November 2021

Hello Ladies,

Hope you are well. As I cut back the summer blooming plants and tuck them in for winter rest, I marvel at the budding winter crop just beginning to blossom. My silent nursery companions excite my spirit to celebrate this midpoint between autumn and winter.   

In these next few weeks, at the nursery, there will be an Artist Showcase, Poetry book launch, Dance Party, Holiday Wreath Making Workshop and Holiday Art Faire.   

Hope you can attend all or some of our final events.  Details below.  



Open Studio
Artists Jennifer Clark, Susan Freedman and Julie Buelteman Saturday November 13th & Sunday November 14th 10am~4pm


Caroline Goodwin Poetry Book Launch
Saturday November 20th 1 ~ 3pm
 



Dance Party on the lawn in Greenhouse
Saturday Nov. 20th 4 ~ 6pm



Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
Friday November 26th 10:30am ~ 1pm


This workshop is full.



Holiday Art Faire
Saturday November 27th. Sunday November 28th 10am ~ 4pm


After the Holiday Art Faire I will close the Nursery for a 6 week Winter rest. Please show your support by showing up. 
Sincerely,

Tamara Trejo

October

Hello Ladies Happy October,

Hope you all are enjoying pumpkin season.  At the Nursery we have been applauding the arts, (Jennifer Berezan’s concert) loving each other, and taking the season of balance literally by having fun with gourds.  



It’s time to gather one last time this year for a SoulCollage circle.  Hope you can attend.


RSVP LINK or Text 650-303-5515
Must be vaccinated to attend this circle



Our ongoing Yoga on the grass in the greenhouse will be coming to an end on November 18th.  Hope you can join us this year.


RSVP email link or text 650-303-5515
Must be vaccinated to attend.


At the end of the day November 27th I will turn toward home and close the Nursery for winter rest. In the meantime, we have a lot of wonderful events planned.  Below is the list so you can save the dates.  More details coming soon.

November Events

Women’s Drum Circle
Drum Priestess DiOnne  
Thursday November 4th 4:30pm
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Open Studio
Artists Jennifer Clark, Susan Freedman and Julie Buelteman Saturday November 13th & Sunday November 14th 11am~3pm
*
Caroline Goodwin Poetry Book Launch
Saturday November 20th 1 ~ 3pm 
*
Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
Friday November 26th 10:30am ~ 1pm
*
Holiday Art Faire
Saturday November 27th. Sunday November 28th 10am ~ 4pm
*

Hope to see you in the greenhouse.
Take good care of yourself, and
get vaccinated

Tamara Trejo

Jennifer Berezan Concert

I am excited to announce Jennifer Berezan,
concert in the Greenhouse at Moon Mothers Nursery
Sunday October 3rd Noon. 

Jennifer Berezan is a unique blend of singer/ songwriter, producer, and activist. Over the course of ten albums, she has developed and explored recurring themes with a rare wisdom. Her lifelong involvement in environmental, women’s, and other justice movements as well as an interest in Buddhism and earth-based spirituality are at the heart of her writing.            Many of you are very familiar with Jennifer’s soul nourishing music.  If you have ever spent time browsing in the nursery, you’ve heard her songs. When I arrive at the Nursery, I open the gate then turn on her music to start my day.  She is the essence of why I created this sacred space. 
 Ticket link 
Must be vaccinated to attend this event

 Hope to see you in the greenhouse.
Take good care of yourself, and
get vaccinated!

Tamara Trejo

Harvest Moon

What is the boldest thing you have ever done?

What bold step are you about to take? 

Are you brave enough to veer off your comfortable predictable path and venture down an unknown course?

Can you blindly trust the assistance of a wise woman to lead you to the precipice of a new environment? 

Can you trust yourself to lead?

On the Harvest Moon we Moon Mothers gathered at the Nursery to dedicate our full moon, initiation ceremony to Freyja, the Nordic earth Goddess of boldness fertility and celebration. By way of ritual we answered the above questions physically and orally.

In unfamiliar pairs, one woman chose to be blind, one chose to lead. Each trusting that they would easily make it through the light traffic down the street to the cliff above the beach where the ceremony would continue.

Once re-circled in the sand, Kellie taught the Goddess March song, We all come from the Goddess.  Keeping the rhythm and chanting, we marched (swayed) to the ocean. At waters edge the women showed their boldness.  Most walked into the water calf deep, blew the conch or kept the chant going.  A few BOLD women jumped right in.  As I witnessed their bold courage I was astonished.  Their action emboldened the others to do the same.  The nearby sea lions howled, Moon Mothers cheered joyously for the bold swimmers, conch trumpets rang out in exaltation as we celebrated the moment.

Settled by the fire, it was time to dive deep into circle speak. Trusting that the Moon Mothers would not be judged, each one revealed the boldest thing they had ever done. There’s a thin line between foolishness and boldness.  We held loving sacred space for each woman to speak.  Some spoke of bold steps they want to take. Speaking it gave them energy and courage to be bold and take the leap. Others revealed bold actions that inspired.

 I spoke last, which is customary. I told the story of what happened 5 years ago, in Hawaii, the morning after swimming with wild dolphins.  As most of you know I was a successful professional photographer for many years.  I owned my own studio, had employees, loved my work and never imagined leaving that profession.  On that morning I woke at dawn with a deep knowing that I was done with photography as a profession.  I told my husband Grant to sell the studio.  I would not work another day at Coastside Photography, (the name of my company).  He replied “You need to see a doctor you must be going through some kind of mental pause.”  I found his response funny but I knew on a cellular level that I was done.  When I returned home I cancelled my appointments, disconnected my phone and retreated to my backyard. 

With too much energy to settle into retirement, I settled into the unknowing.  Sitting in limbo was uncomfortable and not without lots tears.  Well, I wasn’t literally sitting, I dug up my backyard, moved trees, and planted a new landscape.  As I dug in the earth I kept asking myself, what makes me happy? Of course, leading the Moon Mothers in full moon ceremony filled my soul. We Moon Mothers had been a nomadic tribe for 8 years.  

Early one spring morning, I dug a hole to plant comfrey near an apple tree so the little plant could feed the big apple tree.  As my garden boot hit the shovel, I got it! My next step was to find a permanent home for the Moon Mothers.  In that moment, Moon Mothers Nursery was conceived. 

 “When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: either there will be ground to stand on, or you will be given wings to fly.”

 O.R. Mellings

If you’re unfamiliar with Moon Mothers home check out our website.  www.moonmothersnursery.com

Harvest Moon was the last full moon ceremony of the year.  We will gather the women for other soul nourishing events in October and November, stay tuned.

Sincerely,

Tamara Trejo

P.S. Thank you Linda B Joy & Linda Crose-Andersen for cleaning the beach and all your work. Thank you Lorna Rodriguez-Wong for making delicious food to ground and nourish us after ceremony. Thank you Linda B Joy and Shannan Riley Gotschall for the fine photography.

Autumnal Equinox

We are on the cusp of the Fall Equinox.  Autumn in Half Moon Bay is absolutely gorgeous. The land is turning orange with ripening pumpkins, the ocean is receding to minus tides at sunset and the fog is disappearing to give way to specular (i.e., the perfect light for photography) warm day light. This is the a time of balance, harvest and celebration.

Equinox Gatherings

Saturday September 18th Vision Quest
Sunday September 19th Spiral Muse Band (free Concert)
Monday September 20th Full Moon Ceremony
Wednesday September 22nd  Equinox Yoga 

Details Below 


RSVP Link Must be vaccinated to attend this event.


No RSVP necessary. 
Enjoy music on the lawn, bring the family and a picnic.
Must be vaccinated for greenhouse seating.


On this harvest moon Initiation Ceremony, we will honor our boldness and strengthen our trust in our selves and each other.

Expression of appreciation $ graciously accepted.
RSVP email or text 650-303-5515


The exact time of the Autumnal Equinox is 12:20pm 9-22-21  Best place to be, Moon Mothers Greenhouse. Best thing to be be doing Shavasana (rest pose)  That’s what we will be doing at the end of a spiritual yoga practice.  Hope you can join us as we go through the sacred Equinox portal.

Space is limited.  Please RSVP text 650-303-5515 or email link


Hope to see you soon.
Take good care of yourself,
get vaccinated.

Tamara Trejo

Artemis Transformation


Sister Twin,

Born of the Gods,

Gifted athlete, midwife, unerring archer, competitive, yet vain.

Tricked by her twin brother Apollo into killing her only true love Orion,

She was transformed.

Broken hearted, in a deep state of mourning,

She left her family and journeyed into the wilderness,

Amongst the tender embrace of the trees, 

She lost her selfish competitive vanity and surrendered her ego,

Under the canopy she found empathy and ease,

A deeply rooted connection to her new family of feminine wood nymphs.

On clear nights she would lay on her back, gaze at the night sky, and connect with her true love Orion, who she had transformed into a star constellation.

Artemis, 

Forever a maiden, 

Protector of the weak, 

Wisdom of the crone.


full moon ceremony 8-22-2021 dedicated to Artemis

Me Day

The other day I shunned my home, family and business responsibilities for a “Me Day“.  On that day, my attention was centered on self care.  I had a pedicure, massage, and shopped for personal essentials.  Then I stretched out on the lawn, relaxed and meditated.  That day I catered to my needs only.  A day of personal care put a giggle in my attitude and filled my energy reservoir. We all need a little “Me time” to clear any blocked energy and recharge so that we can be of good service in the world.

This week we have three “Me Time” events planned.  Hope you can take some self-nurturing time, to make your soul take flight and spirit fly.

Me Time Gatherings

Wednesday’s beginning August 18th Yoga in the Greenhouse 
Saturday August 21st Vision Quest
Sunday August 22nd Full Moon Ceremony

These gathering are open to all vaccinated women

Details Below 


 First class free to new students. RSVP text 650-303-5515 or email


RSVP email


By way of modern-ancient ritual we will strengthen the teacher-protector part of our selves. RSVP email or text 650-303-5515  

Hope to see you soon.
Take good care of yourself,
get vaccinated.

Tamara Trejo

August 2021

Hello Moon Mothers,

Hope you’re having a blissful summer and returning to social activities that bring you joy. Our open air, lush garden is open to the public and everyone is welcome: however you must be vaccinated to attend gatherings in the Greenhouse.

Thirteen full moons have past since our last full moon ceremony.  It’s time to gather again to honor our divine feminine selves.  Thank you Linda for stepping up to help with the ceremony.  On Sunday August 22nd. 7pm we will gather in the Greenhouse to honor Artemis, the goddess of protection and light. 

Mark your calendar, we have a lot of soul nourishing events planned this month.  

Upcoming events

Saturday August 7th SoulCollage Circle
Sunday August 8th Women’s Drum Circle
Sunday August 15th Lavender Distillation demonstration
Wednesday’s beginning August 18th Yoga in the Greenhouse 
Saturday August 21st Vision Quest
Sunday August 22nd Full Moon Ceremony


You must me vaccinated to attend circles in the Greenhouse




RSVP email or text 650-303-5515  Pay online link




No RSVP necessary, just come and see the ancient method of distilling fresh lavender into essential oil.



 

First class free to new students. RSVP text 650-303-5515 or email



RSVP email





 By way of modern-ancient ritual we will strengthen the teacher-protector part of our selves. RSVP email or text 650-303-5515  

Hope to see you soon.
Take good care of yourself,
get vaccinated.

Tamara Trejo

  

High Summer

Hello Moon Mothers,

After 8 years of leading the Moon Mothers as a nomadic tribe, I found a permanent home for us to put down roots and grow.  Three years ago this month I opened Moon Mothers Nursery and literally began growing. Our offerings now include, New Moon Ceremonies, Art Classes, Retreats, Concerts, Yoga, Fire Dance and even Pop-Up shops in support of local artists. 

Now that we have all been vaccinated against COVID it’s time to return to Full Moon Ceremonies.  But in order for me to return to my practice of gathering the women in honor of the Goddesses on full moon, I need help.  Running the Nursery and orchestrating the many other Moon Mother offerings requires so much of my energy.  If your interested in helping me with full moon ceremonies please email me.

Mark your calendar for our upcoming events.
Saturday July 31st Pop-Up Shop
Saturday August 7th SoulCollage Circle
Sunday August 8th Women’s Drum Circle
Details Below 

*
You must me vaccinated to attend circles in the Greenhouse
*
Space is limited so please RSVP email link or text 650-303-5515 Pay online link


RSVP email or text 650-303-5515  Pay online link

Hope to see you soon.
Take good care of yourself,
get vaccinated.

Sincerely,

Tamara Trejo

Tamara Trejo

 

 


Saturday Morning Vision Quest

RSVP is a must for this event, space is limited. RSVP LINK