The holiday season can be both a joyous time and also a bittersweet and difficult time, too. 108 Sun Salutes is a great way to auspiciously mark new beginnings for ourselves, welcoming in new energy and vitality into our lives.
Please join Michelle Ryan to Celebrate New Year's Day and start 2017 off right by challenging yourself to a Mala - 108 - of Sun Salutations. The number 108 is an auspicious number in yoga tradition, and it's said that 108 Sun Salutations are a positive way to mark each season, to celebrate a birthday, or to welcome the turning of the New Year!
Following the Mala, you'll be guided into peaceful, deep, and restful Yoga Nidra, or Yoga Sleep - and you will awaken refreshed, renewed and ready for 2017.
Our Mala will have an added intention: to support the silent partners in our world, the animals we share it with, and who give us so much unconditional love and support. Giving back is a great way to welcome in the new year, too. We are asking for donations ($15 suggested, cash or check) to the Dakin Humane Society of the Pioneer Valley as the recipient of our community support this New Year's Day.
Note: You need not do all 108 Sun Salutations - in fact, you may simply attend, do as many as you can, and then sit in meditation during the remainder of the Mala until Yoga Nidra. ALL ARE WELCOME!
PLEASE EMAIL US TO PREREGISTER - but, drop ins will be welcome, too! Happy New Year!