April Miller McMurtry is a visual artist, educator, and creative lunar coach. Her work reflects her passion for nature-based cycles, personal mythologies, and symbolism. April has fifteen years experience working in education as a classroom teacher, workshop facilitator and program coordinator at home and abroad.
April's formal education includes a B.A. in Art History from UC Santa Cruz and an M.A. in Teaching from SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, VT. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a mother of two daughters.
The New Moon Calendar/Journal, was born out of a vision to create a beautiful and simple tool for women to connect with their physical, emotional, and creative selves within the context of the phases of the moon.
If you would like support accessing the wisdom of the moon in your life, contact April for a Moon Tracking Consultation.
Visionary LUNAR COLLABORATORS
Sita and I initially met while working with an international youth leadership organization. This was many years before we became mothers and began gathering on the new moon to set intentions and support each others growth and transformation.
Sunday mornings she and I shared the practice of Adi Yoga at what was the beautiful sanctuary of Yoga Mandala in Berkeley, CA. As Sita later completed her training as Yoga Therapist at the Niroga Institute, she saw me for two sessions and gave me life-changing practices that I continue to this day. Sita creates incredible space for healing, and helps me come home to myself.
Sita also supported me during the labor and childbirth of my second daughter, Daphne Luna, with the nourishment of bone broth, mantra and sisterhood. Two years later Sita became the creative midwife for the New Moon Calendar/Journal. She has helped to hold the growing vision of this project and collaborate on the content. This is a tool we use in our personal practices and as we co-facilitate Moving with the Moon workshops. You can learn more about Sita Davis and her beautiful work here.
The moon brought Kristina and I together, or so it seems! The day after Winter Solstice in 2015, she invited me to meet for tea after she had ordered a calendar and realized we both lived in the Bay Area. Little did I know that we would be soon find ourselves on an epic road trip to a New Moon Temple in Topanga Canyon.
Kristina introduced me to what it means to be a lunar mystic in everyday life. She is a gifted guide and healer with keen discernment and intuition. The wisdom she shares is rooted in natural cycles and the Blood Mysteries, women's cycles of empowerment & transformation.
Our initial conversations and moonstorming lead to the vision of collaborating on the course: Embody Your Lunar Rhythms. Working together is a joy, as we wax poetic on the moon and discover new layers and dimensions of insight.