Training, development and mentoring for nature inspired celebrants worldwide

Designed to equip you with all the knowledge and skills you’ll need to provide a professional, client centred service to anyone, whatever their outlook or spiritual orientation.

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Celebrating Life

This online course equips you to work closely with couples and families at some of the most important moments in their lives, and to create and conduct rich, vibrant and unique ceremonies for Weddings, Handfastings, Renewals of Vows, Namings and Welcomings.

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Serving the Living and the Dead

This online course leads you through a process of reflecting on all the skills and qualities needed to work with families at times of loss and trauma; to serve them in creating and conducting unique funerals to celebrate the lives of their loved ones; and to help lay the foundations for a healthy grieving and healing process.

“As a former professor, I recognize a well-prepared, knowledgeable, and experienced instructor when I encounter one, and River is all of these things…This course is thoughtfully designed, well organized, and professionally executed, and, just as importantly, it is a wee bit magical. I recommend this course highly to anyone who wishes to create unique, individualized ceremonies and rituals, and to perform them with grace, humor, and excellence.” – Susan Kim Rowan-Nelson

Celebrating Earth


Celebrating Earth: a grounding in authentic nature inspired ceremony

An online course delivered in 2 sets of 3 fortnightly webinars
Wednesdays 7.30pm - 9pm UK Time
17 Nov, 1 Dec, 15 Dec 2021 and 12 Jan, 26 Jan, 9 Feb 2022

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Celebrating Community

Celebrant-led ceremonies are becoming ever more popular for hatchings, matchings and dispatchings – but what about the many other kinds of occasions that have traditionally been marked with ritual?

Our latest broadcast

Philip Carr-Gomm interviews River Jones School of Celebrancy course director


Ritual and ceremony for personal development and healing 

Join us for a chat with celebrant Adrian Rooke, one of our first graduates from School  of Celebrancy. Adrian has over twenty five years experience as a counsellor and therapist, and we'll be discussing how he uses ritual and ceremony in his work with people on their journeys of recovery from addiction and trauma. 


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