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LIFE-CYCLE CELEBRANCY

What is Life-Cycle Celebrancy?

As a ceremony specialist, I create and facilitate unique personal ceremonies to mark important life milestones. Our modern culture has forgotten what indigenous people have always known, that we are all connected to each other.  We have to create opportunities to approach the Divine within and around us with reverence and awe.  We need rituals to grieve, heal, and to celebrate together.

 

As a Life-Cycle Celebrant, I am passionate about and skilled in listening deeply and weaving your experience into a ceremony with storytelling, metaphor, and ritual.  My aim is for you to experience the depth and richness of connection and meaning from your experience. 

I collaborate closely with you to create a customized ceremony that tells your specific story, includes symbols and rituals to embody your experience of grief and/or joy, and becomes part of your path own toward growth and meaning.  Ceremonies can be private just for you or close friends/family or can be a community event for larger groups.  

I officiate and facilitate ceremonies which reflect your unique beliefs and values without imposing my own.  With a warm authentic presence, I am skilled in listening, writing, public speaking, and ritual. I will work with you throughout the entire process until you are satisfied with the ceremony.  I will provide you with a personalized keepsake of the final ceremony. I am also an Ordained Minister with the Universal Life Church and can officiate weddings.

I offer a safe and inclusive space for all ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs.

How much does Life-Cycle Celebrancy cost?  Fees vary depending on length and complexity of ceremony, travel, etc.  Ask for a free consultation to determine what would best meet your needs. A deposit is required with payment balance due prior to the day of service.

How long does Life-Cycle Celebrancy Last?  I recommend you allow 3-6 months for planning a ceremony.  The bulk of the work is in the creative planning and revisions.  The ceremony itself is generally brief, depending on the type, but generally range from 30 minutes to 2 hours. 

Where does Life-Cycle Celebrancy take place?  After the initial consultation, I will send you a questionnaire to complete to further clarify the ceremony you wish to create.  Based on that, I will meet with you in person at a mutually agreed upon location to discuss my ideas and form an agreement. Then, I will create and send a ceremony for you to review.  You are free to make any changes you like, and I will edit it until it is just what you need.  I will then facilitate the ceremony at the venue of your choice on the agreed upon date. Fees vary depending on length and complexity of ceremony, travel, etc.  Ask for a free consultation to determine what would best meet your needs. A deposit is required with payment balance due prior to the day of service.

Personalized Ceremonies Include:

  • New parent celebration/ Baby welcoming

  • Adoption, family blending

  • Milestone birthdays

  • Queening, Croning, and other rites of passage

  • New home blessing

  • Lifestyle affirmation (coming out as LGBTQA+, gender affirmation)

  • Graduations/ Achievements

  • Job loss/ retirement/ career change/ job transition/ new business venture

  • Engagement/ Weddings, commitment ceremonies/ renewal of vows/ anniversaries

  • Divorce or separation/ Conscious uncoupling

  • Health and illness journeys 

  • Memorial /cerebration of life/ pet memorial

Community ceremonies include:

  • Motherless Mother’s Day/ Fatherless Father’s Day

  • Pregnancy Loss

  • Chronic Illness/Recovery

  • Substance Abuse or Trauma Recovery Milestones 

  • Community Disasters/ Community Memorials

  • Nature celebrations (Solstices, New/Full moon, etc.)

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

Modalities might include music, poetry, chanting or singing, firepits, dancing, creating altars, smudging, gifts and blessings, art, keepsakes, and other rituals.  Whether you want somber or whimsical, I can set the tone with colors, decorations, activities, and flow to make this an event you will always remember.

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