In ancient times, the menopausal transition or Perimenopause would have been seen as a massive rite of passage in the life of a woman that would take her from her fertility years to the Wise Woman years. In Indigenous and Earth-based cultures, the post menopausal women would take her place as an Elder, Healer, Teacher, leader, Wise woman, something that has been taken from us in Modern Western Culture, and our communities are the worse off for it. For many women the Perimenopause is approached with dread and those travelling through this transition are left coping with massive changes in their bodies, their emotions and with life in general that they feel ill prepared to cope with. We have lost the Wise Woman skills of navigating through this transition and the silence and embarrassment around it has left women feeling isolated and alone. This 13 week course takes us on a journey of learning and acquiring the skills to navigate this very significant and amazing transition in a woman's life For two and a half hours every month we we are going to be looking deeper into why we feel the way we do and strategies of supporting our bodies through natural approaches and Journey-work. The workshop will include an in depth knowledge of the herbs that support us, foods, discussion, shamanic journey work, transformative breathwork and ceremony. Some of the herbs we will be exploring will be Ashwaganda, Black cohosh, Sage, Red Clover, Shatavari, Rhodiola, Agnus Castus, Nettle, Liquorice, Artichoke, Dandelion Root, Ladies Mantle, Mugwort, Oatstraw, Valerian and many more.Aspects of the menopause we will be working with are Hot flushes. night sweats, Anxiety and depression, intimate dryness, low libido, urinary problems, digestive problems, food, heavy and irregular periods, phyto-oestrogens and diet, Women's power, These workshops are suitable for all women who are either anticipating starting the Wise Woman journey in the near future, those who are peri-menopausal and those who are post-menopausal.
The cost is £20 per session which includes detailed handouts and some of the classes will include Sage tincture that we make in class and aroma sticks. numbers are limited to 20 and pre-booking via Paypal is essential. Any cancellations made within 48 hours of the start of the class will not be refunded.
ALL WORSKHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19 UNTIL iT IS SAFE TO RESUME THEM
In facilitating Wisewoman Rising, I'm trying to change the cultural myth of the menopause from that of a big black hole filled with hot flushes, anxiety and loss of self in which we disappear into old age to one of knowledge, empowerment, and leadership in walking the path of a valued Elder and wise woman. A woman who is able to understand the changes in her body, her emotions and the world around her. To be able to let go of that which doesn't serve her so she can be transformed into a new way of walking on the Earth. Being a Herbalist, Shamanic practitioner and woman following an Earth Path the course spirals around the herbal knowledge of the plants used to support us and a Native British shamanic perspective which can help us navigate the challenges and changes of this very significant rite of passage. I asked my Partner Peter Yankowski to design a sigil, a logo that is significant for this transition and I love the design he came up with. Its the tree of life, its roots are the spiral, the journey we make to be Wise women, rooted in the Earth and filled with the ancient petroglyphs of the British Isles including Orkney, This represents the ancestral mothers who have made this journey before is and guide our path. There was such an amazing response to the sigil from women and men that Pete made them into cups so everyone can enjoy the imagery and they are for sale.
11oz ceramic cup printed with a design by Peter Yankowski. The cost is £10 plus £3 postage