Honor your journey into motherhood through an empowering ceremony that aims to release fear, connect with your baby, feel into the sacredness of motherhood and celebrate your rite of passage. Surrounded by women who are on that same journey (most mothers choose to join in their 2nd or 3rd trimesters but all are welcome) mother blessings strive to create a safe space to unwind, be nourished, and remind ourselves of the brilliance of our connection to each other, the earth and the community. Together we bring intention and awareness into this transition in our lives.
Each ceremony is a little different as I take into account the dynamics of the group. It can be a mixture of gentle yoga, meditation, breath work, art, journaling, circle ceremony, self-care, dance and music. At times, participants may choose to give voice to some of their feelings or thoughts though there is never any pressure or requirement to do so.
Please dress comfortably & arrive with an open mind. This event is donation-based with 80% of the proceeds going to Changing Woman Initiative & 20% goes to fund the supplies and rental space for the event. Changing Woman Initiative's mission is to renew cultural birth knowledge to empower and reclaim indigenous sovereignty of women's medicine and life way teachings to promote reproductive wellness and healing through holistic approaches.
Women must register before the event as there is limited space. I ask that you message me through FB or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you are coming along with your expected due date and anything you'd like me to know or any questions you have.
Special note: A mother blessing is NOT a Blessingway. A Blessingway is a Diné Navajo traditional ceremony that is deeply spiritual. To call what a modern mother blessing looks like now a ‘Blessingway’ is cultural appropriation and is something I strive hard to not be a part of. A women’s online group stated, “In 2004, Native feminists wrote us to request that the term ‘Blessingway’ no longer be used to describe non-Navajo prenatal ceremonies such as the one described in this article. They explained that the term ‘Blessingway’ refers to a sacred spiritual ceremony performed by the Navajo people to celebrate rites of passage that occur throughout the entire life cycle, and not only the passage into motherhood. They suggested the term ‘Mother Blessing’ was a more appropriate term for a ceremony that was influenced, and respectful, of this tradition, but not practiced in accordance with the Navajo faith and culture.”