Green Leaves

Unlocking your cyclical wisdom for a balanced and fulfilled life

MENSTRUAL CYCLE AWARENESS  COURSE ONLINE

6-week course | Starting Monday 23 January 2023

A 6-week online programme to journey through the topics of Menstrual Cycle Awareness, Nervous System Regulation and Embodiment to support your menstrual, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

In this course, you will discover the inner seasons of your cycle and get to know your own seasonal patterns. You will also be exploring how to live in sync with your cycle so that you can heal your menstrual symptoms, and awaken your personal inner power for a more conscious and sustainable living.

 

This course is designed to provide you with valuable knowledge and skills and to help you enter the process of applying them in your daily life. It's an invitation to take a holistic look at your wellbeing (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual). 

  • Are you disconnected from your menstrual cycle?

  • Is your cycle irregular or causing you discomfort or pain?

  • Would you like to develop more trust in your body?

  • Are you a people pleaser who struggles to set their boundaries?

  • Do you feel under stress or pressure to do things that feel misaligned with you?

  • Have you you recently noticed changes in your period and are wondering what your period is all about and why it seems to have such an impact on how you feel?

  • Did you just come off your pill and would like to reconnect with the natural rhythm of your body? 

  • Or maybe you would like to know how to tune into the rhythm of your cycle and be able to balance your energy better, soothe your nervous system, feel more in control of how you respond to life? 

     If you answered yes to any of these questions, this programme is for you. 

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This programme is designed to help you learn about the power of your hormones, menstrual cycle awareness, nervous system regulation and how to apply the knowledge, skills and tools to your daily life.

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IMPORTANCE OF MENSTRUAL CYCLE 

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Menstrual Cycle is still a bit of a taboo topic, which isn’t talked about enough in our modern society. Many women feel ashamed or embarrassed to talk about it or might even hate their period or at least find it a bit of an inconvenience. Some women suffer from PMS, period pain, mood swings, PMDD or endometriosis and might feel very anxious every time their period comes -  the arrival of period means the arrival of pain and discomfort affecting their daily life. 

 

Whether you have any of the above problems or not and whether your cycle is regular or irregular, understanding its impact on your wellbeing is of vital importance. Having awareness of and tuning into your cycle allows you to create a more balanced and sustainable way of living.  

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RHYTHMS OF MENSTRUAL CYCLE

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The menstrual cycle starts on day 1 of your period and goes right through to the beginning of your next cycle. Throughout one cycle, you undergo several changes in the levels of your hormones. This affects your energy levels, how you feel in your body, your mental focus and concentration, how you relate to yourself and others around you.

 

In certain phases of the cycle, you might feel full of energy, motivation and with desire to socialise (inner summer, ovulation) while in others you might feel highly irritable, emotional and tired (inner autumn,  premenstrual phase).  All of this is part of the natural rhythm of your cycle. The role of the cycle is to balance your energy, preserve it when your hormones are at their lowest (menstruation) and then go out there and meet the world when the hormones are at their highest (ovulation). There is a built- in wisdom in the cycle which you can use to your advantage.

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AWAKENING YOUR CYCLICAL WISDOM

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When you  are unaware of this natural rhythm , you might end up pushing yourself to do more in times when your body is actually asking you to slow down and/or rest. Or you might end up feeling restless if you don’t get enough social interactions when you have high levels of energy.

 

Being out of sync with your cycle has an impact on the nervous system, which in turn impacts all of the other systems. And that can lead to anxiety, burnout, irritability, self-judgement, more painful periods or irregular periods which in turn impacts the quality of your life including relationships with yourself, your family, friends and workmates.

 

On the contrary, being aware of our menstrual cycle and living more in sync with it invites more kindness, self-compassion to yourself, creating space to build a more sustainable and balanced way of living.

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"To see the cycle as the enemy can set you up for more suffering. But working with it and within its rhythmic imperatives can be your foundational path to healing." 

 "Wild Power "by Alexandra Pope & Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer

HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE:

  • A deeper understanding of your menstrual cycle and its impact on your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing

  • Practical skills to regulate your nervous system to support you and  navigate everyday life's challenges 

  • Ability to balance your energy throughout your cycle and  live more in sync with it 

  • Deeper trust and confidence in your body and your cyclical wisdom

  • Ability to respond to your needs consciously and sustainably

  • Improved relationships with yourself and others

  • More self-compassion and kindness towards yourself

  • A stronger connection with your inner guide for a more vibrant and intuitive life

  • Yogic practices and self-care techniques to support your menstrual health, hormonal health,  your fertility journey, your self-discovery journey. 

  • An opportunity to reduce or relieve period pain or discomfort, PMS symptoms, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, insomnia. 

  • Support in your journey to healing if experiencing PMDD, endometriosis, period cramps, PMS, PCOS, postnatally. 

WHAT THIS COURSE WON'T DO : 

  • diagnose menstrual or hormonal imbalances or prescribe medical advice 

  • teach you fertility awareness methods or guarantee getting pregnant (it can support you in your fertility journey though) 

  • prescribe dietary advice or provide in-depth nutritional training 

THREE CORE AREAS OF FOCUS

MENSTRUAL CYCLE AWARENESS

We will discuss things related to the science of menstrual cycle and hormonal health.

You will get an opportunity to dive deep into a mindfulness practice called Menstrual Cycle Awareness (MCA). You will be invited to track your cycle and get to know your seasonal patterns. 

We will also explore the three pillars of hormonal balance : diet,  lifestyle and stress management. 

NERVOUS SYSTEM REGULATION

We will discuss the Polyvagal Theory and how it can help you regulate your nervous system. You will be invited to track your nervous system, get familiar with what triggers it and what soothes it.  This is a practical and powerful tool to feel more mindful, grounded and joyful during the day and to develop more resilience in your life. 

EMBODIMENT

We will learn how to apply the knowledge and skills in practice. You will be invited to experience your relationship with your nervous system, your menstrual cycle, your thoughts and emotions.

We will bring the teachings to life through practical exercises such as yoga, mindfulness, journaling etc. We will explore the topic of body-mind connection. 

ABOUT THE COURSE FACILITATOR

Anna Przybylo

I am Anna and I will be your course facilitator.  I am a Menstrual Cycle Coach and Facilitator and  a Hatha Yoga and Hormone Yoga teacher. 

My mission is to help people cultivate connection, inner peace and help to develop more trust and confidence in their body. I support people with all things related to anxiety and stress management , pain relief, low energy, lack of motivation and focus, relaxation and mindfulness techniques, women's health, menstrual health and hormonal balance.   

 

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"When we bring our mind into our body, the body becomes mindful, and the mind becomes embodied"

Donna Farhi

COURSE MODULES

WEEK 1 : BEFRIENDING YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM

Polyvagal Theory
Tracking your nervous system to support your menstrual health 

Yoga for balancing the nervous system
WEEK 2 : TUNING INTO THE RHYTHM OF YOUR CYCLE

Menstrual Cycle Awareness
Science of Menstrual Cycle, the Inner Seasons, Cycle Tracking
Inner Seasons Hatha Yoga 
WEEK 3 : TAPPING INTO THE POWER OF PRESENCE, AGENCY AND ENCOUNTER 

The two vias and the two poles of Menstrual Cycle
Inner and Outer lights, Creativity

Womb Meditation
Cyclical Wisdom Yoga Nidra 
WEEK 4 : BEFRIENDING YOUR INNER CRITIC

Inner Critic
PMS, Boundary Setting, Relationships
​ Impact of diet and lifestyle on menstrual health  
Self-care tools to support your mental health
WEEK 5 : THE POWER OF MENSTRUATION 

Menstruation
Managing period challenges, Befriending and honouring your period
Earth-Friendly Menstruation
Yoga and movement during menstruation 
WEEK 6 : CREATING A SUSTAINABLE WAY OF LIVING

Menstrual Cycle Awareness Integration
Diet, lifestyle and stress management  
Integration of Menstrual Cycle Awareness and nervous system regulation to support yourself in your whole cycle. 
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WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • 6 x live group sessions (with recordings for replay)

  • A small group of like-minded women

  • Additional resources to support each module

  • A contained safe space for a deep learning experience

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PRACTICAL INFO 

  • Course dates:  January 2023 - February 2022

  • Live group sessions via Zoom : Weekly Monday session for 6 weeks 7-9pm Irish Time

  • Live session dates 2022 : 23 January, 30 January, 6 February, 13 February, 20 February, 27 February 

  • Investment : €199

COURSE STRUCTURE

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"Absolutely incredibly beautiful experience. Anna is professional, gentle and very caring. I feel every penny was 100% worth for this course. Will repeat it in the future for sure. I had incredible changes over the 6 weeks, my chin acne cleared up, pms symptoms got better, and I love my body way more. Highly recommended!" 

Rosie, Ireland

"Anna is a super teacher. Her approach is natural, flexible and very encouraging. Her healing and soothing voice encourages people to join in no matter their ability and after each session you feel fully relaxed, transformed and better."

Kathryn, Ireland

TESTIMONIALS ABOUT ANNA'S WORK

Green Leaves

Unlocking your cyclical wisdom for a balanced and fulfilled life

MENSTRUAL CYCLE AWARENESS  COURSE ONLINE

COURSE BOOKING INFO

If you have any questions about the course, please refer to the FAQ's or email me on seedsofjoyspace@gmail.com 

If you are unsure if this course is for you, feel free to email me or book a quick chat with me.