Bedside Yoga ~ Yoga and End of Life Care
60 hour on-line training

A 60 hour on-line training for yoga teachers and therapists, chaplains, hospice care workers, or anyone who wants to bring both deep presence and sound practical tools to those at end of life. 

This intensive training falls into the category of “there is no way we could put that online!” But here we are.

Having had to cancel our in-person retreat twice due to Covid, I came to realize that I would have to find a way to transfer this content online. Now that I have wrapped my head around it, I am excited and inspired to share and I know I can deliver the training in a way that is accessible, profound, connecting and practical.

Bedside Yoga was originally borne out of the Grief and Loss classes offered at The Samarya Center. It occurred to us early on that if we were working with people who were in bereavement for a loved one, then it made sense to extend our reach to the time before the person died, and to extend our offering to the person who was at end of life.

This training is for anyone who is interested in the Death Doula or Death Cafe movements, for anyone who wants to bring a deep spiritual presence to the end of life journey, or who wants to explore the whole process of death and dying, including practical matters and family dynamics and systems.

The training will be a total of 60 hours of combined online and self-study that can be applied as IAYT continuing education, but more importantly will prepare you for the experience of death and dying – for your own loved ones, for relative strangers, and for yourself.

Hours will be one Tuesday and one Thursday evening and one Saturday morning per month, September – December. There will be additional required reading as well as self-directed study and group connection through a password protected page on the website. 

September: Faith foundations and self-inquiry

Tuesday, September 15, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time/ 7-9:30 eastern

Thursday, September 24, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time

Sunday, October 4, 11 – 2 Pacific time/2-5 eastern


October: What is your role?

Tuesday, October 13, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time

Thursday, October 22, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time

Sunday, October 25, 11 – 2 Pacific time


November: Vignettes and practical considerations – legacy and vigil planning, working with families, systems theory

Tuesday, November 3, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time

Thursday, November 11, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time

Sunday, November 15, 11 – 2 Pacific time


December: Movement, Thai Yoga, Collective Care

Tuesday, December 1, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time

Thursday, December 10, 4 – 6:30 Pacific time

Sunday, December 13, 11 – 2 Pacific time


To understand more about Bedside Yoga and how it alike and different from typical “Death Doula” training, and to read or listen more about Molly’s experience please go here.

Total cost: $1275

To pay in full or make a deposit, please click here. Payment plans and scholarship options available. 

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