Join Samantha Rogers and Patricia Carlota for a Winter Solstice Yin Yoga and Gong Bath.
The winter solstice is a time for renewal, re-connection and re-birthing. The longest night offers us an opportunity to go inwards and for deep reflection on the previous year and the coming year. We can tune into that quiet voice within by first softening into long-held yin postures, then affirming and setting our intentions through a yoga nidra practice, and finally allowing the mind, body and spirit to come into alignment through the healing gong relaxation. We will set the foundations for gratitude, inner listening and deep surrender.
The winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year; and the official start of winter. The darkest night invites us to fully turn our awareness inwards, to dive deep into the depths of our beings and shed light on the places we have perhaps forgotten or neglected. Like a tree that sheds its leaves, showing the bear bones of its being, we too have the opportunity to shed what no longer serves us and fully stand within the core of our being. It is a wonderful time to reflect back on the year; acknowledging how far we have come, how we have grown and evolved and what still needs nurturing and tending to.
By honouring the shadow within us, we bring light to our soul's innermost desires; that which we wish to see manifested out in the world. The darkness within and without is a time then to nurture the soil, the earth of our being, so we can prepare to plant the seeds of our dreams in the springtime. It is a wonderful time to slow down, rest and gently fall into a greater state of being rather than doing.