Workshops

At Rites of Passage, we offer several ongoing supportive workshops to help you explore the transformative power of change. Kristabeth is online every Wednesday at 7pm (ET) exploring the big questions of life and death through our groups on loss, healing, change, and spirituality.

Registration costs are minimal to cover hosting and facilitation and support the mission of Rites of Passage. (Facing Change is available free of charge.)

All gatherings meet on Zoom. Kristabeth brings her 20 years of experience in small group leadership, spiritual care, ritual design, and community empowerment to these offerings.

(Kristabeth takes a break from weekly workshops during the months of July and December.)

Additionally, Kristabeth occasionally offers one-time workshops and workshop collaborations. When scheduled, information about these stand-alone events will be posted below.

Living with Loss: A Gathering for the Grieving

Living with Loss is a monthly online workshop for those experiencing loss. Living with Loss is generally offered on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm (ET).

Living with Loss is an opportunity for those living with loss to find connection through community sharing, meditation, and ritual. While recognizing the universality of loss, we honor the uniqueness of each participant’s experience as we explore how to grow, heal, and be transformed through it.

All are welcome to Living with Loss – including the recently bereaved and those whose loss was longer ago, but still present.

Registration cost supports the work of Rites of Passage, LLC. We have a sliding scale of $8, $12, or $16. Our basic fee is $12. Pay less as necessary or more if you want.

Register for an Upcoming Living with Loss:

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 7pm (ET): Register

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 7pm (ET): Register

Soul Care: Navigating an Unpredictable World

Soul Care is a monthly online workshop for those who want to explore the practice of self-compassion. Soul Care is generally offered on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm (ET).

When unpredictability overwhelms us, we can let life’s demands overtake our need to care for ourselves. Soul care is the practice of taking care of ourselves – body, mind, and spirit. Only when we practice soul care can we meet life’s unpredictability with curiosity and compassion.

Soul Care is a safe space to share life’s challenges and receive support. Through conversation, meditation, and ritual, we will join in self-care practices and build our self-compassion.

The world will always be unpredictable. Our strength comes from choosing how we will respond to life’s changes.

Registration cost supports the work of Rites of Passage, LLC. We have a sliding scale of $8, $12, or $16. Our basic fee is $12. Pay less as necessary or more if you want.

Register for an Upcoming Soul Care:

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 7pm (ET): Register

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 7pm (ET): Register

Seasons of Life: A Supportive Community for Women

Seasons of Life is a monthly online workshop for women going through life transitions. Seasons of Life is held the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm(ET) .

As we go through the seasons of life ~ moving from childhood to adulthood through middle and older age ~ change is inevitable. Some changes are welcome and others are met with sadness and disbelief.

Seasons of Life is a monthly workshop for those identifying as women who wish to acknowledge life’s transitions and meet them with hope and curiosity. From the birth of a new baby to career changes, shifting relationships, empty-nesting, and croning, women of all ages and life stages are welcome. We will share in meditation, ritual, and supportive conversation.

This gathering is an opportunity to support and be supported, to learn and to share wisdom, as we delve into the seasons of life and the transitions that accompany them. Grief, joy, wonder, sadness, and hope (along with all other emotions) are welcome at Seasons of Life as we join in sisterhood around our individual and collective experiences.

Registration cost supports the work of Rites of Passage, LLC. We have a sliding scale of $8, $12, or $16. Our basic fee is $12. Pay less as necessary or more if you want.

Register for an Upcoming Seasons of Life:

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 7pm (ET): Register

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 7pm (ET): Register

Facing Change: Life’s Transitions and Transformations

Facing Change is a FREE online workshop for those going through life transitions.

“Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time, it’s both.” —Lana Lang (Fictional Character from Smallville)

The only constant in life is change. From the joys of births and weddings to the sorrows of death, illness, and divorce, to grappling with relocation, family struggles, identity issues, job changes, trauma, and loss, change can leave us feeling off-center and adrift. Facing Change is a free workshop focusing on embracing the transformative power of change.

Together, we offer support and care for each other, share tools for navigating life’s changes, practice meditation and ritual as a way to honor life’s transitions, and grow in our ability to approach change with curiosity rather than anxiety.

For this group, we have a sliding scale of $0-$15. Pay less as necessary or more if you want.

Register for an Upcoming Facing Change:

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 7pm (ET): Register

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 7pm (ET): Register

Open Memorial: Remembering in Community

Open Memorial is an occasional offering. Join this virtual space to come together in remembrance. Whether your loss was recent, or a long time ago, you have a place here.

Remembering our loved ones with ritual and ceremony is a human rite of passage that predates modern society. Honoring our dead in this way connects us to our ancestors and reminds us we are not alone.

At Open Memorial, we will share together in music, poetry, and ritual. Each attendee will have a chance to share (if they wish) about the loved one they are remembering. This is not a religious memorial. People of all spiritual and secular worldviews are welcome.

Some may choose to attend this memorial to honor the recent death of a loved one or to remember the birthday or death anniversary of a loved one who has been gone for some time. Others may choose to come to connect with others who also experience grief. All are welcome.

For this gathering, we have a sliding scale of $0-$15. Pay less as necessary or more if you want.

Register for an Upcoming Open Memorial:

Friday, May 6, 2022 at 12pm (ET): Register

Friday, June 17, 2022 at 12pm (ET): Register