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Classes & Workshops

Bluegrass Death Doula believes that education is key to promoting compassionate and effective end-of-life care. BGDD offers a variety of public and private classes and workshops on a wide range of topics related to death and dying. Classes are led by Lauren Hunter-Smith who is dedicated to providing a supportive and informative environment. Whether you're looking to deepen your knowledge of end-of-life care or simply want to learn more about planning for your own death, BGDD has a class that's right for you.

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Previous Workshops and Events


Ghost Post

Living Arts and Science Center

Lexington, KY

The Ghost Post was developed to give people the opportunity for one last exchange with their loved ones who have passed on.  Participants wrote letters and posted them at the Ghost Post Box. The letters were collected and cremated for a symbolic delivery via "air mail" at the close of the Day of the Dead Festival.  Stay tuned for information regarding the 2024 Ghost Post. 


Office Hours

Third Street Stuff

Lexington, KY

Office Hours provided anyone interested in death work with the opportunity to meet, share resources, and ask Lauren Hunter-Smith questions about her journey to becoming a death doula.       


ACDs for LGBTQIA+ People 

Lexington Pride Festival

Lexington, KY

Advance Care Directives are important for everyone but even more so when relationships and trusted family members fall outside of conventional legal definitions. This workshop focused on creating specially tailored ACDs to ensure legal protection to members of the LGBTQIA+ community.     


Community Ofrenda

Living Arts and Science Center

Lexington, KY

The Community Ofrenda was created to give people the opportunity to add their loved ones to a non-traditional Day of the Dead Ofrenda with minimal effort.  Photos were collected via email then pasted to jars which were hung in a tree in the Old Episcopal Cemetery.  The jars were illuminated with LED candles throughout the evening.


DIY Death Doula

Good Foods Coop

Lexington, KY

DIY Death Doula was a 3 part series that provided participants with information and resources for before, during, and after a death has occurred. Advance care directives, legacy projects, comfort therapy, death nesting, symptoms of imminent death, home funeraling, and disposition were all discussed


Free Community Sound Bath

Nature Hop

Lexington, KY

The Community Sound Bath allowed people to experience the therapeutic qualities of crystal singing bowls.


Home Funeraling Demo

Good Foods Coop (Online)

Lexington, KY


ACDs and Funeral Preparation

Good Foods Coop (Online)

Lexington, KY

Advance Care Directives and Funeral Preparation provided participants with all of the paperwork and instruction necessary to create their own legal ACDs and funeral plans.


Home Funeral Demonstration

Private Event

Lexington, KY

Private home funeral demonstration with live model.

Online home funeral demonstration and discussion about basic techniques utilized in caring for a loved one's body at home.

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