We began as a few women going to a women's retreat camping in the woods. This retreat was just one of those times you will always treasure as something deeply spiritual and changed many of us forever. Many of those same women still meet to once again search for that quiet place within ourselves and can therefore come back to the everyday life we all lead with a renewed sense of faith in ourselves which some might call "getting the spirit back".
To any group there is always a core that keeps it going and even though that core changes from gathering to gathering; the hope and the dream always remains to keep the tradition of getting away from the fast pace of life whenever they can to just take that step outside of oneself to really see within.
Of course it still takes a village of tireless volunteers working behind the scenes and our wonderful presenters which make the entire experience come together. Please feel free to take a look through some of past retreats and gatherings.
Meet the Team
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Our Retreat Facilitator is Tina Dismukes, mother of five and grandmother of six, who has a vibrant passion for creating lasting connection wherever she sees the potential for it. Whether it is in her professional life as the a Virtual Assistant, Party Planner and Chef or as a gifted Spiritual Facilitator, she brings her passion for community building with her wherever she goes. Using technology and instinct in both her spiritual and professional pursuits, Tina draws together one stunning coming together of community after another. She has been facilitating women's gatherings since 1997.
She is also a member, Board Trustee and Intensive Coordinator for Sisterhood of Avalon, a Celtic Women's Spirituality organization, which is a practice based in truth, united in disciplined work and dedication to embrace the soveignty within one's own self. She is past Board Member, Treasurer and Program Chair for Brigid's Place an organization providing education, dialogue and celebration to foster women's spiritual and personal transformation. She has been called the Maven for the Red Tent Movement here in Texas. She provides space for women in the Houston area for gatherings and retreats as well as tries to help other communities rise up around the entire state with Texas Red Tents.
She uses her ability to see beauty in the common threads of the world’s spiritual traditions as she skillfully weaves together spiritual retreats and gatherings for women. Tina believes deeply in creating sacred space for all those who seek it, so that they may find the truth and beauty within themselves and their personal path. Her retreats and events create the opportunity for every attendee to do so.
Andrea "Pxz" Longoria
We owe much of the grace and beauty of the Red Tent Experience to our Artistic Director, Andrea "Pxz" Longoria, who helped transform our retreats into "an experience" since 2007. Through Andrea's artistic vision and dedication, a lush spiritual environment emerged to surround participants at retreats -- enhancing and deepening the connections made between women, the land, and the world at large. Andrea is an avid henna artist, please take a moment to visit her little spot on the web:
Both Tina and Andrea came away inspired by the book "The Red Tent" and it forever changed our lives as well as the women around us.
Our Next Retreat
Our next retreat is September 8-10, 2017 at the beautiful Camp Cullen near Trinity, TX.