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What is The Red Tent ?

The Red Tent is a special gathering space for women. It is a place for ceremony, multi-generational wisdom sharing, storytelling, celebration, support, brave and bold conversation, soulful creativity and nourishing rest. It is one of the few places in our society where women can come together to just be who we are. Inspired by The Red Tent book by Anita Diamant and encouraged by The Red Tent Movement, we come together to celebrate and honor our feminine spirit and life experiences. In the Red Tent, we have time, space and support to remember who we are and reconnect to our intuition. We come as we are. ALL women are invited to the Red Tent. We are committed to creating an open, accepting environment free of judgment or expectations. 

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Upcoming Red Tent Gatherings

This special Red Tent, celebrating the return of Chattanooga’s Red Tent Circle, is FREE! A $5 donation is greatly appreciated but is not required.

RED TENT: The Chattanooga Red Tent Returns 

Theme: Renewal & Reconnection


DATE: Friday, February 28, 2020

TIME: 6:00pm-9:00pm

LOCATION: The Retreat (6237 Vance Rd, Ste. 8, Chattanooga, TN)

After a year of regrouping and restructuring, the Red Tent is back! Join us for a night of reconnection, inspiration, ceremony and celebrating this return of the Chattanooga Red Tent! We welcome new and returning members of all ages! We will take time to talk about how the Red Tent started and what makes the Red Tent a unique and sacred space. We will co-create our new talking stick together and we will hold space for one another in a listening circle. Our night will also include music, meditation, and complimentary tea. Feel free to bring a nourishing snack to share with the group. Advanced registration is free and helps us plan. If you would like to contribute an offering, bring cash the night of our event.

RED TENT MINI RETREAT: Celebrating HERstory & The Feminine Spirit! 

*Ceremony * HERSTORY FILM Screening + Goddess Banner Exhibit * Goddess Flags & Creative Art Circle *

March 22, 2020 | 3:00 pm-8:30 pm | The Retreat at Wellness Corner

Address: 6237 Vance Rd, Suite 8, Chattanooga, TN- backside of Nutrition World


COST: $38.00 per adult woman & $14.00 per youth girl

Limited to 24 participants. 

Join us for this extended Red Tent experience celebrating feminine history, goddess art and female empowerment. 

If you’ve never experienced a Red Tent gathering, THIS is the one to come to! If you have gathered with us before, you will love this mini-retreat version of our circle. We will gather in circle and ceremony, watch the recently released HERSTORY film, create goddess flags and other crafts, share stories and poetry honoring Women’s History Month, and end our time together with restorative music and meditation. A nourishing dinner is included as well as snacks and teas. You can also opt to just rest, read, journal or observe throughout the evening. Registration is limited to 24 women and past Red Tent gatherings usually exceeded this number so register early!

HERSTORY Film & Goddess Banner Exhibit

A highlight of our evening will be the screening of HERSTORY, a documentary celebrating the life of Lydia Ruyle. She traveled the world studying goddess culture and painted 283 banners representing various goddesses throughout history. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, she did not start painting banners until she was 60 years old! Reproductions of some her banners will be on display.

Goddess Art Creative Spirit Circle

& Wise Woman Altar

Together we will create our own goddess flag, inspired by the film. Supplies for other goddess themed crafts will be available too. 

We will also co-create an altar honoring goddesses and wise women throughout history…from the earliest of times to modern day. Bring photos, cards, a book, a stone, flowers, candles, or any other item that you would like to add to the altar. 

Although supplies will be provided, feel free to bring additional art supplies to use or share.

Red Tent Resources

Chattanooga Red Tent Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/chattanoogaredtent

Red Tent Movement Website: www.redtenttemplemovement.com

Red Tent Movie Website: www.redtentmovie.com

Book Recommendations:

  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

  • Wild Feminine by Tami Lynn Kent

  • Burning Woman by Lucy Pearce

  • Moon Time by Lucy Pearce

  • Red Moon by Miranda Gray

  • The Millionth Circle by Jean Shinoda Bolen


  • July 21, 2017: Film Screening of "Things We Don't Talk About" + Discussion

  • August 18, 2017: Nourishment and Radical Self Care

  • September 15, 2017: Wisdom-Wisdom of the Girl Child & Wisdom of the Wise Woman

  • October 20, 2017: Body Love: Loving our Goddess Bodies

  • November 17, 2017: When the Drummers Were Women

  • December 15, 2017: Comfort and Joy

  • January 26, 2018 (Theme: Endings & Beginnings)

  • February 16, 2018 (Theme: Matters of the Heart)

  • March 16, 2018 (Theme: Reclaiming What is Ours)

  • April 13, 2018 (Theme: Gifts of Mother Nature)

  • April 20, 2018 (Red Tent & Moon Lodge at Midosuth Women's Herbal Conference)

  • May 18, 2018 (Movie & Discussion)

  • June 15, 2018 (Theme: The Heroine's Journey)

  • July 20, 2018 (Happiness is...+Celebration Drum Circle)

  • August 3, 2018 (Theme: Honoring Your Rhythm + Drum Circle)

  • September 7, 2018 (Theme: Awakening Your Muse-Creativity and Self  Expression)

  • November 16, 2018  (Theme: Rest and Retreat)

  • December 14, 2018 (Theme: Metamorphosis)

  • December 29, 2019 (Theme: Winter Wisdom & Wise Ways of Seeing in the Dark)

  • February 2, 2020 (Theme: The Creative Fire/Imbolc)

Past Chattanooga Red Tent Gatherings