08. October 2019 - 23:00
The Leela Centre
AustraliaDarlinghurstL2 / 113 - 115 Oxford Street

Moontime Stories- empowering our daughters, The Leela Centre, Tuesday, 08. October 2019

Moontime Stories- Empowering our Daughters 


A full day workshop designed for Mothers / Grandmothers and their daughters to prepare for and to honour the first significant transition in a young maiden's life, her first moontime or menarche. 


This transition calls for celebration and awareness of the metamorphosis of our daughters into strong, empowered women. The intention of this workshop is to move through any fears related to this time in a young maiden’s life as she navigates puberty and plant the seeds of beauty, power and self-love.


Workshop Structure:


First segment: Moontime Stories


Introduction to the meaning and power of ‘moontime’.


In this segment we will explore some cross-cultural traditions and ritual practices that mark this coming of age. We will open scared circle and invite Mothers and Grandmothers to share their own cultural and / or personal moontime experiences. There will be an opportunity to release any fears, negative experiences and shame stories that may have come up through a cleansing ritual.  This ritual transmutes the old stories into a new golden thread for the next generation to meet this time in their lives with open heart and whimsical excitement.


Second segment: Moontime Blessing 


Changing our language around menstruation is key for our daughters to awaken into their divine birthright.


How we, as mothers, talk about ourselves and to ourselves maps the pathways our daughters use to relate to their own bodies and navigate their experience, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.


Here we offer new ways of contextualising the experience: Moontime is framed as: my cleansing time, my power time, my re-birth time, my blessing time.


In this segment we acknowledge our daughters, on the cusp of metamorphosis, and place them firmly in the center of the circle, showering them with many blessings so that this transition is met with deep reverence for the powerful being she is. Supporting her in honouring and loving herself and meeting this time with gentleness through binding together of prayer bundles. Even if your daughter has already had her menarche (first menstruation) this segment holds space for that recognition and blessing.


Third segment: Moontime Beads


 Mothers / Grandmothers are invited to create a clay bead for their daughters that represents the eternal seed of life to give to them on their menarche as a keepsake. Daughters are invited to create 12 clay beads representing each moon cycle which can be made into a necklace, adding the 13th bead created my mum or grandmother. This necklace will be infused with the intentions of the workshop as well as individual prayers. It can be worn as a power object and /or placed in a special place as a reminder to honour and love her moontime.



Who is this workshop for?


The workshop is ideal for Mothers who have pre-teen daughters, ages 9+ and want to engage more consciously with this major transition in their lives.


If you have daughters already in their moontime they would also greatly benefit from this experience.


Grandmothers are most welcome and encouraged to attend completing the 3 generations (maiden -mother -crone)



How does the ticketing work?


There are 4 ticket types:


1. Mother & Maiden ($190) | Mother and daughter duo


2. Crone & Maiden ($180) | Grandmother and granddaughter duo


3. extra Maiden ($88) | add another daughter /granddaughter


4. Crone only ($80) | add Grandmother to ticket type 1.



What to bring?


*Bring your own lunch | water bottle


* A journal and pen


*A container to take your beads home in



How to get to the Leela Centre?


By Public Transport: - Central Station then any bus that travels along Oxford Street (12min Bus ride)


- Museum Station and walk down Oxford Street (10min Walk)


Driving:


There is a Wilson Parking Garage on Riley street and then an 8min walk to the centre



I truly look forward to sharing this experience with you. If you have any questions, please contact me via email: email or SMS 0414 515 788.


Nazanin **


let the light shine in your heART


Tuesday, 08. October 2019, The Leela Centre, Moontime Stories- empowering our daughters

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