Lunar Yoga for the Imbolc Season
With Sarah Yukie Gingrich
Thursdays, 1/30/14 thru 2/27/14, 6-7pm
In the summer we are nourished by the yang or masculine Sun’s radiance and heat. In the fertile darkness of February, the midpoint of the Winter solstice and the Spring equinox, we must call on the restorative power of the yin or feminine moon. In the festivals of this month the Romans honored Juno, the goddess who represented breastfeeding and childbirth while t he Celts celebrate Imbolc or Oimilk. Imbolc means womb and oimilk refers to the milk of the sheep. In the bitter cold of February, the milk of the sheep meant life-giving sustenance. The festival was celebrated with candles honoring the coming of the light of incipient Spring.
Just as farmers plant their seeds during the new moon, we will meet for a full cycle, from new moon to new moon to celebrate and cultivate our ability to nourish and sustain from within.
Join Sarah Gingrich for this inspiring, nourishing yoga. We will share a grounding, connecting, lunar vinyasa with elements of meditation, chanting, sharing, and journaling. Bring your yoga mat, a journal and pen. To honor the spirit of inner generation in the darkness, room is not overly warm, wear layered comfortable clothes for movement.
Classes will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St., Lancaster, PA, across the cobblestones from historic Central Market. To register, call Radiance at 717-290-1517, or stop in. Cost for the 5-class series is $50, or $15 drop-in fee.
Sarah Yukie Gingrich found the breath and flow of yoga as a young child and continues to create that same playful, open spirit into her teaching and practice. A teacher of teachers, she brings the lineage and discipline of Bikram, the power and clarity of Baptiste, and the fluid, creative inspiration of Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow into her instruction.