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.

This Spring and Summer, 2018, we will be 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. This is transformational work rooted in the principles of ecotherapy, women’s empowerment, and parent-child mental health.

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.

For information about our next circle, to refer, or to sponsor a mother, please e-mail us at info@greenplaynw.org.

Facilitators:
~ Alli Kinnear, MA, Parenting and Empowerment Coach
~ Megan Pyle, MA, Child Development Specialist
~ Sarah Schumacher, MSc, Nature Mentor and Parent-Child Mental Health Specialist