Traditionally, in many cultures women retreated during their Moontime in order to connect with their Ancestors and their inner wisdom. The power of this deep receptive space brought healing to the whole community.
In our contemporary culture it is rare for women to take this space and time. In order to create the space to honour Moontime it is important to use the resources available within the whole menstrual cycle to meet the demands of life. At the most basic level, that means making subtle, or major, changes to the way we live so that we are more productive when our energies are high and that we rest, rejuvenate, and receive when they are at their lowest (around Moontime). There are also particular strengths within each phase of our cycles that can be used to increase our effectiveness.
In this ‘Moon Medicine Dance’ workshop we will explore how the energies of the menstrual cycle change throughout the month. We will work with it as a Medicine Wheel using primarily dance/movement to embody the different energies.