First Moon Circles are a unique experience for mothers/care givers and daughters/ loved ones (ideally aged 9-12, however age range can be 8-15), to gather and sit “in circle” to celebrate Menarche (first period) and this very important rite of passage. The term “first moon” for 2 reasons; moon or lunar cycles, coincided with women’s menstrual cycles, before the Industrial Revolution and were referred to as a woman’s “moon time“. “First moon” alludes to the very first period that a girl experiences, exemplifying her transition to womanhood.
First moon circles offer a safe and inclusive space, with a relaxed atmosphere to learn about puberty and periods. While mainstream period education may only focus on the period itself and blood catching products, first moon circles include education and empowerment through ALL four phases of the menstrual cycle and the changes from puberty and beyond. Empowering and teaching not just the physical but the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the whole cycle to help children embrace and be proud of their bodies’ amazing abilities and the blessing of being able to release and let go each month. Opening lines of comminication and buidling strong family foundations as well as, breaking generational shame and trauma associated with periods.
This 3 hour circle is broken into 2 halves, mothers/care givers will sign in daughters/loved ones and leave them in faciliator’s care for first half and join later for second half.
Children will have 1.5 hours of fun and interactive learning and a chance to play with period products. As the environment is less formal, they can express themselves freely, develop a close sisterhood bond with others, share concerns or anxieties about puberty, periods or products and ask the “embarrassing” or “awkward” questions that they may not have had confidence to ask an adult before. Refreshments/snacks provided throughout.
What your child will learn:
Mothers/care givers, join us for a further 1.5 hours to learn more about cycle awareness and self-care throughout the menstrual cycle, as well as a beading ritual and sharing their experience of their own menarche and passing on positive words of wisdom. This part is a blessing and is healing for those who attend, their lineage and begins to release lifetimes of generational shame and trauma associated with periods. A celebratory afternoon tea is enjoyed as we share and learn from our experiences.
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Includes: Gift bag with lots of useful products, journal/pen and First Moon Guide.
This is a beautiful bonding experience for mother/care giver and daughter/loved one will always be remembered with positive and lifelong benefits.
Open circles will be small with minimum of 4/maximum of 5 attendees & will be held from facilitators home in Dundee. Address will be given upon booking.
Private circles (hosted at private home or venue booked by host) require minimium of 5 attendees. Cost of travel may be added accordingly.
Book or find out more at https://form.jotform.com/healingwithlacey6/first-moon-circle-booking-form