Spring Moon Fertility Awareness course
The course I offer is a series of 3 classes, each about 2-3h long, spread out over the course of a month. I schedule my course this way to allow students to gain experience with charting between the classes, so we can build on your knowledge and direct experience as the course goes on.
My course will give you full working knowledge of charting with the Fertility Awareness Method, and will allow you to confidently apply this method both for contraception and conception. You will have all the tools you need to understand and appreciate the intricacies of your menstrual cycles, and the larger cycles of a woman’s life.
Here is a brief outline of what is covered in my course. Please note that this outline is subject to change.
- Female and male anatomy
- Overview of the endocrine system
- Stages in a woman’s life and her fertility
- What is a “normal” menstrual cycle
- Scientific principles of FAM
- How to observe & chart your fertility signs
- The rules of charting for natural contraception
- Charting for conscious conception
- Lactational Amennorhea Method
- Chart analysis and gauging hormonal health
- Herbs & nutrition for female health & fertility
- Common female health concerns
- The Six Steps of Healing, from Susun Weed
- Discussion on natural healing modalities
- Review and short test
Following the completion of all 3 classes, you will be able to schedule a private 1 hour session with me. We will review your charts and address any specific questions or concerns you may have, ensuring that you will have all the tools you need moving forward to use charting effectively.
If you are curious about my course, but have questions or concerns regarding the material covered, I would be happy to speak with you and answer any question you may have.
Who should take these classes?
Any woman who is cycling can take this course and practice the Fertility Awareness Method. Teenagers, single women, pre-menopausal women, breastfeeding mothers, women dealing with infertility issues, the list goes on… almost everyone can benefit from the knowledge gained from these classes and from integrating FAM into their lives.
I generally recommend that students be actively cycling while taking the classes. Please note that you do NOT need to have regular cycles in order to use FAM. If you are taking a contraceptive that suppresses cycles or you just gave birth and your cycles haven’t returned, I generally recommend to wait to take my class. But you would really like to take the course now, it is totally up to you. What we could do in this situation is postpone our private follow-up consultation until after you have started cycling again. That way we can touch up on what you learned in class and answer any questions that come up as you start to apply this new knowledge.
Women can attend the classes either by themselves, or with their partner / husband (at no extra cost). I really encourage men to learn about FAM as well, especially if you plan to use it as your primary form of contraception. In these situations, this method works best when both partners understand and internalize the principles. It helps shift the dynamic so that the responsibility of fertility choices doesn’t rest only on the woman and decisions can be made jointly.
The cost of the course is currently $150. This price includes the 3 classes, the private session, a booklet containing all the material covered in class and sample charts.
The tuition may be paid in installments throughout the duration of the workshop. An initial payment of $60 is required for registration. If you pay for the course in it’s entirety at registration, you will pay a discounted tuition of $140.
Classes are limited in size, as I like to keep the sessions small and intimate. So please register early to secure your space.
Please note that I am willing to offer a sliding scale for those who are truly unable to pay the full tuition. I believe that Fertility Awareness should be available to all women, and I ask that you please contact me if you would like to talk about how we can make the course accessible to you.
I offer private classes for those who would prefer a one-on-one atmosphere. The course outline will be exactly the same as my public classes – 3 structured classes, spread out over the course of a few weeks, with one follow up session.
Private classes can take place in person, or long-distance via Skype. The tuition is the same, unless I will be traveling to meet with you. Contact me if you would like to chat about studying with me privately.