Solstice literally means the standing of the sun. The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. It asks us to slow down, reflect, and recognize that rest is necessary for growth. The solstice is a time of transition, reminding us to live with hope, the dark will end and the light will come.
We have moved through 2018 focusing on Radical Self-Acceptance. Together we have explored…
December is our month of Community…we are all connected. We are hard wired for connection and not meant to do life alone. The seemingly paradoxical experience of self-acceptance is the more we accept ourselves, the more we are able to accept each other. Radical self-acceptance gives us the capacity to extend things like love, compassion, and peace to the people in our community and those closest to us.
This month we’re reading Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie, a book of daily meditations. From the book, “What are you going through in your life right now? Don’t feel you’re the only one. Open your eyes. Open your heart to your connections to your larger family. Let them share their stories with you. Let them share their strengths, hopes, fears, and joys. Stop looking for what’s different and what makes you separate and apart. You’re not alone. We’re in this together. That’s why it’s called universal love.”
Community Giving Summary
This year, you have generously given back to our community. By participating in our special events and weeks of community, you have thoughtfully given items like food, toiletries, and school supplies and have donated over $3500 to local organizations – bringing love and happiness, showing compassion and courage.
Thank you for supporting:
Kelowna Women's Shelter
Me to We
Hope for the Nations - backpack food program for kids
Central Okanagan Food Bank
Mamas for Mamas
Central Okanagan Hospice Association
We are so blown away by your generosity.
5 Days of Holiday Cheer
Give the gift of Solstice! For the first week of the month we are offering some exciting promotions to make your holiday gift giving a little bit easier.
Monday December 3rd – Buy 10 yoga or meditation classes and get 5 free. The 5 free classes can be applied to your account or gifted to a loved one.
Tuesday December 4th – 25% off ALL retail items; including Manduka mats, Half Moon meditation cushions, and our beautiful Solstice apparel.
Wednesday December 5th – All new members, buy a 3-month membership and get 40% off! That works out to only $198 plus tax or just $66 a month for unlimited yoga and meditation.
Thursday December 6th – Buy One get One ½ off all Solstice branded retail items. We have cozy sweatshirts, comfortable flowy tanks, and great Kleen Kanteen products!
Friday – Share the love. Bring a friend who’s never been to the studio and they get a Welcome Month for free.
Please note: all Holiday Cheer promotions are available in studio only.
Winter Solstice event
This is our final special event of the year and we’ve saved the best for last. Join us for a truly special night celebrating community. On December 21st, the night of the Winter Solstice, slow down and rest with a 75-minute aromatherapy Unwind Yoga class. After yoga, we will head downstairs to Gather for a family style dinner. We will be unwinding and dining to the beautiful sounds of live music by Mitch Howanyk and Chloe Davidson. Event starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are $50 with all proceeds going to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association. Space is limited to just 25. Purchase now on MindBody or in the studio. Please note: Food is included in the ticket price, drinks may be purchased separately. Tickets are non-refundable.
We will be closed from December 23rd – January 1st. We hope you enjoy a restful holiday season with your loved ones and look forward to seeing you in 2019.