Women have traditionally gathered to welcome the new moon/new Hebrew month together for the holiday that falls at this time. The holiday, called Rosh Hodesh (literally "head of the month") will be a time for opening our hearts through song, reflection, and community.
This month we'll be joined by guest teacher Alaura O'Dell. Alaura will offer writing prompts focusing on women’s spirituality and the New Moon. See her wonderful bio below.
Connect to yourself, the Source of All, and the unique qualities of this particular new moon cycle. We look forward to celebrating the new moon with you!
6:00 Set up & Snacks
Bring a non-meat snack to share, and an item from nature for our altar
6:30-9 New Moon time!
Register here. Discount for advance registration (two days prior). No one turned away for lack of funds.
~ A favorite journal
~ A favorite pen
(We will have pens and paper available for those who don't bring one).
We'll be at Yoga Studio Ganesha. You can access the yoga studio from the Sebastopol plaza where the farmer's market takes place. Stand with Gaijin Ramen on your left, Whole Foods on your right, and you'll see it straight ahead.
We look forward to starting the new moon cycle/month with you!
Alaura O’Dell is an interdisciplinary artist who has been working as an artist, full-time, for most of her adult life. She spent ten years performing and traveling the world with the British avant-garde collective, Psychic TV. O’Dell was born in London in 1963, witnessing many historic events in the last fifty years, many revealed in her memoir. O’Dell facilitates a women’s writing class, Women, Spirit and Story, where women are held in a safe container to share their profound stories.
O’Dell went to Camberwell Art College in London, however she did not pursue her BA until 2013, when she completed her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus on Social Justice. After graduating she applied for an MFA in Creative Writing at California Institute of Integral Studies, where she is currently an MFA candidate in her last semester. She is working on a novel and a memoir. She mainly writes creative non-fiction, although her novel is a work of fiction based on true events. O’Dell’s work has been published as song lyrics, liner notes, including essays, as sleeve notes on recordings by the band Psychic TV, who were in the Guinness Book of Records for releasing the most amount of recordings in one year; many of these recordings were released with her lyrics and essays. She has also been published in Mainline Lady, Shaman Woman: Women Writing on the Psychedelic Experience; she wrote about the powerful experience of having a home birth with her daughter, who was born in the home she was conceived, and was an undiagnosed breach birth. O’Dell wrote, “My psychedelic experience was birth, such a profound life changing experience.” She is currently co-editor of the Bay Area Publication, Mission At Tenth. The publication is distributed internationally. For more information and full resume visit: alaurao.com