This circle is an offering to all girls between 9 and 12 and their mothers or closest female figure.
In designing this circle, we have drawn on coming of age rites of passage traditions from around the world as well as our JOYW training with Katherine Krueger. We have been inspired by our research into the many girls’ circles springing up and a wealth of training and experience in adolescence and women’s health.
This circle aims to create a safe space for you and your daughter to explore your evolving relationship while offering her the opportunity to learn about changes in her body, prepare her for the complexities of teen culture, explore her feelings and find healthy ways to express them and tune into her authentic expression of herself.
The course runs fortnightly with an introductory session for mums, followed by 8 sessions for mothers and daughters.
Sessions will run for 2 hours and will begin with a drink, healthy snack and a catch up, move in to circle then explore the themes through a combination of games, craft, art, meditation, discussion, ritual and story telling.
Introductory session for mums:
This is an opportunity for us to meet and set our intentions as a community of women committed to the well-being of our daughters. For those of you unfamiliar with women’s circles, it will be an opportunity to experience the magic of siting in circle with your sisters. We will explore our own experiences of menarche (first blood) and adolescence and our vision for our daughters.
Meet and get to know each other. Familiarise ourselves with the space and learn about the sacred circle. Explore our own inner guidance system.
Validate all feelings, even the difficult ones. We will teach our daughters to embrace their emotions as messengers of met and unmet needs.
Our daughters will learn to assert themselves, recognising the difference between being assertive, passive and aggressive. They will explore where they are now and how they can grow
A frank and open exploration of the changes at puberty (boys and girls) and an open conversation about what does and does not feel pleasurable to our bodies.
Your daughters (and perhaps you) will learn about their fluid and cyclical nature and how to work with the ebb and flow of their monthly cycle. We will introduce the female archetypes, the moon cycle and the cycle of the seasons , exploring the way in which they work together as our guides.
An introduction about the menstrual care products available to them and the pros and cons of each. We will learn self-care rituals to support our well-being at this time.
Body Sovereignty/ Body Image
Teaching our daughters to respect, love and protect their body. We explore how the media sets unrealistic ideals and look to other sources to celebrate rather than critique our bodies.
Welcome to the sisterhood
A celebration of your daughter’s journey so far, bringing together all she has learnt and enjoying henna art, nail painting and nourishing food.
£290 for all 9 sessions, including snacks, drinks, craft materials and gifts
March 3rd, 17th and 31st
May 5th and 19th
June 2nd, 16th and 23rd
There has been a lot of interest in this course so please email Kerry and Charlotte at firstname.lastname@example.org asap to secure your places 😊