Calendar

2021 Institute offerings
Presented live, online

 

June ~ 2021 June Raffle

On Wednesday, June 30th ~ Amy Wright Glenn will announce the winners of this year’s June Raffle. Tickets are $25 each and the first place prize is worth $700. All are welcome to participate. Learn more and sign up today.

June 18 ~ Loving, Dying, and Letting Go

Join Institute teacher Trish Rux, for a 5-hour, live, online Loving, Dying, and Letting Go workshop. Participants are asked to engage in deep personal reflection on three key themes/ areas of inquiry. These themes are: What does it means to love? What does it mean to die, and What does it mean to let go? This course will be offered in one session. Learn more and sign up today.

July 1 ~ Summer Family Read

Join Amy Wright Glenn for a wonderful, intergenerational Summer Family Read of Natalie Babbitt’s classic Tuck Everlasting. This is open to book lovers of all ages and is fully donation based. If you are looking for a wonderful way to connect to yourself (and your family/children) about the big questions of life (love, loss, death, hope), Tuck Everlasting is a wonderful read. We gather together each week for an hour. Learn more and sign up today.

July 1 ~ Institute Book Club

Join Institute teachers Naima Beckles and Joanne Zerdy, PhD for the July Institute Book Club which will focus on Milk, Blood, and Heat by Dantiel W. Moiniz. Institute Book Club participants meet each week for a 90-minute discussion. Learn more and sign up today.

July 10 ~ Loving, Dying, and Letting Go

Join Institute teacher Dawn Welburn, for a 5-hour, live, online Loving, Dying, and Letting Go workshop. Participants are asked to engage in deep personal reflection on three key themes/ areas of inquiry. These themes are: What does it means to love? What does it mean to die, and What does it mean to let go? This course will be offered in one session. Learn more and sign up today.

July 10 ~ Grief Work Training

Join Institute founder and director Amy Wright Glenn for a 15-hour Grief Work Training. Participants will study together and in small groups ~ focusing upon the emotional, mental, physical, social, and spiritual dimensions of grief. Included in the tuition for this course is a 50-minute Holding Space Consultation. Learn more and sign up today.

July 10 ~ Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss

Join Institute teacher Joanne Zerdy for a 5-hour, live, online Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training specifically structured to support birth/postpartum doulas, bereavement doulas, mental health professionals, midwives, religious/spiritual leaders, OBGYNs, prenatal yoga teachers, bereaved parents, and end-of-life care professionals. The five-hour training will be offered in two sessions.  Learn more and sign up today.

July 18 ~ God

Join Amy Wright Glenn for a 3-hour workshop exploring the various theisms associated with the worship and belief (or disbelief) in God. From atheism to deism ~ from monotheism to henotheism ~ if you have ever wanted to understand the various perspectives found in the study of theology, this workshops is for you. Participants will also have time to explore what “God” means to them individually.  Learn more and sign up today.

August 1 ~ Grief Work Training in Asheville, NC

Join Institute founder and director Amy Wright Glenn for a 5-hour, in-person Grief Work Training. This is the first Institute training that is being held in person since the pandemic begin. So grateful to be able to meet with people in-person again! (Participants need to be vaccinated or wear a mask.) All are welcome. Learn more and sign up today.

August 5 ~ Hungry Ghosts

Join Institute founder and director Amy Wright Glenn for an 8-hour in-depth exploration of what it means to encounter, examine, name, and integrate our “hungry ghosts” ~ especially in relationship with “toxic people.”  Drawing upon the work of Shahida Arabi, participants will examine the role of trauma bonds and codependency and how these dynamics unfold both physiologically in terms of attachment systems in the body as well as emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. This course will be taught live via Zoom. All are welcome. Learn more and sign up today.

August 11~ Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss

Join Institute teacher Joanne Zerdy for a 5-hour, live, online Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training specifically structured to support birth/postpartum doulas, bereavement doulas, mental health professionals, midwives, religious/spiritual leaders, OBGYNs, prenatal yoga teachers, bereaved parents, and end-of-life care professionals. The five-hour training will be offered in two sessions.  Learn more and sign up today.

September 21 ~ Loving, Dying, and Letting Go

Join Institute teacher Danielle Pacific, for a 5-hour, online Loving, Dying, and Letting Go workshop. Participants are asked to engage in deep personal reflection on three key themes/ areas of inquiry. These themes are: What does it means to love? What does it mean to die, and What does it mean to let go? This course will be split into two sections. Learn more and sign up today.

October  2 ~ Advanced Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training

Join Naima Beckles, founder of For Your Birth and Amy for an 8-hour, live Advanced Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training focusing upon the impact of racism and implicit bias on pregnancy loss/trauma and infant death. This course is open to all ~ and will be especially helpful to birth workers and those involved in supporting families ~ particularly families of color ~ through the heartbreaking pain of pregnancy loss. Learn more and sign up today.

October 9 ~ Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss 

Join Institute teacher Dawn Welburn for a 5-hour, live, online Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training specifically structured to support birth/postpartum doulas, bereavement doulas, mental health professionals, midwives, religious/spiritual leaders, OBGYNs, prenatal yoga teachers, bereaved parents, and end-of-life care professionals. The five-hour training will be offered in one session.  Learn more and sign up today.

October 19, 26, & November 2 ~ Loving, Dying, and Letting Go

Join Institute teacher Dawn Welburn, for a 5-hour, live, online Loving, Dying, and Letting Go workshop. Participants are asked to engage in deep personal reflection on three key themes/ areas of inquiry. These themes are: What does it means to love? What does it mean to die, and What does it mean to let go? This course will be split into three sections. Learn more and sign up today.

November ~ Birth, Breath, and Death Teacher Training begins 

Join Amy Wright Glenn for a 21-hour Teacher Training geared to support individuals drawn to hold space for life’s sacred threshold points in leading 3-hour in-person or online workshops on Birth, Breath, and Death.  The November 2021 Birth, Breath, and Death Teacher Training is 2-months long. Learn more today.

November 29 & December 6 ~ Loving, Dying, and Letting Go

Join Institute teacher Jessica Kilbourn, for a 5-hour, live, online Loving, Dying, and Letting Go workshop. Participants are asked to engage in deep personal reflection on three key themes/ areas of inquiry. These themes are: What does it means to love? What does it mean to die, and What does it mean to let go? This course will be split into two sections. Learn more and sign up today.

January 2022 ~ Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss  Teacher Training begins

Join Amy Wright Glenn for a 41-hour Teacher Training geared to support birth and mental health care professionals familiar with the Institute’s work to lead 5-hour in-person or online Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss trainings. The January 2022 Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss Teacher Training is 3-months long and features guest teacher Naima Beckles. Learn more today.

June 22-29 2022 ~ Guatemala Trip

Join Amy Wright Glenn and Tobie Spears (founder and director of the Guatemalan Humanitarian Tours non profit) for a week long study/exploration of birth and death practices in the San Andres region of Guatemala. This will be a trip not to miss!  Learn more today.