This gorgeous ritual will connect you with your closest female family and friends in a way that feels genuine, authentic and nourishing. And the best news is we run it all for you – seamlessly creating a meaningful and memorable experience for everyone involved.
A Blessingway is a sacred pre-birth ceremony that celebrates and honours a woman’s rite of passage into motherhood, with all its challenges and beauty. Rooted in ancient Navajo tradition, a Blessingway brings your closest tribe of women together, empowering you to share and release your fears, cultivate positive energy and prepare for your birth and role as a mother.
It’s lovely to receive gifts for your baby-to-be, but what’s in it for the Mama-to-be? From an environmental perspective, baby showers also create a lot of waste. They might be fun and address some material requirements, but they typically brush over the vital connection and support needed for the transition into this new life phase. A Mama Blessingway puts the focus back on nurturing the woman’s emotional and practical needs as she enters motherhood, and connects to the spiritual elements of the birth process.
This is an opportunity for you and your village to acknowledge, prepare, discuss and process some of the thoughts and feelings that come with this transformation.
We would love the honour of providing you with a space to ‘fill your cup’ while awaiting the birth of your baby. There is nothing like a circle of women to create a delicious flow of oxytocin (the hormone of love and bonding!).
The Parents Village will meet with you to discuss this special event, and create a bespoke Mama Blessingway gathering that’s just right for you and the special women in your life.
If you are thinking that this might be too ‘hippy-dippy’ or touchy-feely, stay in your comfort zone and design it to meet your needs and interests. There are so many ways to put a Blessingway together that no matter what we guarantee it will be an amazing experience.
This 2 hour gathering can include a combination of pampering the mama-to-be, creative arts, ceremonial blessings as well as practical planning for support:
Cost: $380 (includes set up, materials and facilitation)
Timing: 2hr facilitation for up to 20 People
Location: Your private home or home of friend/family member or local hall.
At the end of this beautiful ceremony the mother-to-be will be bursting with love, strength, confidence, and belief in the ability of her body to birth her baby with a sense of emotional readiness for new motherhood.
“I feel so incredibly grateful for the Blessingway Lana facilitated at my home. I’d never attended or heard of a Blessingway before my own, but I was so deeply moved and grateful for having experienced this process with the closest women in my life, prior to the birth of my second child. It was such a beautiful ceremony with powerful and meaningful words and rituals. Lana provided a very safe and warm environment for myself and my closest friends to come together and connect to a sense of tradition and spirituality that is often easily lost in the chaos of life leading up to childbirth.”
“I recently attended a blessingsway that was facilitated by Lana, and what a beautiful experience this was. I didn’t know what to expect going in, but found the ceremony a calming, loving experience. What I gained from the experience was a new-found view on just how important women are in each other’s lives – in building them up, supporting them and holding them through their big experiences. I loved the focus on the amazing qualities of the mother-to-be and how she adds to the lives of the women close to her. It simply highlighted how amazing our mummy-to-be was. This was so lovingly guided by Lana throughout, in a calm and serene setting. She did such a magical job of decorating the space which also added to the experience.”