I’m thrilled to be offering some online “Deepening Woman” teachings so women can participate in the wisdom shared in my journey circles. I have been holding and facilitating workshops and classes, including rites of passage ceremonies for over 20 years- for more information about me see my About Me page!
There are a few concessionary places, please email if you would like to apply firstname.lastname@example.org
(this group will close at the end of April, so do join us before then! The next round will be in the autumn)
How many girls are taught that their menstruation is her power? How would your relationship to your cycle have been different if you had been celebrated at menarche? What if society was set up to support women living by their cycle instead of encouraging us to ignore it, medicate it and carry on as normal? What if girls that were celebrated at menarche grew up to be women who loved their wombs, who celebrated each bleed and honoured their cycle, who birthed naturally, who walked into their menopause journey with power?
It is my belief that together we can create a new culture that sees womens rites of passage as our birthright, that honours our cycle, supports womens choices when they come to birth and offers alternatives to medicating our hormones!
How can we create this new pattern? By starting with ourselves, going back, healing our inner girl, celebrating her menarche, giving her the ceremony she needed/wished for, listening to our body wisdom and our cycles and supporting one another! By recovering and initiating ourselves we can hold our daughters and sons in wisdom and strength.
I will lead you through these two thresholds, tenderly holding and guiding your mid girl and menarche girl, as we create space for healing. You can take your time to go through the work in your own time, at your own pace.
For more info and to book on see http://www.rachaelcrow.co.uk/mid-girl-menarche-passages-online-teachings/
Coming this year:
Thirteen Moons Journey 13 passages of womens teachings. (Anyone booking on the Mid Girl and Menarche Passages will be offered a reduction for the Thirteen Moons)
Thirteen Moons journey will guide women though the Nine Passages /Life Spiral of womanhood, as well as including menstrual recapitulation, rites of passage ceremonies, meditation, Red Tent and Moon Lodge wisdom, journaling, circling, chanting, crafting, touching nature and connecting with our ancestors…On this journey you will deepen your connection with your cyclical nature and its relation to the seasons and the age old knowledge of our ancient mothers; remembering techniques that increase our natural women’s intuition and connect to our inner medicine woman.
I advise taking at least 13 moons/months working through this journey – but you are free to work through it at your own pace. There will be daily journalling questions (just a few minutes each day), meditations and visualisations to connect to your inner Wise/Medicine Woman, healing practices and beautiful crafts to be made! A Facebook group will be created for support.
Deepening Woman Teachings, combining womens rites of passages with deep shamanic practices. info coming soon!
Feedback from women who have worked with Rachael-
Rachael goes above and beyond what you might expect, she gives and gives so much…. information, holding and awareness of the process. She is truly someone who walks her talk and guides women to rebirth themselves anew. These initiations are so needed, so powerful and so transforming. Thank you Rachael for the work you give to the world.
I had connected with Rachael previously on one of the Mother and Daughter camps. I experienced the care given to celebrating my daughter’s own rise towards womanhood and when the opportunity arose to receive similar nourishment from them myself through a catch up ceremony, I jumped at the chance to do so, knowing I could rely on her capable leadership. On the day, after working on the preparation materials provided, I was ready to receive exactly what I asked for and they gave and gave. It was definitely emotional and has been subsequently energising. Today I know I have shifted my family’s balance towards a thriving womanhood for future generations. I would recommend an honouring the menarche ceremony for girls or catchup for women to anyone who desires to honour who they are in a safe space, held with sensitive expertise and dedicated vision.
This is a wonderful journey for women, I was so empowered when I first did this amazing work I did it a second time to go deeper. Rachael gives such caring guidance and is such a wealth of knowledge of all women’s wisdom. I can’t recommend it enough.
Recommended full heartedly … amazing and full of information and love and joy xxxxxx
‘Such a deeply heartfelt and magical ceremony. I was fearful that it would be painful, but discovered it to be a beautiful, tender experience that re-connected me to my maiden self in an unexpectedly joyful and empowering way. Rachael held this ceremony with such love, witnessing every woman in the circle with deep caring. And it was so moving to honour and be honoured by all the other women. For the first time in my life I am feeling the power and wisdom of my menstrual cycle!’
‘I’ve grown and changed in such positive ways this year, I feel more empowered and on my path’
‘Rachael holds the circle in such a special way….it’s been a transformational year!’
‘There was such emotional support, Rachael is sensitive and compassionate to our personal journeys’
‘It was great to have the space to share our experiences and developments – rather like a healing group!’