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Community Tea Talks

September 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Open to the public
Find support and community as together we explore conscious living and dying & all the messy parts in between. Learn to support yourself and your loved ones in challenging times of life-transitions, experience personal growth, reduce fear and increase connection by focusing on the shared human experience.

Second Thursdays, 1 – 2 pm

Birgitta Kastenbaum, Conscious Living coach and End of Life Transition Guide
Growing up in a small community in Holland, Birgitta observed death as an integral part of life. Wakes were common and funerals started at home with a walking procession to the cemetery. Her maternal grandparents lived in the caretaker’s house on a beautiful small cemetery. This intimacy with death felt comfortable while at the same time creating awareness that life is a golden prize not to be wasted. Her interest and connection to mindful living and ancient wisdom has been a life long process.

Cheserae (Ta) Scala found her life’s mission working as a death midwife. She has spent the last 7 years studying the process of mystical death through transpersonal psychology, and learning about how to support and facilitate end of life care. Among her many gifts is the ability to bring beauty into any situation, and to help her clients discover the beauty within.
Since her youth, Cheserae found herself drawn to the subtle, the sacred, and the extraordinary, and she felt this call growing stronger ever since becoming a mother. She was blessed to have the opportunity to become a certified Death Midwife prior to her mother’s diagnosis with terminal cancer. Fulfilling this role for her mother and helping to create a peaceful and healing transition for her family and community was one of the greatest, and most transformational experiences of her life.
Inspired with a new vision of what is possible in death and dying, and having forged new alliances with Hospice, funeral homes, community leaders, and colleagues, Cheserae has committed to sharing this work with families, groups, and individuals. She currently works as a death doula, and offers end of life support, death care directives, after death care, home funeral planning and ceremony, as well as classes and programs for those interested in learning more about death and dying work.

You can read more about their work at http://bridgingtransitions.net/


September 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Ojai Cares
960 East Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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