Every Woman is a Daughter
Celebrating Mid Girl – for daughters age 9-12 19th Oct 10.30am -4.30pm
Menarche/First Blood– for daughters age 12-16 20th Oct 10.30am -4.30pm
Each day is £30 per mother and daughter
Join Rachael and I with your girls for these celebration days at the Red Tent yurt.
‘The mother-daughter relationship is at the headwaters of every woman’s health. Our bodies, our beliefs about them were formed in the soil of our mothers emotions, beliefs and behaviours’ Dr Christiane Northrup
Celebrating Mid Girl – Mother and Daughter Day
for daughters age 9-12
19th Oct 10.30am -4.30pm at the Red Tent Yurt, Hebron
£30 per mother and daughter
Book by paying a £10 deposit here MID GIRL MOTHER & DAUGHTER DAY
Holding our Daughters as they step though this threshold is vital, their hormones are rising, their bodies changing, it can all feel overwhelming!
As mothers ourselves, we will guide you though a day of honouring your girls with drumming, singing, crafts and ritual. Mothers will have time to circle and hold their inner mid girls. We will gather as a ‘village’ and witness our girls stepping over the Threshold of Mid Girl.
(for mothers we also recommend our Womens Workshops- Healing the Maiden)
“On many days, a girl’s genius will peek out from your protective shields and she begins to discover a depth of passion for her natural gifts. At the crucial moment when she seems different and asks for more responsibility, wrap her up in a community Rite of Passage ceremony. These are the best years! Do you remember being 8 or 9, 10 or 11? An emergence stage, body-mind-soul enter a synchronization and big girls feel magical, mystical, and filled with fantasy. Allow her to express everything, this is so important; take care not to hush her, the culture will do that. Her relationship with all of Nature and with her core identity deepens, so the world becomes hers alone. The treasure of these years will forever support the woman she will become. She will want more freedoms so negotiate using your own memory of your adventurous, expansive spirit.” Gail Burkett Nine Passage
Mother & Daughter Menarche/First Blood Ceremony– for daughters age 12-16
20th Oct 10.30am -4.30pm at the Red Tent Yurt, Hebron
Each day is £30 per mother and daughter
book by paying a £10 deposit here MOTHER & DAUGHTER MENARCHE DAY
Join us as we explore and honour our daughters rite of passage. Learn about embracing our moontime, share stories and celebrate together! Collectively we will discover what has affected our attitudes towards our moontime and our bodies and we will remember and recreate our own menarche celebration. The day will include a menarche bundle ceremony and holding the sacredness of becoming a woman and a woman unique cyclic nature.
“How a girl crosses the menarche can cast a long shadow over her menstruating years. It can affect her experience of menstruation each month and how her life journey might play out. Approaching it as a truly special, even sacred moment can ensure that this ‘long shadow’ is beneficent and empowering.” – Alexandra Pope, The Women’s Quest.
At menarche a woman enters her power
Through menstruation she practices her power
At menopause she becomes her power
~ Native American proverb ~
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Past Journey Into Womanhood camps
Journey into Womanhood- Mother and Daughter Camp 2017
24th – 27th August 2018
£300 per mother and daughter
(includes camping and all meals-veggie)
For Mothers and daughters (age 8 to 14 ) to spend a magical weekend in Pembrokeshire, sitting in circle, sharing stories and cooking around the fire, being together on sacred land, spending time in the Red Tent Yurt, the roundhouse, Stone Circle…touching the earth, watching the stars, sharing women’s mysteries and ceremony….4 days of female bliss!
Limited numbers! email Rachael : firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma : email@example.com
Or look at our website http://www.daughtersoftheearthlodge.com
Last year i was one of three faciltators who ran a journey to womanhood camp. What a beautiful gathering as you can see below
We put up the tipi in the sunshine and sang to the elements, praying for holding for the camp…and good weather!
Friday evening the mothers and daughters began to arrive….we had our meal and then the fire making started!
We had a sharing of the 9 passages of womanhood, made prayer bundles to lay on the altar. We prepared together for the mid- girl ceremony which was to come , making masks, and sharing stories and singing whilst and mothers and daughters painted each others faces!
The evening was a time for the women to gather for a powerful sharing and healing of their mid -girls, while the girls shared about the feminine spirit and Heron Medicine…All preparation to hold the coming ‘Girl bloom’ ceremony the next day. For the older girl, her emerging ‘woman becoming’ was being prepared for ceremony.
The next day the women gathered in the Red Tent and welcomed Freya as “woman becoming” into the lodge. We meditated on our maiden selves and stood at the truth cairn and declared our truths and authentic selves.
After a morning of games the girls were ready for their Girl Bloom Ceremony.
The brave young girls were given a challenge to overcome, whilst finding their way to the house of the women. They were held with drumming, river songs and River’s medicine story : story of the girls ebb and flow.
For the full Girlbloom ceremony : https://talesfromtheeartheart.com/ceremonies/
Each girl was blessed with water by Rachael, Emma and Jenny and embraced by their mothers.
After her own challange , Freya was honoured by the women and girls as a bleeding woman (woman becoming). It was so important that the younger girls witnessed this celebration and honouring. We painted her in henna and sang from our souls.
As always, we finished our ceremony with a delicious chocolate cake made by Jenny!
That evening we turned the Red tent into a temple of light, we gathered for a women’s wisdom story and made girl-women bundles.
How to make a Bundle – https://talesfromtheeartheart.com/ceremonies/
The Camp ended with a beautiful gratitude sharing and honouring of the girls and their mothers.
What a beautiful camp, it was immensely powerful and we are sure the mothers, daughters, and core group will be processing it for months to come.
Feedback from some of the mothers:
“What peacefulness, gentleness, acceptance and love from beautiful women and beautiful land. Having my daughter held, seen and initiated by other women was so special. The blend of ceremony, space, fire, song, nourishing food, crafts, circle and rest was so cleverly woven and sensitively birthed. The girls ceremonies and activities were prefect and beautiful”
“I loved the red tent yurt! Beautiful space. I felt held by this beautiful land and the weather held us too. Wonderful to have a variety of women holding space. I loved Emma’s stories, being in a circle of women, meeting new women/mothers. Seeing my daughter immersed in this environment. Seeing her being held, heard, seen, witnessed, honoured as herself. Being held, even in our shadow moments, that is true holding. Wonderful that this is being organised and held by English/Welsh women on UK soil!”
“I enjoyed the sacred space of the lodge, the stories, songs, ceremonies….the company of other women and the girls”