Sept 19, 2021: Celebration Day for Mothers & Daughters (10 am – 4 pm)

Celebration Day @ Birdsong

Birdsong Retreat is excited to host this event for girls aged 9 – 12 years old.

This is a one-day workshop seeks to enlighten, educate, and empower girls about the mentrual cycle and the cyclic nature of becoming a woman.

  • Educate & empower our daughters about the menstrual cycle and beyond!
  • Preparation for menarche:  a celebration of the rite of passage into womanhood
  • Informative, positive dialogue and lessons through creativity and fun activities
  • Supported communication & connection for whanau and community
  • Includes an evening women’s circle (for the mums/carer/elder)
The workshop is offered by Alice Tabak, a trained and experienced Celebration Day for Girls facilitator.
During this day,  we cover:
  • the physiological changes and stages of the menstrual cycle and also the emotional/energetic cycles
  • gentle creative activity to keep hands busy while the information is offered
  • small group conversation so the girls may feel comfortable about sharing their experience with their peers
When elders gather at the end, it is a time for guidance and support and the girls benefit from seeing they are part of a team.  Lets equip and honour our daughters NOW about going forward in this integral and vital step in their lives with confidence and knowledge – together with friends and community we have found this a positive and profound contribution in their lives.

Mothers session included, 7-9pm Friday 17 September in Akaroa (optional).

Be part of this movement for our daughters!
Create a fabulous day out for you and your daughter!
For registration, price or any further info, email Alice:
Facebook event page:
For pictures of other groups see @cdgalice on IG or message me here on Facebook
Email or contact Kathy 021 202 2954 for any enquires and to register


Willow and I attended this workshop and it really was one of the most wonderful experiences I’ve shared with Willow.  It really changed the dynamic of our conversations.” –  Jess,  Christchurch

“I cannot recommend this workshop enough.  We attended a few years ago and it was a fun day:  crafts, stories, friendships and more with the girls walking away feeling empowered and with so much information about their own bodies and their place in the world.  And I learnt stuff too!” – Sarah, Banks Peninsula