The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year. It’s the turning point from the dead of winter to the slow and gradual return to light, to longer days, to warmth, to spring. Historically, the winter solstice has been celebrated as a time of deep rest, a time of rebirth and a time to incubate ideas for the coming spring. Shrouded in darkness, we turn inward, our other senses become more powerful and we learn to listen to them with a quiet mind and an open heart.
In this community event, we’ll slow right down with a deep restorative yin practice before nestling down for a healing and rejuvenating yoga nidra.Through it all we’ll mark the clear end to one stage of our lives and together we’ll consciously begin the next.It will be an opportunity to connect to ourselves, to each other and to celebrate the gradual returning of the light. Remember, it only gets brighter from here.
Warm tea and treats to follow.
About Elenni Balis
Elenni wishes she could say she was hooked on yoga from her very first class, but it took many years and various styles before she found her home on the mat. Initially loving the physical challenge of hot and sweaty vinyasa classes, it was the philosophy and how the practice challenged what she knew to be true that kept her coming back. She loves how there is always something more to learn, subtleties of movement and sensation to explore and how moving the body and deepening the breath can tap into some really interesting sticky spots of the mind.
“The practice of yoga works at a physical, mental and emotional level & may be rewarding and challenging. We invite you to take care and participate to a level that you feel most comfortable.”