Entering Darkness Together:
Honoring the Winter Solstice

Saturday, December 17
3 - 5pm

In nature, darkness is essential. Trees and plants need time to recharge their cycles. Animals and reptiles 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 the darkness informs our physical and spiritual being, and how it helps us to see and appreciate the Light that is available in its midst. 

We are thrilled to offer 3 options for participating!

  • In-person, Washington, D.C. area

  • In-person, Los Angeles, CA area NEW!

  • Self-guided NEW!

Center guides will lead walks in the Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, California, areas. We will also be offering a copy of our walk agenda to those who would like to gather a group together and or go on their own.

For Center-led events, spots are limited so sign up soon. We will follow all CDC recommendations for Covid-19 at the time of the walk. 

Note: As always, we don’t want to preclude anyone from participating due to cost. If you need a break on the price, please email Susie at admin@spiritualityinnature.org.

Washington, D.C. Area Walk

Led by Beth Norcross. Inspired by Spirit in Nature.

We will walk slowly and explore what the natural world can teach us about the essential nature of darkness and how to find resilience and light in its midst. We’ll be meeting at Fletcher’s Cove Boathouse in Washington, D.C. 

Dec. 17, 3 - 5pm ET

Boathouse at Fletcher's Cove

Washington, D.C. 

Los Angeles, CA Area Walk

Led by Payton Hoegh. Inspired by Spirit in Nature.

We will walk slowly and mindfully on the trails of the Madrona Marsh Preserve, one of the last remaining freshwater marshes in Los Angeles. 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.  

Dec. 17, 3 - 5pm PT

Madrona Marsh Preserve

Torrance, CA

Self-Guided Walk

This curriculum will include an agenda that you can easily follow on your own or with a group you are gathering in your area. It suggests a schedule, spiritual practices and appropriate quotes. This agenda can be easily tailored to your own needs. We will send a link to this curriculum a month before the event date.

Join us on December 6, 2022, from 4-5 pm PST/7-8 pm EST for an informal Zoom discussion and Q&A. More information will be emailed by December 1, 2022. 

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I am constantly in a state of awe, wonder, doubt and unsure of how best to use this "one wild and precious life". Being involved with your efforts along with my contemplative pockets of time are the moments I feel I’m doing the right thing.