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Earth Sisters

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

For Female-Identifying Ages 17-22
Based in Santa Cruz, California

New Groups Coming in 2024

Contact Deanna to join the Waitlist!

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Program Overview

Earth Sisters is a Nature and Body-Centered Journey and Rites of Passage for female-identified folks ages 17-22 who are ready for outdoor adventures, deep connection, and sisterhood.

This is an opportunity for you to be supported and mentored in your

transition into young adulthood.

We meet 2x per month (one 2-3hr day and one 4-5hr day) with outdoor adventures, sharing circles, fire circles, yoga, dance, art, mindfulness activities, nature-connection activities, and more!

Participants can "drop-in" or sign-up for a full "session". See more under "Registration & Tuition".

Some things you may experience at Earth Sisters:

Our Heartfelt Intentions & Outcomes:

Self-Love, Self-Expression, Embodiment, Communication with Self & Others, Connection with Purpose, Emotional Resiliency, Inner-Leadership, Self-Confidence, Sisterhood & Belonging, Acceptance & Compassion, Mindfulness, Nature-Connection, Active Hope



2023 Session:

Meeting 2x per month

Every 1st Tuesday 6-8/8:30pm

& Every 3rd Sunday 12-4/4:30pm

Example Schedule:


Full Moon Circle

@ Private Westside Yoga Studio

1st Tuesday 3/07, 6-8/8:30pm

Outdoor Adventure

@ Wilder Ranch SP

3rd Sunday 3/19, 12-4/4:30pm


1-on-1 Nature-based Mentorship

75min Session with Deanna

One Session Included for "Full Session" participants!


Health & Wellness Workshop

@ Private Westside Yoga Studio

1st Tuesday 4/04, 6-8/8:30pm

Outdoor Adventure

@ Henry Cowell SP

3rd Sunday 4/16, 12-4/4:30pm


1-on-1 Nature-based Mentorship


Beach Fire Circle

@ Beach TBA

1st Tuesday 5/02, 6-8/8:30pm

Outdoor Adventure

@ Fall Creek

3rd Sunday 5/21, 12-4/4:30pm


1-on-1 Nature-based Mentorship


Beach Fire Circle

@ Beach TBA

1st Tuesday 6/06, 6-8/8:30pm

Outdoor Adventure


3rd Sunday 6/18, 12-4/4:30pm


1-on-1 Nature-based Mentorship


Your Guides


Deanna Renee Falge

Thrive Young Leaders Founder

Nature-based Life Coach, Mentor & Guide

Deanna is a passionate guide, Earth steward and dancer. She believes that our bodies and the Earth are inseparable, and that by developing a loving relationship with both of them, we can live a meaningful, connected and healthy life.


Deanna is passionate about supporting folks through transition into young adulthood by guiding them into deep and meaningful relationship with the Earth, their body, their self, and community. Through her transformational experiences in nature, she has developed a relationship with the Earth that has served as an essential anchor for navigating her life and soul's purpose. She wants everyone to have this same opportunity.

Deanna has formal education in Biological Psychology from UC Santa Barbara, and is a certified Professional Life Coach (NCC), Transformational Wilderness Guide (TWG), Ecotherapist, Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Embodiment Facilitator, Dancer, and Ecstatic Dance DJ. She has years of training and experience working with teens, young adults, and adults in outdoor education, rites of passage, vision fast ceremonies, 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, travel, play music, sing, tend fires, hike, backpack, and identify wild plants!

Guest Guides & Elders

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We are joined additional guest guides and elders throughout our journey!

Bios coming soon!




Fire Tending

Self-Care Skills

Full Moon Hikes

Wild Plant Identification

Nature-Connection Skills

Dance, Yoga & Movement

Embodiment Practices

Mindfulness Practices

Hiking & Adventures

Earth-based Ritual

Deep Friendship

Sharing Circles


Art & Music



Registration & Tuition

2023 Session Rate:


"Early Bird" Rate:


(4-months, 8 gatherings)


Regular Rate:

Sliding Scle $545–$845

(4-months, 8 gatherings)

($845 is the "pay it forward" option)

Need financial support? See below!


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

• Forest Adventures

• Fire Circles

• Therapeutic Sharing Circles

• Holistic Health & Wellness Workshops

• Yoga, Dance & Movement Workshops

• Wildcrafting & Art Supplies

• Music & Singing Circles

• Hiking & Intentional Nature Walks

• One Nature-based Mentoring Session with Deanna

(usually $135/Session, so this is a good deal)

• Optional Additional 1-on-1 Sessions

• Monthly Optional "Home-Play"

• Snacks during group gatherings

• Experienced professional guides & mentors

supporting you every step of the journey

• Life-Long Friendship

• The Journey of a Lifetime


• Transportation to/from locations

(though carpooling is possible!)

• Lunch during mid-day adventures

• Dinner during evening adventures



Payment Plans & 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!




New Groups Coming in 2024

Contact Deanna to join the Waitlist!

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

With love & gratitude,


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.

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