Challenge of the Season – Are you up for it?
Summer Solstice Celebration
Sunday June 21st 4:30 – 6:00ish
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with 108 (yes, that’s not typo) SunSalutes, while raising money to help the children of Nepal.
108 is a very auspicious number in Hindu and Buddhist religions. There are 108 beads on a prayer mala, and 108 SunSalutes are performed at each Solstice and Equinox to herald the new season.
We’ll keep you motivated and smiling as Trevor counts the 108 accompanied by one of Dana’s great sound-tracks.
More about the Summer Solstice
The summer solstice occurs on the longest day and shortest night of the year, when the sun’s daily maximum elevation in the sky is the highest. Since the summer solstice lasts only a moment in time, other terms are often used for the day on which it occurs, such as “midsummer”, “the longest day”, “the shortest night” or “the first day of summer”. The seasonal significance of the summer solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of days and shortening of nights.
Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied among cultures, but most recognize the event in some way with holidays, festivals, and rituals around that time with themes of religion or fertility.
Solstice is derived from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still).
This is a donation class with all proceeds going to the charity: UNICEF Nepal Relief Fund.
Two devastating earthquakes in Nepal have claimed more than 8,000 lives and destroyed countless homes. Children face an unprecedented emotional toll as they deal with the devastating consequences — and with 5,000 schools damaged or destroyed, more than 1 million are without classrooms.
UNICEF is on the ground working to reach 1.7 million children and their families with critical aid.
Places are limited please pre-register by completing an order below. You may either simply make a donation of any amount or get sponsored per SunSalutes by your colleagues, friends and families.
Make a Donation
If you prefer to make a donation our suggested minimum is $16 (our drop in rate) but any amount will be gratefully received. If you would like to donate a different amount, please make a note in the comments field in your order. We’ll adjust the amount before it is processed.
If you’d like to invite colleagues, friends and family to sponsor you 1ct, 10cts or even $1 per SunSalute! Just pre-register with a payment of $1 and we’ll provide details on where to send the money once you have collected it.
If you need a tax receipt, please let us know in the comments field.
Pay at the Door?
Registration requires prepayment for the class. If you’d rather wait and pay at the door you run the risk of being refused entry if the class is full.