Death and Loss - A Courageous Conversation: Remembering Family and Village Centred Care

Through storytelling, dialogue and meaningful inquiry together we will explore this sensitive subject.  Participants will leave with a greater sense of ease, more personal awareness and capacities to support themselves and others with death, grief and loss. 

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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  • Penny Allport

    Penny Allport is a Life-Cycle Celebrant (Weddings & Funerals) certified Celebrant Foundation & Institute and InSight Funeral Institute.  As a Home Funeral Guide & End-of-Life Educator based in Victoria, Penny offers private, family, and group facilitation in tending end-of-life with consciousness and care.

    In collaboration with The Centre for Earth & Spirit, Penny is an advisor for and facilitator of Living Well-Dying Well, an experiential and inspiring program tending End of Life from the practical to the profound, deepening enquiry into the experience of death and dying in modern times. Her skills in creating meaningful connection and deepening inquiry with sensitive subjects encourages an embodied and experiential way of learning.

    A long time lover and explorer of the world’s great wisdom traditions, a Yoga & Continuum Instructor, Penny has been facilitating soulful, somatic, and inquiry based gatherings for over twenty-five years, in Canada, US, Bali and Mexico.

    Penny inspires us to reclaim ceremony and ritual in our times, empowering others in Bringing Death Home – recovering and discovering all the ways we can support ourselves and others in these tumultuous and tender times.  

  • Sandra Thomson

    Sandra has always been passionate and committed to social change, seeking ways to work that are holistic, integrated, and seek to understand root causes. With a background in holistic health and an interest in spiritual activism, reflective practices for practitioners and social change agents, and community-based mind / body / spirit wellness practices, Sandra currently works supporting reconciliation between First Nations and non First Nations communities.