Raising money to replace Jill's beloved Bell Tent
Kia ora e te whānau.
As many may already know, on October 14th, big winds surged through Waitaha/Canterbury. And with them they ripped Jill's beautiful Bell Tent from the grips of Papatūānuku. The Bell Tent was set up as a venue space at the Wild Feminine Soul Medicine retreat that Jill facilitating, alongside 3 other incredible wāhine.
This was absolutely devastating for Jill and many others as we gathered around to pick up the pieces.
This wonderous Bell tent has been the HEART of Jill's offerings. A safe space that has held women in all ways. A place of acceptance, belonging, ritual, growth and comfort for so many tangata/people.
But it's actually not the Bell Tent that creates all of this, it's Jill Natalia.
Jill has spent the last 10 years offering up safe spaces of education, self learning, self growth, empowerment and belonging for wāhine through her Rent Tent work.
She also offers the community numerous workshops, counseling 1on1, business mentoring, and more.
And above all of this, Jill is a really great friend to all. Caring, loving, encouraging everyone she meets. Words cannot express the joy one feels when you are with her talking about the real shit, and having a laugh.
And now is the time for us to be given the opportunity to give back to her. What a blessing.
Let's show her how much we appreciate all that she is by raising money to replace the Bell Tent that so many of us have had the privilege to walk through it's doors.
A replacement Bell Tent
Bell Tent Update from our Beloved Jill & RT Team 16 February 2024
Kia ora Koutou,
We had our first Red tent Aotearoa circle for 2024 after the holiday break last Sunday.
And it put me right back into the mindframe of understanding the impact of this work and the need to have a safe space for women.
Our Give A Little Campaign did not reach the goal of $4,650, but we did get a whopping $2,766 which is now safely tucked away in a high interest account until we can raise enough to get the rest to buy the 6m Lotus Belle Tent.
We wanted to reach out and let you know that we are immensely grateful for your beautiful generosity and continued support. This community is incredible and continues to grow and strengthen.
We’ll keep you updated with every new development, and can’t wait to sit with you all in circle when the tent is ready.
Ngā mihi nui,
Jill and the Red Tent Aotearoa team.