The Red Tent

“There is no intimacy like that between two women who have chosen to be sisters.”
– Warsan Shire
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The Red Tent is a gathering that occurs at or around the new moon when most women and girls are menstruating and in most need of support, rest and reflection. This is a timeless tradition observed by ancient cultures. It serves as a regular forum for empowering women and girls of all ages. Every decade in our lives is special and we each have something to offer. We each carry a piece of the puzzle.
Traditionally, girls would enter the Red Tent as soon as their bodies began to cycle with the moon. In the tent they would learn about their fertility cycles and every other faucet of being a women. A Red Tent is a gift of mystical understanding of womanhood where secret knowledge is shared and women and girls will learn the value of their bodies as physical temples and how to set boundries accordingly. A Red Tent provides a authentic foundation of support and an opportunity to connect with your inner self,other women and the greater cycles as we journey around  the astrological mandala, working with the themes and lessons of each sign for greater wholeness and balance in our daily lives. A place where you can let your hair down and relax knowing that whatever is shared is not ever to be gossiped about outside the gathering. A nuturing space to gather without fear of competition. A place to explore new ideas and reflect upon our personal journeys. Each month we will share our strengths, vulnerabilities and life lessons mirrored in each other, which creates deeper understanding and compassion for ourselves and others. In the tent there is freedom to share life’s high’s and low’s.
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Carla Poluha is a multifaceted healer and Red Tent facilitator who takes private appointments at the Zen Den in Mt. Washington. Carla has followed a healing path for most of her life, studying a variety of holistic therapies and philosophies. Carla is a practitioner of Energy Medicine, Reiki Master/Teacher, Reflexologist, Private Yoga Instructor, and recipient as well as a facilitator of the Munay-Ki rites, a shamanic tradition of the peruvian culture. She is also certified in the healing art of accupressure. For the past year she has held women’s healing circles as a certified Red Tent Facilitator. She also believes that creativity is the key to accessing inner realms for deep healing and self expression. Her approach incorporates body, mind and soul with ceremonial intent.  She is also the co-creator of Balanced Mind Pittsburgh, which is a collective of integrated medicine professionals, natural holistic healers and creative and performing artists united for the purpose of differentiated healing and innovative community education.
Carla’s blog which chronicles her journey to the Red Tent is now receiving Global attention. Use the link below to discover her story.
 
The next Red Tent Moondodge gathering in Pittsburgh will be held 
Sunday September 25th from 4:00-8:00pm at
The Life Cafe located at 12 Boggs Ave Pittsburgh PA 15211
Join us for movie night and we will view the Red Tent movie in it’s entirety!
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Amethyst is a Bellydance and Sacred Dance instructor and performer, as well as a cultural and healing arts event coordinator. Some of her events include Pittsburgh Vegan Festival; Pittsburgh Sacred Dance, Music and Arts Festival; RE-Model Gala and many more. Regardless of your previous dance experience, Amethyst creates a positive and supportive environment, encouraging her students to explore creative movement, experience freedom of expression and build body confidence. In the spirit of honoring the feminine and helping women to feel at home in their bodies, bellydance is a beautiful avenue for Red Tent participants to investigate…

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