Winter Solstice is the time when the light of day is at its very shortest and the coming of Winter Solstice and December's Full Moon are opportunities and reminders to honor the promise of the return of the light. What better way to honor Winter Solstice and the full moon then by sharing in live drumming guided by Rusty Wiltjer, a master percussionist of over 30 years. His depth of experience, as translated through his hand-crafted drums bring forth resonate, deep pulsing sound that vibrates at the same frequency as our own hearts and that of the living earth.
5-6pm Jen Deraspe will guide us through mindful movement meditation as inspired by the drumming and the group's energy, sharing the ancient Chinese healing art, Qi Gong. Together we will move our life force energy through our minds, hearts and bodies, allowing each to experience greater vitality and energy, expanding our definition of who we are. Qi Gong clears stress and tension held in our cells and offers a practical, integrative alchemy of mindful movement so that we may feel more whole, enlivened and balanced.
6:30-7:30 You are invited to join us for a guided ceremonial sauna right after class. We will share in 4 intentional rounds in the sauna's candle light, warmth and steam to bring in deep relaxation, purification and celebration of Solstice. Light refreshments will be served.
You may sign up for the class, the sauna, or both. Both offerings are mutually supportive and we encourage you to try both for deeper lasting benefits. The cost for the Drumming and Qi Gong class is $25 and the cost for the sauna is $20. Sign up for both and save $5. ($40 for both offerings) We are requesting advanced payment to hold your spot as space is limited to 18 people.