Sun., Dec. 19 | Treva's Retreat

Winter Solstice Celebration

The Winter Solstice marks the longest night of the year. It is the turning point when we welcome the return of the light as the days begin to grow longer. The winter solstice is a time to acknowledge transformation and to be open to the possibilities that life presents.
Winter Solstice Celebration

Time & Location

Dec. 19, 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Treva's Retreat, 29 Paul St, Picton, ON K0K 2T0, Canada

About the Event

This year we are offering three different ways to welcome the Winter Solstice. 

~108 Sun Salutations at 9:30 am ($20) 

~Restorative Yoga at 7:00pm ($20) 

~ Winter Solstice Yoga Nidra at 8:15pm ($10) 

Register for all three celebrations for an investment of $40.

108 Sun Salutations @ 9:30am (approx 1.5 hours)

 - Sun Salutations serve as meditation in movement, reducing depression, anxiety and stress while building mental focus, concentration and deep breathing. Every Sun Salutation allows us to experience devotion. We stand at attention, open ourselves up to energy, bow with respect and experience humility. Of course, participation in all 108 Sun Salutations is not required. The purpose of this event is to come together with community and meditate. You're welcome to sit in child’s pose or lay in savasana basking in devotional energy. No previous yoga experience is required, all levels are welcomed and encouraged.

Restorative Yoga @ 7pm to 8:00 pm

 - Rest, not an easy thing to do, especially this time of year. But let us not forget, winter is for hibernation. It’s the time for being a little more introspective and to gather all of our energy so we can recover from the previous season. And we need this energy. We need this energy so that we can consciously participate in life (not go through it half asleep) and to take us through the next season. Restorative yoga is a deeply soothing inward form of yoga where the body is placed in highly therapeutic postures that are supported with soft bolsters, blocks and cozy blankets while the mind is invited to slow down. The result is a state of relaxation much deeper than traditional sleep.

Winter Solstice Yoga Nidra @ 8:00 pm (45 minutes) 

- The winter solstice is a powerfully symbolic time. The sun metaphorically dies on the longest, darkest night of the year, and is reborn the next day to begin its journey to the summer solstice. The time after the winter solstice is about hope and new beginnings, the rebirth that inevitably comes after death. In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice is a turning point as the sun reaches an all-time low. This is the longest night and shortest day of the year. While Nature is at its darkest and most introverted, we often find ourselves at our busiest. Despite the merrymaking and socializing of the holiday season, this is a soulful time to go within so we can be present for the return of the light. Within the darkness, Nature moves quietly towards spring. The winter solstice reflects the second stage of a cycle that began with the fall equinox. It involves planning and designing for the year ahead. As we celebrate through our winter solstice meditation we will focus on Nature being an intelligent, living whole. That it is an aspect of the universe of which we are an integral part. It is evolving just as we are. Whether or not we choose to connect with it consciously, we cannot help but be in a constant state of co-creation with Nature, as we are an essential part of it.

All celebrations are offered InStudio and will be live streamed.

*InStudio participation is limited to ensure physical distancing and personal attention.

Email us: serendipityasana@gmail.com to book your spot today.

Schedule


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    108 Sun Salutations at 9:30 am


  • 1 hour

    ~Restorative Yoga at 7:00pm

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