Holistic Menstrual Education
with Samantha Neal
Understanding our cycle is understanding the way our body works.
Knowing our cycle is knowing ourselves.
Connecting to our cyclical rhythm is connecting to the rhythms of the earth and creation.
Menstruating humans change everyday. We move through life in phases that follow a cyclical pattern. However the permission to flow with our natural rhythm isn’t something many of us have been given. While our bodies are cyclical, our modern world is not. Despite the strong cross-cultural conditioning around menstruation and intentional shame that has been layered over this fundamental process, our menstrual cycle is our greatest ally and resource.
I see the menstrual cycle as our own internal guidance system, supporting us in self-discovery, empowerment, healing, connection and creativity. I see our cycle as an essential indicator of our health and wellbeing. I see this awareness as radical self love, as an authentic orientation point for experiencing the world, and as a quiet act of rebellion against a patriarchal mentality that encourages the disconnection and disrespect of the menstrual rhythm. Supporting others in reclaiming this knowing is my intention.
As a menstrual activist and educator, I teach holistic cycle education and facilitate 1:1 sessions, workshops and community circles in Australia and the U.S.