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Earth Journey for Young Women

14/05/2017 - 15/05/2017


A six month rite-of-passage for 11-14 year-olds.

In traditional human cultures, a rite-of-passage marks the stepping out of childhood towards adulthood with increased responsibilities, freedoms and finding one’s place in the wider world.

In recent generations in the West, this understanding, and the acccompanying practices that support the healthy development of an adolscent have been largely lost.

Almost without fail, this passage has involved connection to the wider community of nature, plants and animals.

In 2017, Rites of Spring are offering the first Earth Journey for Young Women, aimed at fostering connection to earth, community, and developing the individual’s understanding of their own unique gifts and skills to bring to the world.

This journey of discovery, challenge and adventure will include:
– Fire making without matches
– Basket weaving and other wildcrafts
– Nature connection and awareness games
– Sacred ceremony
– Myths, stories and songs
– Women’s mysteries
– Camp out and solo ‘quest’

The six workshops will culminate in a weekend camp out where participants can put to use their newfound skill and sense of adventure in a solo ‘quest’ overnight. Throughout the journey participants will be surrounded by a supportive group of women mentors and a budding friendship circle.

Sundays – May 14, June 18, July 30, Sept 10
Weekends – Oct 14-15; Nov 10-12, Dec 1

$600 early bird price
Lunches included

We welcome all young women of diverse identities and backgrounds.


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Rites of Spring
Mel Turnbull
Natures’ Apprentice

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