Separation Ceremonies

Honouring your relationship, energetically separating, and moving forward. 


Separation and divorce is not easy.

A positive divorce and divorce ceremony acknowledges the love and respect you have for each other. These positive divorce ceremonies close this chapter of your relationship so that you can both move on to the next stage of your lives. 


Watch the video below for an insight into what a Maya Krasna positive divorce ceremony can entail. 


If these statements resonate with you, you are ready for a positive separation or divorce ceremony. 


Book a positive divorce ceremony with Maya in the Northern NSW region and Gold Coast.

Alternatively, purchase a DIY Ceremony Guide online complete with a detailed instructions and hold your own ceremony.




“Having a strong female lineage of wise women really helps to anchor me in this world. My grandmothers practised traditional medicine and my current studies really connects me to my roots. I consider myself very lucky with their example and my biggest aspiration is to become a good elder. The learning never stops.”


Some of my grief ceremonies follow a very strict protocol based on traditional indigenous wisdom.  Divorce ceremony is based on different traditions and practices, including shamanic ceremony, and other knowledge and spiritual insights gathered through my life and studies.

No. I’m a registered ordained minister with the Universal Life church. This means we don’t discriminate any belief system and can perform a range of ceremonies. 

The ceremony is personally tailored and suited to your needs and beliefs.

Yes, children are very welcome and encouraged to attend. I believe it is very important for children to witness their parents in a peaceful separation. Divorce doesn’t need to be a traumatic experience for children. I strongly encourage all parents to have a witnessed separation ceremony where they state their intentions about raising their children and coparenting (when applicable).

There is no set limit from my side. People usually have a ceremony after few years together. It depends on the level of your connectedness together and how much needs to be unravelled. Couples with children or long history are more intertwined and ceremony is more needed. However if you love rituals, you are welcome to do small ceremony  after every short term relationship. It is still very beneficial.

Yes. Because it’s not a legally binding ceremony, you can have a separation ceremony without signing any papers.

We can work with that. Not everyone is comfortable with the ceremony and that’s ok. We can design a special ceremony for a single person, usually surrounded by friends. It’s good to remember you are not separating only from your partner, but also from your own patterns of the relationship. Something on your part didn’t work. What was it? How can you separate from that so you don’t repeat the same mistakes in the next relationship.

You have lots of different options here, depending on your cultural background and spiritual beliefs.

I love working with different myths and archetypes and we can enact one that is suited to your needs. I personally love working with Innana, old Summarian story. This can be a very transformative, but intense experience.

Alternatively, you can have a lighter talking circle with offerings and blessing from your girlfriends.

You can sit around the fire and perform a letting go ritual.

You can go to the water falls during the day and perform a cleansing ritual.

You can have a wild party.

In the DIY kit, there is four different options for a ritual, each relating to a different Element. It explains in detail how to go about creating a potent space for transformation and letting go. In my DIY kit I’m offering a more grounded approach to ritual based on a traditional wisdom. 

That is completely up to you. It is very helpful to have an experienced celebrant to hold a space. Lots of emotions and grief can be experienced during the ceremony and it’s important you have someone there for support.

Yes! Divorce celebrant doesn’t hold any legal authority. Only court can legally divorce you. It is your responsibility to organise your divorce documents, including your financial matters and custody of children.

Signing your document can be a very powerful part of the ceremony, specially if you have witnesses. It offers a punctuation on a relationship on many levels. You are also welcome to sigh your documents privately after the ceremony in your own time. You need to judge what timing is best for you. I also have clients who decided to have a separation ceremony, but not sign papers for another few years, because it’s practical as a family unit. Ceremony can be performed long after the official marriage ended if any of the partners still feel that the relationship is not completely closed.

I suggest you have at least two witnesses – one for him, one for her. It gives the ceremony extra weight. However, it is completely up to you, you can choose to have celebrant only, you can do your ceremony only with your partner or you can invite your friends and family. Being witnessed by your loved ones in this hard times is a very powerful, if difficult experience. Having a public ceremony or party takes courage, but it earns you lots of respect and admiration. Not everyone can share their vulnerability publicly. Make sure you have a good and loving support from your loved ones.

Yes. If you need any ideas, you can get a D.I.Y pack in the product menu.

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