Menstrual Literacy & Radical Self Care


A Menstrual Cycle Awareness Foundations Course

6 Modules for Self-Paced Learning + Optimal Integration

Video Recordings & PDFS

+ E-mail Support & 1 Live Group Call

The Menstrual Cycle As A 5th Vital Sign

The menstrual cycle is considered a 5th vital sign, meaning that it can tell us very important information about the functioning of our overall health. Yet most people have absolutely no idea what the menstrual cycle actually is, how it works or what is normal when it comes to the cycle.

I am passionate about changing this, that is why I have created this in-depth course that covers the physiologic foundations of the menstrual cycle, what is happening in each phase of the cycle, the hormonal why behind it, and how we can work with the menstrual cycle as a tool for self-awareness, cultivation, harnessing creativity, and radical self care that gets to the root.

The menstrual cycle is a 5th vital sign not only for our physical health, but it can also be an ally and a teacher when it comes to our emotional, spiritual and whole-person health.

Menstrual Literacy

Menstrual literacy is knowing what’s happening with our bodies throughout the hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle, and knowing how to track the presence or absence of primary and secondary fertility signs that can give us information about where we are in any given moment in the cycle.

Menstrual cycle literacy allows us to navigate our lives and make choices from an informed and empowered space. When we know the physiologic foundations, and the general hormonal conversation happening, then we can begin to map our own unique cycle, rhythms, fertility signs, and cyclical changes. This gives us the power to not only know our personal pattern but also to know if something ever shifts & the body is trying to communicate something to us. We can begin to see how we change and how our bodies are positively or negatively impacted by the choices we make, sleep, stress levels, environmental and emotional factors and really all aspects of life.

Our endocrine system, orchestrating the hormonal events of the cycle, keeps a steady stream of communication happening between all endocrine organs from the pituitary to the ovaries and back again. This system is so intelligent and responsive and is in relation to all other body systems. This is how our menstrual cycle experience can tell us so much about our overall health.

Body Fluency


What You Will Learn From This Course:

  • Foundational understanding of what is happening hormonally and physiologically in each phase of your menstrual cycle

  • How to read certain fertility signs that can tell you where you are in your cycle

  • Practical & radical self care tips that are appropriate for each phase of the cycle

  • How to get the most out of each menstrual cycle phase

  • How to design your life according to your cyclical rhythm

  • How to harness your creative power when it comes to your life, your projects, your art, your relationships

  • Foundations of Fertility Awareness Method for conception & contraception

  • Introduction to herbal allies for reproductive health

  • Basics for understanding & achieving hormonal health

  • Introduction to cyclical breast care

  • Healing around your relationship to your menstrual cycle / uterus / pelvic bowl

  • & so much more!


Who This Course Is For:

This course is open to all cyclical beings: all genders, at all life phases. We do not use gendered language within the course, so you will be able to filter the information through your own gender experience in a way that feels meaningful for you.

You will get the most out of this course if you have or have had a menstrual cycle, yet this course will absolutely be insightful and relevant for anyone at all, as we have all come from a womb.

Here are some reasons why you may be ready to invest in this course and thus yourself:

  • You are considering coming off of a form of birth control that interferes with the natural flow of your cycle

  • You are beginning to come off of a hormonal birth control that interferes with the natural flow of your cycle

  • You are ready to consider that perhaps having a menstrual cycle can be an insightful, interesting & enriching experience

  • You are beginning to or desire to begin to cultivate a loving, reverence-based relationship to your body and uterus

  • You are working with cycle imbalances or missing your period for some reason and you want to learn more

  • You have never had a relationship with your menstrual cycle and you’d like to begin

  • You are ready to trust yourself and develop your internal authority

  • You want to learn how to design your life according to a cyclical rhythm

  • You desire a structure for your creative life that comes from within

  • You want to heal your relationship to your body, menstrual cycle, or maternal lineage

  • You want to live an ecstatic and meaningful life that is simply due to living in harmony with your own body

  • You are ready to work with your cycle & cyclical wisdom rather than against it


You will leave this course feeling:

  • An embodied power

  • More agency over your life

  • More in tune with yourself & life

  • More prepared to listen to and appropriately respond to your body

  • More body-soul-mind alignment

  • Informed & empowered

  • More at home in your body



Can I take this course if I am no longer menstruating?

Yes, absolutely. You will still be able to get so much out of it.

Can I take this course If I have had a hysterectomy?

Yes, absolutely. You will still be able to get so much out of it.

Can I take this course if I do not identify as a woman?

Yes, absolutely. You will still be able to get so much out of it.

Can I take this course if I have never menstruated?

Yes, absolutely. You will still be able to get so much out of it.

Course Format:

  • Immediate access upon purchase

  • 6 pre-recorded modules

  • PDFS full of information that are yours to keep forever

  • Self-paced learning that can be completed in 6 weeks

  • Informative slides to help absorb information

  • Emotional-spiritual explorations to supplement your learning

  • The course is yours to keep forever and take your time with

  • Online learning, accessible from anywhere you have wifi



  • Once you purchase the course you will receive a discount code for 1:1 consultations & coaching programs with Marissa

  • You have the opportunity to connect with other people enrolled in the course through a live call organized 1x/month

  • Upon completion of the course you will receive a discount on the EnCompass: Menstrual Mystery School Online Group Program

okay, are you ready to learn how to be in a loving relationship with your menstrual cycle?