An evening of solstice ceremony, sound bath, & meditative movement; our 3rd annual Midwinter celebration offers a respite from the hectic holiday season.
6-11pm Saturday, December 17th @ Vitalize Community StudioA SELECTION OF PAST EVENTS…
Moving Through // Community Moon Dance
Change of plans >>> Instead of the previously scheduled dance, we feel strongly that what is needed most this weekend is a safe and intentional space for us to move through our collective trauma – however it is you may be feeling about current and future events.
All bodies are welcome to join us on the dance floor to be in visceral touch with rage, grief, loss, and fear and find an embodied path towards courage, growth, transformation, and connection.
Saturday, November 12th
Becoming Maga // Women’s Full Moon Dance
Maga is the Autumn Woman, she who straddles the hedge – the edge, of culture and the wild, life and death – bridging the divide. She is the Wild Woman/Enchantress/Witch who inhabits the rich and mysterious territory between the Mother/Sovereign/Empress and Elder/Visionary/Crone archetypes. Invite her to dance you from the inside out, and make you whole again.
Saturday October 15th
>> Great Salt Lake Full Moon Dance <<
We want to move upon the earth with you. Join us under the light of the Full Moon to dance in the balance, as the bright season gives way to the dark.
7:30pm-10:30pm FRIDAY, September 16th
On the shores of the Great Salt Lake*
Co-hosted by Giuliana Serena & Kerry Jo Finney
* * *
Art // Eva Montealegre
Women’s Full Moon / Beltane Dance
Saturday, April 30th @ Red Lotus School of Movement
Co-hosted by Giuliana Serena & Andrea Bernstein
** Women of all ages and stages of life are welcome **
The Fifth Vital Sign is coming to SLC with a FREE Workshop 6-8pm Monday, May 2nd!
At the NEW location of Vitalize Community Studio in the historic Baldwin Radio Factory Building in Millcreek >>> 3474 South 2300 East, #12
Emily Varnam and Kelsey Knight are touring across the country offering free workshops all along the way about hormonal and non-hormonal birth control, menstrual cycle awareness and charting, feminine hygiene products, self breast exams, radical consent, how to discuss options with your health care provider.
This workshop is open to anyone interested! Please come if you can, and bring a friend!
There’s no charge, however they would love for you to rsvp by email.
Not in SLC? They’re going coast to coast so they might be coming your way soon!
Party in the morning. Workshop in the afternoon. Sunday, February 7th @ Vive Juicery Downtown // SLC
>> LEARN MORE <<
Saturday, January 23rd
Women of all ages and stages of life are welcome!
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.
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
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 **