smile2Our reproductive systems are an incredible and intricate network designed to work in perfect harmony. Our bodies mirror the interconnectedness of the natural world, in a continual dynamic relationship with our inner and outer environment. Learning the language your cycles is an empowering tool for gauging and supporting overall health.

This fall I am offering an intro course to the feminine ecosystem and the practice of cycle charting for those who are ready to dip your toes into Fertility Awareness and a deeper understanding your hormonal health.

Body Literacy Class Series, Saturdays September 14th, 21st and 128th 1:00pm-3:30pm 

at Downtown Dance/Art Space 172 North Main Street, Sebastopol, Ca. 95472 

Cost: TBA, More details to follow! 

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What is Fertility Awareness?

Fertility awareness methods are used by people with reproductive bodies / people with ovaries and uteruses*. They consist of observing, charting, and interpreting your body’s fertility signals on a daily basis: 1) your temperature when you first wake up in the morning, 2) cervical fluid, and 3) the texture and position of your cervix.

I teach the Sympto-thermal Method, which may be used as a tool for:

preventing** OR achieving pregnancy

• observing and tracking menstrual and hormonal symptoms over time

• monitoring overall health and hormonal balance. Every cycle is a detailed road map to understanding your body better and understanding how you can support vitality.

My practice is identity-affirming, secular, and trauma-informed. As an intern, in 2019 I’ll be offering 1-on-1s and workshops, both online and in person. The majority of resources about fertility awareness are cis- and hetero-normative. It is my intention and a work in progress to create and compile fertility awareness resources that are LGBTQIA+ inclusive.

**A 2007 study found that a similar method was over 99% effective for avoiding/preventing pregnancy (the Petra Frank-Herrmann study, should you want to look it up). This is NOT the rhythm method!

Please contact me if you are interested in reserving your space. 

Women, cycling bodies and people with ovaries…your body is not a “mystery.” It has a language and you can learn it. Body Literacy, learning your body’s own voice and how it asks to be supported has the potential to facilitate profound healing, reconnection and tremendous empowerment over our health and choices.

Until we are reconnected with our natural cycles, our primal intelligence and the deep intuition in our bodies we remain severed from our source of wisdom and power. The seasons of our animal bodies, the circle of death and rebirth, planting, harvesting and regeneration, are the sacred heartbeat of family and community and place. The longer we divorce reproductive bodies from this deep wisdom the longer we perpetuate suppression of the Feminine and our connection to nature. When we reclaim our bodies and honor the living wisdom inside us, we remember who we are and our interconnection with all living beings.

Contact me here if you want to be on the mailing list for workshop info, have questior are ierested in learning more. 

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