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In The End There Is Only Love - A Conscious Living & Conscious Dying Retreat

Alongside the Hood Canal in view of the spectacular Olympic mountains on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish, join us for an all-inclusive in-person retreat Spring 2023. Peaceful Exit® is honored to host Cheserae Scala and Birgitta Kastenbaum, founders of Bridging Transitions, at the beautiful Harmony Hill Healing Retreat Center.

Come explore:

  • How to be fully present to dying and living

  • Healing our personal relationship to dying and death

  • Creating sacred space, bringing ritual into the dying process

  • Addressing the logistics

  • Learn the Art of Sacred TendingTM and the role of the midwife & death doula

  • Redefining what it means to care for our own in modern times and the importance of holistic, loving end-of-life practices

How can we engender a peaceful exit for ourselves

and for others?

Most of us have very little experience and understanding of the end-of-life process and the complex emotions and spiritual elements that come into play. We might want to advocate for ourselves or support our loved ones/clients but do not have the mastery needed to do so.

Join an open-hearted gathering to practice mindful listening, witnessing, sharing and strengthening our connection to self, each other and the sacred. In beautiful natural surroundings, you will have the sacred space to practice, to reflect, and to integrate with Cheserae and Birgitta’s expert guidance. You will go home with practical and logistical knowledge and a sense of wonder.

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  • Retreat will be five days in-person all inclusive.

  • Space is limited.

  • Certificate of completion available.

  • This retreat is designed for friends, family, volunteers, home and family caregivers, Hospice professionals, and healing arts practitioners.

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The Facilitators

Cheserae Scala has worked for the last decade as a Death Midwife offering end-of-life support to bring beauty into this sacred process. She inspires a new vision of what is possible in death and dying. Birgitta Kastenbaum is an Holistic Life Coach and Death Midwife, as well as an educator in the field. She is a master at merging the sacred with the practical in day-to-day life. Both of these remarkable women guide people to reconnect their heart and spirit back to nature. For more information, please visit Bridging Transitions.



“I will be forever grateful to Birgitta and Cheserae. The course covered all the practical information around preparing for death and tending to bodies and also the spiritual work one should do around their own death and, if you chose, to be of service to others. Everything was presented beautifully and with care, grace, and thoughtfulness. This is a course I believe everyone should take, even if you do not plan to become a midwife. To honor our loved ones in this way is a gift for us all.”

— Jamie M, Ojai, California

If you have any questions or need financial assistance, please contact us at

Retreat Details:

  • Space: Limited to 30 participants

    • Early- Bird Double Room $1,950.

    • Double Room $2,300.

    • Single Room (limited to first 7 requests) $2,900.

  • Payment: Can be made all at once or over 3 instalments

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