Connecting with the Natural world: Fun games that mimic natural relationships and create a fun and embodied atmosphere of connection, tracking animals, learning from the birds, feeling at home in our bodies in our local ecosystems
Meeting Plant Allies: Creating bonds with our plant allies through creative writing, journaling, observation, and respectful harvesting for teas and herbal applications
Creating Beauty: Learning the basics of cordage from local plant species, creating a basic weave with hand dyed wool and natural fibers, carving, making baskets, building fires, coal burning, and more
Expressing and Using Voice: Through improv theatre exercises, girls enjoy playful and spontaneous self-expression. They will make a talking stick that they will use in our fire-side sharing circles. Topics addressed include how to approach challenging relationships, the changing nature of body and mind, and discussions based on our anonymous “question box.”
Learning about Emotional and Physical Changes: We will discuss in fun, comfortable and age-appropriate ways, the emotional and body changes that the girls may be experiencing already or are approaching.
Mama Bear Support: Moms will participate on special days with the girls. There is also one session per Fall and Spring season that is exclusively for moms which offers support for you as a woman and mother so that you can best support your daughter in this time.