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Sacred Tending and Ritual After Death

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - November 17 @ 4:30 pm PST

Sacred Tending and Ritual After Death

Prerequisite: participants must have completed The sacred Journey of Conscious Dying / Level one.

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The time after death holds within it some of the most profound and precious gifts of life.

Grief, Love, and Gratitude are kindred souls in the quiet after death they come to visit us. Each illuminating that which is transient and begging for us to make meaning. This quiet time is filled with grace and gifts us the opportunity to share our hearts, weaving and strengthening the tapestry of love. 

As Midwives, we witness time and time again how heart-ache, anxiety, and fear dominate this fragile and emotional time.

We invite you to step into this space to connect to the present, source, self, and each other with simple and effective tools and practices and above all love.

Join Us For An Exploration Of:

  • Sacred Tending our own after death
  • Tools for individuals, families and professional care providers
  • After death care and preservation
  • Sacred bathing rituals, anointing, shrouding
  • Vigil, and laying in honor.
  • Goodbye rituals, meaningful life celebrations, and home funerals​
  • Understanding of the death care industry
  • Walking with grief and love

Voices from the Community

Thank you so much for the amazing weekend. It was perfect preparation for living and meeting the huge challenges in my life. I am embarking on the toughest time of my life and l needed the support and peace and community that Birgitta and Cheserae provided.


The “In the end there’s only love” Retreat was so empowering, amazing and Informative!So much like Midwifery, transiting out of this world is so similar to transitioning and birthing into the world!Observing and creating the sacred space, supporting the family’s as well as the person going through transition, and working as hard as the laboring woman does. Being quiet when needed, being in the moment, being mindful and respectful. Keeping our focus on figuring out what the needs are and encouraging the family’s in helping to meet these needs.

Love & Blessings


Prerequisite: participants must have completed The sacred Journey of Conscious Dying / Level one.

Full Retreat Details: Friday, November 15th - Saturday, November 16th - Sunday, November 17th

Friday, 2:00pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, 9:30am - 1:30 pm *Lunch* 3:00pm - 6:30 pm
Sunday, 10:00am - 12:30pm *Lunch* 2:00pm - 5:00 pm

Held in the beautiful valley of Ojai, exact location to be provided upon registration.

We hope you join us in deepening our connection in this inspiring weekend. This retreat offers opportunities for deeply personal and community oriented learning. Teachings will be balanced with sharing, compassionate listening. Experiential learning, mindful group and contemplative personal work surrounded by the beauty and tranquility of Ojai.

Certificate of completion available after participation in both retreats and ongoing participation in mentorship.

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Level Two Early Bird pricing is $950
and will increase to $1,050.
Please reach out if you will require a payment plan.
*Partial Scholarships are still available*

Also, please note, that accommodations are not included,
we will happily share our lodging recommendation
list upon request.

Your Journey is guided by Cheserae & Birgitta

Birgitta and Cheserae have known each other for over two decades. As mothers raising children on the same street, they developed a deep friendship and found a common interest in being with mystery.
Dying Wisely is the educational platform that brings together their unique gifts and their shared passion for conscious living and conscious dying. They offer a variety of unique private, group, and community offerings.
Based in Southern California, serving in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties; Birgitta and Cheserae teach, consult, and serve families with individual end-of-life support, support family-led after-death care, and provide rituals for these sacred times.

This work belongs to all of us. 

It is the work of communities, families, and individuals. 

It asks us to be present, to dance with Mystery, to recognize the sacred in the mundane and the bewildering unknown.


November 15 @ 2:00 pm PST
November 17 @ 4:30 pm PST
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