On Sunday, February 6th, David Santangelo and I led our second Spirit Warrior Teen Circles Full-Day Immersion. A group of five of us — including three teenage boys, took a day long adventure in Shevlin Park, exploring our connection to the land, to each other, and to ourselves. It was such an incredible, beautiful, energizing day. A pleasure to work with these young men, to have conversations about what it means to be a warrior, about what it feels like to be connected to our true self, about fostering a sacred connection to the Earth, and about the uniqueness of each of our journeys. These young men went deep, stayed engaged, and led us on some wild adventures across the rocks, through brush, and along the cold and wild waters of Tumalo Creek. We were blessed with good, warm weather, and the day went by quickly.
David and I came away from the day inspired by our new work in the realm of teen mentorship! We are both passionate about making new connections with teenage boys in our community and supporting them as they navigate high school and step into manhood. With the Spirit Warrior program, we desire to build a consistent, intergenerational community of teens and elders, and to offer guidance and support for these young men as they explore the world and grow into themselves. As far as I’ve felt, there is no work more important right now!
Our next Immersion is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th, in Bend, Oregon. We are also planning a three-day, four night retreat in Christmas Valley, Oregon, from July 7th to 10th, 2011. This work is building fast, and I feel a momentum pulling us forward, deeper into this rebuilding of mentorship opportunities for teens here in Central Oregon. There will be many more opportunities to come, including teen yoga classes through the Deschutes Public Library System. More info soon!
For more information, check out the Spirit Warrior Teen Circles blog.
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May the way be open!