Thursday 20th June marks the start of Winter Solstice the shortest days and longest nights of our year. This darkness invites us to go inwards, as nature does, to hold still, restore and be quiet. It is a time for reflection letting go and finding our inner strength and light.
Our honouring of this time starts with the walking spiral meditation in the darkness before dawn. Sitting in the dark allows time and space to honour nature’s call for quiet reflection, and to actively ritualise the process of being in darkness sitting with ourselves.
We then symbolically journey into our core centre by walking in a spiral to the central candle in the room that represents our inner strength and light. Whilst walking we are able to contemplate, feel and experience the motion of what it is like to walk our own life to find our own strength and inner light.
Following the spiral meditation will be a yoga class developed to ignite our Agni inner strength and light.
After class we join together as a community to share breakfast at Ruby Lane for those that can stay.
This is an accessible practice for all levels of yoga practitioners.
In this class we will practice:
- Reflection in darkness
- A walking meditation
- Postures for core strength
- Restful poses
Benefits of attending this class:
- Being able to acknowledge and be with the parts of yourself that feel uncomfortable
- Acknowledgement of our true inner strength and light
- Come into a deeper understanding of whole self
- Learning the value of ritual
You are welcome to join us for a wholesome breakfast at Ruby Lane Cafe afterwards (not included in price).
Date: Thursday 20 June
Time: 5:30am for 5:45am start – finishes at 7:15 am
Cost: $25 or use your class pass