Announcing the Birth of 'MyMoonCards'
Marina is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor in Health Science from Antioch University in Santa Barbara and a Nurse Practitioner Certified as a Women’s Health Care Specialist from the University of Southern California Long Beach. She is also a Certified Nurse Midwife with a Masters of Science in Midwifery Leadership from the University of California in San Francisco. She has been a provider of holistic health care since the 70's in community clinics and in her midwifery practice. Marina is an international speaker, her focus is the development and implementation of women’s centered health care and services.
Puberty, menstruation, ovulation, conception, childbirth, and menopause are all part of a woman's cycle. That is why many call our cycle a mystery. It is a riddle that in time led Marina Alzugaray to try and unravel the secrets of her own cycle, for her own life and to teach other women about it, a journey that she just recently completed with the creation of MyMoonCards.
Marina Alzugaray developed MyMoonCards to make the woman's cycle easy to understand, a wish that had been building in her during 30 years of working with women of all ages as a reproductive health care specialist, holistic practitioner and teacher of women's body awareness and birth wellness.
Marina wrote up the invention and filled the patent documents by 2/2/05. ‘I would like to give my deepest thanks to all who contributed during the labor’. Maria Luther encouraged, typed and then tested the prototype while cousin Julie provided the start up cost. GroAnnie Adelman and Elizabeth Davis checked the text, then the cards were beta tested in 2005. The last push came with Barbara Wolf when she readied the insert, then G Howard did the type set, Steve began the web-page, Delanoservice the printing and the first set of MyMoonCards arrived. Marina sent the announcement a few days later.
Maria is a certified Elementary Educator with a B.S. in Psychology from Birmingham Southern College. She is also a certified Yoga Instructor and teaches yoga classes. For over 15 years, Maria has worked passionately and creatively towards empowering young people through her easy-going acceptance, child like exuberance and creative activities. She has directed summer camps and an outdoor environmental education center. She now teaches fifth grade in the Florida Keys.
Maria and Marina met in a bellydance class. They began working together after sharing ideas about holding Mother/Daughter Retreats to celebrate the passage into womanhood. Maria has been studying her cycle with MyMoonCards since 2004.
Maria and Marina met in a bellydance class in the Florida Keys. Sharing ideas about bringing Mothers and Daughters together to celebrate the passage into womanhood brought Maria to work with Marina on MyMoonCards. Maria has been studying her cycle with MyMoonCards since 2004.