Absorbing, freeing, challenging with a sense of meaning, joy, and passion. Yes, all of the above, please. What an event last night. We were lucky enough to secure the waterfront lawn at The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA last night for an evening full of yoga, tarot, and herbal magic. So. Much. Magic.
Summer Solstice, or Midsummer, is the longest day, and most fertile time of year, representing fruition, fulfillment, and consciousness. With the sun at its zenith, we aligned our personal zeniths of power, manifestation, and self-awareness with the elements, while dancing between the earth and sky.
Chrissy, of Rebel Yell Yoga, led us through 60 minutes of vinyasa flow to harness the intense fiery energy of the solstice, and further connected and expanded through Tarot, and the 22 life lessons represented in the Major Arcana. Every guest pulled a Tarot card at the beginning of class that served as a focal point for meditation and as a sort of "personal spirit guide" throughout the practice.
After yoga class concluded, we spent 30 minutes in the solstice circle, opened graciously by Kris of Dark Moon Tarot. We were then led by Chrissy through a midsummer meditation honoring nature, the elements, and the bounty the earth provides in high summer! The circle focused on earth medicine through plants, devotion to and reverence for the natural world.
The historic Salem backdrop as well as the beautiful ocean landscape and impeccable timing of the stunning sunset was enchanting to say the least. We could not have asked for a better vibe for this event. But please check out the photos below... we think they speak for themselves.