:: OUR STORY ::
April McMurtry is the founder of THE MOON IS MY CALENDAR and creatress of the New Moon Calendar Journal. She is also a visual artist, mama, kundalini yoga teacher, and creative lunar guide.
THE MOON IS MY CALENDAR was born in the nest of the new moon gatherings April and Sita began ten years ago during the early days of motherhood. The seeds of this practice came from the desire to connect more deeply with inner and outer cycles, and to know the Self in relationship with the Earth and the cosmos.
April and Sita met two decades 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.
What began as intimate New Moon gatherings to share the moon’s medicine by planting seeds of intention, witnessing, reflecting, and creating mandalas - became a powerful anchor through the ebb and flow of life’s tides.
On this journey we discovered that knowing the rhythm of the moon guides us to see old habits and patterns more clearly. This awareness supports shifts away from burn-out and towards radiant wellbeing and authentic expression.
To hold space for this sacred practice April created the New Moon Calendar Journal with the collaboration and support of her husband Jake and Sita. It soon became clear that the benefits of this tool and practice were meant to reach far beyond our living rooms, and so THE MOON IS MY CALENDAR was born.
The first New Moon Calendar Journal was self-published on the Winter Solstice of 2014 and has grown exponentially from there. It has helped more than a thousand incredible people like you connect with the physical, emotional, spiritual, and creative self within the context of the phases of the moon.
What started as a shared personal practice of intention setting and charting our experience with the moon - is now available as a tool for individuals and groups.
May the practice of connecting with the moon help us align with the wisdom of cycles for healing on this beautiful Earth!