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Online Workshop • Mondays 7-8:30p • Feb 20-Mar 20, 2022 

The Empress: A Rite of Passage for Heartful Badasses


An inclusive workshop for all women who want to level up their leadership for the complicated challenges of our times.

The Empress: A Rite of Passage for Heartful Badasses

The Empress is a leader and a healer who is centered in her own sacred sovereignty. Deeply connected to nature, she embodies abundance and generativity. Connected to her own power, she has a strong instinctual knowing that helps her transcend ego -- hers and others' -- to protect and empower the greater good.  

Given how complex and stressful the world is these days, the Empress offers us many gifts, including resilience, clarity, power, and compassion. 

In this five-week online workshop, TED Courses facilitator and ritual designer Betty Ray will lead you through a personalized rite of passage using the Center for Ritual Design's Resilience Through Ritual model to help you connect to and embody your inner heartful badass Empress. 


You will deepen your relationship with your inner Empress.  

Dates and Times 

Feb 20-Mar 20, 7-9:00p via Zoom. 

Workshop Fees

This workshop is open to people in all economic circumstances and is priced on a sliding scale. ​Please pay what you can. We can work out a payment plan, too, if that is helpful. 

Early Bird:  $165 (by Feb 1, 2023) 

Regular rate: $265

Benefactor: $365 (helps subsidize the course and materials for others!) 

What is included?

  • Five 120-minute sessions 

  • A supportive community of practice 

  • The Resilience Through Ritual workbook, which you can use again for other rituals 

  • A one-hour consultation call with Betty in support of your ritual 

Registration closes Feb 15, 2023.  Please submit a $50 deposit at the time of registration to hold your space. Register below and we will send an email with further instructions. 




Yes, including non-binary, trans women, and anyone else who identifies as female. 

About Betty Ray 

Founder of the Center for Ritual Design and TED Courses facilitator, Betty Ray is also the creator of the five-step Resilience Through Ritual program that empowers people to discover and align to their deeper sense of purpose via a personally designed ritual or rite of passage. In developing this workshop, Betty was inspired by ritualists, teachers, and activists who embody the sacred in every day, including Dr. Malidoma Somé, Dr, Gregory Cajete, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, adrienne maree brown, Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, Michael Meade, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Resmaa Menakem. Betty's initiation ritual work invites her students to step into their own sacred stories and symbols, aligning to their deepest love, their fiercest courage, and most profound sense of grace to do meaningful and healing work in the world. 

Betty received her MA from the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2019, and won a Mira Fellowship in 2020 to develop her work in rituals and rites of passage. Previously she spent a decade in senior leadership roles at the George Lucas Educational Foundation. She is also a writer, DJ, digital media consultant and youth mental health advocate. Her spirit guides are Robert Downey Jr and Oprah Winfrey. Betty lives in an Emeryville, CA cohousing community with her teenage daughter and a rotund orange tabby named Sparky. 

Workshop Registration 

Once we receive your registration, we will send an email with info on how to send payment. 

Thanks for registering! 

You will receive an email very soon

with more details. 

My ritual with Betty was like jet fuel for therapy.


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