Hi! I’m Carmen, a menstrual educator and coach

Carmen Lorenzana - menstrual educator and coach

Photo credits: Michaela Mostynova

Like many, I grew up hating my period and everything related to it. It was irregular, messy, painful, and totally inconvenient.

In my 20s, and without much explanation, I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) and put on hormonal birth control as the only possible “treatment,” which I took for many years without asking any questions. About eight years later, my body started rejecting it.

My search for ways to treat PCOS beyond the birth-control pill led me to learn many things about my body, hormones, and cycles that nobody had ever explained.

The topic somehow grabbed my attention. Many things started making sense, and I felt a genuine curiosity to know more. However, the more I learned, the angrier I felt. It was frustrating to realize all the things I grew up ignoring, which had led me to neglect my body terribly.

I began sharing this with friends and family, and soon enough, I realized that I was not the only one going through a similar experience. And I noticed two things: first, most of us lacked proper information about how our cyclical bodies work as a whole, not just the period. Second, we lacked the supportive spaces to openly talk and share our experiences regarding our menstrual cycles.

And I took it as a call to action. Something inside me knew that I had to do something to change this.

So, in 2018, I traveled to the UK to certify as a Menstruality Mentor with Red School, which gave me the tools to help others connect with the profound wisdom of their cyclical nature, so they can find balance and lead a meaningful life in sync with Nature.

And in 2020, I became certified as a Fertility Awareness Educator with FEMM, which qualifies me to help others understand the biology, physiology, and hormones involved in their cycle, as well as chart their fertility biomarkers for health, prevent pregnancy naturally, or increase their chances of conception.

Carmen Lorenzana - Menstrual Cycle Awareness Workshop

Photo credits: Eva Kiviluoma

A woman wearing a red dress, with both hands placed in her womb, forming a heart

Photo credits: Rodrigo Castro

I deeply believe that you deserve to understand, feel safe, and be empowered by your cycle. I want to encourage you to become your own advocate, actively seeking knowledge, support, and resources that allow you to embrace this perfectly natural aspect of your life and make informed decisions.

So welcome to this space.

Here, we celebrate the diversity of menstrual experiences, recognizing that everyone’s journey is influenced by a multitude of factors. We question what we learned and didn’t learn about the cycle. And we honor our cyclical bodies with lots and lots of self-compassion.

It’s a pleasure to have you here! ❤️

Ready to embrace the power of your cycle?