The Winter Solstice marks a turning point in the astronomical cycle. In the northern hemisphere we turn again toward the sun and our days begin to gradually lengthen once again. This auspicious day is has been honored for many millenia by cultures around the globe. Although those rituals vary, all share an appreciation for the return of longer days after the darkening and softening of late fall and early winter.
A ritual Alyson and Heather love to mark the Solstice is a Yoga Mala. We move gently and steadily through 108 Sun Salutations, build heat and paying tribute to the sun and the earth. In our Yoga Mala we will intersperse with these salutations periods of rest and reflection. After a restorative savasana, we culminate with a Burning Bowl ceremony in which all are invited to let go of what doesn’t serve and to manifest fresh, new intentions for the year ahead.