Whispers from the Well – Summer 2022


 Blessings of Light as we Welcome the . . .


          Summer Solstice

The summer solstice occurs each year, at which time the earth tilts on its axis towards the sun and the sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the north or the south pole. The Sun is directly overhead at its most northern point at “high-noon” on the summer solstice, creating more sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere on this day then any other in the year. This year the Summer Solstice occurs at 2:13am PDT on Tuesday, June 21st.

Solstice is derived from Latin Sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), as it appears to do at this time. The summer solstice occurs during a hemisphere’s summer. This is northern solstice in the northern hemisphere and the southern solstice in the southern hemisphere. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, culture, and tradition, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.

Though the summer solstice is an instant in time, the term is also colloquially used like midsummer to refer to the day on which it occurs. The summer solstice occurs on the day that has the longest period of daylight, except in the polar regions, where daylight is continuous, from a few days to six months around the summer solstice. Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied among cultures, but most have recognition of sign of the fertility, involving holidays, festivals, and rituals around that time.

In temperate regions, we notice that the Sun is higher in the sky throughout the day, and its rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, causing the efficient warming we call summer. People take advantage of the warmer temperatures by spending more time outdoors during the summer. It’s time to enjoy water sports including kayaking, swimming, surfing, and sailing in the warm summer sun.

Everyone loves summer! Filled with trips to the beach, sunny skies, gardening, and lazy days, summer is the time of year when the sun is the brightest and the weather gets the warmest. As the temperatures rise, the water levels in ponds, lakes, and rivers drop. Nature’s efforts in the spring to fully bloom prove fruitful as the green leaves of various trees shake and rattle in the cool summer breezes and flowers grace our gardens…. Enjoy our Lovely Summer!




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The ‘Well’ Spotlight… 

Our Massage Therapist Talya Lutzker

Talya has provided healing massage in Santa Cruz for nearly 20 years and we’re thrilled to have her working with us at Well Within Spa since February of this year. Originally from the Bay Area, Talya received her training at the dhyana Center School of Health Sciences and Cypress School of Massage, and has been doing massage since 2003. 
    Self-care is a must in today’s stressful world. Talya’s healing massage combines strong hands, intuitive touch, and nurturing expertise in Ayurvedic bodywork, lymphatic drainage, acupressure, deep tissue, polarity, hot stone, and traditional Swedish massage.
    A certified Ayurvedic practitioner, yoga teacher, and massage therapist since 2003, her bodywork allows your nervous system to release and your body to relax – encouraging ever-deepening levels of wellness.
    Talya has a private practice where she offers Ayurvedic pulse readings, constitution-based nutrition guidance, Ayurvedic cleanse programs, and cooking classes. Her work is all about teaching you how to practice and integrate the wisdom of Ayurveda (an elemental science) into your life.
    When Talya’s not sharing her work with the world, you’ll find her cooking, practicing yoga, soaking up the sun, and petting every dog in sight. www.ayurvedaed.com