2020 Hormone Summit
What this Summit is all about:
As women, we’ve been taught SO LITTLE about our hormones, and yet they are the captain controlling the ship that is our bodies!
Not only do our hormones impact us physically, but they are the deciding factor in our mental health. And there are far too many of us currently suffering with debilitating stress, anxiety, and depression.
Not to mention that our current healthcare system struggles to believe women and their pain, and if they do, a prescription or surgery is their answer. After my own fibroid-surgery-gone-wrong, my mission became understanding women’s hormones as best as I could – and sharing this knowledge with women far & wide so that YOU can make the best decision for YOUR body.
I’ve been lucky to meet some of the leading, cutting-edge hormonal experts in the game, and they inspired me to put together the first Hormone Summit in 2019. Now we’re back with the 2020 Hormone Summit, twice as big and includes experiential hormone support along with all of the fantastic information from our guest experts!
PThank you for joining us for this Summit the week on September 21st-26th. Much of the information is geared towards cycling women identified as females at birth, but the gut health, hormone testing, energy practices, and experiential exercises offer information to non-cycling women, those in menopause, and trans people. Did you miss it? You can still purchase the ENTIRE Summit for only $39!! Register below in order to gain instant access to the Summit, which includes interviews, experiential exercises, and amazing freebies that’ll get you well on your way to hormonal freedom!
“Thank you so much, Christine!! The Hormone Summit is one of the best I’ve ever seen! (I’m a Summit junkie, lol). It was so informative and soooo much fun! Yourself and all the speakers were amazing and I enjoyed each and every talk! Thanks again, Christine, I appreciate all you shared.”
During this event, you’ll learn:
- How your gut, liver, and adrenals are tied to your hormone health
- Eating for your cycle
- What your thyroid is up to, and why that may be key to your hormonal imbalance
- That your fertility is not broken, and you can have the baby of your dreams!
- How to best support your body postpartum
- Which birth control options are best and safest for you
- Deep dive into functional hormone testing, including the DUTCH test and Diagnostechs eFHP panel
- Working with trauma and emotions to help regulate your stress and menstrual cycle
- Aging gracefully through perimenopause and menopause
- How yoga is a fantastic way to help balance out hormones
- Tapping into astrology to connect to your divine self
This year’s bonus experiential modules include:
- Specific yoga poses to reduce stress
- Using AIT and EFT to calm your system
- Breathing exercises that will reduce cortisol, the underlying hormone to all your sex hormones
- Bhangra dancing to connect to de-stress and connect to joy and spirit
“Loved, loved the Hormone Summit! Thank you for all the info and work that you do for women’s health!”
“I learned SO much about what makes hormones tick from the Summit. Such amazing interviews!”
“Thank you for adding the exercises this year. It was great to do those & know they were helping my hormones!”
How Your Gut Impacts Your Hormones – Christine Garvin
Eating For Your Cycle – Dr. Beth Westie
Experiential: Bhangra for the Body and Soul with Vicki Virk
The Connection Between Your Thyroid and Your Hormones – Nicole Jardim
Empower Your Choices Around Birth Control – Jenna Longoria
Experiential: Embodied Breath Breathing and Meditation Series with Sarah Poet
Fertility Through the Ages – Dr. Cleopatra
Post-Natal Self Care as a Practice – TaKisha August
Experiential: EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) with Christine Garvin
Utilizing the Dutch Test for Hormone Imbalances – Dr. Debbi Rice
Saliva Hormone Panels for Cycling Women – Margaret Floyd
Yoga and Hormone Health – Le’Nise Brothers
Aging Gracefully Through Perimenopause and Menopause – Rachel Hughes
Experiential: Yoga For Hormone Support with Amber Kleid
Energy Practices to Support Hormonal Health – Kambra Meyer
The Link Between Astrology and Your Health + Hormones – Jaime Fleres
Experiential: AIT (Advanced Integrative Technique) with Kambra Meyer
Speakers and Educators
(in alphabetical order)
doula and founder of Momkynd
TaKisha August is a mama and founder of Momkynd, a maternal wellness practice created to help women along the motherhood continuum experience active pregnancies, low-intervention births, and well-supported postpartum experiences.
A compelling writer, teacher and visual artist, TaKisha traded in a robust career in publishing and corporate consulting to cultivate safe spaces for women as they learn to unlock the internal tools available to them for physical and emotional healing.
She is passionate about her faith, movement, the healing of intergenerational trauma, and teaches women to love their lives and the people in it more freely…while mothering.
TaKisha holds several degrees and certifications, to include a B.A. in communications from VA State University, a Master’s in Publishing from The George Washington University, and recognition as an RYT 500 and Perinatal Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. She is also a Certified Women’s Health Coach specializing in reproductive health with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the Fix Your Period Apprenticeship Program, and The Shakti School; as well as a birth and postpartum Doula trained through DONA International and Mama Glow.
Registered Nutritionist, mBANT, mCNHC
Le’Nise Brothers is a registered nutritionist, mBANT, mCHNC, yoga teacher, women’s health, hormone and menstruation coach and host of the Period Story podcast. She works with women who want to get control of sugar cravings, mood swings and hormonal acne, bloating and headaches, as well as increase their energy levels.
Le’Nise has helped many women with hormonal issues ranging from PMS, PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis, heavy, painful, missing & irregular periods, post-natal depletion, perimenopause and menopause.
She set up her practice Eat Love Move to help empower and educate women to understand their bodies, advocate for better healthcare and heal.
Shamanic Astrologer + Soul Guide
Jaime Fleres is a Shamanic Astrologer and Soul Guide who helps empower and support individuals who are ready to wake up to the truth of who they are, clear old blocks that are holding them back, align with who they came to be, and creatively express themselves in the world.
An author and an artist, Jaime believes in the power of expressing one’s unique creativity as a way to embody our souls. She loves offering Shamanic Astrology readings because they give individuals a unique archetypal map of their own souls and a profound personal compass for navigating life in an authentic way. This work gives people a deep sense of who they are and reorients them from the social and familial scripts they’ve been given, to their personal soul intentions and unique path.
While so much of our culture and healing modalities focus on what is broken or hurt, Jaime loves to lean into models of wholeness that help people remember their soul truths and personal wholeness, while honoring the full range of what it means to be human. As a Soul Guide, Jaime uses sound channeling, deep imagery work, narrative processing, embodied movement, creative expression, ritual, nature encounters, and other modalities to support her clients in private, customized healing programs.
Jaime offers virtual courses, as well as workshops and retreats in Asheville, North Carolina and around the world. She can be found at SacredHeartHealingArts.com, where she offers free meditations, mini-courses, sound gifts, astrology support, and other resources.
Margaret Floyd, FNTP, RWP
Margaret Floyd Barry is a functional nutritionist, writer and real food advocate. She’s been on the pursuit of the most ideal, nutritious and delicious way of eating for the better part of her adult life.
Margaret received her Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP) certification from the Nutritional Therapy Association in 2008, and has since been certified as a Master Restorative Wellness Practitioner, GAPS TM Practitioner, Healing Foods Specialist, and Certified Gluten Practitioner. She has a thriving private practice in Portland, OR through which she specializes in resolving complex digestive issues, autoimmune conditions, and hormonal issues. Margaret supports clients throughout North America and Europe to achieve true health and vitality through therapeutic diets and lifestyle changes. Together with her business partner Anne Fischer Silva, Margaret teaches other practitioners advanced clinical skills through Restorative Wellness Solutions.
Margaret has authored two books published by New Harbinger Publications: Eat Naked: Unprocessed, Unpolluted and Undressed Eating for a Healthier, Sexier You and The Naked Foods Cookbook.
Rachel Hughes, CNC
Certified Nutritional Consultant
Rachel is a Certified Nutritional Consultant (CNC), wife and empty-nesting mother with a sincere heart to create safe spaces where peri- and menopausal women can help each other navigate these particular years together with honesty, thoughtfulness and a lot of laughter. After finding that her own perimenopausal symptoms were disruptive to her life, Rachel sought out meaningful help and information and felt that there were not enough resources for mid-life women where they could learn from each other and express themselves with plenty of compassion and without judgement.
Rachel has worked with chronic pain patients for over 10 years and understands how food, nutrients and movement can be used as powerful tools to help people rebalance and heal themselves from all sorts of physical and physiological challenges, including those driven by fluctuating hormones.
From her blog, Rachel hopes to encourage women to inspire each other to dispense stories and insights about everything from food to fashion, career to beauty so that we might together elevate our experiences and live out our best years yet!
Nicole jardim, The Period Girl
Certified Women’s Health Coach
Nicole is a Certified Women’s Health Coach and the creator of Fix Your Period, a series of programs that empower women to reclaim their hormone health using a method that combines simplicity and sass.
Her incredible work has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of women around the world in effectively addressing a wide variety of period problems, including PMS, irregular periods, PCOS, painful periods, amenorrhea, and many more.
Nicole is the author of Fix Your Period: 6 Weeks to Banish Bloating, Conquer Cramps, Manage Moodiness, and Ignite Lasting Hormone Balance, and the co-author of The Happy Balance, a recipe book filled with over 80 hormone balancing recipes. Finally, she’s the host of The Period Party, a top-rated podcast on iTunes—be sure to tune into that if you want to learn more about how to fix your period—and has been called on as a women’s health expert for sites such as The Guardian, Well+Good, mindbodygreen and Healthline.
Dr. Cleopatra Kamperveen
The Fertility Strategist and Executive Director of The Fertility & Pregnancy Institute
Dr. Cleopatra is The Fertility Strategist and Executive Director of The Fertility & Pregnancy Institute. She is a scientist and university professor who pioneered the field of fertility biohacking and creating superbabies. To date, Dr. Cleopatra has scientifically studied tens of thousands of women and families and has helped women in 19 countries on 6 continents have their superbabies. She has received nearly $3 million in grant funding from multiple arms of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute on Standards Technology, and private foundations, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Dr. Cleopatra has been cited in over 1,000 scientific studies in the past 5 years alone, and is a selected member of the Fulbright Specialists Roster. Dr. Cleopatra is the author of the forthcoming book detailing her revolutionary at-home conceiving system, the Primemester Protocol. Dr. Cleopatra teaches women to use the primemester—the magical and powerful window of opportunity before pregnancy when we literally have the power to change the quality and expression of the genes that we pass down to our babies and grandbabies—to create their superbabies.
Using the science-driven, big-hearted Primemester Protocol developed and refined by Dr. Cleopatra over the past 24 years, in combination with the cutting-edge process of Fertility Epigenetic Tailoring, The Fertility & Pregnancy Institute supports women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to reverse reproductive aging; get pregnant quickly and easily; reduce miscarriage risk; and finally have the superbaby they have been dreaming of for as long as they can remember.
Dr. Cleopatra and her husband, Jaïr, have three superbabies who were conceived on the first try using the Primemester Protocol and born in March (all three of them!) right before Dr. Cleopatra’s 35th, 37th, and 40th birthdays.
Amber kleid, RYT
Amber Kleid is a 500-hour RYT whose specialty is Slow Flow and Restorative. She really loves working with beginner yogis to help them explore the mind/body/breath connection & find their comfort zone as they move into their own practice. When she isn’t teaching studio classes, you can find her hosting her new Facebook group Yoga for a Courageous Life and doing Facebook Live pop-up classes at Kleidoscope Yoga.
Board Certified Functional Nutrition Practitioner
Jenna Longoria aka The Period Guru, is a board certified functional nutrition practitioner specializing in women’s hormones. She was listed by The Huffington Post as one of the top 20 new health writers to follow in 2017. Her work has been featured in Mind Body Green, NBC, The Elephant Journal, SXSW and she is the author of The Period Solution, a 28-day hormone balancing guide.
Through her virtual private practice, Jenna helps women reclaim their hormones and digestive health with a multidisciplinary approach combining functional medicine, nutrition, and diagnostic lab testing. Jenna is a firm believer that the right diet and lifestyle can put any hormonal condition into remission.
Kambra Meyer, MA, LPC, LCAS
Therapist and AIT Practitioner
Kambra is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, Certified Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) Practitioner, and has a Masters Degree in Art Therapy. This allows her to draw from a spectrum of creative, alternative and traditional therapeutic approaches to meet each individual’s unique needs.
She considers the whole person as she builds upon each client’s personal strengths and intrinsic health to promote confidence and a sense of well-being as well as a deeper connection to self and others. She has over a decade’s experience helping people heal, blending a variety of nontraditional and expressive therapeutic approaches with evidence-based interventions to meet the individual needs of the people she serves.
She specializes in trauma, and has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Sarah Poet, M.Ed
Sarah Poet, M.Ed, helps women to remember the sacred truth that lies within them, the truths we often spend many years looking for outside of ourselves. Sarah is the host of the Sacred Remembering podcast for “Modern women waking up to the truth of who they are,” which includes leading conversations on modern feminine leadership through our grounded awakenings.
Sarah is the founder & creator of Embodied Breath, where she is a presence-based teacher, healer, mentor, & coach for women & conscious couples building sacred relationships. What makes Sarah unique is that she doesn’t bypass the difficult stuff on the way to awakening, rather we need to go through it all. Sarah is also an expert on the feminine & masculine archetypes, and how to heal & balance them, within all bodies & relationships. See her TEDx here.
Dr. Debbie Rice
Naturopathic Physician, Assistant Medical Director at Precision Analytical Laboratories (dutch test)
Dr. Debbie Rice is a Naturopathic Physician who currently resides and maintains a private practice in Portland, OR. Dr. Debbie is originally from Colorado and completed her undergraduate degrees in Arizona. She has a passion for the outdoors and sunshine as well as movement including hiking, river running, and yoga. She became a strong advocate for her own healthcare at an early age and through much research and dedicated perseverance, she realized that Naturopathic Medicine was more her preference for her personal health care.
Dr. Debbie finds passion with national and international cultures and has worked with Peace Corps and other communities and outreach. She is a strong believer that health care is a human right and works with like-minded organizations to bring love and caring to other communities as appropriate to their culture. She is passionate about lifestyle and least invasive treatment modalities as primary options and reaching for more conventional options when the need arises.
Dr. Debbie enjoys working with patients to improve sex hormone imbalance, thyroid imbalance, autoimmune disorders, and gastrointestinal concerns. She is also honored to work as the Assistant Medical Director at Precision Analytical Laboratories, also known as the DUTCH test, which focuses on sex and adrenal hormone evaluation.
You will usually find her soaking up some sunshine, sneaking kitty cuddles, or planting some plants/flowers to get her hands back into nature and feel more grounded.
Bhangra Teacher and Performer
Vicki Virk is the co-founder and creative director of Dholrhythms, a San Francisco Bay Area based organization dedicated to promoting and sharing the cultural arts of Punjab, India where she was born and raised. For the past 16 plus years, Dholrhythms has been sharing the music and rhythms of Punjab, India through dance classes, workshops, performances, and events. She also co-created Non Stop Bhangra, an award winning event in its 16th year of productions and voted one of the “Best Dance Events” in the San Francisco Bay Area. Vicki is the leading instructor, choreographer, and spokesperson for Dholrhythms and Non Stop Bhangra which have become a staple in the San Francisco Bay Area arts scene.
Dholrhythms and Non Stop Bhangra have been featured at landmark Bay Area stages from museums, performing art centers, nightclubs, festivals and more. Representing Non Stop Bhangra, vicki has been a featured speaker at TedxSF, has been included among Top 5 Punjabis making waves all over the World by India Today, and received an Independent Artist Award for making a Global Impact by Independent Artists Week.
Due to covid-19, she has ventured into teaching her Bhangra dance classes online and gaining a worldwide audience to join in.
Dr. Beth Westie
Eat for your Cycle
Dr. Beth is the author of the Best Selling book, The Female Fat Solution, the creator of the 12 Week Female Fat Solution Challenge, the Eat for Your Cycle Method, and the host of The Female Health Solution Podcast. She has made it her mission to change the way women view their health. Traveling the country to educate and empower women to take their health into their own hands, she uses nutrition to help women work with the natural cycle of their bodies to achieve lasting weight loss results.
Christine garvin, Ma, NE, RWP
Functional Health Coach
Christine Garvin, MA, NE, RWP is a Functional Health Coach based in Asheville, NC. She weaves together her personal health journey – including a fibroid surgery that went terribly wrong – with her training in functional health, nutrition, and hormones to help women heal their gut and achieve hormonal balance. She sees clients all over the world via Zoom, and she offers self-guided healing programs at her website.
Get all the interviews, experiential exercises, plus bonus gifts including:
-Nightime Ritual to help you get the sleep you need to help regulate hormones
-Healthy, veggie-based smoothies recipe list
-Paleo Bread recipe to get you off gluten but not off the bread!