Events

Period.

What if this could be the year you had the best periods of your life?

You know your cycle is important, right? So get beyond dreading ‘that time of the month.’

You can totally have a better period. In fact, you deserve it.
Every woman does. 

Party in the morning. Workshop in the afternoon. Sunday, February 7th @ Vive Juicery Downtown // SLC

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A SELECTION OF PAST EVENTS
"Blue Poles" Number 11 by Jackson PollockEcstatic Dance // January Women’s Full Moon Dance

Saturday, January 23rd // Learn more

Women of all ages and stages of life are welcome!

 

Roe V Wade

Planned Parenthood Action Council of Utah presents an evening of storytelling hosted by Giuliana Serena; a curated line up of community members from all walks of life will share compelling, vulnerable, first-person narratives about abortion. These stories will illuminate a range of experiences, and make space for all present to explore the complexities of this issue.

Support Planned Parenthood and a woman’s right to choose, as we commemorate this important decision, remind people how far we have come, and address how far we have to go in protecting women’s basic rights.

Luminous Night

Join our Midwinter celebration and sink into the welcoming arms of
Mother Night as we create sacred space for the imminent return of the Sun.

Offering a welcome respite from the hectic holiday season, this soft and soothing
evening will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, connected and content.

Saturday, December 19th at Red Lotus School of Movement

Hosted by Giuliana Serena with special Guests Curtis Forbush and Chad Davis and friends


“Kalari” Women’s Full Moon Dance | Nov 21st


InternationalRedTentDay

 

A Red Tent Gathering in the Heart of SLC!

This event is free of charge and open to all women and girls (and babes in arms).

Hot herbal tea will be served. Please bring a mug!

Wear comfortable clothes that make you feel special. We encourage you to wear red if you have it – though anything you love is great! Do keep in mind the studio is a shoe-free space.

Come for part of or all of our gathering!

Hosted by yours truly, Giuliana Serena, Ceremonialist, Rites-of-Passage Facilitator, & Menstrual Cycle Educator

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Want to see who’s coming and invite your friends? RSVP on Facebook!

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FAQs

What is a Red Tent?

A safe space and community of support for women and girls. A sacred (non-denominational) space – whether permanent or temporary – to gather and share stories, dance, sing, eat, drink, laugh, cry, rest, celebrate, connect, and co-create.

Where did The Red Tent come from?

Anita Diamant’s book, “The Red Tent” introduced the idea of a red fabric space for women to gather in. Though women have gathered in moon lodges and menstrual huts for millennia, the potent symbolism of the red textile space is a brilliant and original idea that Anita wove into her storytelling. This in turn inspired women to create contemporary spaces in which to reclaim the essence of sisterhood, and transform the way women interact with and support one another through the various ages and stages of our lives.

What is the Red Tent (Temple) Movement?

“Raise Up a Red Tent Temple. Raise Up a Woman. Together we are building with our collaborative support a woman-honoring culture for our daughters, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, selves in every village, city and town.”

– ALisa Starkweather, founder of the Red Tent Temple Movement

The Red Tent Temple Movement has been growing since 2007: Red Tents can now be found throughout the US, Europe, Australia, Central and South America, and spreading all across the globe, with gatherings large and small.

What is International Red Tent Day?

“We are sisters on a journey… we are connected to ALL women and girls – past, present, and future – by an infinite red thread. We bond beyond differences — in the realm of the Red Tent, we are connected to our ancestors, to our mothers’ lines, since before the beginning of time… we are one! We are here to link the chain of generations in sacred space… together – we change the world!”

– DeAnna L’am, founder of Red Tents in Every Neighborhood

DeAnna L’am, Menstrual Empowerment Pioneer and a major proponent and facilitator of Red Tent Gatherings worldwide, was inspired last year to instigate an annual celebration of Red Tents, with simultaneous events happening all over the world, free of charge, and open to all women and girls. Our gathering is one of them!

What is the Red Tent Movie?

“Things We Don’t Talk About: Women’s Stories from the Red Tent” is a groundbreaking documentary by award winning filmmaker Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost, PhD.

Spontaneous and organic, a Red Tent is a red textile space where women gather to rest, renew, and often share deep and powerful stories about their lives. The Red Tent movement is changing the way that women interact and support each other by providing a place that honors and celebrates women, and by enabling open conversations about the things that women don’t want to talk about in other venues.

Things We Don’t Talk About weaves together healing narratives from inside the Red Tent to shine a spotlight on this vital, emergent women’s tradition. The film provides us an opportunity to remember, to listen, to know, and to find what it is we need to bring back to our communities to help awaken the voices of women.


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“Rights of Passage: Reclaiming Women’s Rites” | 11:00am – 12:30pm Saturday June 6th @ SMCR Conference | Suffolk University, Boston, MA

This workshop will explore examples of modern pan-cultural rites-of-passage for women’s blood mysteries. Participants will be invited to look at their experience of womanhood, identify key rites-of-passage that may or may not have been acknowledged in their own lives—and those of their loved-ones—and gain a new perspective on the potential for ritual and ceremony to increase the awareness of the value of menstrual health and wellness for those worldwide. This session is designed to be relevant and welcoming to those of all faiths, persuasions, and backgrounds.

Rites of Passage, the ceremonial acknowledgement of the crucial transitions in the lives of individuals, families, and communities, have been practiced since the beginning of civilization, and the blood rites, those relating to fertility, menarche, menstruation, pregnancy, birth, miscarriage, and menopause, are among the most ancient. In the modern day, these rites have been largely forgotten, with the exception of some traditional cultures. However, we are now experiencing a surge of interest and enthusiasm for the reclamation and re-imagination of these rites, as is evidenced by the growing menstrual empowerment movement in the west.

Rites of Passage used to be considered “rights” of the people. In keeping with the theme of the conference, Menstrual Health and Reproductive Justice: Human Rights Across the Lifespan, Giuliana suggests that these rites of passage do, in fact, offer a powerful way to support menstrual health and reproductive justice, by providing spiritual and practical preparation, support, and celebration of life transitions.

 


wombrites

 Celebration of Life + Womb Rites Women’s Full Moon Dance

Saturday, May 2nd

** Women and girls of all ages and stage of life welcome **


Vernal Equinox by Barbara Polston

Vernal Equinox Full Moon Dance Drum Circle

Saturday, April 4th

** Community of all ages and stage of life welcome **


Sustainable Cycles SLC 2015