Each fall and spring Sarah offers a 6 week on-line class series that contains the A-Z of body literacy and fertility awareness education. During the rest of the year she also sees ( a limited number of) clients for private consults and refers clients to work with her interns as they offer both private and group classes in their communities. Sarah is also occasionally available to travel and teach weekend intensives in other locations (particularly on the west coast and the Southwest but has been known to travel to distant, beautiful locations as well :) Please inquire if you are interested!
Body Literacy Class Series
(can be formatted as a weekend intensive)
During a class series or intensive we begin by covering the history of Cycle Tracking methods and the variations that are currently available. We discuss the specific practice differences in these method variations and the effectiveness that they each have for contraceptive purposes, including sharing studies and statistics relative to the method taught by Sarah. We also delve into the cultural and collective stories and myths about cycle tracking that abound. We discuss the male and female reproductive anatomy and physiology and quite a bit of time is spent on the female (AFAB) hormonal system. I feel it is imperative that one understands the basics of the endocrine system before learning the method as this depth of understanding proves to make the practice more reliable and sustainable for many practitioners.
We go over cycle variations that may present for different people, the phases of the cycle and the key terminology necessary for doing the practice. From there we delve into the 3 primary bio-markers of fertility that we will be following, cervical fluid, cervical changes and temperature, followed by a brief discussion on the secondary signs of fertility. I then share with you the rules of the method for contraception and the details of how to chart. We look at practice charts and discuss variations and exceptions to the norm. We discuss the key indicators on a chart that are necessary for conception to occur and optimal timing for conception. I then offer a deeper look at hormonal imbalances and how to work with them. We will discuss nutrition and lifestyle options for hormonal health and I refer students to other practitioners when necessary. We go through the various phases of the reproductive years (and beyond) and discuss basic ways to support our health and well being during those times.
The series is great for those wanting to use the Cycle mapping practice throughout their reproductive years for self-awareness, empowerment, gauging gynecological health and all the various gifts it provides. It is especially appropriate for those wanting a natural method of contraception. For those seeking specific knowledge on consciously conceiving their child without plans to use the practice for other purposes in the future, the course will provide what you need and a lot more. You may also choose to have a private consult, especially if you are facing challenges with your conception journey. A private consult will provide more focus on your specific needs and personal situation.
The Cycle Mapping method taught in the Body Literacy series is a life-long tool and requires an initial commitment to learning but once practiced is a simple and quick day to day act. I liken it to the daily commitment of brushing ones teeth. The cost of this class includes charts. Attending ALL the classes is KEY the success of the method.