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Mother Circle
 

Motherhood is the inexplicable experience of becoming more than just yourself, while also completely transforming your identity. What generally happens in our culture is that while pregnant, all attention is on the mother, but when baby arrives, all attention is on the baby, the mother can feel invisible. But the thing is that, while this baby, this new human, is absolutely incredible, the mother is undergoing a whole-person transformation. This often goes unnoticed and unacknowledged by her modern-day family and community. This is the piece that I am impassioned to reclaim - the rite of passage that a woman undergoes when becoming Mother. In order for a woman to truly grow into her new identity, her rite of passage needs to be witnessed by those around her, otherwise, she may be left yearning for the woman she no longer is for the rest of her life, trying against unshakeable forces, to go back to her. When we claim our transformation in a rite of passage, we are empowered to fully embody our new identity. We are empowered to rise. 

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What is a 
Mother Circle? 

  • A women’s circle for all who identify as mother (not only birthing mothers ). 

  • A place to feel held & supported

  • A recreation of the lost village

  • An experience of ritual, letting go and becoming

  • A reclamation of feminine strength, community and belonging

  • An honouring of motherhood as a rite of passage

  • A permission slip to re-embody the lost parts of you and also to fully embody the woman you are becoming

  • A discovery of sisterhood 

Magic happens when women come together.
Worlds are created when Mothers come together.

​Are you ...

  • Looking for your village

  • Feeling lonely in your new identity as mother

  • Overwhelmed with the never-ending list of to-dos 

  • Not feeling seen or appreciated in your mothering role

  • Craving deeper connection with other mothers and with yourself

  • Wanting to fall back in love with your body

  • No sure where you belong anymore

  • Feeling big shifts in your life now that you’re a mother … bigger than you were prepared for

  • Feeling many changes but not sure how to name them

  • Feeling a sense of grief over your old self and old life

  • Grieving your former identity 

  • Sensing a deeper meaning to your transition into motherhood than your culture is acknowledging 

  • Feeling a lack of support

  • Seeking sisterhood

  • Surprised at how much has changed and wondering why nobody prepared you for this

  • Feeling that the standards and norms of what motherhood should look like don’t work for you

  • Disappointed with what motherhood is (not disappointed with your children, but disappointed with the value your new place in society has)

  • Dealing with guilt you’ve never experienced before 

  • Having a hard time tending to your needs 

  • Always dreaming about having more time and space to just BE

  • Exhausted from the expectations you’re trying to meet as a mother

  • Wanting to connect with the forgotten parts of you

  • Feeling lost

  • Wanting to express yourself differently but don’t know how

  • Wanting to heal your birth experience 

  • Feeling this sense of wanting to totally dismantle the ways you've been taught to do things and start anew! 

What happens in a Mother Circle?

Guided by Kelsey, we sit in a circular shape, which is inherently non-hierarchical. This shape may seem arbitrary, but it’s significant. When we gather this way, we are all equal, all of our voices matter and we all have wisdom to share.

A general schedule may look like:

  • 6:45 pm Arrival 

  • 7 pm Embodiment meditation

  • 7:15 pm sharing circle 

  • 7:30 pm ritual

  • 8:00 pm embodied movement practice

  • 8:30 pm sharing circle

  • 8:45 pm snacks & socialization

  • 9 ish pm departure 

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Who is Mother Circle For?

In Mother Circle, we ...

Gather ~ Reclaim  ~ Heal ~ Tend ~ Connect ~Embody ~ Liberate

Through ...

​~ Speaking ~ Listening ~ Meditating ~ Moving Ritualizing ~    Journaling ~ Celebrating ~ Grieving ~ Breathing ~ Dancing 

Meet Your Hostess

Kelsey Callaway is a mother to a 2.5 year old daughter,  a yoga teacher, a registered massage therapist, a space holder, a seeker. She has been steeping in motherhood and womanhood studies for a long time now. Her journey with fertility and becoming mother started 5 years ago and she's on her knees in awe and gratitude for where this journey has taken her. She fully believes in the potential that motherhood awakens in a woman, if she allows it to. Her most recent studies and accreditations are in feminine embodiment coaching, somatic movement facilitation and matrescence education (studies of the whole-person identity shift that comes with motherhood) . 

Save Your Seat

  • Sat, Aug 10
    Innisfree Farm
    Aug 10, 2024, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Aug 10, 2024, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Come as you are and let your spirit be nurtured amidst the serene beauty of the earth at Innisfree Farm. This is a ceremony for Mother’s & their children. This includes (but is not limited to) birthing mothers, pregnant mothers, step-mothers, god-mothers, surrogate mothers & adoptive mothers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring?

  • Something to sit on

  • A blanket

  • A journal 

What do I wear?

  • There is no dress code  here …

  • Something that is comfortable to sit and move in 

  • Something that makes you feel like You

How do I know if I’ll belong?

  • If you identify as a mother, you belong here. You don’t need to wear long, flowing dresses, drink matcha tea and follow moon cycles to be welcome here. In other words, this is an inclusive space where we can connect at a soul level, beneath the layers of how we express ourselves. It also doesn't matter which stage of your motherhood you're in or how many children you have. There is somethign to be shared and learned from all phases of motherhood.

Can I bring my children?

  • While this is a mother-focused event, if you are unable to step away from your baby, they may come. I ask that babies are supervised by their mother at all times and that they are of a pre-walking age.

What do I need to commit to?

  • While circles become more powerful the more consistent the attendees are, there is no long-term commitment here. An e-transfer confirms your commitment to each individual circle.

Are refunds available?

  • Your seat can be cancelled up to 24 hours before the event start date, and your payment will be transferred to the next Mother Circle that you attend. Tickets are non-refundable.

Will there be food?

  • I will provide a light plant-based snack and tea

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