Missing Elements Winter Solstice Celebration and Labyrinth Walk
The winter solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year. Cultures around the world have long held feasts and celebrated holidays around the winter solstice. This year Missing Elements invites you to join us as we celebrate this winter solstice through Cherokee traditional Solstice storytelling and a Labyrinth Walk.
Dec. 21st – 6pm to 8pm @ 1717 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA
The winter solstice is the day of the year with the fewest hours of daylight, and it marks the start of astronomical winter. After the winter solstice, days start becoming longer and nights shorter as spring approaches.The labyrinth creates a sacred time and space for you to look within, pray, meditate, and reflect. The meanders and rhythmic turning empty the mind, relaxes the body and refreshes the spirit. This is a way of giving ourselves time to reflect and contemplate on this last year and to begin planting the seeds for our spring renewal.
We will provide handouts on doing a Labyrinth Walk Mediation. There will also be hot apple cider and herbal teas. Event is based on good weather and will be canceled if it is raining.
You are welcome to come and bring family and friends but please be aware that the Labyrinth Walk component of the event involves much silence and slow-paced movement, this might not be ideal for young children.