Life at Nature's Pace



Life At Nature's Pace

                                                             

Girls' Circles

Artwork by: K. Lister Wade

Navigating puberty, adolescence, and young adulthood comes with many challenges, both for young girls and their parents. At times both can feel misunderstood and disengaged, but it doesn't have to be that way. What if our young girls could step into womanhood with joy, intentionality and strength? Imagine if they understood the perceptiveness, assertiveness, strength, integrity and wisdom of their bodies. What if our young girls felt empowered to take charge of their own well-being? What if our young girls thrived on this journey, feeling loved, supported, understood and happy?
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It is with great excitement that I am happy to offer an exciting program here at Life at Nature's Pace...Girls' Circles. These circles will provide a safe, comfortable space for young girls to explore and embrace their journey from childhood to young womanhood. Together, with other girls and mentors, girls will learn about themselves and their changing bodies, and empower themselves as they move forward on their journey.
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Craft and create. Share and support. Learn and grow. Love and empower. Our circles will be a solid foundation from which young girls can move forward with confidence into young womanhood. .
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Circle of Blossoms - Fall Session 
When: Saturdays, bi-weekly beginning September 22, 2018
Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Cost: $250.00 (includes HST) (includes Circle of Friends, Circle of Mothers, supplies, and snacks)
Ages: 5 to 6
Where: Our homestead 
Facilitator: Kim Corrigan
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Circle of Blossoms will be an easy, gentle introduction to circling with simple discussions about the importance of our feelings and how to share them, being a good friend, and more.
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When the Circle of Blossoms gathers, they will create, share and grow. During circles, young girls will take part in beautiful Waldorf handwork crafts such as hand sewing, wet felting, embroidery, knitting and weaving. Blossoms will be introduced to relaxation and meditation and learn about healthy, loving communication with family and friends. They will soak up the goodness of loving and celebrating themselves as they work together on a community service project. The girls will also be introduced to keeping a journal, so that they connect deeply to their hearts and integrate their experiences, allowing the magical light within them to shine bright.
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Dates for Circle of Blossoms
Saturday September 22, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Saturday October 6, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Saturday October 20, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Saturday November 3, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Saturday November 17 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Saturday December 1, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm (this circle will include a mother or female mentor/daughter potluck gathering)
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Circle of Mothers
Running alongside Circle of Blossoms is Circle of Mothers. Circle of Mothers will offer mothers, of the girls registered in Circle of Blossoms, space to care for themselves, and to support their daughters. Together we will explore our own journeys, healing ourselves and exploring the tools to help guide and support our daughters on their journey.
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Date for Circle of Mothers
Monday October 1, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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To register for Circle of Blossoms contact Kim at [email protected]
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Circle of Blossoms requires a minimum of six girls and is limited to ten girls.
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Circle of Friends - Fall Session (***for returning girls)
When: Saturdays, bi-weekly beginning September 22, 2018
Time: 9:30am to 12pm
Cost: $300.00 (includes HST) (includes Circle of Friends, Circle of Mothers, Gathering of Fathers, supplies, and snacks) 
Ages: 8 to 10
Where: Our homestead 
Facilitator: Kim Corrigan 
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Circle of Friends is fun, lively and social. We will gather as a new circle and become a circle of friends. We will enjoy games, crafts, stories, meditation, sharing circles, and creative expression. We will learn how to be a good friend, and we will explore authentic expression and emotional self care. Girls will learn that all of their feelings are okay, and will learn how to express those feelings in a productive manner. We will begin talking about the changes of puberty and touch on menstruation. 
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These circles will cultivate self-esteem, self-confidence, and what girls at this age are particularly looking for: a feeling of being heard, understood, loved and held, by a circle of friends and their own families.
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Dates for Circle of Friends
Saturday September 22, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday October 6, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday October 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday November 3, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday November 17 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday December 1, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm (this circle will include a mother or female mentor/daughter potluck gathering)
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Circle of Mothers
Running alongside Circle of Friends is Circle of Mothers. Circle of Mothers will offer mothers, of the girls registered in Circle of Friends, space to care for themselves, and to support their daughters. Together we will explore our own journeys, healing ourselves and exploring the tools to help guide and support our daughters through puberty and adolescence. 
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Date for Circle of Mothers
Monday September 17, 2018 - 6:30 to 8:30pm
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Gathering of Fathers
As young girls transition from childhood to womanhood, many fathers find themselves a little unclear on how best to support their daughter through these changes. The truth is fathers play an important role in this time of transition, helping to raise a daughter who is strong, confident, self reliant and resilient. Gathering of Fathers will help support you in your role as "dad" and provide concrete ways for you to support your daughter as she transitions to young womanhood. 
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Date for Gathering of Fathers
Monday November 19, 2018 - 6:30 to 8:30pm
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To register for Circle of Friends contact Kim at [email protected]
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Circle of Friends requires a minimum of six girls and is limited to eight girls.
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Circle of Friends - Fall Session (***for new girls)
When: Saturdays, bi-weekly beginning September 15, 2018
Time: 9:30am to 12pm
Cost: $300.00 (includes HST) (includes Circle of Friends, Circle of Mothers, Gathering of Fathers, supplies, and snacks) 
Ages: 7 to 9
Where: Our homestead 
Facilitator: Kim Corrigan and Gabrielle Chackal
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Circle of Friends is fun, lively and social. We will gather as a new circle and become a circle of friends. We will enjoy games, crafts, stories, meditation, sharing circles, and creative expression. We will learn how to be a good friend, and we will explore authentic expression and emotional self care. Girls will learn that all of their feelings are okay, and will learn how to express those feelings in a productive manner. We will begin talking about the changes of puberty and touch on menstruation. 
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These circles will cultivate self-esteem, self-confidence, and what girls at this age are particularly looking for: a feeling of being heard, understood, loved and held, by a circle of friends and their own families.
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Dates for Circle of Friends
Saturday September 15, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday September 29, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday October 13, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday October 27, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday November 10 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday November 24, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm (this circle will include a mother or female mentor/daughter potluck gathering)
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Circle of Mothers
Running alongside Circle of Friends is Circle of Mothers. Circle of Mothers will offer mothers, of the girls registered in Circle of Friends, space to care for themselves, and to support their daughters. Together we will explore our own journeys, healing ourselves and exploring the tools to help guide and support our daughters through puberty and adolescence. 
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Date for Circle of Mothers
Monday September 10, 2018 - 6:30 to 8:30pm
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Gathering of Fathers
As young girls transition from childhood to womanhood, many fathers find themselves a little unclear on how best to support their daughter through these changes. The truth is fathers play an important role in this time of transition, helping to raise a daughter who is strong, confident, self reliant and resilient. Gathering of Fathers will help support you in your role as "dad" and provide concrete ways for you to support your daughter as she transitions to young womanhood. 
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Date for Gathering of Fathers
Monday November 19, 2018 - 6:30 to 8:30pm
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To register for Circle of Friends contact Kim at [email protected]
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Circle of Friends requires a minimum of six girls and is limited to ten girls.
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Circle of Sisters - Fall Session 
When: Saturdays, bi-weekly beginning September 15, 2018
Time: 12:30pm to 3pm
Cost: $300.00 (includes HST) (includes Circle of Friends, Circle of Mothers, Gathering of Fathers, supplies, and snacks) 
Ages: 10 to 12
Where: Our homestead 
Facilitator: Kim Corrigan and Gabrielle Chackal
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Circle of Sisters is fun, lively and social. We will gather as a new circle and begin to create a sisterhood. We will enjoy games, crafts, stories, meditation, sharing circles, and creative expression. We will learn how to be a good friend, and we will explore authentic expression and emotional self care. Girls will learn that all of their feelings are okay, and will learn how to express those feelings in a productive manner. We will discuss puberty, menstruation, sexuality, boundaries and consent. 
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These circles will cultivate self-esteem, self-confidence, and what girls at this age are particularly looking for: a feeling of being heard, understood, loved and held, by a circle of sisters and their own families.
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Dates for Circle of Sisters
Saturday September 15, 2018 - 12:30pm to 3pm
Saturday September 29, 2018 - 12:30pm to 3pm
Saturday October 13, 2018 - 12:30pm to 3pm
Saturday October 27, 2018 - 12:30pm to 3pm
Saturday November 10 - 12:30pm to 3pm
Saturday November 24, 2018 - 12:30pm to 3pm (this circle will include a mother or female mentor/daughter potluck gathering)
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Circle of Mothers
Running alongside Circle of Sisters is Circle of Mothers. Circle of Mothers will offer mothers, of the girls registered in Circle of Sisters, space to care for themselves, and to support their daughters. Together we will explore our own journeys, healing ourselves and exploring the tools to help guide and support our daughters through puberty and adolescence. 
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Date for Circle of Mothers
Monday September 24, 2018 - 6:30 to 8:30pm
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Gathering of Fathers
As young girls transition from childhood to womanhood, many fathers find themselves a little unclear on how best to support their daughter through these changes. The truth is fathers play an important role in this time of transition, helping to raise a daughter who is strong, confident, self reliant and resilient. Gathering of Fathers will help support you in your role as "dad" and provide concrete ways for you to support your daughter as she transitions to young womanhood. 
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Date for Gathering of Fathers
Monday November 19, 2018 - 6:30 to 8:30pm
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To register for Circle of Sisters contact Kim at [email protected]
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Circle of Friends requires a minimum of six girls and is limited to ten girls.
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