International Doula Life Movement is a dedicated group of doulas that have found their calling in care for the end-of-life and we're here to help you! With decades of field experience, these instructors and practicing doulas would love nothing more than lending some expertise on how to begin as an end-of-life specialist. The best part? We offer an affordable tuition fee with assistance available depending on eligibility.


  • Understanding What a Doula Does
  • Patients Rights & Code of Ethics
  • Stages of End-of-Life Care
  • Coping with Grief and Loss: For Doulas
  • Voluntary Stopping of Eating & Drinking (VSED)
  • Common Diseases
  • Infection Control, Transmission, and PPE
  • Pediatric Hospice
  • How to Communicate with Patients & Families
  • TeleDoula Best Practices
  • Companion Doula
  • Home Wake, Cremations, & Green Options
  • Life Planning and Legacy Work
  • Advance Directives
  • Religions & End-of-Life
  • Business Planning & Practitioner Wellness
  • NEDA Exam Prep
  • Business 101


Looking to start your Doula Journey today?

International Doula Life Movement is proud to roll out our self-paced course option. This course is perfect for those aspiring end-of-life doulas that want to move at their own pace-- however fast or slow that may be!

Check out the advantages of our self-paced course and our NEW Bonus:

Finish in days instead of weeks.

Start your doula education at anytime.

1-on-1 sessions with an IDLM Instructor to cover material.

Begin helping the dying in your community transition sooner.

ON SALE NOW!!! $450.97


NEW BONUS (VALUED AT $221.00): All Live and Self-Paced Students will receive The End of Life Caregiver Bundle written by Barbara Karnes RN.

This packet includes resources to support the professional, as well as educational materials to share with patient/ family and for use in community outreach.

10 x End of Life Guideline Series 

How Do I Know You? Dementia at End of Life

The Final Act of Living: Reflections of Long-Time Hospice Nurse

Care for the Caregiver DVD Kit

New Rules For End of Life Care DVD Kit

A Special Discount Code

*Please note: You will be able to choose a DVD or Digital version. Unfortunately at this time, anyone OUTSIDE of the USA and Canada will receive a digital version.

*Shipment of packet will be sent out right away if you pay in FULL and will arrive within 7-14 business days.

*Packet will be shipped from BK Books.

*Anyone on a payment plan shipment will be sent after completing the payment plan.

*No Refunds

EFFECTIVE 9/17/2021


All live classes run for 2 hours and 30 minutes. Weekday classes start at 7:00 PM CST. Saturday classes start at 10:00 AM CST. No classes will be held over Thanksgiving week.


Every Saturday: October 2nd - December 18th, 2021

NEW BONUS Included

Last Live Class of the Year!

Sept. 01, 2021


Every Thursday: September 16th - December 9th, 2021

August 1st, 2021

Class will close for enrollment 9/25/2021


Spanish Language Session

Every Thursday: September 18th - December 9th, 2021

August 1st, 2021

Elizabeth Robles

"This has been such an amazing journey. Filled with knowledge, support, and a greater sense of how we can be of service to others during the most challenging of times."

Alaine Huntington

IDLM Student, Certified EOLD

"It’s official I’m now an EOLD...I’m glad to be a part of this movement in the fields of legacy/advanced life planning & end of life doulas."

Deb Crews

IDLM Student, Certified EOLD



Are you a certified end-of-life doula? Maybe you're a family member interested in providing services to a loved one that is passing. In both cases, we offer classes taught by industry experts in the fields of:

  • Holistic Care for the End-of-Life
  • Legacy Work & Memory Projects
  • End-of-Life Paperwork
  • Bereavement & Grief Work
  • Palliative Care
  • Family Guided Funerals & Green Burials

Check out our list of courses below. You can contact the instructor directly with questions about the course.



Legacy Work Intensive

A live course to encourage and assist your clients in building a legacy in alignment with their values.

October 8th,15th,22nd @ 7 pm Central

Keri-Lynn Turney

Certified Menopause Doula Program

Learn how to support women in the sacred life transition of menopause.

Mondays, Sept 13th - TBD @ 7:00 PM CST


$175: Non-IDLM Alumni

$150*: IDLM Alumni

*Contact instructor for Alumni discount code.

Christine Okamoto

Certified Life Planning Specialist

This course is designed to dig deeper into the understanding of end-of-life paperwork that can provide peace to both the individual nearing death and their loved ones.

We will explore the differences between living wills, power of attorney for health care, financial power of attorney, DNR orders, MOST, and POST.

By the end of the class, students will be prepared to have discussions with individuals and families regarding the paperwork and will be able to assist them in completing them.

Tuesday, Oct. 19,26, Nov. 2,9,16 @ 7PM CST

This class will meet for two hour sessions each week on Tuesdays. There will be 5 sessions total.


$175: Non-IDLM Alumni

$150*: IDLM Alumni

*Contact instructor for Alumni discount code.

Julie Barge

Start Strong and Expand Your Memory Bear and Sentimental Sewing Business

 In this value-packed course, Stephanie Grams, The Memory Bear Business Coach walks you through the business of starting, marketing and selling Memory Bears and Sentimental Sewing services. We will talk about additional services, how to overcome empty calendar syndrome, what type of legal structures are available (in the U.S), and you’ll learn my own personal sewing secrets to piecing together the most requested 9-piece “original” stuffed memory bear.

By the end of these 4- weeks, you'll walk away with industry secrets, legal and tax information (not to be confused with advice), how to process orders, setting up your sewing area (even in a small space), and walk away with a firm foundation and the confidence you need to start selling your sewing skills with this unique and highly requested specialized sewing business.

Each class will include a printable (sent to your email) that can be utilized during class.

Oct. 10, 17,24, Nov.7 @ 5PM CST

This class will meet for Sundays for 1.5 hours. There will be 4 sessions total.

Introductory price: $100 (next class January 2022, price $295)

Stephanie Grams

Business 102

You are supported in getting your business off the ground. This is an intensive, and by the end, you’ll have a solid strategy and plan for your marketing.

This course includes

Office Hours for Live Participants

Oct. 1,8,15,22,29 @ 7PM CST

This course will meet on Fridays for 1.5 hours. There will be 5 sessions total.

$150: Non-IDLM Alumni

$125*: IDLM Alumni

*Contact instructor for Alumni discount code.

Michelle Montgomery

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Supporting Medically Fragile & Terminally Ill Children & Adolescents

This intensive one hour session will cover anticipatory grief, addressing the 6 C’s, creating a socio-emotionally and physically safe space through the P.E.D.S strategy, adopting grief-sensitive language, examples of legacy-building activities, and resources that families can utilize.


Melissa Lunardini, MA, MBA, FT

Certified Life Planning Specialist

By the end of the class, students will be prepared to have discussions with individuals and families regarding the end of life paperwork and will be able to assist families.

$125.00 - IDLM Alumni

$150.00 - Non-IDLM Alumni

Julie Barge

Supporting the Needs of Grieving Children

This course provides foundational knowledge specific to childhood bereavement.

Melissa Lunardini, MA, MBA, FT


Facilitated by Anna Adams, Certified Willow Educator

Currently, there are no Willow Workshops on our calendar. We'll announce new course offerings via our newsletter and social media and we'll update the calendar here when more classes are scheduled.


As an added bonus for all IDLM Certificate holding Doulas, we provide a once a month free training. These trainings are targeted to keep your knowledge in the field of End-of-Life Care sharp. We want all of our doulas to have continued success while also provided the absolute best care for their patients and their loved ones.