Red Tent

The Red Tent is an ancient tradition found cross-culturally in which bleeding people retreat from their lives and go into a tent to rest, connect with each other and the Earth, and hold Ceremony. The Red Tent was a place of great respect and reverence. It was believed that bleeding people had greater access to spiritual guidance, and the information that they received while bleeding benefitted the whole community. In the Red Tent, ancestral transmissions called the “Blood Mysteries” were passed down, teaching the younger generations about the immense power and sacredness of menstruation and all passages of the womb experience.

Once again, modern womb keepers are connecting with the power of the Red Tent. We are reclaiming the sacredness of our womb and the power that is found when we return our sacred Moon Blood back to the Earth. The modern Red Tent is a place to learn about the menstrual cycle and connect with the ancient wisdom of the cycles of the womb, moon, and earth.

The Spirit Weavers Red Tent will serve in a few different ways. It is an interactive temple and workshop space that will hold womb wisdom rituals, classes & ceremonies that celebrate the continued learning and embodiment of menstruation and the womb. When not in a particular session, we invite you to come journal, read, meditate, rejuvenate, and simply rest in a quiet space (whether you are experiencing your Moontime or not).

The private bleeding space will remain open through the event so you can wash your hands, change your period products, and offer your blood to the Earth. This space is specifically for bleeding people and offers a beautiful and hygienic space to take care of your body while you are bleeding. Maidens (young ones who have yet to receive their first bleed) and Crones (those who have already transitioned to Menopause) are also welcome to honor all of our womb cycles. 

A note to those on their cycle: If you will be experiencing your personal Moontime at Spirit Weavers, we invite you to honor yourself with extra self-care and nourishment. We also encourage you to bring reusable pads/sponges/moon cups (some will be for sale at the gathering) and a reusable container with you (such as a glass mason jar or yogurt container). This way you will be able to offer your Moon Blood if you feel inspired. There will be many opportunities for you to dive into the Moon Mysteries, and we look forward to offering this space as a place to reconnect to and learn about these practices.

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Meet our Red Tent Hosts

Erica (Ela)

Erica Ela is a local woman who has lived on Takilma territory for the past 9 years. She is a mother of two daughters and active community member and networker. In the last three years she has dedicated herself to the co-creation of the international project Moon Seeds lunar and menstrual planners, through which she deepened her understanding and relationship to the energy and cycle of the moon as well as the one of the menstrual cycle. She holds space for new moon women circles for her online community and in person . Ela also midwifes change, growth and rebirth through Soul-based coaching sessions and transpersonal breathwork.

She was originally born and raised in Italy where she graduated in Psychology. After her schooling she set off on a series of trips around the world, acquiring a life experience that would deeply mark her on an emotional, cultural and spiritual level and connecting to a natural lifestyle that would change her forever.
Her travels also brought her the gift of music which she shares now by playing guitar and singing in the circles that she holds.

Natasha Pachalove

Natasha Pachalove is an energyworker, wellness mentor, full spectrum doula + ritual dancer committed to illuminating the heart centered Truth in all Beings. She has facilitated Red Tents + studied how to connect to ancestral wisdom through meditation, ceremony + movement since 2015.

Having experienced two ceremonial abortions at home has opened a path for her to support others in their grief of pregnancy loss. She utilizes Rhythm, Plant Medicine, Breathwork + Prayer to alchemize our greatest pains into the light that guides us Home to our greatest strengths. Through her ceremonies, workshops + private sessions, she is dedicated to creating nurturing spaces where people can rediscover their inner resources to heal.

She honors the shedding of the Womb as the most sacred process that aligns us with the natural rhythms needed to create the purposeful life we were born for.

Natasha is grounded in her spiritual service as a Moon Dancer, Vision Quester + Reverend Priestess ordained through the Iseum of Quimera. She is deeply grateful to her teachers + Taíno, Iroquois, European + African ancestors for these ways.

Natasha will be sharing Honoring Our Unborn Children: A Ceremony for those Who Have Released Pregnancy + co-sustaining the Red Tent throughout the gathering.

You can connect deeper with Natasha + learn about her offerings at .