Sunday 5th December 2021 | 10am -1pm (arriving at 930am)
Join Virginia with Emma of Dartmoors Daughter for this morning walk on Dartmoor as the darkness increases towards the time of the winter solstice. There is then an afternoon option of warm soup followed by Yoga Nidra. Please read all the details below.
As we walk we will consider the importance of the winter season, which is naturally a time to rest and restore ourselves as well as allowing nature to rest and be still.
Drizzlecombe ceremonial complex is the best preserved of Dartmoor’s prehistoric ceremonial sites, it includes stone rows, standing stones, the ‘Giant’s Basin’ cairn as well as barrows, cists, and hut circles. This walk is timed just after a solar eclipse and with a new moon. There is an astronomical alignment along one of the stone rows at the winter solstice sunset, so this time of moving into the deep rest of winter’s darkness feels like a potent time to walk together at this extraordinary place.
During the walk we will have a short period of silence. We will also share some poems and readings. If you wish to bring along anything to share with others please feel free to do so.
Following this walk there is the option to return to Ashburton for hot soup followed by Yoga Nidra. Continuing the days theme of self nurturing and deep rest.
Why do we walk? In the words of Satish Kumar, renowned peace pilgrim, “Only by moving can things change and transform. And walking is movement of the body. When you’re walking, you’re transformed. Your mindset, your health, your ideas. You get new, fresh thinking.” Be the change you wish to see.
Cost, the morning walk cost is £25 per person OR walk and soup followed by Yoga Nidra is £40 per person.
Please contact Virginia to book. More details on what to bring along, travel and directions will all be sent on booking.