Workshops & Trainings

Hospice staff and volunteers offer diverse educational presentations and workshops to community members and health professionals.

For over 40 years, Hospice SLO County has depended on the generosity and time of volunteers who have offered their voice for kindness, listen with ears of compassion, and open their hearts with love.

Our free comprehensive 30-hour In-Home Volunteer Training will be offered on Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17 & 24 (Thursdays for eight weeks) from 2-5 PM on Zoom

Yoga for grief provides a safe, restorative, non-judgmental, loving place to combine breath with movement. Grief yoga focuses on postures that specifically help the grieving body. It can help loosen the emotional and physical tightness from grief. The practice of yoga allows people to tap into their parasympathetic nervous system, which can bring about rest. Yoga and grief can be life-long practices which are both shifting and changing. No previous yoga experience needed.

Join the conversation... Death Cafes are offered all over the world, providing individuals the opportunity to talk openly about dying and death. These casual gatherings aim to "increase awareness of death while helping people make the most of their (finite) lives."

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. We invite community members to join a relaxed, non-judgmental group discussion about topics related to the inevitability of death. There is no intention of leading participants to any particular conclusion, product or course of action.

Registration is required to receive Zoom link.

No cost to attend, however donations always gratefully accepted.

For more information call (805) 544-2266

Yoga for grief provides a safe, restorative, non-judgmental, loving place to combine breath with movement. Grief yoga focuses on postures that specifically help the grieving body. It can help loosen the emotional and physical tightness from grief. The practice of yoga allows people to tap into their parasympathetic nervous system, which can bring about rest. Yoga and grief can be life-long practices which are both shifting and changing. No previous yoga experience needed.

Our heart is a drum; it beats with a natural rhythm of life… Open your heart and connect with your body during our monthly drum circle at Hospice SLO County. When we drum together, we embrace community and escape isolation. Drumming can relieve stress, release tension and provide an outlet for anxiety.

Yoga for grief provides a safe, restorative, non-judgmental, loving place to combine breath with movement. Grief yoga focuses on postures that specifically help the grieving body. It can help loosen the emotional and physical tightness from grief. The practice of yoga allows people to tap into their parasympathetic nervous system, which can bring about rest. Yoga and grief can be life-long practices which are both shifting and changing. No previous yoga experience needed.