Moon Mothers Nursery

Happy New Year

After a long winter rest, I will open the Nursery this Saturday January 11th 10am.

A few weeks ago I trimmed back all the Nursery plants and set them to Winter rest.  Within a few weeks they have started blooming again. Winter only last for a blink in Half Moon Bay.


We have planned some soul nourishing events for January.

You’re invited
Spirit~Quest Collage Circle
Saturday January 18th 10:30am ~ 1pm

“What if we’re all meant to do what we secretly dream?
“What would you ask if you knew you could have anything?”
                                                                     Jena Stanfield

To celebrate this new year of infinite potential, we will gather to create a Spirit-Quest Collage. The richness of 2020 will be revealed. Your creation will give voice to vague whisperings and expand them into clear focus. With Sage wisdom, you will intuitively create a treasure map of divine direction. It will be a visual guide to the abundance that is your birthright. This creation will become a power source of faith throughout the year. It will show you where to focus your energy. It will provide confidence to proceed on the path of your dreams with ease and grace through darkness and storms. This Spirit-Quest Collage will hold tomorrow’s gifts that await you.

What magnificence awaits you in 2020?
What will empower you to rise to your highest calling?
What will make your spirit soar?
What actions will best soothe your soul?
What will bring you the most joy?
What new pleasures, adventures and skills will you discover in this new year?

The universe has placed so many new prizes just out of your sight. In this gathering we will listen to the silent megaphone of the Goddess and create a visual looking-glass, a Collage of knowingness.  $40 includes all supplies  RSVP 

Sacred Scriveners

A women’s creative writing circle to empower your muse~inspired words

Facilitated By Teresa Brown

Thursday mornings 10:30am ~ 12:30 pm

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Do you desire Spirit to flow into your written words? Then consider this circle… We share our work in a sacred way, help midwife each others’ soul work, and sip tea. Meet for 6 weeks to… enliven your writing process, share what flows from your creative wells, and empower the way you work with words. The circle is structured to honor the sacred, listen with heart, and provide the feedback you want with compassion and  honesty.  A unique companion for any of your writing processes and goals.

Pre-Registration Required $120 for 6 weeks

RSVP Teresa text 415-533-1124 or email

Closing Time

Alone, with hundreds of plants I closed our sacred nursery for the year. In silent ritual I sprinkled tiny grass seeds on the greenhouse lawn giving thanks to the green carpet that has supported so many divine circles this year.  Cutting back the last spent greenery on the hydrangeas and peonies, felt like bathing my babies before putting them to bed. Tucking the wee ones close together to keep them warm and secure from wind and cold I silently said, “time to rest dear little plants.  Thank you for shining so brightly for our guests, you filled our sacred space with oxygen, beauty, and peace.  Your work is done for the year.  Let the limited sun light energy seep into your core and roots to sustain you in this time of rest.”

goddess light

Lightly I stepped outside, closed the outer gate and exhaled deeply as I turned the key to lock.  My work at the Nursery was done for this year.  To tell the truth, being the custodian of that sacred land is a lot of hard physical work and I love it.  Moon Mothers Nursery inspires me to create beauty.  It is a sanctuary for Healing Art teachers to facilitate unique art circles.  It’s home to an elusive garter snake, beautiful red fox and lots of birds.  As I drove home I imagined the animals having a solstice party while the humans are away.

As I write this blog entry I feel a new sense of place, my home.  The place of my comfortable bed, sweet husband and two purring cats.  Like the plants at the nursery I’ll send my energy to my roots as I prepare my home to receive my family and real close friends.  Mindful of the natural slow rhythm of this time of the year, I will rest a lot.

Hope you all do too.


Tamara Trejo

Upcoming Events

Practical Intuition Workshop

Saturday, April 13th      10:30 AM – 1 PM


With Dr. Mary Baxter

In this workshop you will learn methods to free your mind so that you can tell the difference between what is true and what is false.  Seriously.  Not only is this possible, it is essential for the development of your intuitive abilities.  I call this Practical Intuition.  This is a hands-on, experiential workshop.

You will learn:

  • What intuition is and how and why it works.

  • How to use Muscle Testing.

  • How to use Pendulum Dowsing.

  • Basics of Questions, Statements & Lists

What workshop participants are saying:

Your class was just what I needed to resume trusting myself more.  With deep gratitude,” Donna

That was a fascinating class today.  Thank you for letting me indulge my curiosity!”  Maggie

Workshop fee:  $45

Includes You & a Friend and all materials:

Pendulum & book, Getting Started with Your Pendulum


Second Sunday Music in the Greenhouse

jennifer berezan

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. Her intense and personal approach to music as a transforming experience has brought her strong rapport with audiences from small clubs to large festivals throughout North America and Europe. Her ground breaking work as a recording artist and teacher has established her as a leading voice in the field of music and healing and she is an acclaimed producer of large scale multi-cultural ecstatic musical events. She teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco in the department of Philosophy and Religion. Her on-going class (since 1997) is entitled “the Healing Ecstasy of Sound” and explores music as a spiritual practice from a wide range of cross cultural, traditional and contemporary perspectives.

We are so happy and honored to host Jennifer Berezan’s intimate concert in our Emerging Space Greenhouse.  Please join us for a soul nourishing afternoon of divine music on the lawn.  Sunday April 14th, 2pm ~ 4pm  Tickets $25

Here’s a link to learn more about this incredible singer/songwriter. Edge of Wonder


Marry Your Muse

Making a lasting commitment to your creativity

by Jan Phillips 


Book Club

Thursday Mornings 10:30am to 12:30pm   Begins April 18th.

Our last gathering will be on Friday May 24th 4:30pm Jan Phillips will join us on that day.

Emerging Space Greenhouse inside Pardini’s Nursery 401 Prospect Way Half Moon Bay Harbor

Working and would-be writers, photographers, painters, journal keepers, sculptors, musicians, poets, and creative folk in every field will find inspiration and practical suggestions in this joyous book. This complete course in creative expression is based on Jan Phillips’ smash “Marry Your Muse” workshops, and was chosen a Ben Franklin Award gold medal winner for 1997.

In Part One, the stirring affirmations of The Artist’s Creed empower us to become more confident and productive. In Part Two, anecdotes, photographs, quotations to ponder, fun and effective exercises help us discover a deep and satisfying form of self-expression. In Part Three, the heartful stories of working artists inspire us to fall in love with the artist within

This book has had the greatest influence on me as an artist.  I read it 20 years ago and still live by many of Jan’s teachings.  After reading Marry your Muse I knew I had to meet the author.  I sent her a request for a meeting and she agreed.  My friend Giselle and I drove to San Diego and spent the day with her.  What I found out on that day is she is truly a prophet, smart, quick, kind and understanding.  Since then I have attended many of her retreats and am always inspired and motivated by this divine woman.

Cost $90  Please RSVP soon email or text 650-303-5515

You can buy the book on amazon 



Divining the Body

Turning the Wisdom of Our Cells into Words and Stories

Full Day Retreat Saturday, May 25th 10:30am to 5pm


Facilitated by Jan Phillips

Jan Phillips is a visionary thought leader, award-winning author and dynamic speaker. She is co-founder and executive director of the Livingkindness Foundation.

Jan has worked in 23 countries presenting keynotes, workshops, and retreats. She creates a unique multi-sensory experience, weaving humor, storytelling, video and music to inspire and ignite insights for life-changing action. Jan shows people how to access their wisdom, activate their creative energy and communicate with passion and power.

Her books include:

 Books: No Ordinary Time, Creativity Unzipped, Finding the On-Ramp to Your Spiritual Path, The Art of Original Thinking-The Making of a Thought Leader, Divining the Body, Marry Your Muse, God is at Eye Level, Making Peace, A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind .


Your body is a satellite dish for Mind-at-Large. You are a receptor for pure intelligence and information pours into you through every sense with every experience. Whether you tune into this or not is up to you. Emily Dickinson did and she left behind a cache of 1800 poems. What might be possible for you if you learned how to translate your body’s language into prose, poetry, story?

There are a few access roads into our bodies’ knowing, but most of them require silence, discipline, commitment. If we come to the table with resolve and determination, the work is effortless and transforming. Once we begin, we come to see the events of our lives as carriers of wisdom, maps to the Promised Land. The rubble of our lives—the tragedies and turbulence, the breakdowns  and embarrassments—shapeshift into signposts that point you home.

This workshop uses writing, images, poetry and stories to stimulate our senses and
awaken our imaginations. From there, all heaven breaks loose. Memories resurrect,
details surface, and dualities are resolved as we discover that every experience we lived
through happened FOR us as well as TO us. Come join us as we find our way into our
own body’s wisdom.

Cost $140 lunch will be provided.  Register


Below are links to Jan’s websites

No matter what our attempts to inform, it is our ability to inspire that will turn the tides. from Marry Your Muse