TRAVERSING THE WILD TERRAIN OF MENOPAUSE - Starts May 3, 2019
Join us for a fabulous new online offering, an 18 week journey into the wild heart of menopause. Everything you need to know about traversing midlife changes with grace, in one extensive, exceptionally well researched and simply presented on-line class.
Menopause was, for me, a process of transformation and deep spiritual initiation. It rocked me to my very core. It was a time of deep change, challenging inner work, growth, and emotion. I often felt anguished, abandoned, depressed, enraged, empowered, happy, joyful, exhilarated, inspired, alluring, content, exhausted, and more, all in one day. Menopause helped open my wild heart. I gained a new level of compassion. I’m thankful I knew enough not to try to suppress my changes and, instead, nourished with herbs and foods and searched for deeper meaning in the often difficult, midlife transition.
I came to understand that our difficulties are moving us in the direction we need to go, and that our hard times can be viewed as the contractions of giving birth to ourselves. And we all know in our wild hearts that is what menopause is all about, for both sexes. It’s about rebirth. It’s about the snake shedding its skin. The butterfly emerging from its cocoon. It’s about deep, utter, cellular metamorphosis. The old becoming totally new.
Menopause is a process of realizing, accepting, loving and celebrating who we truly are. Though it is often a turbulent time, menopause can offer the gift of new understanding, a new perspective. Menopause can be a time of deep cleansing and catharsis. During the process of menopause we discover, to our great surprise, our mistakes have left the blessings of wisdom, as if by some gentle and magical distillation process we didn’t even know was taking place.
If your menopausal transition has you pulling your hair out, jumping out of your skin,or doubting your sanity, join us for a deep exploration into these potent mid life changes. You'll gain a thorough understanding of what is happening to the body, mind and spirit during menopause and learn many coping mechanisms, including foods, herbs and lifestyle changes, that will not only support you through your changes but help you glow, grow and thrive! Come out of the other side of menopause completely empowered and fully expressive of the wise woman you have always intended to be.
Class begins May 3, 2019 - Here's the outline:
Lesson 1 – THE OLD HOUSE
Message of the Gypsy Angel, True Story, The Seven Directions
Lesson 2 – SOUL SHAMAN
Grandmother’s House, We are All Relations, The Wise Ones Say
Lesson 3 - THE CHEMISTRY OF MENOPAUSE
Female Menopause, Male Andropause, Couples Chemistry
Lesson 4 - NOURISHING OURSELVES
Liver Health, Heart Health, Bone Health, Nervous System, Brain Health
Lesson 5 - CHRONIC PAIN
Materia Medica for Pain Relief
Lesson 6 - THE CALL OF THE ANCESTORS
Lesson 7 – SEXUALITY AND APHRODISIACS
Lesson 8 - THE ART OF FERMENTATION
Fermentation as ancient process of preservation and potentiation, used by people around the world, throughout time.
Lesson 9 – 10 - SPICE UP YOUR LIFE
Use of common spices to enhance health through menopausal changes
Lesson 11 – 12 – 13 - MATERIA MEDICA FOR MENOPAUSE
Extensive look at herbal allies with a multitude of benefits during midlife.
Lesson 14 – 15 - IMMUNE SYSTEM STRENGTHENERS
Materia Medica for the Immune System
Lesson 16 – 17 - VITAMINS & MINERALS
Extensive exploration of each vitamin and mineral and the foods and herbs containing them.
Lesson 18 – SIMPLE MEDICINE MAKING
Teas, Infusions, Syrups, Tinctures, Oils, Pure Water, Directory of Uses
Our format: An audio file will be posted on our class forum once a week for 18 weeks. You can listen to the class any time, at your convenience. The links remain active indefinitely and can be listened to as often as you wish.
The forum will be where all discussion takes place. We will have several class mentors available, in addition to your primary instructor. There is no required homework for this class. Participation on the forum is strongly encouraged. A 250 page workbook will be sent at the start of the class.
Class fee is $250 and includes the workbook.