WINTER SOLSTICE CEREMONY &
CANDLELIT YOGA EVENING
Tending the Seven Fires
Sunday 19th December, 2020
Alrewas Village Hall, Staffordshire
This beautiful, atmospheric, seasonal workshop is always the most popular on the calendar. We start at dusk, and watch the light slowly disappear until we are illuminated only by the glow of the candles. The evening will begin with some sumptuously slow yoga, deeply connecting to our breath and body, interwoven with some meditative Yin Yoga and soft chanting.
Our Solstice Ceremony will follow, where we honour the passing year, and welcome in the coming year. Our theme for 2021 is Tending the Seven Fires – working with our energy centres or Chakras, reflecting on them, igniting their individual flames, and setting seed goals for each one.
We end the practice with a deep, nurturing relaxation backed by a live performance of soft, nurturing mantras. Lie back and enjoy! Finally, we will emerge from the darkness into the light, and share some food, drink and connections.
Winter Solstice: A time of new beginnings, rebirth, starting afresh.
Winter Solstice 2021
The past two years have been, without doubt, the most challenging time of our lives. The unprecedented difficulties that we have all faced have taken their toll on our bodies, minds, and spirits. Winter solstice is the perfect opportunity to say farewell to 2021 and bring in fresh, new energy with a renewed focus on moving forward in life.
We will use our time together to symbolically move out of the physical darkness of winter, and the psychological darkness of a world in crisis. Using the light of our candles as a metaphor, we will burst forth with renewed vigour for 2022, with light in our hearts and love in our souls.
Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere takes place on Tuesday 21st December at 3.58pm. This is the point when the sun is at its most southerly position. On this day, the sun rises later and sets earlier than any other day of the year. It hangs low and weak in the sky during the brief daylight hours, barely rising above the treeline. Daytime shadows are at their longest.
This is the time of the shortest day, and the longest night of the year. A time for resting. For renewing. For retreating. A time for celebration also, welcoming the return of the light as the sun makes it’s way back northwards and we start the journey back towards summer.
Crisis at Christmas Charity
This year I will be donating 15% of the proceeds from this event (and rounding it up) to the charity Crisis at Christmas.
This charity brings food, shelter, companionship, training and above all, hope, to those who need it most.
Solstice Ceremony 2021
Tending the Seven Fires
You are invited to decorate your own space with fairy lights, decorations, safely-contained candles and anything else that creates a beautiful atmosphere.
The Seven Fires
For the ceremony, you will need two jar candles (battery or real) and seven safely housed tea lights. A journal or some paper will also be needed
At the end of the session, we will connect with warm mulled cordial, tea and mince pies, snacks etc. This will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate face to face connections once again. Drinks will be provided, please feel free to bring some shared nibbles.
Date : Sunday 19th December, 2021
Time : 4.00-7.00pm
Venue : Alrewas Village Hall, Wellfield Road, Alrewas DE13 7HB
Cost : £30
COVID Information: There will be limited social distancing between the mats, but I will ensure there is adequate ventilation in the room. In the event that lockdown restrictions resume, this event will take place online.
How to Book
Click the button below and complete the online booking form. Payment can be made via Credit/Debit card or BACS Bank Transfer.
breathe. smile. love.