What is a JOYW Virtual Red Tent?
Our Red Tents are online, interactive gatherings via live video conference. Sisterhood learning, support and collaboration!
We meet in Virtual Sacred Space, often opening with a poem, short meditation, and Talking Circle.
- Topic explorations via presentation and dialogue. These Red Tents are often recorded.
- Inner explorations. Guided meditation and Talking Circle. Often quite potent for attendees - aim to allow time afterwards to integrate or check in with a friend. These Red Tents are not recorded.
- Three or more Red Tents are offered to current Mentor Trainees and to Mentor Training graduates.
- We aim to invite all former students and graduates to every Red Tent.
- Occasionally, we invite newsletter subscribers and followers of Journey of Young Women's Facebook page to public Red Tents.
All Red Tents are offered in virtual sacred space in the spirit of sisterhood collaboration and liberation.
Girl empowerment is often the focus. Our development as adult women goes hand in hand with that.
Occasionally we widen our gaze to topics such as boys mentorship or earth stewardship. We are all in this together!
Upcoming Red Tent Topics
Recent and upcoming Red Tent topics include:
- "Croning Ceremonies” with special guest Jennifer Boire (Saturday, September 9)
- “Leading Dad’s Gatherings” (Tuesday, September 19)
- ”Positive Body Image for Girls” (Wednesday, September 20)
- "Menstrual Literacy for Girls" with special guest Caitlin McMurtry (Saturday, October 14)
- "Setting Fees for your Girls' Circles" (Tuesday, October 17)
- "Songs to Sing with Girls" (Wednesday, October 25)
- "Inclusive Girls' Circles: Welcoming ALL Girls" (Saturday, November 11)
- "Mentoring Mixed Gender and Boys Groups" (Wednesday, November 15)
- "Following the Moon with Girls" (Tuesday, November 21)
- "The Story of Maiden Discovery Circle" with JOYW Senior Instructor Gina Loughrige (Tuesday, December 5)
- "Talking about Porn with Girls and Parents" (Saturday, December 9)
- "Healing the Father Wound" (Wednesday, December 13)
In a Mentor Training Red Tent, we may also talk about real life challenges or ideas related to girls’ circles, mentorship, parenting or our journeys as women. Students may request topics. Students may co-host a Red Tent if they have a skill or story to share with others.
All you need to join is a computer, mobile device or phone. Webcams are entirely optional and most people do not need a headset to be heard.
Students can find the link to join a Red Tent in the Student Portal. People who sign up for a public Red Tent will receive a link by email.
If you have questions or suggestion, please contact me. I'd love to hear from you!