We gather to witness, celebrate, uplift and orient girls on the threshold of their womanhood through a 4 day Rites of Passage program, the Moon Maidens, are hosted in the Cedar Bloom wilderness on the banks of the Illinois river, held in the loving container of Spirit Weavers. We believe rites of passage is essential for healthy culture and an empowered blossoming into womanhood. The ceremonial beauty of this Rites of Passage feeds both the wild soul of these young women and the Earth.
We are committed to providing a space where young women grow in connection to self, community and the Earth through this community supported, nature based rites of passage.
We believe intergenerational mentorship, sisterhood, strong intuition, awakened creativity and a deep connection with the Earth provides the taproot of strength needed to weather the tests of life and womanhood in a healthy way.
Womanhood is beautiful, powerful and worth celebrating! We believe you don’t have to come of age in isolation, unaware and in trauma, rather we rise connected, in tune and resilient.
This is the time to claim our passageways and make them reflective of the natural, wild and wise beings we are, as we feed beauty to the Earth and serve our families and communities.
While we can’t share everything these young women will experience together, here are of some of our main activities.
Drum Meditation and Receiving your Symbol: Henna
Scavenger Hunt and Team Building
Stargazing Myth and Magic
Rawhide Rattle Creation with Lena
Becoming a Vessel for Song: Songwriting
Arrow Break Ceremony
Cacao Ceremony with Aixa Amankay
Eco Spa and Making our own Facial Care
Plant Spirit Medicine and Essence Creation with Lena