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Winter Solstice & Full Moon Ceremony (SOLD OUT)

  • Misfit Studio 761 Queen St. West, 3rd Floor Toronto, ON M6J 1G1 Canada (map)


An evening to celebrate the Winter Solstice and illuminate the light within as Grandmother Moon shines fully in Cancer. Join our sacred circle to build the strength and inner resources to ground into your body and activate your inner sensual fire through channeled wisdom, crystal bowl sound healing, ritual, West African drumming, and movement. This event is suitable for those who are comfortable with a deep healing experience.

Come celebrate the full moon like never before! Your body will be tantalized by sacred African rhythms and activated through playful movement. Your soul will be nourished by the healing sounds and channeled wisdom, and you will learn keys to focusing in the face of fear through a manifestation exercise. These events will raise your vibration, and point of attraction in your life! They are a place to let go, have fun and connect with community in a heart space. Grab your tickets while they last!

Confidentiality will be maintained around what is shared in the group. Sharing about your experience is optional. You can come by yourself or with friends. Both are welcome.

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Image by @goddess_rising


Full moons are a time when emotions surface to clear. This moon exerts a stronger pull on the waters of the Earth, and raises the tides. We are mostly water, and in many Native American traditions the water is associated with the emotional body. So the full moon is exerting a stronger pull on our emotional body, bringing what needs to clear to surface.

So come heal with us! Read more about "How the moon effects you + what you can do about it" here.

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The Cold Moon was named by many Native American tribes because it is the time of year where the winter cold sets in. It is also called Long Nights Moon, as it is close to the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. Source


Shelly Burton

Shelly Burton, Founder of Samhara Energy Medicine™ and Oxford University trained medical anthropologist, will be guiding the ceremony. Through hands-on high-vibration energy healing, sound therapy, and energy transmissions, Shelly uses her Samhara Energy Medicine™ system to help you restore balance to the mind, body, and spirit and release traumas that have manifested as physical or emotional blocks so that you can rediscover your essence.

Burton holds a Masters in Medical Anthropology from Oxford University and an Honours B.Sc. in Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph. She is a highly sought after practitioner who has hosted workshops at the prestigious Soho Farmhouse in the UK, and has a cast of worldwide clients from New York to Los Angeles, London to Paris.


The Friday Night Drummers

Shelly will be supported by three of the incredible Friday Night Drummers! Be prepared to move to their beautiful and intricate West African rhythms. Learn about the history of each song and the significance of drumming in community building for West African cultures.

Deep Healing

This ceremony is recommended for those with a foundation of inner healing work, as it can open the doorway to a deep emotional release.

Please note that the drums are powerful and, in combination with the Medicine Dance, they can awaken buried emotions for healing. If tough emotions start to surface as part of the cleansing process, Samhara Practitioners will be available to support you. Please ask for help if anything uncomfortable comes up. With continued work together post-ceremony, the emotions that may surface will clear and you will feel as if a great weight has lifted. Following the ceremony with private sessions will allow you to receive the full benefits of the experience.

Truly amazing! Being in the presence of conscious, alive and genuine women is so deeply supportive and nourishing. If you’ve contemplated attending a full moon circle, trust the call and go for it. Shelly creates a beautiful space to explore the self on many levels. A-ho!
— Lynne Newman


  • 8 pm: Doors open, registration + intention setting

  • 8:20 pm: Doors close & opening circle

  • 8:45 pm: Soundbath & channeled journey

  • 9:15 pm: African drumming and optional free-form Medicine Dance

  • 10:15 pm: Manifestation exercises

  • 10:40 pm: Closing circle, sound bath and channeled journey

  • 11 pm: Event ends


Date: Friday, December 21, 2018

Time: 8 - 11 pm. Doors open at 8 pm and close at 8:20 pm.

Location: Misfit Studio, 761 Queen St W, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON, M6J 1G1. Entrance to the left of the store Anthropologie, towards Bathurst.

Exchange: Book early as seats are limited to ensure intimacy for the group!! SOLD OUT

  • $55 early bird (until 11:59 pm Dec 8 with promo code "LOVE")

  • $60 advance (until 5 pm Dec 21)

  • $65 door (As this event sold out, no door tickets are available)

 Prices include HST. Wear comfortable clothes. Tea and a light snack will be provided.

*Payment is also accepted by email transfer to

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