Celebrating the Solstices
Celebrate the Summer Solstice
During this super auspicious evening, (which also happens to be International Yoga Day), we will be delving deeper into the magical realms of yoga mythology, movement, mudras (hand gestures), and mantra (chanting) - all associated with the potent energy of the Sun.
There will be storytelling, poetry, reflection, rest, joyful celebration, and chocolate – it’s guaranteed to be amazing!
After harnessing and honouring this most powerful and awesome entity, you'll leave with a light in your heart; radiant and glowing.
This event is suitable for all levels of ability.
Limited spaces. Booking early essential.
Solstice means “sun standing still.” And both the Summer and Winter Solstice have been celebrated around the world for millennia, recognising both the longest and shortest days of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, the longest day is the Summer Solstice and the shortest day the Winter Solstice.
The Summer Solstice
The summer solstice occurs when the Sun reaches its highest and northern-most point in the sky, resulting in the longest period of sunlight hours and shortest night of the calendar year. It also marks the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere (astronomically).
In yoga, we can take a moment to stop and stand still, look back at what we have achieved from the winter's solstice and look forward to the opening of the doorway to the next half of the year to what we might like to achieve. It's a time to celebrate and honour all that the sun provides.
Thursday 21st December 6:45pm-8:45pm
This is the turning point for the return to light. At this time of darkness there is a stillness between the end of one cycle and the beginning of the next which gives us time to pause and reflect. Knowing that the light is now beginning to return gives us hope. The days are now going to be longer than the nights, and this is a cause for celebration.
These intimate evenings involve a mixture of different light themed yoga practices. Including elements of fire, flickering candles, breath-work, mindfulness, postures, movement, mantra, deep rest and of course celebration.
You leave with a light in your heart, radiant and glowing.