The maiden’s lounge is a relaxed, safe and welcoming space for maidens in which to create, learn, connect, move, share, laugh & digest the festival.
The Maiden’s Lounge honours the specific needs and wisdom of maidens and is excited by all they can offer! It’s a place to meet, connect and craft with other maidens. Co-created and facilitated by Jo Clifford & Rebecca Funk and their daughters.


Maiden’s space is both a formal workshop space and a lounge catering specifically to the needs of young Maidens 12-18 years. The workshop space will facilitate a full program throughout the weekend and host a lounge, where maidens can casually drop in, relax, meet and socialise with other girls their age.



Celebrate Your Cycle            

Saturday 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Sunday 11:30am – 12.30pm

This workshop is designed for teenage girls to help promote healthy acceptance of the menstrual cycle via time in the sacred space of circle. We will also talk about creating a personal moon time self-care box & discuss other ways to boost self-care.

Melissa Jeffcott

Melissa Jeffcott is a certified life coach, sacred space holder and workshop facilitator. She is a trained facilitator for ‘A Celebration Day for Girl’s’, and regularly runs Women’s Circles and Wellbeing circle’s for tween/teen girls in Bayside Melbourne.       


Create Your Own Felt Goddess         

Saturday 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Craft your dreams into being, using inspiration from your unconscious creative. Learn needle felting to make a doll representing your inner goddess. She’ll be your take home reminder of your amazingness!

Fiona Morrison & Anja Morrison              

Fiona and Anja are a fun, warm and practical mother daughter team who love connecting through craft. Fiona is a teacher, passionate about connecting young people in learning communities. As a student at innovative Templestowe College, Anja knows how collaborative learning really looks and feels.      

Dancing Home Your Body                

Friday 4:00pm – 5:00pm

A dance journey especially for Maidens inspired by the 5Rhythms dance practice & the cycles of nature & Earth. Thais invites Maidens to dance their own life journey, to embody & embrace their own sacred gifts, to come home to rest in their own body.    

Thais Sansom    

Thais Sansom has shared her passion for dance, drumming & singing for over 30 years as a performing arts educator, artistic director and 5Rhythms dance practitioner. Thais weaves traditional dance and music with contemporary styles to create a rich, playful & innovative movement fusion. Delightful!             

Handling Tricky Situations                  

Friday 11:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday 11:30am – 12:30pm

As a young woman, you have to start making your own choices when things aren’t going your way. Together we’ll create a safe space to chat about what you can do and ways to relax when you’re stressed. We’ll create some craft and have some fun, too!

Janoel Liddy      

Janoel runs mother daughter retreats in Bali, Celebration Day for Girls workshops locally and teaches sexuality education and staff PD in schools. She is a mother of two and has done sacred women’s work for years, holding a safe and deep space with a bit of fun as an engaging facilitator & trainer.             


Meditation Stones for Maidens                          

Friday 10:00am – 11:00am

Come and gather in circle to paint your own powerful mediation mantra stones. Hayley will guide you during meditation to explore empowering colours, shapes and symbols inviting you to create your own stones that will represent your unique mantras.

Hayley Black      

Hayley has been bringing women of all ages together to partake mindfulness art for over four years. Through her work she helps people to rediscover their creativity, slow down and become mindful. Hayley creates a safe and relaxed space for others to discover and connected with themselves .  


Mindful Movement for Maidens                                 

Friday 8:30am – 9:30am
Sunday 8:30am – 9:30am

Maidens are invited to embark on a yoga journey to the magical land of mindful movement, relaxation and fun! We will move, dance, connect, create, laugh, play & meditate together… Maidens will leave feeling much more connected to themselves & others.

Claire Bednall

Claire is a passionate kids yoga and meditation teacher and mum to two of her own Young Yogis. She became a yoga enthusiast after becoming a parent and found these to be such powerful tools to help alleviate stress and to stay healthy in both body and mind that she decided she just had to pass them onto future generations. Hence, she qualified to teach with Rainbow Kids Yoga in 2016 and has loved spreading the joy of yoga and meditation ever since!

Mother/Daughter Circle                                              

Friday 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Sunday 10:00am – 11:00am

Maidens & mothers come together to connect as mutual sister’s; relating in circle. We will share stories, sing, laugh & create together in a space to support the individual & the meaningful nature of the intrinsic connecting between mother & child.

Michelle Buggy

Michelle is a Celebration Day for Girls facilitator & will be offering a unique blend of the program in this workshop. She has completed our Masters of Art Therapy & has over 18 yrs’ experience in community & mental health as an Art therapist. She is also a mother of 5; 3 of which are girls.


Nature’s Art                                            

Friday 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Sunday 3:30pm – 4:50pm

“Utilising the magnificent, gentle power of Nature & Creativity to enhance a feeling of relaxation and balance. 

Maidens will learn Energy balancing skills that can be used anywhere, anytime in a fun & supportive space.”   

Lyndy Jewell     

Lyndy has a unique ability to help others relieve stress and release anxiety through Energy Healing work.  Utilising Psychic Abilities, Aromatherapy, Crystals, Sound Healing and Shamanic work, as well as a deep and genuine feelings of Empathy, Lyndy can connect to each client and develop a sense of  lyndyjewell.com.au

Plastic Free Periods – Makers                                    

Saturday 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Make your own cloth pads while discovering the history of menstrual products & interesting information about environmental, health & other factors influencing our choices. Practical tips to empower choice & deepen your understanding of your cycle.

Rachel Pilgrim & Julie Red            

Rachel & Julie bring warmth, humour & a welcoming atmoshphere to their workshops. With many years of collaborative experience in their fields, they come together with expertise & passion to deliver this fresh look at practically managing your menstrual cycle.          


Vasilisa – Maidens 5Rhythms                                        

Sunday 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Maidens – We’ll dance the story of Vasilisa through the 5Rhythms dance mandala. As Vasilisa learns to trust her inner voice, we’ll learn to recognise the sensations of the body & learn to trust our feelings. We’ll make our own dance & Vasilisa dolls.

Natalie Poole    

Natalie is a Certified 5Rhythms® teacher & Dance-Movement Therapist & art teacher. She has curated & woven menstruation, birth & women’s archetypal stories into the 5Rhythms to create a potent medicine dance. Natalie teaches Women’s Wolves Workshops and children’s 5Rhythms regularly in Melbourne.


Vision Boarding for Maidens

Saturday 8:30am – 9:30am
Sunday 12:30pm – 1:30pm

“A gift that we can give our children is one where we help them believe in ALL that they are capable of.  Each maiden will be taken on a journey of dreaming & believing! The theme focus will be on self-love and gratitude!”        

Marilou Coombe             

Marilou is a coach and mentor, author, yoga teacher for young humans! Focusing on working with children and instilling empowering mindsets from early on in life, her mission is to empower them to have a strong self-belief stemming from their core to achieve anything they set out to do.            



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