Mother Daughter Council Retreat – Los Angeles

Event Category: Retreats

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    Offered by Council Heart

    No other relationship comes close to the one we share with the woman or women who mothered us, or the daughter or daughters we mothered.  It has the potential to make or break us – often both at the same time. Generational differences separate us; familial similarities connect us. This bond that can be one of our greatest comforts, supporting us throughout our lives.

    As a lead-in to Mothers Day, we invite you to join us in this extraordinarily beautiful natural setting in the Santa Monica Mountains, as we honor our female ancestors, celebrate the joys we share together, acknowledge our crash-and-burn times, and take the time to slow down and see each other through new and different eyes.

    Using council practice as a foundation and through small and large group activities, we’ll gain insight into the deeper conversations we long to have as we find ourselves reflected in the natural world and in the stories of others.

    Come enjoy good food, good fun and good nature right in the heart of Los Angeles!

    The retreat is open to women from puberty to elderhood. It welcomes those who found each other through fostering or adoption and celebrates multi-generational participants.

    Your weekend facilitators are Kate Lipkis and her daughter, Phoebe Lipkis, a strategy consultant for nonprofits and foundations in Seattle, who returns for this retreat each year and for the council practice she began in childhood.


    Time: Friday evening 5pm – 9pm and Saturday 9am – 9pm

    Location: TreePeople, 12601 Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90291

    Program Fee: $180 includes activities, materials and four fresh, healthy, locally-sourced meals. Net proceeds will support TreePeople’s mission to help grow a greener Los Angeles.

    Space is limited to 30 participants. Register today or contact Kate for more information.