Each business has its own unique story, brand personality, and culture.
But every ethical business shares the basic objectives of providing
excellent products, services, and customer satisfaction, while at
the same time maintaining smooth-running, peaceful, productive,
and profitable operations.
Businesses can benefit greatly by creating a work environment that
is conducive to achieving these goals — where employees work
because they are inspired, where they work well because they are
not stressed, and they produce excellent results. I can work with
you to design rituals and workshops that further your mission.
Fees vary depending upon the complexity of the ritual,
supplies required, location, and number of attendees.
To establish and maintain a working atmosphere that is pleasant
and productive, the energy in the environment needs to flow without
obstacles. If the energy feels negative or blocked, it will impact
on the emotions and sense of well-being of anyone who enters the
Cleansing ceremonies are extremely effective for dispelling unwanted
energy and purifying the environment. This can be done when you
first move into a new place, expand or renovate your facilities,
or at any time that you feel the need to clear your space. Blessing
ceremonies are perfect for establishing an inviting, peaceful, creative,
and safe atmosphere in the workplace.
Mama Donna or Mama D, as I endearingly call her, brought her warmth, beautiful presence, kindness and ritual to the opening of my business in Brooklyn. With the ease of a seasoned Urban Shaman, she lead the group of eight women who I had invited to help with the blessing in a ceremony designed to bring me into my new role as a business owner. With her thoughtful and spirited blessings, guiding words of wisdom, and open heart she created a beautiful feel to my space. It was perfect and started things off in a wonderfully supportive way. The ritual of protecting and honoring my business, as well as bringing new and healing energy to the space, has lasted. The positive environment that she created has resulted in wonderful feedback by clients and media alike! The comment that I continue to receive is on the "good energy" of the space. Thank you Mama D, for blessing my vision of a new business and bringing it to life!
— Liz Tortolani, Owner, CityWell Spa, Brooklyn, NY
Ground Breakings & Dedications
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These occasions are traditionally celebrated with some sort of
pomp and ceremony, but usually lacking
in substance. I will work
with you to create a ritual that has a deeper significance, that
links your exciting new beginning with the creative flow of the
cosmic forces and allies you with the greater good.
Team Building Rituals
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When people are connected to each other through ritual, they share
a common bond that exceeds the simple coincidence of being on the
same staff. Rituals that reflect the mission of your business can
engage the passion of your employees and enhance their cooperation.
Appreciation ceremonies that celebrate the efforts of staff and
employees, gratitude rituals that honor customer loyalty, and ceremonies
that share the good graces of your company with the community at
large, all serve to cement excellent working relationships.
Stress Reduction Workshops
It is a proven fact that workers who are rested and relaxed produce
So workshops to teach stress reduction skills are essential for
a smooth running workplace. I offer interactive seminars that share
stress-busting and coping techniques such as breathing, hand reflexology,
focusing, and attitude adjustment skills. It is crucial that we
beat stress before it beats us!
Every step taken toward building a business involves vision, creativity,
and dedication. From framing your business plan, to designing a
logo, to launching a website, to hanging a shingle, to making your
first $1, your first $1000, your first million dollars, to being
granted a new patent, to celebrating your first year, your first
decade and each decade thereafter.
A ceremony can imbue each milestone with special significance that
includes pride, gratitude, and connection to the greater mission
of your business. It is the opportunity
to celebrate your organization
and all those who helped to make your accomplishments possible.
Opening & Closing Ceremonies for Conferences
Successful conferences begin with a focused intention and end with
a climax of positive feelings. A keynote speech does not always
accomplish this goal. A spiritual ceremony can charge the atmosphere
and direct the energy of the entire event. An effective ending ceremony
sends participants out into the world with renewed enthusiasm and
determination to further the work of the conference.
I am experienced in designing nondenominational rituals that are
not religious yet
inspire an enhanced sense of higher purpose. Every
ceremony is created to express
your intention for the event and
to respond to the interests and needs of your particular audience.
Thank you so much for the Drumming Circle and Ritual that you coordinated. It was received joyfully by all who attended. The clients have been singing your praises ever since and want to know when you are returning. Seems that you established a good rapport with the women,
even reaching some who are hard to engage in group activities. Again, thank you.
— Frances Fox
Park Slope Women’s Shelter
A SELECTION OF CORPORATE,
INSTITUTIONAL AND MUNICIPAL CLIENTS
BCDF Pictures, NYC
Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Citizen Jones Films, NYC
City of New York, NYC
City Well Spa, Brooklyn, NY
Cooklyn Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY & Palm Beach, FL
Creative Healing Institute, Fairfax, VA
Earth Day New York, NYC
Emanate Public Relations, NYC
Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, NYC
Health and Wellness Center of Doylestown Hospital, Warrington, PA
Inventure Place Museum, Akron, OH
Jane Petro, MD & Medical Associates
Kearns Funeral Home, Queens, NY
Left/Right TV, NYC
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC
Manhattan Psychiatric Center, Ward's Island, NY
Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, NY
Omega Institute of Integral Studies, Rhinebeck, NY
Park Slope Women's Shelter, Brooklyn, NY
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (Major Motion Picture 2012), Woodstock, NY
Port Authority of NY & NJ
Producer’s Advantage, NYC
PURE Dance Troupe, NYC
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
South Street Seaport Museum, NYC
State of New York, Albany, NY
The House of Blue Leaves (Broadway Production 2011), NYC
The Last Keepers (Motion Picture 2012), NYC
TEXT 100 PR
Town of Rosendale, NY
Unitarian Universalist Womenspirit Institute, IL, NC & TX
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Poconos, PA
Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
Women’s Wellness Society, NYC