Summer Solstice

Hello Moon Mothers,

You’re invited to celebrate Summer Solstice with us.  We have two events planned in honor of the solstice, an inward soul journey and an outward spirited celebration.  You’re welcome to join us for one or both events. Also the ongoing Yoga in the Greenhouse class is coming to an end for the summer on June 23rd.  If you’ve been meaning to experience yoga on the lawn now is the time. Details below.


Yoga in the Greenhouse
Mindful Gentle Stretch
with Jessica Archer
Wednesdays 11am – 12:30am

“Jessica (Young Wise One) is the best yoga instructor I have ever experienced.  You will leave class feeling refreshed, lighter, stronger, more limber, and enlightened.” Tamara Trejo

Cost $30   please RSVP   or text 650-303-5515

Backbend not required.  That’s me just showing off for the camera at full moon yoga gathering.

Summer Solstice Vision Quest
with Amy Sullivan Saturday June 19th. 10:30am to 1pm


RSVP is a must for this gathering RSVP LINK 

Summer Solstice Festival Sunday June 20th. 10am ~ 4pm 

This family friendly event falls on Father’s Day.  Come celebrate in our lush garden and enjoy art, music and fun activities.  We will ring in the Solstice at 3pm with a drum circle led by Drum Priestess Di Onne. Bring your drum or rattle, we have a few drums to loan.

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

Tamara Trejo

Full Moon Yoga

Hello Moon Mothers,

The other day, I witnessed goose bumps and eyes filled with tears after Karin’s question was answered.  We sat to begin our yoga practice, Karin raised her hand and asked if we really needed to wear masks.  I saw Young Wise One Jessica hesitate, so I replied, is there anyone here who has not been vaccinated.  It was a resounding NO. Everyone had been vaccinated so off with the masks.  Oh it felt so good to practice yoga on the lawn without a mask.

Next Wednesday May 26th is full moon.  We will not gather for ceremony but I invite you to join us for yoga in the Greenhouse 11am. 

 
Yoga in the Greenhouse
Mindful Gentle Stretch
with Jessica Archer
Wednesdays 11am – 12:30am

“Jessica (Young Wise One) is the best yoga instructor I have ever experienced.  You will leave class feeling refreshed, lighter, stronger, more limber, and enlightened.” Tamara Trejo

Cost $30   please RSVP   or text 650-303-5515    Pay on line link



That’s me standing on my head with Jessica’s assistance.  It’s not part of our normal practice but it was thrilling. Wednesday’s Full Moon Yoga will be a treat for your body and soul.  Hope you can join us. 

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Alicia Vargas of Sunari Lifestyle
Saturday May 29th 10:00AM ~ 4:00PM 
 

Take good care of yourself, get vaccinated.
See you soon,

Sincerely,

Tamara Trejo

Yoga in the Greenhouse

Yoga in the Greenhouse
Mindful Gentle Stretch
with Jessica Archer
Wednesdays 11am – 12:30am
“Jessica is the best yoga instructor I have ever experienced.  You will leave class feeling refreshed, lighter, stronger, more limber, and enlightened.” Tamara Trejo
 This circle is limited to 6 women   
$30 please RSVP  or text 650-303-5515

Must RSVP for this gathering. email or text 650-303-5515

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Yoga in the Greenhouse
Mindful Gentle stretch
with Jessica Archer
Wednesdays 11am ~ 12:30pm

This circle is limited to 6 women
 $30 please RSVP soon or text 650-303-5515

When the Corona Virus is over, we will return to full moon ceremonies, large gatherings and retreats.  Until then take good care of yourself.

Sincerely,

Tamara Trejo

Open Air Holiday Market

You’re invited to Moon Mothers open air Holiday Market.  This year we are featuring four excellent local artists with beautiful one of a kind offerings, there will be plenty of social distancing space and of course you’ll be among plenty of lush oxygenating plants.  

 Saturday & Sunday November 28th ~ 29th 10am ’til 4pm.  

Earthing

August full moon, I sent an invitation to a solitary personal ceremony, connecting with the living Goddess, Mother Earth. Invitation link  

Below are the experiences of three women who at the same time separately connected deeply to the Mother of us all.


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Linda B Joy

I very much missed the energy of the circle gathering and routine of ritual but did my best to persevere.

Goddess Terra had a message for me:

My breathing is in sync with the tides of the ocean, the waves lapping toward shore

In and out ~ In and out

Cradled in warmth, a loving embrace from Mother

I feel mist. I smell candle wax. I hear the buzzing of the powerlines and the hum of the planet. The creak of a tree.

Mother will you see us through the COVID?

Are you healing as we dry up like a shriveled leaf and return to dirt?

What message do you have for me Goddess Terra?

Feel how you are less stressed? How simplifying and slowing down your life pace has you reconnected and appreciative of life. This life is a way for your soul to experience living. Let go of stress. Be joy. Have joy. Experience joy and abundance through your connection and experience with me (nature).

Thank you living Goddess Mother Earth

Linda B Joy


 

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Mela

I connect to the earth and feel the all-encompassing compassion.

The age of the earth, so apparent in the granite boulders that surround me.

Her ancient wisdom beckons me and I open myself in awe.

The energy flows and I feel myself melting into the boulder that I rest upon.

Our molecular structures merge and I become aware of the vast spaces that make up our atoms.

I ask her about my future, and her loving voice tells me that though there are challenges,

with her strength and love flowing through me, I too can be strong and loving.

I too can be compassionate.


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Kelly H

There is nothing like the pure blissfulness of being soothed by the love of our greatest mother.

I cherish being healed of worry by the wonderful magic of her nourishing sunlight.  I Joyfully celebrate the chirping sounds of birds singing as they dance in her sky.  I respect the earth scent that tickles my nose as her sweet-smelling fragrances wash over me.  I thirst fully drink up the abundance of her calming beauty that envelopes my being.  I can always turn up to her for a divine faithful source of inspiration and creativity.  She nurtures me without fail.  Her passionate energy rises thru me as I reawaken.  My deep breathes slowly mirror her deep truths inside the ground, the sky and me, as I heal.


Beautiful ladies, thank you for sharing your experience.

I wonder if the Moon Mothers tribe will feel safe gathering at the beach for Harvest Moon September 1st.?  Drop me an email to let me know your feelings about gathering at the beach.  email

Stay safe.

Sincerely,

TTconch

Tamara Trejo

 

 

August Full Moon

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Due to the Corona virus, we will not gather for full Moon Ceremony this August. Connecting to Mawu is impossible via Zoom.  Instead, I invite you to create your own personal ceremony to connect with the living Goddess that goes by many names; Gaia, Terra, Mawu, Mother Earth.  We will be energetically tethered together as we engage in personal ritual.  Below is a suggested ritual sequence but feel free to honor Mother in any way that feels comfortable to you.

The full moon is Monday, August 3rd at 8:58am  Moon Mothers tradition is to begin ceremony shortly before sunset on the day of the full moon;  sunset time that day is 8:16pm.

Create a sacred space for yourself outside; close to Mother Earth.  Bring everything you need to be comfortable in your ceremonial space; blankets, sage or incense, candle, headlight, writing journal, water.

Clear your sacred space by burning sage, turn your attention and body to feel the energy of the 7 directions. Silently call in your ancestors and guides to be with you in this time of solitary ceremony as you honor and connect with the living goddess Mother Earth.

Lay yourself down on Mother Earth, get comfortable with blankets and pillow, close your eyes and turn your attention to your breath.  Feel your connection to Mother through your back body and begin to slowly trace your breath from your feet to your crown.  If your mind starts to wonder return to your full body breath, deepening your connection to Mother.  In your minds eye, see your invisible roots from your back body extending down into Mother Earth as you connect to her subtle healing vibration. Notice any body sensations or images that come to you. Stay in this position as long as it feels comfortable.

Slowly turn onto your left side, stretch and return to your full body breath. Visualize your side body roots growing down into Mother Earth.  Ask Mother any questions.  

When you are ready, turn onto your tummy and let your heart connect with Mother Goddess Earth.  Feel your heart beat with hers, breath, notice and feel.  

When you are ready, turn onto your right side, stretch, then snuggle into the fetal position. Rest as long as you need before slowly returning to a sitting position.

While still in this grounded state begin a stream of consciousness writing.  Don’t worry about spelling punctuation , etc., just let your words flow onto the paper.  

Close your solo ceremony by releasing the ancestors and guides you called to be with you.  

Call down the moon.

Will you share your experience with us on our blog?  It is way of being heard and inspire others.  Kind of like in circle speak, but a larger audience.  Even if you created your own Mother Earth ritual we still want to hear about your experience? How do you honor and connect with Goddess Mother Earth?

Just email your writing along with a portrait of yourself.  Writing should be less than three hundred words.  I’ll publish the submissions two days after full moon.

Take good care of yourself,

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Tamara Trejo

Stand

In celebration of Independence Day I posed 3 questions to the Moon Mothers.  What do you stand for?  Who do you stand up for? Whose shoulders do you stand upon?  Five brave woman chose to step up and make their answers public.

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Anne Turley

What do I stand for?  Truth.  I am a spiritual warrior for truth.

Who do you stand up for?  Women and people of color.  Until all are free, none are free.

Whose shoulders do you stand upon?  Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Tamara Trejo, Julia Tindall, Peter McKenna, Louisa Frost, Sallie Knerr, Cherrie Cooper, Lisa Cooper, Robyn Hamilton, Jan King, George Merkert.
That is a long list, I know.  These people have given me vision, courage, forgiveness, welcome, support and adventure.  Without several of them, I would not be alive.  Without others, I wouldn’t understand.  All of them have brought greater love into my life.


 

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Linda B Joy

I find myself with opportunities to standup and examine my truth and some times I don’t even know what my truth is.

I stand for love and happiness, but that sounds trite and cliche. There is so much more I could do. Becoming aware of my own unconscious bias seems a small step.

If I stand on the shoulders of my ancestors, I would be upholding ignorance. The seeds of change are rooted in my children; they teach me so much about injustices and why it matters. I stand for peace and equality.


 

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Shannan Gotchall

I stand for giving space for others to embrace and explore their true self. I stand for empowering people of all ages to be their authentic self. I stand for children learning to be part of their Village. I stand for the Golden Rule.

Who do I stand for? Animals and children. That child that is bullied or pressured by their peer because they’re different and unique. Teaching and modeling how to stand up for each other, creatures and animals of all sizes. Teaching young ones to care for all living things. I stand up for Mother Earth.
Whose shoulders do I stand upon? My mentors shoulders have held me up. Friends and former bosses have witnessed my growth in life along with my career and shown me how to empower others. The new teachers who are learning their own style. My mentors have each created space for me to do what I do, shine brightly. They modeled how to shine as my authentic self and to trust that most people are doing their best.


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Eva

I stand for all my family members, my heritage and our traditions & values which must be carried-on as our bloodline continues.

I stand up for those that need to understand their inherent value is equal to all others.  No matter size, shape, race, sex or color you come into this world with, you are valuable and important.

“Within the Ocean there are countless Individual waves.  These waves rise & fall all the time, day in and day out.  While each wave is unique in many ways from the others they all arise from the same ocean.  They are all unique, beautiful & they are each equal in value to the others”

I stand upon the shoulders of: •my dear & close Friends who provide me with alternative view points, offer insights and show that they value my opinions and feelings. •my parents who I believe did a hell of a good job raising me and have become invaluable as they continue to hold a safe space allowing me to share and bare my soul without concern of any Ridicule or closed minded negative Reaction.


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Tamara Trejo

I stand for Mother Earth; Protecting our ground water and oceans from pollution,  creating natural sacred space and the resurrection of the divine feminine Goddess.

 

I stand up for Workers; independent small farmers, young entrepreneurs, small local businesses and artists making their way in the world.  I do this by providing space for them to sell their products and purchasing their wares.

I stand upon the shoulders of Grant Walters.  No one has ever in my life treated me nicer than he does.  I also stand upon the shoulders of my brave great~grandmother Nora Selston.  She was eight months pregnant when she embarked on a sea voyage to America to make a better life for her family.  She gave birth to my grandmother on the ship in route to the new land.  I never met her, but her fierce DNA resides in me.


It’s always good to know where you stand.

Tamara Trejo

Question

Hello Ladies,

I have a three questions for you.  What do you stand for?  Who do you standup for?  Who’s shoulders do you stand upon? Good questions to ponder this Independence Day Full Moon. In circle we’ve honestly answered these questions out loud many times and our personal answers change from year to year as we grow and change. Being witnessed as we speak our truths is so powerful, it brings strength to our personal knowingness and convictions to our action.

We will not gather on July 4th full moon, but your voice can still be heard by a broader audience.  I’ll post your answers on our blog along with your picture.  Now more than ever it’s time for us to show up with a fiercely peaceful messages of the divine feminine.

Your input is very important to me and will strengthen our tribe. Here’s a link for your response email 


Sonya Jason is hosting a Zoom full moon ceremony, Saturday July 4th. 5:30pm to 7pm


Take good care of yourself.
Sincerely,

TTconch

Tamara Trejo