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
Want to see who’s coming and invite your friends? RSVP on Facebook!
– 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.
– 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!
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.
“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.
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 Full Moon Dance Drum Circle
Saturday, April 4th
** Community of all ages and stage of life welcome **