28 Women. 28 Days.
A Free Online Immersion, Celebrating Our Cycles.

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Welcome, dear sisters. I’m Sara Avant Stover, yogini, teacher and mentor to women, author of the best-selling book The Way of the Happy Woman, and proud mama to the cutest dog (Amia) in the world here in Boulder, Colorado.

Over these 28 days you will hear from 28 inspiring female leaders of ALL ages, in fields from sexuality to business to relationships to yoga, speaking up about their cycles. This month we turn the much-deserved spotlight on the seed of our womanhood, that part of us which we usually shroud in secret and shame. I hope you enjoy this celebration, and I’m so grateful you’re here!

What’s a Moon Cycle?

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This is another word for menses, menstruation, or period. Before the Industrial Revolution and artificial light, most women bled in harmony with the cycles of the moon. Our hyper-masculine, fast-paced modern living has overridden the synching up of our inner cycles with the outer ones. Returning to the term “moon cycle” helps us to remember that this is a sacred, magical, deeply feminine, rhythmical, and natural part of our lives as women.

Why 28 Days & 28 women?

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A full lunar cycle is 28 days, and ancient calendars were aligned with the moon, not the sun. Remembering the sacredness and practicality of these numbers will help us all to re-align our lives with the cyclical power of the moon.

Who am I?

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Over the past 13 years I’ve been immersed in two things: healing my relationship to my own femininity AND helping thousands of women around the world do the same. Along the way, I’ve lived in Thailand, taught in Dubai, traveled through India, written a best-selling book, fallen in love, and been to Burning Man, to name a few. But it didn’t start out like this.

Anorexia. Bulimia. Exercise addiction. Perfectionism. Being incredibly uptight about nearly everything. I was so lost, in so much emotional pain, and so confused about and disconnected from my womanhood that I didn’t bleed sometime for months at a time. I developed advanced cervical dysplasia, ovarian cysts, and lived with a vicious inner critic who never missed an opportunity to let me know just how horrible I really was.

Yup, I was a profoundly unhappy woman!

While I first menstruated at the age of 13, it was a secretive and solitary experience.  By 18 I had stopped bleeding because of my eating disorders. And, by 23, through the help of my spiritual teachers and healers, as well as my own deep yearning to heal my womanhood, I had reclaimed my cycle. I bled regularly on the new moon, and with that, I felt deeply and profoundly that my periods were something uniquely powerful. Through a lot of continued inner work in my twenties, I increasingly discovered the sacredness and healing power hidden —as well as the portal to my embodied sense of being a women—within my menses.

Since then, my menses (which I call my moon cycle) is the center of my world and my greatest spiritual teacher. I plan my business around it, navigate my relationship and social life according to it, alter my yoga and spiritual practice to compliment it, and plug my creativity and intuitive life steering into it.

And I’m a happy woman (not in the sugary-sweet kind of a way, but in the deep knowing and abiding in who I truly am—during all seasons and cycles of my day, week, month, year, and life—through the good, the bad, and yes, even the ugly).

My moon cycle is the hub, the heart, the deep divine spark, the very soul of my womanhood. Here are a few of the countless lessons I’ve learned from my moon cycle, a relationship that deepens for me each and every month:

  1. How to easily ebb and flow with my own inner cycles in work and in life.
  2. How to stop trying to work, practice, and play the same way everyday of the month.
  3. Ways to strengthen my connection with my intuition, and creativity during my moon cycle, and then to act on these deep inner knowings during the rest of the month (that’s how I wrote my book and created this online experience for us all right now).
  4. What to eat, what supplements to take, and what foods to avoid so that my PMS is minimal and my cycle is painless AND so that I have high energy during ovulation.
  5. How to celebrate my cycles and rhythms of rest and activity as the source of my greatest strength and renewal—not as a nuisance or something that slows me down.
  6. How to bring my partner in as a partner during my moon cycle, to support and deepen our relationship

Over these past 13 years I’ve dreamt of a world where I could live more openly and unapologetically about structuring my life and work around my moon cycle. I’ve envisioned all of us women creating a world like this together…and now I do feel like we’re ready to do this. It’s time.

So here we are now, bringing this vision to life for all of us.

We’re here to…

  • Give voice to our cycles—no matter what our stories or feelings are about them. ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is welcome (here it is again: the good, the bad, and the ugly).
  • Spotlight women of all ages and seasons of life and to celebrate their power.
  • Finally allow that sacred seed of our womanhood—or deep inner connection to cycles—be celebrated, rather than shrouded in shame and taboo.
  • Recognize how our cycles can be central to—not separate from– our work, creativity, and entire LIVES.

Welcome home. I’m so happy you are here and that we can now create this vision together. Sara Signature

Over these 28 days, you will hear from each of these extraordinary female leaders about their cycles...

Join the free Moon Cycle Immersion

You'll also receive a subscription to The Way of the Happy Woman Newsletter and a pdf Moon Cycle Manifesto