It’s been said that aging brings with it a kind of second childhood. How about a second spring? Japanese tradition celebrates both of these ideas in the form of Kanreki, or passing through life.
In the past, reaching Kanreki would have signified a person’s transition from a lifetime of gainful employment to retirement. But these days, in reality, many men and women continue to provide some degree of service work in the form of caring for children, mentoring, volunteering or some other way of giving back to their community.
Even today, a quick drive through the countryside of Japan and many other Asian nations will reveal a large number of spritely, aging individuals looking after gardens and crops.
Today we at Joyful Journey invite you to join us in celebrating your Second Spring through education, movement, dance, yoga and community.