Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 12:30PM-4:30PM


A workshop to educate and empower you in home-based, family-directed after-death care. DOWNLOAD THE FLYER Body Care Workshop Nov 2014  and share it with others.

Overcome your fears and step into the most personal, healing way of preparing for a loved-one’s death and caring for them when they transition. This hands-on workshop gives you all the tools and knowledge you need to be able to care for your own dead at home, just as our ancestors did. You will learn:

  • Techniques for practical, loving care of the body
  • Legalities and coroner concerns
  • Home vigils and wakes
  • Earth-friendly burial options

and much more!

Location: Adi Shakti Kundalini Yoga Center, 6717 Valmont Road, Boulder, CO. RSVP NECESSARY.

HOW TO REGISTER.   You can download the Natural Transitions Workshop Registration Form 2014, fill it out, and mail a check for $85 to Natural Transitions, 3980 N. Broadway, Suite#103-171, Boulder, CO 80304. You can also pay via the paypal button below for a $5 extra fee to cover credit card processing costs. So please, SEND US A CHECK, if possible. They’re much preferred.


Boulder, Colorado WORKSHOPS. Our NT Trainers have created a series of short, intensive trainings on everything from advance healthcare directives planning to preparing for a home funeral. These are for INDIVIDUALS or for members of FAITH and other COMMUNITY GROUPS (participating as a group).  These Community Care Circles will  be able to support families choosing green, community led and based after-death care. Contact any of our trainers if you are interested. 

‘Caring for Our Own’ Basics – (2 hours, minimum of 6 participants) A complementary introduction to your  community group of end-of-life options, including home funerals, green burial, and creating sustainable community support.Family-led Green After-death Care– (4 hours, minimum 6 participants) The how-to’s of after-death care of the body, transport, and death certificates. Includes an extensive handbook for future reference.

Voicing Your Final Wishes– (2 sessions: 3 hours then later 1 ½ hours) – Offering education and guidance to people in giving voice to their final wishes through Advance Directives.

Being with the Dying – (3 hours, minimum 6 ) The dying process; developing presence to be with the dying; common pitfalls.

Supporting the Choice of Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (NSED) – (2 hours, minimum 6) Through viewing and discussing the video  “Dying Wish,” we’ll explore this legal option for allowing natural death as a choice in terminal illness.

Working with a Mortuary – (3 hours, minimum 6 ) Our legal rights & options; How to be wise consumer of mortuary services; hybrid forms of after- death care.

Creating Memorials to Honor Our Loved Ones– (3 hours, minimum 6) What is the essence of the loved one that we wish to remember and share with others? Explore creative ways to express and honor their legacy.

Organizing a Care Circle – (3 hours, minimum 5) After-death care-giving is best facilitated by a community.  We’ll work with you to define roles and structure for an after-death care circle that utilizes each of the participants’ strengths.




Sue Mackey

Susan’s heart lies in supporting people at end-of-life. She has served by volunteering with elders as a caregiver, as a Family Hospice volunteer, and as a Natural Transitions board member and Educator.   720.884.6878 direct



Terra Rafael

Bev Yates

Beverly Yates is a Natural Transitions educator and public relations director for the Natural Transitions Film Festival Plus. She serves as a hospice patient care volunteer and is a graduate of the Sacred Dying Foundation’s vigil training program.  303.748.3771 direct


And Dominie Cappadonna, NT trainer – not pictured.   303-499-1325 direct


Bev Yates


Edward Leonard of Berryville, Virgina, a marketing consultant for a monastery with a natural burial ground, attended our April 2011 2-day training in death care, including home funeral guidance. Here’s what he had to say:

 “I signed up for the Natural Transitions’ training with only a vague notion about the social phenomenon of reclaiming control and dignity over the dying process and low-environmental-impact funerals.  The Natural Transitions’ class was professionally executed and provided me with a framework that I am now using as I design and implement a 150-acre natural cemetery.  The course introduced me to concepts that I plan to share with clients who want to manage their own death process, but who may not know what questions to ask.”