KNOW, for High School Students
Sep
23
to Apr 27

KNOW, for High School Students

KNOW, for High School Students

For 9th - 12th Grade Students, with a strong invitation for LGBTQ and non-binary youth. Mondays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, beginning September 23, 2019. We’ll meet on a 3 weeks on, 2 weeks off schedule, through the end of April, 2020. This unusual schedule allows us to rest, digest, dream, and look forward to returning.

The class costs $30 each week, with a $120 materials fee for the year due at first class. Families make a commitment to the year.

Note: I understand it can be hard for students to step into this class, and encourage parents to suggest their teens try this class out for 3 sessions. I’ve yet to meet a student that hasn’t wanted to continue after the 3rd class.

This class focuses on developing skills for being whole within oneself and within community. Students lead our learning. Each week we learn through conversation over our shared meals. Together we focus on topics related to living whole and strong in our private and social worlds, including plant medicine, bodies alone and with another/others, consensual and non-consensual relationships, everything about whole sexuality, how to listen to one’s inner voice, the importance of rest, how our bodies let us know what’s true and not true, how to think about the choices we make, safe sources for continued learning outside class, communicating with peers and parents, the complex world of social media, and all other topics of interest to the students. The conversation around our table always is warm and filled with laughter, is steady and safe, inclusive, and welcoming. Students build strong friendships with their classmates.

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CIRCLE, for 3rd - 5th Grade Girls, including Transgirls and Non-Binary Kids
Sep
25
to Apr 29

CIRCLE, for 3rd - 5th Grade Girls, including Transgirls and Non-Binary Kids

CIRCLE, for 3rd - 5th Grade Girls, including Transgirls and Non-Binary Kids

For 3rd - 5th Grade Girls, including Transgirls and Non-Binary Kids Wednesdays, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, beginning September 25th. We’ll meet on a 3 weeks on, 2 weeks off schedule, through the end of April, 2020. This unusual schedule allows us all to rest, digest, dream, and look forward to returning.

The class costs $20 each week, with a $75 materials fee for the year due at first class. Families make a commitment to the year.

This class will focus on growing into a loving community, wandering and dreaming together in the nearby forest, writing down our feelings and thoughts, cooking for one-another, sewing together, experiencing the power of sharing in a circle, practicing welcoming parents into our conversations, beginning to recognize cycles in our bodies.

Our year together will help children grow more deeply into themselves in relation to one-another and in relation to the natural world.

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Nov
7
to Dec 19

CYCLING (GRADES 6-8)

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WEDNESDAYS NOVEMBER 7 - DECEMBER 19, 2018

(No class November 21)

3:30 - 5:30pm

$100

We will learn about cycling in depth, including the anatomy of bodies that cycle, different phases of a cycle and their physiological and emotional characteristics, what products are available and where, cultural attitudes towards people who cycle in different parts of the world, remedies to ease difficult parts of cycling, and connections to the natural world (e.g. moon cycle, biodynamic growing, etc.). 

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Nov
6
to Dec 18

ALPHABET SOUP (GRADES 9-12)

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TUESDAYS NOVEMBER 6 - DECEMBER 18, 2018

5:30 - 8:00pm

$150

Each of these modules will address the following topics: anatomy, intimacy and consent, and gender identity. Every class is open to youth of all genders. Sign up by email at wisebodies@wisebodies.org; we'll send you registration forms!

What is LGBTQIA? What do all those letters mean? We will hear stories from people and process those stories as a group. We’ll read, we’ll research state laws and rights, and we’ll figure out who our LGBTQIA heroes are right now!

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Sep
26
to Oct 31

ANIMAL KINGDOM (GRADES 6-8)

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WEDNESDAYS SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 31, 2018

(Our final class will skip Halloween, and be Thursday November 1)

3:30 - 5:30pm

$100


We will hone in on sexuality in the natural world, including the basics of flower anatomy, pollinators’ role, the complicated sex lives of mushrooms, and different physical traits and sexual practices of animals. We will make art that celebrates the vast diversity of sex, gender, and sexuality in the botanical and animal realms.

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Sep
25
to Oct 30

WITCH'S BREW (GRADES 9-12)

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TUESDAYS SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 30, 2018

5:30 - 8:00pm

$150

Each of these modules will address the following topics: anatomy, intimacy and consent, and gender identity. Every class is open to youth of all genders. Sign up by email at wisebodies@wisebodies.org; we'll send you registration forms!


We will work with plants to support the sexual body. Expect to spend time with wild edible plants, being outside in nature, making potions, and planting the garden. Making food magic. We’ll be looking at the history of the witch… reading and writing witchy stories. What does this have to do with sexuality? 

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Aug
6
to Aug 10

KNOW: WEEK-LONG SUMMER DAY CAMP (GRADES 9-12)

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AUGUST 6 - 10, 2018
4:30pm to 8:30pm EACH DAY
WISEBODIES IN CHATHAM VILLAGE, CHATHAM, NY
$250, with sliding scale as needed

KNOW camp for high school students will focus on real stuff about bodies, dating, social media, and negotiating the web. We’ll hang out, laugh a lot, make powerful art, do some deep writing, and share meals together. We’d love you to join us!

Sign up by contacting Isa Coffey, RN, Wiseodies Director, at wisebodies@wisebodies.org.

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Mar
27
to May 8

SPRING AWAKENING (GRADES 6-8)

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WEDNESDAYS MARCH 27 - MAY 8, 2018

(We'll skip school holiday weeks)

3:30 - 5:30pm

$100


We’ll learn about the ecosystems slowing waking up in the springtime and put our own changing bodies in the context of the natural world. We'll pay attention to the ways our bodies wake up after long winter, discover all kinds of wonders in the world outside our doors and winters, make herbal preparations to support us as we all wake together, and talk about love.

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Mar
26
to May 7

TEEN ZINE (GRADES 9-12)

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TUESDAYS MARCH 26 - MAY 27, 2019

5:30 - 8:00pm

$150

Each of these modules will address the following topics: anatomy, intimacy and consent, and gender identity. Every class is open to youth of all genders. Sign up by email at wisebodies@wisebodies.org; we'll send you registration forms!


We will put together a zine about pregnancy prevention and safer sex methods, including who our trusted local providers are, what teens’ rights are (and any impediments to those rights), who to call, etc. We’ll pay close attention to understanding the difference between a real healthcare center and a crisis pregnancy center.

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Feb
6
to Mar 13

TEA PARTY (GRADES 6-8)

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WEDNESDAYS FEBRUARY 6 - MARCH 13, 2018

3:30 - 5:30pm

$100


We'll make and share afternoon tea and tea snacks made with leaves and flowers, learn how plants nourish us, spend cozy reading time cuddled up with books that teach us about bodies and the natural world, share close conversation, enjoy gentle body stretching, and keep the end of winter warm and nourishing.

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Feb
5
to Mar 12

MEDIA LAB (GRADES 9-12)

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TUESDAYS FEBRUARY 5 - MARCH 12, 2019

5:30 - 8:00pm

$150

Each of these modules will address the following topics: anatomy, intimacy and consent, and gender identity. Every class is open to youth of all genders. Sign up by email at wisebodies@wisebodies.org; we'll send you registration forms!

What do magazines, TV shows, movies (including porn), etc. tell us about sex, sexuality, dating, relationships, gender, and healthcare? Can we find examples of media that address these themes realistically? If we were to write/direct/produce something, what would we change?

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Sep
20
to Jun 20

KNOW! (grades 9-12)

OLDER TEENS, 9TH–12TH GRADES, AND THEIR PARENTS
MONDAYS, 6:00PM–8:30PM. SEPT 20, 2017–JUNE 17, 2018
CHATHAM, NY
TUITION IS $120 A MONTH, PAYABLE THE FIRST CLASS OF EACH MONTH, WITH COMMITMENT TO ENTIRE COURSE. FULL AND PART SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR FAMILIES WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS OFFERING. 

We focus on teen-led learning, including conversation, books, media, parents, and each other. This is in-depth, nothing-left-out learning. We talk about the body as a fine, sacred, and whole expression of sexual self. We learn everything we possibly can that arises from - and returns to - this knowing. We take field trips, participate in local political events, and host social gatherings. Parents are an essential part of this class, and are more than encouraged to join us for part of each and every class. Parents sometimes help lead classes, teach us what they know and are learning, and learn with us. Parents also have their own, separate educational evenings, for a chance to catch-up to their teenage kids!

“These classes have helped me explore gender, sexuality, personal identification, anatomy, body image and society.”
— Mae, 16
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Sep
20
to May 4

CIRCLEBEE (grades 6-8)

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NOTE: THIS WONDERFUL CLASS IS ON HOLD FOR THE 2017 - 2018 WISEBODIES SCHOOL YEAR.  CHECK BACK FOR FALL 2018!

6TH – 8TH GRADERS AND THEIR PARENTS.
TUESDAYS, 3:30–5:30PM, IN 3 8-WEEK SESSIONS.

SESSION 1: SEPTEMBER 20TH - NOVEMBER 8TH.

SESSION 2: NOVEMBER 29TH - JANUARY 24TH.

SESSION 3: MARCH 7TH - MAY 2ND, WITH BREAK 4/18.
TUITION IS $165 PER SESSION, WITH PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE. FULL AND PART SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FAMILIES WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS OFFERING.

CircleBee kids explore who and how they are in their inner lives, in their families, at school, and in the world; practice grounded communication; play games supporting unity and individuality; learn about the whole and healthy body; study the anatomy of the female and male sexual/reproductive systems; prepare food with and for each other; reveal the best of who they are; learn skills for bringing parents into communication about sex and the sexual body; enjoy social gatherings including film nights, field trips, and participation in the Pride Parade.

Every week we sit in a circle in the classroom where we talk, laugh, and play games. Isa, our teacher, creates a very comfortable environment, both physically and socially, where we all feel open to talk about our changing bodies and issues around sex and sexuality. ...I think everybody should be able to participate in this kind of class...

— Cailen, age 13

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