Terese Laforge also led the September meditation. (Photo contributed)

Winter Solstice meditation to take place Saturday

The two-hour event will run from 12-2 p.m. by Westside Rd.

During the hectic holiday season, a small group is marking the winter solstice and full moon with a relaxing two-hour meditation this Saturday.

Taking place on Udell Street off Westside Road with the purpose of relaxation in mind, organizer Robyn Prosser invited sound therapist Therese Laforge from Kamloops to attend to facilitate the meditation through crystal bowl healing and sound therapy.

“The solstice AND full moon is a very energetic time for this mediation,” wrote Prosser to her Facebook event. “Everyone is welcome.”

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Crystal bowl healing is a form of “Vibrational Medicine” and is based on the idea that all matter and body cells vibrate to a precise frequency when healthy and to a dissonant frequency when in disease.

“Some people just fall asleep but they way sound works, it rings throughout your whole body. You can be asleep and it’ll still do its work for you and you’ll be relaxed,” said Prosser, who was introduced to crystal bowl healing meditation through her work as training through the First Nations Friendship Centre last year.

“I really liked it so I went to another event in Vernon in the spring and then I decided to start bringing it out to the westside and into our community.”

This is the second event that Prosser has run; the first took place in September.

“It’s for relaxation through sound therapy. I really enjoyed it and just wanted something closer to me and a lot of people are really interested in it.”

Prosser said that, while the focus is relaxation, she is also an artist and said she finds that it helps with her creativity. She also said that families are encouraged to attend. She is hoping for at least 15 participants. Attendance will cost $20 per person.

Those interested should plan to arrive about 15 minutes early to set up. Prosser also encourages people to bring anything they need to be comfortable: blankets, pillows, yoga mats, air mattresses, water bottles. The meditation is set to begin at noon at 514 Udell Rd.

Related: Stargazing: History of the Winter Solstice

Related: Vernon’s Centre for Spiritual Living open to all

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