Hi there, beautiful women. I’m Sara Avant Stover, the author of the best-selling book The Way of the Happy Woman. I’m also a yogini, teacher, and mentor to thousands of women around the world. My passion is helping women reclaim the sources of their greatest power and insight.
One of the most profound sources of our power is the very thing that we, as women, are taught to turn away from and ignore. I like to say it’s the “M’s” — our menarche and menopause, menses and moods.
If you have a simple question or minor problem with your cycle, you may be missing the deeper question and profound answers hidden within it. Freedom from self-sabotage, procrastination, creative blocks, emotional eating, painful cycles, and paralyzing self-doubt lies at the very heart of your own cycle.
Let’s see what’s there for you!
At our best, we work, play, and live “putting up with” menstruation and menopause. At our worst, we consider it a ‘curse’. Either way, we’re missing the true power and grace that our cycles gift us, every single month. We don’t have the infrastructure of support to recognize that our cycles are not isolated events.
They are part of an interconnected web in the totality of who we are, and more importantly, who we can be. No matter if you’re an in-the-world entrepreneur, a stay-at-home mom, or a healer moving into her golden years, this program will ground you in the most powerful part of yourself.
Reversing Our ‘Curse’ is designed to bring you back into harmony with your cycles.
Far from it. It turns out that when we are in harmony with our cycles, our world gets a whole lot easier. Less stressful and more playful. Increased fertility, of mind and body. Greater creativity and joy. Heightened intuition, self-confidence, and sense of personal power. And fuller reserves of energy, sexuality, and overall vibrancy. When you’re in harmony with your cycles, you can:
This online immersion is designed to allow you to reclaim the deepest parts of your femininity. We’ll dive into what you can do to harness your deepest gifts, even in the midst of a (very) busy life and at any age and season of life. We’ll explore each of the following areas of your inner and outer worlds for optimal feminine health, happiness, and wisdom:
Most courses and programs on menstruation and menopause teach the things you can do externally for yourself. We will certainly cover these, from foods to supplements to lifestyle and physical practices. But there is a truth about being a Goddess, sisters: the Goddess bleeds.
This is expressed through the Dark Feminine who lives within you, and who gets very strong for a few days each month. When she is ignored, she sabotages you with PMS, self-doubt, viscous inner criticism, and a life deeply out of touch with what’s around you. When you learn to listen to her, she becomes a powerful ally in life, in business, in parenting, and in partnerships.
Millions of girls living in developing countries skip up to 20% of the school year simply because they cannot afford to buy sanitary products. This has enormous consequences on their potential.
If you register for this course, you will sponsor an African girl to receive a complete AFRIpads kit that will supply her with re-usable cotton pads for the entire year, through the Vancouver-based company Luna Pads.
During Our Journey, You’ll Have Access to These Resources:
You deserve to live this feminine wisdom that can change every part of your life! Reversing Our ‘Curse’ is for any woman who is ready to take charge of her own life, in a deeply feminine way.
Discover and integrate the creative genius and irresistible power of your darkest parts.
Trade in the taboos you’ve inherited about your monthly cycles. Gain the wise-woman skills to decipher your Soul’s secret callings hidden inside PMS, using it as fuel for your grandest life vision and highest expression of yourself.
Discover why the key to your greatest creativity, rejuvenation, intuition, and empowerment comes once a month — right to you, right within you. And learn how to ecstatically dance with, rather than deny, Her.
View the whole arc of your womanhood and prepare yourself for what’s here, or what’s ahead.
Weave all of your revelations and breakthroughs into the nitty gritty of your day-to-day life—business models, creative projects, 9-5 jobs, raising families, and leading communities.
I taught a shorter version of course for the first time in spring of 2012, and it was a huge success. Women left ablaze and alive.
Here’s what some of them had to say about it (and this is just a tiny sample — look to the Praise section below for longer from-the-heart comments!).
“Intense, wild, and powerful…”
“An amazing journey…”
“A powerful month for me…”
“I never expected a course could touch me this deeply…”
“This course contains such profound wisdom…”
“Best course ever!”
It’s the result of a lifetime of work on my end, and of the combined wisdom of dozens of my most treasured teachers and mentors. I’m standing on the shoulders of the women giants who came before me, who were kind enough to reach out and pull me up.
And now, I’m reaching out to you.
Creative Women’s Yoga Luminary “The Descent of the Goddess.”
Hatha Yoga Master and Expert in Feminine Spiritual Practice (and my core spiritual teacher!) “Divine Feminine Archetypes, Love Devotion, and Key Components to a Feminine Spiritual Practice”
Author, The Hormone Cure, Harvard-Educated Gynecologist, Yoga Teacher and Transformational Speaker “How to Be Happy, Hot, and Hormonally Healthy through PMS, Periods, Perimenopause, and Beyond”
Director of Prajna Yoga & Women’s Yoga Specialist “Women’s Yoga & Nutrition for Perimenopause and Menopause”
Founder of A Feminine Feast; Women’s Wellness & Empowerment Coach “Surf the Waves of Your Hormones through Perimenopause & Menopause with Ease and Grace”
Founder of Awakening Women “Reclaim Your Feminine Rhythms in Work & in Life”
Wise Woman Herbalist and Founder of WishGarden Herbs “Simple Herbal Remedies for Feminine Cycles and Self Healing”
Founder of Red Moon School of Empowerment for Women & Girls™ “Speaking skillfully to young girls and women about their cycles “
Functional Nutritionist, founder of FLOliving.com and author of WomanCode “Embodied Cyclical Time Management: How to use the biochemical and neurochemical shifts in your cycle to get everything you want in life”
Relationship Expert; Founder of Man Whispering and The Inner Feminine Badass Bootcamp “How to Magnetize Your Man Into Your Greatest Ally During Your Most Sensitive Time of the Month”
Women’s Health and Success Coach “Success Is Not A Race, It’s a Rhythm: For Entrepreneurs and Women in Business, How to Create a Feminine Business Plan, Around Your Cycles”
I’ve shared everything I can about happiness with you. My book, the just-finished I Heart My Moon Cycle Month. Newsletters. Public talks. YouTube videos. Interviews. Practices. But we need more than to just hear the message in order for our lives to change. We need to do this together.
“…I used to experience a lot of tiredness, weakness, and anxiety around my cycles …Now, instead of those things, I feel my power…”
“Before I participated in “Reversing Our ‘Curse’” I used to experience a lot of tiredness, weakness, and anxiety around my cycles …Now, instead of those things, I feel my power. I’ve learned that my anxiety was a sign that I wasn’t taking good care of myself during the rest of the month, or most especially during my period. I now feel like I’m on a journey and an adventure, and I look forward to my cycles. We women are really lucky to have this time to slow down…”
“…It has changed my relationships on all levels, I’m astounded and continue to process what this means for me. Thank you, Sara, for the grace, wisdom, and beauty you are sharing…”
…”I realized that I didn’t understand my menstrual cycle at all, beyond the basics I was taught in school. I never really looked at myself and thought: how does my cycle affect me, my moods, my health? I hadn’t really given it any thought—and I’m 32!… Overall, I learned how powerful it is, even in an online space, when women come together not just to learn, but to share their experiences. It’s incredible for me to realize this, but I don’t think I’ve ever really had a discussion with a woman about what her menstrual cycle is like, and I’ve never talked to women about their menopause process is like either. It was very educational for me to engage in it in that way.
I’ve slowed down, tracked my cycle, and explored what it means to live from my feminine centre, rather than my over-achieving linear masculine centre. It has changed my relationships on all levels, I’m astounded and continue to process what this means for me. Thank you, Sara, for the grace, wisdom, and beauty you are sharing. I look forward to much more!
I think every woman should take this course!”
“…I didn’t know if I could really learn from Sara, considering she’s a few decades younger than me, but wow, I had so much to learn..”
“I almost didn’t sign up for this course because I’m already in menopause, but I’m so glad that I did, because there was so much for me in this too! I also didn’t know if I could really learn from Sara, considering that she’s a few decades younger than me. But, wow, I had so much to learn from her. She was a wonderful teacher, and I realized that I have much to learn from women of all ages…”
“…To have been so seen in this course was truly gifting and deeply healing.”
“YES! YES! YES! I marvel at the miracle that happens when women honor each other and mirror back the truth of all that we contain. To have been so seen in this course was truly gifting and deeply healing.
This work is vital… I’ve been very involved in women’s work already for decades. This course truly helped me to deepen in my journey.
It’s the medicine of our time.”
“…I have come deeply face-to-face with my personal beliefs about my cycle, my feminine personal history, and my fears, shame, and dreams.”
“This past month has really cracked me open and stretched me in ways I’ve never been stretched before. I have come deeply face-to-face with my personal beliefs about my cycle, my feminine personal history, and my fears, shame, and dreams. Being in perimenopause how, there are juicy things percolating inside of me now….I feel like I’m on the brink of something new. This gives me tingles and goosebumps because I know, really know, that I’ve met me on the path again. I feel honored to not only continue on my journey, but to also trust, open up, and share what I can offer to the women I meet along the way. In deepest gratitude and love to you all, and especially to you, Sara.”
“…During the course I realized, wow! I can develop a relationship with myself and my cycle every month“
“I have always looked at my cycle as a curse. When I signed up for “Reversing Our ‘Curse,’” I was truly fed up with my relationship with it and my negative feelings towards it.
During the course I realized, wow! I can develop a relationship with myself and my cycle every month. It’s okay not to feel “on” all the time, and to allow myself the space to ebb and flow throughout my cycle.
I found this work of looking inwards to be very emotional. I was afraid to really get to know myself, of finding out what is really “deep down in there.”
But this course really helped me with that. It helped me to dig deeper and get to know myself. When I came out on the other side, I was surprised at all the wonderful things I discovered about myself.”
“…Now I am much more comfortable with my negative emotions and the darker aspects of myself and my womanhood.”
“I realized that it is possible to live in peace and harmony with my cycle. This was not only intellectual realization, but something I could deeply feel. Plus, now I am much more comfortable with my negative emotions and the darker aspects of myself and my womanhood.
Sara, you created here such intimate and caring atmosphere, I really appreciate it. I learned from you also as a teacher, thank you once more!”
“…My life as a woman is forever expanded because of this work.”
“I was working on healing a chronic disease when I met Sara…Now, having completed the course, and also being a part of Sara’s Red Tent, I can’t express how much my perspective on my life has changed because of this work! For the first time I realized my resentment and denial of my womanhood, and how unhealthy that was. I was craving connecting with the cycles of nature, and wasn’t even aware that meant my own cycles as well!
After opening up and diving into the “deep end” I am so grateful for this transformation. I feel connected to nature, the moon, and my hormonal cycle in a way I have never known before. I feel like I am healing and expanding in a deeply beautiful way.
On the physical level, after the course, my moon cycle shifted after just one cycle from the full moon to the new moon. My menstrual cramps are much less, as well as other feminine problems that I was formerly experiencing.
I am now daily embracing being open and receptive to the “dark feminine,” which speaks to me as much as the bright and shiny assertive goddess that I am!
My life as a woman is forever expanded because of this work. I would highly recommend this course to all women regardless of life stage- I am so grateful for Sara opening the door and holding the space so that I and the other women can step through with our vulnerable hearts.”
“…Zina is a different woman now…embracing fully all the beauty, power, and messiness that that includes”
“This work is seminal to any partnership in which women participate, as well as to a woman’s individual process, because of the involvement in a community of reclamation, and a shared mystical experience… two things that our culture desperately needs, especially where women are concerned. Zina is a different woman now, seeking solace amongst her sisters in her very own “Red Tent”, embracing fully all the beauty, power, and messiness that that includes.
Our individual and household spiritual practices have deepened, and my own relationship to my beautiful, magical partner have been directly effected by her taking ownership of her “curse”, and turning it into the reclamation of her womanly birthright.”
“…She tells me when her moon has started. That day and night, she gets my full attention. I bring over her favorite take out food, and we watch a musical of her choice…”
“My girlfriend Tessa read The Way of the Happy Woman a few months back, and it completely changed the way we look at her monthly moon cycles. It used to be a rough day; we’d disagree, or have some kind of argument, and I’ only find out afterwards that she was on her moon.
Now, we have an entirely new thing we do. She tells me her moon as started. That day and night, she gets my full attention. I bring over the food of her choice, and we watch a musical of her choice (an admission: I don’t really like musicals, but she loves them). It’s two small things that I do — food and a movie — that completely changes how she relates to her cycle and how we relate to each other.
She now LOVES the first day of her moon, and she actually looks forward to it instead of dreading it. We connect so nicely on this day that it really helps to set the tone for the next month. Her moon cycle is now a day of rest and connection for both of us.”
I invite you to slow down and drop in. Deepen your breath. Place one hand on your heart and one hand on your belly. Connect with your inner wisdom. Connect with Her. Ask yourself: is this something I could really use? What would be the benefit to me, my loved ones, and my work in the world if I loved myself in this way and gave myself this gift?
What: An online immersion to heal your cycles (at any age), reclaim the most powerful parts of your femininity, to fuel the change, vision, creativity, fertility, health, and connection to spirit you most strongly desire!
When: April 1 – August 1, 2013 (the Year of the Woman!)
Why: Because what you’ve been taught about your cycles is far too limiting for the real power locked inside of your feminine spirit.
Cost: $89/month for 5 months, or one payment of $400. OR TWO WOMEN FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! Bring a friend, and save 50%.
This is a non-refundable investment in your relationship with your own deepest femininity. This also means that payment plans cannot be stopped prematurely. It’s your invitation to turn into your deepest shame and fears, and to transform the darkness of your cycles into the light of your life. This program really is different. And it’s this difference that made me decide to have a no-refund policy. Read on to see if this is something that resonates with your deepest calling. (For the record, last time this was offered and there was a refund policy, not a single woman asked for one!)
Most of all, I’m asking you to consider, deeply, right now. What is your soul whispering? Listen closely, and you’ll hear Her speaking to you in this moment.
This is it. Here we go into a whole new kind of women’s movement. Are you ready?