✨Winter Solstice Wishes✨
Today marks the winter solstice, where the hours of darkness are at their peak. It can be a challenging time for our bodies, minds and souls.
This time of year is also the dawn of new beginnings. Slowly but surely the light will prevail, the days becoming longer and the anticipation of lighter and warmer times leading the way. It’s a time of hope, reflection and restoration.
Remember that this period is all about doing what is best for you and your mental health, and that can look completely different for each person. I’ve included some ideas around this below, plus there’s info on activities to look forward to in the new year.
For now though, on this dawn of light and new beginnings, I hope you can spend this time in the way you most want to. Wishing you a restorative and nourishing festive period and much love for 2022.
Huge thanks to you all for being part of our community this year. Curious Motion is now two years old, and with most of our existence being in a pandemic it’s been quite a ride! We’re so grateful to you all for continuing to be by our side and what a joy it has been to move, dance, and create together!
Some wonderful memories have been made and exciting plans for 2022 are in motion. Here’s a summary of what’s to come in January – keep an eye on your inbox for more info to follow:
Rhythm & Brews
Through October and November, people of all ages from across Elland’s community joined us to explore what it means to move, sing, dance, and play together. It was joyous to say the least!
Here’s how the participants told us they felt after the sessions:
Sessions return on 28th January and will run bi-weekly through February and March 2022. Keep an eye on your inbox for more information!
Monthly ‘Happiness Lab’ workshops
Explore what happiness means to you through a different creative activity each month. We’re kicking off with lantern making with Handmade Parade in January! Booking info coming soon.
Find out more here.
Our popular over 55s dance programme returns on
Tuesday 4th January in Elland.
Click here to book
For key workers in Calderdale via Calderdale Cares 4 Us.
New for January:
online and in-person sessions!
Keep an eye on the CC4Us website for booking to open.
Some winter solstice resources for comfort and restoration:
Christmas Coping Tips from Mind – some great tips to navigate this time from the mental health charity Mind.
The Comfort Book by Matt Haig – a beautiful book created to provide hope in a stressful world.
The Calm App – lots of wonderful meditations, sleep stories, and music.
Sending love and light
Sam and the team at Curious Motion x
Our mailing address is:
Curious Motion CIC
Hebden Bridge, Calderdale HX7 7BY
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