A Seasonal Journey Through the Menstrual Cycle, Winter: Menstruation
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About the event
Winter is closing in on us, and for many it feels like a heavy cloak that is settling over life - which can feel hard to manage. In the same way, we can often feel that menstruation is a period of the month that is dragging us down, stopping our flow of life, and perhaps even being excruciatingly painful and physically challenging. But there is another kind of relationship which can be developed toward these two cyclical phases.
Many ancient cultures considered winter to be a time for going inwards - even a time for mystical connection. In this approach, the darkness of winter can become not a heavy cloak - but a warm enfolding space that allows for rest, rejuvenation and transformation. A necessary break from the ever-flowing stream of outer life, and a dip into our inner waters. In the same way, many ancient cultures have considered menstruation a time for going inwards: a sacred pause, a time for deep connection to oneself, and a magical place of vision and transformation. Through accessible practices we will explore this new relationship to the dark phase, and perhaps discover how this period in the cycle of the year and our monthly cycle can be a source for greater life-quality and balance.
In addition to this exploration of our psycho-emotional-spiritual relationship to winter and menstruation, we will also explore functional medicine practices for improved menstrual cycle health. How does menstruation really work? And what is it that cause menstrual pain and heavy bleeding? How can we find natural solutions to such problems, in order to have a pain-free and pleasant time during our bleeding? And how can we care for ourselves in the best way during this period of the month?
Teachings will include:
• Becoming deeply familiar with your body through understanding how menstruation and the menstrual cycle works.
• Getting a firm understanding of the root causes behind menstrual problems like menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding.
• Speaking about menstrual products and practices that can improve our well-being during this phase.
• Exploring how menstruation and winter can become periods of deep rest, rejuvenation and transformation.
• Hands-on practices to bring with you and practice in your life, to deepen your relationship to yourself and your body.
• Participatory explorations of our relationship to our bodies and to menstruation.
• Meditations and exercises that helps us get deeper in touch with ourselves, our bodies, and the cycles of nature.
Siri M. Kalla is a certified Fertility Awareness Educator and coach in holistic hormonal health. She has a deep dedication to teaching about how we can live in harmony with our menstrual cycle, and treat our menstrual bodies with nurturing love and respect.
Her interested for the menstrual cycle began in 2009, when she begun to explore her own relationship to her cyclic body through the discovery of natural birth control. Since then she has been dedicated to deepening her understanding about the female body.
Siri is a trained Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner through Justisse College International in Canada, and a certified Fertility Awareness Educator through Association for Fertility Awareness Practitioners. Her training has given her substantial knowledge in holistic physiology, endocrinology, nutrition and menstrual cycle charting. In her practice she is working to support women in finding back to a loving and nurturing relationship to themselves and their bodies, and her experience is that our relationship to our menstrual cycle plays a key role in our relationship to ourselves. She has founded Our Fertility as a platform for this work - a place to a place to meet, develop skills, build knowledge and find information and inspiration about Fertility Awareness and holistic reproductive health.
In addition to her work with Fertility Awareness, she is a practitioner of nature based spirituality. She has 17 years of experience from a dedicated personal practice, is trained in energetic work, and is co-facilitating ceremonies and retreats for women. In her work she is aiming to over-bridge the gap between spirituality and science; with the firm belief that this is what a new paradigm of health care will be built from. Siri is also active in the permaculture and environmental movement, and experience her work with women’s health as deeply intertwined with her work for a healthier planet.
Learn more about Siri and Fertility Awareness at https://www.ourfertility.no/
This workshop is a part of the workshop series A Seasonal Journey Through the Menstrual Cycle: Workshop Series - and can be taken either by itself, or as a part of the whole series.
The workshop is suitable for anyone who have or has once had a menstrual cycle. There is no requirement for previous knowledge of how the body works - teachings will be given at a level that is suitable for everyone. Everyone who has a menstrual cycle is warmly welcome to attend the workshops - regardless of gender identity.
Norsk Taiji Senter is an oasis in the midst of central Oslo. It is a home both to dedicated taiji practitioners, and to the deep ecology movement in Oslo. The founder Pamela Hiley has created a beautiful space; where the energy is held, clear and grounded. It is very easy to get here by public transportation (walking distance from Oslo S), and it has a variety of good close-by options for having a delicious lunch during the lunch brake.
The workshop can either be attended separately, or as a part of the workshop series A Seasonal Journey Through the Menstrual Cycle: Workshop Series. There is a very limited amount of spaces at the workshop, so make sure to register in good time.
• Single workshop, early bird: 1000 nok - until December 7th
• Single workshop, regular: 1200 nok
• Full series, early bird: 4000 nok - until November 30th (payment can be divided over 9-10 months)
• Full series, regular; 4400 nok (payment can be divided over 9-10 months)
A payment plan can be set up on request.
To registrer to this individual workshop, use the button in this event.
To registrer for the full series, visit: https://www.ourfertility.no/events/a-seasonal-journey-through-the-menstrual-cycle-workshop-series
Warmly welcome to this immersion in the wisdom of our bodies. I am looking much forward to seeing you there and go on this exploratory journey together!
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