FIRST MOON CIRCLES ®
Gifting girls with wisdom, confidence and tools to support their happy, healthy entry to menstruation and puberty. This is a beautiful, empowering alternative to traditional period education featuring craft, conversations and a special mother-daughter celebration.
I created First Moon Circles® to offer a sacred, beautiful, love-filled and most important of all FUN space for young girls aged 9-12 to gather in circle to receive knowledge and tools to start their periods with ease, flow (pardon the pun!) and comfort.
What is a First Moon Circle?
First Moon refers to a person's very first period - their menarche.
A First Moon Circle is a group education and celebration of this very important and powerful rite of passage.
Whether she has started her period, hasn't bled yet, or if any of her friends have - this is the perfect opportunity to girls to feel proud, gain knowledge, become empowered and know how to support herself physically, emotionally and spiritually as she enters womanhood.
What's involved in a First Moon Circle?
First Moon Circles are split into 2 parts:
We start with a 2h experience just for the girls to come together, have fun, be silly, make new friends, and learn accurate information about what's happening to their physical body, as well as their emotional and spiritual selves as they approach and encounter menarche (the first period, or first moon).
Here First Mooners learn about:
What periods and puberty are, what happens during this stage of development and what they can expect to notice, sense and feel within their body and emotions,
An introduction to the female body, hormones, and the reproductive system,
Introduction to Cycle Awareness (remember, the period is just 1 part of a 4 stage cycle!) and how our energy, superpowers and needs change across the month,
Introduction to self-care for their cycle (a couple of examples include: why rest is important, why its ok if suddenly they might feel a bit cranky and how to nurture themselves through the pre-menstrual phase),
Body and earth friendly period product options and a chance to play with different options,
And they can ask me any and all awkward, embarrassing, curious questions they've not felt able to ask yet.
A celebratory afternoon tea where Mums/Nanas/Carers are invited to join us to share what the girls have discovered, whilst the elders are invited to share positive guidance and beautiful wishes they have for the girls in their lifetime.
Here the intentions are to:
Role model that it is possible to talk openly about periods and puberty amongst friends and adults,
Give the parents an opportunity to affirm the positive learning and experience, and to encourage the girls to be able to talk to them about personal topics,
Parents share wisdom with everyone present, which helps the girls feel supported and remember that they are not alone, and that all womxn before them have been through the same experience.
Girls share what they have learned with the adults which will no-doubt offer you new knowledge yourself!
To celebrate a very special time in a person's life - and to frame the natural process as normal, healthy, magical, and a time a girl meets her power.
What do participants get out of the Circle?
First Moon Circles are absolutely overflowing with value:
Each participant will leave feeling more confident and empowered through greater knowledge, understanding and acceptance of what's to come, and how powerful, important, special and transformational this phase of their life is.
Parents and participants are supported to open up conversations to discuss periods and puberty (and who knows what else!) afterwards, having been held in the safe space of circle where this talk is safe and normalised.
If friends attend together, then they gain the added benefit of sisterhood, having this shared experience to refer back to, and to share wisdom with their other friends.
Parents are also supported to learn this wisdom alongside their daughter, feel safe and heard and be guided with tools and language to support their child.
And often, mothers are able to heal a part of their own relationship to their menarche and menstruation, through giving their child the support they wish they'd had as a child, and learning about their own cycles.
Also, participants receive these amazing gifts included with their place:
A Moon Pack (a combination of sanitary samples, and fabulous self-care items to support her emotionally, physically and spiritually).
A copy of my 'First Moon Guide' - a keepsake resource full of fact sheets, guide to self-care for the cycle and a beginner cycle tracking sheet.
Her keepsake bracelet beaded in session.
Afternoon tea for both child and parent is included.
This huge value-packed offering, featuring everything listed above, is available for $130 per participant. This enables me to organise everything for you, bring wisdom and lots of gifts for your child, plus afternoon tea. (Minimum of 4 participants per circle required).
Diversity and Inclusion
I acknowledge and honour that not all people who bleed are girls / female identifying, and that not all girls and females bleed. I bring this into the First Moon Circles® with an awareness that children who may not identify as female may still experience menstruation, and may have a complicated relationship with their period, their body and the concept of becoming a woman.
It is my highest wish that if you have a child who may be Non-Binary, LGBTQIA+, Transgendered, Gender Queer or otherwise Gender Diverse, that I hold as safe a space as possible for them to learn how to care for their body, emotions and spirit through menarche. If you would like to discuss anything related to inclusion please do email me to organise a chat. I want to support you and your family.
How do I book my child onto a First Moon Circle®?
You have 2 options: public or private events.
Private Event: Did you know First Moon Circles® are available to book as a private event just for your child and their friends? This way, the group explores the topics together, ensuring they have a strengthened friendship and each other's ongoing support for when they need it. Suitable for girls aged 9-16 and for a minimum of four girls per private event.
Private events are hosted in your home, yet I provide everything from food to activities to gifts.
If you're interested in booking a private First Moon Circle, please email Charlotte to make this happen for you! Drop me an email now...
Public Event: First Moon Circles are held occasionally as an open event for individuals to book onto. Please keep your eye out on the Event Calendar.
PSSSSST: Want to learn to hold your own First Moon Circles®??
I have developed an Award-Nominated 3 month online Facilitator Training program to support you to do just that!
Read about what's involved, the incredible opportunities this training opens for you, and meet our 8 incredible guest expert teachers and community too!