Thu, Feb 06


Rio Valley Montessori Preschool & Nurser

Navigating the Terrain of Parenting Partnerships in Conscious Motherhood

A sacred circle for conscious mothers to share the truth of their heart as they navigate parenting partnership through the lens of conscious motherhood.

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Time & Location

Feb 06, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Rio Valley Montessori Preschool & Nurser, 24 Demarest Mill Rd, West Nyack, NY 10994, USA

About the Event

Navigating (the terrain of) Parenting Partnerships in Conscious Motherhood

This circle is for women who are courageously attempting to mother their children with a conscious mindset and are navigating the terrain of this ideology while being in varying types of parenting partnerships.

We offer an opportunity for moms to be held in sacred space to offer and receive support from like-minded mamas who are also celebrating and struggling as they navigate these simple yet complex relationships.

Space will be held with the sacred support of  Transformational Life Coach, Social Worker and Yoga Teacher Jessica Hans-Smolin in the beautiful  Río Valley Montessori Preschool & Nursery, with gracious owner/ teacher Rebecca Centeno, and delicious, local chocolates to nosh on from Tree of Life Chocolates based out of Nyack, NY.

Early Rate: $25 (available through 2/5/19) 

Day of: $35

We look forward to offering you our loving presence and support.

Please reach out to Jess with questions at or text/ call 845-826-2785


Other helpful information:

What does it mean to be in circle and what does it mean to be in held sacred space?

A women’s circle is a safe and sacred space for women to come together, use their voices, be heard and be seen. Women throughout history have gathered in circles to empower each other and share wisdom. These affirming community gatherings help women get in touch with their feminine strength and turn up their positive vibration. 

What makes circle space sacred is to know there is no other space in life like it. The intention and attention is to share your soul's truth from its seat in your heart and have that truth impeccably held in loving support, by the presence of your circle sisters, as you offer the same for them. It is in this practice that circle becomes ceremony and an opportunity for deep soul awakening.

When you agree to participate in circle you are agreeing to the following statements:

We hold sacred space for Witnessing :: As sacred witnesses in Circle, we see that every experience has value & there is wisdom in every experience.

We hold sacred space for Safety :: As protectors of Circle, we promise full confidentiality & do not discuss or allow discussion of what transpires outside our ceremony. We protect each woman’s right to anonymity & privacy.

We hold sacred space for Compassion :: As women devoted to a living practice of compassion, we actively open our hearts to every woman present, including ourselves.

We hold sacred space for Silence :: As patient students of healing, we consciously allow space for silence to enter. We understand that so much of the magic of Circle happens within these pristine moments of silence.

We hold sacred space for Mystery :: We honor our ancestors, the mothers who came before us, as their impulse still lives in us. 

We give thanks for our guides, our teachers, support systems and intuition in this world and beyond. We celebrate the unknowable expansiveness of the mother spirit. In Circle, we seek the inner light & listen to what is unseen.

We hold sacred space for Truth-telling :: As women sincere in our search for personal truth, we speak from the “I” place, from direct experience, participating in Circle from the inside out. We refrain from speaking about “you” & actively quiet the human habits of reacting, recapitulating & rescuing.

We hold sacred space for Gratitude :: For what we know, we say “thank you”. For what we do not yet know, we say “thank you”. For all that is offered in Circle, we say “thank you”. For ourselves, each in our perfect specificity, we say “thank you”.

We hold sacred space for Matriarchy :: As caretakers of the Feminine, we practice mutuality & inter-connectedness. We are the teachers & we are the taught.

We hold sacred space for Healing :: We trust that each woman in our Circle tends towards healing & that healing may be miraculous & extensive. We trust that our personal healing, heals our community.

We hold sacred space for Simplicity :: As Circle shows us time & again, true abundance flows from the simplest gifts of life. We value laughter & politeness, groundedness & generosity. We appreciate pleasure & encourage simple shifts that enhance the quality of our lives. 

We hold sacred space for Diversity :: As women wise in the ways of nature & spirit, we celebrate all the diverse ways of existence. We acknowledge all stories as the loving expressions of our shared humanity. We honor all religions, all paths, all loving practices, all peoples. We honor ourselves, with a welcoming heart.

We hold sacred space for Commonality :: As Wise Women, we adorn ourselves in Common-ness. Valuing our connection as much as our individuality, we welcome One-ness. We know that we always have more in common than space between us. The whole is always greater than the sum of its parts.

(about circle written by Baraka Elihu and adapted by Jess to reflect our  circle)

What is a parenting partnership?

Any relationship where more than one individual shares the role of parent, and/or carries the honor to support the raising of a child. This includes but is not limited to...

- Married Partnership

- Unmarried Partnership

- Platonic Parenting Partnership 

- Separated and Divorced Co- Partnership

- Multi-parent Partnership

- Single with Caregiver Support Partnership

- Grandparent/Familial Partnership


Río Valley Montessori Preschool & Nursery: 24 Demarest Mill Rd, West Nyack, NY 10994

(Please park across the street at Clarkstown South High School and walk across the street to the event.) 

Arrive by 7pm. We conclude at 9:45pm. Please dress comfortably as we will be sitting with shoes off, on props and supports in circle on the ground. If you need special accomdation for seating please notify us in advance.

Thank you so much ::It is our honor to hold space for you to share your journey in parenting partnership::

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