Mon, Dec 18|
Virtual Retreat Week
Affirm, Amplify and Radiate Your Inner Light: A Winter Solstice Early Morning Retreat Week - Virtual, Recorded & Shared
As the darkness reaches its annual pinnacle, invest precious time and energy discovering, connecting with and beaming out your inner light. Process the passing year, integrate the lessons and vow for the last time to stop playing small as you crystalize a vision to embody in 2024.
Time & Location
Dec 18, 2023, 6:00 AM – Dec 22, 2023, 8:00 AM
Virtual Retreat Week
About The Event
Thursday, December 21st marks this year’s Winter Solstice, the Northern Hemisphere’s shortest day and longest night of the year. The Sun, our source of life, light and energy, is furthest from our skies. The progressively shortening days and absence of light could be felt as a depressing situation, inspiring melancholy, lethargy and wistfulness. But from a more empowered perspective they can also be felt as a call to gain confidence in and excavate one's own inner light. Some have philosophized that the outer sun, that nourishes our planet and creates the conditions for life on Earth, is a metaphor for the inner sun that leads to enlightenment. This year let the darkness of the shortest days of the year inspire you to discover, uncover and recover the ‘effulgent, sorrowless light’ that is buried within … eternally present and yearning to brightly shine.
Our daily practices will include time-honored yogic techniques such as breathwork and kriyas (cleansing techniques); yin and gentle flow yoga; deep relaxation, visualization, meditation and poetry. The two-hours will fly by each morning, and the effects of your efforts will powerfully reverberate within you all day. As you slough away the toxic residue of negative self-talk, limiting beliefs, and the large and small ways you have betrayed yourself to be acceptable to others you will come into a profound awareness of your true value and how powerful you are, as you learn to employ that power with precision, benevolence and joy. You will be guided on a journey of cleansing, forgiveness and integration preparing you to boldly conclude the year 2023, as you crystalize a clear vision to confidently and courageously embody in the New Year.
The retreat is open to all levels of yoga students from seasoned yogi/nis to brand new beginners. Our physical practices will not move 'too fast' or venture toward highly sophisticated or 'advanced' yoga poses, and will be offered with plenty of variations so each student can tailor the practice to suit the needs of their body in the moment. For the retreat it is helpful for you to have 2 yoga blocks, 2 blankets, and a yoga mat.Dress in layers, have tea and/or water nearby, and if you have access to a wall space (for legs up the wall), that will be helpful.
Each class will be virtual, recorded and shared with all participants with 30-days to 'view' each day.
Pay What You Can Afford$