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:: Moon Guide RetreaT ::

Deepen your personal practice for radiance and renewal

Facilitator Training in Northern California

NOVEMBER 8 to 11, 2019

Now is the time to lead from a deep understanding of cycles and rhythms. This retreat is for passionate teachers, healers, leaders, caregivers, and life-long learners who feel inspired to bring the creative healing practices of THE MOON IS MY CALENDAR into your work in the world.

We are the earth healing herself with guidance from the moon.

Lunar wisdom honors all the phases of inner and outer cycles, and shows us how to trust the process. The moon teaches to replenish our radiance, align with natural rhythms, witness with receptivity, and flow with change for personal and collective transformation.

Do you feel called to deepen your commitment to personal practices that strengthen your radiance and impact? Do you want to gain confidence to share the unique lunar medicine that shines through you?

Join us for four days and three nights on a beautiful and serene, off-grid solar powered, organic fruit and flower farm surrounded by forest near Gualala on the Mendocino Coast.


Learn tools to become a Moon Guide Facilitator, helping others to know their inner and outer cycles more intimately through the practices of the New Moon Calendar Journal.

At this intimate and peaceful retreat you will:

Wake up each morning to sunrise yoga and meditation

Receive the nourishment of three-course organic meals

Connect in community, with the earth, stars, and the elements in nature

Strengthen your personal practices with the New Moon Calendar Journal

Learn four transformational tools for being a Moon Guide including setting seeds of intention

Craft your unique Moon Guide offering and get feedback and support

Explore creating a moon mandala and share ways to facilitate the process for others

Create your own personalized moon map for navigating cycles

Be in silence and in song, listen to the moon and your intuition

Renew your sense of purpose and trust your authentic voice

Together we will shift the tides to restore balance through our connection with the moon, the earth, and healing our own cycles.


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April McMurtry and Sita Rosalie Davis met 20 years ago while working for an international youth organization. They collaborated for many moons as Co-Training Directors of the East Bay Chapter of Amigos de las Americas.

Combined they have over 30 years of teaching experience as workshop leaders, K-8 classroom teachers, and yoga instructors. Read more about our story…

We have held the seed to host a retreat for many, many cycles. Now, on the eve of publishing the 2020 Calendar Journal, we are excited for you to join us as the vision sprouts and bears fruit!



I knew right away when I saw your offering that I wanted to participate... I was certain when I really heard you speak to the freedom we each have to experience the moon in our own way - that’s when I knew I could dive in deeper with you.
April is so thoughtful in her approach and provides a wonderful foundation of teachings that appeal to all learning senses. Everything she presents is done with such genuine care and creativity.
— Dinah, Moon Guide
Sita is loving, thoughtful and non-judgmental... She found ingenious ways to help me overcome my resistance to starting a regular yoga practice, and has helped me gain more self-acceptance.
— Yael, Yoga Therapy Client


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The Moon Guide Retreat is held on an off-grid, organic fruit and flower farm surrounded by forest on the stunning Mendocino Coast. There are three private rooms and three shared rooms with comfortable wood fired stoves to heat the houses. The three beautiful hand made bathrooms with slate and travertine feature a soaking tub and a walk in shower. The whole farmhouse is build from wood milled from trees on the permaculture farm homestead.


All of our delicious meals will be ceremoniously prepared with love by Two Mamacitas Pop Up Kitchen and with your emotional and physical healing and well-being in mind. Meals are all gluten-free, locally sourced, always non-GMO, pesticide free, and organic when available. Most dietary needs can be accommodated with advanced notice.



The Moon Guide Facilitator Retreat includes lodging, all meals and activities, as well as the additional bonuses listed below. Take the leap and reserve your space today. There are three private rooms and three shared rooms.


Retreat cost includeS

  • Sunrise Yoga and Meditation

  • Morning and Afternoon Interactive and Reflective Workshops

  • Evening Circles

  • Materials and Instruction

  • Lodging for four days and three nights at Farm Stay 3hrs north of San Francisco

  • Time to Connect in Nature under the Stars

  • All Nourishing Meals: Three dinners, two lunches, and three breakfasts

Not included: Transportation to and from retreat site




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8 New Moon Calendar Journals for 2020 ($250 value)

Discount for the online Facilitator Training Course in early 2020 ($497 value)

Access to Wholesale price on bulk calendars

A first-edition printed Moon Guide handbook

One follow-up 1:1 session after the retreat for your personal or professional practice (up to 2 hours with Sita or April $180 value)

BE A PART OF THIS MOVEMENT TO LEAD from a deep understanding of cycles and rhythms


Currently ONE space left

ALIGN :: to love, open, learn, unfold, serve, sing, dance, flow

ALINEAR :: amar, abrir, aprender, desplegar, servir, cantar, danzar, fluir



MOON GUIDE Retreat Itinerary SAMPLE

Friday evening 

4 pm - 6 pm Arrival and Check-in

6 pm Dinner (All meals provided by Two Mamacitas Pop Up Kitchen)

8 pm Evening Circle


7 am Morning Yoga and Meditation

8 am Breakfast

9:30 am Opening Circle and Morning Workshop

12 pm Lunch

Free Time

3 pm Afternoon Workshops + Moon Calendars + Personal Practice

6 pm Dinner 

8 pm Evening Circle and Orienting to the Moon


7am Morning Yoga and Meditation

8 am Breakfast

9:30 am Morning Workshops + Mandalas + 4 MOON Tools

12 pm Lunch

2 pm Afternoon Workshops + Integration + Craft your Offering

6 pm Dinner

8 pm Evening Circle followed by Fire Ceremony


7 am Community Lead Yoga and Movement

8 am Breakfast

9:30 am Closing Circle + Sharing Wisdom

Check out 11 am

Contact or with inquiries.


Is this retreat only for self-identifying women? Yes, we welcome womxn of all backgrounds and ages 18+.

I am deeply called to attend, but I don’t have the financial resources to pay. There are two reduced cost spaces available as well as a payment plan, contact April or Sita for more info.

Is it okay if I haven’t charted consistently on the New Moon Calendar Journal? If you are committed to deepening your personal practice and connecting with the lunar cycle, then yes - this retreat is for you.

I am not an artist and have not felt confident about expressing myself visually in the calendar. Will this retreat help? Yes, we will spend time connecting with our intuition to awaken the inner creative voice. We will focus on the process and intention rather than how the final result looks.

I don’t have a car and I see that there isn’t direct public transportation to the retreat site. What do you recommend? Consider renting or borrowing a vehicle. It is a beautiful drive along the coast about 3hrs north of San Francisco. There is a bus from Santa Rosa ( although this option could add several hours to the trip.

Is this retreat only for people who have a menstrual cycle? No, connecting with the moon is for every body regardless of whether you bleed or not. We will touch on the inner cycle and seasons of menstruation - however this is not the primary focus.

I’m not sure if I want to be a moon guide for others, but I do want to deepen my practice. If you feel the call to be a part of this intimate circle, we welcome you! You can always contact us with questions.

Are alcohol, drugs or plant medicine allowed? No, not at this retreat.

What if this retreat fills up before I register, will you be holding another one in the near future? By 2021 we plan to hold quarterly retreats, one for each season of the year. We’ll announce the dates in the coming months.