RED TENT- Listening to our Elders for guidance

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Join us for the Red Tent at Terra’s Temple on August 11, 2013 5-8pm for Listening to Our Elders for guidance with Elenna Rubin Goodman and Nicki Koethner Terra’s Temple 654 Oakland Ave, Oakland 94611. What are your dreams? Your Visions? Your fears and hopes? Who are your elders? Who guides you when you are challenged? Take time out to listen to elders: elders like our trees and the earth, to your inner guidance and the guidance of other women. Let’s share with each other what truly matters right now so we can support one another in fully being alive. Let the trees tell us how to be grounded in times of chaos, upheaval and pain. You are welcome just as you are. Tears – Laughter- Joy -Grief Elenna and Nicki will be guiding us gently through the evening, responding and listening to what is needed and offering meditations, wisdom and creative grounding.  Art materials and natural elements will support us in the gathering. Elenna Rubin Goodman, founder and convener of the Bay Area Daré, is a ceremonialist, spiritual guide, teacher and writer. Deeply aligned with the wisdom ways of the sacred Feminine she  has convened and guided women’s gatherings for more than 25 years.  Elenna’s work with individuals and groups addresses personal, community, and transpersonal healing as sacred journeys of transformation. Her work is informed by indigenous healing ways, values and practices. Nicki Koethner, MA, MFT, is an Expressive Arts Therapist, Multi-media artist, priestess at Terra’s Temple and community organizer. She loves and connects to the divine in all of us through creativity, the body and nature and has facilitated circles, groups and gatherings for several years.  She offers herself through deep listening and creative expression and guides others from trauma to empowerment in her private practice in Oakland. Red […] Read more »

RED TENT – Attuning to our Inner Cycles

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Join us for the Red Tent at Terra’s Temple, on June 15th from 5-8pm for Attuning to the Inner Cycles with Niralli D’Costa MA Somatic Psychology and Prajna Choudhury L.Ac. We will explore the connection between the menstrual cycle and the cycles of the moon and sun, as well as learn self care strategies for menstrual and sexual health from a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist specializing in women’s health. The evening will also include an exploration of snake energy through a guided movement meditation in which we will viscerally attune to the opening and shedding that happens when we bleed. We will be lying on the floor so please bring a blanket or yoga mat and water for yourself. For more information about this Red Tent email Niralli: nirallitara@gmail.com Red Tent events are offered by donation. Suggested donation is $15 (No one turned away for lack of funds).   Email Nicki for ongoing Red Tents at nickikoeth@gmail.com or info@terrastemple.com Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:  July Sunday, July 7th, 2013 “Woman as Wisdom keepers” Elenna Rubin Goodman August Sunday, August 4th, 2013 “Self-Care” in times of stress with Nicki and friends Come home to yourself. Slow down and relax. Gather to be with other women. Be nourished through company, story, tea, snacks and creativity. Bring your sisters, daughters, mothers, aunts and grandmothers-in person or spirit. Bring a snack or something to drink to share. Bring art materials or cards to share. Feel free to wear red to hold the frequency of our moon blood.   “The Red Tent Temple Movement is a way for women to take our inner momentum, that feeling like the time is now and come forward with everything we are as women and give us a place to incubate, dream, slow down, and not have an agenda or plan. And simultaneously much […] Read more »

RED TENT: THE MUSIC IN OUR HEARTS MAY 9th, 2013

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We hope to see some wonderful women join us Thursday, May 9, 2013 7-10 pm! 654 Oakland Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 Feel free to come at 6:30 pm to help set up. Music that warms the heart and heals the soul.  Immerse yourself in the frequency of your vibration.   Music is at the corner-stone of our evening and we will listen to our hearts to see what else  you want to engage in to nourish your soul. Come home to yourself. Slow down and relax. Gather to be with other women. Be nourished through company, story, tea, snacks and creativity. Bring your sisters, daughters, mothers, aunts and grandmothers in person or spirit. Bring a snack or something to drink to share. Bring art materials or cards to share.Feel free to wear red to hold the frequency of our moon blood. Donations appreciated to cover costs: $15 (no one turned away for lack of funds). For information email Nicki: nickikoeth@gmail.com Mark your calendars for upcoming dates: (All subject to change) Saturday, June 8th, 2013 5-8 pm Attuning to our Inner Cycles with Niralli D'Costa MA Somatic Psychology and Prajna Choudhury L.Ac. July Sunday, July 7th, 2013 "Woman as Wisdom keepers" Elenna Rubin Goodman August Sunday August 4th, 2013 "Self-Care" in times of Stress "The Red Tent Temple Movement is a way for women to take our inner momentum, that feeling like the time is now and come forward with everything we are as women and give us a place to incubate, dream, slow down, and not have an agenda or plan. And simultaneously much is waiting for us in this not knowing place but we need to make time for the empty space. It is also not only empty space but woman space where we can share stories, laughter, songs, […] Read more »

Red Tent: the Movie! Things We Don’t Talk About

Terra's Temple is THRILLED to host a screening of Things We Don't Talk About: Stories from the Red Tent. Thursday, January 17, 2013. Doors open at 7pm. Screening begins at 7:30. We will be selling concessions too! The fiimaker, Isadora Leidenfrost, PhD. will be in attendance with us. This is a wonderful film that hi-lights the power and beauty of the Red Tent movment. A Q & A with Isadora will follow the showing. All genders are welcome to this special event! Terra's Temple is an intimate space. Tickets won't be available at the door, so get them now. Let's make this a sell out! Get your tickets at Eventbrite: http://redtentmovieandterrastemple.eventbrite.com/ For more on the movie: http://www.redtentmovie.com/trailer.html For more on Terra's Temple: http://terrastemple.com/ Read more »

Red Tent Temple Rises! Dec 13, & Jan 17

The Tent OPENS at 3pm and CLOSES at 8:30. “The Red Tent Temple Movement is a way for women to take our inner momentum, that feeling like the time is now and come forward with everything we are as women and give us a place to incubate, dream, slow down, and not have an agenda or plan. And simutaneously much is waiting for us in this not knowing place but we need to make time for the empty space. It is also not only empty space but woman space where we can share stories, laughter, songs, food and honor our unique cycles that we experience each month in our bleeding time and in our going through perimenopause and menopause.” –from ALIsa Starkweather creatix from the Red Tent This month The Red Tent will open earlier and stay open for most of the day. This will allow anyone who works in the evening a chance to come, or if you just want to stop by right after work the space is available. We are planning a food bathing and reflexology experience. Bring dish tubs, extra towels and any oils or lotion so we can honor each step we take. And smooth stones for the bath a plus. Hand massage too! The Dec circle will also be open spaces for divination, massage and energy healing, self-care, quiet meditation and/or loving connection, expressive arts/music and sharing. Reference material for the blood mysteries and our moon times will be available too. Give yourself the GIFT of an time in women’s space. Bring friends, sisters, mothers, aunts…. Wear red to hold the frequency of our moon blood. Bring easy snacks to share. Please join the movement, raise the Red Tent! Donations appreciated to cover costs: $5-$15 Read more »

Red Tent Temple – Monday, October 15

This month’s red tent is coming up soon. We will gather to share stories about the rhythm of the moon as she flowing through the month and the year. How does energy flow throw our own moon cycles and our lives? Join us for a lovely evening of sharing and healing. Terra’s Temple monthly Red Tent gatherings are a way to drop in to a circle and connect with other women honoring our moon cycles and the New Moon energy. Please arrive by 6:45 Sound Bath begins at 7 Closing thoughts and snack share 8 We are asking a $5-15 donation to cover Temple costs. Gotta keep the candles lit! Wearing shades of red focuses the energy. Thank you for participating in this way. Bring easy snacks to share and a water bottle. We have pillows and some blankets, bring bring a (red) wrap, scarf, blanket if you need one! Read more »

Red Tent Temple for Women: Movie NIGHT!

Thursday, Sept 13 Please arrive by 6:45 Circle begins at 7pm We will gather on the horn of the New Moon to watch a very special movie about our moon cycles and our "periods". The title is being kept under wraps, (or pads as the case may be) but if you are really wanting to know, ping me and I will tell you. :) Any inquires contact April: magikal1act@gmail.com Wear shades of red to enter the realm of our blood. PLUS bring a friend or two. Terra's Temple welcomes anyone called to the Red Tent. We open our doors monthly for these gatherings. Each circle is a drop-in and we are growing each month. Bring popcorn, or other easy movie snacks to share. $5-15 donation "keeps the candles lit!" Save the DATE! Next Red Tent Monday, Oct 15 Read more »

Red Tent Temple: Wednesday, August 15

Join April C. Taylor and Mary Spicer for an evening of sound and silence to still the mind, and relax the body. The ancient healing art of sound healing is a powerful tool for deep centering and meditation. Using sound toys, voice, music and silence Mary and April will create a “score” infused with wellness. Terra’s Temple monthly Red Tent gatherings for women are a way to drop in to a circle and connect with other women honoring our moon cycles and the New Moon energy. Please arrive by 6:45 Sound Bath begins at 7 Closing thoughts and snack share 8We are asking a $5-15 donation to cover Temple costs. Gotta keep the candles lit!Wearing shades of red focuses the energy. Thank you for participating in this way.Bring easy snacks to share and a water bottle.for information email April: magikal1act@gmail.com Read more »

Red Tent Community Art Night– July 17th

Get your creative juices flowing and join us at Terra’s Temple for a special Community Art Red Tent! This is an event for women, honoring our monthly new moon event. This month, we invite you to bask  in the tremendous creative energy we hold as women as we create a safe, playful place to work on and explore any artistic/creative/crafty projects that have been wanting your attention. Bring a project you have already started or simply a desire to see what unfolds. *No art-making experience is necessary! We will provide some basic art supplies and guidance in finding what would like to be expressed for you personally in this moment. All you have to do is ride the waves of group creative energy and let it infuse your expression! Bring snacks to share, (dinner if you need it), an open heart, and your wonderful self. Wear Red if you are called! TUESDAY July 17th Gather at 6:45, circle at 7. suggested donation of $10, no one turned away at the door. Facilitated by members of Terra’s Temple Priestess Circle! Read more »