The Red Tent Full Moon Gatherings

The Red Tent Full Moon Gatherings

The Red Tent Full Moon Gatherings

We share our pains, our pleasures, our journeys. We come as we are, we share what we wish to, we are silent if we need to be, we care for each other, we love deeply, we heal, we express, we shout, we cry, we are the fullest expressions of our grandest selves, we turn inward to delve into our darkest depths, we flow, we move, we love, we celebrate, we honor. We are women. Come as you are, young and old, weary or strong, we look forward to welcoming you into The Red Tent.

 

RED TENT ROOTS:
The Blood Mysteries…

In the beginning, according to the Wise Woman tradition, everything began, as everything does, at birth. The Great Mother of All gave birth and the earth appeared out of the void. Then the Great Mother of All gave birth again, and again, and again, and people, and animals, and plants appeared on the earth. They were all very hungry. “What shall we eat?” they asked the Great Mother. “Now you eat me,” she said, smiling. Soon there were a very great many lives, but the Great Mother of All was enjoying creating and giving birth so much that she didn’t want to stop. “Ah,” she said smiling, “now I eat you.” And so she still does.
We all come from the same mother. She is the wise woman. We all return to her embrace, her bloody-rich womb place, when we die. Every woman is a whole/holy form of her, able to be whole/holy mother of all life, able to be whole/holy destroyer of life. Her power is her blood that flows and flows, her blood which is life and gives life. Every woman’s menstrual blood and birth-time blood is a holy mystery.

What are the blood mysteries? Why are they central to the understanding of the Wise Woman tradition?
Blood mysteries teach that menstrual blood and birthing blood are holy blood, power blood, healing blood. The blood mysteries teach us to remember that life and healing come from and return to woman, to the wise woman, to the woman who bleeds and bleeds. And does not die.

Blood mysteries reveal that menstrual (moontime) blood and birth blood are so holy, so full of potential, so full of the void that they are to be used only to heal, to heal by nourishing. Holy woman-blood is nourishing blood, blood of love, blood of abundance, blood that heals the earth.

Blood mysteries recall the immense power of the bleeding woman. Power enough to share in great nourishing give-away from mother to matrix, give-away of nourisher to nourisher. When we bleed into the ground (in reality or fantasy) our power re-grounds as our blood flows through the personal root chakra and into the earth.

Bleeding into the ground, bleeding freely, we know ourselves as women, as nourishers of life, as givers of nourishment to the plants, givers of holy nourishment: our moontime blood.

I am woman giving away nourishment to ensure this planet’s life. With my moontime power, my blood, with my birthing power, my blood, I feed the earth who feeds us all. Every month I remember: I am woman. I am earth. I am life. I am nourishment. I am change.

I am woman, blatantly and repeatedly confronted with my changes: hormonal harmonics stirring moon time visions, ovulatory oracles, pre-menstrual crazies, orgasmic knowings, birth ecstasies, breast-feeding bliss, menopausal moods.
I am wholeness. I am woman. I know life, death, pain, and health in my marrow, in my womb. I know the bloody places: the narrow space between life and death, the bloody place of birth, the bloody mess of nourishing life, the bloody flow of letting life go. I am woman. My blood is power. Peaceful power. Peaceful blood.
My blood is holy nourishment. My blood nourishes the growing fetus. My blood becomes milk to nourish the young child. My blood flows into the ground as holy nourishment for the Great Mother, Gaia, Mother Earth.
Gaia, whose ways are bloody. Woman, whose ways are bloody. Blood of nourishment. But bloody. Bloody menstrual blood, bloody birth blood. Blood of peace, nourishing blood. Blood of health/wholeness/holiness, not of sacrifice. The Wise Woman tradition is a bloody-handed woman, a bloody-thighed woman, a woman who gives birth, a woman who sees to the other side of things.

Health/wholeness/holiness is always changing. Life is mysterious, moving in spirals of change. Spirals moving to, through, from the void. Change making the hole so we can see the holy healthy gift of our wholeness.
“Sit, sister, here on the soft green moss, and give your sacred moon blood to the earth, back again to the spiral of life. Let flow your womb’s blood red to the green and brown of earth. Sit here. Relax and close your eyes and let the visions come. Rest now and give your moon blood to nourish the mother who nourishes us. Relax and let the visions come.”
The time of menstrual bleeding, according to the Wise Woman tradition, is a time of visions. Any woman who pays attention to these visions will find the power of shamans, witch doctors, medicine wo/men.
“Add a bit of red leaf to your herbal mixtures, any red leaf except poison ivy. That will make the medicine strong,” says a friend, apprentice to a Native American shaman. And the wise woman inside me whispers: “They do this to evoke the power of menstrual blood.”

  • These are the natural powers of menstruating, menopausal, and post-menopausal women:
  •  Oneness with the earth as a responsive nurturing presence
  • Communication with plants, animals, rocks
  •  Weather making
  • Shape shifting
  • Invisibility
  • Communication with fairies, devas, elves, dragons, unicorns
  • Foreknowledge
  • Acutely sensitive senses of smell, taste, hearing, sight, touch
  • Healing

The Wise Woman tradition understands healing/wholing as blood mysteries. The blood of birth and death, and the blood of nourishment, these are the natural knowledge of women; these are the things that make us wise.
~Website: www.wildheartwisdom.com

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Women’s Day Meditation & Yoni Steam

Women’s Day Meditation & Yoni Steam

Women’s Day Meditation & Yoni Steam

Dive into the depths of your most scared inner cave, the sacred space of your Womb. Our Wombs are a space of creation, incubation and birth – not just in pregnancy, but all the time, especially during the menstrual and ovulation cycle. Why do women sync their cycles? Why do we attune to the moon cycles? What does this mean for us and how do we work with ourselves, nature and the planet in this regard?

 

Get to grips with your inner, Divine Feminine Goddess and Birth a powerful reality for yourself – OWN YOUR FEMININE POWER!

In this workshop we will:

  • Indulge in a beautiful, gentle and fluid, flowing Womb Yoga class to heal, open and tune into the Womb space.
  • Unravel the magic within us – the sacred blood mysteries – too long hidden and buried from us under the weight of a suppresive patriarchal age. * Embrace the effect of the moon on our cycles and learn how we can work in harmony with the moon and our cycles for a deeper Soul purpose. *Understand and connect deeply with our own inner Goddess through a powerful Goddess meditation.
  • Reconnect with the power of BEing creative, by bringing back to life the essential lost arts and skills of our feminine ancestors, the weavers, the herbalists and the potters.
  • Share a light meal and close our gathering.

Date: 9th August 2017.
Venue: JHB North
Fee: The cost of the workshop is just R333, for 3 magical hours together, right on time for wombman’s day.
To book, please contact J’anaki: 0760817615; or email: janaki@yogamama.co.za

Course cancellations within 30 days of course start date are subject to a 50% cancellation fee, 75% fee within 3 weeks and 100% within 2 weeks.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://tinyurl.com/ybqej3bb

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Womb Yoga Workshop

Womb Yoga Workshop

Womb Yoga Workshop

Dive into the depths of your most scared inner cave, the sacred space of your Womb. Our Wombs are a space of creation, incubation and birth – not just in pregnancy, but all the time, especially during the menstrual and ovulation cycle. Why do women sync their cycles? Why do we attune to the moon cycles? What does this mean for us and how do we work with ourselves, nature and the planet in this regard?

 

Get to grips with your inner, Divine Feminine Goddess and Birth a powerful reality for yourself – OWN YOUR FEMININE POWER!

In this workshop we will:

  • Indulge in a beautiful, gentle and fluid, flowing Womb Yoga class to heal, open and tune into the Womb space.
  • Unravel the magic within us – the sacred blood mysteries – too long hidden and buried from us under the weight of a suppresive patriarchal age. * Embrace the effect of the moon on our cycles and learn how we can work in harmony with the moon and our cycles for a deeper Soul purpose. *Understand and connect deeply with our own inner Goddess through a powerful Goddess meditation.
  • Reconnect with the power of Being creative, by bringing back to life the essential lost arts and skills of our feminine ancestors, the weavers, the herbalists and the potters.
  • Share a light meal and close our gathering.

Date: 9th August 2017.Venue: JHB North
Fee: The cost of the workshop is just R333, for 3 magical hours together, right on time for wombman’s day.

To book, please contact J’anaki: 0760817615; or email: janaki@yogamama.co.za

Course cancellations within 30 days of course start date are subject to a 50% cancellation fee, 75% fee within 3 weeks and 100% within 2 weeks.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://tinyurl.com/ybqej3bb

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Pregnancy Yoga for Couple’s Workshop

Pregnancy Yoga for Couple’s Workshop

Pregnancy Yoga for Couple’s Workshop

Couple’s Yoga Class

This is a fun class where your partner, family member, or a friend join you in a special Partner Yoga class.
In the class we explore the energy dynamics between a mom and her partner; how the partner can support the pregnant/postnatal mom and easily relate to the physical and emotional changes of becoming parents.

Date: Upon Request
Venue: BubHub, Lifestyle Centre, Randpark Ridge
Time: 09h00 – 10h30
Fee: R350 per couple
Other: Dress comfy, bring 2 mats if you can, a blankie and a pillow

Booking: info@yogamama.co.za / 0760817615

Course cancellations within 30 days of course start date are subject to a 50% cancellation fee, 75% fee within 3 weeks and 100% within 2 weeks.

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Birth Preparation Workshop for Moms and Birth Partners

Birth Preparation Workshop for Moms and Birth Partners

Birth Preparation Workshop for Moms and Birth Partners

Birth Preparation Workshop:

“I just wanted to let you know that our baby girl, Juniper Gene, was born last night. We arrived at the hospital at 9:00pm, I was 8cm dilated after labouring at home and delivered her without pain relief at 9:56PM!”~Nicole
WHAT IS A BIRTH PREP WORKSHOP?

Please don’t miss out on this amazing workshop, Dad benefits infinitely in his confidence to support your birth, as do you of course – please note, although we cover some labour theory, this is different from Ante-natal classes; it is about learning 3 proven coping techniques.
You will not be sorry you attended this workshop, nor will dad, they ALWAYS walk away feeling very grateful and confident in their ability to support the labouring mother adequately.

“The importance of taking part in a birth preparation workshop with your birth partner can not be emphasised enough”.

Just a few of the benefits and points covered in the workshop include:

  • *Understanding the Birth process
  • Positions and 3 techniques guaranteed to ease contractions
  • Positions for an easier birth
  • Natural Caesarean explained
  • Birth Plan review
  • Overview of pain relief
  • Role of the birth partner and Doula
  • How to handle an emergency
  • Discovering what birth looks like
  • Post-natal recovery
  • Breastfeeding

Date: Sunday 6 August 2017
Time: 09h00 – 12h00
Venue: JHB North

Fee: R888/couple (please send proof of payment: Yoga Mama | Capitec | Branch: Cresta 470010| Acc No. 1391482172)

Please note, these workshops can also be done privately at your convenience, in your home for R1555/couple.
Please mail: info@yogamama.co.za proof of payment to secure your booking.

Course cancellations within 30 days of course start date are subject to a 50% cancellation fee, 75% fee within 3 weeks and 100% within 2 weeks.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://tinyurl.com/y8z32oqe

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