Inner Journeys:

Teen Rite of Passage

July 5th - July 18th ( 2 weeks)

Ages 14-19​
NorthernShire, Underhill VT
We are all on the heroic journey of life. Make yours conscious and clarify your destination. On this retreat find your inner power and vision using transformative practices including: breathwork, wilderness solo and steam lodge.
Take part in the invitation to share deeply with a small group of peers, learn mindfulness meditation, yoga, play games including capture the flag with foam swords and lots of other wild fun! Our retreats include a variety of optional activities and workshops including improvisational theater, poetry, drumming, dancing, dream interpretation, journeying, wilderness skills, handcraft arts, and more. $1500. Scholarships available.

94% of cultures worldwide and throughout history have provided their adolescents with a Rite of Passage experience to help, not only celebrate their move from childhood to adulthood, but to create the psychological state change that is necessary for this maturation.   Using wisdom from other cultures, we've created an updated, modern version of this process, complete with the necessary 'threshold' experiences that allow this psychological healing and growth.

I’ve been going to ReTribe for seven years, and they have been some of my happiest memories. It creates a culture that I can’t find anywhere else.

  • Mindfulness meditation

  • Small group sharing

  • Breathwork

  • Trance dance

  • Shamanic journey

  • Gender workshops

  • Hiking

  • Wilderness solo

  • Steam lodge

  • Watermelon water polo

  • Bardic circle + dance 

  • Cooking

  • Relaxing

  • Games

  • Cuddle piles

  • Eating jelly

  • and more...

Nature Immersion

 
While all of our retreats help connect teens to the natural world, our nature immersion retreats are specifically focused on this process. Teens spend much of their time in the woods, learning survival skills, and learning nature awareness based meditation techniques.  After having been given the necessary tools the teens spend up to 24 hours alone in the woods with only mentors checking in at intervals, followed by a community steam lodge. Both of these activities will help induce a transformational state of consciousness.

Breathwork

During Breathwork retreats, we use a therapeutic modality that uses full and deep breathing as a means of healing and transformation. An energy charge is created in the body, and as the energy disperses, it serves to release, or to cleanse blockages, both physical and emotional. Possible experiences include resolution and release of current problems and unresolved childhood wounds, birth memories, past life remembrances, encounters with archetypes (gods and goddesses etc.), nature identification (i.e. the experience of being a tiger or a mountain), transcendence of time or space, and direct experiences of the primordial vibration in the form of inner light or music, and deep peace.

 

The process is gentle, safe, and loving, and most people have a deep, moving, and transformational experience. Breathwork is also quite healthy for the body. Breathers are fully conscious and in control throughout their experience. Breathwork has been shown to help with stress and anxiety management, chronic tension, respiratory problems, trauma and PTSD, emotional release, weight and body issues, relationship and birth issues, and self esteem, and frequently can provide a direct spiritual experience. 

Our Staff includes psychotherapists, mindfulness teachers, outdoor educators, herbalists, yoga teachers, theater professionals, musicians, and artists and more.

Find out why ReTribe works. Read more about research on our unique programming and the modalities we incorporate.

My child felt strongly connected to the other ReTribe participants. She felt comfortable, accepted and seen at ReTribe.

An interview with ReTribe elder, Jane Martin on the importance of Rites of Passage work.

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ReTribeTransformation@gmail.com • (609) 933-0877

14 Maple Leaf Farm Road • Underhill, Vermont 05489

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