First Moon Circles are split into 2 parts
(duration approx. 3 hours)
Part 1: “Girls only” session
The first 2.5hrs is focussed just on the group of girls to come together, have fun, be silly, make new friends, and learn accurate information about what’s happening to their physical body, as well as their emotional and spiritual selves as they approach and encounter menarche (the first period, or first moon).
(Parent/Gaurdians are welcome to drop girls off and come back at 3.30pm)
Here First Moon attendees learn:
What periods and puberty are, what happens during this stage of development and what they can expect to notice, sense and feel within their body and emotions.
An introduction to the female body, hormones, and the reproductive system.
Introduction to Cycle Awareness (remember, the period is just 1 part of a 4 stage cycle!) and how our energy, superpowers and needs change across the month.
Introduction to self-care for their cycle (a couple of examples include – why rest is important, why its ok if suddenly they might feel a bit cranky and how to nurture themselves through the pre-menstrual phase).
Body and earth friendly period product options and a chance to play with the different options.
And they can ask me any and all awkward, embarrassing, curious questions they’ve not felt able to ask yet.
Part 2: Parents join for a celebration
The final half hour we enjoy a celebratory afternoon tea where Mums/Nanas/Carers are invited to join us to share what the girls have discovered, whilst the elders are invited to share positive guidance and beautiful wishes they have for the girls in their lifetime.
Here the intentions are to:
Create a special jade beaded bracelet to remind the girls of the seasons of their cycle and go over it once more while parents are present.
Give the parents an opportunity to affirm the positive learning experience, and to encourage the girls to be able to talk to them about personal topics.
Girls share what they have learned with the adults which will no-doubt offer new knowledge for yourself!
To celebrate a very special time in a person’s life – and to frame the natural process as normal, healthy, magical, and a time a girl meets her power.
How do participants benefit from going to a First Moon Circle?
FIRST MOON CIRCLES ARE ABSOLUTELY OVERFLOWING WITH VALUE:
Each participant will leave feeling more confident and empowered through greater knowledge, understanding and acceptance of what’s to come, and how powerful, important, special and transformational this phase of their life is.
Parents and participants are supported to open conversations to discuss periods and puberty (and who knows what else!) afterwards, having been held in the safe space of circle where this talk is normalised.
If friends attend together, then they gain the added benefit of sisterhood, having this shared experience to refer back to, and to share wisdom with their other friends.
Parents are also supported to learn this wisdom alongside their daughter, feel safe and heard and be guided with tools and language to support their child.
And often, mothers are able to heal a part of their own relationship to their menarche and menstruation, through giving their child the support they wish they’d had as a child and learning about their own cycles.
The workshop will end with a shared organic afternoon tea & treats for all, including mothers and carers.
Tickets also include some special goodies to take home:
Personalized natural beauty care package:
(Including essential oil & magnesium bath ritual blends)
Eco period care samples with their own beautiful “period prep” bag
A moon journal & pen
22 page menstrual cycle care information booklet
A beautiful jade beaded bracelet (created in circle with parent or carer)
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