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Earth Sisters 2022

A Nature & Dance-based Journey of
Self-Discovery, Purpose, Sisterhood
& Rites of Passage into Young Adulthood

for Young Women Ages 17-20
in Santa Cruz, Ca

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Program Overview

Earth Sisters is a Nature and Dance-based Journey and Rites of Passage for young women ages 17-20 who are ready for outdoor adventures, deep connection, and sisterhood.

This is an opportunity for young women to be supported and mentored in their transition from adolescence to young adulthood.

Earth Sisters Intentions & Outcomes:

 

• Full Self-Expression

• Embodiment

• Communication with Self & Others

• Connection with Life Purpose

• Emotional Resiliency

• Inner-Leadership

• Self-Confidence

• Sisterhood & Belonging

• Nature-Connection

• Active Hope

Starting in September 2022, we will meet 2x per month with day-long outdoor adventures, dances, sharing circles, fire circles, and full moon hikes. In the Spring, we will have a Campout which will includes an optional Rites of Passage Ceremony.​

Some things you will experience at Earth Sisters:

Join our Next Full Moon

Bonfire & Info Gathering!

Tuesday August 16th &

Sunday September 11th

7-8:30pm @ Seabright Beach

Contact Deanna

for more Info!

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Itinerary:

Fall/Winter Session:

September–December 2022

Meeting 2x per month (see dates below)

Spring/Summer Session:

Dates TBD
 

September:

Opening New Moon Forest Adventure

@ Wilder Ranch State Park

Sunday 9/25, 12-4pm

Beach Fire Circle

@ Seabright Beach

Wednesday 9/28, 6-8:30pm

Optional:

1-on-1 Nature-based Mentorship & Coaching

75min Session with Deanna

Two Sessions Included for all Earth Sisters!

October:

Full Moon Dance

@ Private Dance Studio

Wednesday 10/12, 6-8:30pm

Forest Adventure

@ Fall Creek

Sunday 10/30, 12-4pm

Optional:

1-on-1 Nature-based Mentorship & Coaching

November:

Full Moon Beach Fire Circle

@ Seabright

Wednesday 11/09, 6-8:30pm

Forest Adventure

@ Land of the Medicine Buddha

Sunday 11/27, 12-4pm

Optional:

1-on-1 Nature-based Mentorship & Coaching

December:

Full Moon Night Hike

@ Moore Creek Preserve

Wednesday 12/07, 5-8pm

Closing Forest Adventure & Celebration

@ Wilder Ranch State Park

Sunday 12/11, 12-4pm

Optional:

1-on-1 Nature-based Mentorship & Coaching

Fall/Winter Itinerary Details:

We begin Earth Sisters with a New Moon Forest Adventure at our favorite State Park, Wilder Ranch! This will be a day-long immersive journey in nature. For the next three months, we will meet twice per month for beach fire circles, dance, a full moon hike, and forest adventures! Each Earth Sister may receive optional 1-on-1 Nature-based Mentorship and Coaching Sessions from Deanna, two of which are included in the Earth Sisters Program. You can read more about this offering by clicking HERE. Our following Spring/Summer session will include a Campout with an optional Rites of Passage for those who are ready and wanting that experience. The Rites of Passage will include a 24hr solo nature immersion as a ceremonial marking of stepping into young adulthood. You can read more about solo time and the importance of Rites of Passage by clicking HERE.

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Your Guides

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Deanna Renee Falge

Thrive Young Leaders Founder

Nature-based Mentor & Life Coach, Rites of Passage Guide, Dance Facilitator

Deanna is passionate about supporting young women through transition into young adulthood by guiding them into deep and meaningful relationship with the Earth, their body, their self, and community. She was introduced to the world of wilderness rites of passage through her first ceremony with the School of Lost Borders, during which she initiated herself into young womanhood. This journey changed her life forever, and confirmed that she wanted to offer the same opportunity to other teens and young women.

Deanna has formal education in Biological Psychology from UC Santa Barbara, and is a certified Professional Life Coach (NCC), Transformational Wilderness Guide (TWG), Ecotherapist, Embodiment Facilitator, Dancer, and Ecstatic Dance DJ. She has years of training and experience working with teens and young adults in outdoor education, rites of passage, women's empowerment, wilderness survival, community building, mindfulness, dance, and embodiment facilitation!

When she is not guiding, Deanna loves to play in the ocean, surf, dance, climb oak trees, play music, sing, tend fires, weave baskets, and identify wild plants!

Guest Guides & Elders

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We may be joined by additional guest guides and elders throughout our journey.

More information coming soon!

 
 

Community

Mentorship

Fire Tending

Ecstatic Dance

Full Moon Hikes

Wildcrafting & Art

Wild Plant Identification

Nature-Connection Skills

Optional 24hr Solo Nature Immersion

Embodiment Practices

Mindfulness Practices

Camping & Hiking

Deep Friendship

Self-Care Skills

Sharing Circles

Singing Circles

ADVENTURE!

 
 

Registration & Tuition

 

TUITION:

"Early Bird":

Sliding Scale $495–$795

(ends on 8/25)

 

Regular:

Sliding Scle $595–$795

($795 is the "pay it forward" option)

Need financial support? See below!

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

(Fall/Winter Session)

• 8 Group Gatherings (4 full day, 4 half day)

• 4 Forest Adventures

• 3 Fire Circles and/or Dances

• 1 Full Moon Hike & Celebration

• 2 Nature-based Coaching & Mentoring 1-on-1 Sessions

(usually $120/Session, so this is a good deal)

• Optional Additional 1-on-1 Sessions

• Monthly Optional "Home-Play"

• Snacks during all group gatherings

• An experienced professional guide supporting

you every step of the journey

• Potential guest guides & elder guides

• Life-Long Friendship

• The Journey of a Lifetime

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

(Fall/Winter Session)

• Transportation to/from locations

(though carpooling is possible!)

• Lunch during mid-day adventures

• Dinner during evening adventures

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:

3-month Payment Plans Available & Scholarships Available

We are offering two partial (or one full) scholarships to BIPOC folks, those from marginalized groups and/or those who want to join but do not have the funds. Scholarships require an informal phone call or written letter explaining why you want to join Earth Sisters.

We are choosing to make Earth Sisters as affordable as possible, and we do not want to turn

anyone away for lack of funds!

If money feels like a barrier, please contact Deanna and we can help

find a way to make this work for you!

 

APPLICATION & REGISTRATION:

To apply, please fill-out the Application Form HERE.

Once we receive your application, we will set-up a time to speak on the phone about next steps!

Please contact Deanna with any questions at:

deanna.falge@gmail.com

I'm so excited for this adventure with you!!!

With love & gratitude,

Deanna

A Note on Covid:

We will do our best to make the right decisions based on current conditions. This may look like frequent hand washing and testing before longer gatherings. We will check-in with each participant's needs to ensure that we all feel safe and comfortable.