JOIN US for a Girls Group ~ OPEN HOUSE ~ Saturday, May 4th ~ 11am-noon
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What would our world look like if we surrounded our young girls, the future women of the world, with loving guidance and support during some of the most challenging and confusing years of their lives?
At Wakeful Nature it is our deepest longing to offer a safe space for young girls who are making the often overlooked transition from childhood into adolescence. We carve out time to make meaning of what is happening to them - physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. We long to provide a place where they feel supported and honored as they navigate the severance of their childhood and are welcomed into adolescence and the mysteries of the feminine. We do this through ceremony, nature connection, and expressive/soul-based arts in Girls Group.
In a culture that has forgotten the ways of honoring and embodying the transformational thresholds - intrinsic to our human development - we long to remember together in service of the youth…
Girls Group is a place for young girls, on the cusp of adolescence, to begin exploring the mysteries of the feminine. It’s a place for those who identify with the feminine to find belonging in a peer group that is held with respect and tenderness. It is an oasis for girls to be silly, messy, confused, enthusiastic, scared, up and down….it is a safe place where they can let go of the masks they wear and be themselves.
We all go through the transition from childhood to adolescence only once. It is a potent time when the intellect in the growing child is emerging and they are suddenly able to ask questions with an entirely new depth of curiosity and capacity for understanding. It is also a time where insecurity, doubt, and anger easily come into play and can either be channeled in ways that fuel introspection and connection, or disempowerment, isolation, and depression. This fork in the road is a pivotal threshold that gave birth to Girls Group and inherently asks for mentorship and a deep inquire into self, culture, and purpose.
At Wakeful Nature we work with the girls in a holistic approach that bridges Waldorf pedagogy, archetypes of the feminine, myth, mindfulness, nature, and the expressive arts. Using these modalities we seek to support the girls in gaining basic tools that they will need to navigate their journey through adolescence and onwards. These tools include (and are not limited to):
Art of council
Ceremony & Ritual
Strengthening their Emotional Intelligence
Learning to Listen to our Bodies