December's New Moon and Winter Solstice are both just around the corner (New Moon is this Monday, December 14th and the Winter Solstice is Monday, December 21st). I'm so excited for them both.
Do you have rituals surrounding either or both of these special days?
I'm hosting a virtual New Moon Women's Circle with my dear friend Lisa tomorrow evening (we host this monthly) and we would love for you to join (see below). I'll also be teaching a New Moon Yin Yoga class on Monday evening at 8:15pm (see below to register). Next week I'll be sharing more about the Winter Solstice and I'll be hosting a Winter Solstice Yin Yoga class on Monday December 21st. I hope that you'll join me!
How are you preparing for winter this season? If you're like me and summer is at heart for you, it might be useful to prepare for the season so that the cold and darker season doesn't hit so strongly this year for you. For me, tapping into these rituals have a strong impact on helping me thrive in this chilly and darker season.
In preparation for the Winter Solstice, I put together a list of the 8 crystals that I'll be incorporating into my own Winter Solstice ritual next week, and I wanted to share it with you for inspiration as we move into the new season. I utilize crystals in my yin and meditation practices, as well as around my house for intention setting. They are beautiful symbols of the intention that I put into place. I strongly suggest incorporating them into your favorite rituals!
- 8 CRYSTALS TO ADD TO YOUR WINTER SOLSTICE RITUALS
- Crystal Of The Week : Tourmalated Quartz
- Journal Prompt : Preparing For Winter
- My Holiday Gift Guide
- Sign Up For A Yin Live Stream Class With Me This Week
- MoonRise Channel : Yin Yoga For A Grateful Heart + A Moment Of Gratitude
- December New Moon Circle
- December Crystal Giveaway(S) + NEW Weekly Instagram Giveaway
CRYSTAL OF THE WEEK | MOONRISE CRYSTAL BOUTIQUE
TOURMALINATED QUARTZ | enhancement + protection, a powerful shield stone
I just added Tourmainated Quartz points and hearts to the boutique! I'm so excited to have them, they are SO gorgeous. Tourmalated Quartz is a gorgeous fusion of the two stone, and in this combo the quartz amplifies the energy of the Black Tourmaline. Have you ever tried utilizing two stones (or more!) into your practices? I just LOVE combining crystals, so I am always thrilled to see combinations of my favorites.
I love to use Tourmalinated Quartz in my intention practices for :
use these journal prompts this week if they inspire you
Do I have any favorite Winter Solstice Traditions to celebrate the transition of seasons and the welcoming back of more and more forthcoming daylight?
What can I celebrate moving into this particular winter season?
What is important for me to acknowledge right now?
How does the winter season make me feel? If there is something that doesn't feel good, how can I combat that this season?
What would be my ultimate day of Winter Solstice and self care on the solstice? How can I incorporate some of this?
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2020!
I decided to put a gift guide together for 2020 because I have a handful of brands that I work with personally and professionally on a regular basis, and I truly just love them all. I've worked to find brands that I believe in entirely - from their ethics to their philosophy to their quality and their purpose. I wouldn't be recommending them if they didn't check all of these boxes. This list is a reflection of these brands! Check them out and please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!
I'm so excited to let you know that I recently partnered with Savvi. Savvi is a life style fitness brand that has spoken to me both in their ethics + philosophy and their incredible line of active wear (literally my favorite!) for quite some time now. They represent building your life by design.
I made the decision to partner with them as the official line of MoonRise Self Care and am so excited to introduce the line and philosophy of the brand to you!
Please check them out through my site below, feel free to share with a friend who would love them, reach out to me with any questions and reach out to me if you're interested in partnering with a gorgeous brand and philosophy as well!
I recently launched the MoonRise Self Care channel on YouTube as a space that you can turn to 24/7 for self care routines, tips and habits. I'm building a collection of yin yoga classes, self care ideas, lunar practices and crystal intention setting on the channel.
PLEASE subscribe + turn notifications on so that you never miss an update or free class release!
The new moon represents deep feminine wisdom. Engaging regularly with the moon cycles is a powerful way to become intimately connected with the phases of birth, death and rebirth.
In our lives, we too are constantly moving through these cycles, seasons and changes. Connecting to and working with the moon as she cycles, creates a life of deeper meaning and more authentic connection as we are able to live a life with more awareness and intention.
Join Lisa Reeder (Wild Souls Yoga) & Jenny White (MoonRise Self Care) in a women's circle as we practice grounding techniques, breath work and development of our intuition. We will share space with each other to receive, connect and create.
ps - I'm teaching yin directly after our New Moon Circle - it's the most incredible combo, please join for both!
I believe that kindness matters, in uplifting someone else, in the ripple effect and in paying it forward. I believe that the world needs more love and kindness and that we have the potential to change someone's day with a small gesture.
When I began the MoonRise crystal boutique, I knew that I wanted to incorporate a #CrystalRippleEffect into it from the start, so I began gifting a FREE crystal with every purchase. It's become one of the most important parts of the boutique to me. With each purchase, you'll receive a free crystal - you could keep it for your collection, gift to a friend or share with a stranger. Set an intention behind it and pass those vibes on!
For the entire month of December, you'll be gifted TWO selenite sticks with any purchase totaling $60+!
One for you and one to gift to a friend or stranger!
Selenite is a must have for ANY collection. I keep selenite throughout my house with intentions of calming and cleansing. You'll find it under my bed, next to my bed, near all of my other crystals....literally I think I have a piece in each room of my space!
Nothing special for you to do, a piece will automatically be sent when your purchase totals $60+.
Last week, I began a weekly tradition called the #CrystalRippleEffect. It's a weekly giveaway to help pay some good forward. Every Sunday at 10am, I'll begin a contest on the MoonRise Instagram to send TWO Rose Quartz points to the winner - one for them and one to gift to a friend or stranger. I hope that it assists in spreading more love.