12pm – 5pm St Hugh’s Centre, Coach Rd, Bradford BD17 5HS
Sunday 22nd September, Sunday 20th October, Sunday 17th November
In ‘Transitions’ we’ll use the 5Rhythms maps to support us as we honour in movement, dance and ritual our individual and collective experience of menstrual bleeding, expressing and releasing old stories about the menarche (the start of our periods), menstruation, the menopause and our post-menopause years.
In the first workshop on Sunday September 22nd we’ll share in words, movement and dance stories about our first menstrual bleed: how old we were, what we shared and what we hid, and how we marked this transition into young womanhood. And together we’ll create new rituals that celebrate this transition, welcoming our younger self into this tribe of dancing women.
In the second workshop on Sunday 20th October we will honour our ‘bleeding years’, making space for the complex and multifaceted experience of menstrual bleeding, the primal pleasure, the red wetness, bloodied sheets and seats, the exhaustion, the relief, the grief, the yearnings and the eventual surrender as we move towards the menopause. I’ll support a process where we can each create a poem that honours our bleeding years.
In the third workshop on Sunday 17th November we’ll honour our transition into the menopause and our post-menopause years. I call this our ‘cronedom’, where we assume our rightful place as wise women, crones, elders. We’ll celebrate the privilege of these years, sharing our stories in dance and in words, stories of loss and of freedom, of regrets and new horizons. Stories of hard-earned wisdom.
Women of every age are welcome at each these workshops – every woman has stories and dances to share that add to other women’s journeys, so whether you are just starting out on your path, whether you’re still bleeding, or whether you are post-menopausal, you are really welcome to join us. Participation in all 3 workshops is recommended and if you can’t make them all you are welcome to join the ones you can.
In order to hold a safe and contained space, I am limiting the size of these workshops to 15 women. Booking is essential. Please get in touch with me to book your place: email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/ring me on 07795253817
The price of each workshop is £30 (the series price is £90), some concessionary places of £25 (series price £75) available. If all three workshops are booked and paid for by the September 15th, I offer a 10% discount.