Cycles & Insights

Wild feminine cycles

The menstrual cycle is the fifth vital sign. It is your source of vitality and creativity. You can learn to use is as a compass, defense system and wise counselor.

Medulla – wild feminine cycles – was born in 2017 to share with you insightful research on the inner laws and patterns of the menstrual cycle’s peculiar energies: their manifestations in the body, mind and soul, and their relationships with the outer world, including other biological cycles, as well as the socio-economic implications, especially in terms of ecology, health and equality.

Medulla works with people who menstruate to help them live a whole, fulfilling life and make informed choices about their health and life-style.

Medulla is gender-neutral, inclusive, secular. Scroll to the bottom of the page to read what Medulla – wild feminine cycles means.

TOPICS

MENSTRUAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT

You were not born with period problems, they are a result of misinformed choices
  • Cycle Tracking – the menstrual cycle as the fifth vital sign
  • Decoding the language of symptoms – they are messengers and bring solutions
  • Informed choices on life-style, diet and emotional nourishment
  • Puberty and menarche
  • Natural contraception and fertility – Anna is a certified teacher of the symptothermal method Sensiplan, one of the safest and most tested Fertility Awareness Methods (available from April 2018).
  • Informed choices for menstrual hygiene management

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REFRAMING THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE IN THE MACROCOSM

We challenge the current representation of the world with modern science, ancient wisdom and new vision
  • Discovering the correspondences in biological cycles: the menstrual cycle, circadian rhythm, the breath, plant sap and the moon, tides, seasons.
  • Revealing the connections between: menstrual cycle, moods, symptoms and the surrounding environment.
  • The menstrual cycle through interdisciplinary lenses: history, linguistics, archeology, philosphy, biology, agronomy, psychology and herbology.
  • Dignity and collaboration of the feminine and the masculine: archetypes of natural forces that are present in everyone, regardless of gender orientation, like breathing in and breathing out.

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Medulla: from Latin, the innermost part of things. What is hidden from light. In the brain, it regulates breathing and the heartbeat. In the bones, it creates red and white cells. In the ovaries, it allows blood and nutrients to nourish the eggs. In the kidneys, it sustains the pyramids where blood purification takes place.

Wild: natural, spontaneous, authentic, intuitive

Feminine: life is rhythm, rhythm is constant movement between two polarities, up and down, light and darkness, narrow and wide. One does not exist without the other. Each one of us contains both, and everything in between, regardless of gender orientation. However, the past few centuries have focused exclusively on one side of the coin. By rediscovering the other side of the coin, we re-establish harmony. Medulla calls that other side the feminine, because it is cyclical and regenerative, like the female body.

Cycles: menstrual, circadian, seasons, moon, plant sap, brain

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.

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