4:45-5:00 Getting Settled
5:00-5:15 Heart Centering Meditation & Intentions
5:15-5:20 Invocation & Warm-up
5:20-8:20 108 Sun Salutations (9 sets of 12)
8:20-8:30 Meditation, Essential Oils, & Sound Therapy
8:30Journaling & Tea
The ritual of 108 sun salutations is often performed four times a year with the start of each season. It is carried out as:
- an offering of gratitude
- as a way of adding strength to one’s intentions for the coming season
- as an opportunity for us to come together in dedication and celebration of those who make the world a better place
- a way of getting together with others to express appreciation.
- a time of supporting reflection and letting go while celebrating the transition of welcoming the light.
As a community of yogis, we will celebrate the Winter Solstice with movement through 108 sun salutations, sacred music, and meditation. We invite you to gather with us around this time of astronomical phenomenon observing the shortest day and longest night of the year. The Winter Solstice marks gain of light over the long winter darkness. This new cycle of light, growth, and life is an opportunity to honor the gradual lengthening of the days and regeneration. This is a “holiday” to take for yourself to reflect during a busy time of year. The 108 Winter Solstice Sun Salutations is a collection of moments of deep reflection, letting go, and setting intentions for the year to come. All are welcome.