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Understanding Menstruation for Teens & Pre Teens

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On this journey young girls coming into their womanhood will enter into a sacred space to deepen the understanding of the female body while creating a positive relationship with their menstrual cycles.

In this workshop Coming of Age Girls will learn:

  • The release of negative associations made with monthly menstruation

  • Appreciation for the natural cycles of life reflected within the female experience

  • Physiology of the Uterus

  • Daily/Monthly practices to celebrate and embrace the sacredness of the body

  • Self love & Body appreciation

  • The 4 phases of the menstrual cycle in relation to the seasons and the moon

  • Mindful practices to embrace & celebrate their female intuition and body

  • How daughters and mothers (or other female family members) can grow stronger in their bond as well as with other women in their “inner circle”

  • Menstrual product options currently on the market - each one will be presented and explained

Parents must stay the duration of the workshop. Parents are welcome to attend the beginning of the class, and will be brought back in at the end. During the class, parents will learn more about Moms for Social Justice and The Chattery. This workshop is open to girls aged 9 to 13.

This class is in partnership with Moms for Social Justice and The Chattery.


About the teacher:

Tessa Cadet is a Professional House Parent, working with children and families in crisis in Chattanooga, where she counsels families to heal traumas or displacement within the family structure.  She has a background in Fine Arts, with an emphasis on Education and Women of West African Culture and has done post graduate work in Family Counseling. She began her own education into the feminine after the birth of her two daughters, rectifying her own lack of understanding of the cultural and spiritual value of the divine feminine and our historical connection with femaleness. She facilitates Sacred Women's circles in Chattanooga. Learn more about Tessa here.