Return to your Cyclical Sexual Nature and discover the Juicy, Alive Knowing Inherent in your Body as Woman

Our sexual essence as woman is cyclical. Every month, our cycle takes us through a high tide – ovulation- and a low tide – menstruation. Our cycles connect us to the profound wisdom inherent in our sexual bodies as women. We sense this wisdom and, from some core place in our being, yearn to live from there.

But how many of us fight with our menstrual cycle and even at times hate being a woman? Sometimes we regard ourselves as inferior when we do not show up in the world in the same way all the time: in non-stop performance and giving. We override our natural rhythm in order to succeed in a goal-driven world.

The biggest secret of feminine power is that our inner life, emotions and sense of well-being are intimately linked to our menstrual cycle.

Our inner life is vast like the ocean,

               has hidden depths like the ocean

                        and is rhythmical like the ocean.

How we feel and relate to our cycle deeply influences our well being and how we feel about ourselves as women. Our cycle can act as our inner guidance as it reflects what is happening in our lives and naturally guides us to live in greater harmony with ourselves.

Saying Yes to living in harmony with your sexual cycles as a woman is a revolutionary act. It involves an energetic shift from a patriarchal to a cyclical way of being in the world. When we return to the wisdom of our menstrual cycle, we rediscover our interconnectedness with all beings on this planet that is so deeply cyclical in its nature. Choosing to live in harmony with our sexual cycles can be our greatest contribution to our own well being as well as to the health of the planet. Activating the love for our feminine cyclical being awakens our love for the true being of our mother earth.

Starting 2 August 2016, join us for a 9-week initiation into the profound mysteries of your sexual cycle

How many of us have not had any guidance, since our first menstrual cycle, in how to deeply honor our cyclical nature as sexual women? Keriesa and Shakti offer themselves to you as guides and elders in this discovery.

We invite you to move out of a disconnected way of living back into interconnected and cyclical way of being.  Together we will heal the frequencies of shame and separation that have been woven into our menstrual cycle.  As you take this journey with women across the world, you will feel the connection with the sisterhood through your cycle and be part of creating a new culture of feminine wisdom.  When we relate through the wisdom inherent in the phases of our cycle, we can make conscious choices about how we wish to be during each phase and enhance our well being and levels of energy. We will know when to be reflective, receptive or magnetic and we will be able to activate the unique feminine ways of knowing which each phase brings: intuition, inspiration and imagination.

Let us guide you in the return to the wisdom of our sexual cycles and let a harmonious sense of inner knowing reawaken in you, alongside a sisterhood of women.

Our Personal Journeys: Entering the Wisdom of our Sexual Cycles


shakti-circleShakti:
At the time of my first menstruation, I was in an all-girls’ school where anything to do with sexuality was Not Spoken About. Paradoxically, my masculine qualities developed superbly. By the end of my twenties, I had a Ph.D., was managing a development organization and was suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. My world came crashing down.

In this time of crisis, a deep inner wisdom started knocking on my door and calling me to discover my feminine. I heeded this call and my life took an about-turn. A few years later, I found myself living in the wild, immersed in the elements, and creating out of clay sacred feminine sculptures that I would paint with my menstrual blood in the moonlight.

At that time, my friendship with Keriesa became a gateway into discovering the mysteries of the feminine. I let go of rational control and was taken inward by the Dark Feminine – she who lives in the center of the inmost forest of our being – to rediscover myself. From this process came the birthing of what I share with the world today.

Keriesa:My journey of uncovering the wisdom of my menstrual cycle started more than two decades ago in my early thirties when I started menstruating every eight days. This continued for 3 months. After going to doctors, gynaecologists, hypnotherapists and keriesa-circlehomeopaths I eventually packed my bags and drove to a friend’s farm. There, close to nature, I listened to what my womb was trying to tell me. The first memories of sexual abuse surfaced. I listened.and heard what needed to be communicated.  My cycle immediately  stabilized when I got home. As I healed my memories I gradually  awakened to  loving my cycle and the expression of the deep feminine moving through my cycle.
I started sharing my love for the wisdom of the menstrual cycle in workshops and retreats and witnessed the deep changes in women when they listened to the inner guidance which the cycle offers. Later when I went through menopause, I developed talks and retreats for women to help them understand this important Feminine Rites of Passage. Doing this  work highlighted for me that the conscious understanding of our cyclical being supports a graceful and wise transition into menopause. Sharing the wisdom of the menstrual cycle with my dear friend Shakti Malan in an online course is a huge privilege, delight and joy. It is truly an act of awakening love.

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Session 1: Cyclical Ways of Being and Feminine Ways of Knowing

An introduction to the four phases of the menstrual cycle and how the cycle serves as part of our inner guidance system. We learn how the cycle becomes a gateway to three ways of being and three ways of knowing. You will uncover the significance of  your first experience of menstruation.

 

You will discover:

  • What cyclical feminine being is
  • What cyclical feminine knowing is
  • The four phases of the cycle
  • The messages of your first menstruation
  • The cyclical nature of our sexuality

Session 2: Revealing the Power of the Premenstrual Woman

In this session we will explore the textures of our premenstrual phase and learn how to support ourselves physically as well as emotionally during this time. We will discover our premenstrual woman as a source of inner guidance and liberation.

 

You will discover:

  • How to change premenstrual stress into premenstrual strength
  • Tools for deepening reflection
  • The gifts of clarity and courage which supports a reflective way of being with others
  • How to access the wisdom of your premenstrual woman through process art.

Session 3: Activating the fire of your intuition

The premenstrual  phase invites you to a reflective way of being and a intuitive way of knowing. Reflection supports you to discover your boundaries and ask unapologetically for what you need. Intuition leads you to your deepest knowing and the truth of your desires.

 

You will discover:

  • How to ask unapologetically for what you need
  • The mystery of intuition through storytelling
  • Practices to cultivate and nurture feminine intuition
  • The texture of your sexuality during the premenstrual phase

Session 4: Receptivity and Inspiration in the Menstrual Phase

In this session we will explore the invitation of the menstrual  phase to a receptive way of being and inspiration as a way of knowing. We will discover how to create the conditions for this way of knowing and being  through entering the sacred stillness of the body. We will join the flow of our menstrual woman through process art and listen to her inner guidance.


You will discover:

  • How you can cultivate receptivity and inspiration during your menstrual phase
  • How to prepare for your menstrual phase
  • The unique gifts the menstrual phase offers
  • The messages of your menstrual woman through process art

Session 5: Practices Cultivating Receptivity in the Menstrual Phase

The sacred time of menstruation invites us women to discover what it truly means to be receptive. In this time, we let go of our impulse to be there for others, and we fall deeply within, into the wisdom of our bodies.

 

In this session, you will know:

  • Discover the receptive, inward quality of your Yoni (vagina)
  • Learn practices for entering deeply into this receptive quality of your sexual body
  • Experience viscerally the relaxation and bliss in your body

Session 6: Finding the Magnetic Woman in Yourself

In this session we will explore the magic of the follicular and ovulatory phase. We will explore what being magnetic means and how it links to the creative power of the ovaries.  We will learn about the connection between activating the knowing of your imagination and manifesting your dreams and visions.


Your will discover:

  • What it means to be magnetic
  • The feminine way of manifesting through imagination
  • The meaning that the ovaries hold
  • The power of birth stories
  • The radiance of your ovulatory woman through process art

Session 7: Yes to your Magnetic Sexuality

The ovulatory phase of our sexual cycles is the time when our inner body is at its most magnetic and radiant. It invites lovemaking and fertilization, and we find ourselves sexually more active. In this session, Shakti introduces you to a wholesome way of celebrating your magnetic sexuality as a woman.

 

In this session, you will:

  • Understand fertility as a stream of consciousness
  • Get in touch with your magnetic sexuality as a woman
  • Receive guidance on how to share the responsibility of fertility with your partner
  • Experience a beautiful body meditation to effortlessly drop into your radiant sexual essence

Session 8: Understanding Anger and Self-Criticism

Anger is an emotion that is often misunderstood by women. We either implode or explode our anger – both ways are unskillful and leaves us frustrated and our needs unmet. We compound our frustration by self criticism. Anger and self criticism often intensify during the premenstrual phase. The gift of anger is that it can awaken our deepest sense of self.

 

You will discover:

  • What anger is and how it can awaken our deepest sense of self
  • A powerful tool to deal with self criticism
  • How to cultivate self compassion

Session 9: Embodying our sexual cycles as act of inner leadership

In this session Shakti and Keriesa explain why embodying our wise cycle leads to greater consciousness,  freedom and responsibility.  We become leaders of our inner life because embodiment of our wisdom brings the possibility of more conscious choices. We explore how embodiment awakens the mystery of the deep feminine and our love for mother earth.

 

You will discover:

  • What embodiment of your wise cycle means
  • Why embodiment is an act of inner leadership
  • What the connection is between our cycle and the future of our planet earth
  • How to create a new culture of feminine wisdom
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  1.   Learn to engage with your cycle as your source of  inner guidance
  2.   Transform the tension, the anger, the negativity that arises during the premenstrual phase into a  source of strength and clarity
  3.   Enter into the feminine ways of knowing: intuition, inspiration and imagination.
  4.   Access the ways of being which your cycle bring: being reflective, being receptive and being magnetic
  5.   Learn how to express anger and create boundaries with clarity and courage
  6.   Heal memories and the energetic imprint of your first menstruation
  7.   Live your creative life in greater harmony with the wise cycle
  8.   Explore your cycle through process art, creative writing and storytelling.
  9.   Empower yourself so that you can impart this wisdom to your daughters.
  10. Be prepared for menopause, which is the last initiation into the feminine mysteries.
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"I had no idea that getting to know my cycle could empower me so much. I now live by it, knowing when I am in a fragile time emotionally and physically (premenstrual) and I slow down and nurture myself. I also much more choose my battles depending on the time of my cycle in which I am in. It has been immensely valuable and I want every woman to know about it and get in tune with it."
Claudia Batschari - Travel Consultant
"Keriesa is wise and kind, holding such a sacred and loving space where the feminine can move in deep authenticity and grace. I love her dearly, she is a woman who can hold much, and has so much to offer the feminine on this planet. The combination of Shakti (my other mentor and teacher) and Keriesa will no doubt be a powerhouse of the feminine, in all HER beautiful forms. Treat yourselves woman, this is an incredible addition to any spiritual seeker’s toolbox."
Hayley Manson - Art Therapist
"The Wise Cycle Course was one of the most practical and empowering set of tools for conscious living I have encountered so far. Before the course I was unaware of the wisdom and power of my cycle and how to best harness the physical/hormonal, emotional and spiritual gifts that each phase of the cycle offers. Since working consciously with the tools of this course I have noticed that I am more empowered, aware and compassionate towards myself. It was like quenching a thirst I didn't even know I had and I wish this knowledge for all women."
Kate-Louise McKay - Osteopath
"I found the Wise Cycle course to be hugely beneficial, and even now, almost a year afterwards, the wisdom and richness of that experience continues to resonate. Knowing how to tune in and respond to the particular gifts that each phase of the cycle brings has been so rewarding. It's a bit like being given a key to unlock a treasure trove that's been hidden away within. Understanding one's cycle, and learning to respond to it with love and wonder and appreciation is a gift that every woman should receive."  
Piera Abbott - Local Government Advisor
"This process and learning taught me a new reverence for my body and yoni, and connected yoni to heart in a profound and beautiful way. This connection has led to a new opening of my heart and an allowing of me falling in love with myself enough to hear my body when she says 'rest' or 'stop' or 'connect to heart', and especially 'go dance sister!!'"  
Sally Berg - Artist
"The Wise Cycle Course utterly transformed my awareness and understanding of my body and her cycles. I used to regard my body more or less as a machine that just had to power through my exhaustion. Since the Wise Cycle course, I have been planning my activities so that they fit in much better with where I am in my cycle, and I am finding that it helps enormously with my energy levels and general well-being."
Sally Hofmeyr - Academic English Editor
"Throughout the course I was physically, emotionally and spiritually claiming back the power and mystery of the menstrual blood, getting in touch with the ancient wisdom of my body, with the field of generations of women who came before me and who knew and carried that power in their bones. But also I was healing the inherited shame of all the women in my lineage. This work is deeply healing and liberating."  
Vlada Meyer - Intuitive Healer
what-youll-receive

9 Weekly 90-Minute Course audios led by Keriesa Botha and Shakti Malan Ph.D.

Starting 2 August, Keriesa and/or Shakti will be teaching each of the 9 Course Sessions, taking you step-by-step each week through a discovery of the profound wisdom gateways of your sexual cycles.

6 Videos Demonstrating the Practices

Keriesa and Shakti have created 6 short videos to demonstrate the key practices of this course. These video clips give simple, clear guidelines and also carry a transmission of teachings that open your way to living in tune with your sexual cycles.

Access to our Exclusive Online Community Site

Engage online with other course participants in this private, supportive Wisdom of Woman’s Sexual Cycles Course website. As you go through the course, you will be able to gather and connect with other participants online to share your breakthroughs and insights, and support each other in deepening into the principles and teachings. Through this collective engagement, you will experience the power that comes through doing deeply transformative work in community.

3 Live 90- Minute Coaching Calls with Shakti & Keriesa Follow-up Calls

On these calls, Keriesa and Shakti address your questions that arise as you deepen in the course material. This gives you an opportunity for direct personal coaching within the supportive container of the Sisterhood we will create together.

PDF Transcripts of Each Course Session

Download the transcript of each course session after you’ve listened to it, so you can to refer back to it as you follow the course through to your transformation. The power of your learning will be integrated even more deeply as you reconnect to the course sessions in print.

Exclusive Course Bonus Audio Workshops

Keriesa and Shakti has brought together a unique and powerful group of master teachers to supplement the core teaching sessions with additional material that will enhance your experience in the course and provide complementary learning to what Keriesa and Shakti are offering. These bonus sessions and materials are listed here.

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Azra & Seren Bertrand: Shamanic Menstruation – Spiritual Awakening with Menstrual Magic

How can our Wise-Blood initiate us into awakened states of consciousness and knowing? Shamanic Menstruation was the original shamanic journey, practiced by female Womb Shamans for hundreds of thousands of years. Now is the time for modern women to remember this revolutionary path, taking their menstrual initiation into the ‘Underworld’ for wisdom.  Join Seren Bertrand, and Azra Bertrand, M.D. (authors of Womb Awakening: Initiatory Wisdom from the Creatrix of All Life, Inner Traditions, 2017) as they share their personal and collective wisdom. Seren has practiced conscious and shamanic menstruation for 15 years, and Azra has been initiated through his Beloved into the alchemical wisdom of Womb Awakening, as was practiced in the ancient days.

Anaiya Sophia: HER Re-Membering of the Temple….

Anaiya Sophia is a mystic, author and initiator of Sacred Marriage. She is a wellspring of both wisdom and experience and is known for her role in birthing New Paradigm Relationships, Divine Sexuality and the Awakening of the Sacred Body. Anaiya administers the Feminine expression of Christ Consciousness coming from the spiritual tradition of Mary Magdalene. Her books include: Womb Wisdom (Inner Traditions, 2011) Sacred Sexual Union (Inner Traditions, 2013), The Rose Knight (Lulu, 2014) and Divine Relationship (Inner Traditions, 2016). In this interview, she shares her understanding of the Wisdom of the Blood Mysteries and the how to cultivate the ability to hold steady to The Great Mother. She speaks about the Importance of Releasing Your Blood Upon The Land and the Stability, Trust and Love This Brings.

Sue Hollingsworth: Biographical storytelling – cultivating a reflective way of being and a intuitive way of knowing

Sue Hollingsworth will guide us into an exploration of biographical  storytelling as a way to nourish our intuitive knowing and deepen our reflective way of being. Sue has been a storyteller for over 20 years, travelling the world teaching and performing. She runs story retreats with women, exploring how the old traditional tales are carriers of ancient wisdom that can help us live our lives today and is also one of the foremost practitioners of what she calls biographical storytelling, the art of telling stories from your own life. This type of storytelling requires the ability to reflect deeply, stay with the swirling chaos of images and trust in the wisdom of our own lives. It is a deeply feminine, intuitive and artistic process that often leads to greater inner strength and understanding. Sue is also the author of the best selling The Storyteller’s Way and is currently completing another book on biographical storytelling.

Edna Fourie: Creating from a place of knowingness

Edna Fourie in a full-time Intuitive Artist. She says about her interview: “Participating in creativity is a sure route to reconnect with our inherent inner wisdom. As an artist I have ‘accidently’ stumbled upon the alchemy of the creative process over the past 40 years. My creative journey gradually progressed from  focusing on controlling the  process and end product, to allowing the art work to reveal itself. Trusting ‘accidents’ and urges of impulsiveness resulted in a richer process and end product. Trust and courage have become my tools. Simultaneously my personal life reflected the same progress through an ever deepening sense of knowingness. My art and life have become inseparable.”

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Lamara Heartwell: Waking up your Body’s Intelligence – Learn 5 core skills to enjoying a life of embodied presence

lamaraheadshotDuring this session, Lamara will be teaching the top 5 skills of Body Intelligence.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice these skills and ask questions about them.  You will leave this session knowing how to tap into your body’s wisdom so you can feel deeply at home in your body and make choices that create a thriving YOU.

The more we can drop into the sweet quiet impulses of our body, and give ourselves permission to let those impulses lead the way, the more we can live in a state of pleasure, harmony, and intimacy with all of life.

Willow Brown: Ancient Taoist Sexology can make Magic of your Moon Cycle

Willow Edits (18 of 21)All the medicine you need to create a harmonious experience with your hormones is already inside of you.  When you tune into this gift and turn on the Tao you’ll discover a world of pleasure and possibility.  Consider that your  body is one of great mystical magic with an abundance of vitality and life giving force, and the only thing you need to use this magic is YOU and a little wisdom from the ancients. Taoist Sexual practices heighten your ability to turn on your magic at a moments notice, so that you can receive ALL the pleasure life has to offer. It is easy to transform the pain and discomfort of your blood flow to one of pure pleasure and ecstasy!

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We know there will definitely be questions and challenges arising all along the way, so to get the most out of this course, you need not only training, but ongoing support and a deep connection with others on the same path. A powerful learning community for your growth.
When you register for the Wisdom of Your Sexual Cycles Course you’ll become part of an inspired, vibrant global learning community of individuals just like you who are seeking to connect with like-minded men and women. You’ll be engaging with the materials provided with Keriesa and Shakti, and also with a sisterhood of women from around the world through a private community website created exclusively for the participants in this course.

 

 

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I can’t attend each session live – what now?

No a problem – sessions are available soon after so you can download them and listen to them at your own convenience.

Is the course for women of a certain age?

No. People of all ages have, and will benefit from it.

Do I have to finish the course in a certain time period?

No. Because you are able to download all the materials, you can work through them at your own pace. You will have access to the community website for one full year so that you can continue to interact and learn with the course participants even after you have completed your sessions. And remember that there will be 4 follow-up sessions for continued learning and integration.

What about confidentiality?

Your journey remains completely confidential. If you wish to share on the community website, there is a confidentiality agreement in place on the site.

Do I need good internet or internet skills to do this course?

Only for downloading and interaction in the Q&A aspect of the sessions. We will give you all the support we can – and you’ll see that, once you’re in the flow, it’s really easy.  Because all of the materials are downloadable, you can always ask a friend to help you download everything from the internet.

Does the course require specific knowledge or experience?

No. In fact, sometimes the less you know, the better it is – this opens you to beginner’s mind and to meeting the material in a fresh way.