Maidens’ Journey (age 12-14)
July 7 - 9, 2017
This year’s Maidens’ gathering at HoneyRoot offers an opportunity for our sisters 12 to 14 years old--a 3 day journey of soulful, playful embodiment woven into the main retreat.
Maidens will have the opportunity to connect with and be supported by the larger retreat throughout their journey. As the maidens come to recognize their gifts to the world, the women will be available to bear witness and offer counsel, as well as providing encouragement for the younger sisters to move toward showing up fully in the world as their authentic selves. This is a journey into womanhood, into the body, and into our relationship with all living beings. Through this process we consciously acknowledge the natural cycles of human nature within each of us.
Facilitated by Lizzie Hart
$125 (Day Program)
$325 (Full Stay--accompanied by mother or other caregiver)
Programming options for maidens include attending the entire event (lodging and meals on-site) or participating only in the day program (lodging at home, all lunches included).
*If you are in a place of financial need, please email firstname.lastname@example.org about partial/full scholarship availability. As a part of this process, we ask that your maiden write a paragraph or two on what draws her to HoneyRoot, what she is hoping to get out of participating in this gathering. We'd love to get to know her before we even meet!
Schedule of Activities
Have extra to give? Donate to our Maidens' Scholarship Fund to help offset costs for girls in need of support. Thank you!
“Having been at HoneyRoot every year since it’s inception, I’ve been blessed to witness countless deeply moving moments of soul-expanding sisterhood and alchemical magic. But nothing prepared me for the heart-melting joy of watching my own daughter tentatively dip her toe into these waters and then dive in so completely and enthusiastically. Seeing her come home to herself, by celebrating her body, expressing her truth, letting her spirit soar, was a profound gift for both of us. She received something at HoneyRoot that was precious, priceless and will be part of the matrix of her feminine power forever more."
~Lisa Schrader, Founder of Awakening Shakti
"Honeyroot was a very relaxing and including environment, there wasn’t any drama, or negative energy, only peace and acceptance, and the fact that we all got through that without feeling those emotions is pretty amazing. The women didn’t exclude, we were all friendly, equal, and individually respected. I think that they did a good job getting us to connect, and to feel like we weren’t alone—that we had others who understood, others would support you, others who would, even if they didn’t understand, sit there and rub your shoulders and think you were amazing regardless."
"It is that holy poetry and singing we are after. We want powerful words and songs that can be heard Underwater and over land. It is the wild singing we are after, our chance to use the wild language we are learning by heart under the sea. To live this way is a cycle in itself, one meant to go on, go on, go on."
~Clarissa Pinkola Estes