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About

Do you ever wish you could tap into your feminine power by plugging into a space apart from the daily tug of obligation, where women are honored -- a place where you can relax, reflect, be nourished, get pampered and rejoice in being a woman?   

Welcome to Moondays! Inspired by the Red Tent movement, our mission is to nurture and fuel women's empowerment by establishing a special gathering place for women -- the first of its kind to open in Portland, Oregon -- with the goal to expand and scale worldwide. Available for visitors, members or private parties, Moondays offers a healthy cafe, affordable spa-like services, a boutique, workshops, events, and entertainment.      

We demanded and got the right to vote with women's suffrage in the 1920s and 1964 for African American women. In the ‘60s, ‘70s, and '80s, feminists won the right to compete with men in the workplace. To be successful, many women thought we had to learn how to be more like men.   

Now, we are learning that our feminine strengths are equally as important as our masculine strengths, while we continue to work for women's rights. 

When we reclaim our feminine essence, we empower ourselves and women globally.  When we gather to share stories, practice self-care, educate and relate, we nourish each other and this, in turn, will help heal the world.     

The Dalai Lama once said that Western women would save the world. Western women (and ALL women) deserve a refuge, a place we feel completely safe and encouraged to enrich and fortify ourselves. We've got work to do!

Our culture has conditioned women to believe that everyone else’s needs come first, making it difficult to take the time and space for ourselves. We are taught to push, push, rush, rush, and pay little attention to our need for rest, relaxation, rejuvenation and caring for ourselves. Because we are cyclical creatures, we benefit greatly when we take time to relax, reflect, care lovingly for ourselves, and be part of meaningful activities with other women. Because we are women, we benefit greatly when we connect. Moondays fosters self-care and friendships and champions women’s empowerment.  


There is a lot happening for women right now. We are rising up and have risen like never before. 

Although women’s events take place daily, they are scattered across cities nationwide and globally, and there are no physical places to house them together, under one roof, with all of the elements and services that Moondays will provide. 

We are all looking for more meaningful experiences rather than more stuff. We are craving sisterhood more than ever, needing places to connect and have purposeful activities to engage in together.

(For a little taste of the hundreds of events that happen weekly around the world, visit http://www.findawomenscircle.com/ or download the Divine Feminine app on your phone. Here's a recent article in the LA Times about Red Tent happenings all over the U.S,: In the blood: How 'The Red Tent' became a rallying cry for women.

 Moondays is  forcefostering feinine power:

  • A place to feel nourished with good food, relaxed with a massage, inspired by a workshop, enlightened by a tarot or astrology reading, connected through a women’s circle, awed by talented performers. 
  • A lush haven to frequent with a calendar of various events.
  • A place to be seen for your authentic self without judgment. (Being witnessed by other women and honored without criticism is healing.)
  • A place that celebrates womanhood and amplifies the divine feminine.
  • A place to go ANYTIME, not just during your menses. 

Here’s a little taste of what you can do at Moondays:

  • Get a nourishing bite to eat or sip an herbal liqueur at the cafe
  • Nurse a cup of tea while writing or sketching in your journal 
  • Relax with a quick, affordable neck-and-shoulder or foot massage. 
  • Reflect with a tarot or astrology reading 
  • Meet new friends or kibitz with long-time pals
  • Come for a show, a workshop, or a celebration 
  • Join in a meditation, adorn your body with a henna tattoo, or celebrate by getting your hair braided. 
  • Attend a ceremony—perhaps a ritual for your daughter’s first moon, a celebration for women entering the wise-woman phase of life, or a ‘blessing way’ for a pregnant woman.
  • Use the space as a monthly ritual to take time out during your period

Imagine entering a plush, beautiful, bohemian oasis in red hues.  Painting, drawings, and photos of women throughout history adorn the walls. Seeing so many other women enjoying themselves, you feel comforted and buoyed. 

While there, you’ll receive lists of classes, workshops, rituals and ceremonies (hosted by Moondays and other facilitators), affirmations, strong women quotes, and tips on strengthening your feminine power.   

On your way out, you may choose to purchase from the boutique: any of our natural menses remedies, alternative feminine products, chocolates, herbal tonics, journals, lavender heat wraps, personal red tent kits, books on women’s subjects, moon phase calendars, altarpieces, etc.   

The cost of membership is $20/mo. and includes:

  • Access to the Moondays space during open hours.
  • Discounts on food, drinks, products, services, workshops, circles and other events.
  • 2 free teas or coffee and 1 free women's circle or guided meditation per month.
  • Discounts on room rentals for private events. 
  • An inclusive, supportive, and welcoming online community.
  • Opportunities to support nonprofits benefiting women locally and globally.

Non-member guests will pay a $5 door fee. 

Once the business becomes sustainable and we are showing a profit, a portion of Moondays' revenues will go toward women’s nonprofits, local and worldwide. Members will be encouraged to vote on which organizations we will support.

Moondays will be a B. Corp. membership-based business leasing approximately 2,000-3,000 sq. ft. of commercial space in Portland, Oregon. Our goal is to eventually create Moondays Red Tents around the world after we reach a level of profitably with the first prototype in Portland.

 Here's our timeline:

Help us shift the energies surrounding the current masculine/feminine paradigm on our planet. Not only will Moondays become a great benefit to women and our society, it will also help heal the Great Mother herself, Earth!

Please contribute and spread the word. CLICK TO SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. 

We have lots of options as gifts for your sponsorship: memberships, day passes, free tickets to our launch party, crystals, jewelry and a lot of other really wonderful and beautiful offerings. 

JOIN MOONDAYS and be part of something that is desperately needed in today’s society. 

Help create a modern Red Tent storefront community space to shift and empower women everywhere. 

SUPPORT us today!


Frequently Asked Questions about Moondays

What are your hours?  

Monday: CLOSED 

Tuesday – Thursday: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Friday – Saturday: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Sunday: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.   

What if I can't afford membership?
    Moondays will create a scholarship fund and work/trade opportunities for those in need.

Who is welcome?
    All humans identifying as women are welcome, including elders, girls age 9+, women who don't bleed, and non-binary folks who still want to celebrate their femininity.


Will men be allowed in?  
     Men will be invited to certain events a few times per year.
 

Can I bring my baby?
    Yes, nursing babies are permitted.

Can I bring in outside food?
     Members and guests will not be allowed to bring in outside food except for private events.

Do you already have a location?
     We are currently working with a commercial broker to secure a space. 


A rendering of what a Moondays could look like.
A rendering of what a Moondays could look like.

 Join us on social media!  Facebook,  Instagram, Twitter 

Risks and challenges

Since the Moondays model is related to the spa concept, there are aspects of a proven business model built into the project, as spa businesses have flourished in the past twenty years at a rapid rate.

Susan Landa’s 30+ years of successful retail experience and her proven ability to adapt to fluctuating markets will ensure the success of the Moondays business.
Our strengths include:
• 30+ years of networking in Portland, Oregon with many beneficial connections
• 30+ years of successful Portland-based retail that proved to be on the forefront of trends with The Fossil Cartel in 1989 and Let It Bead in 1997.
• Four rewarding years leading impactful women's circles
• Experience creating strong businesses branding
• Ability to strategically select prime real-estate locations

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    Get a gift card for The Fossil Cartel for $500 and receive an extra one worth $150 for free! The Fossil Cartel is a gem and mineral store in Portland, Oregon celebrating its 30th anniversary! Use your gift card for items on the website or in the shop. Thousands of items available with a huge assortment of crystals, minerals, jewelry, fossils, meteorites, etc. (thefossilcartel.com). This reward includes a tarot reading.

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    Get a gift card for The Fossil Cartel for $1,000 and receive an extra one worth $500 for free! The Fossil Cartel is a gem and mineral store in Portland, Oregon celebrating its 30th anniversary! Use your gift card for items on the website or in the shop. Thousands of items available with a huge assortment of crystals, minerals, jewelry, fossils, meteorites, etc. (thefossilcartel.com). This reward includes a tarot reading.

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