1) The oldest bonsai tree in the United States (cultivated in 1863) is located in the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt.

2) There are over 80 parks in Oakland, including the Redwood Regional Park with 1,830 acres of wilderness with hike trails, parks, and bicycle paths.

3) Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in the USA. There are over 125 languages and dialects spoken within the city limits with almost every ethnic group represented!

4) Gaia Passages is offering two fall programs for your kiddos in Oakland! One Rite of Passage program starting on November 13 and a Wildflower Circle starting on October 6.

Learn more about Oakland at the Visit Oakland website!

The fall represents a time of change and as the sun sets on summer with the Autumn Equinox on the horizon, the weather and the color of the leaves won’t be the only things that are evolving. And Gaia Passages is here to support you and your child and provide a solid foundation for what’s to come.

We’d love to have your kiddos join us this autumn! We have a Wildflower Circle kicking off in October and a Rite of Passage program starting on November 13, both in Joaquin Miller Park. As always, payment plans are also available. And be sure to check out the FAQ section of the website to learn more about our Health and Safety COVID-19 protocols, our tuition tiers, and programming.

Our fall Oakland Wildflower Circle runs from October 6, 2021, to May 11, 2022. Our Wildflower Circles groups offer parental support with one session exclusively for caregivers to give support on how to best show up your child in this time.

Our fall Oakland Rite of Passage runs from November 13, 2021, to May 14, 2022. Our Rite of Passage groups for 2021-2022 will have 12 participants and 2 guides and will feature 10 after-school meetings (3 hrs), 5 weekend day gatherings (4-6 hrs), 2 overnight campouts (Fri-Sun).

Learn more and register here: Gaia Passages Fall Registration



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