Sat, Dec 16|
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area
Entering Darkness Together: Honoring the Winter Solstice Walk | L.A. Area
Take a moment to breathe during the busy holiday season, and join us as we honor this shortest day of the year and experience both the darkness and the Light it offers.
Time & Location
Dec 16, 2023, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM PST
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 Escondido Canyon Rd, Agua Dulce, CA 91390
About the event
In nature, darkness is essential. Trees and plants need time to recharge their cycles. Some wildlife moves nocturnally and animals, reptiles, insects, and amphibians go underground for much-needed rest and replenishment.
As humans have for thousands of years, together we will honor the Winter Solstice — that time in the Northern Hemisphere when the hours of light are at their minimum. We will explore together how darkness informs our physical and spiritual being, offering space and opportunity for life and renewal and how it helps us to see and appreciate the light available in its midst.
For this walk and afternoon retreat, we will walk slowly and mindfully through the beautiful desert landscape of Vasquez Rocks. Together we’ll explore the subtle signs of the changing seasons and reflect on what the natural world can teach us about resilience in challenging circumstances, the essential nature of darkness, and the brightness revealed in twilight.
Our time together will include:
- Guided Meditation
- Solo Wandering
- Nature-based Spiritual Practice
- Community Conversation
- Tea & Refreshment
Program Leader: Payton Hoegh
We do not want anyone to be unable to participate because of the cost of this program. Scholarship registration is available. Please email Payton for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org