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Shakti Sessions: Women's New Moon Circle

A ritual to honor our changing lives.

The new moon is always a time to seek clarity and adjust our internal compass.  Through gentle asana and breath we go inward to quiet the mind. Then with the questions and insights that percolate to the surface of our psyche we set an intention for our month.

Each cycle of the moon offers the chance to begin again; to get clear on why we are here and what matters most in our life. It is also a time to honor and appreciate the turning of the year. We begin by coming into our body- the fertile ground of the feminine, through a balancing and restorative candle-lit yoga practice aimed at releasing tension. The yoga practice is followed by an extra-long essential-oil infused savasana. (And just so you are aware- there will also be sage and natural sandalwood, copal and/or cedar burned- to honor this month's element of air).  Together, following savasana, we will help each other clarify our intentions for the upcoming moon, and then we will gather to set our intention for growth.

*NEW MOON* in Aquarius, the water bearer. She brings forth a cleansing, the fresh winds blowing heralding change ahead.  We re-focus our vision and open up to the yielding energies of her deep and penetrating truths. That’s where the gold lies. Tap the source to access our original fount. With vision and focus we can let it flow.- and into the year of the yin fire rooster.-  the fabulous and flamboyant sign of the Fire Rooster, whose virtues of righteousness, perseverance and transparency reign.


Note: This event is just about at max. If you'd like to attend email


  • In the days leading up to the ceremony pay attention to what areas of your life you're ready to attend to: projects you're ready to create, relationships you're ready to reinvent, etc. 
  • Wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat if you have one.
  • If you'd like to bring something for the alter you are welcome to (you will take the item when you leave). This could be something that represents the changes you've been seeing in the natural world, a quality you've been recognizing and appreciating in people recently, something that symbolizes a direction of growth- like a totem animal, or simply a piece of paper with a few words or notes jotted down.


Earlier Event: January 6
Winter Sādhanā
Later Event: February 11
Shakti Sessions: Full-moon flow