The Winter Solstice falls on 21st December 2017. It is the longest night of the year, a time of darkness that heralds the rebirth of the Sun.
Solstice is a Latin word meaning 'Sun set still'. The Pagans believed the Sun stood still in the sky before gathering strength to shine a little brighter each day on its journey to the Summer Solstice. It's a time of rest and reflection, the fertile and fruitful period from which new beginnings can emerge.
Join me on Sunday 18th December and let time stand still as you nurture yourself with slow, nourishing yoga, suitable for all levels, before moving into the deep and profound stillness of a gong meditation with Candida Valentino. We will close by welcoming in the light with a joyful and celebratory candlelit Kirtan followed by Chai and healthy treats!
Some mats, bolsters, cushions and eye pillows are available at the venue but please bring your own if you know you need them to be comfortable during the gong meditation which lasts around 45 minutes. Please bring a blanket and warm clothes to make sure you stay toasty warm!
Kirtan is a form of meditation, an inward journey using the outward expression of chanting Sanskrit mantras. You don't need to be able to sing to do kirtan and if you've been to my classes you will be familiar with chanting and the centering effect the mantras have on us.
To find out more about Candida take a look at her website http://www.soundtransformations.co.uk/candidabiog1.htm