FOR MENSTRUAL MYSTICS DESIRING TO LEARN FROM THE CYCLICAL WISDOM OF BODY, MOON & EARTH
In this in-person session of the Menstrual Mystery School we will meet 1 time a week for 9 weeks as a group of no more than 10 participants, exploring the dynamic intelligence of the menstrual cycle.
Working with the cycle & womb-space as an internal compass, we will make our way around the wheel of menstruation, diving each week into a specific phase or transition in the cycle.
These explorations are rooted in the physiology of the menstrual cycle - our brilliant & responsive endocrine system, hormones and the dance of all the elements that give us into the creative signature of the menstrual cycle.
As we go deep into exploration of the body, we make our way into the cosmos. The cycles of our bodies are a microcosm of the wider cycles that we see in the moon and the earth.
In this program you will be supported in learning from the wisdom of your own body, and be given a key that unlocks the door to a one-of-a-kind mystery school in the very center of your own being.
the body is
map to the cosmos
“Name the blood something holy, something mighty, something unlanguageable, something in hieroglyphs, something that sounds like the end of the world. “
— The Period Poem by Dominique Christina
The orchestration of hormones, communication between endocrine glands, from third eye to pelvis and back again; all of the elements involved in this cycle that mirrors the moon and seasons; the way our bodies respond, adapt & resolve to thrive. Who is to say that this story is any less magical that of the creation of the universe?
We are cyclical bodies in motion, orbiting ourselves, orbiting and being orbited by one another, spinning on the cyclical body of the earth, orbited by the moon. What information would we gather - about our lives, our purpose, our relationships, our healing, our growth, our deepest dreams and widest visions - if we were to finally choose to sit at the altar of our own bodies.
In this online group program you will be guided to build upon physiologic foundations, to cast your net out into the brilliant cosmos of your menstrual cycle, and see what self belief, radical creativity and divine power are gathered.
the body is
so full of wisdom
“Agency starts with what scientists call interoception, our awareness of our subtle sensory, body-based feelings: the greater the awareness, the greater our potential to control our lives. Knowing what we feel is the first step to knowing why we feel that way. If we are aware of the constant changes in our inner & outer environment, we can mobilize to manage them.”
— The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
When our bodies can be a place of knowing-through-feeling we are given the gift of agency. If in any moment we desire to respond from an intelligent, informed & embodied space we must first be able to sense what we are feeling. One thing that keeps us from a functioning interoception is trauma, and let’s face it, there’s a collective veil of trauma surrounding reproductive health, whether we’ve experienced trauma directly or not.
dates & details
(Location TBD & dependent on group size: likely either Mt. Helix or North Park)
JULY 7 - SEPTEMBER 1
SUNDAY EVENINGS // 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Opening & Orienting
Intentions, agreements, container setting
Portal 1: Menstruation
Fertile void, space between birth & death, relationship to self/source, who we are in the emptiness
Threshold 1: Transition B/W Menstruation & Preovulation
Rebirth, awakening, quickening, first light, vision, trust, patience
Portal 2: Preovulation
Becoming, pollination, expansion, hummingbird energy, holding the tension, risk taking
Threshold 2: Transition B/W Preovulation & Ovulation
Fertile earth, pleasure, sensuality, commitment, grounding, harnessing, containing
Portal 3: Ovulation
Saying yes, fruition & fullness, inner heat, connecting, activation, beholding
Threshold 3: Transition B/W Ovulation & Premenstruation
Abundance, celebration, gratitude, community, integration
Portal 4: Premenstruation
Integration, weaving, preparation, discernment, harvesting wisdom, slowing down
Threshold 4: Transition B/W Premenstruation & Menstruation + Closing Ceremony
Descent, surrender, deepening, releasing, ancestors
FLUENCY: Menstrual Literacy & Radical Self Care
You can also do this course while you’re in the Menstrual Mystery School.
Wild Power by Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer and Alexandra Pope (this book contains cis-normative language, equating having a menstrual cycle and a uterus to being a woman, if you think this will be triggering for you, you will not be required to read it), the content of the program will be just as relevant for you.
+AVAILABILITY & ATTENDANCE:
This program is designed to be a co-creative container that can build on itself through our commitment to meeting each week. Because these sessions are live & in-person you will get the most out of the program if you do not need to miss any classes. With that being said, if you feel really called to be a part of this session and have a scheduling conflict with no more than 1-2 classes and you are serious about committing to the program let me know and we will see if we can work something out.'
+MENSTRUAL MYSTERY JOURNAL:
Either at enrollment or at the start of the course you will be asked to begin your Menstrual Mystery Journal. In this journal you commit to writing at least once a day, noting what day of your cycle you’re on, and how you are feeling (can be a few words or a few pages). Please set aside a special notebook just for this.
Early bird: $390
$50 Deposit to Reverse Your Space
*Payment Plans Available*
your guide on
In conjunction with your body wisdom & personal cosmology, I will be steering this spaceship through the passages of each phase and transitional day within the menstrual cycle, marked by the distinct shifts & shapes our hormones make. Because I have been teaching cycle education for years, and remained a forever student since I began, I’ve had an opportunity to get intimate with this information. Understanding how our cycles function & flow is fertile ground for the deeper inquiries that expand beyond the boundaries of self, weaving self into the context of the wider cycles of the moon & earth (to name a few, the possibilities are endless once we enter the temple of the body). From this base, with our internal compass, the explorations within the program work on you, held by the distinct container created by the unique individuals participating. — Marissa