Conscious Menopause Circles
Extraordinary things happen when women get together ...
What if menopause was a COLLECTIVE experience?
Let's have a brand new conversation - one that doesn't stop at symptoms, but instead harnesses the changes we're experiencing to empower us.
What might menopause be like when we journey through it together - witnessing what we are going through, sharing our insights, our grief, our questions, our uncertainty, our discovery? Something unanticipated and quite extraordinary, it appears!
In the Conscious Menopause Circles, we enter a conversation that is long overdue. In this utterly contemporary exploration, we graciously (or not) decline the prescribed medicalized version of menopause and choose instead to explore this initiatory journey focusing on who we are becoming.
Are you curious about this next stage of life and want to be informed about choices you can make to stay healthy, strong and balanced through the ups and downs of perimenopause in a community of women who want that too?
In a warm, welcoming container for conversation, questions and inquiry, we share self-care and remedies, storytelling and mythology, visualization and imagery, somatic techniques for grounding in the body, and often art, music and movement.
Conscious Menopause Circles were created in response to women asking for:
Our Circles are for women who want to experience this transitional time in a circle of respectful, compassionate and no-nonsense women.
And it’s for you if you’d like to reap the benefits of moving consciously through The Change.
My passion is offering a welcoming, exploratory and creative COLLECTIVE inquiry into each of our own personal journey. I want to ignite the flame of possibility and potential that is available when we move consciously through perimenopause, through menopause and emerge into the second half of our life equipped with the know-how of how to take care of our bodies, harness our passion and be sustained by our personal brand of moxie.
Bring your girlfriends, sisters, neighbors - let's gather!
Two needs fulfilled
As I enter my second year of offering Conscious Menopause Circles, I realize there are two reasons why these Circles fill such a deep need in our crazy, creative, rich and stressful lives.
The first is that most of us are really unprepared for the transformation we experience at perimenopause. With our culture’s emphasis on managing the unpleasantness of our symptoms, we don't have much guidance for how to change into “full women”.
Let me explain what I mean by a “full woman”
At the end of a recent presentation I did on "Conscious Menopause: The Language of Symptoms” a participant stood up and said: “Thank you for giving us a new way to understand what we are going through. I now get what my Native American elders meant when they said that a woman only comes into her fullness at menopause. That idea, and the way you describe the passage of perimenopause, give meaning to this chaotic experience I’m having - in my body, in my emotions and in my soul.”
The second reason women are hungry for these Circles is because, at this time in our lives, we look to each other for nourishment. Women intuitively know how important it is for us to go through this transition TOGETHER. It’s quite extraordinary to see what happens when we bring our questions, our insights, our challenges and our stories into the Circle.
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Online Circles use the fabulous, free "Google Hangouts" video chats. The circles are small (8 participants) so the container is intimate. It's a great "next-best" to being together in person while we're all over the globe. What an awesome, feminine application of our technology, right?
Conscious Menopause Online Circles cost $397 - which includes 6 rich, nourishing Circles (10 hours of circle time); plus Conscious Menopause program materials and handouts, exercises, supplemental resources, private online community sharing and of course the support and connection in this intimate container with women around the world.
Tuesday evenings 5.30-7pm PST
Starting October 7, ending Dec 16, every 2 weeks
Wednesday mornings 9-10.30am PST THIS CIRCLE IS NOW FULL
Starting Sept 24, ending Dec 3, every 2 weeks
Circles keep forming ...
Next possible times we're looking at are
Wednesday 3-4.30pm PST and Fridays 9.30-11am PST
If these times don't work for you, no worries - just email me general times and days that work for you and we can figure something out ....
Conscious Menopause Bay Area Circles cost $347 - which includes 6 rich, nourishing Circles; readings, handouts and resources; as well as deep connections with women in your community who are dedicated to supporting each other through this most important transition of our lives.
Bay Area Circles
Thurs 7-9 Berkeley
Beginning Sept 18, ending Dec 4 There are a couple of spots still in these circles.
Berkeley Circle closes after second session 10/2
Tues 7- 9 San Rafael
Beginning September 30, ending Dec 9
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