I’m really excited to invite you to a very special activity that I’m organising in Odell Park for International Women’s Day this year.
I’d love you to join me and Sing for the Trees at Odell Park on Friday March 8th from 5:30-6:30. I’m organising a beautiful, nourishing, community event with the support of global grassroots women-led reforestation movement, TreeSisters. We’re honouring our connection to Nature, each other and the trees by gathering the women and singing to, for and with the trees.
*Text in italics are my (Natalie's) words
**All other text has been written by TreeSisters, has been provided as a suggested invitation to this event, and are words that I wholeheartedly agree with <3
You don’t need to be able to sing. All you need is an open heart, your love for Nature and a willingness to do something a bit different and very nourishing with a group of wonderful, local women. Everyone is welcome, and I am really happy to support you to find a way to take part in what we are doing that feels enjoyable and fun for you.
We have gorgeous songs to sing and a location that is special to me because I grew up next door to Odell Park. It has been a place of support, beauty, connection, and strength for me for years.* And I’ve chosen to do this with TreeSisters because I adore trees, want to be a part of protecting the environment, and recognize the deep and significant connection between women and nature.*
We humans depend on trees for so many things ... Our oxygen, cleaning pollution from the air, drawing up water from deep in the Earth to nourish rivers and streams, seeding our rainfall, providing habitat for millions of creatures, protecting soil microbes from overheating, preventing erosion, minimising flood damage, creating beauty, and so much more. Our trees are critical to a healthy, thriving world and are one of the best buffers against climatic changes.
When women raise their voices, magic happens. When women rise, we can create incredible change in the world and inspire others to do the same. We influence our children, our extended families and our communities - the action we take really matters.
When we come together to nourish each other and the Earth, we are weaving deeper connection to Nature and our own natures. If you’d like to see how inspiring this can be, have a look at treesister Liz Terry on IWD 2018 and the powerful magic she wove with women in Stroud, UK here: https://youtu.be/McfhWdqtiGg.
I’d really love you to join me to show our appreciation and love for the trees on this very special day. There is no cost to join in, however if you would like to donate to TreeSisters and seed the planting of trees in the tropics, that would be wonderful. You can find out more about TreeSisters planting projects and/or donate here: https://www.treesisters.org/home/trees
In sisterhood for the trees,**
PS. All ages and genders are welcome!*
If you find yourself wondering...
Why is she offering this course?
What's it for?
How does it work?
What's it's purpose?
That's all good!
I realize that connecting with the moon and your womb cycle might seem kind of out there for some people and that's okay.
The more I learn about myself and practice being authentic in who I am the more I realize that I am here to do things a little differently, to show people a different way, to open eyes and hearts a little. :)
If you feel called to do something a little different and to learn more about who you are authentically, read the Q&A below.
These are some of the most popular questions I've received about the
Dancing Your Moon Cycle Online Playshop:
What does Playshop mean?
It's a play on the word "workshop", because who wants to work more?
Why not play?
Why am I offering this course?
There are many reasons I am offering this course. One of them being that when a family member of mine began menstruating I heard one of her parents say "Why would anyone like it? It's gross and it's messy" and intrinsically I knew I wanted to be a part of changing this perception.
There are many more reasons why and I'll be sharing them over on our FB Event Page if you're interested.
What is the purpose?
The purpose is to connect you with your natural rhythm so that you can honour it and live a happier, healthier life. Sounds simple and it is!
When we tap into our body wisdom through dance, creativity, nature, our wombs, journaling, etc. we can receive so much guidance on what's good for us and what's not, as well as how we can live our lives in a way that feels nurturing, sustainable, and joyful. Maybe even magical!
Who is this Playshop for?
It is for everyone!
I think you'd benefit the most though if any of these apply to you:
- You feel a connection to nature and want to foster that connection
- You know that there is more to your cycle than that one uncomfortable week per month
- The moon feels magnetic to you, you are affected by it, or you love to moon gaze
- You know deep down that you are creative and want to express that
- People in your life say that you are sensitive, emotional, or intuitive
- You love to dance, meditate, or journal
- You experience PMS symptoms
- When I tell you that you are innately powerful, beautiful, and creative you feel a twinge in your body that lets you know it's the truth
How does it work?
After you register you will receive an email prompting you to create a login for my website. All the material is offered there on a weekly basis according to the phases of the moon - new, waxing, full, and waning. You will also receive access to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions, share and support other womxn participating in the workshop, and take part in the weekly Live Connection with me or view the recording if you can't make it live.
How do I register?
You can register by connecting with me via text (506-449-5380), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Instagram or Facebook.
How much time does it require?
It requires as much or as little time as you choose. You will benefit from it the most if you commit 2-5 hours per week towards it. It's all fun stuff! And because of the nature of this journey you might notice it slowing creeping into your life outside of those 2-5 hours.
Do I have to do everything you suggest?
No. The playshop is self-lead and you can pick and choose what you want to do. All parts are optional.
Reply to this email and I will be happy to respond.
Natalie loves life, people, animals, plants, and trees. She believes in the flow of life and approaches each day with gratitude.