To Honor & Bless
A blessing ceremony is a gathering around a girl or woman in order to create a sacred bond of love, support and power as she prepares for a new stage of life. Each ceremony is unique to the woman, life change and any rituals or traditions she is called to.
Join us for a time of woman-centered sharing, creating, healing, empowerment and transformation. While honoring our sisters of the past, we come together to heal and create new ways forward for women and the Earth. Dawn Leonard, creator of Sacred Rhythms, will facilitate this gathering at the Lotus Center. Please wear comfortable clothing for sitting on the floor, and an open heart and mind. Bring a drum or other instrument if you have one. All women (trans, queer and cis) are welcome.
Suggested offering of $25 or other abundance exchange.
1017 Wharton St.
Healing After Birth Circle
Is talking about or thinking about your child’s birth difficult? Did you experience physical or emotional trauma while giving birth? Have you experienced a loss? Come share your story and begin to heal those unseen wounds. Whether this trauma occurred a few months ago or years ago, you are welcome to join us in this safe space.
Free Spirits Yoga
Sunday October 15, 11am-noon
Sunday January 14, 11am-noon
Suggested offering of $25 (other abundance exchange welcome)
A Mother Blessing ceremony is a gathering of the mother-to-be and her closest women family and friends to create a sacred bond of love, support and power as she prepares for the birth and the experience of motherhood. Each ceremony is unique to the mother and any rituals or traditions she is called to. The circle of women initiates a support team in the time of transition and through the powerful experience of birth. Because when the baby is born, a mother is also born, and she too needs to be received, nurtured and supported on her journey. A Mother Blessing is for a first-time mom or a fifth-time time - it doesn't matter how many children she has birthed, each experience is different and sacred. See What to Expect below for more details.
Postpartum Sealing Ceremony
After the birth of a baby, regardless of the method, a space is open and empty within mother. The Postnatal Sealing Ceremony includes a cleansing ritual, blessings, abdominal massage, the "closing the bones" ritual and space for processing. The purpose of the ceremony is to close the physical and energetic doorways that were opened during the birth, to nurture the new mother so that she may nurture her family and to allow space for processing the events of the birth. After the ceremony, mother will also receive a belly binding which connects and supports this sacred time to the mundane aspects of motherhood. See What to Expect below for more details.
Blessing Ways for Other Life Transitions
Birth is just one of the important transitions and transformations that happens in our lives. We can hold ceremony to honor the arrival of menstruation or the moon cycle, to honor the union of love or any other event in which a transformation happens. By setting aside time, gathering together a circle of support and creating intention, we can infuse live with power and joy.
What To Expect
We begin with a 1 hour consultation to determine the intention of the ceremony, and then plan logistics of time and place, guest list, specific activities and rituals and anything else to be included in the ceremony.
Here are some ideas for your Blessing ceremony
- Sacred drumming, singing, music-making
- Creating prayer ties or blessing bundles
- Story sharing or reading
- Dreaming together
- Creating a flower crown
- Painting on mother's belly
- Group Reiki
- Pulling oracle/tarot cards
- Anything from your own personal or cultural tradition
Other services you might want to include in your ceremony
(I do not provide these services, but I can recommend professionals)
- Henna painting
- Tarot or intuitive reading
Services Compensation: $250
Several hours goes into planning, preparing and providing the Blessing Ceremony. The base price for my service is $250, and you may want to hire other professionals to add to the ceremony. Blessing ceremonies are also great gifts for the mother-to-be and group payments are accepted.