Coming of Age Circles for Girls
This is an offer to all girls aged between 10 and 12 (nonbinary people welcome).
Karin Lucia Gisler is offering Coming of Age Circles for Girls in Mullumbimby / NSW.
These circles are inspired by the ‘Journey of Young Women’ (JOYW) international mentor training with Katherine Krueger.
JOYW prepares women to become mentors for girls and to facilitate girl circles. It offers an abundance of material, ideas and inspiration for a holistic coming of age education.
Our vision is to prepare girls to become confident and informed young women/adults. We share age appropriate information about our cycles, guide them to listen to their inner wisdom and, support them to courageously express their needs and boundaries. We celebrate and honour the importance of sisterhood!
Please note that the circles are “girls business only”.
This means that the girls will be in circles without their parents, supported and safely held by their mentors.
To include the parents in this journey, we offer three separate evening circles: two just for the mums and one just for the dads. During these circles we will discuss different topics relating to coming of age without the daughters being present.
Usually we meet with the girls over 6 Sundays:
1st Sun: Sisterhood – This first circle is all about getting to know each other. We explore what we need to feel safe and comfortable in a group setting, where we invite everyone to fully be themselves. All feelings are welcome and okay, but not all actions are. Our aim is to understand that we own our feelings and learn how to express our needs and boundaries in an assertive way.
2nd Sun: Intuition / Inner Wisdom – Intuition is like a little wise woman sitting within us and guiding us on our journey through life. How can we hear her? How can we access her?
We listen to an ancient story about our inner wisdom (Vasalisa the Wise) and the craft activity of this day is related to this story.
3rd Sun: Cycles – Let's talk about the wisdom of the cycles:
the cycle of our life and the importance of each rite of passage. We look at the moon cycle, the menstrual cycle and talk about the benefits of honouring the different phases of those cycles with conscious presence (age appropriate). We also talk about signs of Puberty and bring awareness to the huge hormonal changes and transformation every rite of passage brings with it.
4th Sun: Body Image – Learn the correct names of our female body parts with a visual presentation. We talk about body image and positive self talk. We are all born perfectly amazing with unique gifts. Let’s celebrate our Authentic Self!
5th Sun: Menstruation – This day is all about our Menstrual Cycle and Menstrual Well-being. We present a “Moon Basket”, talk about self care throughout the cycle and during our periods, about nourishment, Red Tents and the benefits of honouring our cycles…
6th Sun: Celebration – We organise and prepare an honouring ceremony for the mothers in co-creation with the girls. The mothers are joining us in this last circle for the second half of the day.
Our circles are held in a nourishing and safe environment so everyone can relax and fully dive into the journey.