What does it mean to slow down in this contemporary world and honor our bodies that cycle with the moon instead of the sun? The tides of our bodies are effected by the moon just like the tides of the ocean. A moon cycle is on average 29.5 days, with shifting hormones and energy levels during each phase of the cycle. Different strengths also present themselves during different phases of the cycle. Here in the states we live in a masculine world where the work force and day to day life is structured around the masculine hormonal system which is a sun cycle. This 24 hour cycle and day is great for getting work done in a masculine structured system, and not so great if your hormones and energy have a more tidal, bigger picture rhythm.
How can we love our cycle and bodies, harness the power of it, and learn to appreciate and honor it? We often forget our connection to divinity, but the river that runs from the mountain does not forget that it joins with other rivers to flow out to the sea. We are all connected to the moon, the ocean, nature, and one another. Join us on Sunday the 26th as we explore what it means to tap into our inner rhythms. Limited seating available. Reserve your space now by purchasing a ticket and completing your registration form.
The feminine body deserves to be honored and celebrated, no matter what state or shape it’s in. All of it is BEAUTIFUL! The real question is how can we have a heart big enough to hold the love to accept our beauty just the way it is?
We welcome all female identifying goddesses to our Red Tent events. We care about your predominant identification, not about what society thinks. Even if you have had surgeries, take hormones, or were born with different bits – that doesn’t make you any less of a woman.
Join us for 4 hours of Ceremony and Prayer at 4pm on May 26th in Alexandria, VA – as we sing, sweat, and share in community. Share as little or as much as you feel like sharing, because this will be a group of safe women that you can share with.
Other details about the event:
We are offering a community space for women to connect and heal. This is a full body sensory spa experience from a Traditional Thai herbal steam sauna, to self massage, to herbal tea, to handmade traditional medicinal oils.
How Does a Full Body Herbal Steam Sauna Work?
There will be pots of medicinal boiling herbs inside the sauna tent. The aromatic medicinal herbs are transformed into the subtle medium of steam, opening up the pores and delivering the therapeutic benefit of the herbs into your entire body. This whole body treatment is deeply relaxing and rejuvenating. The sauna combined with the herbs are wonderful for general health, pain relief, cleansing of the skin, soft tissue injuries, detoxification, melting away knots and tension, releasing fascia, fatigue, headaches, colds, respiratory complaints, emotional distress, deep ailment, and postpartum care.
What Can I expect?
You can expect to:
- Experience a full body herbal sauna and learn how to do this for yourself at home.
- A sacred ceremony space.
- Tea will be served.
Traditional Thai Oils will be available for putting on your body before entering the sauna and inside the sauna.
The opportunity for 2 sauna rounds of 20 minutes each. And 2 rest rounds of 20 minutes each. Your rest rounds can be used for journaling, stretching, self massage, breathing, and rest.
A sacred space for getting in touch with your body and emotions
Connecting in community with other women.
What should I bring?
- Bathing suit (optional)
- 2 towels ( you will sweat a lot!)
- Water Bottle
- Journal and pen
- Warm clothes, scarves, and hats for the journey home
- Mug or travel mug for tea
Full Body Steam Sauna Contraindications:
- High or low blood pressure
- Heart Disease
- Immediately dry off.
- Shower the next day to allow the herbs to continue to sink into your skin.
- If you can, allow some rest and integration time following this event. Your body will thank you.
- Go home bundled up with scarves and hats. ♥
- Event located in Alexandria, VA at a private home
- Tickets are sliding scale ($70-$150)
- 13 tickets available
- You MUST pre-purchase a ticket.
- You MUST fill out an intake/ waiver prior to this event/ upon registration.
- MAKE PAYMENTS to VENMO ( Laura-Durbin-2) or to PAYPAL (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Tickets are nonrefundable.
Due to flow of the evening, safety, and keeping a safe and sacred space doors will close at 4:30. Latecomers will not be able to enter the event so please arrive early or on time.
You must fill out a waiver if you would like to attend.
Address will be given to those who fill out the intake form and purchase a ticket.
Interested in future events? Join our Red Tent Community Steaming Facebook group.