Become a Holistic Hormone & Cycle Coach


Do you want to bring cyclical awareness to your community and upskill your practice with in-depth knowledge and wisdom?  We got you!

Join our 9 month globally certified online Holistic Hormone & Cycle Coach training and receive evidence-based + science backed education and tools to start or support your career in menstrual and cyclical health. 

9 Months of in-depth education

Become a certified coach

After all coursework and exams, you will receive a beautiful certificate of completion, validated by the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine accreditation board. 

Evidence-based education

We offer scientifically-backed and evidence-based education, as well as an extensive resource list and education on how to do proper research as a practitioner.

Ongoing support

Ongoing support from Iris and team Cycle Seeds during the 9 months of training as well as the 2 month period after while students complete coursework.

This online program is for anyone who desires to dive deep and loves getting their inner cyclical geek out. The training offers a blend of self-study modules, live interactive classes + discussions, guest lectures and cyclical self-inquiry practices. 

Unique combination of themes

We are offering a unique combination of themes in this training to ensure our students have adequate knowledge to enter the field. We approach studying about cyclical health from a physical, practical, personal, socio-cultural and business point of view. 

Do you just know that you are here to help people create more harmony + thrive in their menstrual cycles and lives?

Then you are in the right place.

Become part of the growing cyclical health community

Now, more than ever, people with menstrual cycles are seeking help outside of the medical system. Becoming a Holistic Hormone & Cycle Coach will teach you how you can best help your clients, assisting them in confidently navigating the medical system and communicating with their care providers as well as taking responsibility for their own health. We believe in teaching our students how to build bridges and ensure their clients get the best of both worlds (the medical system as well as the holistic health space) by creating a team of providers around them.

Does this sound like you?

  • You are fascinated by the menstrual cycle, hormones, fertility and everything that has to do with the cycles we move through in our lives.

  • You know how important it is to know your stuff when it comes to your work, but you also feel you miss an in-depth knowledge base when it comes to hormones and menstrual cycles and you know that has to change to optimally serve your clients.

  • You are looking for a place where you have access to evidence-based education but also the more somatic, psychospiritual and socio-cultural aspects of what it means to have a cyclical body.

  • You are low-key annoyed by white & heteronormative focused menstrual cycle coaching trainings and understand deeply that if we want to truly serve the world, we need to talk about anti-racist practices, reproductive justice, and gender diversity and get real with our own biases.

  • You are ready to take the leap to start and/or nourish your career in the cyclical health & wellness field.

  • You are excited to also get to know and understand your own body on a whole new level.

  • You are ready to stop dimming your own light and want to start taking up space and serve your community.
Iris Josephina Verstappen, founder of the Institute for Hormone & Cycle Coaching and creator of Cycle Seeds.

Hi! I'm Iris

My name is Iris Josephina, and I am the founder of Cycle Seeds.. My journey started when I was doing research as a cultural anthropologist in India and was fascinated by the field of medical anthropology. By attending births as a researcher, I understood on a visceral level that I wanted to work in the field of cyclical health. After graduating as an anthropologist (BSc), I continued my education and became a birth worker/doula and started my own company. I attended births and realized a lot of people have no idea how their bodies work and that my support had to start way earlier, before people get pregnant. I studied Yoga for Fertility, Well Women Yoga and Yoga for Pelvic Health and started supporting people with hands-on practice and classes.

When I was working for a while, I missed studying so I completed a Master's Degree in Gender Studies (MA) where I specialized in gender diversity and reproductive justice, and graduated with a thesis about data distribution and safety of menstrual cycle apps. After spending time in the academic world, I desired to get back into the practical field of actually helping people and continued my studies.

After 10 years in the field, I am a certified, trained and trauma-responsive Functional Hormone Specialist, Hormonal Health Coach, and Orthomolecular Advisor. Apart from mastering essential hormonal expertise through extensive training "the Western way" over the past 10 years, I also have apprenticed with indigenous midwives from Colombia and Mexico to learn traditional midwifery skills and knowledge on cyclical health. On top of that, I am blessed to call incredible doctors, OBGYNs and practitioners my friends and team.

I am also a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.
After supporting clients for so long, I am now 100% dedicated to pass on my knowledge to the next generation of people who want to work in the field of hormone & cycle health. 

We value ease, community & support

Online content, yours to keep forever

This training will take place online. All classes and lectures will be recorded and yours to keep forever. Any updates that will be made in the future will be automatically accessible to you. 

Nourishing community

We recognize that working in the field of cyclical health is not for the faint-hearted. Having access to a community of practitioners is essential for our own well-being, mental health and a thriving business.

Continuous support during AND after your training

After graduating, you will have continuous access to our alumni group where you can always connect and discuss with your colleagues.

Who is this training for?

We welcome anyone who is interested in broadening their scope of knowledge and wants to specialize in hormone and cyclical health.

We also believe that working in cyclical health is a calling. We trust that you know when this is for you.
We had people who are health coaches, fertility awareness educators, midwives, doulas, massage therapists, nurses, ayurvedic practitioners, acupuncturists, TCM practitioners, hypnotherapists, psychologists, somatic practitioners, Integral Pelvic Therapy practitioners, holistic pelvic care practitioners, etc. interested in our training - but we do not specifically require any prior education to be able to join.

You will have access to:

Recorded study materials

Lectures to listen on the go

Printable PDFs

Live Q&As, guest lectures, somatic practices and discussion groups

Protected community forum + support group off of social media

An app so you can easily access study content from anywhere

Private chat function to speak to Iris & team Cycle Seeds directly

Assignments to test your knowledge after each module

Exam & case studies + practice coaching clients

What others say:

"Iris cares deeply for people with periods and empowers them with skills that revolutionise every aspect of their life - work, home and relationships. If you are sitting on the fence and don't know whether to take the plunge to do this training, my advice is, don't wait another minute."
Tara Ghosh
"I wanted to work with Iris because I found a post about a "period retreat". I learned so much because Iris knows so much! What I also got was a warm, caring person in Iris. I feel safe being vulnerable and being my truest self around her. She also is so great at creating a community where I feel safe as well. Any of the programs that I've been a part of gave me so much information but also friends that I feel like "my people"! There are conversations we've had that I don't often have elsewhere and I appreciate that. 

I have been so positively impacted by having Iris in my life!"

Christina Waszak

The journey with Iris as my coach was completely life changing for me. She opened my eyes to the wisdom of my womb, guided me to read the signs of my body and trust my intuition. I have never met a coach that honours the body and way of life with such clarity and science in the utterly loving and gentle way as Iris does. She taught me that I can be a woman deeply in touch with my body as well as courageously powerful. I am beyond grateful to have crossed path with her and her knowledge.
Frida Karlsson

Your journey as a certified Holistic Hormone & Cycle Coach starts here.

In-depth, evidence-based, science-backed education

We believe it's important to educate our students from an evidence-based perspective. We value science and research, but we also invite to value people's bio-individual experiences. Students will be challenged  to always keep asking questions and reflect on self and the studies in front of them. A critical eye is an asset these days. 

Inclusive values

We recognize that people born in a body that experiences menstrual cycles may not always identify as 'woman'. We are open to the full spectrum of menstruators. We invite students to have an open mind about this and will have experts come in to talk about these topics. 

Integration of the physical, somatic, psychospiritual & emotional

We believe it's important to stay attuned to the multi-faceted layers that make up a human life. When we speak of cyclical health and wellness, obviously we need in-depth endocrine and physiologic education. But apart from that, we must also look at and incorporate the cultural, somatic, psychospiritual and emotional aspects of someone's life if we desire to provide them with full-spectrum support.

Follow your passion and start the journey of becoming a Holistic Hormone & Cycle Coach

Join us for this in-depth training.

Our guest teachers:

king yaa

king is an intersectional feminist and their work centers queer, trans, and non-binary folx well-being through full spectrum of life experiences, including grief & loss and sex & pleasure. They also train intentional health and wellness practicioners on developing the competencies to care for and to create safer and inclusive practices for queer, trans and gender diverse people. 

Chloe Skerlak 

Chloe is a Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner and Certified Full Spectrum Fertility Awareness Educator aka she's willdy passionate about the menstrual cycle! She has 6 years of experience teaching fertility awareness education to people who want to achieve or avoid pregnancy without medical intervention, understand themselves and their health better, and live life more cyclically. Chloe's classes help people regain their sexual and reproductive sovereignty, become advocates for their own health, and live vibrant, healthy lives. 

Tara Ghosh

Tara is a period educator and abdominal therapist passionate about helping people with periods 1:1 and in workshops understand their cyclical nature and solve their period and mood issues, so that they can thrive in every aspect of their lives. Tara works with women in their mid 30s to mid 40s and runs period workshops for pre-teens and teens so they can have a good relationship with their period from the start.

Marissa Correia

Marissa Correia (she/her) is a Somatic Guide whose work focuses on embodied pleasure, nervous system and womb healing, craniosacral rhythms and pelvic wellness. Her background in birthwork has informed her passion for supporting folks in fully inhabiting their bodies. She believes that as we come deeper into relationship with our bodies, our bodies become safer places to be. And as our bodies become safer places to be, the world becomes a safer place to be. She is inspired by the understanding that knowledge is power and she seeks to make education about the nervous system, trauma, pleasure and the womb accessible, helpful and enjoyable.

Dr. Nathan Riley

Nathan Riley is an obgyn and end of life physician. He provides comprehensive women's healthcare in a truly holistic way, taking into account the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health in addition to the physical. He's a father of two, the second of whom was born at home. He operates through a private association providing support to women and families who need support with fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, menopausal transition, and otherwise gynecologic. He also offers himself as a collaborator to midwives and health coaches around the country in order to optimize their autonomy as practitioners.

Dr. Ginny Chamorro

After her education at Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Dr. Ginny has been working as an all-round gynecologist for ten years. For a while she worked at the Vrouwenpoli in Boxmeer. Currently she works in the beautiful international clinic ACIBADEM in Amsterdam. Here she treats people with menstrual complaints, cysts, prolapses and urinary incontinence, etc. If a surgical procedure is needed, she performs it herself. Dr Ginny will also organize a Hormone Retreat together with Iris in June and October 2023.

Samantha Zipporah

Samantha Zipporah is a midwife, author & educator in service to healing & liberation. Sam’s path rises from an ancient lineage of midwives, witches, & wise women with expertise spanning the continuum of birth, sex, & death. She is devoted to breaking the spells of oppression in reproductive & sexual health by connecting people with the innate pleasure, power, & wisdom of the body. Her praxis weaves scientific & soulful inquiry that integrate modern medicine & data with ancestral practices & epistemologies. Sam's most recent publications & offerings center the radical reclamation of contraception & abortion.

More teachers will be announced soon!

In just 9 months, you can change your life, start a career in a field you are passionate about, AND you will start helping people understand and optimize their cyclical health on a physical, somatic, emotional and psychospiritual level.

Total value: 25.458EUR
Today: €4497

Holistic Hormone & Cycle Coaching Certification Training

Start your evidence-based and in-depth holistic hormone & cycle education this year!

What you will receive:

  • 90 min. welcome call (497 EUR)
  • 20 prerecorded online study modules  (5997 EUR)
  • 3 x 45 min. live group somatic womb healing sessions (1497 EUR)
  • 9 x 60 min. live guest classes from experts in the field (4497 EUR)
  • 9 x 60 min. live group discussion sessions (2997 EUR)
  • 9 x 60 min. live cyclical CEO business sessions (2997 EUR)
  • 90 min. graduation call (497 EUR)
  • Tests & quizzes at the end of each training module (997 EUR)
  • Exam & client case study + 1 chance free of charge to redo both if you fail (497 EUR)
  • Lifetime access to all content (endless value)
  • Certificate of completion endorsed by the International Board of Holistic Medicine Practitioners (1497 EUR)
  • BONUS #1: Ongoing community support in a private online space (997 EUR)
  • BONUS #2: Forever access to the graduate alumni group to receive ongoing support and guidance from Iris & your peers (endless value)

After the HHCC training, you will have proficient knowledge about:

Principles of cyclical physiology, anatomy & ecology

Get a deep understanding of the cyclical body, how it is designed, and how different body systems interconnect and influence cyclical health and well-being.

Functional + ancestral nutrition & food as medicine

Learn about how food affects our physiology, and how to optimize our nutritional intake to support optimal physiologic, emotional and mental expression.

Cyclical issues & how to help your client address them

Study sets of symptomologies and what they can say about a clients menstrual cycles. Learn to look at your client bio-individually and support their unique cyclical situation. 

Functional lab testing and testing for hormone health

Get a thorough understanding about functional lab testing and use it as a tool to gain information about your client's body so you are able to help them even better.

An in-depth and real-life understanding of the nervous system

Understanding the nervous system is crucial for understanding cyclical health. We will look at this from the angle of Polyvagal Theory and trauma-informed care. 

The psycho-spiritual aspects of menstrual cycles

We recognize the psycho-spiritual aspects, ancestral wisdom & trauma that can be unveiled through explorations of the menstrual cycle. 

Cycles from menarche to menopause

Learn about cycles from menarche to menopause to get a deeper understanding how early cyclical experiences may impact later ones. 

Cyclical living, working and planning

Open up to a thorough understanding of how living according to the menstrual cycles could help your client both understand and support their bodies.

Creating your cyclical business and becoming a cyclical CEO

Receive steps and information about setting up your cyclical business. Dive into the practicalities as well as taking care of yourself as an entrepreneur. 

Check out the full curriculum

Holistic Hormone & Cycle Coaching is the future of cyclical health 

For a very long time, gynecology and obstetrics were the only support that was available for people with menstrual cycles. More and more people are waking up to the fact that gynecology is great for acute cyclical pathology and support, but that it may not be the best option when we are talking about sustaining and supporting optimal, holistic, whole-body vitality. This is where Holistic Hormone & Cycle Coaching comes in. As a HHC Coach, you help your clients understand the support they can receive from the medical system, and how they can support their own cyclical body with a wide variety of practices, habits, nutrition, etc. as well as how to create a team of people around them for support and cyclical success. 

Does this sound true to you?

  • There is more to supporting cyclical bodies than popping pills.
  • Holistic ways of looking at the body can complement standard medical care.
  • Nutrition, stress management, and healthy lifestyle habits play an important role in supporting the body when cyclical symptoms arise.
  • The menstrual cycle deserves a place at the center when it comes to assessing our health.
  • The medical system is great in certain aspects but is currently not serving people with menstrual cycles in the best, most optimal way possible to ensure long-term cyclical health and vitality. We can do better.
  • It is important that various providers work as a team to support the person who needs menstrual health care.

Then the Holistic Hormone & Cycle Coaching training is for you!

What others say:

“Iris is a wealth of wisdom regarding the hormonal cycle. Her advocacy for cyclical health is a true, clear, and compassionate approach. I’ve learned so much from her. Her work is vitally important in this time.” 
Dakota Chanel

“Iris is the kind of mentor everyone should have in their life. Her knowledge, wisdom, passion, depth, sweetness and bad-assness are truly a gift birthed into this world. This is an absolute must-have if you are conducting a cycle-based business, truly knowledge you can’t ever live without!” 

Jasmine Alicia Carter
I'm obsessed with this training, best decision of my life! Thank you!
Ocean K - currently enrolled in the training
Total value: 25.458EUR
Today: €4497

Holistic Hormone & Cycle Practitioner Certification Training

Start your evidence-based and in-depth holistic hormone & cycle education this year!

What you will receive:

  • 90 min. welcome call (497 EUR)
  • 20 prerecorded online study modules  (5997 EUR)
  • 3 x 45 min. live group somatic womb healing sessions (1497 EUR)
  • 9 x 60 min. live guest classes from experts in the field (4497 EUR)
  • 9 x 60 min. live group discussion sessions (2997 EUR)
  • 9 x 60 min. live cyclical CEO business sessions (2997 EUR)
  • 90 min. graduation call (497 EUR)
  • Tests & quizzes at the end of each training module (997 EUR)
  • Exam & client case study + 1 chance free of charge to redo both if you fail (497 EUR)
  • Lifetime access to all content (endless value)
  • Certificate of completion endorsed by the International Board of Holistic Medicine Practitioners (1497 EUR)
  • BONUS #1: Ongoing community support in a private online space (997 EUR)
  • BONUS #2: Forever access to the graduate alumni group to receive ongoing support and

Take your first step in changing the world - one cycle at a time.

Join us today

Pay in full payment

€ 4497,-

6 Month payment plan

€ 760,-

12 Month payment plan

€ 380,-

Frequently asked questions

Do I need any prior training / qualification before joining the HHCC training?

There are no specific prerequisites to join this training. You are so welcome to join! It may come in handy to do more training on the long run.

If you have never studied anything about these topics, you may have to carve out more study time. But the beautiful thing is that you will have access to the content forever. And this field is a constant learning process anyway (: It's normal to not understand everything from the get go. You will have support along the way!

When does the training start and end?

The Holistic Hormone & Cycle Coach Certification training starts on September 28, 2024.

The program will run until June 2025, you will then have 2 additional months (July & August) to complete your coursework and exam.

You will receive exact dates for group discussion calls, somatic classes and guest classes in August 2024.

Will I get a certificate?

YES! We are excited to share that the Holistic Hormone & Cycle Coach (HHCC) training is a program that is currently recognised by the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine board.

At the end of each module of the recorded training content, you are required to pass a test. And at the end of the training you will have to do an exam as well as case studies/practice clients. We will not test your knowledge during live classes.

Upon completing the training, you will receive a certificate of completion by Cycle Seeds as well as a certificate handed out by IPHM.

Certification also allows you to use the IPHM label on your website. You can also join their directory as a practitioner (you will have to pay for a membership to be a practitioner in their directory).

What's your refund policy?

We do not offer refunds. We are confident that this program provides our students with all the knowledge they need to become a Holistic Hormone & Cycle Coach.

We encourage you to take your time to decide before joining so you can make an informed and embodied decision. Please feel free to reach out if you have any doubts - you can reach us via and we offer free clarity calls for those who want to speak to our team personally.

In case of scholarships/bursaries granted, students will have to pay back the full scholarship fee should they choose to stop the training before it ends.

How long will I have access to the training content?

You will have access to the online pre-recorded content and any updates we make, as well as the recorded live sessions and guest teaching classes from your study year. Content will continuously be available to you during as well as after your training.

What are the dates/times of live classes?

The program starts on September 28th at 7 PM CET. From there we will have live calls in the following format:

Live calls will take place on Wednesdays or Saturdays.
Live guest lectures will take place on Thursdays or Sundays.

All calls will be recorded and you will have lifetime access to both the live discussion and business calls as well as the womb healing sessions and guest lectures.

We do recommend attending the live calls as they serve as community support, as well as an opportunity to have all your questions answered directly.

Students will receive the full class schedule in the Summer of 2024.

How much does this training cost?

The full price of this training is €5997.

Super early bird pricing is €4497.

Early bird pricing is €4997

Is there a payment plan for this training?

Yes! We offer 6 month and 12 month payment plans.

How long is the training?

The training itself takes 9 months in total (end September 2024-end June 2025).
You will then have 2 extra months to complete your coursework and exam.

Is this an in person or online training?

This training will take place online - offering pre-recorded content as well as live classes and lectures.

What if I have questions during the training? Is there support?

You can bring all your questions to the live classes and we will do our best to answer all of them. You will also have access to a private platform where you will receive support from Iris and team Cycle Seeds. You will be able to communicate with your classmates but we also have a private chat option available where you can chat with Iris and Team Cycle Seeds privately should you need to discuss something you don't want to share in our group.

Are there any exams?

Yes. You will have to fulfill the following training requirements to get certified:
-tests after each training module
-an exam (multiple choice and open questions)
-case studies and practice clients

You can fill out your exam in your own time. There is no fixed date for the exam.

All coursework, exams, case studies, practice client work needs to be finished by August 20th 2025.

How many study hours will I need for this training?

Each lesson in a training module ranges between 30-90 minutes. In total, each module will ask 2-5 hours of your time - this includes average pausing of lectures to write things down. It completely depends on your way of learning and studying.

Modules will be released month by month to not overwhelm you with loads of content at once.

We will have 9 months and 20 training modules. Roughly, you will receive 2-3 modules per month. In the last 2 months you have time to catch up with content and have time to ask any remaining questions. Classes end in June but our online platform remains open for questions during the remaining 2 months. You will also still have access to the private chat function during that time.

Each live class will be 90-120 minutes. Please be aware that Iris loves to share stories so sometimes we will go a little over time (;

Guest classes will be about 60-90 minutes long and there is always space for questions at the end.

Depending on your learning + study pace, block out 4-6 hours per week in your calendar to spend on the program - this includes studying, and all live classes, including guest classes by our incredible guest teachers.

Feel free to ask questions about studying and discuss with your study buddies in class how they study. You will be invited to from study groups so you can go over content together.

Is this training honoring diversity and inclusivity?

We acknowledge that honoring diversity and inclusivity is one of the most important tasks of a coach to fulfill - especially when working in a delicate field like reproductive and cyclical health.

This training welcomes all people with menstrual cycles, women and all people who identify as such. We welcome people from all varieties of backgrounds, races, religions, geographical locations, and sexual orientations.

We acknowledge our own internalized supremacy and racism, and we commit to keep doing the work to dismantle these systems within cyclical and reproductive health, coaching and therapy spaces.

We commit to offer teachings in social justice and anti-oppressive practices to help our students open their eyes when it comes to these topics, ask questions and practice compassionate self-inquiry. We will also offer extensive resources for people to dive deeper should they desire so.

What happens after I graduate?

You will be an officially certified Holistic Hormone & Cycle Coach recognized by IPHM.

You will also have continual access to a private alumni group with all your classmates. Iris and her team will be present in that group as well.

What countries is this training recognised?

Our IPHM certification is valid worldwide, but it depends on each country's individual rules and regulations on how you can practice there. We recommend everyone to get insured as well.

Is this training only for those who menstruate?

No. This training is accessible for anyone working in the hormonal health space. We do notice that clients often seek practitioners who intimately know the embodied experience of having a menstrual cycle.

How old do I need to be to do this training?

We recommend anyone applying for the training at least have finished high school and has sufficient knowledge of English language (listening, writing and speaking). Our experience teaches us that it may be strongly advised that people joining have had education after high school and have learned how to deal with high study load.

We do not offer any education on how to study in this training and require of our students that they know how to move through complex material on their own. Of course you're always welcome to discuss with study buddies about any study tips.

Are there scholarships / bursaries offered?

We are currently not offering scholarships.