By Susan Korsnick
In March 2014, twenty-three culturally diverse women, representing every decade from their teens to their seventies, honored the call from deep within to gather in York Pennsylvania’s first Red Tent Event. Coming from as far away as Philadelphia, these women gave themselves the gift of time—time to connect with other women & precious time to reconnect with their highest Selves.
The actual Red Tent event only lasted a few short hours but the vortex of positive energy it created lingered for weeks after. Responses from many of the women showed that it was powerful, provocative, & nourishing.
A year ago, I led a discussion of Anita Diamant’s book, The Red Tent, when participants repeatedly asked, “When can we have a Red Tent here?” Good question. I found Dr. Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost’s Red Tent Movie website… where the quote “A Red Tent is a red textile space where women gather to rest, renew, & often share deep & powerful stories about their lives” motivated me to action. The time was ripe to join the movement that has fast become an international phenomenon.
My intention was to provide a safe, nurturing environment where women could rejuvenate body, mind, & spirit. I wanted to create a place where they could be in the company of like-minded women & disconnect from the outside world for just a few hours. No demands, no obligations, no expectations. Just take the time to listen & give your Self what you need.