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Published May 15th 2019
Some great winter solstice celebrations to pick from
The day the solstice occurs is the same right across the world. The season you welcome depends on the side of the equator you live on. The reason is a great science lesson. It is all about the tilt of the sun!
Winter Solstice Time = 01:53:46
Sunrise = 07:35:50
Sunset = 17:08:22
The duration of this day is 9 hours 32 minutes 32 seconds.
Solstices occur on 20th or 21st June and 21st or 22nd December each year. During the winter solstice, this will be the shortest day of the year.
The following is a list of some of the celebrations that will be on from 16th June to 23rd June 2019.
When:16th June from 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm What Winter Solstice Where: The She Shed: 24 Sinclair Street, Ocean Grove Cost: $70
Welcome in the winter solstice in a twilight evening of yoga, dance and feasting by the fire.
Here you will honour the "Goddess of Winter and Her transformative power of the dark." You will be settled into your own space with an opening meditation. This will be followed by a yoga practice. You will be taken through to create a snakalpa - an affirmation. This will be what you may have hidden within you that "feels drawn to come to the light."
You will also learn through mythology, mudra and dance. This will be traditional Yoga Asana with free-embodied movement.
You will then have some vegetarian food and a sweetened chai.
When: 19th June from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm What: Pitch X - The Winter Solstice Where: YBF Ventures, 520 Bourke Street, Melbourne Cost: $10
The winter solstice celebrates the longest hours of darkness in the year and is believed to hold powerful energy for regeneration, renewal, and self-reflection. It may be winter, but the latest Pitch X is hotter than ever.
At this special winter wonderland, Pitch X organisers are on a mission to help connect, motivate, and grow startups.
Here there will be judges for this Pitch X friendly pitching competition. It is open to anyone who wants to pitch for an investor, mentor, co-founder, or just for practice.
There is heaps more information that you can find out about this fascinating event and you can read about it at their website.
When: 21st June from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm What: The Long Night Where: 24 Moons Bar, 2 Arthurton Road, Northcote Cost:
The longest night of the year will be here! This gives birth to the pagan new year. At this event, you can play, party and dance. There will be great techno sounds brought to you by some amazing and local up and coming talent.
When: 23rd June from 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm What:: Winter Solstice Mini Retreat Where: North Yoga, 301 Albert street, Brunswick Cost: $127
The winter solstice gives you a chance to look within yourself and think about what you want and need. It's a time to set yourself some goals for the rest of the year. It is also a time to look at and let go of our past and to make changes within yourself.
This event will be these things plus a whole lot more! It is the perfect activity for anyone from the beginner to the experienced artist.
It will be all about mandalas and you will learn more at this mini-retreat. It will be an interesting three hours where you will decorate your own mandala. The workshop will then end with a Reiki healing while you sit back and enjoy meditation with sound healer and Reiki practitioner, Ashleigh Bell.
To find out what is included and learn more, click on this link, where you can also make a booking.