I love how whenever you arrive, no matter how your day was, you can’t help but feel happy.

– Wildflowers Participant

WILDFLOWERS FOR GRADES 2-5

For girl-identified and gender-expansive youth in Grades 2-5

In middle childhood, attention moves from family to the greater world. They may begin to lose a secure sense of self and their unique and powerful voice. This is when having mentorship and earth connection is critically important for their healthy growth. Wildflowers circles support you and your child in the journey from young to middle childhood to provide a solid foundation for what’s to come.

Connecting with the Natural world

We play fun and meaningful games and activities that mimic natural relationships and teach how to stay in partnership with Gaia (the sentient earth).

Meeting Plant Allies

We create bonds with our plant allies through creative writing, journaling, observation and respectful harvesting for teas and herbal applications.

Creating Beauty

We make natural crafts such as baskets, herbal medicines, natural beauty products, and more…

Expressing and Using Voice

Through improv theatre exercises, a talking stick circle, and learning explicit social and emotional tools, participants enjoy playful, spontaneous, and thoughtful self-expression. Topics addressed include self-love and being our own friend first, how to identify and speak about feelings, approaches for conflict, the changing nature of body and mind, and topics brought by the youth themselves!

Learning about Emotional and Physical Changes

We discuss in fun, comfortable and age-appropriate ways, the emotional and physical changes youth are approaching or experiencing already.

Parental Support

There will be one session exclusively for caregivers to offer support on how best to show up for your child in this time.

One of the most troubling things about raising a daughter is watching her confront the climate of competition and rivalry in youth culture. Transforming this dynamic takes conscious, mindful intention, and that is what I see as the most important gift of Gaia Passages. I see Gaia Passages culture helping her to negotiate difficult relationships at school; teaching her to seek out a culture of sisterly support, instead of damaging competition.

– Monica Long, mother of Naiya

Your support will plant seeds that bloom far into the future…

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