Cycles & Insights

Medulla @Oblomov

!!IMPORTANT UPDATE!!

Due to unforseen circumstances outside of Anna’s control, the Berlin workshops have been postponed. New dates will be announced as soon as available on this website and on the Facebook page. Stay tuned and take care of yourself!

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Are you ready to challenge obsolete myths and des*taboo*lize the current representation of the world? Medulla – wild feminine cycles and Oblomov warmly invite to a cycle of six workshops dedicated, precisely, to the menstrual cycle. Workshops are available in Italian too.

Based on the extensive research on biomarkers of German school tradition, the workshops revisit the knowledge of the language of the menstrual cycle: not cause of problems but revealing mechanism and fifth vital sign to keep the body, mind and ecosystem “in tune”.

Check out our Special Offers by scrolling down this page. You need to register in order to attend, please check out the deadlines in PROGRAMME and SPECIAL OFFERS by scrolling down this page.

Medulla’s approach is firmly based on science and physiology but holistic in scope, to develop women’s awareness of their menstrual cycle and reframe it as the fifth vital sign (as declared by the American Congress of Ob-Gyn in 2015). The menstrual cycle can be used to restore and maintain optimal health, a strong and sophisticated alarm and defence system against germs, individuals and dead ends, and a compass, or metronome, to dance in tune with the ups and downs of life.

Workshops are open to people with direct experience, past or present, of the menstrual cycle, regardless of gender orientation, religion, medical conditions, or use of hormonal contraceptives (which suppress the cycle, they do not regulate it). Workshops are available in Italian and English. If you want more information, contact Anna at hello@annabuzzoni.com or call her at 0176 2910 4158

LOCATION

Oblomov, Lenauerstrasse 7 – 12047 (Kreuzkölln) Berlin

PROGRAMME

Monday 16th October 18:30-21:00 (English)
New foundations: the cycle as they never explained it to you

Did you know that your period is not supposed to be painful? Did you know that your cycle has the same intrinsic qualities of the cycle of breath, of the circadian clock, plant sap, the Moon as well as other biological cycles? It is not exotericism, it is science. But it is also about grounding, spirituality, mindfulness. A radical, revolutionary and exhilarating journey into biology. These are the comments from previous participants to spring courses: “shocking”, “refreshing”, “blew me away”, “finally making sense”, “this will help me and my daughter tremendously”.

Recommended: to all, especially if you want to attend the following workshops, because it clarifies the basics and fills knowledge gaps.

Deadline and Price: 30€ by 15th October. Early bird: 20€ by 25th September

 

Monday 23rd October 15:00-17:30 (Italiano) 18:30-21:00 (English)
Health and safety: false myths on the Pill and disposable pads /tampons, what viable alternatives do we have?

How much do you really know about the devices and drugs you regularly use? Did you know that in one pad there is the equivalent of four plastic bags, and they can worsen menstrual pain? What do the contraceptive pill and Plutonium have in common? Check out this informative brochure on the pill, prepared by Medulla and Italian medical doctors, which sums up some false myths limiting our ability to make informed choices. What does it mean to make informed choices? It means to fully understand all options available with their pros and cons, both from a scientific point of view and based on our values. This workshop faces some inconvenient truths which can damage our health and that of our ecosystem. We will also discuss alternatives which are safe and scientifically proven, to enrich our capacity to choose. In addition, we will talk about the menstrual cup and other ecological alteratives. Any choice a woman makes is legit, but it is our right (and responsibility) to make an informed choice.

Deadline and Price: 30€ by 11th October. Early bird: 20€ by 2nd October

 

Monday 13th November 15:00-17:30 (Italian) 18:30-21:00 (English)
Body Literacy: decoding the language of symptoms

The menstrual cycle does not cause problems: it reveals them! It is the canary in the coal mine, which tells us about the state of general health of our body, mind and ecosystem. Every day, not only during our periods. However, to be able to decode its messages (commonly known under the name “symptoms”) we need to learn how to read and speak its language. This workshop teaches you the basics, i.e. we will discuss the major biomarkers to decode symptoms and capture their important message, to go back to the root of the problem. We will also discuss tracking apps, their pros and cons. Note: Body Literacy is the knowledge of the language of the menstrual cycle and our ability to respond to it (as defined by Tony Weschler).

Deadline and Price: 35€ by 1st November. Early bird: 25€ by 23rd October

 

Monday 20th November 15:00-17:30 (Italiano) 18:30-21:00 (English)
Transforming pain: stress + Premenstrual syndrome

This workshop builds upon the knowledge from the previous one on Body Literacy. Most symptoms revealed through the menstrual cycle are actually caused by hormonal imbalances and mismanagement in diet and lifestyle choices. They can often be addressed to the root without drugs or invasive techniques. This workshop goes deeper into the endocrine system with specific analytical tools accessible to anyone. We will also focus on the critical role that stress plays in the biochemistry of the menstrual cycle. We will explore what the premenstrual syndrome is and what is not, how to heal it and transform it in our trusted right arm and counsellor. We will see how we can start building more awareness grounded in daily practices, in simple yet profound ways.

Deadline and Price: 35€ by 8th November. Early bird: 25€ by 30th October

 

Monday 11th December 15:00-17:30 (Italiano) 18:30-21:00 (English)
Transforming pain: PCOS and endometriosis

This workshop builds on the knowledge of both November’s workshops, and considers two very common and underdiagnosed conditions: polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis. Conventional treatment is usually limited to prescribing hormonal contraceptives, the pill, but the pill does not solve anything, it just turn off the symptoms. However, both conditions are the result of deeper causes, which are left free to cause havoc, if not addressed. Medulla brings to you the most advanced scientific discoveries to support you in your healing journey. Have you ever been told that PCOS is more often than not caused by insulin-resistance? And that endometriosis gets worse by using cosmetics, or common things like deodorant, perfume, plastic containers, alcohol? Let’s bring these conditions into remission, with appropriate changes to your routine based on informed choices.

Deadline and Price: 35€ by 29th November. Early bird: 25€ by 20th November

 

Monday 18th December 15:00-17:30 (Italiano) 18:30-21:00 (English)
Cycle Literacy: a powerhouse for your personal and professional life

This workshop examines in detail the peculiar characteristics of the four phases of the menstrual cycle by focusing on four major energies: physical, mental, emotional, creative, in order to recognise their flow and make the most of it. Our analytical tools will be our hormones and their effects on the body and mind; analogies and correspondences in other natural cycles, in Design Thinking, archetypes, linguistics, mythology, literature and archaeology. By Cycle Literacy we mean the language of the natural rhythm that permeates life of Earth, which takes shape in multiple forms, including the menstrual cycle and the other cycles explored in the first workshop. Everything is cyclical and this rhythm has moulded our culture and frame of mind, whether we are aware of it or not. To recognize this rhythm in every enterprise, relationship and state of conscience give us crucial tools to dance the ups and downs of life.

Deadline and Price: 35€ by 6th December. Early bird: 25€ by 27th November

 

SPECIAL OFFERS

BUNDLE A: THREE WORKSHOPS

Three workshops of your choice for you: 55€ (save up to 20€)

Three workshops of your choice for you + a friend: 100€ tot. (save up to 50€)

Deadline for registration and payment: depending on which one is the first workshop you want to attend, the relevant deadline indicated above applies. For example, say you want to attend the first, fourth and sixth workshops, then you will have to register and pay in full by 4th October.

BUNDLE B: ALL WORKSHOPS

All workshops for you: 100€ (save 40€)

All workshops for you + a friend: 190€ tot. (save 90€)

Deadline for registration and payment: 4th October

We warmly recommend attending the first workshop, where the physiology of the menstrual cycle and the role of hormones will be explained in detail.

 

REGISTRATION

  1. Transfer the full amount due before the deadline by using the bank details + Reference (Hinweis) indicated below.
  2. Confirm your payment, specifying date, time and name(s) by writing a simple email to hello@annabuzzoni.com .No need to attach proof of payment.

 

Bank details

Name: Anna Maria Buzzoni

Bank: Berliner Sparkasse

IBAN: DE49100500001064859158

BIC: BELADEBE

Reference/Hinweis: “Registration to Medulla workshop + your name(s) + your date(s)”

 

Disclaimer: all information exchanged at workshops is not to be considered therapeutic advice and does not substitute professional diagnosis.

 

REIMBURSEMENT

If you are unable to attend one or more workshops, we regret it is not possible to ask for a reimbursement.

If the workshops are cancelled, you will be notified in advance and fully reimbursed of the amount you paid within 5 working days of the notification.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Meet up with Anna for a workshop, a talk or seminar. Find out the dates!

Testimonials

Anna is a great person who has a positive energy to share. She is a very good teacher about females cycle and body/mind awareness. The workshop runs smoothly and lightly and the information is extremely relevant if you really want to know how your body communicates to you, which is an amazing journey to discover. I highly recommend Medulla workshop either to women and men, to initiate sharing empathy among the two sexes!

Erika B. – Berlin

Il corso di Medulla è ricco di materiali e prospettive, spalanca moltissime porte sui cicli della vita, mestruale e non, e lo fa con il calore di “una di noi". Abbiamo discusso molte teorie e idee, ma abbiamo avuto anche degli input molto pratici e da mettere subito in atto nella nostra vita quotidiana, per diventare partecipatrici attive ai nostri equilibri. Medulla mi ha aiutato a capire che le nostre polarità non sono fatte di opposti divergenti, ma di elementi complementari che si susseguono, come in una danza.

Marta P. - Berlin

I enjoyed very much taking part to one of Medulla workshops, and I absolutely highly recommend them. Topics are all very interesting and I truly appreciate the way Anna delivered them in an accurate, concise and deep way and a gentle, ironic touch. Looking forward to the next one!

Chiara T. - Berlin

Anna has developed a personalized coaching process based on my individual needs and has sharpened my powers of observation and my awareness.

She has the talent of translating scientific evidence in actionable advice - and she does so with accuracy, enthusiasm and a sense of humor! Above all, my coaching with Anna has given me the tools to identify and track a specific issue and to take the next step into tackling it.

Felicia G. - Berlin

Anna is well informed with relatable and thoroughly researched materials. She is doing great work to connect the dots between what we currently know and what more our female bodies can teach us about overall health. Thank you Medulla for making this knowledge accessible for others!

Jeana B. - Berlin

As someone who has worked in the area of menstrual health from a totally different approach (international development cooperation), I was blown away at the ways in which Anna was able to shed new light and knowledge on my understanding of the menstrual cycle. Anna's workshop was not only informative, but was delivered with a clear passion and respect for the topic, anchored in research and intensive study.

Since the workshop, I have taken her teachings with me and am applying them to how I understand not only my cycle, but the other cycles around me, making me feel more empowered and educated about my body and the world around me THAN EVER!

Danielle Keiser - Founder of Menstrual Health Hub

I attended Anna’s two-day workshop on menstrual cycle literacy. Speaking from her vast experience and research, Anna has an emphatic approach of teaching, which creates an amazing atmosphere of knowledge sharing.

Darina K. - Berlin

Era ora che si cominciasse a parlare di ciclo, inteso non solo in senso strettamente mestruale, ma in un senso più ampio che coinvolge tutti gli aspetti della nostra esistenza. Anna ci spiega con grande chiarezza ed esaustività che la nostra vita – di tutti noi esseri viventi – è regolata da cicli che si ripetono: dal respiro al sonno, dalle stagioni alla luna, tutto quanto è scandito da cicli.

Se diventiamo consapevoli del nostro ciclo, del nostro ritmo, possiamo danzare insieme a lui, orientarci nel nostro agire e farci ispirare.
Grazie alla saggia guida di Anna, sempre supportata da evidenze scientifiche e arricchita da curiosità e connessioni inaspettate, otteniamo le chiavi d’accesso al nostro universo interiore.

Anna ci fornisce numerosi strumenti che possiamo integrare nella nostra quotidianità per imparare a riconoscere i segnali che il nostro ciclo ci manda. E che non sono mai causa di eventuali malesseri, quanto piuttosto indicatori della nostra situazione a livello di salute sia fisica che emotiva. Se impariamo a monitorare il nostro ciclo, ci accorgeremo che segue dei pattern, che potremo andare a modificare per migliorare la qualità della nostra vita.

Emma F. - Ferrara

Taking part in a workshop with Medulla has been very rewarding. Not only have I received tools for tracking my body's behaviour, myths have also been squashed and I now feel like my view is clear for a more mindful approach in understanding my cycle(s). I feel restarted, refreshed and most importantly - inspired. Hope to return for another workshop. Thank you Anna!

Valerie Natascha D. - Berlin

Questo corso mi ha aperto un mondo! Mi sembra di essere stata sempre chiusa in stanza carica di odio nei confronti del ciclo, ora Anna ha spalancato la porta di questa stanza e finalmente sento aria fresca.

Marcella B. - Ferrara

Anna ha esposto in modo molto chiaro ciò che avviene nel corpo in ogni fase del ciclo e gli equilibri ormonali che ne governano l'andamento. Ho trovato estremamente interessante e stimolante la parte dell'interpretazione dei "diari di bordo" che invita alla lettura dei messaggi che invia il corpo attraverso i sintomi. Interessantissima la parte sulla sindrome premestruale e la grande confusione che regna sull'argomento.

Ho trovato il laboratorio di Ciclo Integrato una grande risorsa per le donne che desiderano riprendere o cominciare un dialogo con il proprio corpo nella sua interezza. È un momento di reale condivisione, raro di questi tempi, offerto alle donne per confrontarsi e dialogare con serenità, sincerità e profondità.

Chiara B. - Ferrara

Un vecchio professore dell'università ci diceva sempre di diffidare da chi non sa spiegare, perché significa che non sa. Anna sa.

Da subito ho riscontrato benefici significativi: la sensazione è quella dell'arrampicata, quando sei in altissimo, ma sicuro e ancorato. Domino meglio i miei stati d'animo, mi lascio guidare anziché subire.

Guendalina M. - Ferrara

L'esposizione di Anna è chiara, coinvolgnte, bellissima, calda, materna, professionale.

Grazie al laboratorio di Ciclo Integrato ho riscontrato maggiore consapevolezza, autoascolto e gioia nel guardarmi.

Benedetta D. - Venezia