Teacher Training


Become certified to teach the 5-hour Loving, Dying, and Letting Go workshop in an online and in-person setting

*Application fee is $30.
Applications are being accepted now through midnight on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.





I would recommend Amy’s classes to anyone wishing to take an authentic and
comprehensive exploration with a true cultural pioneer.

~ Sally Hunt, midwife, Australia

Our world, and in particular the US, stands at a crossroads right now.
There is significant difficulty facing all of us with regard to the pandemic, mental health and justice/equity concerns. Our families, relationships, and children carry tension/stress. Those who face loss and death at this time are particularly unmoored due to needed social distancing approaches to grief/loss. The world needs those of us who can support, hold space, listen, and reflect on what it means to love, die, and let go ~ now more than ever. Applying to teach this course is a big step. Herein is a humble bow to your heart moved by service.

Who should apply?

Individuals who:

  • Are familiar with, and deeply resonate
    with, insights/reflections shared in Amy’s books/teachings
  • Feel called to the work of bringing more compassion and mindfulness to birth/death & have a background personally and/or professionally that informs them on these topics
  • Have a background in teaching and/or public speaking — communicates effectively and can effectively facilitate group discussions on difficult topics
  • Looking to partner with an innovative and creative organization to bring quality in-person workshops/trainings to their communities online or in-person, once it is safe to do so.
  • Are concerned about the impact Covid-19 is having on families in grief. Wanting to offer support, reflections, and safe/brave places for individuals to reflect on what it means to love, die, and let go ~ in calm times and times of crisis.

Training webinar dates are presented live
and occur on six consecutive Saturdays

5-7pm EST

July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15

*Sessions are recorded for all enrolled ~ one need not join live to participate in the training.


The Teacher Training is two months long and includes the following:

*20-hours of live, online instruction, partner work, and practice teaching in a group via Zoom

* 10-hours of independent study, reading, and writing

*The focus of this training is to equip individuals with both the knowledge needed to teach and the skillful means of crafting transformative and inspiring online and in-person Loving, Dying, and Letting Go workshops

*Individuals graduate with a 30-hour certificate of completion formally authorizing them to teach online and in-person workshops with the support of the Institute ~ inspiring lives, easing suffering, and supplementing their income along the way

*Tuition for each training is $1,000 USD

*Members of the Institute, INELDA, or the NHFA receive a 50% discount ~ paying $500

*Due to a generous anonymous donation, with the express goal of increasing the diversity of Institute leaders/teachers, five full ride scholarships are available to BIPOC applicants applying for this training. Here is the Loving, Dying, and Letting Go BIPOC Scholarship Application Form.  

*Prior graduates of Loving, Dying, and Letting Go Teacher Trainings are encouraged to take this course as both a refresher and a way to be informed of best online teaching practices in the age of Covid-19 ~ graduates of prior trainings may take this course for $300

*Individuals can set up interest-free payment plans. Contact Amy about BIPOC scholarships and payment plans.


Two books are central to this Teacher Training:

“This book is like a superhero, showing us how to run bravely toward the darkness and come out the other side as a human being. Amy deserves not just praise for writing in gorgeous, clear prose, but deep thanks for creating a gentle guide we all need for that one thing no one escapes: death.”—Tina Cassidy, Birth  
“Holding Space does just that for each of us. In a clear, intimate voice, Amy Wright Glenn shares her own experience and wisdom and by doing so makes a space for her reader to develop the same. For anyone going through loss, this book will feel like a treasure.”
—Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness and Real Love



Amy has a wonderful ‘humanness’ that allows her to
connect with her audience in a way that is both comforting and useful.

~Bob Mattingly, Executive Director, Center for Spirituality and Ethical Education

Amy thoughtfully and lovingly teaches and sheds light
in a place that is usually associated with so much darkness.
She teaches with great courage.
I feel very grateful for her work.

~ Nikki Echabarne, birth and postpartum doula, California


**The next Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss Teacher Training is slated for summer 2021.**