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Tue, Jun 21



Yoga Solstice Practice...a Kick off to Yoga in the Park

Come practice with us, the Butte Parks and Recreation Department and celebrate Solstice 2022! A great class to celebrate the Solstice and connect with breath and body movements. donations $5, and benefit Butte Parks and Trails Foundation

Yoga Solstice Practice...a Kick off to Yoga in the Park
Yoga Solstice Practice...a Kick off to Yoga in the Park

Time & Location

Jun 21, 2022, 6:30 PM MDT – Jun 22, 2022, 8:00 PM MDT

Butte, 443 N Main St, Butte, MT 59701, USA

About the event

The Solstice, whether it is summer or winter, is a very special time from many cultures and groups of people, and for those that practice yoga, it is no exception.  Within the practice of yoga, there is always an exploration of dualities: masucline and feminine energies,  grounding vs extention, heating vs cooling; essentially yin and yang.  

As the planet tilts on it's axis, giving the northeren hemisphere it's longest day, one way we honor this change is by observing change in ourselves.  The Solstice can be many things in a yoga practice, but we would like to intentionally carve out time to honor what is serving us and what is not. To honor the heat building from this planetary change, and to symbolically burn away that which is not serving us, we will engage in heating exerices such as Sun Salutations.

Many people practice 108 Sun Salutations on the Solstice and that number comes from the Hindu beliefe that 108 is the basis of all creation.  In addition, there are 108

  • Upanishads (Hindu spiritual texts)
  • Names of Hindu Gods and Goddesses
  • Sacred sites in India
  • Sacred points in the body (Marma points)
  • Beads in a mala (Hindu prayer beads)

When explored through the breakdown of Sun Salutations, the idea is that it:

  • Creates energy in your physical and mental body
  • Detoxes and cleanses your body
  • Builds internal heat
  • Activates your prana
  • Releases stuck energy and emotions
  • Reminds you to surrender and be present
  • Builds strength and stamina

Our practice will not involve 108 Sun Salutations, but a variety of differnt styles of Sun Salutations , and 54 rounds instead of 108.  You can expect to practice for about an hour and experience a warm up with focus on the breath, 3 Sun Salutation Varieties adding up to 54 rounds, a cool down and meditation at the end.

Donation of $5, cash and Venmo Accepted

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