Seance Sessions

Raleigh City Farm hosts a Summer solstice celebration Friday, June 22, 7pm-10pm.
$15 pre-sale, $20 day of includes yoga, punch and post celebration.
$5 suggested donation for post-yoga celebration.

Chef Ryan McGuire (aka DJ Rhymic), of Common Roots Project, will be providing music for the event.  Yoga Instructor Katie Breen will be leading a yoga class, and The Haymaker will be providing a celebratory punch post-yoga.

Raleigh, NC, June 4, 2018 – The Summer solstice is celebrated many places around the world marking the middle of summer and the longest day of the year.   During this event, you will explore the spiritual potential of music and movement through the exploration of global sounds by connecting to the vibration of the beat.

“Séance Sessions,” is the name and theme chosen for this event, with hopes that it may continue as a series of events to reflect upon and celebrate life past and present. This time will be dedicated to focus on the friends, family members or ancestors who have touched the lives of the attendees in a significant way. Crowd participation is encouraged through the creation of a community altar.  A token of appreciation such as a small picture, flowers, candle, or incense is acceptable gifts to be brought by participants in remembrance of these special people in their lives.

Chef Ryan McGuire (DJ Rhymic) created Common Roots Project ( to educate as well as learn about diverse cultures, traditions, and heritage by using food and music as the chosen medium.  The DJ pseudonym “Rhymic”, is a portmanteau of his first and last name with a twist on the spelling (Ryan-McGuire). McGuire has been collecting records for over 20 years that are as diverse as the spices used in his kitchen.  McGuire is credited for being a pioneer in the Buffalo, NY underground music scene in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. He also introduced new and unique acts such as an 11-piece house music band, King Sunshine from Toronto to Buffalo.  McGuire has DJ’d clubs in NYC, San Francisco, and Toronto CA. Recently, McGuire has been focusing on finding alternatives to the traditional “Club” scene, such as creating mixtapes for fellow Chef’s restaurants such as Saltbox Seafood Joint. Raleigh, NC is where he’s resided since 2009.  For samples of recorded DJ mixes, check out this link  

Katie Breen has been teaching yoga at Raleigh City Farm since 2016 on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings.  Breen obtained her 200hr yoga teacher training certification from Blue Lotus Yoga Studio in Raleigh and is pursuing further study at Heart of Yoga School with Allison Dennis and her Advanced Veda Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training.  She will be leading the Summer solstice celebration from 7pm-8: 15 pm which includes an extended savasana (savasana is usually the ending pose that wraps up a yoga practice where the body lays still, allowing time to become aware of the effects of the practice).

Raleigh City Farm (RCF) is a nonprofit urban farm founded in 2011 on a formerly vacant one-acre lot in downtown Raleigh. RCF creates business opportunities for new farmers in the region, helping them sell their products to local chefs and restaurants and directly to the community.
The mission of RCF is, “To grow the next generation of farmers by connecting our community to sustainable agriculture.”

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