Jaclyn Cunningham and Gabrielle Goldklang first met and knew instantly that they were destined to create this program together. They also knew they needed an elder and experienced mother to join the team. They were introduced to Meera Bickley who had been involved in supporting mother's through their boys' Rite of Passage for many years, and who had also supported both of her daughters to experience this. Meera is unfortunately too ill to continue to facilitate on the program but her influence and input is still strongly felt.
In June 2018 Gabrielle had a daughter on her own and rejoins the facilitation team in October 2019.
The program has been extended based on the feedback of participants and we now have a two new facilitators on board who contribute their unique gifts to the retreat process. Mandy Kota is a young woman who is a dynamic and energetic facilitator and Luna Wood a wisdom keeper who brings her deep understanding of Indigenous wisdom and women's power. Luna is now in the role of supporting the mothers.