Rites of passages have been practiced globally throughout history, serving to ceremonially mark and celebrate significant life stages and transitions. These rites begin before birth for prospective parents and continue for the child from birth, through adulthood, and into death.

They acknowledge and empower an individual’s right to grow and change, foster intentional relationships, to reach their unique potential and become mature members of the community. They assist us to navigate life effectively, meet basic needs, and move through adulthood with greater inner strength and a connection to Spirit.

The ceremonial processes involve acknowledging what was, stepping into the unknown of transition, and arriving at a new stage of development that supports the next phase of life.