and our world.
When I became a mother I felt my world shifted on its axis. My perspectives and my priorities changed. I was cracked wide open and in that split I felt deeply alone.
Unfortunately as women, we are no longer initiated in to this Mother phase of our lives. Yes, we might be mothers to children, but our culture does not guide us through this transformative rite of passage.
We have instead been raised as ‘wounded maidens’, praised for our external achievements, for our perfection, for being independent, on top, always on.
Becoming a mother can crack this wide open. This can be incredibly hard, I know I certainly found it to be so, but it can also be a remarkable invitation to awaken our sacred feminine – a new yet ancient energy – creative, intuitive and rooted.
I believe this mothering energy is what our planet needs right now. I believe we hold the key.
This is why I created MotherMoon.
Do you feel called?
- You feel that there is sacred value in mothering.
- You feel changed by the last two years of the pandemic and want to live into that change now, supported by other mothers who are also on this path.
- You want to find different ways to communicate and thrive in your relationships.
- You want to deepen your trust in and connection to your body and your true self.
- You deeply feel the loss of a village, a tribe and yearn for more soulful connection.
- You can see that Mother Earth is struggling and want to tend to her too.
Hi, I’m Layla.
After nearly seven years of struggling, I discovered the game-changing word Matrescence and gradually began to come home to myself.
I began to trust the wisdom of my own body.
I began to connect with a like-minded tribe.
I began to reconnect to the wisdom and rhythms of the natural world.
I began to reclaim my mother energy.
This is the journey of MotherMoon – a journey I know the power of because I have been there.
Reconnect with your Mother Energy
Spiral one: Reclaim
Spiral two: Reconnect
Spiral three: Realign
How it works: The Touchpoints
Monthly Full Moon Circles invite you to connect, reset and reflect.
Fireside Guests will join to share inspiring insights and perspectives.
Host and your Circle Guide
Amy Taylor Kabbaz
Women as Leaders
Jane Hardwicke Collings
Rites of Passage
Jane is a grandmother, former homebirth midwife, a teacher, writer and menstrual educator. Jane founded and runs The School of Shamanic Womancraft, an international Women’s Mysteries School.
Kitty Maguire is a menstrual mentor, yinyoga guide and wild Irish woman. She works with women to gain a deeper and richer insight into the nature of our inner seasons, the menstrual cycle and how to integrate and embody a powerful well of wisdom.
Rachel Roberts is a relationship coach, speaker, partner of 23 years, mother and stepmom to 4 amazing humans. She empathically works with mothers and fathers to empower them in both their individual self-awareness and their relational awareness.
Connection with Ancestors
Angharad practices and preserves native spirituality and ancient traditions that stretch to times before Christianity. She works closely with nature and the ancestors to learn wisdom and support practices.
Wisdom of our Native Cycles
Dr. Sara Hunt
Nature as Medicine
Dr. Allison Davis
Nature and the Mother Wound
Allison is a counselor, educator, and researcher of perinatal mental health. Her work focuses on the development of mothers’ ecological growth in the transition into motherhood, reframing eco-related distress as resilience.
Join now for a whole year of nourishment, connection and spark.
Good to know
How is the programme structured (dates/times)?
Spiral One: Reclaiming Connection with our Bodies
Sunday 27 Feb – Moon Circle 1
Tuesday 8 March – ft. Jane Hardwicke Collings – Rites of Passage
Sunday 20 Mar – Moon Circle 2
Tuesday 29 Mar – ft. Cathy French – Womb Connection
Sunday 10 Apr – Moon Circle 3
Tuesday 26 Apr – ft. Kitty Maguire – Listening to our bodies
Sunday 15 May – Moon Circle 4
Spiral Two: Reclaiming Connection with others
Tuesday 24 May – ft. Rachel Roberts – (re)connecting in your relationship
Sunday 12 June – Moon Circle 5
Tuesday 21 June – ft. Beth Berry – (re)creating Community
Sunday 17 July – Moon Circle 6
Sunday 24 July – ft Jessie Harrold – (re)creating Rituals (10am start time)
Sunday 14 Aug – Moon Circle 7
Wednesday 7 Sept – ft. Angharad Wynne – (re)connecting to our ancestors (*note change of day)
Spiral Three: Reclaiming Connection with the Natural World
Sunday 18 Sept – Moon Circle 8
Tuesday 27 Sept – ft Mari Kennedy – Wisdom of our native cycles :: Celtic wheel
Sunday 09 Oct – Moon Circle 9
Tuesday 11 October – ft. Dr Sara Hunt – Nature as Medicine
Tuesday 18 Oct – ft. Dr Allison Davis – Mothering and the more than human world
Sunday 30 Oct – Moon Circle 10 – Samhain celebration
Spiral Four: Titration time
Tuesday 15 Nov – ft. Amy Taylor Kabbaz – Women As Leaders
Sunday 11 Dec – Moon Circle 11 – Deep Winter Restoration
Sunday Jan 29 2023 – Moon Circle 12 [half day in person option]
What is a Moon Circle?
Each circle will begin with a meditation led by Layla and an opportunity to journal and reflect. Meditations will focus on the theme of the spiral we are currently in, as well as drawing on the energy of the time of year using both the Celtic calendar and Layla’s experience with the Five Elements. There will always be an opportunity to share your experiences or insights if you wish, but there is no obligation to do so. All circle shares are respected as completely confidential.
Where does the course take place ?
All course material takes place online over Zoom (recordings available). The one exception to this is the final Moon Circle gathering in January 2023, which will be a half day in person gathering for those based in Ireland.
Why a year?
Will calls be recorded?
What is the difference between MotherShip and MotherMoon?
MotherShip is an 8 week course for mothers in the first 1-5 years of motherhood, who might feel that motherhood is not what they were expecting, who want to understand their matrescence and unpick why they are feeling isolated, guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated. If this sounds more like you, you can register your interest here.
MOTHERShip will run in April/May and Sept/Oct 2022.