Join us for a day combining beauty, magic, and mystery! This one-day workshop invites participants to experience the awareness of how we are each in relationship with everything and everyone around us, intertwined with the world and all beings. Each piece of Nature is unique with its own intelligence of the heart. Presence is the practice of looking beyond the usual constructs of separation (“You’re a tree; I’m a human.”) and realizing this Oneness (“We are comprised of the same elements and depend upon one another.”). We are invited to engage with this web of being through our senses rather than intellect. The labyrinth provides the safe space and time in which our basic nature, unified with Nature, can emerge.
This event is a Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop for attending a Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training.
Activities will include:
- An opening ritual in which we construct an altar (Please bring a small object that symbolizes why you are here.)
- The experience of Presence through a multi-sensory exercise of Nature Bathing (no actual bath tubs involved!)
- Writing to process and concretize what has been learned and experienced (can be quite brief)
- A labyrinth walk
- Creating your own simple dot art mandala (need not be artistically talented!)
- A closing ritual to synthesize our day
You will receive:
- A beautiful environment at Silver Bay in glorious Autumn
- A basic introduction to the labyrinth that prepares you for facilitator training if desired
- A journal
- An organizing folder
- Art materials for the project
- Writing prompts, examples, and assistance
- Time to network
“Walking the labyrinth immediately takes us into a process world where we can see between the lines of linear thought through to our imagination and intuition.”
“Nature Bathing gives us ways to remember how all of Nature is connected, constantly listening and speaking, deserving our utmost respect.”
“Walking the labyrinth and engaging in creative activities enable us to access our intuitions and respond.”
—Mary Ann Wamhoff
Christine is a human resources professional with over twenty years experience spanning varied industries. She is a Veriditas Advanced Certified Labyrinth Facilitator who loves to share time, space and experiences through wellness workshops, yoga classes and other engaging community events.
Consistent with her passion for HR and wellness practices, Christine has a long-held interest in helping others move their lives, careers, and organizations forward. She voluntarily serves as President for One Child At A Time, a non-profit organization working for the welfare and development of vulnerable and needy children, their families and communities.
Christine is curious and creative with a propensity to cognitively explore the world and all it has to offer.
Mary Ann Wamhoff
After training with Lauren in Chartres, Mary Ann became a Certified Veriditas Facilitator in 2016. She has walked labyrinths since at least 1995, has studied with Caroline Myss, and is a Reiki Master. Using her original poetry, she regularly facilitates public walks sponsored by the Labyrinth Resource Group of Santa Fe. Mary Ann recently spearheaded and helped build a 48-foot Chartres-style labyrinth. As a Council member, she hopes to support facilitators in listening to what people need, as well as allow her labyrinth work to bloom. Coming from a tradition that believes in the unseen, she has both felt and seen the labyrinth's amazing power!
Workshop fee $85 before September 15th, 2021 then $100
To register please contact: Christine Favreau at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 802-782-4494.
Housing for Qualifying Workshop and Facilitator Training;(Meals are included with registration; housing cost is not included in program registration cost.)
Silver Bay YMCA Reservation Department
518 543 8415