Transformational Stages

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages."
—William Shakespeare, As You Like It. Act 2, scene 7.

About Transformational Stages

Moving through the different stages or "ages" of life is part of being human. All of life's major stages include some kind of threshold to be crossed as we transition between who we were to who we're becoming.

The way we experience these thresholds—birth, puberty, marriage, menopause and elderhood, death—and the way that we talk about them together is part of what shapes our culture. As Transformational Stages, we work with individuals, families, and communities to acknowledge and even celebrate these transitions. Some of the ways we do this include ceremony, ritual, performance, art, gatherings, and especially one-on-one or family doula support.

All of this and more is our approach to the work of reshaping and healing our culture.


"You've done so much for me and mine, and a lot has changed since we last talked. I still think about the things you've told me, like fully adjusting to motherhood could take as much as three years. And I remember how much of a help you were during the process of giving birth... Thanks for everything once again."
—Destiny, first time mother