Unity Village is the heart of the conference, which we collectively create as a community of women—a place to connect and integrate in relaxing and intimate spaces, by honoring our simiilarities as well as our diversity. Unity Village is home to the Community Altar, the Red Tent for women of all ages and stages, the Sister Love space for women of color, and the Unity Fire which is open to all.
Deep Roots ~ space for integration & reflection
Deep Roots is a space for integration and reflection. Experience and embody the Wise Woman Tradition—with indigenous roots from around the world—through interactive activies. In this sacred space, we honor the women who have come before us, focus on loving our bodies, and each preparing our own "roots" for this inward wintertime. You are welcome to visit the altar as often as you want, anytime you want . . . praying, thinking, grieving, remembering ancestors, or simply being. May this be a place for you to ground, center, and connect!
As we all cultivate our connection with our new home at Kanuga Lake, you are invited to bring offerings of gratitude for the land to the mossy tree stump just outside the Deep Roots door. Please bring meaningful items of yours from home or that you respectfully gather nearby.
Red Tent ~ for women of all ages & stages
The Red Tent is for all women, of all ages and stages, so we look forward to seeing any and all of you in the Red Tent as we gather to honor our journey as women. The Red Tent Movement is a revival of the ancient custom of women taking time away from their busy lives to rest and renew. Not only for menstruating women, this space welcomes women of all ages and stages, of any spiritual path or background—a place for elder women to connect with one another, a place for breastfeeding women to relax together, a place for all women to celebrate our commonalities as well as our differences. Come to rest, draw, journal, share stories, move, dance, rub shoulders, meditate, sing, giggle, or just relax and enjoy this nurturing environment. Open all day, until midnight.
Sister Love ~ sacred space for women of color
Sister Love is a sacred space founded in 2010 by Olatokunboh Obasi, in which we honor the healing legacy of our black and brown grandmothers and ancestors. For many centuries the suppressed earth-based practices of People of Color went underground in order to protect and preserve knowledge for future generations. In honor of our grandmothers, we join to reclaim our ancient wisdom. Sister Love serves as a gathering place for celebration, congregation and communication as a movement towards big healing and big unity among us.
Facilitated discussions and class offerings run throughout the day, until midnight. Please note that this is sacred space for women of color ONLY (racially/culturally diverse heritage non-European in origin, such as Native American, African American, Asian and Latina), ages 18+. Women of color are welcome to drop in at any time.
To learn more or offer an activity or discussion at Sister Love, send a message to Phyllis, the Sister Love Coordinator, through the contact form.
All women are welcome to congregate at the firebowl at the heart of Unity Village. Come to connect with one another and learn more about understanding racism and white privilege. Gather with us in unity as we share our commonalities and our differences, and engage in open dialogue as sisters of all colors.
Wondering why a focus on racial equity at an herbal conference? See the Story page for more info.