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Winter Solstice Gathering & Workshop led by Rachel Soumokil

Saturday, December 16, 2023
9:00 pm

Cost: $30 in advance / $40 at the door 

Create a yule log, dress a candle, and prepare a house blessing spray! ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED.

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Pre-registration encouraged to save your spot! 

Contact Rachel at:


Enlightened Soul Center & Shop

2711 Carpenter Road
Ann Arbor 48108

Free parking!
We have our own building with the main entrance and parking in the back. On the east side of Carpenter, halfway between Packard Street and Washtenaw Ave.

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About the Winter Solstice Gathering & Workshop

Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year.  After the solstice, each day is a little bit longer as the wheel turns towards summer.


Throughout history, as the season was marked by cold and darkness, people would gather on this night to revel and beckon the Sun's return with all the hope of the blessings the warmth could bring. For many people around the world, part of that celebration would include bringing greenery into the house, the blessing and burning of a Yule log, the burning of candles to symbolize the sun's warm light, and the blessing of the home to foster good health.  

It is with these rituals in mind that this Winter Solstice Gathering and Workshop has been organized. Please come share with us your energy and joy for the turning of the wheel as we mark this time of year! The event will start with a short presentation and winter meditation, after which attendees will craft a yule log, dress a candle with oil and herbs, and create a blessing spray for our homes.  All materials & instruction will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!


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About Rachel Soumokil

Rachel is a recent Arizona transplant who was instantly enamored by the beauty of the state of Michigan. She is a hospice nurse providing education, support, and comfort to those at the end of life and their families. 


Rachel has been a board member of The Gaian Collective since its inception and is excited to bring the love and creativity of the organization to Michigan. The Gaian Collective is a non-profit organization where anyone can feel safe to explore connections between their inner spiritual practices and sacred nature, in order to create a more sustainable world.


Rachel is an artisan at heart and enjoys spending her spare time learning, creating art in various mediums, and spending time with her family and fur babies.

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