Emerging Space Greenhouse

inside Pardini’s Nursery

410 Prospect Way

Half Moon Bay Harbor

Marry Your Muse

Making a lasting commitment to your creativity

by Jan Phillips 


Book Club

Thursday Mornings 10:30am to 12:30pm Starting 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 

Full Moon Ceremony

Friday April 19th, 7pm

Dedicated to Ixchel Mayan Medicine Woman


On this night we will embrace, remember and own our personal healing power, by way of Wisdom Wand creations.

All supplies will be provided.


Wisdom Wands

We will gather on the grass in the Greenhouse. Please bring a blanket or two.

Please RSVP

  email or text (650) 303-5515



Saturday April 20th 2 ~ 4pm
with Fiber Artist

Dr. Mary Baxter

Bring your own stitching project – sew, knit, crochet, weave, spin, whatever your stitch is.


“This painting by artist Jade Leyva really shows the role stitching has in my life.”                    Dr. Mary Baxter


Cards with this image will be available for purchase at our gathering.

This gathering is free – purchasing a plant or two from the nursery is encouraged.

Please RSVP  email


Beautiful Botanicals Facial Workshop

~ presented by ~ Suzanne Elliott, Herbalist

Saturday, April 27th 10:30am – 1:30pm


Join me for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation, enjoying a decadent herbal facial for your body and soul!

We will learn to make a fabulous array of lovely skin care products and the art of giving one’s self a natural facial at home!

~ A cauldron filled with assorted herbs and flowers gathered from my cottage garden will be our facial steam

~ followed by a soothing scrub and luscious honey mask

~ finishing with a cooling vinegar water and delicate moisturizing floral oil

~ leaving your skin glowing and refreshed!

$75.00  Enjoy herbal tea Take home recipes and samples

Click here to register


SoulCollage® Circle

Saturday May 4th 10:30am to 1pm



It’s by honoring and naming each of our parts that we become a new whole”           

~Seena B. Frost

We will gather to intuitively create SoulCollage® cards that will reveal the many, powerful parts of ourselves; Cards that speak of our truest soul essences; Cards that speak of our love & dreams. This process is a way of giving visual credence to who we really are, who we have been and who we will become. In this gathering we will also do Readings. All the answers you seek are in the cards.   

No previous experience necessary. All supplies will be provided. Women only.

 If you have made SoulCollage® cards in the past, please bring your cards.

You choose offering Sliding Scale $25 ~ $50

RSVP email  or text 650- 303-5515

Sincerely, Tamara Trejo

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




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