Creating Sacred Spaces: Women’s Community and Rites of Passage

December 7 – December 9, 2018 at The Rowe Center in Rowe, MA

If you’re a woman of any age who wants to celebrate your journey through womanhood, or a woman who wants to empower girls as they move from girlhood into womanhood, join Lorene and discover how!

Art DisplayInitiating girls into womanhood requires a community of initiated women to do it, but if you’re like most women you didn’t receive the gift of these ceremonies when you experienced your own transitions. Lorene is a national lecturer and workshop leader on girls’ coming of age ceremonies and rites of passage, and in this workshop you’ll explore these rites with her: What are they? Why do we need them? How can you create meaningful ceremonies? You’ll also discuss girls’ physical, emotional, and cognitive changes as they enter puberty and what they need from you as an adult woman, as well as how to (and how not to) celebrate a girl’s first menstruation — and how to honor your own retroactively. You’ll explore a road map for life transitions, learn what you need to know about celebrating them, and claim your Wise Woman by putting your learning into action through honoring your own passages.

For 18 years, Lorene Wapotich has helped hundreds of young women develop stronger relationships with nature, their authentic selves, and a community of female mentors and role models. In this dynamic, experiential weekend, you’ll join Lorene and other concerned women – mothers, grandmothers, teachers and friends – to weave anew meaningful initiation ceremonies to empower young women. The result will be practical experience and tools you can use to fit the needs of your own group or community.

To register visit: The Rowe Center

Contact us to inquire about scheduling this training in your area


Celebrating Girls’ Coming of Age – A 5 Week Training for Women

Sunday afternoons 1 – 4pm
Coming in Spring 2019. Please check back in January for dates.

AltarFor mothers, stepmothers, aunts, grandmothers, and other women who want support and empower girls as they move from girlhood to womanhood and mark their transition with meaningful ceremony. Topics covered include:

Changes ahead! The low down on girls’ physical, emotional, and cognitive changes as they enter puberty, including resources for how to talk with girls about these changes.

Rites of Passage: What it is, why we need it – especially during adolescence – how to do it, and how rites of passage can create community support for adolescents and their families.

Moontime: The ins and outs of how to (and how not to) celebrate a girl’s first menstruation.

The Wheel of Life: Cycles of change and what women (and men) need to know about marking transitions throughout life.

Claiming the Wise Woman: Wrapping the medicine bundle – final steps for preparing women to guide girls’ entry into womanhood.

Cost: $250-400 (sliding scale)
Payment plans and work trade are available.
Class session are held in Boulder, CO

We are looking for someone who would like to host the classes in trade for attending the program. Please contact us if you are interested.

To register click here or contact us for more information.