Without practical spirituality & rituals in our lives, it is like having a body without a backbone. They both support and honor the changes we experience and give us a way to increase our capacity to overcome adversity, strengthen our relationships, and experience joy and abundance. They are a key to your success and happiness. Barbara creates rituals & educational experiences for businesses, groups, and individuals. Please call our office for a free consultation at (212) 741-3358.
Below are some examples of rituals she has performed and testimonials.
Barbara has custom created healing rituals for the American Red Cross, the Helen Keller Foundation and the New York Visiting Nurses Society. Let her use her global ritual knowledge and expertise to create a thoughtful and compassionate healing ritual to suit your needs. Whether it is healing for the self, getting through serious medical procedures, healing another or dealing with grief, Barbara will create a positive ceremony to ease and uplift your spirit.
“Thank you for the gift of the ritual for peace. The beauty of your vision, your commitment to bringing it forward, the power of your love and more….all combine to lead us to peace within ourselves, in our relationships, communities and world. Wow! Thank you so very much.”
- Mary Galeone, Director of the Mercy Center New York
Rites of Passage
Rituals of transition can help us segue from one circumstance to another, one year to the next, and one life stage to another. They provide prospective, clarity, and a sense of purpose, while at the same time they calm the physical and emotional upheavals that may accompany change.
Some of Barbara’s Rites of Passage celebrations include:
- Ringing in the New Year with many examples of global traditions.
- Moving in to a New Home
- Birthday Celebrations
- New Job or Promotion
- Retirement Celebrations
- Transitioning into Adulthood
Business Rituals & Ceremonies
Barbara’s custom blessings helped unveil Donna Karan’s Beauty Company Perfume Launch and inaugurated the world-renowned T Salon. Equinox Gym recently called in Barbara to do a blessing for their first ever gym site, that they are now expanding.Opening night is lacking without setting clear intention and Barbara has performed blessing rituals for Tony-award winning shows including The Normal Heart. The fashionably elegant Barney’s New York stores won’t even open without a business blessing! It is common practice in most cultures throughout the world to bless their new projects and business sites. In fact, the Olympics do not commence before blessings are in place. Let Barbara fashion a memorable blessing for your new business, store opening, or product launch for a successful and profitable journey.
“Barbara’s blessing created a powerful intention and unified vision for the success and prosperity of the T Salon. She inspired everyone from the architect to our staff and customers. And we have already seen the results! Thank you!”
- Miriam Novalle, owner of the T Salon
Barbara has traveled the world in her extensive studies on global rituals and traditions. She has consulted such leading international companies such as Coca-Cola, Weight Watchers and Coty Beauty about integrating world cultures and traditions into their programs, products and marketing. She has the experience and integrity to consult and educate businesses, colleges, groups and individuals in the practical use of every day rituals.
“Your input was extremely valuable and I feel that our success is in a large part due to you. I felt very enriched by our sessions. I’m always delighted when I have the opportunity to spend time with such bright people who challenge and expand my thinking. You certainly did that and I look forward to working with you again in the near future. On behalf of the Cola-Cola company, our team and myself – many thanks!”
- Marcie Anthone, Market Development, The Cola-Cola Company
“I wanted to thank you and let you know how excited and inspired we became following your lecture and subsequent participation in our recent meeting. “Rituals”, as you taught us, help us deal with so many of the issues that we all face professionally and personally. Your guidance in helping us understand how we all need rituals in our lives, took our minds to a new level creatively, and our souls to a new place individually. And what fun it was, too!”
- Mary Manning, Senior Vice President Market Development, Coty US
One of Barbara’s most popular group rituals! Open your eyes to abundance all around you, and learn to manifest wealth in this powerful ritual. Barbara is available for creating prosperity rituals for groups or individuals. Imagine starting off the New Year with a group of friends and family participating in a Prosperity Ritual together! The Prosperity Ritual is a perfect idea for celebrating job transitions, business openings, product launches, and moving into a more positive, abundant outlook!
“Barbara’s prosperity rituals have not only helped me to release my tension and stress around money, but they have also heightened my energy level and my ability to attract prosperous opportunities. A week after the last prosperity ritual, I closed a $25,000 deal and secured a meeting with a major specialty New York City department store. Yahoo!”
- Karla Lightfoot
Barbara’s exceptional ritual to open your heart and let love in. These rituals will steer you toward more fulfilling relationships with those who matter to you by helping you gain insight into your needs and strengths, wishes and expectations. Let Barbara prepare the perfect recipe to bring love into your life or to revitalize love with your current partner. Many people have found the partner of their dreams after participating in this ritual and Barbara has been blessed with officiating many of the weddings.
This beautiful ritual is designed to recognize what draws two people together in the first place and to mark the evolution of the relationship. It can commemorate lovers setting up house for the first time, or the recommitment of a long-married couple or for the joining in commitment of same-sex couples. Barbara will work with your love story to make your day meaningful and memorable.
As the saying goes, “Home is where the heart is.” It is the place where all of us seek shelter and comfort. Whether you are moving into a new home and want to sanctify the space, or you are selling your current home and want to infuse your home with positive and clear energy to attract the right buyer, Barbara will create a joyous house blessing with the land, the home itself and your family in mind.
A new baby is the reason for this very special celebration! Barbara will design a unique and meaningful ceremony to truly welcome your little one into the world. Barbara will work with your family closely to craft this ceremony that is distinctively personal and heart-warming, providing love, dreams and blessings for the newest member of your family.
“When I needed to come up with the perfect gift for my best friend who was having a baby – after five years of trying – the only thing that would do was a ritual from Barbara, who offered the most beautiful right of passage for my friend’s journey of motherhood – and turned an everyday shower into a sacred experience everyone talks about, even 12 months later.”
- Karen Robinovitz, author of the Fashionista Files
“Thank you so much for leading the gorgeous, meaningful, lovely baby blessing ceremony. Everyone thought it was truly unique and beautiful. It was EXACTLY what WE wanted!!! We were so pleased with the entire day from start to finish. I think this is the start of a very meaningful family relationship.”
- Ann Jones
When facing this difficult time, it is of the utmost importance to handle this ritual with compassion. Barbara has created different rituals for going through this challenging situation. She offers rituals to do alone, a ritual for both parties when children are involved, this ritual should include a joint commitment to continue to love and support the children together. The other ritual is for you to do on your own if your former spouse is unwilling to take part. This will help you to release the old relationship, understand the lessons and heal your heart. Read more about this in The New York Times HERE.
It is important to celebrate the life of those you have passed on. It’s a sorrowful time and must be honored with compassion and caring. Barbara’s focus is to make it personal and meaningful, honoring your families traditions.
Women’s New Moon Circles
In addition to personal rituals, Barbara also facilitates monthly Women’s New Moon Circles in New York City and Florida, where you can connect with a community of women of all ages and rediscover the new moon as a source of monthly renewal and support. Barbara creates a sacred and safe space where you will experience the power of the feminine. For information about our upcoming circles, please check our calendar or call 212-741-3358.