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Holistic Cycle Awareness Class starting on the NEW MOON

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(The all caps made me laugh.)

Hi friends!


I’m doing a FREE class series for the next 4 Mondays starting on the New Moon:

Holistic Cycle Awareness: Journey through the Menstrual / Fertility Cycle in 4 Phases



 Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24

 5:30 - 7 PM PST / 7:30 - 9PM CST  /  8:30 - 10PM EST


Each class will go through a layer of anatomy and physiology to help understand and connect to what’s happening each day of the month (or however long a cycle happens to be).

Then we’ll go deeper into each phase of the cycle: how it might look and feel, the energetics, symbolic, and emotional aspects.

Some of you may have taken a cycle awareness class with me before, but this will be a new format, more space for questions and sharing, and we’ll be leaning in to the moon cycle phases as a ritual for all of us to collectively get more in tuned with the fertility/menstrual cycle.

Each time I go through cycle anatomy and physiology, and each time I go through another personal cycle, I find a deeper understanding of this particular portal of the magic of natural cycles and find new levels of embodiment potential.



There are plenty of months where I'm less aware and less connected to my cycle throughout the month because I'm distracted by other things going on in my life.



But in the cycles when I'm in touch daily with my cycle, it brings me messages and teachings and I can keep learning about my body/nature and using it as a healing path.

Each cycle is an opportunity to connect to menstrual magic, release, death, and work with universal creation energy and rebirth in the fertile phase.

This class series could be especially helpful for you if you want to find a deeper connection to cycles for supporting your cycle health, you’re on a pre-conception journey, or if you're interested in learning the fertility awareness method of birth control, this would be a great introduction.



Even if you're already charting, having the community support and space to talk about our cycles is always so nourishing, healing, and empowering.


So if you want to go on this cycle awareness love journey starting on the new moon this Monday, send me a message to sign up and I will send you more details and a zoom link.

Also feel free to reach out with any questions.


Hope to see some of you there!

<3

Maya



NOTE: This class will be taught gender neutrally and all bodies and genders are welcome, whether you currently or ever had a menstrual cycle or not.


Class 1: June 3
Cycle Overview: Estrogen, Progesterone, and the Endometrium
Phase 1: Menstrual Flow, Early infertile days

New Moon Ritual- Waxing half moon – Winter

Class two: June 10
Cycle Overview: Cyclical Movements of the Uterus and Cervix 
Phase 2: Fertile wave - Cervical fluids – Follicular phase
Waxing half Moon to full Moon - Spring


Class 3: June 17
Cycle Overview: Hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian (HPO) Axis and the Endocrine System
Phase 3: Ovulation - Post ovulation- Luteal Phase

Full Moon Ritual - Waning Half Moon – Summer

Class 4: June 24
Cycle Overview: Path for Holistic Healing - Holistic Cycle support - Cycles of Nature
Phase 4: Pre-Menstrual  - Ischemic Phase


Waning Half moon  -  New moon - Fall

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