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Rituals, anthropologists will tell us, are about transformation. The rituals we use for marriage, baptism or inaugurating a president are as elaborate as they are because we associate the ritual with a major life passage, the crossing of a critical threshold, or in other words, with transformation.

~Abraham Verghese

Sacred Ceremonies | Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage - ROP

A ceremony or event marking an important stage in someone's life, especially birth, puberty, marriage, and death …

Welcoming / Birth – Similar to a “baby’s shower”, this ROP is a sacred and conscious welcoming of baby.

BlessingWay – Based on a Navajo ROP when the Mother to be prepares her last days before the birth. A beautiful nurturing ritual that usually involves same sex circles of support, nourishment and honoring.

First Moon Blessings – For young girls entering into womanhood near her first menses.

Mentorship into Adulthood for teen girls – Ongoing circles, one-one coaching and support, ceremonies and adventure camps.

House or Business Blessing

Prosperity Ritual

Self-Commitment Self-Matrimony – Designed as a multiple part ROP for individuals to step into healthy self-worth and love. Committing to oneself is often harder than committing to another.

Archetype Explorations – Delving into the stages of our lives and the power sources of the Archetypes that relate to these Thresholds and ROP. Group, Series and Individual programs.

Marriage – Sacred Ceremonies of Union, Handfasting and Conscious Partnering

Vine Cutting – A Sacred letting go ceremony. Divorce, breakup, moving, leaving job …

Elemental – By honoring the elemental year; Fire, Water, Mineral, Earth or Nature, we can deepen our nature based connection.

Transitional – Through many stages of transition in life when we honor and witness this time we are healthier and stronger on the other side of the transition.

Grief / Funerary – The Grief Ritual is a soul-cleansing and soul-restoring ROP, designed to provide a supportive, safe space to release individual and collective grief – grief about the losses we have endured, including, but not limited to: the loss of loved ones, the loss of a relationship, the loss of dreams, of identity, and the loss of connection with our Ancestors, Mother Earth, and Spirit.