Imbolc Somatic Ceremony 2024

Begins January 31st 2024 

Quickening. Awakening. Opening. 

Collaborate with the activating qualities of Mid-Winter, enliven your energy and generate vitality in your body, heart, mind, spirit, and creative power. 

Cultivate a sacred space as the year settles into motion and the season transitions into its next phase, to welcome the promise of growth, the first buds, and the stirring of life beneath the surface.

Get grounded, receptive, and generative through this powerful, in depth, muse-filled ritual. Move your body and your breath in ways that support your life, give you time to process and assimilate what’s going on within and around you, and weave an inspired, intentional movement into your day-to-day living through this seasonal ceremony.

Imbolc is a celebration of life’s return, the stirring of the earth, the announcement of Spring. 

Clear stagnant energy, connect to the pulse in your center, bless the strength gathered during incubation, and open up to what wants to flow through you. 

Build a sanctuary for sprouting

Cast a spell for awakening 

Developing a relationship with the rhythms and cycles of the natural world helps us cultivate a meaningful relationship with ourselves and our environment. The seasons teach us to constantly and continuously adapt. As we attune to the earth, we become more conscious of how we treat ourselves, how we treat others, and how we impact the land through our actions.

Imbolc is Irish for In The Belly. 

In ancient Celtic culture, mid-Winter brought hope as sunlight grows in power, the ice becomes thinner and will soon begin to melt, life stirs under the ground, and milk begins to flow as animals give birth.  

The season’s energy shifts from the depth of darkness toward increasing brightness. That which is within prepares to emerge. That which has been frozen begins to liquify. That which has been hidden gets ready to show. That which has been closed begins to slowly open.

The earth’s urge to reorient itself outward begins to percolate beneath the surface. 

There are creative impulses waiting to be recognized, inspiration waiting to be followed, ideas waiting to become reality, and dreams dreaming to rise into existence. It’s time to tend to the muses, to spin tales that will create new worlds, to cast spells that will bring us back to life.

Ignite The Fire 

Forge The Tools

A Somatic Ceremony invites your body to remember that it is a part of an ecosystem. 

Ritual helps us commit and recommit to what we care about, release stress, receive strength, break down what needs to be repurposed, initiate or reignite a journey of transformation, and dismantle patterns that keep us stuck. Engage your whole being in this process and it will support you in making healthier choices for yourself, for your relationships with others, and for the earth.

When we move our bodies with the rhythm of the season, and invite the changing season into the body (through activities, food, practices, contemplation, observation, conversation, imagination, movement, and stories) we become more present, we are more able to make the changes that we want, and we connect more deeply to the natural world. We become stewards of the land. This process is transformative, empowering, and supportive.

Imbolc marks the transition from Winter’s depths toward the rebirth of Spring. The days are growing longer, the light grows stronger, the natural world begins to sprout toward the sun. 

This Somatic Ceremony invites you to move your body with the rhythm of a world getting ready to burst open, to cultivate patience as you gather your strength, to breathe with the budding, bubbling, and building energy of the season.

Take action, energize, and enchant life.

This time of year calls for patience, passion, and presence.

The Imbolc somatic Ceremony is a moving, breathing temple for this phase in the season. 

As light grows, the energy beneath the soil moves and wants to be pulled upward, wants to be brought outward, and yet the pulse still stays internal. 

With the cyclical, recursive nature of existence, we’re invited to begin our way toward the light as we continue to integrate the lessons of the shadow.

Imbolc embodies the shift from incubation to sprouting. 

Through contemplative ritual practices of movement and meditation, we will turn every breath into a meaningful exchange with the environment, into an event of embodied reflection, and receive the energy of the season as an ally in the process of making changes in ourselves and in our lives. 


In the belly of the earth 

life begins to move

An awakening stirs 

Under the surface

In the soil seeds incubate

Ice begins to melt

Milk begins to flow

Stuckness becomes movement 

Knots begin to loosen up

Beneath the layers, there’s an opening 

What is preparing to rise?


Seasonal Somatic Ceremonies are journeys that integrate the personal and the planet, the self and society, the sacred and the secular, the natural and the cultural, where you are in your life, where you’re coming from, and where you want to go.

In this Somatic Ceremony we will turn toward the teachings of Earth during this phase in the season  and bring symbols, myths and metaphors inspired by the season into the body through breath and movement.

Join us for an intentional, immersive experience in the mytho-somatic power of Mid-Winter.

with asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, contemplation, mantra (sacred sounds and chants), mudra (hand gestures), and magic! 

Hagar side angle Imbolc
Hagar down dog leg up Imbolc
Hagar teaching Imbolc meditation

This ceremony is made of eight sections. You can take your time with it, or do it all at once. It is created to support you, and crafted to fit the needs of a busy life, without sacrificing depth. 

Whether you take a few hours to move through the whole process, or take your time with this seasonal ceremony and spread it over a few days or even weeks, this journey will nourish your soul and enliven your soma. 

What you’ll get:

Video: Theme

Contemplation of the season

Explore mythology, symbols, and teachings from the natural world as they relate to Mid-Winter. This video is about 90 minutes. You can take it on a walk or on a drive, to the bath or to your house chores, or you can make tea, light candles, and sit with a journal to take notes.

5 Videos: Practice

Five multi-modality practices

5 videos to embody the mythopoetic magic of Mid-Winter through practice (yoga based - asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra). Each practice video is 30-40 minutes. Each practice relates this moment in the season to an element in nature, and brings it deeply into the body.

Text: Prompts

Journal / Contemplation Prompts

Prompts to help you engage in the season on a personal and a collective level.

Video: Meditation

A meditation & pranayama practice.

One video with meditation, pranayama, and chanting, to support you through this phase of Winter and the movement toward Spring. 

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  • A deep process of integrating self and environment, nature, the body, the mind, the heart, the creative force, and society.

Imbolc Somatic Ceremony

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Hagar’s magical brew of myth, practice, and personal truth, help give my intentions form, my dreams substance, and the smallest parts of myself the permission to be. These ceremonies ground my life within the cycles of the earth in a poetic, yet matter of fact way. Hagar creates the space to connect to something greater without taking ourselves too seriously. She gives us a place to bring all of ourselves to. Having this space throughout the year to ponder myths and traditions, explore my own inner landscape and physicality, and connect to other like minded souls has been an anchor for me. It has helped give me strength in these trying times and a greater ability to find comfort with the uncomfortable. Hagar is a guiding light uniting us witches, thinkers, feelers, artists, and fellow humans together as we strive to build our lives with vision and purpose.

Julie Goldman , Dancer, Mama

I've been practicing with Hagar for ten years now, and I couldn't recommend her more. Hagar is able to combine community, ceremony, mythology, and movement in a way that is both profound for experienced practitioners, and accessible and welcoming for people who are new to the practice and/or skeptical of spirituality. Hagar is able to weave in stories and myths from a variety of different traditions in order to prompt discussion and reflection regarding relationships, family, and personal growth. I never know exactly what to expect from one of her ceremonies, but I'm always able to learn, and reflect, and gain new insight into my current circumstances. I always leave a ceremony reinvigorated and feeling like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders (or my hips, or wherever else I'm holding my stress and emotions). It's almost impossible to describe the journeys we take during these ceremonies . . . they really must be experienced to be appreciated!

Julianne Prescop , Attorney/Deputy Public Defender & Mama

Participating in Hagar’s ceremonies connects me to the larger cosmic story of which we are all a part, but which I often fail to recognize in the bustle of everyday life. Hagar creates beautiful containers of sacred space that help me drop-in to the beauty of my own life and the dance of earth’s cycles. Each ceremony is engaging for body, heart and mind, inviting creativity, play, reflection and intimacy. I always leave feeling more connected to the life-giving rhythms of nature, inspired by the other beautiful humans who show up with authenticity and openness, and more rooted in my sense of Self. The ceremonies help me to show up to my life with intention, leaving me more grounded, grateful and enlivened to move back out into ordinary life from a place of deeper love.

Stephanie Jenkins , Teacher

Hagar’s moon and seasonal ceremonies have been an essential part of my life during an epically challenging, a devastating year actually. What I love is that I can show up to these communal and ceremonial spaces that Hagar so lovingly creates exactly as I am, which is sometimes a mess, and find the experience spacious enough to envelop me however I show up. And I think this is because Hagar has a magical way of creating community and allowing all the pain, messiness, discomfort, grief as well as joy, beauty, sensuality, humor and grace of our human lives to coexist. Steeped in myth and ancient texts and the cycles of nature, these ceremonies simultaneously allow me and others to process experiences of the time we’re living in now and connect to ancient wisdom. Listening transfixed to Hagar’s luscious retelling of Hindu myths is both deeply pleasurable and deeply thought provoking, and how she connects these stories to mantra and movement to bring them into the body is an experience that is transformative.

Sarah Eggers , Therapist, Mama

Participating in rituals with Hagar has been soul-shifting. Through these rituals I can connect with a softer, fiercer and more playful side of myself. This is a side that I know is there, but that is challenging for me to see and embrace. Through these rituals I know and accept myself more fully, and I am able to engage with myself and others more authentically.

Kelly Grace , Yoga Teacher

Somatic Ceremonies are created by Hagar Harpak as a weaving of storytelling, movement, breath, and reflection, to support bodies, hearts, minds, and creativity in tuning into the changing season, receiving the gifts and the wisdom of nature’s cycles, and living in deep relationship with soma, soul and soil. 

Your teacher

Hagar Harpak

Hagar Harpak is a mama of two, a kitchen witch, a storyteller, a ceremony facilitator, a yoga, meditation, and breath-work teacher, an explorer of the intersection of Mother Nature, mythology, philosophy, poetry, magic, seasons, and somatics. She’s been weaving myths into movement since 2004.

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