Upcoming Full Day ‘Nourishing Our Cycles’ Women’s Hormone Balancing Retreat

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Join us Sunday, February 12 9:30am – 5:00 pm in Calgary a full day women’s retreat and learn how to nourish and care for your body through the four phases of your menstrual cycle: menstrual, follicular, ovulatory and luteal. Learn how to balance your hormones for optimal fertility, balancing your menstrual cycle and optimal health. The day will include kundalini yoga, an elixir making class, a healthy catered lunch and a workshop on how to accurately track your cycle for fertility awareness.

This retreat is perfect for you are a menstruating woman in the childbearing years and you:

  • Want to learn how to track your cycle for birth control, conception or body literacy
  • You want to prepare your body and optimize your fertility for conception
  • Balance your hormones and track your cycle after coming off of the pill
  • You’re experiencing PCOS, amenorea,  endometriosis, fibroids, polyps or heavy bleeding
  • PMS is making you feel like a different person half of the month
  • You want to balance your hormones after having a baby

The day will include elixirs, refreshments and a catered lunch and these four workshops:

Kundalini Yoga To Balance Hormones with Cassie Zaychuk

cassWe will start the day off with a kundalini yoga and meditation practice with Cassie Zaychuk. You will learn and experience a simple kundalini kriya customized for each phase of your cycle designed for processing emotions, stress management, balancing the endocrine system, glowing skin, more energy and increasing radiance.

Learning To Thrive With Your Cyclical Nature with Madeline MacKinnon

Learn how to harnessing the energy of your cycle FOR more Productivity, creativity, manifestation and more harmonious relationships. Learn how to make your cycle for you and now against you. Madline will share nutrition tips and self care rituals to balance hormones for each phase of your cycle. Learn how your hormone fluctuations affect your decision making, sex life, communication skills, and magnetizing powers.

Elixir Crafting For Hormone Balance With Madeline MacKinnon





Learn how to make delicious elixirs, tonics and deserts to support women’s health through the four phases of the cycle.  You will learn which herbs and superfoods are beneficial in supporting optimal fertility, PMS symptoms, low progesterone and menstrual cramping. Some of the drinks will be a saffron golden milk, schizandra rose beauty aphrodisiac tonic and a goddess hot chocolate. Samples and a recipe book will be provided.  

 Learn How To Track Your Cycle with Dr Andrea Beaubrun

Join Andrea Beaubrun ND, as she guides you to discover tools and techniques used to accurately chart your menstrual cycle. Learn fascinating insights into your hormonal and nutritional health. Andrea has taught hundreds of women over the past 14 years how to connect with their body through menstrual awareness and body literacy. You will be provided with the information and support to track your cycle.

Madeline and Andrea will host a complementary follow up class and potluck on Sunday March 26th at 12 pm where you can bring your charts and answer any questions you have about your cycle.

Registration is limited to 20 women. Sign up ASAP as this class will sell out.

When: Sunday, February 12 9:30am – 5:00 pm

Where: Private location in the inner city NW. We’ll send you the address once you register.

Earlybird Registration before Jan 30th: $150

Full Price $180

Space is limited to twenty women.

Register Online Today. or send an etransfer to

Two Part Nutrition For Hormone Balance Series

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Upcoming Classes At The Light Cellar

Join Madeline MacKinnon, certified nutritionist and founder of Natural Hormone Healing to learn the macro and micro nutritional approach to balancing your hormones naturally. You can attend both classes together or talk each part separately.

This series is designed for women who want to learn how to balance their hormones naturally with food and learn how to adopt a ‘hormone balancing lifestyle.’

It’s also perfect for health practitioners and nutritionists who want to learn how to help their clients balance their hormones with food.

Part 1: Nutritional Foundations For Hormone Balance

Date: Saturday October 1, 2016, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Address: The Light Cellar- 6326 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary

$55 or Register for Part 1 & 2 for $95 and save $15

Register Online or Call 403 453 1343

In part one of this series, Madeline will demystify a lot of the confusion around what you need to eat for hormone balance. You will receive a simple framework of to follow that can easily be applied in your everyday life.

You will learn:

  • Which forms of carbs, proteins and fats are best for balancing hormones.
  • How to find the right macronutrient ratio of fats, carbs and proteins to control cravings, balance moods and promote your optimal hormone balance.
  • How to synch your body up to the earth’s circadian rhythms to lose weight, increase energy, sleep better, heal your adrenals and increase fertility.
  • The critical nutrients that you need for hormonal health that you can’t get from food.

Madeline will also demo and sample plenty of delicious recipes – including her staple hormone balancing breakfast smoothies, quick bring to work lunch recipes, mid-afternoon snacks and hormone balancing desserts. You will go home with your own nutritional guide and a customizable meal plan crafting worksheet. All recipes and samples made in this class series are dairy free, refined sugar free and gluten free. Plenty of vegan, vegetarian and paleo options.

Register for part 1 here. 

Part 2 – Micro-Nutrients For Hormone Balance

Superfood Recipes and Strategies For Getting Optimal Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrients In Your Diet

Date: Saturday October 22, 2016, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Address: The Light Cellar- 6326 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary, AB

$55 or Register for Part 1 & 2 for $95 and save $15

Register Online or Call 403 453 1343

Micro-nutrients are key nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that come together to support human health. The body needs specific micro-nutrients for it’s hormonal systems to function optimally.

In this class you will learn:

  • Which micronutrients you need to treat certain hormone imbalances such as low thyroid , menopause symptoms, and PMS.
  • Which foods to eat to get those micronutrients and recipes to reach your recommended daily intake.
  • Common foods and superfoods that contain natural plant based hormones to eat for low sex drive, adrenal fatigue, and hot flashes
  • The best liver detox superfoods to relieve PMS symptoms, heavy periods, hot flashes, night sweats and sleep issues.

Madeline will also demo and sample several recipes including:

  • roasted beet liver detox salad
  • adrenal healing root veg soup
  • micro-nutrient green smoothie
  • hormone building aphrodisiac ‘blissballs’

You will go home with a recipe book and a list of which foods and micronutrients you need for specific hormone imbalances. All recipes and samples made in this class series are dairy free, refined sugar free and gluten free.

Plenty of vegan, vegetarian and paleo options.