The role of the death midwife from the final breath through the 3-day home vigil, funeral and final disposition.
Sacred Crossings upholds that the dying process doesn't end with the last breath, but extends for a period of up to three days.
During this time, the soul, spirit or what is often referred to as the 'luminous body' separates from the physical and transitions to the next phase of its journey. A home vigil offers loved-ones the chance to integrate the loss into their lives and begin their own transformation process moving forward.
Instruction includes preparation and preservation of the body, shrouding, ICU death-bed rituals, bringing the baby home after stillbirth, coroner cases; accident and traumatic death.
“After the Last Breath went way beyond my expectations. Olivia draws on a wealth of wisdom and experience to provide hands-on demonstrations, centering meditations, nuts and bolts of burial options and death care protocols, ethics, and an overall welcoming enriching discussion space. I am so grateful for the entire experience!” - Fran Grace
"The beauty of the act of caring for the dead is breathtaking – I now understand how sacred this work is, it is truly an honor." - Bruna Amaral
“This workshop not only met my expectations but it went far beyond into the depths of my soul. Olivia has a beautiful way of weaving the practical with deep spiritual wisdom amongst her teaching.“ - Alexi Hedlund