Do you dream of creating a temporary or permanent labyrinth for yourself or your community? In this two-day experiential workshop, Lars Howlett will demonstrate simple methods for making walkable Classical, Chartres, and Contemporary Labyrinths. Practice with tools and techniques for efficient and economic installations. See first-hand how intention, design, proportion, materials, site, and orientation benefit the labyrinth and those who walk it. We will create and walk at least four designs indoors and outside (weather-permitting) with no heavy-lifting or work on ‘hands and knees’ involved!
Inspiring stories and slideshows will explore the best options for a variety of settings and communities, from schools to festivals, churches to hospitals, backyards to public parks and more. Learn how to appropriately alter designs, paths, circuits, and the center to best suit various environments. See photos from Lars’ professional projects and pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world including Chartres, Iona, and Sweden. The cost and quality of dozens of different materials will be discussed, from tape to canvas, rubber mulch to grass, pavers to stone and more. Receive feedback on your own designs and projects and take the next step in realizing your labyrinth vision.
Lars Howlett is a leading expert in the design and creation of sacred space for walking meditation, centering prayer, personal healing, conflict resolution and community building. Lars is a practitioner of mindfulness and student of sacred geometry since 2003, experimenting with a wide variety of designs, materials, intentions and settings in his personal and professional projects. Universities, churches, health centers, retirement communities, mental health centers, retreats, and individuals find Lars for inspiration and insight in creating exact replicas of historical patterns or one-of-a-kind artistic installations.
Lars was a three year apprentice to Robert Ferré, inheriting the tools, techniques, and teaching curriculum of a master builder. Lars is a Veriditas Faculty Member and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator trained by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals. He is the Chairperson of World Labyrinth Day and Board Member of the Labyrinth Society. Lars is an inspiring teacher and passionate speaker on the history, spirituality, and practice of walking labyrinths, leading workshops to cultivate inner wisdom for personal transformation with slideshows of personal projects and visits to sacred sites on four continents. http://www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com
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