Moon Ceremonies

Rediscover. Live. Rhythm.

Shelly Burton hosts monthly moon ceremonies, which are designed to set your spirit free and centre you in your heart.

Offerings include crystal bowl sound baths, channeled wisdom, African drumming, medicine dance, manifestation exercises and high vibration energy healing. They are a time of community connection, sharing, and building intentions for change. We laugh, dance barefoot, soak in wisdom and live in our hearts. We support each other. Together, we are more powerful than alone.

These ceremonies help you align with lunar cycles and earth rhythms. They are a bridge between ancient traditions and modern ways. They represent a gateway for harnessing the powerful energies of the moon to create positive shifts within you and the wider world. Together, we are reborn, as we allow our beautiful essence through, and live the expression of it.


Why COMMUNE ON the New + Full Moon?

New and full moons are times of heightened emotion. This is because of the interconnected nature of the moon, water and our emotions. Full and new moons exert a stronger gravitational pull on the waters of our planet to create higher tides. Our bodies are mostly water and in many Native American traditions, water is associated with the emotional body. The full and new moons can therefore can be said to exert a stronger pull on our emotions.

When this happens, fear, sadness, anxiety, anger and more can rise to the surface to release. The ceremonies are an opportunity to connect in community, and transmute the emotions being felt into ones that feel good! We move forward feeling lighter, supported and empowered on our life path.

Vibrational Care

Tracking the moon is one of the oldest ways of keeping time. Celebrating the passing season with the moon can help us mentally and emotionally prepare for the weather ahead. Whether it’s taking the time to rest and goal set on the new moon, or to gather in community, heal, and celebrate on the full moon, moon ceremonies help us stay in sync with our Earth Mother.

Healing with the moon cycles also helps us make time to listen to our intuitive selves. It allows us to dive into the depths of what we need, and let our inner wisdom speak to us. It is a time of harnessing and growing our feminine nature — whether you are male or female, we each have a feminine side. This is especially important in the times we are in, as honouring women in the world starts with honouring our inner feminine.

Furthermore, we work in a society that is largely rational and left brained. Celebrating moon cycles is a great way to give your rational mind a break, and re-open your feeling centres that easily get shut down in busy cities, where people have very little personal space.

Taking time to listen inwards on the new and full moon will amplify your healing journey and deepen your connection to your body’s wisdom. By syncing with planetary rhythms we can find our own rhythm of self-care.

New Moon

The new moon marks the beginning of a lunar cycle. This dark phase is a time to go inwards and set intentions for the coming weeks.

Full Moon

Full moons are a wonderful time to review this progress, and be in gratitude for the changes that have come. Grandmother moon shines her light on our subconscious…the hidden parts of our selves. These shadow parts ask to be loved felt and loved so they can heal. We lighten up with the moon.

Learn more about how the full moon can affect you + what you can do about it



Shelly Burton

Shelly Burton, energy medicine woman and medical anthropologist, will guide you through monthly full moon ceremonies.

Shelly is the creative visionary behind Samhara Energy Medicine. She believes the human spirit can triumph all adversity and advocates for a global reawakening to the wisdom of the body.

Shelly holds a Masters in Medical Anthropology from Oxford University and an Honours B.Sc. in Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph. Her Samhara Energy Medicine™ system is recognized by the Canadian Examining Board of Healthcare Practitioners, the Canadian Reiki Association, and the City of Toronto. She is a highly sought after practitioner who has hosted workshops at the prestigious Soho Farmhouse in the UK, and has a cast of worldwide clients from New York to Los Angeles, London to Paris.



Our events often feature carefully selected guest artists, who gift a unique musical touch to the evening. It also includes Samhara Reiki Practitioners who anchor healing energy and are there to support you through any emotional release. Your senses will be delighted by the richness our team offers, as you dive into the depths of your soul and deepen your connection to gentleness, love and community.

[Medicine Dance is] a performance for the Gods.
— Emmanuel Jal, Former child soldier, acclaimed music artist & peace ambassador
Full, new, or eclipsed, there is always an energy associated with the waxing and waning of the night’s bright light.

The full moons are a perfect time to release the old and welcome in the new. Being pregnant has connected me to this source of energy and power like never before. As the moon rules the water of our earth it affects the water and emotional tides of our being. The full moon ceremonies have been an important practice through my journey. Working with ROC, a group of healers, musicians and intuitives lead by Shelly Burton, they guide us through a full moon ceremonial practice that curates unity, healing as one in a group, and sharing.

We stomp into the ground our fears and we raise our arms up together into the skies what we need to receive. We set intentions and move through the discomfort to feel light and connected. I have learnt so many ways to process through dance, chant, song, and movement. These traditions have been passed through time for many years and I think it is time to bring some of these experiences back.
— Shauna Ireland
“The New Moon event was such a magical experience and a powerful time of change for me so it was perfect to set new intentions. I loved dancing so freely to the exotic rhythm of the drums and tribal music and receiving [Shelly’s] healing energy was an unexpected gift. The people, the space, the energy, the was an amazing time, thank you! “
— Lori Bateman
“The New Moon Ceremony was a truly authentic and creative night for me. I have been to new moon ceremonies before, but none quite like this. There was this wonderful mix of ritual, self-reflection, and seeing and being with each other. I felt very welcome in any state. A deeply creative and vital force was alive in the space with us. I felt very honoured to have come across it!”
— Rachel Lipton

Want to join? See the calendar for event details. Request a private ceremony here.