Death Cafe profile for Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana


Location: Canada

http://www.soulmilkhealingarts.com/

About Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana:

Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana is an end-of-life doula, hospice volunteer and the owner and the owner/founder of Soulmilk Healing Arts Studio, a private holistic therapy and deathcare practice based on Canada's west coast where she lives, writes and makes cinerary urns for ashes.

Member of the National Home Funeral Alliance, Order of the Good Death and the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine (FCAM) along with the Salish Sea Hospice Project and CINDEA (Canadian Integrative Network for Death Education and Alternatives) in British Columbia, Canada.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

The death positive movement is a beautiful and necessary trajectory -- contributing to the conversation allows us to collectively revamp and redefine our cultural relationship with death and dying.


What would you like your legacy to be?

To have served.


Thoughts for sharing:

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.

~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi


Contact Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana



Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe XIV

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Nov. 11, 2017, 7:44 p.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

Dec. 7, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (PST)

free



Death Cafe write up: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe XIII

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Nov. 11, 2017, 7:43 p.m.

Another lovely gathering. :)



Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe XIII

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Oct. 16, 2017, 7:39 p.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

Oct. 26, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (PST)

free



Death Cafe write up: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe XII

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Oct. 16, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Great conversation and grave brownies.



Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe XII

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Sept. 14, 2017, 2:25 a.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

Sept. 28, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (PST)

free



Death Cafe write up: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe XI

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on July 9, 2017, 12:48 a.m.

A truly beautiful gathering. 



Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe XI

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on June 1, 2017, 5:52 p.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

June 29, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (PST)

free



Death Cafe write up: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe X

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on June 1, 2017, 5:52 p.m.

Lovely group. Talk on everything from advance directives to thoughts on life post life.



Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe X

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on May 7, 2017, 8:32 p.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

May 25, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (PST)

free



Death Cafe write up: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe IX

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on May 7, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Great group -- conversation primarily focused on thoughts on life before life and life after death.



Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe IX

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on March 28, 2017, 3:29 p.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

April 27, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (PST)

free



Death Cafe write up: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe VIII

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on March 28, 2017, 3:28 p.m.

Great group and conversation... Alternative options for burial and cremation. Creative ideas and solutions.



Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe VIII

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on March 2, 2017, 4:23 p.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

March 11, 2017, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (PST)

free


The eighth death cafe on Hornby Island takes place at the Community Hall following a full day of workshops and a talk on Advanced Health Care Directives.



Death Cafe write up: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe VII

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on March 2, 2017, 4:10 p.m.

Lovely gathering.



Death Cafe write up: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe VI

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on March 2, 2017, 3:11 p.m.


Another beautiful gathering -- great conversation spanning a variety of death centered topics.



Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe VII

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Feb. 6, 2017, 6:52 p.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

Feb. 23, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (PST)

free



Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe VI

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Jan. 5, 2017, 4:17 a.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

Jan. 26, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (PST)

free



Death Cafe write up: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe V

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Jan. 5, 2017, 4:10 a.m.


Once again -- fantastic group, great conversation!



Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe V

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Dec. 2, 2016, 2:35 a.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

Dec. 29, 2016, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (PST)

free



Death Cafe write up: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe IV

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Dec. 2, 2016, 2:31 a.m.


Great gathering. Lovely group!

 

Pictures: Leonard Cohen self portrait | Irish Wake Cake



Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe IV

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Nov. 16, 2016, 3:40 p.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

Nov. 30, 2016, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (PST)

free



Death Cafe: St. George, Maine Death Cafe IX

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Aug. 4, 2016, 10:03 a.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

Aug. 20, 2016, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (est)

free


Final cafe on the peninsula until April 2017!

Followed by After(life) Party, 7pm - midnight-ish. Come dressed as your favorite dead celebrity. BYOB.



Death Cafe write up: St. George, Maine Death Cafe VIII

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Aug. 3, 2016, 10:34 a.m.


Engaging conversation over coffee and tombstone brownies.



Death Cafe: St. George, Maine Death Cafe VIII

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on July 3, 2016, 11:57 a.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

July 28, 2016, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (est)

free



Death Cafe write up: St. George, Maine Death Cafe VII

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on June 27, 2016, 2:08 p.m.


Intimate, lively gathering. 



Death Cafe: St. George, Maine Death Cafe VII

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on May 30, 2016, 9:59 a.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

June 23, 2016, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (est)

free



Death Cafe write up: St. George, Maine Death Cafe VI

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on May 30, 2016, 9:49 a.m.


Thoughtful, beautiful group!



Death Cafe: St. George, Maine Death Cafe VI

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on May 6, 2016, 10:17 p.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

May 26, 2016, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (est)

free



Death Cafe write up: St. George, Maine Death Cafe V

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on May 6, 2016, 10:15 p.m.


Lovely, intimate.



Death Cafe: St. George, Maine Death Cafe V

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on March 16, 2016, 12:32 a.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

April 21, 2016, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (est)

free



Death Cafe write up: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe III

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Feb. 11, 2016, 1:06 p.m.


Another beautiful gathering, about 20 attendees.

Happy and honored to hold space for these events!



Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe III

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Jan. 26, 2016, 1:07 a.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

Feb. 10, 2016, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (pst)

free



Death Cafe write up: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe II

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Jan. 26, 2016, 1:03 a.m.


Another fantastic turnout -- just shy of 20 people. Thoughtful and insightful.

* Ziggy Stardust cake. (sort of)



Death Cafe write up: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Jan. 1, 2016, 5:58 a.m.


Just shy of 20 attendees. A beautiful and thoughtful group. Great conversation.



Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe II

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Jan. 1, 2016, 3:45 a.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

Jan. 13, 2016, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (pst)

free



Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Nov. 30, 2015, 2:13 p.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

Dec. 17, 2015, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (pst)

free



Death Cafe write up: St. George, Maine Death Cafe IV

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Aug. 25, 2015, 6:43 p.m.


The fourth cafe in a monthly series -- a lively, lovely evening, with great food, conversation and company.

I look forward to gathering again in the spring upon my return from Canada's west coast!



Death Cafe: St. George, Maine Death Cafe IV

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Aug. 8, 2015, 4:59 p.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

Aug. 20, 2015, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (est)

free


This is the fourth cafe in a monthly series hosted and facilitated by Sylvia Sienikehä Pearlman in St. George, Maine.

It will be the last one hosted at this location ...



Death Cafe write up: St. George, Maine Death Cafe III

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on July 30, 2015, 11:27 a.m.


Another beautiful gathering - 14 people gathered for the 3rd cafe in St. George. Tea, coffee and organic chocolate cake were served.



Death Cafe: St. George, Maine Death Cafe III

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on July 6, 2015, 1:27 a.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

July 27, 2015, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (est)

free


The 3rd Death Cafe hosted in St. George, midcoast Maine! Organic coffee, tea and vegan chocolate cake.



Death Cafe write up: St. George, Maine Death Cafe II

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on June 29, 2015, 10:21 p.m.


A beautiful gathering of amazing women (and one amazing man!) Conversation covered bizarre funeral practices, funny death stories, personal sharings. Tea and coffee served with a skull shaped organic chocolate cake.



Death Cafe: St. George, Maine Death Cafe II

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on May 30, 2015, 10:47 p.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

June 25, 2015, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (est)

free event


I'm passionate about death. It's an honor to hold space for free flowing, meaningful conversation.



Death Cafe write up: St. George, Maine Death Cafe

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on May 26, 2015, 1:31 p.m.


The first cafe in St. George, Maine was a beautiful event with 12 attendees, split into 3 groups of 4. Free flowing conversation over tea, coffee and skull shaped bliss balls dusted with shredded coconut, studded with raisin eye sockets.

My 10 year old daughter co-hosted and surprised us with a handmade scythe she'd made out of cardboard, duct tape and a broom stick.



Death Cafe: St. George, Maine Death Cafe

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on May 1, 2015, 1:18 a.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

May 21, 2015, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (est)

free


The St. George Death Café in midcoast Maine will be held at 1012 River Road in St. George.

Coming from Rockland and further north, take Route 1 to 131 ...





Contact Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

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