Classes + Retreats

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Classes:

Before Body Basics            4th grade girls

Preparing for how bodies can change during puberty while learning about thoughts and feelings.

Before Body Basics introduces girls to how their bodies may be changing as they prepare to go through puberty. With the range of thoughts and feelings that evolve with puberty this class also helps girls learn how to differentiate between the two and how they can affect how girls see and treat their bodies. Girls will acknowledge their places of support and guidance in preparation for puberty, building confidence and trust.

Topics Discussed Include

  • What is puberty? What is adolescence?
  • Feeling normal as bodies change
  • Differences between thoughts and feelings
  • Body changes-what to expect
  • Respecting all body types

Activities Include

  • Creating group agreements
  • Positive adolescence brainstorm
  • Time Together at home: Conversations and activities connecting mother and daughter, supporting a positive foundation for her journey through puberty.

Location: The Clubhouse – Ashland, Oregon
Class Size: 6-18 girls
Session Structure: 5 classes, 1 1/4 hours each, twice a week 
Includes a 2-hour Parent Education Meeting
Cost: $250

Note: Mother attends first class with girl.

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Body Basics            5th grade girls

Creating positive impressions of changing bodies.

Body Basics provides the information and support girls need to understand the physical and emotional changes associated with puberty. In a fun, supportive, and open environment, girls connect with each other while sharing their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This type of honest sharing normalizes puberty so girls know that they are not alone.

Topics Discussed Include

  • Changes in body shape and size (weight/height/breast development)
  • Boys in puberty
  • Hormones and brain changes
  • Ovulation and menstruation

Activities Include

  • Learning about the reproductive system
  • Familiarization with menstrual products – meeting Patty Pad and Tammy Tampon
  • Time Together at home: Mothers and daughters talk about the changes associated with puberty using a series of questions and conversation prompts.

Location: The Clubhouse – Ashland, Oregon
Class Size: 8-10 girls
Session Structure: 6 classes, 1½ hours each, once or twice/week on rotating days
Includes a 2-hour Parent Education Meeting
Cost: $275

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Body Care Basics            6th grade girls

Cultivating body awareness and confidence through healthy care and positive attitudes.

Body Care Basics brings awareness to the importance and value of healthy physical body care and how self-esteem affects how girls feel about their bodies. Girls examine the ways media and society present messages that can challenge their body confidence and learn skills and techniques to boost and protect their own body confidence and self-image.

Topics Discussed Include

  • Basic body care
  • Body confidence smashers and builders
  • What about makeup?
  • Self-esteem boosters

Activities Include

  • The Self-Esteem Stairway
  • Body Confidence Meter
  • Creating Body Intentions
  • The Great and Hard Things About Being a 6th Grade Girl
  • Time Together at home: Mothers and daughters discuss and share body topics such as makeup and body care routines.

Location: The Clubhouse – Ashland, Oregon
Class Size: 10-12 girls
Session Structure: 6 classes, 1½ hours each, once or twice/week on rotating days
Includes a 2-hour Parent Education Meeting
Cost: $275

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Beyond Body Care Basics            7th grade girls

Connecting the power of thoughts and feelings to body attitudes and behaviors through awareness and positive action from within.

Beyond Body Care Basics explores the direct connection between thoughts and feelings affecting body attitudes and behaviors. Girls will learn to examine the powerful influences of their outer and inner worlds and how they affect self-esteem and they way they treat their bodies. Rather than just accept internal and external body projections girls will learn how to evaluate thoughts and feelings presented to them and how to “shop” for the healthiest balance without compromise.

Topics Discussed Include

  • Self-esteem check-in
  • Life topics: school, family, friends and self
  • Standing up to yourself
  • Don’t believe everything you think

Activities Include

  • Shopping your thoughts
  • Looking in the mirror with care
  • Thoughts and Feelings Maps
  • The great and hard things about being a 7th grader
  • Stand up, show up: What changes do you want for the world?

Location: The Clubhouse – Ashland, Oregon
Class size: 10-12 girls
Session Structure: 6 classes, 1½ hours each once or twice/week on rotating days
Includes a 2-hour Parent Education Meeting
Cost: $275

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Beyond Body Basics            8th grade girls

Establishing healthy perspectives around sex and sexuality through awareness and knowledge.

Beyond Body Basics provides students with accurate and empowering information about sex and sexuality so that they can make healthy and safe choices as sexual beings. These classes provide students with a safe and comfortable place to talk openly and ask questions about gender and sexuality while learning about sexual health, birth control, and how to establish personal boundaries around intimacy.

Topics Discussed Include

  • Gender identity and sexual orientation, sexual intercourse
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Protection and birth control
  • Relationships and love
  • Social pressures around sexual activity

Activities Include

  • Gender role mapping
  • Communicating Consent
  • Contraceptive Tool Box
  • Anonymous questions box

Location: The Clubhouse – Ashland, Oregon
Class Size: 10-12 girls
Session Structure: 5 classes, 1½ hours each on rotating days
Includes: 2-hour Parent Education Meeting
Cost: $250

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Retreats:

A Day Just For You!                4th Grade Girls  & Mamas

Come spend a day with other mothers and daughters away from all that life asks of you. Retreat into each other for a day full of fun, crafts and sweet moments that will highlight how precious your mother-daughter relationship truly is. Join us for a day of delights!

Location: Buckhorn Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon
Retreat Length: One full day, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dates: A Saturday in April, TBA
Cost: $150 per mother-daughter pair

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Body-Basics-dividerConnecting with Your Daughter         5th Grade Girls  & Mamas

Embracing and celebrating the mother-daughter relationship. (Girls approx. ages 10-12)

Three precious days to share, create, reflect, and connect with other women and their daughters in a beautiful and historic setting. Mothers and daughters enjoy the simple pleasure of each other’s company through art projects, sweet little rituals, yoga, and time in nature.

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Location: Buckhorn Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon
Retreat Length: 3 days
Retreat Includes: Includes two night’s lodging and all meals, all materials, and supplies

Dates: July 13-15, 2018
Cost: $890 per mother and daughter pair
More information>>

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