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Monday, March 16, 2015

Repeat of our popular workshop at Kripalu: Mothers, Daughters and the Heroic Journey

Mothers of nine- to twelve-year old daughters, I will be co-leading a program for you and your daughter that I think you will love.  Meg Agnew, Cindy Parrish and I are delighted to again be offering our fun, lively, and meaningful workshop for mothers and daughters to take time together to bond and grow at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.IMG_1173
In co-leading the program the last two summers, I was moved and inspired by the joy that mothers and daughters experienced together and the support and insight that mothers offered one another in our mothers-only discussion times.  You can see the joy in these photos from previous workshops, and it warms my heart to anticipate shaIMG_1152ring this experience again this coming summer.  Kripalu is a beautiful setting, with delicious food, excellent yoga classes, a panoramic view of the valley, and a private beach.
I hope to see you there!

Kripalu lake view
Here's the information from the Kripalu catalog:
June 5–7, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Mothers, Daughters, and the Heroic Journey

Meg Agnew, Cindy L. Parrish, and SuEllen Hamkins
For mothers and their daughters ages 9–12.
Mothers, you can be a vital part of your daughter’s coming-of-age journey. The creators of this weekend invite you and your daughter to come deepen your connection with each other and gain resources to foster closeness in the years ahead.
Using theater games, visual arts, writing, and sharing, we will
  • Explore what it means to thrive as an adolescent girl, by looking back at who you were at that time
  • Get to know ourselves better through the questions, Who am I right now? and what is nurturing this vision of myself?
  • Experience the power of invoking ancestral support
  • Join in a mothers-only discussion group while your daughters explore who they might become in playful and meaningful ways.
Note Bring a small object that represents something you love and value, and a picture or item that represents a female ancestor—whether you are related to her or not—who you admire and would like to invoke.
Our policy prohibits children from swimming in the lake while programs are in session. Kids may swim when accompanied by a parent or guardian outside of program time. Thank you for your understanding.
Children in this program must be accompanied by a parent or adult who is registered for this program.
Online registration is not available for this program. Please call Registration at 866.200.5203 to register.