Professional Development

Our professional development courses are aimed at trained and practicing celebrants from all backgrounds, providing opportunities to deepen and broaden your experience of ceremony, and enrich the services you offer to clients of all faiths and none.

Celebrating Earth


Tying the Knot:

how to conduct magical handfastings

Whatever your experience of celebrancy and nature-inspired spiritual practices, this course will equip you to conduct handfastings for people from all walks of life; drawing on the inspiration of the elements and directions to bring greater richness and magic to your ceremonies.


Celebrating community


Celebrating Community:

a course in community celebrancy

Celebrant-led ceremonies are becoming even more popular for hatchings, matchings and dispatchings – but what about the many other important moments that have traditionally been marked with ritual? Whether you are a new or experienced celebrant, this course will equip you to serve your wider communities, leading ceremonies for neighbourhood events, seasonal celebrations, group and individual rites of passage and other occasions. 

It was a rewarding course, very engaging and I learned a lot. The assignments were a great way to practice skills needed for the role. River was very supportive and provided excellent feedback. I felt that the course benefited me as an individual too, giving me the opportunity to reflect on the transitions we make through life.

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