The Celebration of Life is the commemoration of one's unique contribution to humanity.

Learn the steps and skills to create unique, personal and deeply moving funeral and memorial ceremonies.


This is a stand alone workshop offering a certificate of completion for the Funeral Celebrant -
it is also Level IV of The Art of Death Midwifery Training program.

Students are challenged to think outside the box during this highly interactive, three-day webinar where powerful mock funeral and memorial ceremonies are created to honor the dead.

"This was more than a learning experience, this was a sacred experience...discovering how to channel the frazzled energy of still-fresh grief into something that matters... both personally, and on a larger scale."  

- Laurie Ciardullo

Topics Explored


The role of the Celebrant

Designing & producing the service

Virtual services at bedside, in the ICU, witness cremation

Creating sacred space

Writing the eulogy

Channeling the grief

Ritual and tributes

Opening and closing remarks/prayers & poems

Announcements/Obituaries/Video Journals/Programs

Pet Funerals

Graveside services/Sea Burial services

"This workshop is incredibly intense, challenging, deeply moving and so much fun!! Everyone should have this experience so they can be prepared when a loved one dies."  - Kym Chartrand

Workshop schedule is Pacific Standard Time – PST


Friday 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST

Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM  PST  

Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM PST


Please do not make plans for Saturday evening as there will be homework. Thank you!


Graduates receive a certificate for 25 hours training as Funeral Celebrant.


This workshop is open to anyone and is also the master class for The Art of Death Midwifery training.