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Ceremony & Ritual

HONORING YOUR SACRED RIGHT OF PASSAGE

There are particular moments in our lives that hold great significance toward our Soul's evolution. Moments that forever change us. They shape our identity and relationship to life itself.  These events serve as a passageway between who we once were and who we are becoming

 

Such passages may occur through the body (menstruation, childbirth, menopause), through the self (marriage, birthdays, personal milestones), or through loss (ending relationships, divorce, death). 

 

Honoring these momentous changes through ceremony and ritual can help ease your transition by providing safety, support, and groundedness.

 

The ceremonial offerings below are wonderful for new mothers but are available to women in all phases of life. 

 OFFERINGS
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Ayurvedic Belly Bind

includes muslin wrap -  yours to keep

The ritual of belly binding is a beautiful custom that has spanned cultures as a way to celebrate the end of pregnancy. The significance of binding is much deeper than weight loss, getting your pre-baby figure back, or even healing physically. It is about supporting your body in a time of vulnerability. It's about honoring the space of motherhood, the transition from woman to mother, mother of one to mother of many. 

 

Belly binds are traditionally worn daily for the first 42 days postpartum. The bind warms and hugs the body, providing complete support while helping the body heal itself after birth. 

Healing benefits of belly binding: 

  • Provides postural support for the torso and organs as they return to pre-pregnancy position

  • Supports and assists abdominal wall healing and diastasis recti recovery

  • Uterine pressure aids in releasing waste blood and any clots, which can shorten your days of lochia (bleeding after birth)

  •  Stabilizes loose ligaments

  • Helps to prevent and relieve lower back aches and strains

  • Prevents slouching while feeding or holding your baby

  • Constant pressure on the abdomen reduces fluid and air retention in the bowels, as well as the tissues and cells

  • Rids mother of the "empty" feeling after childbirth

  • Nurtures the mother in a time of vulnerability and healing

  • Aids emotional healing of miscarrage and stillbirth as it speeds physical healing 

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Binding isn't just for new mamas. 

The holding nature of this ritual provides a perfect way to intentionally honor significant endings in your life. There is an inherent emotional release that accompanies the feeling of being securely held. Like an infant enfolded in the warmth and safety of mother's embrace. For this reason, it can be immensely powerful for survivors of physical and sexual abuse, miscarriage or stillbirth, and other feminine rites of passage.

During your session, we will set intentional space to honor your transformation. You will receive a light womb massage with an herbal paste to warm and stimulate blood flow to your abdomen. Then, you will be wrapped with a long muslin fabric in the Ayurvedic traditional method and shown how to recreate it yourself.

 

This wrap is intended to be worn for 4 or more hours each day for the first forty-two days after birth, though I encourage you to follow what feels good to you. Unlike other belly binds, this method is gentle, making it a safe alternative for cesarean birthers. 

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Healing Waters Ceremony

private, in-home ceremony with (or without) Ayurvedic belly bind
 

Water is the quintessential element of the Feminine, representing our lunar rhythmic bodies as well as the amniotic fluid within our wombs. As the lifeblood of Mother Earth, water is the primordial essence that creates life, announces our birth, and sustains us. 

 

For centuries women have immersed themselves in bodies of water to heal and be made whole. Our ancient mothers understood that water is a sacred and sensitive energy. It attunes and transforms with the vibrations of the environment, making it a powerful conduit for change when imbued with healing intention.  

Ceremonial baths can help you to:

  • Clear spiritual and emotional blockages

  • Release negative or unwanted energy

  • Honor the beginning/end of a relationship or a significant life event

  • Welcome more love into your life

  • Increase your prosperity

  • Cleanse and purify yourself (on all levels)

  • Honor your intimate connection with water and the lunar cycles

For this private, in-home ceremony I will prepare an herbal bath specific to your healing intentions as a way of honoring the rite of passage or cycle you are going through. This ceremony lasts around one hour from start to finish.

During this ceremony you will receive:

  • Opportunity to soften and connect deeply with yourself

  • Warm bath with intentionally selected herbs, flowers, and candles

  • Aromatherapy treatment

  • Gentle sound therapy

  • Belly binding with a gentle womb massage (if added)