Life’s Two Truths: Holding Mourning and Celebration in Our Hearts

Life’s Two Truths : Holding Celebration and Mourning in our Hearts

Join us for an enriching hour of conversation, connection, and contemplation on the profound topic of death and dying, and the art of truly living.

What to Expect:

  • Engaging Conversation: Share in an hour of thoughtful and open dialogue with others who, like you, are curious about the mysteries of death and the essence of life. Explore diverse perspectives and connect with fellow participants.
  • Date: Saturday, February 24th
  • Time: 9:00-10:00 AM AEDT (Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart)
  • Platform: ONLINE via Zoom

Reserve your spot for the FREE session and discover the profound beauty of honest conversations about life and death. Click here to register.

With Love, Wendy and Chani

‘May we awaken to the mystery of being here ….’ John O’Donohue.

Contact Details

Wendy Haynes: + 61 422507517

Chani Grieve: +64 204 1537 356

Watch Now

You can hear Wendy and Chani offer a brief overview of their six month program, Celebrating This Precious Life: Honest Conversations in this video.


Your Guides

Wendy has been a family celebrant for 29 years conducting weddings, namings, funerals, pre death ceremonies, memorials, mourning and celebration circles. Since 2003, she has offered professional development, mentoring and resources to celebrants Australiawide and internationally. She is the author of many celebrant related books and resources. In 2013 she completed her first training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and has since studied NVC Mediation, Convergent Facilitation and other NVC programs. For the last five years she has participated in and guided the Ongo: Everyday Nonviolence program, authored by Catherine Cadden and Jesse Chu Wiens. Ongo is a blend of mindfulness, nonviolent communication and somatic practices.

Chani has been a dedicated practitioner of meditation and body-centred modalities for over 17 years. She works as a Feldenkrais Practitioner, embodiment trainer and meditation teacher, and is the creator of The Embodiment Journey online training program. Chani has been involved in several programs on death and dying in Australia and New Zealand, including “A Year to Live” and “Celebrating this Precious Life” with Wendy Haynes, and “Making Friends with Death” and “Every Precious Moment” with Di Johnston. Chani brings a deep interest in and respect for each person’s unique relationship to death and dying, and the intimate connection with life and living.  She teaches classes, workshops and retreats in Australia and New Zealand.


“Wendy is a remarkable person, with a soul that seeks to connect – and who succeeds in creating a safe space for others to delve inside themselves, to explore and enrich what living and dying means to them – and to learn what more they can do to connect with the earth – in life and death. I have benefitted greatly, and appreciate it all.” Moira Hill End of Life Conversations End of Life Coach & Educator, England.

“Chani’s teaching style is both relaxed and inspirational. I felt very engaged in the practice she taught, which translated to a deep calm within. Thank you!!” Karen, New Zealand

“Wendy Haynes is incredible. The challenge of considering ones imminent death is confronting however Wendy encourages openness, compassion, empathy and understanding of an individuals thoughts and beliefs. This program has allowed me to consider death openly, for myself, for my family and for others.” Heather Hinton, Celebrant, NSW, Australia.

“The presence, intention and wisdom Chani brings to her retreats and classes is inspiring, expansive, and healing. It’s like her ability to see the gold inside each of us allows our vision to align to the golden truth within. I’m deeply grateful that my path brought me into the spaces Chani creates.” Christina, New Zealand





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16 days ago

this looks like a wonderful course xx