Happy Summer Solstice

Welcome Summer!

Read below for some fun ways to welcome Summer with me today, tomorrow and Saturday.

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac Summer Solstice happens today, Thursday, June 21, 2018 specifically at 6:07 a.m. EDT (3:07 a.m. EDT).

In the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice occurs when the Sun reaches both its highest and northernmost points in the sky. (In contrast, the June solstice in the Southern Hemisphere is when the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky.)

The word “solstice” comes from Latin _solstitium_—from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that on the solstice, the sun appears to stop moving in the sky as it reaches its northern- or southernmost point. After the solstice, the sun appears to reverse course and head back in the opposite direction.

The timing of the June solstice is not based on a specific calendar date or time; it all depends on when the sun reaches its northernmost point from the equator. Therefore, the June solstice won’t always occur on the same day.

Richard Rosen, explains why we practice Sun Salutes: “You are saluting the outside sun for providing life to the planet, and your internal sun for providing consciousness.”

Join me in celebrating summer today by practicing Sun Saltues/Sun Salutations/Surya Namaskar.

  • 10:30-11:45 a.m. OmBase in Hillsdale
  • 5:45-7 p.m. Garden Home Yoga and Wellness* (yoga in a yurt)
  • 7:15-8:30 p.m. Garden Home Yoga and Wellness* (yoga in a yurt)

*Pre-registration required for Thursday night Garden Home yoga classes. Please click here to sign up for classes. You can e-mail me at ann@gofitgirl.com if you have any issues or questions. More information about yurt yoga can be found here.

Coffee with a Yogi
I’m guest teaching at Coffee with a Yogi  this coming Saturday, June 23 at Solace Fine & Espresso in Beaverton.

Yoga is at 10 a.m. for all levels. Coffee/tea and conversation after.

Suggested donation of five dollars for yoga (but no one will turned away).

If you’re looking to build a yoga community outside of a traditional yoga studio, join me this Saturday (or any Saturday for CWAY).
It’s lots of fun.
Summer Saturday Wine and Yoga event

Wine Glass Pose is one of the poses we will practice together at Wine and Yoga events at Hip Chicks do Wine.

Help me welcome and celebrate summer by joining me at Hip Chicks do Wine for the first Summer Saturday Wine and Yoga event. You don’t have to be hip or a chick to come and have fun. Guaranteed!
The next date is this Saturday, June 23.

Other Summer Saturdays: Saturday, July 21; and Saturday, August 18.
Registration is from 1:45-2 p.m.; yoga from 2-3 p.m.; and wine and sangria tasting from 3-4 p.m.
This year Hip Chicks is also throwing a sangria tasing in with our four wines.

Advanced tickets are 18 dollars ($20 at the door).

Go to hipchicksdowine.com to purchase your tickets ahead of time to ensure your spot. (There is limited space.) If you click the linked dates above that will take you directly to the cart to purchase tickets for those date(s).

Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.
All levels are supported and welcome.

You will enjoy an hour of wine-themed yoga fun with me. After yoga, we will taste four wines and one sangria from Hip Chicks do Wine.

Glasses, bottles, cheese plates and beer are available for purchase during our tastings as well.
Any questions, feel free to e-mail me at ann@gofitgirl.com or Hip Chicks at winegoddess@hipchicksdowine.com.

Hip Chicks do Wine is located at 4510 SE 23rd Ave. Portland, OR 97202. Phone number is 503-234-3790.