Classes + Retreats

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Classes:

Before Body Basics            4th grade girls

Preparing for how bodies can change during puberty while learning how thoughts and feelings contribute to body care behavior.

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

  • Talking Heart Circle
  • Positive Adolescence Maps
  • Time Together at home: Conversations connecting mother and daughter to create a positive foundation for her journey through puberty.

Location: The Clubhouse – Ashland, Oregon
Class Size: 8-10 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
  • Ovulation
  • Menstruation

Activities Include

  • Beauty Through the Ages – a photo journey
  • 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 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 confidence and self-image.

Topics Discussed Include

  • Genes + hormones = body types
  • Body confidence smashers and builders
  • Ovulation and menstruation review
  • Skin care
  • 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, body care routines, and intuition. 

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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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
  • The power of friends and frenemies
  • Standing up to yourself
  • Don’t believe everything you think
  • The great and hard things about being a 7th grade girl

Activities Include

  • Self-Esteem Meter
  • Shopping Your Thoughts
  • Looking in the Mirror with Care
  • Thoughts and Feelings Maps
  • Power Journaling

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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Beyond Body Basics            8th grade girls

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

Beyond Body Basics provides girls with accurate and empowering information about sex and sexuality so that they can make healthy and safe choices as sexual beings. These classes provide pre-teens/teens 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. The Beyond Body Basics Parent-Teen Village in Fall focuses on trust, privacy, peers, communication, and boundaries.

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: 8-10 girls
Session Structure: 4 classes, 1½ hours each on rotating days
Includes: 2-hour Parent Education Meeting and a 2-hour Beyond Body Basics Parent-Teen Village in Fall (see description below).
Cost: $225

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Beyond Body Basics Parent-Teen Village               Fall Session Only!

Open and honest conversations about trust, privacy, communication, expectations, and boundaries during the high school years.

Beyond Body Basics Parent-Teen Village is a session for 9th grade girls and their parents to support the transition to high school. Trust, communication, and boundaries are typically topics that parents and teens wrestle within teens’ academic and social worlds. During this parent-teen session we will discuss these topics collectively and within small groups to better understand their meaning and impact on the parent-teen relationship.

Topics Discussed Include

  • Perspective: A look at the history of Teeners, Teensters and Teenagers
  • Feeling seen and heard
  • Breaking out of the classic parent/teen dynamic
  • Teen pressures and stressors

 Activities Include

  • What’s True for You Graffiti
  • Parent and Teen Fish Bowls
  • Values Walk

Date: 6:45pm-8:45 pm Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Location: Hidden Springs – Skylight Room
Session Structure: One, 2-hour session
Cost: Free to parents and teens who did Beyond Body Basics or $35 per parent-teen pair

To register, please email: karen@bodybasicsandbeyond.com

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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 us. 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: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Cost: $100 per mother-daughter pair

For more information or to register, email: karen@bodybasicsandbeyond.com

 


Connecting with Your Daughter

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
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Into the Heart

Deepening the mother-daughter connection (For girls going into high school and their mothers)

Journey together into the heart of your relationship during this 3-day retreat under the protective canopy of ancient oaks at Buckhorn Springs Retreat Center. Explore who you are as individuals and deepen how you relate to one another. From beautiful art projects to meaningful rituals, each day will be filled with moments of simple beauty and opportunities to grow together in the moment while creating memories to last a lifetime.

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: August 17-19 2018
Cost: $890 per mother and daughter pair

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