Sun Standing Still: Solstice

Winter solstice brings us to a time of inward reflection. The word solstice means “sun standing still” Ancient peoples, our ancestors, both feared and revered the solstices of the year. The sun sustained them in every way, as it does us. They were closer to the changes in nature/seasons and held them in awe and gratitude. We can become more present with nature/seasons, but it does take more intention for us to connect than it did them. I don’t think it is a coincidence that Christmas, Mohamed’s birthday, St Lucia’s day and the remembrance of Buddha’s enlightenment all fall during this time of darkness. We too can sit with the darkness and follow into the light.

Please join us for our Winter Solstice practice and celebration on Monday December 19 from 6:30-8pm at the UU Church of Fresno on Alluvial( the actual solstice is Wednesday Dec. 21). Hope to see you!

Beginning January 5, 2017, there will be two more yoga classes available to you! On Thursdays from January 5- January 26 from 3-4pm a Chair Yoga class will be offered as a workshop class. The class is limited to 10 participants.If you have a family member who wants to do yoga, but is limited by inability to get on and off the floor,they may be interested. Email me ( for questions or to register.

Every week on Thursdays(beginning 1/5) from 5-6:15 pm a second hatha yoga class will also be offered. Monday nite will continue as is. This second class will be similar in intensity to the Monday nite class. No registration is required. Both offerings are donation only (suggested donation is $3) which is given to the UU Church.

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