In honor of the solstice shift

The Moon Mamas are at it again, this time hosting a gathering to celebrate the winter solstice.

The Moon Mamas are at it again, this time hosting a gathering to celebrate the winter solstice.

The Moon Mamas have been hosting full moon dances since January of this year, and are excited to be able to hold an intentional evening in honor of the 2012 Solstice shift. While many philosophies are floating around about what this 2012 Solstice may bring, the spirit of the evening will be to honor the returning light, and the shift of perspective that comes with this.

The evening will begin this Thursday with a yoga class at 5 and then flow into a potluck gathering at 6. An opening circle will be held at 7:30.

The circle will consist of some ceremony to welcome the light, crystal bowl toning, and the community drum which is a large drum that everyone is invited to take a turn playing. The community is invited to bring and play any instrument they wish to during the drumming part of the opening circle.

Strings of Paradise will then begin the music for the evening at 9. This musical trio is a special blend of violinists and DJs on tour from Victoria and Vancouver, and consists of Kytami, Michael Fraser, and Joshua James.

Kytami, a violin extremist from Victoria who used to play with Delhi 2 Dublin, is a talented and dynamic performer who has pleased crowds in the Comox Valley before.

She is combining forces with Michael Fraser, a violin DJ fusionist from Vancouver, and Joshua James, Victoria’s resident DJ who founded and continues to host the Full Moon Medicine gatherings in Victoria, and has been touring and playing in Western Canada for over 10 years now at such festivals as Shambhala and Diversity.

The event this Thursday happens at St. John Baptist Church in Comox across the street from the St. Joseph’s Hospital. Tickets are available at Ziva Spa and at the door. Tickets sales are limited due to capacity of 100.

Doors open just before 5, and everyone is invited to attend whichever parts of the evening are inspiring to them as an individual. Partial proceeds will be donated to YANA.

Harmonic Arts will provide an herbal elixir bar and healthy treats  available for purchase throughout the evening.

Those wishing to attend should bring a yoga mat to the yoga class, a dish to share for the potluck, and any instrument they wish to play during the opening circle. People are also invited to wear white in honour of the light returning.

“We are so excited to be able to offer the valley this special event,” says Kendra Quince, one of the founding Moon Mamas. “These three will light up the night in a profound way, and I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the solstice, this time of year, and our wonderful community than to gather in celebration, and then dance away to the beats that Strings of Paradise will create. I feel blessed to be a part of this.”

For more information, visit Luminous Moon Collective or the 2012 Winter Solstice Celebration of Transformation on Facebook.

— Moon Mamas

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