Winter Wonderland: A Sunset Solstice SoulJour Experience
Please join us for a very special virtual Winter Solstice Experience with Eduardo Ballestros, Ashley Melin and Jesse James Rice. Thanks to COVID, this will now be totally online via Zoom. We will be broadcasting from the majestic and energetically potent Zion, Utah.
Saturday, December 19
5-6pm via Zoom
$11 or $20 includes 11-Days of Wonder Soul Journey
11-Days of Wonder Soul Journey Info
Jesse James Rice
Together we Rock. Together we Rise. Together our collective intention will create a positive vibration around the globe.
Wonder (n.): a feeling of astonishment caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.
Have you ever wondered...?
How to gracefully transcend the challenges presented in 2020 into a more positive 2021? How to unlock the door to your greatest potential? How to manifest the life you were born to live?
Now more than ever we are being called to Wonder. We're being tested on every level. Yet there is beauty in the unknown – a quiet surrender, a return to nature, a connection to God. What we experience this year for Winter Solstice 2020 will mark a new beginning. On the darkest day of the year, during the darkest year of our lives, we'll ignite the light within. As the sun is rebirthed, so too, will we. As we journey back to Source, in sacred land, a true soul friendship with our Selves, with Mother Earth, and with others will take root. With our wonder hats on, we’ll ask big life questions and remember all there is to be grateful. We'll emerge wondering about the miracles of life where Grace, Joy and Freedom prevail.
Benefits of this Experience
Design the future state we want to live in our newfound, unsettling reality of life during a pandemic
Envision a state of wonder, where new doors open and we are able to manifest the life we were born to live
Align soul, mind & body to better serve our friends, families, communities
Connect with like-minded SoulJours
The butterfly represents transformation, rebirth, renewal, impermanence of the mind. Butterflies teach us to recognize change as it arrives – to welcome it vs. fear it. They represent courage and remind us to trust the process of moving through the phases of life with our newfound wings – and fly!
The winter solstice celebrates the longest hours of darkness or the rebirth of the sun and is believed to hold a powerful energy for regeneration, renewal and self-reflection. It's a time for quiet energy – to look within yourself and focus on what we want. It's a time to set intentions for 2021 and experience a personal awakening.
For the remainder of 2020, we’ve partnered with TreeSisters – an organization we believe is doing great things in the world! TreeSisters works to empower local communities in remote areas,by contributing to the reforestation of tropical areas decimated by fires and clearcutting.
TreeSisters exists to elicit collective responsibility for planetary restoration at the grass roots level with a focus on women and tropical reforestation. They channel 80% of member donations to exemplary existing reforestation organizations in the tropics with whom they partner to restore ecosystems. The remaining 20% funds our behavior change and consciousness shift work with women to reinstate feminine leadership, and normalize collective ownership of planetary restoration.
A portion of all proceeds and 100% of all donations will go towards planting trees in our SoulJour Forest!
About the Presenters
Ashley Melin, Founder of SoulJour
Ashley has been a freelance graphic designer for nearly 20 years. Her current clients include Nike, Columbia, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Starbucks, and HEMA Amsterdam. Taking her first yoga class in 1992, she has been a daily practitioner of yoga/meditation ever since, having studied with the best teachers all over the world. She began taking groups to India in 2007, with the goal being to get people out of their comfort zone and to practice living life off the mat that only India will do. As an avid mountain biker, skier, 10 time marathon runner, and big mountain climber (climbing over 25 peaks above 14,000 feet ), she has an intimate understanding of pushing limits – physical, emotional, mental – in order to create change. This concept became the most real when 5 years ago, Ashley experienced a radical shift and divorced the man she'd been with half her life. It was during this most challenging time of her life that the idea for SoulJour was born and she was able to turn her biggest challenge into her greatest gift.
Read more about Ashley
Eduardo Ballestros, Sound Alchemist & Yoga Teacher
Eduardo received his crystal bowl training directly from Paul Utz, the founder of Crystal Tones. Adding the singing bowls to his spiritual practice has been life changing. With every crystal bowl session, he feels he's as blessed as much as those who come for healing. Eduardo’s crystal singing bowls are made of 99.9% pure quartz crystal. They are infused with only the finest gemstones and precious metals. In the hands of a master, these bowls sing like angels. Their pure, vibrant tones, along with Eduardo’s intuitive playing, create a euphoric world. It’s like stepping into a sound chamber of healing vibrations that revitalize the mind, body, and spirit, and leaves you feeling amazing. Eduardo has a daily practice of praying, meditating, greeting the sun every morning outdoors because those first rays of light are potent.
Jesse James Rice, Musician & Writer
Jesse is a musician, songwriter and filmmaker born and raised by the ocean in America's Pacific Northwest. He's written and directed independent films that have played around the world. He continues to write songs, perform, and produce films, all with the goal of expressing the essence of truth, and raising the vibration of the planet. Jesse is also passionate about astrology and tarot, and uses those gifts to bring self-love and acceptance to those around him.