Back to Her Roots Motherhood Project

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. ~ Rumi

Join a community of mothers who are committed to honoring and integrating the wonders of nature into their parenting and lives. Our intention is to reconnect mothers with the natural world and to support them in building an ecological identity which speaks to both the practical and mystical aspects of motherhood. Join us in building your confidence in nature, strengthening your relationship with your children through the discovery of the natural world, and in finding a sense of belonging that honors your authentic self.

As it is our purpose to build an intentional community through this project, we ask that participants commit to the entire program. We will meet for ten sessions over the Spring and Summer, 2018, working with the rhythms of nature to: Reconnect with the land – Restore our energy through nature – Hone our intuition and personal gifts – Create art, work with our hands – Explore ritual and ceremony – Reflect on our vital role as mothers.

We will also partake in meaningful projects throughout the course including drum-making, building nest boxes, sustainable farming, native plant foraging, storytelling in the oral tradition, primitive fire skills, and more. Our curriculum is both focused and emergent, allowing for the opportunity to explore each other’s interests and curiosities as we deepen in our work together.

We strive to provide a program that best supports mothers. If you are in need of childcare, we are happy to recommend resources. Babes in arms (children ages 0-6 months) are always welcome.

Facilitators:
~ Alli Kinnear, MA, Parenting and Empowerment Coach
~ Megan Pyle, MA, Child Development Specialist
~ Sarah Schumacher, MS, Nature Mentor

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Dates:

We meet Fridays 7-9pm, and Saturdays 9:30am-12pm:

March, 24th and 30th
April: 20th and 28th
May: 12th and 18th (6-9pm)
June: 2nd and 15th
July: 28th
August: 11th (9:30am-4:30pm)

Location:

We will meet at various locations throughout King County, including The Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Maple Valley; The Cedar River Watershed, North Bend; The Mason Jar Farm, Enumclaw; Lake Sawyer Regional Park, Black Diamond; Squak Mountain, Issaquah; and Sacred Groves, Bainbridge Island.

Program Cost:

The total cost for the Back to Her Roots Motherhood Project is $546.00; paid in full, or two installments of $273.00. Sliding scale is available on a limited basis.

Registration:

Our circle size is limited to 10 participants, after which we will open registration for our wait list. For information or additional questions, please contact Sarah Schumacher.