april, 2019

25apr(apr 25)9:00 am29(apr 29)2:00 pmFeatured2019 International Death Doula TrainingGecko Guide:Alternative Health & Wellness

Event Details

The Care of the Body, Heart & Soul

‘Death Doula’s are Warriors of the Heart and Protectors of the Sacred,
who show up for dying and death.’

Thursday, April 25
9am – 9pm

Friday 4/26 – Sunday 4/28
9:30am – 9pm

Monday 4/29
9am – 2pm
This event is limited to 130 participants and will fill up quickly!



Attendees are responsible for airfare, places to stay, transportation to and from training, and meals other than first day’s lunch and last day’s lunch. If you’re traveling to Maui, transportation on the island will either be through a rental car, taxi service, Uber service, or by coordinating with another attendee for a ride.

Our venue is 5 minutes from a white sand beach, restaurants and shops, has beautiful accommodations available, and will be giving discounts to attendees. Once you register, we will send you a list of places we know about in the general vicinity of the venue; bed and breakfast, small inns and private homes.

Our venue, Lumeria, is offering a 20% discount on rooms for our event. You can take advantage of this special offer HERE! The prices shown through the link reflect the event discount. All bookings and payment will be handled directly with Lumeria. We are not part of the booking process ♥

We’ll be providing the first day’s lunch and the last day’s lunch. All other meals are the participants responsibility. If you choose to dine at Lumeria, you can make reservations prior to the event directly with Lumeria, or decide at the time. Meals are vegetarian, gourmet, and largely organic.

There will be three breaks throughout each training day. We will break for lunch, mid-afternoon, and then for dinner (returning after dinner for an evening session). Each break will be at least 1.5 hours (if not more) and will give you plenty of time to travel offsite for meals or take a nice relaxing break on the beach.

5-Day April 2019 Training a Pre-Requisite

The official start date of the Certificate Program will be announced after the event and will begin in the summer of 2019.

Requirements for Certification Program:
6 months of monthly mentoring and group learning with Bodhi and the other students in the program.
Deanna Cochran’s signature course material, “Accompanying the Dying: a Practical Guide and Awareness Training.”
A total of 90 practicum hours of sitting with the dying, to be worked through and discussed during the monthly group learning calls.
Final ‘term paper’ at the end of the program.
What the Program Includes:
Exploring our own relationships with, and understandings of, suffering, dying and death;
Counseling the dying and their families
Learning and practicing skills useful at the bedside of the dying
Responding to family dynamics in the space and the grieving already present
Understanding allopathic and herbal medicines used for pain, anxiety, depression and grief
Use of herbs and oils in the care of the dying and the dead
Music and the arts in the care of the dying and the dead
Hands-on reiki and foot reflexology for the dying
Body care for the dead
Home funerals
Creating and supporting ritual and ceremony for the dying, the dead and their community
Moving from ‘calling’ to livelihood
Networking with attendees working in these fields
Death with Dignity, the right to end one’s life: What parts do we play and not play…

Purchasing the Certificate Option includes discounts to future Doorway Into Light events and trainings.


25 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 29 (Monday) 2:00 pm


Lumeria Maui

1813 Baldwin Avenue