Hi <<First Name>>,
The first day of fall in the northern hemisphere is this Wednesday, the autumn equinox, where night and day are equal when the moon embraces the sun. It is the balance of light and dark.
The Harvest moon rises right after sunset creating an abundance of bright moonlight early in the evening, which traditionally aided the fall harvest. Our nights are getting longer and the leaves find their way to the ground closer to the earth.
What would you like to fill your basket with this fall? What do you want to harvest (metaphorically) for the winter?
I invite you to join us to dance in honor of the cycle of life and the changing of the season.
Song for Autumn by Mary Oliver
In the deep fall
don’t you imagine the leaves think how
comfortable it will be to touch
the earth instead of the
nothingness of air and the endless
freshets of wind? And don’t you think
the trees themselves, especially those with mossy,
warm caves, begin to think
of the birds that will come — six, a dozen — to sleep
inside their bodies? And don’t you hear
the goldenrod whispering goodbye,
the everlasting being crowned with the first
tuffets of snow? The pond
vanishes, and the white field over which
the fox runs so quickly brings out
its blue shadows. And the wind pumps its
bellows. And at evening especially,
the piled firewood shifts a little,
longing to be on its way.
Sylvie and the SDP Team
PS. For Wednesday's Sweat Your Prayers with the Autumn Equinox Class, no dance experience is needed. Beginners are always welcome. Come join us!
You don't have to attend via video--you can choose to attend in person if you live close enough to Mill Valley, CA or you can choose to listen to the class virtually on your Smartphone. It's another beautiful way to experience our Wednesday classes!
The Wednesday evening class begins at 7:30 PM PST and ends at 9:00 PM PST. The Zoom Class Waiting Room will open at 7:20 PM PST. The class offers the following schedule:
- 7:30 - 9:00 PM PST - Warm-up and a brief chat, then Sweat Your Prayers where we move through the dance meditation.
Wednesday 5Rhythms Registration Details
For those patrons who participate in the SDP monthly membership program, we now have an extensive collection of audio and video classes available on the Syzygy Dance Project website for you to use during this time. You will also have free access to pop-up events, and discounts on any workshops.