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Body Literacy + Cycle Awareness

  • Her Sanctuary 1438 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, NY, 14216 United States (map)

Join Darcie Black, a holistic reproductive health educator, doula and community herbalist from Ithaca, NY, for a unique (and FREE) conversation about bodies, language, and harnessing the intuitive power of our cycles.

This class is open to the public and while we will be focusing on the phenotypically female body, all individuals of sexual expression and gender identity are welcome to attend. We will be exploring how body literacy and cycle awareness can be used as a vital sign to inform us of our overall health and well-being. We'll also discuss the hormones involved in the fertility cycle (how they influence us on a physiological and emotional level), how our cycle can inform our social and professional lives, how we may be helping or hurting our endocrine systems, and the many options available for menstrual care and sexual health.

hosted by: Darcie Black of Sacred Seedlings

cost: FREE

Darcie Black

Darcie Black is a doula, holistic reproductive health educator, and community herbalist who is inspired by and focuses on the cycles + expressions of womxn. She is currently a student at Justisse International, focusing on fertility awareness education while working towards her certification as a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. Darcie has been learning and living in the Ithaca area since 2006 as she earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Integrative Health Studies at Ithaca College. In 2012, she began an herbal apprenticeship at the Heartstone School of Earth Essentials, and became certified as a doula with Doula Trainings International in 2013. Since then, she has been supporting the unique needs of individuals and families as a community herbalist and doula through her business Sacred Seedlings. In 2014, she helped establish and create the community apothecary, Bramble, in Ithaca’s Press Bay Alley. Darcie is committed to offering holistic support services, reproductive justice awareness, fertility education, and evidence-based information to her local and wider community. 

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