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108 Sun Salutations with Debbie Dixon
Jun 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm| $25
Join us for 108 Sun Salutations in Bellevue’s Downtown Park, followed by the Summer Solstice Party @ The Porch of W Bellevue.
Yoga class in the park begins at 4pm and ends approximately 6pm. Summer Solstice Party is 5-8pm.
No membership necessary, appropriate for all experience levels
The summer solstice is marked as a time of celebration, as the sun has life-giving energy, and everything is in full bloom.
Why 108? The number 108 has long been considered a sacred number in Yoga. Traditionally, malas, or garlands of prayer beads, come as a string of 108 beads (plus one for the “guru bead,” around which the other 108 beads turn like the planets around the sun). A mala is used for counting as you repeat a mantra—much like the Catholic rosary.
The number 108 is considered sacred by several Eastern religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism , connected yoga and dharma based practices. The individual digits 108, 1, 0, & 8 represent one thing, nothing and everything ( infinity ), representing the belief of the ultimate reality of the universe as being ( paradoxically ) simultaneously one , emptiness , and infinite.
Renowned mathematicians of Vedic culture viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number also connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters. Such phenomena have given rise to many examples of ritual significance.
Date & Time:
- Fri, June 21, 2019
- 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
About the instructor: Debbie Dixon
Debbie is a mom, a yoga teacher, a business owner, a lover of life, and an artist of the word who derives energy, fulfillment, joy and happiness from watching others begin to discover that the life of their dreams is within their grasp. As a yoga teacher and a guide, she reminds people how to view life as a series of miracles unfolding. Her teachings are strongly rooted in the foundation of “Stepping outside of your comfort zone,” with the belief that life is meant to be enjoyed. Debbie’s mission is to ignite spiritual health in others and remind them that it is their divine birthright to have extraordinary abundance in all areas of their lives, freeing them to live their life on purpose, filled with passion..