Wolf and Environmental Education

(661) 724-0291       

(818) 766-1825      Lake Hughes, CA

Shadowland Foundation

Wolves in california

*Prices will vary based on number of guests and hours for your event.*

All proceeds go to help the Shadowland Foundation's wolf education programs and it's mission to "Educate not Eradicate."

Celebration of Life

Hoop of Life Prayer Circle

This ceremony is inspired by the ancient Hoop of Life ceremonies of the Indigenous Americans, often called a Medicine Wheel. There are seven directions. East, South, West, North, Father Sky, Mother Earth, and You. Each direction symbolizes each stage of life, learning, challenges, and wisdom. The circle and participants prepare for the “Life Celebration” by lighting white sage (a purifying plant). Each stage of life is honored as a Sacred Journey. We acknowledge those who have come before us and have now “Gone Home.” All participants are encouraged to write down words and messages to send in prayer to their loved ones. It is believed that the elements, take our prayers and deliver them to the Great Creator. When put into a flame of fire, the smoke is evidence of your prayer rising to the sky. Tobacco is then offered as a blessing for the gift of your answered prayer. Our Tree of Life also gives an opportunity to bring a token of love to hang on a tree branch and let your blessings for your loved one be taken by the wind. It could be a simple gem, stone or ribbon in a color that has meaning to you. The token is taken by the wind to help comfort your loved one while on the journey to their Spiritual Home. 

Hoop of Life

Enjoy the beauty and majesty of the Angeles Crest National Forest. We can honor and pay tribute to your loved one’s life in a beautiful, natural setting with so many special amenities. The ranch, Freedom is an 11 acre private and gated property with plenty of parking for your guests.

We can accommodate seating for up to 100 people. Our staff will operate our sound and video equipment and oversee all the details to ensure the tribute is unique and personalized.

Outside catering, live music, dove releases, Honor Guard, are welcome.  If requested, a Spiritual Service or Ceremony can be performed by Reverend Colette Pondella.