Death Doula & Self-Awareness Certification & Mentorship Program

This program is designed to educate you as an end-of-life practitioner and the various death doula offerings. You will learn how to prepare yourself, the space, your clients, and the dying for end-of-life transition, including grief and mourning support. This container is for you as well, to explore and expand self-awareness skills and presence. The program requires a willingness to address the unseen, hold space for all sentiments beings in all moments, and commit time and presence to yourself and the program materials and experience. This is a call to passion to help those at the most precious, last breath of their lives and hold patient, heart-centered consciousness and space for grief and transition. 

You will receive death doula training, self-awareness training, how to business set up and marketing, creative empowerment exercises to grow your business, self-confidence tools, and self-care protocol. This program includes what happens after death as well.

2024 year program commitment - In Person and Online

Begins January 2024

Dates & Times

  • 11 Saturdays monthly from 10am-2pm MT (Denver, CO time zone)
    • January 27, February 17, March 30, April 27, May 18, July 20, August 31, September 28, October 26, November 23, December 14
    • Check your time zone 
  • 11 Thursdays monthly from 5:30-7pm MT (Denver, CO time zone)
    • January 18, February 29, March 21, April 18, May 16, July 11, August 22, September 19, October 17, November 14, December 5
    • Check your time zone 
  • 4 Quarterly Retreat meetings for 4 hours (2 hour Zoom/2 hour application and study retreat) *Dates chosen by the group after program begins.

4 quarterly retreat meetings include: self-awareness inquiries and practice death doula case studies, silent retreat, self-care protocol, business set up and community outreach. 

Program Outline & Benefits

  • 1 year Curriculum (2 binders)
  • Zoom meetings 
  • Optional in-person meetings
  • Reading list
  • On-demand programming
  • Journaling & inquiry
  • Assessments
  • 4 Retreats
  • Continued mentorship with Erin Doty 
  • 15% off HK death doula supplies 
  • Free one-month access to Fascia Yoga class
  • Discounts for upcoming on-demand series and retreats
  • On-Demand Grief Meditation
  • Personal self-awareness exploration and expansion 
  • Death doula and end-of-life
  • Elders, senior care, terminally ill
  • Respite care for caretakers
  • Legacy project, vigils, live funerals
  • Mourning, loss and grief
  • Surrender and forgiveness
  • Post death process
  • Respect for religions, traditions, cultures
  • Rituals and sacred ceremonies
  • Pet doula services and support
  • Educating family and clients about the dying process
  • Preparation as a death doula
  • Divinity, faith & light
  • Self-care protocol
  • Time management
  • Self-confidence and creative empowerment
  • Creating death doula niche
  • How to start a business & marketing
  • Transform views of dying - one person at a time
  • Contribute to bringing recognition to doulas as qualified end-of-life-support

Program Requirements

  1. Book a discovery Zoom call with Erin - Call 970-214-1846
  2. Complete application $25
  3. Sign HK Code of Ethics & Practice
  4. Sign HK Waiver
  5. Financial commitment agreement
  6. 2 Letters of Recommendation (1 personal + 1 professional)
  7. Submit cover letter of interest in program + CV
  8. Commit time for program material and experience
  9. Participate and complete HK Death Doula Certification & Mentorship program in full
  10. Submit all required materials, journal entries, and assessments by due date for certificate
  11. Submit 4-6 death doula cases by email no later than January 31, 2025 for review and feedback for certification completions. Cases includes: legacy project, vigil, sacred ceremony, care for terminally ill client, respite for caregiver, grief and mourning support, and at least one end-of-life preparation for human or animal.






  • $2900 self-investment for program

  • $2700 paid in full by January 1, 2024

  • Quarterly payment plan (4 payments of $725) 

  • Monthly payment plan with service fees (12 payments of $250) 

    • Due by the Saturday meeting date for each month.
    • Invoices emailed in accordance with chosen financial agreement

Invoice emailed by due date and payable by Venmo, check, cash, or credit card with $5 processing fee

This program is led by certified Death Doula & Self-Awareness practitioner, Erin Doty.  Erin's journey as a death doula began in 2014.

This program is the culmination of her experience and expertise:

  • ERYT500 certified self-awareness, yoga, and meditation teacher
  • Certified death doula and crystal practitioner
  • Working with seniors for over a decade
  • Senior dog care 
  • Pandemic death doula
  • Support for multiple family members and COVID deaths
  • Infant and child death support
  • Respite for caretakers and caretaker support
  • Vigils and live funerals
  • Legacy projects
  • End-of-Life rituals and sacred ceremonies
  • Post death support and grief support
  • Small business owner

The HK Death Doula & Self-Awareness program is a year-long commitment.

  • For yourself, self-awareness, and space
  • Time commitment to learn how to prepare yourself for death 
  • How to offer end-of-life and grief support as a death doula
  • Learn how to integrate grief and death into your life with grace and success

Yes, there are certifications out there that require less time.  

The HK Death Doula program is designed to support YOU as an end-of-life support provider.

The container of this program allows you to:

  • Become a successful death doula with a commitment to personal expansion and ascension
  • Amplify your special talents as a death doula with integrity, long term service, and success