The moon, the tides and the seasons all have their cycles, and so do we. Some cycles fill us with the greatest joys, while others bring deep sadness and despair.
A Life-Cycle Celebrant is a certified professional, highly trained in the creation of personal ceremony and ritual. We work alongside our clients helping them navigate the cycle being marked in their life with unique, creative, personal ceremony and ritual.
Ceremonies happen when people are at pivotal points in their life and each ceremony created and led by a Life-Cycle Celebrant is a unique reflection of the rite of passage, transition or event being celebrated. We are trained to not just listen, but to hear your story.
Before being accepted to study at the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, we undergo an evaluation of our written skills, as well as an independent evaluation of our presentation and vocal skills as well as our ability to create and hold space.
During our studies we research different cultures and beliefs and learn how to gracefully weave values and symbols into the ceremonies we create. Wemake ceremony personal and know how to determine what’s appropriate and what isn't for each client. We learn how we can blend and mould elements making them relevant and meaningful to our clients. There is no perfect ceremony, but we know how to create a ceremony that is perfect for you. After graduating as highly-trained ceremony professionals, Life-Cycle Celebrants® adhere to a strict code of ethics and a nondiscrimination policy. This makes us stand out among other officiants as our clients not only receive the benefit of our training and experience, they also have our commitment to handle their ceremony in a very specific, personal, inclusive, and respectful way.
The Celebrant title isn't regulated in North America and anyone can hang out a shingle and call themselves a celebrant. Before engaging one for your event, ask where they trained and how much time they invest in their training. If you are planning to engage a celebrant to join you legally in marriage in Canada, make sure they are authorized by the provincial government to solemnize marriage in the province your ceremony is held.