Last month, we were invited to celebrate the full moon at the Concord Bridge Suite – a three-story condo in Toronto’s Cityplace suspended in the sky between two buildings. It was magical. In light of today’s full moon, here’s everything you need to know about this celestial wellness ceremony that’s catching fire.
Why Commune on the Full Moon?
After touring the suite – which includes three en-suite bedrooms, a bathtub with lake views, and a master bedroom closet that would make Carrie Bradshaw jealous – we were introduced to energy medicine woman, Shelly Burton. Burton, who flew in for the event from Costa Rica, explained the significance of the full moon and asked us to write down our intentions.
“The full moon is a time of community connection, sharing, and building intentions for change,” explained Burton. “These ceremonies help you align with lunar cycles and earth rhythms and represent a gateway for harnessing the powerful energies of the moon to create positive shifts within you and the wider world.”
Over the course of the 1.5 hour experience we participated in a channeled meditation, sound bath, followed by a barefoot floor-slapping sweaty dance healing which was cathartic to say the least.
“The full moon can feel like a bit of a disruptive time,” continued Burton. “You may find yourself feeling anxious or emotionally upset. Research has shown that we actually sleep less on the full moon, so it’s important to ensure you care for your body.”
After the cardio portion of the ceremony, we indulged in treats from Alo Catering and tea sampling with La Bonne Fille. Walking out of the Bridge Suite we felt tranquil, confident, and wishing we could start and end every day floating in the sky.
The next full moon, dubbed “the Strawberry Moon,” will occur on Saturday, June 3, 2023. For more on the power of the full moon and Shelly Burton, head to shellyburton.com.
Last modified: June 2, 2023