know in an afternoon. 

 

How to Plan a Funeral

Saturday, March 6th from 2-4pm MDT 

You can plan your funeral, just like you plan your wedding or your births. If you are planning your own funeral, you are giving your family and loved ones the gift of not having to do so on your behalf. If you are planning it for someone else, you are also giving a gift. All funerals are not created equally, and you don’t have to spend the most to care the most. 

 

Rituals & Crafting Ceremonies

Sunday, March 21st from 2-4pm MDT

Rituals and rites of passage help us to observe death and grieve well. In this class we will look at a spectrum of  rituals and ceremonies, both ancient and homemade, that can be adapted into meaningful end of life ceremonies. 

 

Community Grief

Sunday, April 4th 2-4pm MDT

This class is a tender place to explore how grief is practiced across different traditions and how we might use some of those practices to process or own grief, or help us support others in grief more effectively. 

 

An Environmental Death: How to Respect the Planet & the Body After Death

Sunday, April 18th from 2-4pm MTD

In this workshop we explore our lasting footprint - what options we have after death - traditional burial, green burial, cremation, water cremation and more, and look at the grave impact that our modern funerals have on mother nature. 

We care about access and equity. 

All classes are available on an honor-system sliding scale of $33-66.

Pay what you can. If you can pay more, it will help another student who cant. If you pay the minimum, you are wholly welcomed and appreciated.

To register, email us and we will send you a registration form.

This class was so wonderful and has given me a lot upon which to ruminate.

-Laura, Death Doula 101 Student

I attended Lauren’s training for home funerals in August of 2015.  It enhanced my business by giving me the knowledge I needed to add “home funeral guide” to our services at The Good Earth. Lauren also gave us the inside view of the funeral industry. How it began, how it runs.  I highly recommend this workshop!         -Shelia Champion                                                                                                                            The Good Earth Green Burial Ground

                                                                                   Huntsville, AL

                                                     Thank you for the wonderful class today.

I’m excited to keep learning!

Claire, online zoom class 

                                                                     

   Intense, heart holding visionaries 💗 BOLDLY going where all beings feel peace. It's my pleasure and honor to be of this community now.               -Jana Joy

                                                                             Houston, TX

"Honestly can't even say how valuable this talk was. If you missed it live, it is *well* worth a watch."

- Anna Gantz

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