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Mothers and Daughters Ages 13-15

Keep Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years

May 26 - 28, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$325 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Cultivating the mother-daughter relationship is important at all stages of life; during the teen years, it is critical. There is no better time in your lives to get away together and do something that will result in greater ease and joy in your relationship.

Join a vibrant community of mothers and their 13- to 15-year-old daughters, and take time to slow down, nourish your relationship, and have fun. Guided by Sil Reynolds and her 25-year-old daughter Eliza Reynolds, you will dive into creative and playful techniques they have used themselves and shared with many mothers and daughters over the years.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Reinforce your already strong relationship—or learn how to reconnect if it’s been hard to find common ground lately
  • Gain tools that build bridges and keep the bridges strong through the teen years
  • Learn to respect and understand each other more completely
  • Cultivate authentic expression and deeper trust.

Mothers will have time with Sil to address issues of motherhood, mentoring, and letting go. Daughters will get together with Eliza to express their true feelings and share their visions. Mother and daughters take home new ways of being together in mutual respect and love—and great new memories from their time away.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Sil Reynolds, RN

    Therapist and mother-daughter relationship expert

    Sil Reynolds is a nurse practitioner, therapist, workshop leader, and coauthor, with her daughter Eliza Reynolds, of Mothering and Daughtering: Keeping Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years.

    For more than 30 years, she has worked with mothers and daughters of all ages, helping them to create balanced and meaningful lives. Sil is a graduate of Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms Leadership training and has taken her expertise to Omega, where she has been an advisor and workshop leader at the Women & Power conferences.

    A graduate of Brown University, where she majored in women’s studies, Sil has been a consultant to V-Day, a global movement and series of consciousness-raising events to end violence against girls and women. For more than a decade, Sil led Geneen Roth’s Breaking Free From Emotional Eating workshops throughout the United States and now leads Mothering and Daughtering workshops with Eliza.

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    Eliza Reynolds

    "Professional big sister" and advocate for teen girls

    Eliza Reynolds is a 25-year-old workshop leader, speaker, blogger, and “professional big sister” who leads mothering and daughtering workshops throughout the United States with her mother, Sil Reynolds.

    Together they are coauthors of the book Mothering & Daughtering: Keeping Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years, which was inspired by their popular workshops that help teenage daughters see their mother as a great ally while mothers learn to create safety for their daughter’s experience of becoming who she was born to be.

    Eliza is a graduate of Brown University, where she studied gender, psychology, political science, religion, and dance. A certified teen mediator and SOS-trained counselor by Planned Parenthood, she previously taught with the Wayfinder Experience.

    Eliza has created a Daughtering mentoring program through which she trains teenage girls as workshops assistants and group leaders. She is currently at work on her second book, examining the cause and cure for the teen girl body-image epidemic.

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  • Why Attend
    • Teen daughters meet other teens from various parts of the country in a relaxed environment; they also spend time with Eliza as the model of a caring, supportive big sister.

    • Mothers have the weekend to slow down, spend quality time with their daughter, and talk with Sil about specific issues around raising a teenage daughter and making the teenage years a time for building connection and love.

    • Mothers and daughters have fun together, learn skills to improve their communication, and create deeper understanding.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Things To Bring

    Bring photographs and symbols of daughters, mothers, grandmothers, surrogate mothers, and female mentors.

    Special Details

    This program is for mothers and their daughters ages 13 through 15.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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