Spend the day with an intimate group at cosy Easton Hall. Learn practical skills on mother-daughter communication, feeling and defending boundaries, exit strategies for bad situations, assertiveness training for handling bullies and mean girls, and practical sexual assault prevention and self-defense.
This day-long retreat is ideal for mothers and daughters aged 10-16 years old. Could it be you and your niece? Sure. You and your twin nieces? Absolutely. You, your daughter, and her best friend? You betcha. “Mother–daughter” is more about roles than genetics or genitalia. If you’re a mother figure with a daughter figure, you are most welcome!
Your instructors are Anya Manes of talkingaboutsex.com and Dara Connolly of Kurukula Women’s Empowerment.
Anya is an educator and parent coach, who has developed fresh and practical techniques to teach healthy boundaries, bystander intervention, and exit strategies. Anya curates and shares the best information available on preventing sexual abuse and assault, educating kids about porn and media messages, and helping parents align with their kids to become their best allies.
Dara is a certified black-belt instructor, author, and award-winning educator. Her confidence-building presentations help women find their voice to speak up in relationships and live confident, fearless, and safe. Dara’s presentations combine empowerment (inner-strength) with practical safety skills (outer-strength). She is an anti-bullying and assault prevention expert, author of Someone You Know, and creator of Jerky Johnny- an Amazon top 100 game.
The flow of the day is carefully crafted to include safe spaces, impactful workshops, a wholesome lunch, space and time to learn and bond with peers.
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|9:00 – 9:30 am||Check in / Meet & Greet||Dara & Anya|
|9:30 – 10:15 am||Mother-daughter Yoga||Dara|
|10:15 – 11:00 am||Mothering and Daughtering||Anya|
|11:00 – 11:15 am||Break|
|11:15 – 12:45 pm||Personal Boundaries & Mean Girls Prevention
|11:15 – 12:45 pm||Creating ongoing conversations and countering media messages
|1:00 – 2:00 pm||Lunch|
|2:15 – 3:45 pm||Boundary work: speaking up, bystander intervention, exit strategies||Anya|
|3:45 – 4:00 pm||Break|
|4:00 – 5:30 pm||Real-Life Self-Defense Training||Dara|
|5:30 – 6:00 pm||Closing Circle||Dara & Anya|
Please dress comfortably for movement. We recommend dressing in layers.
If you have a yoga mat, please bring it. (not required)
Delicious healthy and nutritious home-made lunch catered by Kitchenina
Please feel free to bring additional meal items, whether for yourself or to share.
Private all day parking available – first come first serve.
Early Bird registration and reduced rate is open until May 17, 2019.
Regular registration ends June 7, 2019.
Maximum of 20 Mothers, 30 Daughters.
** Register Now! Space is limited! **
Full refund available up to 2 weeks before the retreat. There is a 25% cancellation fee 3-14 days before the event, and a 50% cancellation fee less than 72 hours before the event.