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?
Most of us did not have a Rite of Passage, or ceremony to honor the death of our childhoods because our culture has forgotten its ways of honoring and embodying the transformational thresholds intrinsic to human development. Many of us didn’t feel understood, and didn’t understand what on earth was happening to us – physically, emotionally, socially, and even spiritually.
At Wakeful Nature it is our deepest longing to offer a space where young girls who are making this transition have a place to be held with loving care through the severance of their childhood and welcomed into adolescence and the mysteries of the feminine. We do this through ceremony, nature connection, and expressive/soul-based arts in Girls Group.
Girls Group is a place for girls 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.
The Girls Group Offering…
Girls Group is meaningfully designed as an ongoing, after-school group so we can build upon each weeks experience, deepening our trust.
Every group’s curriculum is designed to meet the unique and changing needs of the girls and their families.
We hold a parent meeting every block, and each year there are potential outings, sleepovers, camping trips, hikes, and parent involved ceremonies….
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): learning how to listen to their bodies, the art of council, ceremony and ritual, strengthening their emotional intelligence, nonviolent communication, role playing, confidence building, self expression, and the courage to find their place in the world and claim it!
What will you get?
An ongoing container held for soulful and intimate conversations, connection, embodiment, & vulnerability
Guest speakers & experts in their respected fields
A place for those “awkward” questions
Moon Time resources and support
Parent Meetings each block + email updates
Individual parenting support as needed
Girl Time outings and sleepovers
A place for creative expression