Martinsville, Virginia


Winter Solstice Yoga at Piedmont Arts

Instructor Elizabeth Walsh will lead a 90-minute yoga session celebrating the winter solstice on Wednesday, December 21 at 6 pm at Piedmont Arts.

Participants will meet in the museum’s galleries to complete 108 sun salutations. No matter your experience level, everyone is invited to attend. 

Lauren Cahn of the Huffington Post, after a similar practice said, “Today, my arms are a bit achy, but I have a pleasant spiritual “hangover”: After 108 sun salutations, I not only feel fitter, but wiser. I invite you to step onto the mat and accept the challenge of 108... or eight. It doesn’t matter really as long as you make it a challenge. Then, listen to your thoughts as they go by and see what life lessons are in store for you.”

The founder of Rise and Shine Health, Walsh is a 20-year practitioner of yoga. She has taught locally for eight years and is currently enrolled in a 500-hour Purna Yoga Teacher Training Program. This is her 28th time leading a winter solstice celebration.

Pre-registration for Winter Solstice Yoga at Piedmont Arts is encouraged by visiting Piedmont Arts on Facebook. Participants should bring a mat, a bottle of water and a small washcloth. The cost is $10, payable at the event.