Join us for our limited time Discovery Weekends


Mothers and Daughters Ages 10–12

Keep Your Bond Strong Through the Preteen Years (Ages 10–12)

June 2 - 4, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$325 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Experience a unique opportunity to spend time together in fun new ways. During this weekend, you will slow down, explore, create, and receive support for successfully navigating and appreciating the preteen years.

Sil Reynolds and her 25-year-old daughter Eliza Reynolds welcome mothers and their 10- to 12-year-old daughters for a weekend of discovery and celebration. You will experience ritual, storytelling, art, and exercises in communication that build strong bridges of connection for the years ahead.

Together, you will learn how to:

  • Compassionately listen and share with each other, fostering mutual respect and understanding
  • Strengthen your mother-daughter bond in new ways, supporting the transition into the teen years
  • Enjoy spending time together in creative ways.

Mothers and daughters will also have time with Sil and Eliza separately for compassionate coaching. Mothers will meet with Sil to share the joys and challenges of mothering a preteen, including finding the balance of holding on and letting go. Daughters will spend time with Eliza and her team of teen assistants to express their feelings and visions as daughters and as emerging teens and young women.

Sil and Eliza have been leading mother-daughter workshops for over a decade and always create a wonderfully supportive community. You will take home special memories and a renewed appreciation for each other, with practices for deepening your journey together.

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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
    • Create special mother-daughter memories and create a foundation for healthy communication and mutual respect for years to come.

    • Honor and celebrate this time in your relationship by taking a retreat together.

    • Let your hopes and dreams, challenges and concerns be heard in a supportive, nourishing, and uplifting environment.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.


    For mothers and preteen daughters (ages 10–12).

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Things To Bring

    Photographs and symbols of daughters, mothers, grandmothers, surrogate mothers, and female mentors.

  • 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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