In celebration of the Spring Equinox coming up on the 20th of March – the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Also known as the vernal equinox, is one of the four solar festivals of the year.
The equinox which translates roughly in Latin to “equal night” — is when the sun sits vertically above the equator, making day and night equal across the planet.
Mark the occasion by joining one of these online retreats and workshops.
Cost: Tickets are by donation. More details here. Donations go to Wider Horizons contributors, the Earth Community Trust (uniting people and planet) and the Social Change Nest (helping new grassroots movements grow)
Our Spring Equinox Gathering will be a celebration of the return of our own light & energy and the richness of our internal garden, awakening now the hibernation season is over.
The veil between the spiritual and physical world is thinner at the equinoxes so it is a time when we can receive visions, a time to come out of your cocoon, cleanse out stagnant energy within the self and home, and plant seeds of new beginnings.
Connecting with our deeper longing, visions and purpose does not involve knowing the answers to all of our questions, because it’s only in not knowing that we can be truly receptive and it’s only in being receptive that we can truly discover, learn, evolve and transform.
We set an intention for transformation, catalysed by wondrous workshops, sacred ceremony and mellifluous music. Practise tools for self-care and healing, raise your consciousness around the latest social, eco and sacred activist issues, and learn about cutting-edge discoveries in medicine, psychology, spirituality and philosophy.
There’s Dance Medicine on Saturday night and live music. Meet the contributors and participants on zoom or join the Wider Horizons Facebook group to watch.
Contributors include Dr Steve Taylor, Dr Megan Cowles, Sophie Barker, DJ La Plage Rita Hraiz, Chris Park, Adrian Freeman George Barker, Moshe Halperin, Denis Whyte, Isla Macleod – doctors, lecturers, artists, musicians and practitioners from a variety of academic, healing, meditation, massage and energy work disciplines.
Wider Horizons gatherings bring together like-minded young adults looking for a fuller, deeper purpose in their journey through life. They are an opportunity for benevolent brains to combine in creativity, explore the mysteries of life and learn from some of the greatest minds and experts in their field around all things mystical and conscious.
Our aim to is equip young adults with tools for self-care and the knowledge and confidence to embrace life with optimism and belief in the unbridled magic we all possess. Make a donation by signing up below and follow on Instagram to stay connected.
Date/time: Friday 19th March – 7-8.30pm / Saturday 20th March – 10.30am-12pm and 3-4.30pm / Sunday 21st March – 10.30am-12pm and 3-4.30pm GMT
What you get: Join Tanja Mickwitz and Ayala Homossany for an at-home weekend retreat to nourish yourself and tap into the creative energy of spring. We will weave through joyful play into deep connection.
REST – replenish and restore energy with a full length restorative yoga practice as well as a recorded yoga nidra (guided relaxation) for you to enjoy in your own time during the weekend
MOVE – your body and your spirit through yoga in familiar and new ways as well as free movement with JourneyDance
PLAY – reconnect to your inner child using games with yoga related asana as a way to help and manifest what might be dormant and wishes to be released.
… all the while held in a beautiful shared sacred online sanctuary space but with all your home comforts (literally!). We would love to share this very special Spring Equinox weekend with you!
In advance of the retreat you will be sent a little package for a shared retreat activity, you will also receive recorded Mindful Self Compassion Meditation and Yoga Nidra practices to enjoy at any time through the weekend (and beyond).
Date/time: 20th March 9:00AM to 5:30PM EST with an optional Moon Salutation Yoga at 7:00 to 7:30PM EST
Cost: $100 USD
What you get: Take a deep breath in. Exhale slowly. In this 1-day event, we will be letting go of our week as we take a day off for ourselves and nurture our body with a series of serene and reflective activities.
This virtual event encompasses a holistic approach towards wellness, taking great care of our mind and body through Yoga, Barre, Art Therapy, Dance and Movement Therapy, Breathwork, a cultivation of gratitude, Internal Family Systems and so much more.
All the materials you need for the day are already in your home, and your schedule for the day is all taken care of. You deserve this time for yourself.
This virtual retreat is for you if:
- You need to reboot
- You feel burnt out
- Your trips got canceled because of COVID
- You are missing connection with people or family
- You want to let go of any stress
- You want to learn more about yourself
- You want to become refreshed and revitalized
- You are looking for a break
- You are ready to refill your cup with so much goodness!
Dates/time: 20th March 9:30 – 11:30am GMT
What you get: Join Laura and Molly for a two-hour, blissful mini Yoga retreat to welcome in the Spring Equinox, from the comfort of your own home!
We will open our morning with some gentle meditation and breathwork, inspiring the flow of embodied bliss to work deeper into the body – ready for intention setting and journaling. Flowing fluidly through some easeful journaling prompts we will then begin to move, gently and soulfully, in union with the breath.
Gradually building heat and openness through the body, we will flow seamlessly through an accessible vinyasa sequence designed to hit all areas and suit all abilities, accompanied by a blissful soundscape of singing bowls and sacred instruments.
There will be lots of options given for all abilities so please bring along any props you like to use to keep yourself in the flow! To close we will sink into some deep, marinating Yin poses before drifting off in a long, beautiful savasana and soundbath lead by Laura.
There will then be opportunity to share closing thoughts and feelings with the circle, or a little solo journaling time if you would rather. The perfect start to a Sunday morning.
We are pleased to be partnering with the amazing Key Changes, a charity promoting positive mental health through the healing power of music. 50% of all profits will be donated to Key Changes.
Date/time: Saturday 20th March 2 – 5pm GMT
Cost: £22+ booking fee (£23.51)
What you get: A joyful afternoon Retreat of Kundalini Yoga, Mantra, Meditation and Yoga Nidra to honour the Spring Equinox.
The Spring Equinox is a time of balance, increased energy and new growth. It marks the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice. The dark months are over, there is an increasing light and energy, the earth is waking up, flowers are blossoming and swathes of green bless the lands!
Our focuses for the afternoon will be:
Balance – As the earth is in equilibrium it’s the perfect time to reflect on balance in your life. Where are you feeling out of balance? What would make you feel more balanced?
Spring growth energy – With the increased energy and light comes new growth within you. Spring Equinox is a great time to plan what you want to devote your spring growth energy to? Where do you want to direct your energy? Which Ideas and dreams do you wish to grow?
The afternoon will include Kundalini Yoga Kriya, Mantras, Meditation, Movement, Affirmations, Reflection/Journalling. Yoga Nidra. A PDF of Spring Equinox practices, rituals and journal prompts will be sent in advance.
Date/time: Friday 19th March 7 – 8.30pm GMT
What you get: Can you feel the energy of the height of Spring around you as the natural world wakes up? Ostara or the Spring Equinox brings this feeling of awakening to us and the world around us.
We can witness the birds singing, the buds coming into leaf and flower, bulbs blossoming and more daylight and warmth encouraging us to get up and out into the world around us.
Meditation Magic events aim to help you to tap into the energy of the season and honour the elements. With a gentle Celtic ceremony and deeply soothing meditation, this evening invites you to connect to the calling of your heart.
At this Spring Equinox we find a point of balance that honours the balance we are seeing around us in equal light day and night. We are also approaching the point where the moon hangs like it has been cut in half in the sky – do you feel balanced or a little cut in half with pressures? Join us to connect with this energy and find your magic.
Date/Time: Saturday, 20th March 1 – 3pm PST.
What you get: Pilates class, Meditation, Intention Setting, and a Cook-A-Long! Pilates Instructor, Abla Hamza and Health Coach, Amy Sullivan are hosting two hours of total wellness designed to get your body, mind, and spirit aligned, and guide you toward achieving your goals with more ease. We’re going to harness Equinox energy that provides the perfect template for resetting and new intentions.
What do you want to achieve this year? What intentions or resolutions have fallen to the wayside since January 1? Now is the time to reprioritize and realign with the cosmic universe. Think of it as spring cleaning of YOU. We will also share some goodies for you to continue feeling healthy and energized to manifest everything you desire.
All levels, no experience necessary. All you need is some comfy clothes and the desire to create an amazing future for yourself. Come create and be well with us as we celebrate the Equinox and YOU!
Date/time: Saturday 20th March 10:30am -3:00pm mountain time
What you get: Create with the Earth coming alive at this Spring Equinox Retreat that invites you to attune inward and set the tone of your coming months in spiritual community.
The experience and schedule will consist of:
Arrival, Aura Healings and Welcome
Arrive and settle into the group with some journaling and quiet self meditation and, if you’d like, receive an aura healing from an Aspen Oracle Member.
Guided Meditation to Ground and Set Intentions
Facilitated by Jennah Synnestvedt
We start with a grounding and expansive meditation that brings you as Spirit deeper into your Body in present time. The change of season is an especially poignant time to ground because the Earth and Cosmic energies are ripe to deepen into our spiritual nature and align our intentions.
Meet Each Other and Voice Your Intention
Facilitated by Aspen Oracle Teachers
The magic amplifies when we come together! A place to “just be” with others is sometimes the missing link to receiving our intentions in joy. Voicing, being witnessed and celebrated in a group gives us the opportunity to match and encourage each other to keep growing.
Celebrate and Release Winter
11:15am-12:00pm Mountain Time
Facilitated by Irka Mateo
Through a Taino Shamanic Journey, you’ll bring yourself into present time so that you have a clear space to tune-in and set intentions for yourself in the coming season.
Astro Energies and Planetary Healing
Facilitated by Mary-Laurence Bevington and Alison Stanton
A joyful guided meditation which will journey from the Solar System to our Planet. You will be guided to connect with and offer healing to Mother Earth and her Creatures great and small. While in meditation, The Council of Animals will send you an animal who is just right for you to heal and to be healed by.
Channeled Healings to Clear the Way
Facilitated by Divine Healing Center
Receive a healing from a high vibration healing being on a request that you have.
Set Your Intentions for Spring
Facilitated by Jennah Synnestvedt
Awaken, deepen and receive a mini-reading on your connection to your inner voice and your heart’s guidance. From a vibration of limitless possibilities, paint your pathway through the Spring season just how you’d like it. Give each other a big “hooray” for what we are each creating.
Being in Harmony with Yourself this Spring
Facilitated by Shareen Webb
Meditation to guide you in creating and grounding a harmonic resonance for yourself that you can embody and take with you when this Spring Equinox Retreat is complete.
Date/time: There are 3 options to gather with the community with LIVE classes to choose from:
Saturday, March 21st
▴ 7am LIVE opening meditation
▴ 9am LIVE vinyasa practice
Sunday, March 22nd
▴ 7am LIVE closing meditation
▴ The 24-hour Self-Led Spring Equinox Retreat
This weekend experience invites you to examine how you may shift with the sunlight and foster new beginnings with a schedule of events to choose from. This experience is self-led and offers three LIVE events to connect virtually with the Practice with Clara community.
Cost: This event is free for all practice with Clara members. new members can join our community for 7-days free during the retreat.
What you get: Join us for a Spring Equinox Weekend Retreat. In honour of spring equinox, we’re hosting a self-led weekend retreat. Equinox is the point in time when the day and night are briefly equal. This period marks the transition to spring and a shift in seasons. Light increases, the air warms, and the frost melts. Life returns to earth as we perceive the environment change with budding blossoms and wildlife.
Springtime represents new beginnings; the ground is fertile and ripe with opportunity. Abundance and movement symbolize spring as plants grow, birds return, and bears stir from hibernation.
For centuries, various communities and tribes have come together to celebrate this shift in seasons. We may not be able to gather together this year, but we can connect virtually for a self-led experience that honors our inherent new beginnings and the seeds we wish to sow.
This retreat is self-led, meaning, you choose when to do the on-demand yoga classes and all of the other activities included in this experience.