In this episode, Tessa Venuti Sanderson shares her experience of oestrogen dominance, rather than the common narrative of oestrogen deficiency in perimenopause; how she manages her inner summer/ovulatory push to say ‘yes’ to everything, so she doesn’t fall off a cliff later in her cycle; the seasonal layers showing up in her life, noticing outer autumn, her inner autumn and now Life Autumn being in perimenopause; and how active rest nourishes her.
Tessa Venuti Sanderson PhD is passionate about rites of passage. She is a senior yoga teacher and trainer, specialising in pregnancy and postnatal yoga, birth trauma and co-founder of the State of Birth symposium. She is a Menstrual Health advocate, running Celebration Days for Girls, the Know Your Cycle online course, retrospective Menarche Ceremonies, and one to one Menstruality Medicine Circles. Tessa is the author of three books on periods: Ruby Luna’s Curious Journey (5+ years), Ruby Luna’s Moontime (8+) and Colour Your Cycle ~ Inner Seasons Mandala colouring book. She is the co-author of an upcoming guide to facilitating talking circles.
If you are curious about your inner seasons and are navigating perimenopause, you might enjoy our self-directed online course Perimenopause Unwrapped, where you can shine a light on the unconscious processes that are colouring your perimenopause experience and bring more awareness, choice and compassion to your transition. You can find it here.