Our blood is medicine
Welcome dear one,
My name is Soraya Sheikh.
I'm a Menstruality Mentor based in Bali. I teach women and people who bleed how to fall in love with themselves through honouring their menstrual cycle.
Our bodies are magnificently intelligent and have been designed to create, sustain and birth a human life. In Ancient India, the word for female genitalia was Yoni which translates to 'Source of all life' and 'Sacred Space'.
This has been forgotten.
Our beloved menstrual cycle has become a taboo subject and a source of shame for many women. Being ashamed of, or ignoring our cycle puts a tremendous amount of psychological and physical stress on us. As a result, we're made to feel like something is wrong with us.
There is nothing wrong with us.
Bringing awareness to our menstrual cycle allows us to form a relationship with it. This sparks off a journey of self discovery and a depth of healing we may never have imagined possible.
One of my mentees asked at the start of her journey, "Is this magic?". Yes! Our menstrual cycle IS magic! If you're reading this, then somewhere deep down, you know this to be true. This practice is for every woman, wherever you are in your journey. It will guide you back to yourself and you will remember who you are.
I've experienced first-hand that menstrual cycle awareness is the missing link in the overall health and wellbeing of women. Since adopting cycle awareness, I've opened the door to true self love and I feel like I've come home.
Here on the Red Revelations website, I invite you to explore Menstruality and menstrual cycle awareness further. If you feel called to tune into your inner, cyclical wisdom, I would be honoured to accompany you in your homecoming.
From my womb space to yours,
Join the next course
This is a 12-week online menstrual cycle awareness (MCA) course. Once the foundations of MCA has been laid, you will also adopt a new lexicon for your cycle. My aim is that you will start to (re)build trust with your cycle and over time, you will learn more about yourself. As a result, you should be able to navigate your life with more confidence, grace, and precision which will improve all areas of your life.
"I bleed every month, yet I do not die. How am I not magical?"
Trust your process
Alexandra Elizabeth Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer are co-founders of the Red School: The future of feminine spirituality and leadership and are pioneers of menstrual cycle awareness.
Each year, The Red School runs a Menstruality Leadership Programme which I have just completed. The programme has allowed me to deepen my relationship with my cycle and has provided me with a myriad of tools to be able to teach this critical work to womxn.
I'm eternally grateful to Sjanie and Alexandra, as well as the Red School’s Menstruality Mentors, especially my personal Mentor Jady Mountjoy for supporting me in my homecoming.