The Red Tent is a safe and sacred space where women gather together to rest, to create, to nourish, and to dream.
In this intimate New Moon circle, we will sow the seeds of our intention that will manifest through our daily thoughts and actions as the moon waxes.
A co-created event. A space to just BE.
It’s not a workshop, simply a warm and safe space to gather and share.
There will be minimal facilitation by Shecosystem member and Spiritual Leader of Matanot Lev, Annie Matan but the idea is to honour each of the women in the circle and the magic that’s created in the spaces between us.
This circle is open to all women-identified people. If you need a safe space to connect with other wise women, this circle is for you, whether you have a menstural cycle or not.
What to bring:
- As we nourish our souls, let’s also nourish our bodies by sharing a communal meal. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.
- You may wish to bring a reading or idea to share, an insight into this month’s moon, a poem, or quote that inspires you.
- If you want to perform a song, dance, poem, drum solo, monologue…we’re here to witness your magnificence!
- You are welcome to step up and lead a short (5 minute) group acitivity: a guided meditation, movement, or breathwork exercise
- Weave your experience and intention into the fabric of our Red Tent (literally). Bring colourful bits of cloth, totems or ornaments to attach to our Red Tent. We have some beads and other supplies so you can create your own ornament onsite.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RED TENT
A place to honour nature’s cycles and connect with a circle of wise women.
A place to rest and restore, to stop forcing the answers and instead allow them to arise.
A place that honours and values our journey of womanhood.
Shecosystem’s mission is to honour the feminine in our working lives, and – whether we menstruate or not – part of that is recognizing that we are creative beings governed by cycles. Within this Red Tent, we care for ourselves and each other. We mark nature’s cycles with ceremony. We use our wisdom and creativity to heal ourselves and our planet. We are the priestesses of our own temple.
Why the New Moon?
The new moon is a time when many women bleed. It is also the darkest time of the month, when we are likely to feel tired and inwardly focussed. During this vulnerable time, we gather with other women to rest and reflect, offer healing, and help each other tune in to our intuition.
The new moon is also a powerful time to set intentions – in this darkness, we are connected to our intuition and open to receiving insight from the depths.
About Annie Matan
Kohenet Annie Matan is the Founder and Spiritual Leader of Matanot Lev (Gifts of the Heart), Toronto’s radically inclusive Jewish community. An ordained Kohenet Hebrew Priestess, she also earned a certificate in Experiential Education from the Pardes Center for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and studied for two years in the Aleph Alliance for Jewish Renewal Rabbinic Ordination program. Annie specializes in facilitating sacred experiences and supporting people through transitions with spaciousness, soul-centred coaching, ritual and song. Annie is dedicated to widening access to Jewish wisdom with offerings that are accessible and open to people of all backgrounds.
Annie is also a proud Mama to her daughter, Grace Esther and partner to her husband, Stuart.
Matanot Lev (Gifts of the Heart), offers opportunities to experience presence, song, authenticity and more love for everyone. We’ve been offering meaningful experiences of Jewish spirituality for people of all backgrounds through Shabbat and Jewish holiday unservices, life cycle ritual facilitation (weddings, baby welcomings, funerals, memorials, blessingways and more), workshops and spiritual counselling. A new website is on its way and for now, you can stay in the loop on the facebook page at www.facebook.com/matanotlev