embracing the darkness: a journey to remember your self
with nathan mills & the colin trio
december 21 • 7-11PM
We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light. – Earl Nightingale
Move & groove on a journey to Remember Your Self. SoulJour’s Winter Soulstice Experience, Embracing the Darkness, features movement with Nathan Mills, live bluesy soul music by The Colin Trio, delicious CBD elixirs by Soma Kombucha, organic bites by Eatin’ Alive and a raffle to benefit Surfrider Foundation Portland.
Winter Soulstice is the darkest day of the year. It's the time for grounding and also for rebirth - the light is coming! Come with a sense of curiosity and adventure – knowing that we'll nourish, recreate, and serve our highest Self using all five senses. We'll move our bodies in unexpected ways, ignite a fire in our belly, burn old patterns, and, like the Phoenix bird who burned to the ground only to be reborn more awesome than ever, we'll transcend our current reality into our most powerful Self! Rock on SoulJours. We got this!
Space is limited so please register early to ensure your space!
Please arrive 15 minutes early. We’ll start promptly at 7pm.
$40 Full Ticket:
Movement & meditation (7-9pm), vegan fare, 1 elixir & 1 raffle ticket
$20 After Party Only Ticket:
Join us just after 9pm for the After Party with The Colin Trio, named one of Portland's Top 10 bands! Also includes 1 elixir & 1 raffle ticket.
Day of Show Door Prices: $45 / $25
- A rockin' good time!
- New tools for growth and well-being
- A burning away of fears and limitations
- A shift in perception of Self
- Alignment of mind, body and spirit
- New, rad SoulJour friends
The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation’s work is focused keeping it clean upstream through our programs including #DitchTheStrawPDX, Ocean Friendly Restaurants, Green Streets, Hold On To Your Butt programs and our Blue Water Task Force water quality monitoring program out on the north coast. Chapter meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:00 PM. The meetings are open to the public and family friendly.
Nathan is a renowned teacher of yoga, healing movement and martial arts with over 15 years of teaching experience and over 30 years of practice. He inspires us to move thoughtfully, practice mindfully and to be present and aware with every brilliant breath our life has to give. You will be inspired by the way practicing with Nathan over time enhances your strength and abilities not just on a yoga mat—but in all facets of life. Born handicapped, Nathan was given the gift of yoga and movement as a child. These practices have continually healed Nathan through much adversity in the 40+ years he has been blessed to live on this amazing planet. His passion is to help inspire healing in others, and he works as a nutritional counselor and massage therapist when he’s not teaching movement classes. Nathan also loves to act and dance and travels periodically to perform in the occasional independent film.
The Colin Trio
The Colin Trio is songwriter Colin Hogan on vocals, guitar, and piano; Brian Link on bass; and Matt Ramsdell on drums and percussion. The Trio combines jazzy, country blues with Southern soul, led by Colin’s sultry vocals. They can also be found as the rhythm section for many other Portland bands. The Trio released Tightening the Wire in January 2016, the full-length followup to their Simple Sweet EP (2015). In 2014, AXS.com named The Colin Trio one of Portland’s Top 10 Bands of the Year. Colin’s personal highlight was singing a duet on stage with New Orleans legend Dr. John. All three are originally from the South, and they currently live in Portland, OR.
“Colin’s original lyrics and compositions combines many musical influences, to create a totally unique sound that can captivate any audience.”
– Teri Briggs, The Portland Playlist, (February 18, 2017)
Jean-Pierre Parent, a yoga teacher in Portland, Oregon, noticed that, even though people often go to yoga studios for the community, many students would shyly slink away after class. In response, he began bringing his home-brew kombucha to enjoy after class. It was an instant hit, with students, then later studio owners, requesting to purchase his kombucha. SOMA was born. Today, you can buy SOMA in dozens of locations throughout the Pacific Northwest and Southern California.
Detroit born and bred, soulful living inspires Paige: vibrant food, hearty laughter, and an active life. As a yoga instructor and elementary educator, Paige prepared plant-based foods in her Portland home, giving life to Eatin' Alive in 2010.
Eatin' Alive uses locally-sourced and quality foods in their unique recipes. This abundance is made available as grab-and-go in wholesale, grocery distribution, farmers’ markets, and boutique restaurants.