Red Tent Facilitator Training
Next cohort begins in early 2023.
This world needs more Red Tent spaces that are held with integrity, compassion, and love. Now more than ever, we need to remember our connection through our shared humanity.
The Red Tent focalizes the experience of menstruation, and all facets of the womb continuum. These experiences are part of what makes us truly human.
Our humanity is worth remembering, worth worshipping.
I have been guiding people in holding Red Tent Circles for the last 5 years, and now I am excited to offer this online training in a group container. I have expanded and improved the curriculum, brought in amazing guest teachers, and crafted a course that is practical, accessible, and grounded.
This is an intimate and immersive training into Red Tent Circle Facilitation.
This is a container for those ready to embody their innate leadership capabilities and are willing to do the work to show up with integrity, strength, and compassion.
What is the Red Tent?
The Red Tent is a place where we come to be our raw, honest selves. A place where all of us is welcome. A place that aims to be free of judgement and expectation.
The Red Tent is a place to express emotions, a place to celebrate, a place to grieve, a place to be witnessed, and a place to deeply witness others in their truth and vulnerability.
The Red Tent is a place to be slow, a place to rest, a place to nourish.
The Red Tent is a place to process the wildness of the world, a place to transmute and release what no longer serves, a place to dream of a greater future, a place to plant seeds of plenty and trust.
The Red Tent is many things, to many people; that's part of what makes it so special. The Red Tent need not look any particular way, or practice any particular customs necessarily.
The Red Tent is a modern revisioning of an ancient practice often known as the menstrual tent. These spaces existed cross-culturally, with the purpose of housing people whilst they menstruate. This gathering of bleeding people is thought to have been the first ceremony that any humans ever took part in. When we gather in the modern Red Tent, we bow in respect to our ancestors who have come before us, laying the foundation of Sacred Menstruation and the Red Tent.
For me, the Red Tent was and is my salvation, my homecoming, my safe space, and my sanctuary. It was the first place that invited me to travel deep into my body wisdom, cyclical nature, and menstrual cycle in a healthy and empowering way.
I want all people to be able to experience the nourishment and healing that can be experienced through the Red Tent. This is what passionately drives my work.
The course is offered over 12 weeks or 3 Moons, with each Moon focused on a different aspect of Red Tent Circle Facilitation.
Each Moon has 4 weekly modules.
Moon 1: Foundations of Sacred Menstruation + the Red Tent
Module 1: Womb Cosmology, New Moon Tradition, + the Blood Mysteries
Module 2: The Modern Reclamation of Red Tents + Sacred Menstruation
Module 3: Blood Offering Rituals + Menstrual Divination
Module 4: Cyclical Literacy + Happy Hormones, + Nutrition for the Menstrual Cycle with Allie McFee
Moon 2: Challenges to Safety + Intimacy in Circle
Module 5: Healing Kyriarchal Wounds + Reducing Harm in Circle
Module 6: Gender Equity in the Red Tent
with Hara Satori + Gabriel Daly
Module 7: Elevating People of Color in Spiritual Circles with CJ Thomas
Module 8: Processing Week
(Separate Spaces for white + BIPOC processing)
Moon 3: Facilitating Red Tent Rituals
Module 9: Circle Logistics + Considerations before Facilitating
Module 10: Sacred Witnessing + Council Sharing
Module 11: Guiding the Red Tent New Moon Ritual
Module 12: Activities for Intimacy + Closing the Circle
~The training is 3 moons long (12 weeks)
~Each Sunday, a new module is released
~Modules include videos, audios, written content, guest speakers, and self-study suggestions (dependent on the week)
~Twice a month, we meet for a group call (6 times total throughout the program)
~All of the content from the modules is available for you even after the course has ended
~You'll also receive a 29 page guidebook that I wrote on Red Tent Circle Facilitation
~You have the option of certification*
*There is an additional fee for certification and certain criteria that must be met. More info below in FAQs.
Receive the Tools to...
~Facilitate Red Tent circles with confidence, embodiment, and integrity
~Navigate conflicts that arise in circle and complexities that arise in facilitation with grace, compassion, and clear boundaries
~Maximize connection, intimacy, and vulnerability in your circles
~Reduce harm in circle by unpacking your own unhealthy cultural narratives and biases
~Connect with your own cycle and body in a way that feels authentic to you
~Develop and nurture your personal practice of sacred menstruation
~Connect with your body and womb wisdom as vehicles of intuition, empowerment, and expression
~Share the teachings of Sacred Menstruation + the Blood Mysteries with others
~Hold a brave space that is dedicated to safety, integrity, and accountability
~Understand circle dynamics and create unique spaces that are deep, powerful, and healing
~Take care of yourself as a facilitator
~Step into a leadership role in your community as a facilitator and menstrual health advocate
Wondering if this training is for you? This training for people who...
~Want to start facilitating their own Red Tent Circles
~Are currently facilitating circles and want to deepen their abilities as a space holder or create more depth and intimacy in circle
~Are leaders in their communities, or feel ready to step into a leadership roll
~Want to deepen their understanding of their menstrual cycle and connect to their womb wisdom (although, it's not necessary to menstruate or have a womb to take this course!)
What People Are Saying
Laura (in her Red Tent Facilitation) holds a deep presence as a sacred witness and intuitive guide for incredible transformation. Her commitment to radical change of the paradigm is brought into the containers she hosts, and because of this, I left the training with unshakable devotion in service to my dharma as priestess.
Allie McFee, Women's Health Educator, moderngoddesslifestyle.com
Laura Carmody has been for me, an abundant and magical source of menstrual knowledge, womb healing, and circle facilitation. There are few I would trust as much as she to help in my ever unfolding journey into healing the Feminine... Womb work with Laura was (and still is) some of the most healing and mystical work I've done in my life.
Miracle Morningstar, Yin Yoga Instructor + Red Tent Facilitator
Your Facilitator: Laura Carmody
Laura Carmody (she/her) is a menstrual health and empowerment educator, and the founder of Priestessing the Paradigm Shift. She loves to support people as they cultivate deep and meaningful relationships with their bodies and cycles. Laura trains groups and individuals in Red Tent Facilitation, and brings practical Red Tent bleeding spaces to festivals and gatherings.
Laura's approach to sacred menstruation recognizes the systemic inequities that have lead to period poverty, inaccessibility of menstrual necessities, and global menstrual taboos. She believes that all menstruators deserve to bleed with dignity, with access to menstrual education and care, and with clean water. She is devoted to playing her part in stewarding a world where menstruation is truly respected.
"Nutrition for the Menstrual Cycle"
"Elevating People of Color in Spiritual Spaces"
Gabriel Daly Morningstar
"A Trans Man's Experience Through the Cis Paradigm"
Hara Rose Satori
"Decolonization and Breaking the Binary"
How do I register and access the content?We use a course-hosting platform called Podia. Podia is our online classroom where you will access all course content and join our live calls. The first module becomes available on September 26th. The final module is released on December 12th. Register here: https://threadedred.podia.com/redtenttraining
What are the dates of the live group calls?Our live group calls will always be on Thursdays. We will poll the group at the beginning of the training to find a time that works for as many people as possible. The calls will be held on the following dates: September 30; October 14 + 28; November 18, and December 2 + 16.
What is the time committment?You can expect to spend 1-3 hours per week going thru each module. This includes watching educational content, and doing your own self-study/personal practices. Twice a month we have group calls, which last about 1.5 hours.
How long can I access the course content?All of the content is available to you on Podia for at least 1 year after the training ends.
Is the training inclusive to people other than cis-gendered women?Yes! I aim to hold a container that is inclusive to and welcoming of the vast spectrum of gender identification (and non-identification) and sexuality. Much of the content covered is focused on menstruation, and I believe that it is vitally important that this information is available to all menstruaters, not just cis-gendered women. (Really, it's important for non-menstruaters to access this information as well!) Trans, non-binary, gender-nonconforming, queer, womxn, and all non-cis-men people are welcome to join the training. I encourage you to email me directly if you want to talk more about this and see if the training is the right fit for you: firstname.lastname@example.org
How does the certification work?Everyone in the course has the option to receive certification. In order to be certified you must: 1. Turn in all of your homework to be reviewed 2. Read at least 2 book on the reccomended book list and write a 1 page reflection and review on each book 3. Hold at least 3 New Moon Circles and write case studies on each circle 4. White folx: Show proof of your training and plan for continued education in anti-racism and decolonization 5. Pay a flat fee of $150 for certification.
Are there scholarships?Yes, there are 3 full tuition scholarships and 3 partial scholarships available for BIPOC. The full scholarship offers the training tuition-free. The partial scholarship offers the full training for $444. Scholarships are awarded on September 25th. Scholarship recipients must pay the additional flat fee of $150 for certification, however this is optional. Apply for a scholarship here: https://forms.gle/Ls2yUAorDneUidCw8
Is there a discount if I have already done a training with you?Yes! If you previously went thru the online 1:1 Red Tent Training with me, I can offer you a discount for tuition. There will not be discounts given for those who have attended group trainings in person. Please email me if you'd like to discuss this more: email@example.com
Do you give refunds?No. Due to the nature of the course, no refunds will be given. Thank you for understanding.