Summer Solstice 2018

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“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” ~ Albert Camus


Things I love about summer:

  • Being outside
  • Blue skies
  • Green grass
  • Trees in full bloom
  • The gentle buzz of summer insects
  • Long, lingering summer evenings
  • Early, perfect summer mornings
  • The magic of a warm summer night
  • Birds singing
  • The first firefly of the season
  • Warm sun on my skin
  • Riding my bike with out gloves
  • Running without a hat
  • Walking the dog, in sandals
  • Sandals in general
  • Skirts and dresses
  • Climbing trees
  • Road trips
  • Hiking in the woods
  • Canoeing
  • Lazy, hot summer afternoons
  • and…
  • YOGA OUTSIDE!

I am hosting a Summer Solstice celebration is Thursday June 21st at Horner Park at 6:30pm! You will find us on top of the hill behind the field house near Montrose and California. We will be practicing 108 Sun Salutations and rejoicing in this magic, solar energy that has taken over the natural world.The sun salutations will be broken down into 9 sets of 12 with each set complemented by a poem, affirmation or intention making it truly a moving meditation. The practice should last between 75-90 minutes, complete with a sunset savasana.  Why 108? More about the Summer Solstice here

This is a donation based class with all proceeds going towards I Grow Chicago, a local organization whose mission is to grow Englewood from surviving to thriving through community connection, skill building, and opportunity. You can donate online through our event page or bring cash on the day of. Join the FB Event Page for updates.

All levels and abilities are welcome. Modification will be given and you can always skip one (or twelve) salutations to rest and soak in the summer evening. Grab a friend and please bring your own mat. Thanks to McFetridge Yoga Studio for helping me coordinate and host this event.

Love & Light,

Kristin

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