Elaine Westcott on the Patriarchy & your Menstrual Cycle

December 15, 2020

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The Patriarchy & Your Menstrual Cycle

 

On today's podcast my guest Elaine Westcott and I chat about what the patriarchy is and how it works against your biological hormones as a woman who cycles. We also want to make sure it's clear the patriarchy doesn't mean men are bad or evil. The patriarchy is simply the structure that we have set up in society that may be outdated.

Background on Elaine

 

Elaine is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant and "Period Peacemaker" who helps womxn and people with menstrual cycles to heal from physical and emotional pain surrounding their cycles.
She has a  biology research background, and enjoys reading journal articles to investigate the "why" behind our health practices. With a functional medicine approach, her goal is to help her clients uncover the root cause of their symptoms and support the body's innate ability to heal itself.
Elaine works with clients all over the world, both individually and in the Period Peacemaker group program.

Topics for this interview

  • How to bridge science and the "woo"

 

  • Where to start if you feel called to the magical or "woo" of the world

 

  • How she bridges her research background with exploring spirituality in this world
  • The patriarchy what it is and what it isn't

 

  • How the world is set up for non-cycling human vs a cycling humans body

 

  • How she helps empower her client to be in the drivers seat of their own healing

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Andrea Claassen is a Certified Personal Trainer, Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, Yoga Teacher, and Wild Woman Project Circle leader. Her mission is to help women slow down, tune in, and transform their lives from the inside out.
She does this by teaching her Peaceful Power Practices centered around fitness, yoga & Ayurvedic techniques. You can hear more from Andrea on her Peaceful Power Podcast where she aims to deliver actionable takeaways to live a more holistic lifestyle.
To learn more about Andrea and her holistic outlook on life head over to www.andreaclaassen.com or at @seasonallivingmamas
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    I specialize in disrupting the personal training industry by infusing my workouts with Ayurveda and yoga principles. 

    I host a weekly podcast, Peaceful Power Podcast and have written two cyclical living books- Divine Body Wisdom and Ayurvedic Approach to Healing Your Menstrual Cycle. 

    I graduated from Shakti School in 2019 as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. I'm a 500 HR Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic postpartum doula graduate from Inner Sun & Moon AyurDoula Program. I've specialized in pre/postpartum fitness since 2007. 

    My other interests are playing tennis, watching the Hallmark Channel, and enjoying my morning cup of coffee. I also love exploring my favorite nature trail with my two sons and husband. 

    I'm an Ayurvedic Wellness counselor, Ayurvedic postpartum doula & 500 HR Yoga Teacher and Personal trainer since 2007.

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