What do you most value in life? What will remain when everything is stripped away?

Join Alua Arthur for an evocative and immersive three (3) hour workshop designed for you to contemplate your body's inevitable death.

In our time together, we will create a safe environment for you to explore your deepest attachments and significance.

We will consider the dynamics of relationship, reconciliation, forgiveness, and presence, evoking compromised areas in your life.  While some of the dialogue may evoke difficult feelings, it will ultimately assist in clearing the path to renewed engagement in life and practical preparation for the eventuality of your death.

Content presented in The Awakening Workshop is based on deep and (some consider) intense stories compiled from our experience while being in the presence of those who are dying.  We do not share these stories and concerns to evoke fear but rather, the awareness of the fragility of life. This workshop is not intended as a substitute for traditional grief counseling or psychotherapy. If you suffer currently from clinical depression, severe Thanatophobia (phobia of death), suicidal thoughts,  Vasovagal syncope, neurocardiogenic syncope, fainting, or extreme emotional distress this may not be an appropriate workshop for you at this time.

This Workshop Will Include:

  • A 3-hour live session on Saturday, February 18th at 12-3pm PT, 3-6pm ET led by Alua Arthur where you will explore your mortality.

  • Intimate break out groups for additional reflection

  • A printable workbook with reflection prompts to complete

Hear what past participants are saying about the workshop...

“A profound and illuminating experience. In one evening I became viscerally aware of what I value in life when everything superficial is stripped away. In turn, I immediately found a deeper appreciation for the present than ever before. You’ll never love life more than after a workshop about death!” 

“Awakening was a powerful journey into what I truly hold dear to my heart as I consider my life to be ending. As I was guided through the workshop with love and compassion, what started as an intellectual exercise morphed into a deep examination of what my death holds for me and my loved ones. Far from being sad or depressing it was enriching and empowering as I considered how I want my death, and really my life, to look. Take this workshop. If not for yourself, then for everyone that you love and loves you!” 

“What an incredible 3 hours! To be able to consciously look at living through the lens of my own death was so powerful. Alua lead a beautiful workshop that perfectly combined internal reflection, small group discussion, and larger group participation that allowed me to feel safe, seen by others, and look at how I truly want to prioritize my life today to fully live. I felt an immediate connection with my small group through our mutual commitment to being vulnerable and that we all decided to show up for ourselves.”

“I'm not being dramatic when I say this workshop is life-changing. When it opens for enrollment again, I will shout from the rooftops to everyone I know and love that they should attend. It was intense and messy during the process, but left me feeling unbelievably calm.”

“If you are thinking about creating a relationship with death, this is the intro workshop for it.”

Everyone should go through this kind of exercise and not only once but repeat it at least every decade as priorities and relationships change.”

“Alua truly guides us through a process to contemplate our own death and thus allows us to examine our priorities while we live, it’s a gift.”

“This workshop really cuts through the false reality that death-denial creates and invites us to live our lives more meaningfully, more deeply, more creatively for embracing this awareness of our own mortality.”

“I knew this workshop would attract interesting, death-interested people, and I wasn't disappointed. People were fearless about their sharing and fascinating! I also knew it would be deep and creative and have double-heart allure of Alua!”

This workshop exceeded all of my expectations! It was such an incredible way to talk about life through the lens of death and Alua facilitated it in a way that allowed for lightness in a heavy topic.”

“The breakout rooms were really special. I felt like I went through a life-changing experience with three strangers. Amazing how you can develop such an appreciation with a few people over zoom in such a short time.”

I will cherish this experience until I die. Thank you so much for such a beautiful experience!"

Your Workshop Instructor

Alua Arthur

Founder, Going with Grace

Alua Arthur is a death doula, recovering attorney, and the founder of Going with Grace, a death doula training and end of life planning organization that exists to support people as they answer the question, “What must I do to be at peace with myself so that I may live presently and die gracefully?” Going with Grace works to improve and redefine the end-of-life experience for people rooted in every community using the individual lived experience as the foundation. Alua was a keynote speaker at EndWell 2019, and has been featured in the LA Times, Vogue, Refinery29, The Doctors, and InStyle. She is inspired by the gift of LIFE itself and is always on the quest for the best donuts and fried plantains!