Online Class Offerings

This time of living has pushed A Sacred passing to new spaces.  We are now offering all of our course catalog  online.  While the adjustment is a big one, it will increase access to our classes outside of Seattle and to those folx that have have faced a hurdle to attending in person. 


Once we can gather, we will offer an in person hands on skills class for both Level 1 and Level 2 classes.  There are some things that are very important to  learn with your hands, breathe in and feel from the hair on your arms to the center of your gut.  

Professional Educational Offerings

DEATH DOULA 1: Death Companion

Death Doula Level 3: You're a Death Doula, Now What

DEATH DOULA 2: Practical Skills for a Companion

Currently Online Only

This course is designed to help educate people on how to better support their friends and loved ones during the end of-life process.  The course offers training in the physical and emotional care of the dying and the surviving family and friends. Some of the topics we cover are developing listening skills, companioning, body preparation, vigil process, active listening, holding space and the importance of planning. We look at who has access to deathcare, who has a voice in the process and what we can do to create space for everyone.  This is not intended to offer training at a professional level, but is the start of a journey and is recommended for all people who will die, or know someone who will. 


3 days of 4 hour classes 

(Prerequisite for Level 2 course) 


 The course fee is sliding scale that starts at $550



 Partial Scholarships offered to BBIQPOC 



DEATH DOULA 2: Practical Skills for a Companion

Death Doula Level 3: You're a Death Doula, Now What

DEATH DOULA 2: Practical Skills for a Companion

Currently Online Only

This course is designed to help support those who wish to broaden their existing health care practices to include practical on end-of-life care. We offer (re)training in the physical and emotional care of the dying and the surviving family and friends. We will include: how to honor traditional offerings, working with many options for burial presentations, walking though how to complete an DPoA for Heathcare.  Together we give tools to work with a person who has an arm load of support and someone who has you.  When we can gather in small groups of 3 or 5, we will move step by step how we place hands on washing of a body and hands on shrouding. The structure of our classes has changed.  

Saturday & Sunday  (4 hr/day)

2 hr Virtual Living Funeral Midweek

Saturday & Sunday (4 hr/day)

 

The course fee is sliding scale that starts at $750. 



 Partial Scholarships offered to BBIQPOC   

Death Doula Level 3: You're a Death Doula, Now What

Death Doula Level 3: You're a Death Doula, Now What

Death Doula Level 3: You're a Death Doula, Now What

*New in June  2020* 

This course is designed to help trained Death Doulas create their care model. We will cover the following topics over a 12 week period. Utilizing our online  classroom, group discussion space, and a 30 minute 1:1 call each week we tackle 11 steps to create  your care model.  


Topics not limited to: Your Resource Library , Local Business Legalities, Website Building, Professional Outreach, Community Outreach, Death Plan Details, Medical Aid in Dying, Navigating Advocacy, Community Education, Legal Rights by State , Disposition Options. Creating Client Forms, Community Outreach Project


 The course fee is sliding scale that starts at $2,000  


* sorry for the delay. the pandemic pulled attention to planning online line work for our other two classes.




 Partial Scholarships offered to BBIQPOC     

South Side NODA: Vigil Lead Training

South Side NODA: Vigil Lead Training

Death Doula Level 3: You're a Death Doula, Now What

Learn how to facilitate the NODA training for small groups. Upon completion of the training, you will understand how to set up your own NODA program, or plug into an existing one.   


No One Dies Alone is a volunteer program that provides the reassuring presence of a trained volunteer companion to dying people who would otherwise be alone.  A Sacred Passing supports the administration of this program in south Seattle.



 $150 - $300

DPoA Facilitation

South Side NODA: Vigil Lead Training

Clinical Guidance

 You will gain understanding of how to lead your clients through their Advance Care Directives . 

Join crew of A Sacred Passing for a step by step walk though of necessary paperwork. 


Ask questions, walk though scenarios, and gain familiarity with leading your client through filling out and completing Advance Directives for End-of-Life Care, including Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (Health Care Agent) and the Advanced Medical Directive (Living Will). 


$200 - $300

Clinical Guidance

South Side NODA: Vigil Lead Training

Clinical Guidance

We are stronger together.  Our non-medical minds can offer just the solution for some of the difficulties the medical world encounters with death.  We offer clinical in-services for primary care teams, palliative care institutes, King County’s health-care clinics, home care facilities,  and Assisted Living Facilities. 


Just like death, we meet you where you are. All of our training sessions, presentations, workshops and seminars are cultivated fit the needs of your group and the population that served.

Cost Varies by facility 


Abortion Doula Training

Organizing a Community Event

Organizing a Community Event

As access to choice changes quickly around this country, many folx find their way to Washington State for abortions.  Learn how to support folx before, during and after a medical, chemical or herbal abortion. 


Registration opens July 2020 

Organizing a Community Event

Organizing a Community Event

Organizing a Community Event

Bring your ideas to a small classroom of humans also wanting to host a community event.  We will work in community to help sketch a plan for your event and ways to implement the idea. 


$25-$50 sliding scale