Mother Daughter Council Retreat


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 8:00pm to Sun, 05/11/2014 - 2:00pm

With Kate Lipkis & Phoebe Lipkis

No other relationship comes close to the one we share with the woman who mothered us or the daughter we
mothered.  It has the potential to make or break us – often both at the same time.  Generational differences separate us,
familial similarities connect us.  It’s a love that can be one of our greatest comforts, supporting us throughout our lives.

Spend two sweet days exploring this relationship in the wild, natural setting of The Ojai Foundation.  We will enjoy time
alone as well as with our beloved other and with all who gather.  We will honor our female ancestors, celebrate the joys
and sorrows we share, and find new ways to bring ritual and meaning to this special bond.

Come enjoy good food, good fun and good nature!

Open to ages 10 and up. 

$300 per person includes two nights' shared accommodations, and two meals (Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch).  
Other meals will be potluck style.

Kate Lipkis
 first heard about Council from her daughter, Phoebe. She helped lead its introduction at her son’s elementary school in 1999 and is now a council practitioner, consultant, mentor and trainer in the LA Unified School District and beyond. She practices council with her partner, hosts regular circles in her Venice home and is part of The Ojai Foundation’s council outreach program to prisons and social profit organizations.

Phoebe Lipkis discovered Council in the sixth grade at Palms Middle School. As a non-profit organizational consultant she draws on her background in social psychology and mediation to allow the voices of diverse cultures, identities and perspectives to be heard and to create a collaborative and inclusive organization that makes space for telling and hearing stories.

“...a beautiful setting for mothers and daughters to reflect on their relationships: the bright shining moments and the wondrous wild ones. It was a heart-opening weekend, surrounded by nature and nurturing. ~ HKW”

“Definitely one of the most memorable weekends I've ever spent with my mom" - GK