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Workshops & Special Events

All our workshops and events take place in a judgment-free zone. You are encouraged to show up “as you are” and know that you will be held in a safe and comfortable space by your facilitator and fellow participants.

Pink & Black Circles

Join us for our 21-Day Online Yoga Challenge!

Love Yourself Strong
Dec. 2-22, 2020

Winter Solstice Celebration & Ceremony:
Special In-Person Gathering

Sunday,

Dec. 20, 2020

6-9 p.m.

Hidden Lake Shelter

While winter's bare branches greet the sky, may you find warmth and comfort in the knowing that beautiful things take root in deep, dark places.

 

Join us for an evening under the stars! Come and celebrate the winter solstice and official beginning of winter with this special celebration and ceremony.

 

We will hold an outdoor celebration and ceremony to honor the winter solstice at the beautiful and secluded Hidden Lake Shelter in Leroy Township, Ohio.

 

This is an invitation to slow down. When the darkest days of the year end and more light returns to our earth and to us, we can honor the sacredness of the season with quietude and reflection.

Join Chris Keller and Christine Coolick for a special celebration by candlelight that will give you an opportunity to reflect on the year, to set your intentions for the future, to meditate and participate in a special spiral walk dedicated to the inner light of hope and new beginnings.

Join us and be held within a community dedicated to kindness and honoring the inner-light and goodness within us all.

What is winter solstice?

The winter solstice is the time of year in the northern hemisphere when the sun is at the lowest point, making it the shortest day of the year and the longest night. The light then shifts and “returns” to having longer days and shorter nights. It marks a change in the season and the official beginning of winter.

When is winter solstice?

This year the winter solstice takes place on Monday, December 21, 2020. We will come together and gather on Winter Solstice Eve on Sunday December 20, 2020, 6-9 p.m.

How will we celebrate winter solstice? 

At this year’s celebration, you can walk the beautiful light spiral. Create “intention art” to take home with you and learn the symbology and history of one of the oldest celebrations of our humanity. Meditate and reflect on the year you are leaving, and your intentions for the year that is to come.

Why do we celebrate the winter solstice?

This change of the season has been honored and celebrated since ancient times. With darker nights, the earth sleeps and it is a natural time to honor contemplation, quietude and to take an intentional pause to reflect on the past year. The winter solstice is a time dedicated to bringing awareness to the importance of compassion for ourselves and others so that we are better able to look back at our lives with compassion and move forward with informed intention.

This time of reflection ("standing still") is essential before moving forward into the year with great activity. We need to stop and rest, to contemplate and digest all that we have been through so that we know which direction we want to move toward in the coming year.

What should I expect at a winter solstice celebration?

At our celebration, expect to explore what the changing season means to you. This can be a perfect opportunity to give yourself time and space to let go of things that no longer serve you and to listen deeply to what your hopes and dreams are for new beginnings in the coming year.

Through the rhythm of showing up within a community, this celebration can offer support and fortification in a season that can otherwise feel hectic or lonely. Expect to enjoy the warmth of a community gathering to honor the inner light and hopes in each of us. Walk the ceremonial and meditative light spiral to help you release what no longer serves you and make room for what does. Set your intention using artful expression. Supplies will be provided for you create and set your symbolic intention through art that you can take home with you as a reminder throughout the year. 

Come dressed warmly as we will be outside Bring a camp/folding chair, and also a blanket (optional) to help stay warm. Please wear a mask or face covering as Covid-19 protocols and social distancing will be maintained.

This event is open to all.

Cost: $25 per person.
Please note: No one will be turned away due to cost. If cost is prohibitive, please reach out to info@circleofrenewal.com 

 

ONLINE SERIES: Introduction to Meditation & Mindfulness

Special 6-week online series

Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - Feb. 17, 2021 

 

6-7:30 p.m. ET

(U.S. Eastern time zone)

Looking for a simple, effective way to manage stress and anxiety and live more fully in each moment?

 

In this 6-week online series, you will receive instruction on how to approach life in a centered, connected and peaceful way. Developing a basic mediation practice and an attitude of mindfulness can help manage stress, increase resilience, sharpen your awareness and connect more fully to each moment.

 

This six-part online series will build on each session, teaching you about the attitudes of mindfulness and introducing you to a variety of meditation styles, including guided breath, box breath, soft-gaze, sound meditation, body scan, walking meditation, mantras, guided imagery, affirmations, and more. 

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