We’re a small family run business based in the UK, established in 2015. Producing quality products and services to help you live in harmony with the natural cycles is something we take great pride in. We use eco-friendly materials wherever possible and a percentage of our profits are used to plant trees on our land in France.
Directors Samjhana Moon and her husband Charlie Taillard are dedicated to restoring our connection with the natural world. Together they launched Inner Seasons and the World’s 1st menstruation and moon clock in 2015. It has since transitioned into a comprehensive set of tools for the exploration of the natural cycles.
They currently live in north-west France within a National Park next to a great forest. Together they are guardians of 4 acres of land they are restoring to its natural diverse habitat, creating a sanctuary for local wildlife and native plants. They manage the woodland and have planted over 40 trees so far. Over the past 2 years they’ve made incredible progress but there is much more work to do that requires skilled hands and contractors.
Their big vision is to develop the site into a retreat centre offering a space to share the wisdom of nature, the sacred feminine arts, instinctive archery and much more. The land has 2 derelict buildings which they plan to renovate as eco-friendly, off-grid living accommodation to host guests and create a modest family home. A traditional roundhouse will be built within the ceremony field to provide a group teaching space.
“Please contact us if you would like to visit and help out on site. We welcome any donations towards building this sanctuary for future generations.”
About Samjhana Moon
Director and Co-founder
Samjhana is a visionary photographer, mandala artist and modern wise woman who empowers women to connect with their cyclical nature and discover their true radiant self. She guides you to align with the Inner Seasons of your menstrual cycle, to manifest with the Moon phases, and to explore the archetypes of the feminine – so you can reach your full creative potential. In the past decade Samjhana has guided hundreds of women to say yes to their true radiance, allowing them to see themselves anew on an insightful photographic journey in nature. Her ability to see a person’s soul and capture their unique beauty on camera has helped many women transition from self-critical to self-confident, and supported their personal, professional and spiritual growth.
Samjhana is devoted to offering an alternative lens for women that challenges the media’s distorted projection of beauty and releases the taboo around menstruation. She is founder of Sacred Feminine Photography and co-creator of the World’s first moon and menstruation clock along with a range of beautiful tools to support and guide your menstrual cycle adventures.
Samjhana was People’s Choice Speaker for TEDx Totnes in 2015. Watch her talk here: http://j.mp/TedxMoon
Samjhana’s story – From Period Pain to Period Pleasure
“In my teens I suffered unbearably painful periods and was prescribed the contraceptive pill to suppress my cycle for 18 years. This never felt like a healthy solution and I had many failed attempts to come off it, until I discovered the work of Alexandra Pope. I was so relieved; her book The Wild Genie meant I could finally begin my healing journey. With the help of many menstrual educators I’ve completely transformed my relationship with my monthly bleed and I’m delighted to say that a few mild cramps are all I experience today.
Working with my menstrual cycle over the last 10 years, I’ve learned that making period peace isn’t about mastery or control, it’s about committing to a new relationship with our body: becoming educated about how our hormones affect our body and brain chemistry and being mindful of our daily internal weather patterns so that we can respond to them with tenderness and wisdom.
Painful and/or irregular periods are extremely common and are often a sign that your hormones and lifestyle are out of balance. If you suffer with severe symptoms, then I can truly empathise. I can also say with confidence that you can move past this; period pain is an option. Being mindful of the energetics of the whole cycle is the first step towards your healing. I believe that our cyclic nature is a potent personal development tool that empowers us to walk our own path, create a lifestyle that we love and make a unique contribution to the world that promotes positive change.
I’m not a qualified doctor, nurse, nutritionist or practitioner; I’m a visionary artist and mentor with a deep love of nature and the wild. I use my photographic art to transform perspectives, working with nature’s elements to inspire connection and awaken people to the wonder of the life-giving force that lives within us all. My intention with Inner Seasons is to provide tools that complement the work of many great authors of Moon and menstruation. Natural solutions are circulating in the growing sisterhood around the world; a sisterhood of women who are committed to becoming fluent in the language of our bodies and living in alignment with our natural rhythm.”