New Moon Women’s Retreat, The Oracle Session

In Blog by Trisha McBride



BEDDING: If you are sleeping in a bed, just pack a pillow and your favorite cozy blanket.  If you are “carpet camping” bring your moderate bedding… sleeping bag and whatever else you need to rest well on the floor.  There is limited space in our home for the weekend so please do not over pack.

CLOTHINHG: Lets talk shoes … pack a weather proof boot or shoe.  We will be around the fire outdoors and it may or may not snow.  Pack a pair of flip flops to run from the house. to the pool in. we will be taking our shoes off in the house, so make it easy on yourself.  A warm slipper is good to run around the house in. Pack a warm robe, a towel, a warm coat and gloves hat etc.  You will want to wear some layers for yoga – movement so you can strip down if you get overheated.

YOGA GEAR:  Please bring your yoga mat and a block or two (if you got em) and a blanket.  I like a versatile blanket, a good example is a  Mexican blanket.  This will be good to use in restorative yoga and to curl up in.  Bring and eye pillow or something you can cover your eyes with to go deep. Bring a water bottle and a your own coffee cup xoxo

DIVINATION TOOLS: Be sure to bring a journal,  a pen that will easily write,  and a pendulum.

NEW MOON TOOLS:  We will be transmuting old energies and planting  new seeds during this new moon and solar eclipse.  Be thinking about what you are ready to let go of in the fire.  Also be thinking about what you will be planting and calling in over this new moon.  If you have something you would like to burn in the fire to assist this work, also be thinking on that. “A Solar Eclipse is a turbo-charged New Moon. Generally New Moon rituals are perfect for planting new seeds and starting afresh. We are essentially working on the blank canvas of the dark moon where our ideas can gestate in the new moon soil. But with an Eclipse, the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth therefore interrupting the flow of energy and causing disruption. It breaks our habitual behaviour and gives us a kind of cosmic reboot.”  For more info on the new moon solar eclipse be sure you read the blog I posted



THE WORK: We will be diving deep into this new moon and solar eclipse, which means curbing our alcohol consumption.  Wine ONLY will be welcome at dinner and at no other time during this retreat.  Creating a scared space takes the willingness and mindfulness of every person involved.  I am asking every retreat attendee to only consume two moderate glasses of wine maximum at dinner.  Consuming too much alcohol can really lower the groups vibration.   This is a golden opportunity for all of us to truly step into this healing work, full body, heart and soul.  Keeping the space sacred and clear is the goal.    If you would like to bring a bottle to share at dinner, please feel free, thank you so much.

I am honored to be leading you into this high vibrational work at this auspicious time astrologically.   I just want to personally thank all of you for taking the leap and signing up for this retreat, what a potent magical time to gather.  I am over the moon about this co creating with all of you.   It will be short, like a shot in the dark, potent, explosive and deeply nurturing.   Use this week leading up to retreat wisely. Prepare yourself by staying grounded and eating clean, getting enough rest, drinking tons of clean water and most importantly, steering clear of negative energies.  Meditate on your personal work that you will be doing during retreat.  This way, all of us will be ready to GO and we can truly bring this collective energy to the next level.



 Friday, February 24th, 5pm ARRIVAL:

You are welcome to arrive at 5pm on Friday.  If you can’t make it by 5 thats ok, we will see you when you get there.  We are located at Aura Soma Lava, the Conference Center will be our home for the weekend. Address196 Main St, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246 Phone(208) 776-5800

7:30pm: DINNER on Friday, if you can’t make dinner we will save you some.  Orientation will be held over dinner.

8:45 – 9:45pm: Meditation and Restore

10-11pm: swim and soak option. Lights out by 11pm

Saturday, February 25th  

7:30am: coffee and nibbles

8-9am:  WAKE AND DANCE … Sun Salutations – Moon Salutations

9:15 – 10am BREAKFAST


 12:30pm: – 1:30pm LUNCH
1:30 – 3:30pm: CHINESE MEDICINE WORKSHOP with Melissa Zappa
3:30-5pm: FREE TIME
5:15 – 7:15pm CORE & RESTORE W/ AUTOMATIC WRITING with Trisha
7:30pm DINNER + discussion
10-11pm FREE TIME
Sunday, February 26th  NEW MOON+ SOLAR ECLIPSE
7:30 – 8:30am: SLOW MOVING Sun Salutations + Moon Salutations with Trisha
8:30-9am BREAKFAST
NOON – 3: After check out, I will be headed up the street to the public hot springs to soak and integrate the new moon energy.  All of you are welcome to join and we take some quiet time in the deeply nurturing public pools.  I was hoping to get a group rate for all of us to enter in on discount, yet they do not offer group rates on the weekends.  The cost for adults is $8- Hoping you will join me for this last soak.