september 2022 enrolments are now open!
Our intimate training circle is now welcoming new change-makers to take first moon circles to your community. We begin in September for a deep personal journey and professional training that will empower you to bring healing and empowerment to yourself, your family and those you work with.
If this calls to you, join us!
BECOME A CERTIFIED
First Moon Circle Facilitator!
Join our powerful personal development and Facilitator Training course to learn to hold your own First Moon Circles® and do period education differently!
Claim your place as a period-positive, holistic and IICT-accredited Menstrual Educator to celebrate and support the next generation!
What's more, you learn powerful, inclusive space-holding skills to empower mothers at a pivotal time in their lives and the mother-daughter relationship: when a girl approaches their first period and initiation to womanhood.
★ Passionate about teaching girls how powerful their body and periods are?
★ Disappointed with the limited sterile school education currently provided which touches on basic biology and reproductive risks - and is completely devoid of empowerment, celebration, cycle awareness and self-care wisdom?
★ A believer in the power of sacred rites of passage, and wish menarche was widely celebrated instead of shushed and shamed into secrecy?
If you shouted HELL YES to any of this, and feel called to step into period-positive work that empowers young people and their family, and strives for gender equality, this training is for you!
what are first moon circles?
I created this award-nominated and accredited period-positive Menarche celebration events called First Moon Circles® for girls aged 9-12 in 2019.
First Moon Circles® give girls and their female carers a holistic (emotional, physical, biological and spiritual) appreciation of the powerful changes they will experience at the onset of puberty and menarche (their first period).
Events are intimate, and are either offered as a public event for anyone wishing to attend, or more commonly as private events, for a group of friends.
First Moon Circles® go way way beyond what's ignored by the school system. Instead we reframe periods as the time females meet their power, and as a potent initiation into their young adult lives.
Mothers and carers are invited to join the participants for a celebratory tea to affirm the positive celebration, to open lines of communication amongst families and to lift the veil on shame and secrecy that can go hand in hand with periods.
Furthermore, mothers are supported by acquiring knowledge they often didn't know themselves, plus language and strategies to openly discuss these topics with their children.
Read more about First Moon Circles®, what's included and more here...
what is the facilitator training?
After receiving many requests from other space-holders and parents asking me to teach them how to hold a First Moon Circle®, I decided to be brave and follow the proverbial breadcrumbs...
To ensure that as many girls, mothers and communities receive the holistic and empowering menstrual education and acknowledgement that they deserve, I created the First Moon Circle® Facilitator Training so I could share my process, knowledge and experience with others so they too can begin holding their own First Moon Circles®.
Nowadays we have a growing community of Certified First Moon Circle® Facilitators spanning across 5 continents and 11 countries (and growing!!) who are trained, confident, and supported to offer Circles within their own businesses, both in-person and online.
Furthermore, the First Moon Circle® Facilitator Training is now an Accredited Professional Modality all of its own with the International Institute of Complementary Therapies (IICT), which means that by completing this training you have access to Professional Membership with a global body and specially-tailored insurance as a practitioner.
how does this training make a difference?
Many of us would love to do teach girls about the wonder of their periods, to trust their body's wisdom and intuition, and to feel confident as they begin menstruating - but just aren't sure where to start.
Perhaps you're unsure of how to make it happen, unclear of what's practically involved, perhaps you have knowledge gaps, or maybe you haven't held events for young people before.
That's where this training comes in: it's knowledge, potent personal development, inspiring peer support, loving accountability and also, full of practical tools and templates.
You receive not just the empowering knowledge to teach to girls - but you also receive my practical resources to help you make this a reality. Throw in the support of your fellow facilitators - a sisterhood of peers - who are here to hold space for you as you hold space for others.
I am hugely passionate about the impact First Moon Circles® are having on both young people and their parents - and am thrilled at the countless testimonials from both our Facilitators who have healed much of their own menarche and menstrual experiences, and our Circle participants, who are so glad to have attended such a life-altering workshop.
My mission is to see so many First Moon Circles® offered in many communities around the world, to empower the next generation of young women, to inspire cultural change and to champion equality, environmentalism, and respect of the Feminine in all of us (men and boys included).
It's really important that those who are committed to female empowerment, to ending period and body shame, and to holding powerful events with integrity, do join this training. We are calling you to claim your place.
This is why I invite you to join the training...
This is so much more than just a facilitator training... it's personal development, and it's actively healing our own experienced and relationship with our body and cycle. It's gaining knowledge to apply to your own life, and a welcoming to a powerful sisterhood of like-minded soulful coaches, mentors, teachers and women new to this realm who are called to this powerful and much-needed work.
It's your own peer community. It's deep, and wide, and gives you everything you need to be supported, educated, prepared, nurtured and conscious as a leader, and inclusive sacred circle holder and a menstrual education provider.
when you join you...
★ Receive a stack of tried and tested resources to get started, including all my lesson plans, participant handouts, marketing plan, booking form templates and more to make it EASY to get your own First Moon Circles up and running,
★ Develop an understanding of the biology of menstruation, how to track menstrual cycles (for those with and without periods) and how to practice self-care for your cycle, plus how to teach this to young people,
★ Dive deep into your own womb wisdom, ancestral stories, and personal experience to tune into all the forces that have led you to this training, and inform your sacred vision for your own powerful First Moon Circles,
★ Learn how to hold sacred circles for young people which are safe and inclusive spaces, and how to handle any potential challenging situations or questions,
★ Join a beautiful sisterhood of other passionate facilitators and new trainees who are stepping up to take First Moon Circles to their communities. Feel welcomed, supported and held, and receive guidance, support, encouragement, ideas and cross-promotion from this very special group.
★ Receive first opportunities for future collaborations, partnerships, guest mentor opportunities and more!
Interested?? Read on to discover more...
meet your lead trainer and founder of first moon circles
Hi, I'm Charlotte Pointeaux...
Internationally award-winning wild feminine cycle and feminine embodiment coach who holds deeply transformational space for women to explore, honour and embody their own cyclical nature through embodiment, shamanic healing and cyclical living.
I'm a trained youth mentor, teacher, speaker and host of the Wild Flow Podcast. I have 15 years experience in education design and delivery, and have supported hundreds of young people through empowerment workshops.
I'm mum to three daughters who I passionately hope grow up to have sacred, supported menarches and value their body and selves now and always.
I'm committed to healing menstrual shame and creating powerful period-positive cultures in individuals, families, schools and communities.
I am also your lead trainer in the First Moon Circle Facilitator Training so we'll be getting to know each other well if you join us!
my passions are
Menstrual Cycle Awareness: understanding our own unique cycle strengths and struggles so we can flow with it, and acceptance our whole self.
Rites of passage work: looking at our initiations of birth, menarche, motherhood, and menopause to spot the clues that help us come back to right relationship with our body, womb, and selves.
And of course, supporting young people to learn all of this incredible wisdom and skills right from the start of their menstrual journey so they have far better health and personal outcomes during their young adult and mothering years- rather than having to figure it all out for themselves later in life.
Facilitating this training journey for over 60 facilitators absolutely lights me up and spurs me on. Every single training round we reach more communities, and make a powerful difference to children who really need to hear someone tell them how amazing, natural, normal and sacred their body is.
We are stronger together - I hope you'll join our mission too.
what's involved in the training?
This training is designed to support you to get out into the world and start holding your own First Moon Circles as soon as possible to make the most of my teaching and the group's support.
Over 6 Modules you will explore major topics to help you become a subject matter expert, and then we walk together with you as you schedule, organise and hold your very own First Moon Circles.
★ 6 key modules with access to ready-to-use content and resources, including pre-recorded lesson videos with class notes, worksheets, meditations, my own First Moon Circle lesson plan and a suite of other template documents, enabling you to begin holding your own income-generating circles straight away.
★ 8 Bonus expert interviews, on critical topics with incredible teachers to accompany key lessons,
★ 8 group support coaching calls (online circles), to discuss, share, explore, celebrate and support you,
★ Your place in our private Facebook community of other powerhouse facilitators to share support, ideas, wisdom, experienced and cross-promotion,
★ The option to be matched with a listening partner for effective processing and integration of your learnings, to practice holding space for each other, and to have a confidential and supportive sounding-board for your ideas and reflections as you move through the course.
★ Use of my First Moon Guide - my 22-page resource book for girls, which you gain permission to reproduce and share with your First Moon Circle participants as a take-home gift.
As part of your training you will be given the opportunity to schedule, organise and hold your very own First Moon Circle happen, to ensure your momentum, learning and inspiration translates into powerful action. This won't be another training you join which you never do anything with! By joining this training you commit to using the learnings and group support to jump in and make your circle happen.
There will be self-reflection and practical tasks for you to complete alongside each lesson to help you and it'll be excepted that you'll be willing to share your learnings with the group during calls - remember, we are better and stronger together!
lifetime support and mentoring
And once you've completed the training, you'll receive your certificate of completion your events and facilitator bio will be featured on social media and the First Moon Circles website to help you get your name, business and events in front of a wider audience.
You'll also receive an invitation to join our Facilitator Mastermind for the opportunity to receive ongoing support, encouragement, and further collaboration and cross-promotion with me and the other facilitators!! Mastermind access is a monthly membership including sacred circles with your peers, niche topic lessons and new guest interview content, plus weekly accountability, celebration and reflection prompts plus peer supervision opportunities.
The first half of the course takes a deep-dive into your own experiences of menstrual shame and cycles so that you can embody the knowledge and healing, and teach from that place of deep knowing.
Receive an introductory practical task list to set your foundations before we officially begin the training.
MODULE 1: THE IMPORTANT OF FIRST MOON CIRCLES AS RITE OF PASSAGE CELEBRATIONS
Dive deep into learning why celebrating menarche in circle supports progress in striving for equality, equity and inclusion. Understand the herstory and mechanisms of how menstrual shame came to be so pervasive, and how healing this shame for yourself and in your events can be totally life changing.
MODULE 2: HEALING YOUR OWN MENSTRUAL JOURNEY
Explore your ancestral red thread and your lived menstrual journey to fuel your purpose and vision for your First Moon Circles. Learn how powerful emotions and experiences are held and passed on through the generations and how this can manifest in menstrual problems in girls and women. This powerful module offers you the chance to complete some deep personal healing work to help you hold a safer space for others as a First Moon Circle Facilitator.
MODULE 3: CYCLE AWARENESS AND CYCLE SELF-CARE
Get to know the biological basis of the female reproductive hormone cycle, and learn the spiritual practice of Menstrual Cycle Awareness (MCA) for yourself. Discover effective, simple and age-appropriate ways to teach girls to begin their own cycle awareness practice to help them connect with the wisdom of their bodies, their health, self-care and own intuition.
Now in the second half of the course we move into the practical phase of learning how to hold and offer your First Moon Circles...
MODULE 4: THE FIRST MOON CIRCLE LESSON PLAN
I share my lesson plan with you and how I facilitate these sacred circles through activities, discussion, craft, stories, games and celebration. You explore how you can bring your own experience, passions, and modalities to make First Moon Circles your own.
MODULE 5: HOLDING SAFER AND INCLUSIVE CIRCLES
This important module explores how we can ensure that we are holding as safe and inclusive space for all young people as possible. In this module we look at how we can proactively acknowledge and honour the experiences of people not identifying as white, cis-gendered, or able bodied.
We look at what it means to be trauma-informed in the context of working with young people, and how we can support participants and ourselves as facilitators in carrying out our duty of care.
MODULE 6: SHARING YOUR FIRST MOON CIRCLES WITH THE WORLD
Understand how to promote your events successfully to parents and your community through the use of my First Moon Circles Marketing Plan, booking forms, terms and templates. Get your profile as a facilitator out in the world and go facilitate your own First Moon Circle with the group's support!!
Receive a lesson plan and resources to help you hold your circles online. In this new world where online gatherings have become the norm and necessity, our graduate facilitator community has come together to create plans for you to easily hold effective, sacred and meaningful online First Moon Circles.
We come together to celebrate your achievement of moving through the course, learning all that you have, and birthing your First Moon Circles offering into the world. We reflect on how far you have come, and invite you over the threshold to join our graduate Certified Facilitator community so you have continued access to support, learning, the wisdom and experience of the wider Certified Facilitator group, and accountability to hold your circles.
meet our guest expert teachers
Jane Hardwicke Collings
Jane is a grandmother, former midwife, teacher, writer and menstrual educator. She gives workshops on mother and daughter preparation for menstruation, the spiritual practice of menstruation, and the sacred dimensions of pregnancy, birth and menopause. Jane founded and runs The School of Shamanic Womancraft, an international Women’s Mysteries School (which I am a student of)
Jane and I had a glorious, potent, activating deep dive into the power of the female rites of passages as incredible initiations for social justice, and equality, plus how connecting to our own menstrual cycle is a portal to incredible wisdom, sovereignty and power.
You receive this conversation with Module 1.
Tracey is a Five Element Acupuncturist and brings her 30 years experience and training in various energy healing modalities to help clients access the root cause of their symptoms in her UK-based business The Healing Point. Tracey's training in acupuncture, reiki, occupational therapy, past life regression, channelling, and her professional experience enables Tracey to see life, death, health and the whole experience of being human in a different way.
In her guest expert conversation for this training, Tracey explains how energy works inside and outside the body, how the body is an expression of our subconscious mind, and how emotions get locked into our physicality to create menstrual problems that are lived and carried through ancestrally. Tracey shared ways we can support young people to alleviate their symptoms, and to engage in fun healing practices in our First Moon Circles.
Your receive this conversation with Module 2.
Jolinda is a Women’s Health Coach (M.S.Ed., CHHC), Mentor, and Priestess who’s passionate about helping women break up with the good girl and return to the wild: whole, healthy, and free. As a result of working together, her clients begin living in harmony with their hormones and menstrual cycles, build trust in their bodies and their inner wisdom, and rebuild the spiritual connection they've been missing to surrender into what feels good (not just what makes sense).
Jolinda and I spoke about what contributes to healthy hormones and menstrual cycles in girls versus mature cycles, how we can empower mothers and daughters to journey their rites of passages of menarche and menopause (often at the same time!), and how we can encourage girls and mothers to advocate for their menstrual health.
You receive this conversation with Module 3.
Sharon is a qualified naturopath, Registered Nurse with over 20 years experience, Cycle Coach, Certified First Moon Circle Facilitator and menstrual health advocate. Her focus is on educating girls and women about how to create healthy menstrual cycles, and how to optimise their life through working with their monthly ebbs and flows, rather than against them.
Sharon's practice Fertile: Body and Mind weaves together her experience in paediatrics and IVF fertility nursing to her work as a naturopath and First Moon CIrcle Facilitator, specialising in holistic women’s health including preconception care, PCOS, menstrual irregularities, hormonal imbalances, infertility, complementary therapies throughout the IVF/ART journey, cycle charting and syncing, supporting life stage changes from menarche through to menopause, teenage health, weight regulation, stress related health problems, positive mindset and mental health.
In this conversation we talk about how we can encourage mothers and daughters to support their hormonal health through puberty, and beyond, plus her tips and experiences for holding First Moon Circles.
You receive this conversation with Module 4.
Mitlé teaches, guides and supports wild-hearted entrepreneurs to remember the ancient practice of circles, reconnect to their own cultural lineage and hold transformational gatherings for their clients and communities.
As a former litigation and compliance lawyer, turned Circle Holder and Inspired EFT practitioner who identifies as a Witch, she brings a unique blend of the practical, ethical and magical to remembering the ancient tradition of gathering in Circle and redefining circles for these times.
She is dedicated to social justice, equity and intersectional feminism and founded Circle School to teach women in business to hold powerful, inclusive and accessible gatherings online and in-person. Her Vision is that Circles are embraced by organisations, businesses, institutions and governments as potent cauldrons for communication, connection, collaboration, co-creation, ceremony, change and circular-leadership.
She is a sought after guest teacher on holding space and women's circles.
You receive this conversation with Module 4.
Tracy founded Nest Psychotherapy & Counselling in 2016 and Nest Therapy Rooms earlier this year, based in Camden NSW. Tracy is a PACFA accredited psychotherapist who works with relationships and individuals. She is trained to Level 2 in the evidence based, Gottman Method and is passionate about providing respectful space for our gender diverse community and the wider LGBTQIA community. Equality and inclusion are cornerstones of her practice.
Tracy shared with us how we can hold inclusive safe spaces in our First Moon Circles with a particular focus on gender inclusivity, in a space that is very much centrerd around the idea of girls journeying through their puberty rite of passage into womanhood, and knowing not everyone identifies with as a girl or woman. Tracy shares things to be aware of and strategies to help us hold safe, welcoming and inclusive spaces for people of all gender identities.
You receive this conversation with Module 5.
Carol is located and practices in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Her passion is in the trauma field which includes providing support to people who have experienced domestic and family violence, child protection issues, sexual assault, mental health and vicarious trauma. Carol has worked in a range of clinical settings including Corrective Services NSW, NSW Family and Community Services, Assessments Australia, Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia, 1800RESPECT, NSW Rape Crisis Centre and Sexual Assault Counselling Australia.
Carol presented a live workshop on 'Responding sensitively to disclosures of violence' to our facilitators and the recording is included within the training.
You receive this recorded workshop with Module 5
Rebecca is a qualified Mindset and Confidence Coach, with a Masters in Hypnotherapy and NLP & Keynote Speaking. She guides her clients to rewire their subconscious thoughts and create powerful behavioural changes so that they can reach their business goals and step into their superpower. Her real passion, specialisation and focus is helping ambitious female entrepreneurs create unstoppable confidence, so they can show up as themselves, create more visibility in their business online and step into their worth.
Rebecca and I spoke about how we can effectively, confidently and strategically share and fill our circles with families in-person and online.
You receive this expert interview with Module 6.
September 2022 course dates
New module content will be released fortnightly
Group call times listed here in the Sydney Australia time zone (AEDT/AEST).
2 x group calls are offered per module fortnight and you'll be allocated into a group based on your availability. Times are TBC and all participants will be surveyed to help us plan the best call times.
Call Recordings will be made available for you to watch. Attendance at one call per module is required to complete the training, alternatively, 6 x call recordings must be viewed and reflections provided to complete the training.
what our graduates say
enrolling for September 2022 now
I'd love to welcome you into what's truly an inspiring, passionate and visionary group of facilitators. Let's take the First Moon movement out to the world - it's our calling!