Join us as we flow together through a powerful series of Surya Namaskar A's (Sun Salutation A) to celebrate the shift from into the shadow side of the year: the Autumnal Equinox. $10 donation to attend with 100% of profits benefitting the Sean O'Shea Foundation (local non-profit who bring yoga and meditation to the less fortunate kids of Oside and No. County).
Special guests this fall: Warrior Juice (CBD), Santosha Nutrition (Plant Based Snacks), Carlsbad Soap (Yummy Smelling Soaps), and Innerworld Music (providing live music for class). We will also have our Yoga Clothes Swap rack out so bring all those items you have been wanting to trade!
What's this event all about?
On the autumn equinox, night and day are approximately equal lengths, which is when the sun crosses the equator.
It marks the arrival of the fall season, and is traditionally seen as a period of change leading into the dark of winter.This also signals the need to balance light and darkness within us. The autumn equinox symbolizes a stage of inner preparation in the process of enlightenment. Autumn is a time for letting go and releasing things that have been a burden. It reminds us of the impermanence of everything and the challenge to live every day to the fullest. This duality between light and darkness exists in humanity, and in the work of spiritual transformation. It is through this cycle of salutations and then rest at the end that we will ignite this cycle.
The invitation is to stay on the mat with us for the whole duration, and to practice in a way that suits your body. Vanessa will offer modifications so you can make safe choices and enjoy the entire 54 rounds. We will complete the practice with an extra long savasana and a guided meditation to manifest your intentions into the future.
Why 54 rounds? There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each has a masculine and a feminine, Shiva and Shakti. 54X2=108. We will practice 108 Salutations on the Winter Equinox.
All levels welcome as modifications and rest are always offered to make this practice accessible to all yogis!