claim yourself - liberate your power - stand for Life

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Do you want to feel readied for menopause?

Would you like to experience menopause - no matter how mad, bad or distressing your symptoms currently are - as meaningful and dignifying?

Do you want to learn the practices that will help you meet the challenges and find your way home to yourself?

Do you long to be held by a loving community of women as you navigate this transition?

The brilliance of menopause has become subsumed in a culture in denial of cyclical life. A culture obsessed with constant production, consumption, growth and doing.

Menopause interrupts the current cultural momentum and as such is often portrayed as a problem.

A looming disaster. Something to be endured.

Many women find themselves blindly navigating their way through this transition, feeling lost, mad and dismissed.

They have been cast outside of a dignified holding and respect for this rite of passage that is, in fact, significant to the whole community.

Menopause is an initiation, an adventure in spiritual maturation, that could deliver you to a place of great meaning and power, a sense of inner coherence and belonging, and dare we say, Union.

Yes, a deep spiritual fulfillment - a sense of connection to and serving something Greater. This event reveals the spiritual truth of menopause - it’s a restoration of its deep spiritual meaning, the true story that is trying to happen regardless of whether you are connected to it or not.

We warmly invite you to join us for this course. Together we will call up the spiritual significance and healing power of menopause through our teachings and exercises, your individual stories and experiences, and so discover its power to awaken us to ourselves and our responsibility to Life.

Menopause can be a homecoming, a feeling of at last recognising who you are and having the kindness and strength of heart to finally receive and anoint yourself as OK.

That is the liberating power of menopause.


claim yourself - liberate your power - stand for Life

Menopause: The Great Awakener

Menopause is a holy initiation, a pause in ‘normal life’ that catapults you into an unknown territory.

What you may not know is that there is a meaningful process at work - an inner orchestration that is exquisitely designed to deliver you home to your deep self.

The deep truth is menopause is a moment of powerful awakening.

It profoundly serves the woman and the whole community of life. Initially it reveals your shadow, your wounding, in order that you might fully receive yourself and be freed to be who you are. And thus come in to a sweet intimacy with life and what it is calling you to step up to.

The course will:

Give you a deep understanding of the ‘infrastructure’ of menopause. Think of it as the instruction manual for navigating this spiritual territory.

Leave you feeling held and readied to traverse this initiation in a dignified way, able to feel your wholesomeness even as you face being undone, provoked and at times abandoned.

Provide you with the psycho-spiritual skills you need to hone in order to birth yourself and thrive in post-menopause country.

Make meaning of menopause even if you are right in the middle of it or have already been through it.

Reveal the awakening process that is menopause and restore its rightful place within the context of your soul’s maturation.

It is crucial now that we all come together to serve the planet in our own unique ways. Our cycle is coded with our particular gifts and menopause is the ultimate moment of bringing us into alignment with ourselves and these gifts so that we may be potent and effective agents of change in the world.

This course is designed to support you to discover a deep peace with who you are and, from this resourced well spring, step into your full authority and leadership. The world needs more women in their full power. The world needs you.

"Thank you so much for offering us all a sacred space in which to explore and learn on such a gentle yet powerful weekend workshop.

I certainly got more than expected! Numbing myself with pot and alcohol didn’t work, years of retreats, counselling, workshops, meditations, studying Ayurveda, participating in ayahuasca ceremonies, living in the Peruvian Amazon, looking for my answers, also failed to bring me closure.

At the Red School weekend, the answers came to me so directly and unexpectedly that I’ve finally found peace. Obviously, there follows a lifetime of mourning to do, yet now I’ve processed all the information, the outcome is that I’ve never felt happier in my whole life, a sense of massive freedom and a huge weight that I’d never been able to shift before.

I feel so much gratitude to you, as I can now move forward without the restrictions that have held me back. Your work is magnificent, your attitude is pure compassion, your vibe is trust and love and the teachings are inspiring and healing. This is truly an enlightened path, thank you for such beautiful work!”

~ Laura Bridge, Chef

“It’s taken me a week to process last weekend’s explorations and now be able to write to you. Firstly, last weekend feels like a pivotal time for me in my journey through life. You know when you experience something and you just know that you’ll never be the same again, well, that’s what happened to me last weekend. A huge shift in my thinking happened.

I have been on quite a journey (as we all have) and I had given myself such a hard time about how I thought I should be coping and how I was perceived by the others. Last weekend helped me realise just how far I have come and I have since given myself a huge pat on the back for my efforts. I am living a much more fulfilled, happier and empowered life than I ever could imagine possible. Your workshop has cemented in me the power of the menopause. Who knew I was doing so good? Now I do know and I’m so F*****g pleased with myself. I can see a life ahead of me that is exciting, full of love and light and no more fear.”

~ Julie Allen, Menopause Worthing workshop 2019

“I think I’ve finally landed after the weekend workshop and notice that I felt a bit bereft after leaving the sanctity of you both and the other women. All in all, it was a gloriously affirming and magical journey, leaving me hopeful and with language and meaning that has such a quiet power. I felt that you paced the workshop just beautifully right for me, and I so enjoyed feeling and experiencing your individual wisdom and getting in touch with my core self, where I believe dreams might just be able to grow. I felt I had permission to be all that I wish to be, in whatever form that takes. That is truly a gift, thank you, thank you.”

~ Vanessa Gaier, Psychotherapist Menopause Worthing workshop 2019

“I just wanted to reach out and thank you personally for the work that you offer around menopause. I did your menopause workshop 3 years ago and wrote a few notes in a little book that ended up in a bookshelf tucked away. I have increasingly become more and more permeable over the last 3 years and am now fully enraged, mad, grief-ridden and mushy. I have felt like chucking it all in and going on anti-depressants to calm the chaos……and then I remembered the notes in the little book tucked away. I am re-reading them and it’s like a soothing balm on my raw wounds. It’s settling me, it’s making me smile at the process, it’s guiding me deeper in this initiatory process. It’s holding my hand. I see your smiling face as you say these words that I read, I see your lightness, your humour and your grace. It is holding me through this time and I am welcoming it rather than fearing it again. Thank you, thank you, thank you for naming and claiming this rite of passage. For calming the chaos and creating a wonderful wall to bounce off !! Your work is beautiful, and I acknowledge you fully. In love, honour and respect.”

~ Michelle Beagley

“The workshop was truly just what I needed & has helped put what I have been experiencing in my life in much better focus. I have recently bought & read your Wild Power book & found that wonderfully informative too. It was quite a challenge for me as I do find it hard to speak out & articulate in a group, especially about such personal experiences. But what a lovely bunch of women, so strengthening to hang out with them & be able to freely discuss what we are all going through in varying forms. So wonderful to finally have a language to give expression to all we are going through too & that knowledge feeds back some power. I haven’t hesitated in recommending this workshop to my friends – I feel they are also thirsty for this.”

~ Caroline Wyard, TV producer, Worthing 2019

“…. how important this workshop has been to me, arriving at this time, giving me a language and a map to navigate these stormy seas of Menopause… I am deeply grateful and it is such a relief to have a new way of making sense of my feelings and experiences, of the different stages you laid out for us and how to identify and prioritise those fundamental needs, (no, rights, yay!) for rest, for nourishment and fun… for the right to indulge, play, love ourselves, nap, express our ‘No’s! and find our way to our ‘Yes’s’. From leaving the workshop, not only do I have a new sense of understanding which will enable to me to hold myself through this process far better than I was doing before but it has also given me a new excitement about this next phase (one I had been dreading until now – The Old Crone!) and which now I welcome…

Every woman should have the opportunity to do this workshop! (Everyman/partner should have a copy of the notes!!)”

~ Lisa M, Psychotherapist, Menopause Worthing workshop 2019


You will learn:

  • How to prepare for menopause.
  • How to recover the ‘backstory’ or lost years of your menstrual cycle if you are already in or post menopause.
  • The spiritual architecture of the menopause transition - the 5 archetypal phases of awakening.
  • Accompanying pitfalls, challenges and possibilities you may encounter.
  • The keys to access the wisdom of each phase of the transition.
  • The crucial skills and practices you will need to navigate menopause - and how to cultivate them.
  • Alexandra’s personal recommendations for tending to health symptoms.

Menopause can be a homecoming, a feeling of at last recognising who you are and having the kindness and strength of heart to finally receive and anoint yourself as OK. That is the liberating power of menopause.

This course is for any woman who:

  • Is in her early to mid-forties and older*
  • Is currently going through menopause
  • Is post menopause

*If you are younger than this but feel a strong desire to join please do so with an understanding that it will be more of a theoretical exercise. You will, in a sense, be sitting in on something that you can't fully participate in. It may however serve you to have ‘advanced notice’ of menopause and offer you information you can pass on in your professional work.

Please note
Many women experience an array of distressing symptoms during menopause including fatigue, brain fog, hot flushes, insomnia and heart palpitations. While we are not teaching on the physical aspects of menopause or how to heal physical symptoms, our teachings are the foundational Medicine from which physical healing can happen. You will receive a list of Alexandra’s personal tips and recommendations for tending to health symptoms.


The Lessons and live sessions:

This is a six week online course, with weekly live 1.5 hour sessions. Along with the live sessions listed below you will also have access to a web based introductory and completion lessons plus two bonus lesson.

The live sessions will happen at 8.30 am PT / 11.30 am ET / 4.30 pm UK on:

Wednesday 30th October
Session One: The Five Phases of Menopause

Wednesday 6th November
Session Two: The Betrayal - Step into the Great Unknown

Wednesday 13th November
Session Three: Repair - Do nothing for a while

Wednesday 20th November
Session Four: Revelation - Accept who you are

Wednesday 27th November
Session Five: Visioning - Recognise your unique gifts

Wednesday 4th December
Session Six: Emergence - Pace yourself

Completion: Coming Home and your next steps

Two Bonus Lessons:
Bonus Lesson #1: How to prepare for Menopause
Bonus Lesson #2 Menopause Resources

Facebook Community Support Group
When you join the course, you’ll be invited to join our private Facebook community - guided by Alexandra, Sjanie and our experienced Menstruality Mentors - where you can connect in real time with like-minded women who are also on their own menopause journey.

Your bonus gifts:
When you book, you’ll also receive free access to:

  • Menopause Mini Course: A three-part online course designed to help you curb the crisis of exhaustion and re-write the cultural messages around menopause.

Plus 50% off:

  • Menarche course: A self study programmes to re-initiate yourself into your menstrual journey, by re-visioning your experiences of your first period

Lifetime access
You will have lifetime access to the course and be able to join the live course each time it runs, for free. Regardless of where you are in the menopause journey you will be able to keep coming back to explore what is relevant for you at any given time.


When you join this course, we'll plant 10 trees for you, through TreeSisters, so that as you nurture your body, you’ll also be tending to the body of the earth.

Your Instructor

Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer & Alexandra Pope
Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer & Alexandra Pope

Co-directors of Red School, Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer have developed a radical new approach to women’s health and wellbeing, creativity, leadership and spiritual life, based on the power of the menstrual cycle.

With combined experience in the fields of psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, coaching, embodied movement practices, teaching and facilitation, they are published authors and experts in the field of women’s wellbeing and spirituality. They are a very creative and productive partnership, bringing liberal doses of irreverent humour to their work.

About Red School

At Red School we are pioneering the new emerging field of menstruality. We have created a new lexicon that describes a woman’s psychological and spiritual process. Over the last 35 years we have been exploring and articulating this inner process of women. Alexandra was the first to write about the inner seasons of the cycle and in our co-authored book Wild Power we originated the name and described the practice of ‘menstrual cycle awareness’ and in so doing have initiated a worldwide awakening of the power of the menstrual cycle. What we share about menopause is utterly original to Red School.

We teach worldwide on the psycho-spiritual process of maturation that unfolds from menarche to menopause and beyond. We’re committed to training the menstruality leaders of the future.

Our radical new approach to women’s wellness, creativity and spiritual life is designed to support women to unleash the full power of the menstrual cycle, step into their authority, become leaders in their life and ultimately to stand for all life.