FACILITATORS

Canada

Kathy Dayanara Milla

Winnipeg, Manitoba

PH: (204) 558-1172‬
EMAIL: km_moonprincess@hotmail.com

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I was born in El Salvador and immigrated to Canada in the mid 1980s.  I currently live in Manitoba with my beloved.  My adult son is my eternal sunshine and constantly teaches and inspires me and I am blessed to have a family that provides much support and encouragement.

I have qualifications and many years of experience in human resources.  I’m currently working in mental health and addiction services. I’m also trained as a crisis & suicide intervention counsellor and have experience with providing supportive counselling to victims of sexual violence and human trafficking.    In the last five years, I have completed training as a Red Tent Facilitator and I host women’s groups in my community.  I’m also a Reiki practioner and recently completed a Reiki therapy pilot at a Women’s Addictions Treatment centre with much success.

My menarche was difficult, as I didn’t have much information, understanding or support during this major transition in my life. I felt scared and confused, and for most of my adult life, I had an unhealthy relationship with my period.  As my spiritual awakening unfolded, living in harmony with the natural cycles became essential and this led me to deep exploration of my body and its cycles, it’s amazing to me that my period has been and continues to be such a catalyst in my ongoing growth and transformation.  Today, I honour my cycle and see it as a gift.

My menarche and menstruation journey inspired me to complete the Celebration Day for Girls Facilitator training and I deeply value and respect the opportunity to advance this essential work in Canada.  I’m passionate about women’s empowerment and as a mother to a son; I’m equally passionate about men’s empowerment. I believe the CDFG program and its advocacy of a positive menstrual culture opens doors to conversations beyond the workshop that have far reaching and positive impacts within families, communities and our collective consciousness.

Grace Funk

Steinbach, South-East Manitoba

PH: +1 204 408 1778
WEBSITE: www.priestessyourlife.com

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It was my experience of my first pregnancy and birth that woke me up to the power of my womb and body, and it was this same child who brought me to this CDfG work, as she approached menarche and I knew I wanted to honour it consciously in a way that would counter-balance the silence and aloneness that was my experience of this rite-of-passage.

In 2017 I completed a four-year apprenticeship with the School of Shamanic Womancraft, where I was profoundly awakened to the effects of the menstrual taboo and the significance cultural imprinting that occurs at our rites of passage of birth, menarche, childbirth, menopause, death, and more.

My work involves working with cycles – whether the menstrual cycle, the lunar cycle, the seasonal cycle or the life cycle.  These patterns of motion and experience offer profound guidance as to how to live healthily and joyfully.

I am the creator of the Cyclical Wisdom Journal, a powerful self-awareness tool and practice that helps you journey with these cycles over the course of the year, and harness the power of your intention.

I also offer one-on-one Cyclical Mentoring sessions, run workshops and hold circles, as well as create e-courses and other content to help people gain perspective on their lives through the invaluable lens of these multiple embodied cycles.

I am devoted to transformation, which is why I love CDfG, because it is truly transformational work, setting girls on a path of confidence, self-respect and power – exactly what the world needs now!

 

Rachel Pilgrim

Canada

Guildford, Victoria, Australia

PH: +613 430 450 967‬
EMAIL: rachel.pilgrim@yahoo.com

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I have qualifications in science, photography and yoga, and merge these together as an artist, gardener and overall lover of life. I have studied and lived in Yoga ashrams in Australia and India, and continue an ongoing practice in my own life.

For many years I have been drawn to deeply explore my own experience of being a woman. This journey accelerated with the pregnancy and birth of my first child in 2008. I have had many years involvement in women’s work: gathering and sharing in circles and exploring deeply what it is and what it means to be a woman. Through this, and through charting my own menstrual cycles, I have come to know first hand the positive impact and profound changes that come from tuning into ones own body. I feel a great sense of wholeness and connection when I observe nature’s cycles.

I am passionate about working with women and girls to support a healthy relationship with their bodies and menstrual cycles, and believe this work is imperative for young girls growing up in a culture where women are increasingly objectified and sexualised in the media.

A Celebration Day for Girls introduces girls to the next stage of womanhood in a beautiful, gentle and positive way, connecting them with each other and strengthening their mother-daughter relationship. I am excited to be offering this wonderful program to the families in my community, and welcome your questions, expressions of interest and, of course, registrations.

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