BREE CALARCO ~ FACILITATOR
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR
For the third year in a row Bree will be walking us through our opening and closing women’s circles, showing us the beautiful fire puja and holding space for us to dive deep into this beautiful workshop.
Bree Rain Calarco, 28, has trained in Naturopathy, Girls Mentorship, Rites of Passage, Red Tent facilitation, & Yoni Mapping Therapy. Bree has been providing women’s circles in Sydney for 6 years, and in 2016, began working with Red Tent Australia to open their first NSW Red Tent on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Bree is the President of Red Tent Australia, and the NSW Red Tent coordinator. Bree’s works primarily in women’s holisitic health, with a major focus on reproductive, fertility, menstrual and sexual health. Her studies in holistic pelvic wellness for women, Yoni Mapping Therapy, combines with Naturopathic knowledge, and Women’s Cycle wisdom to provide a wholesome and grounded approach to women’s health education and empowerment.
"My journey with women’s work was seeded by my mother and grandmother. When I was 4, I spent some time living in Indigenous community near Alice Springs, Central Australia with my mother, grandmother, and grandfather. My first exposure to the secret/sacred women’s ceremonies was through witnessing the women’s business being a regular part of community life here. Coming back to rural Australia after this and settling into a home, I was blessed to attend annual Women’s Camps run by the local BirthWorker with my mother for most of my childhood and maidenhood. Through these, I received initiation into the women’s mysteries as I grew into my own sense of what it is to be a woman.
At 18, when I moved from the country to the city for study and for work opportunities, I discovered that the sense of sisterhood and community that I had been blessed with my whole life, was nowhere to be found. After several years of isolation, and much needed differentiation and distance from the world of women’s woo woo (teenaged Bree really needed a break to ground back into being a human in the regular world!), I found the inspiration in Sydney through meeting an incredible group of women, and brought them together in sacred sisterhood circle through monthly Wild Women events. After just short of 2 years of these incredibly inspiring, awakening and initiatory circles with a heart-expanding, mind-growing group of soul sisters, I was in a Kundalini Awakening Goddess Retreat in Bali, and met Jill Genet, who had founded Red Tent Australia, a not-for-profit women’s organisation, in the same year I’d started Wild Women.
I felt really called to join their networks of sisterhood circles and merge my circles into the Red Tent and after a time, and I opened the first Red Tent in our region~ Sydney Northern Beaches Red Tent. Now I am working deeply with Red Tent Australia, creating community all over Australia through women’s groups called ‘Red Tents’. 2 years ago, I stepped into the role of the state coordinator, and in 2018, I was incredibly honoured to step into the role of President. I have extensively studied and explored women’s mysteries, feminine spirituality, goddess/archetypes, rites of passage for women, women’s sexuality, herbal medicine, menstrual and reproductive wellbeing. My primary work as a Naturopath & Yoni Mapping Therapist, empowering, educating and providing support to women & girls through yoni mapping, herbal medicine, nutritional guidance, holistic wellbeing support, iridology, yoni massage, coaching, & mentoring."