We are here for you.

Peaceful Presence End-of-Life Doulas have been present for hundreds of deaths, both professionally and personally. We have over 30 years combined experience as nurses and yoga teachers. We would be honored to partner with you so that you may feel more comfortable with death: your own or your family member's.


Erin Collins RN BSN CHPN RYT

FOUNDER, ENd of life Doula

Erin is a certified hospice and palliative care nurse with 13 years of nursing experience in hospice and adult and pediatric oncology. As an INELDA-trained End of Life Doula, her heart’s work is in end-of-life care. She educates and empowers families to be present with their loved ones in the final stage of life, however long that may be, and believes that by talking about and planning for death with our loved ones, we can ease much of the suffering that arises at the end of life.

  • Certified Teacher at the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath and Death.

  • Graduate of the Being with Dying Program at Upaya Zen Center

  • Certified teacher of Bedside Yoga for End of Life Care.

  • Member of INELDA.


Jamie Kertay RN BSN CHPN CYT

End of Life Doula

Jamie has 26 years of nursing experience in integrative medicine and hospice care. She is an adjunct professor of nursing at Central Oregon Community College, as well as a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Healing Touch practitioner.  Jamie was also called back to end-of-life care after leaving bedside nursing in 2017. Jamie wants families to know that they can embrace and evolve in the dying process.  She is inspired to help families be more involved and present during death and dying, educating about the process, the presence and the post-death memorial opportunities. Jamie specializes in grief ritual.


Kari Sims Anthon C-IAYT, ERYT-500 YACEP

End of life doula, outreach coordinator

Kari is honored to hold space for others as they live fully while stepping into their final stages of life. Kari had the sacred privilege of helping both of her parents through their respective cancer journeys and end of life care 15 years apart and has been sharing the teachings of yoga for over 2 decades. Kari earned her End of Life Doula Professional Certificate from the University of Vermont Larner School of Medicine. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, a featured teacher on YogaAnytime.com and the founder/director of Life.Love.Yoga. in Sisters, Oregon since 2009. 

·     Member of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath and Death
·     Member of INELDA


Elizabeth Johnson

end of life doula

Elizabeth completed her training as an End of Life Doula with A Sacred Passing and INELDA. Her personal and profound confrontation with loss opened a genuine curiosity around the power of death and sorrow in our individual lives. 

With a Master's degree in Community and Urban Planning, she has travelled the globe as a teacher and facilitator, awakening her fascination of the cultural and social contexts which shape human understanding of the mysteries of life and death. 

Elizabeth is passionate about integrating death literacy initiatives in local communities and encouraging honest dialogue around the complexities of the dying process. 

  • Graduate of the Anamcara Project, with a focus on the Spirituality of Grief and Loss

  • Hospice volunteer

  • Member of INELDA

Marian Boileau RN BSN

end of life doula

Marian is honored to serve as a compassionate companion and guide to assist in a more conscious dying experience. She is certified as an End-of-Life Doula and received her training through the Conscious Dying Institute and INELDA.

Marian has been a nurse for more than 40 years and holds certifications in oncology & holistic nursing; holistic stress management; holistic life coaching and Reiki. She established the Integrative Therapies program at St Charles Cancer Center in Bend, Oregon. 

Marian is passionate about bringing awareness, education, support and care to those facing the last phase of their lives. She believes the last few months can be the best few months with active planning and participation; this can bring healing and peace, increasing beauty, pleasure and contentment. 

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