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Flow Sanctuary: Getting to Know Your Cycle

  • Malaya Midwifery 824 Redondo Avenue Long Beach, CA, 90804 United States (map)

This event celebrates all self identified mothers and everybody who wants to connect with thier cycle.

This event will center the historical experience of Latinx people and other people of color who's ancestral histories are marked by colonization. We will discuss methods to reclaim our ancestral ways in regards to menstruation, our cycles and knowledge of our bodies. We will be discussing and learning about our relationship to the menstrual cycle from a multidimentional lens. Looking at historical context, bodily knowledge, as well, we will explore our emotional literacy around our cycles and flow. Ultimately, we hope to celebrate, connect and empower people who menstruate as an act of resistance against the cis-hetero-patriarchy and all oppresive power structures.

Facillatators will be:

Jhoanna Galvez LM, CPM- Licensed midwife based out of Long Beach, Ca. Her practice weaves evidence based care and traditional birthing practices in serving the diverse families of her region.

Dr. Renee Lemus Elisaldez- College professor at Cal State L.A. in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program. She is also a certified yoga instructor specializaing in pre and postnatal yoga.

Dr. Cristina Rose- College professor at CSU Dominguez Hills in the department of World Cultural and Gender Studies. She is also a La Leche League lactation educator and an artist.


Please bring the following items:

- yoga mat

- journal for note taking and writing excersizes

- water and snacks

- an offering for our goddess altar.