Mother Daughter Program

Friday March 30 - Sunday April 1, 2018
Scotia House Retreat Center, Newport, WA
for Mothers and their 10 - 12 year old daughters
Mother Daughter Program

Motherhood - a monumental journey. A journey of seeing our daughters grow and change, and a journey of being a refuge and sanctuary for their greatest unfolding.

Through the mother daughter bond our daughters learn about trust and connection. It's that trust and connection that will take you over the hurdles of life with her. What greater place to foster and strengthen that connection than in the safety, timelessness and healing balm of nature?

What a greater time than now.

Imagine having a weekend where you and your daughter can come to the retreat of nature to nurture your relationship with one another. Imagine being nestled in a community and the common bond of other mothers and their daughters in the sanctuary of nature. Accompanying you on this adventure are female guides who can hold you and your relationship with your daughters as sacred and support the growth of your relationship when and where it counts. It's a time to really be present to your journey as a mother and to that very special gift in front of you - your daughter.

Perhaps you feel your daughter turning towards a new stage of development or the greater culture around her. At this time your daughter needs that connection with you in an ever-growing and dynamic way. This program will help support that.

If you are wanting more connections and resources with other women and mothers in order to support your daughter in her life's challenges or in helping her walk down those difficult roads she'll take in her life, then this program is for you.

If you are seeking to build a steady bridge for your daughter to walk over as she nears her time of passage into young womanhood, then this program is for you. Twin Eagles offers Girl's Rites of Passage built on familiar and connected relationships with self, nature, family, peers, and a growing intergenerational community of other women mentors. This Mother Daughter Program is a bridge to that Rite of Passage.

This program not only supports and deepens the bonds between mothers and daughters but also offers an opportunity to receive the gifts that come from honoring the wisdom of the feminine. By strengthening and embodying all that is within you as a mother you're able to receive the resiliency needed for nurturing your daughter to fly in the coming years of adolescence.

Mother Daughter Program
I asked my daughter to rate the program from 1 (weak) to 10 (best weekend ever). She replied, without hesitation, '10!'. I enjoyed having the time to connect with other like-minded moms and daughters and felt the weekend was a worthwhile investment.”

- Janet Dowell

Over the course of this weekend program our experiences may include:

  • Ways of experiencing inner beauty: In a variety of different ways we'll hold up a mirror of beauty for you and your daughter to engage in. You'll partake in the timeless theme of beauty. Over and over again you'll be given opportunities to see your inner beauty and delve into the venerable realm of what beauty is through the immersion experiences, exercises and practices.
  • Receive time-honored tools: The bonding of relationships needs support and the glue takes time to set so to speak. In this weekend you'll receive best practices for creating a safe bonding experience with your daughter as well as opportunities for you and your daughter to truly feel that genuine connection.
  • Encounter self-care practices: With adolescence comes a shift in hormones. Once hormones are surging the communication lines between daughter and mother can be more fragile. By trying on new practices and building a foundation that supports that shift we are encouraged to be cultural pioneers for a powerful way of being. We'll offer you both opportunities for self-care which is the doorway to self-love.
  • Honoring innocence: Your daughters are precious flowers. We'll make the most of this metaphor by bolstering their blooming and magnifying what is unfolding for them. We'll support mothers in their inherent wisdom to draw all this out in a simple yet profound manner.
  • Demystifying cultural beauty standards: What are the effects that the modern cultural beauty standards have on girls prior to their coming of age? We've often found that by the time girls are teenagers the impact is already there. This beckons the question then: Will we just let culture happen to girls? The Mother Daughter weekend offers a new standard, one that is held in discovering our truth and naming it, and finding the language and ways of embodying that within ourselves as mothers and daughters and women in the world.
  • Learning to design and create sacred space: Through sensory attunement work and discovering the many voices and aspects within, you'll be invited to come into a personal dialogue with yourself as a mother. With guidance and support you'll be given the opportunity to craft a ceremony for your daughter, recognizing and honoring the important stage of development she is in and celebrating her blossoming.

Your Guides

Jeannine Tidwell

Jeannine Tidwell has been mentoring people of all ages for over two decades. She leads programs, community events, and offers personal coaching to people in mentoring, leadership, personal growth and vision. She offers programs for girls, young women, and women, as well as other opportunities for empowerment, community building, Rites of Passage and embracing one's wholeness.

Debra Wiliams

Debra Williams is best known as a master Tipi-maker of 20+ years. She has been actively co-facilitating regional women's circles since 2009, the same year she began helping to promote the work of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. She currently leads a Women's Moon Lodge Circle at each New Moon, devoted to helping women embrace and honor the Menstrual Mysteries. She is also a long-time astrology counselor. Debra is the mother of five children and she has three grandchildren.


The Mother Daughter Program will be held at Scotia House Retreat Center in Newport, Washington. Scotia House is a beautiful, quaint retreat center situated on 60 acres, located about one hour west of Sandpoint, Idaho and one hour north of Spokane, Washington. Indoor activities will take place in the large lodge, while outdoor activities may be happening in the forests and meadows on site. Indoor lodging includes comfortable beds inside the main lodge, enjoying the beauty of being close with nature.


Each family is responsible for all travel to and from the program location. Carpooling is encouraged, and we're happy to help coordinate by sharing contact information of interested families.

Group Size

To support a powerful experience, we're limiting registration to just seven mothers and their daughters. Each mother is allowed to bring one or two daughters ages 10-12. This will help support a balanced experience for everyone.


This Mother Daughter Program begins at 5:00 pm Friday March 30, 2018 and ends at 2:00 pm Sunday April 1, 2018. Please allow adequate time for a spacious arrival and departure.


We are offering this full weekend, Mother Daughter Program at $500 per mother daughter pair. If mothers would like to bring a second daughter, the cost is an additional $200. The cost is all-inclusive, covering all instruction, materials, accommodations, and some meals.

To Apply

Registration for this Mother Daughter Program is now open.

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