I have been a guest minister at churches
and religious fellowships throughout the US, offering my unique blend of music, message/sermon, guided meditation, stories, congregational singing, and participatory ritual, woven together around an inspiring and relevant theme.
For a list of spiritual communities I've had the pleasure to serve, CLICK HERE.
I believe that every relationship is a unique expression of love in the world, and therefore, your wedding ceremony should reflect that. I work closely with each couple to design a personalized ceremony that honors their values, spirituality, family traditions, and lifestyle. I will support and guide you in writing your own vows, and in choosing readings, music, and other elements that will make your special day unforgettable.
I love to welcome new beings into the world! I specialize in working with interfaith families, co-creating a customized blessing ceremony that honors the spiritual and cultural heritage of both of the parents. I also work with families who are unaffiliated with any formal religious tradition.
Singing, prayers, and ritual elements are woven together in a beautifully-crafted ceremony that will be a lifelong memory for your family.
Life cycle ceremonies
Change is a part of life, and every milestone,
threshold, and passage brings an opportunity
to honor the sacred. This can include:
a coming of age ceremony for a teen
first menses for a girl entering womanhood
menopause ceremony for a woman entering her "wisdom years"
special birthdays or anniversaries
Whether you choose to incorporate ritual elements from a particular tradition or prefer to create your own, I will work with you to design a personalized ceremony that reflects the depth and power of the occasion.
Memorialize your loved one in a way that you know he or she would want to be remembered, in a celebration of his/her life that honors his/her beliefs, spirituality, and the love he/she brought to the world.
Or, think ahead and plan your own, making your wishes known to your family in advance. I will lovingly guide you though this process.
Ceremony and ritual helps us to celebrate the significant moments and transitions of our lives with a sense of depth and intention. These ceremonies can be as simple or elaborate as you wish.
transgender re-identification ceremony
blessing for a new business or endeavor
new home blessing
energy clearing & dedication for a new home or work space
seasonal celebrations and festivals honoring the turning of the wheel of the year
whatever you dream or imagine!
We are here to discover our own unique purpose, to love ourselves and others more deeply, live a life of authenticity and joy. I am available for one-on-one sessions, to support you in deepening your connection with Spirit/Higher Power, and to guide you in accessing that Source of wisdom, strength and inspiration within. Whether you are facing a life transition, struggling with grief & loss, challenged by addiction, or simply seeking a more empowered life, I am here to support you in your journey.
Retreats & Workshops
I facilitate workshops and retreats for church groups and spiritual communities of many faiths, yoga centers, and more.
Workshop and retreat themes include:
Living Deeply: Celebrating the sacred in everyday life
Beyond the Mat: The Yoga of Being Fully Alive
Opening to Spirit through Song
From Root to Crown: An experiential Journey through the 7 Chakras
Keeping the Channel Open: The Yoga of Creative Expression
Goddess is Alive: Celebrating the Sacred Feminine--A Women's Transformational Retreat
Throughout the ages and across cultures, prayer through song and simple body movement has been a powerful vehicle for connecting with the Divine. I am a founding member of the musical group ONE LOVE, offering global ecstatic chant-- a unique blend of kirtan (high-energy call-and-response chanting from the Hindu/Yoga tradition) and devotional chants from across the spectrum of spiritual traditions and cultures--an engaging and uplifting musical celebration of global prayer!