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New Moon Festival | a 4-day All-Inclusive Retreat in Yosemite

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Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort

6979 Highway 140

Midpines, CA 95345

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Watch the 2017 recap here. Learn more about the festival here.

WHAT is the New Moon Festival?

Join us for the 2018 New Moon Festival - Yosemite Edition. This all-inclusive retreat into one of the most serene landscapes on earth brings together 150 influencers from around the world to DISCOVER the majesty of nature, to EMBRACE the gifts and lessons in every moment, and to embody PRESENCE as the ultimate contribution. They say that each new moon is a time for renewal of energy and purpose - the New Moon Festival is the space for precisely that.

We have created the ultimate restorative experience by bringing together expert practitioners, healers, adventurers and leaders to guide guests through a transformative weekend set against the backdrop of Yosemite's breathtaking natural beauty. Emerge from the New Moon Festival feeling rejuvenated and empowered by a tribe of diverse game-changers striving to bring out the best in ourselves, and in turn, humanity.


October 18-21, 2018


Midpines, California at an intimate, rustic mountain resort

WHAT'S INCLUDED (tickets start @ $399)

  • Lodging for 3 nights

    • get a clean and comfortable lodging experience with great amenities

  • World class meals for three days

    • Meals designed by our lead chef (formerly from Esalen Institute)

  • All-access to amazing workshops & activities, including Bodywork


Healing Experiences

Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony

Ecstatic Dance

Meditation: Buddhist, Tao, Vipassana

Sound Healing

Sexcrafting Workshops

Tantra Workshop

Cacao Ceremony

Shamanic Vocalist Workshop

Shamanic Rituals


Acro Yoga

Non-Sexual Intimate Snuggle Party

Experiential Learning

Intro to Thai Massage Training

Yoga - Vinyasa, Gentle Flow, Yin

Adventure Experiences




Everything that Yosemite has to offer!

Healing Sanctuary

Natural Spring fed Hot tub



Thai Massage



Dude Skywalker

Escatic Dance DJ TBA!

Live Music


Arthur Levitan - California Tao

Tao Master Arthur has 25 years of practice and teaching that create fundamental and lasting changes--unlocking new levels of living, success, and growth. He incorporates ancient wisdom with cutting-edge science into his teachings. He has been recognized and ordained by Grandmaster Zhang Ming Xin of the oldest continuously operating Taoist temple in the world at Qingcheng Mountain in Chengdu, China.

Jordan Blake - Sound Healing

Jordan works as a Sound Channeler at Orion Center for Sound Healing and a Sound Healer at Human Light Ship. He studied at the California Institute of Integral Studies and World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts.

Dude Skywalker - DJ

Miami natives Sam Plessett, Alex Borges and Fabio Galarce are the brainchildren behind Dude Skywalker; an avant-garde musical project delving into the cosmic side of dance floor & lounge music. The Dude Abides.

Sam Sebastian, Sarah Murray, Arthur & Adele Levitan and more.


The lead organizer and co-founder of New Moon Yosemite is Ari Kalfayan, an event professional with over a decade of experience creating unique experiences such as Disco Chateau and Startup and Tech Mixer.

Wellness Director and co-founder, Sam Sebastian, has been studying healing arts modalities for over a decade. He draws his inspiration for New Moon from his experiences of living & studying at Esalen Institute, volunteering at Kalani Oceanside retreat, and from his current training in the Hakomi Method.

Event producer, Tim Felkner, has thrown hundreds of events through Feastly, an online platform for chefs to throw dinner parties. He earned his chops opening restaurants in SF (Zero Zero, Oro, Credo) and loves outdoor adventure as much as he loves yoga & meditation, which is why he's helping to organize New Moon.

Marketing Director, Milana Lostica, has been a creative marketing & brand strategist for nearly a decade. She has worked with clients ranging from entrepreneurs & artists to start-ups to well-established brands since 2010.

Production lead, Sam Costigan, has a background in mechanical engineering and is currently working for lighting company Symmetry Labs helping design, fabricate, and install custom lighting fixtures and installations across the country. He is very passionate about festivals and how they can inspire and bring people together. He is excited to help create an amazing and unique experience at New Moon.

*To ensure the quality of the event, tickets are non-refundable. Tickets can be transferred to other buyers and we strongly encourage attendees to check your calendars carefully before purchasing a festival pass.

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