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photo by Vicki Tomatis Hands in pondA well planned, mindful ceremony or ritual provides a portal from one stage of life into another, allowing people space to acknowledge the sacredness of each phase of their journey.  Ceremonies designed with care provide a sense of community, continuity, unity and consciousness.

We live in a culture that hurries us from task to task barely leaving time to contemplate the meaning of our movements.  Rituals and ceremonies designed with intention and collaboration provide the means to honor the present moment and all that brought us here, and guide us into the future with the support of generations and communities.

Celebrants are trained professionals who believe in the transformative power of ceremony and ritual to mark important life transitions.  They collaborate with their clients to craft and deliver unique ceremonies that reflect and honor the client’spersonal beliefs and philosophies. We serve everyone. Celebrants are inclusive—no one is excluded from a dignified, personalized ceremony.

A Celebrant has extensive training in the history of rituals and traditions

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around the world, writing, choreography, and ceremonial public speaking.  The Celebrant’s mission is to co-create with the client a completely unique ceremony that captures the essence of the client’s particular story, personality, and vision.

Celebrant’s officiate at a wide variety of life-cycle ceremonies and rituals, including coming of age ceremonies, house warmings/blessings, baby nahttp://stonecircleceremonies.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=11&action=editming, adoptions, weddings, civil unions, commitment ceremonies, birthday, anniversaries, graduations, funerals, and memorials.

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Certified Life-Cycle Celebrants® are trained by the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, a non-profit educational institution dedicated to training professionals in the art and performance of personalized celebrations to mark life’s milestones.  For more information visit www.celebrantinstitute.org .

As a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® I agree:

~To serve each client with respect, sensitivity, and professionalism, and to provide all services in a timely manner.

~ To offer every client a personalized ceremony that includes their story as revealed to the Celebrant through interview and questionnaires.

~ To ensure that clients have complete choice of and final say over their ceremonies, and that the Celebrant’s personal beliefs are immaterial to this process. To encourage clients in choosing and/or approving a ceremony that is satisfying to them.

~ To respectfully provide a ceremony that is as accurate as possible in all respects, including the pronunciation of the names of people, places, and things.

~ To meet the client for a no-obligation interview to discuss services prior to engagement.

~ To provide unlimited consultation to clients while creating their ceremony.

~ To conduct a rehearsal where necessary to the ceremony.

~ To perform the ceremony in a professional, prepared, and appropriate manner.

~ To gift the client/honoree a keepsake copy of their ceremony.

~ To provide a service that recognizes the unique personalities of the client, being sensitive to their needs, wishes, values, philosophical and spiritual beliefs, and cultural backgrounds.

~ Not to discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

~ To comply and keep current with all laws regarding the performance of marriage in every country, state, province, or municipality in which the Celebrant practices, including obtaining the necessary legal authority to solemnize marriages and appropriately filing client marriage documentation as required by law.