Shining Bridges: Creating Rites of Passage for Girls
with Gina Marie Mammano


We’re rescheduling this beautiful offering!
Keep a look out for a 2019 date.


Engage in a lively weekend of conversation and celebration as you take part in the fun and sacred art of creating a rite of passage for the adolescent girl in your life.  As a participant, you will take an immersive walk through a weekend rite of passage, learning how to create a room of wisdom, a room of stories, and a room of blessing, as well as having the opportunity to journal and create templates for planning such an event of your own. The Shining Bridges retreat provides the space to explore mentorship opportunities by using life-storytelling and sacred symbol as significant pathways.

Tuition (includes six delicious meals):

  • Shared room in cabin – $320
  • Camping – $215
  • Commuter – $180

“In a nutshell, mentorship is gifting another with the wisdom you’ve gleaned for yourself- the insight, enlightenment, and creativity that comes from your singly unique soul. Every symbol explained, every word expanded upon, every trinket from your life today or time past opens up a young girl’s world into the wisdom and inspiration of another soul’s walk on the edges and main thoroughfares of  womanhood.”   ​

~ Gina Marie Mammano ~

Online Registration click here.

Questions? Call 360-837-8733 or email us at

Leaf tendrils dividerWe would like to make classes/programs accessible to all who are interested.
In some cases, sliding scale and/or energy exchange are available to make class participation possible. If you have such a need, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Call 360-837-88733, or email us at

Gina Marie Mammano

IMG_0042_GinaMarie-Mammano_crop-150x150Gina is an award-winning poet and the author of Camino Divina- Walking the Divine Way: A Book of Moving Meditations with Likely and Unlikely Saints published by SkyLight Paths Publishing/Turner Publishing. Her training as a spiritual director, work as a retreat leader, Waldorf educator, Reiki practitioner, and work with the Opening the Book of Nature program have allowed her the ability to create interactive, artful, deep and intuitive events that work within both the interior and exterior landscapes. She lives on Whidbey Island.

In reference to Camino Divina:

For one who teaches walking meditation, I wish I could make this lovely book required reading for all my students. Although it is equally good for anybody–walking or not–on how to see, how to sense, and how to savor. Walk with the Saints– and become one, it might just be saying!” – Fr. Richard Rohr

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