Life at Nature's Pace



Life At Nature's Pace

                                                             

Boys' Gatherings

Many challenges face our boys and they need us, now more than ever.


These days, most boys grow up disconnected from themselves, from each other, from their families and from the earth. Society's image of what it means to be a man teaches boys to be macho and to push down their feelings; it tells them they need to be the best and that mistakes aren’t tolerated. It is an image that is impossible to live up to and sadly our boys are trying unsuccessfully. It is time to change the message and adjust the conditioning boys receive about what it means to be a man. 

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Boys' Gatherings provide a safe space for young boys to develop meaningful, positive relationships with each other. Gatherings allow boys to experience living fully in their bodies, connecting to themselves, each other and the earth. In collaboration on projects, they learn to communicate their ideas effectively and work as a team. They learn what it means to be a good friend and how to connect to their own feelings as well as each other's. As our boys begin the transition to young manhood, they will feel supported, engaged and safe.

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Boys' Gatherings offer a glimpse of what it should mean to be a young man in the world today: joy, perception, confidence, resilience and connection. Let's raise young men who are positively engaged in life and embody their full potential.

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Wild and Free
When: Sunday September 23, October 21 and November 18
Time: 10am to 12pm
Cost: $35.00 (includes HST) per session
Ages: 6 to 8
Where: Our homestead 
Facilitator: Kim Corrigan 
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These sessions encourage young boys to be Wild and Free. Together we wander the woods tracking animals, identifying plants, climbing trees and more. We play games, living fully in our bodies and also take time to sit quietly, observe nature and our own stillness.  We will begin to gather in circle to discuss being a good friend, our feelings and how to express them, boundaries and consent and more. Wild and Free will be fun and exciting, offering young boys a chance to connect to themselves, each other and the earth, while engaging them in teamwork, outdoor skills, and a reverence for the natural world.

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***Register for one, two or all three sessions. 

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To register for Wild and Free contact Kim at kim@lifeatnaturespace.ca
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Wild and Free requires a minimum of six boys and is limited to eight boys.
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Rooted and Growing 
When: Sunday's, bi-weekly beginning September 9, 2018 
Time: 1pm to 3:30pm
Cost: $300.00 (includes HST) (includes Rooted and Growing, Parent Gathering, supplies, and snacks)
Ages: 9 to 11
Where: Our homestead 
Facilitator: Kim Corrigan
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In Rooted and Growing, pre-adolescent boys move toward developing a deeper connection to the earth, while deepening meaningful bonds with each other. We wander the woods tracking animals, identifying plants, climbing trees and more. We play games, living fully in our bodies and also take time to sit quietly, observe nature and our own stillness. We will gather in circle to discuss being a good friend, boundaries and consent, feelings and how to express them, puberty and sexuality, and more. Rooted and Growing offers young boys the time and space to be themselves, while discovering new skills, developing new friendships, and stepping into young manhood confident in who they are.

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Dates for Rooted and Growing
Sunday September 9, 2018 - 1pm  to 3:30pm
Sunday September 23, 2018 - 1pm  to 3:30pm
Sunday October 21, 2018 - 1pm  to 3:30pm
Sunday November 4, 2018 - 1pm  to 3:30pm
Sunday November 18, 2018 - 1pm  to 3:30pm
Sunday December 2, 2018 - 1pm  to 3:30pm (this gathering will include a father or male mentor/son potluck gathering) 
***Please note there is no gathering on Sunday October 7, 2018
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Gathering of Parents
Running alongside Rooted and Growing is Gathering of Parents. Gathering of Parents will offer parents, of the boys registered in Rooted and Growing, space to care for themselves, and to support their son. Together we will begin to explore our own journeys, healing ourselves and exploring the tools to help guide and support our sons through puberty and adolescence. 
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Date for Gathering of Parents
Monday October 22, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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To register for Rooted and Growing contact Kim at kim@lifeatnaturespace.ca
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Rooted and Growing  requires a minimum of six boys and is limited to eight boys.