Join Jenny Rivers for a special outdoor Susquehanna Red Tent Ceremony with this month's guest Victoria Maria Moyer. These gatherings will be held every six weeks, at the eight major turns of the cycle of the solar year: The Solstices, Equinoxes, as well as the four mid-way points of Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas and Samhain.
Beltane, which translates to “bright fire” signals the dawn of Summer and the visible and real return of life and fertility to the Earth. It’s a time of celebrating the warmth and life-affirming qualities of the sun and the simple joy of being alive.
This month we will celebrate by gathering outdoors around a fire where we can bask in the warmth of the fire, connect more deeply with the earth and move out any stagnant residual wintertime energies as we fully embrace the light of Summer. We will be graced with the presence of Victoria Maria Moyer, whose passion lies in eco-somatics: the practice of inhabiting the inseparable connection between earth and body. Victoria will offer guided intuitive movement practices to re-awaken us to our inherent bond with the rhythms of the earth.
[[While the names Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas and Samhain are commonly associated with Pagan Spirituality, the Susquehanna Red Tent is a post-lineage, integrative space that welcomes and supports a multitude of religions, philosophies and belief systems. These spaces acknowledge these major turning points of the year as significant touchstones in our lives as cyclical human being on this ever-cycling planet we call home, regardless of individual belief systems.]]
General Flow of the Gathering:
Welcome and Settling
Intuitive Movement led by Eco-Somatic Practitioner Victoria Maria
Storytelling and Sharing
Note: The Red Tent is a sanctuary where all are welcome to show up in their authenticity, share as much or as little as they desire without fear of shame or judgment. All that is shared is kept in sacred confidentiality within those in attendance and will not be shared outside the circle without permission. All of you is welcome, as you are, and that is more than enough.
What to Bring:
-Outdoor-friendly blanket, cushions
-Yourself in clothing you're comfortable moving in
-Offering for fire (something written on paper, herb, tobacco etc)
-Sacred or special personal object for Group Altar
+ Anything else you may need to sit comfortably on the ground outside for the duration of the gathering
Parking: We will be there to direct you where to park when you arrive.
Ticket price is sliding scale $35 - $40
We would like to make this event accessible to all members of our community regardless of financial status, for this reason we will be offering 2 extra spaces for anyone unable to make a financial contribution. These 2 spots will be offered on a first come, first serve basis, simply email [email protected].
About Your Hosts:
Victoria Maria Moyer
Victoria Maria strives to re-weave webs of healthy relationships. She is a somatic support coach and therapeutic movement facilitator, eco-somatic researcher and practitioner, transdisciplinary artist, and gardener (earth guardian). In a previous phase of life she mainly taught theatre and dance to youth of all ages. Trainings, lineages, and themes that have influenced Victoria significantly include Hakomi Mindful Somatic therapy, eco-psychology, Butoh dance, Contemplative Dance, wilderness and foraging skills, permaculture principles, Land to Water Yoga, applied theater/theater for social justice, Non-Violent Communication, Process-Oriented Psychology, hypnotherapy, and trauma-informed art-making practices. www.bodymettaspore.com
Jenny is a bodyworker, energyworker, menstrual doula, menstruality mentor and yoga teacher specializing in womb yoga therapy. She is passionate about bringing a sense of reverence to the cycles of life, specifically in the feminine or menstrual cycle.
Her life has been an incredible journey of healing and transformation that’s led her to study music, philosophy, consciousness, Orissa (classical Indian) dance, quantum physics, natural childbirth, birth and postpartum doula work, kundalini, yin and vinyasa yoga, meditation, reiki, shamanic energywork, various forms of bodywork and manual therapies, astrology, sobriety, self-inquiry practices, and deep personal and collective understanding of the feminine archetypes, rites of passage and seasons of life.
Jenny feels called to bring forth the understandings that have helped her gain a sense of balance, peace and connection to source through her offerings of bodywork, womb yoga therapy, menstrual cycle mentorship, red tent gatherings for women, her service as a menstrual doula and facilitating Celebration Day for Girls™ workshops.