Red Tent Temple: Feel the LOVE

February’s Red Tent Temple will delight and amuse, it will ignite and excite, it will open your soul’s doors and allow for self-LOVE to flow. As love fills the air and promises of spring yet to come swirls around us we will gather once again at Terra’s Temple to honor our sacred sexuality, fill our cups with self-love and nourish our soul with healing. Join Ashely Apple of the Yoni Temple co-hosted with April C. Taylor of Terra’s Temple for an intimate and fun evening exploring the depths of our bodies and beings. From Ashely: “Understanding the female physical sexual anatomy introduces us to the importance of vaginal muscle control and strength. Creating a relationship with our yoni’s helps women connect their heart/mind to their sex. Explore how to cultivate more pleasure with muscle control while strengthening the reproductive organs in this intimate circle of women.” Tuesday, February 21 Gather at 6:45 Circle at 7pm Closing by 9pm Please, as always, wear red as you wish, and bring easy snacks share following our circle. RSVP to April C. Taylor (Temple Priestess): magikal1act@gmail.com We are asking for a $5-10 donation to cover costs. Ashley Apple is a clinical herbalist, alchemist, licensed esthetician and yoga teacher with a passion for exploring energy expansion and the awakening of Consciousness. She lived in Thailand and India for four years studying and teaching Tantra yoga, holistic nutrition and herbalism. Presently, Ashley lives in Berkeley, CA, teaching workshops and retreats on whole foods nutrition, sacred sexuality, alchemy with herbal medicine and Tantra yoga. She is the founder of The Yoni Temple in Oakland, an intimate waxing boutique and educational space for exploring the feminine mysteries. www.TheYoniTemple.com Ashley will be teaching a workshop the weekend following our Red Tent:https://www.facebook.com/events/291117860953187/ She is offering participants $10 off her workshop! Jade […] Read more »

Weaving the web

“I” and “We” by new priestess circle member Makenna It’s wonderful to finally you all albeit virtually it is still meaningful. See, for me community is a My first blog as a member of priestess circle of Terra’s Temple, wow — finally sat down and did this. A few years ago I sat in a presentation done by a wonderful Candomblé priestess or as she is known as Makota Valdina Pinto. She was presenting on her activism work in Salvador da Bahia, primarily around preserving the land and traditions of her community. My heart sang when I heard her say something that I had long felt in my spirit. I can’t provide an exact quote, this was about 4 years ago. Basically she said, We must preserve and heal our communities that live on this land because we know the land and know how to protect and conserve what is on this earth. I thought about this in relation to all of the movements and activism around Gaia and felt that I had finally heard someone speak a vision that I knew had to been seen. Our communities, families, and ourselves must be healed in order for us to do the work to heal Gaia. We are her stewards. If we are sick, tired, and not actualized to our purpose in life, how can truly work on her behalf or help others who are in our lives? That moment with Valdina, pushed me over the ledge and forced me to open my wings and fly to fulfill my own purpose in life. So, I’m here in California, working on my PhD in psychology focused on social change and transformation in relation to individual and community well being. It is my intent to be a part of the transformation by working […] Read more »