There are two times a year where you have the opportunity to walk when the length of the days and nights are the same. Once such time is the Autumnal Equinox. What does walking at this time of year offer you? Many birds are migrating and the flowers turn into seeds are just some of the signs of the changing of the seasons. Read more here.
Are you feeling over scheduled? Is there not enough time to get everything accomplished? If you say yes, then you are like most of us. Imagine, on a warm summer day, watching clouds slowly move across the sky. Summer, with all the busy schedules, paradoxically, is the perfect time to sense an inner stillness. Read more about pausing during the Summer Solstice.
Have you ever stopped to contemplate sunlight on the Summer Solstice? What makes this light different? At this time of the year, the sun rises the earliest of the entire year. Maybe the light seems different because Summer Solstice is known as a time when the sun appears to “stand still”. So as we experience the longest days, the lingering light plays upon the earth differently than any other time of the year. In the Summer Solstice Sunrise walks, you will have a chance to meet this light of summer, the stillness of the full sun, and walk in community. Read more here.
The summer solstice is a time of the apparent sun standing still. There are about three weeks when the sunrise only changes over several minutes. During this apparent “standing still” time, what do you want to contemplate, honor and walk with? Join us during this next Summer Solstice Celebration walk in June 2015.
There is a special magic about the Epiphany Sunrise Walks, as a thousand shades of silver lay across the crystal frosted landscape. On this walk, our footsteps were met with a crunching sound as we stepped upon the stomped grasses. Those grasses had been touched by the below freezing temperatures. Find out more here.
We started this morning walk with a short experience of a Feldenkrais exercise by bringing awareness to the way your feet touch the earth, and then we walked in silence to the Laguna. Once we gathered, Terri told stories of the Winter Solstice and what we can learn from this time of year. Throughout history and in many cultures, the Winter Solstice has always been recognized, marked and celebrated. In the Christian tradition, we recognize the time before the Winter Solstice. This is a time when you can sit and wait in the darkness and kindle this inner light and inner fire. It is an active waiting. Read more…
We had the great pleasure of having Brian Cluer speak during the Winter Solstice Sunrise Walks. Brian is a fluvial geomorphologist NOAA Fisheries He gave his talk in the down pouring rain, about the past, present and future of the Laguna de Santa Rosa. His specialty is in salmon restoration. Find out more here.
Join us for the upcoming Vernal Equinox Sunrise Walk at the Laguna de Santa Rosa March 16 – 20, 2015. We will begin our early morning walk just before dawn. Find out more here.
As we prepare to walk in these winter sunrise walks, there seems to be an apparent stillness and quiet to the movement of the sun and to the land we walk upon. For some, this is an opportunity to reflect on the year behind us and to map/vision the year ahead. Read more…
As we begin the walk to the longest nights, which culminate on the Winter Solstice, we are offered an opportunity to go inward and reflect on the journey to the deepest parts of ourselves. These dark nights and short days can be a time of reflection and review, allowing questions to arise that are nestled so deeply within our heart and the quiet places of our being. Read more…