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Living Life in Alignment

Walking the Labyrinth as a Transformative Practice

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

It is a joy to live in the flow of our natural rhythms. But, it can be difficult to move forward in life when we’re out of sync with ourselves—unfocused, listening to critical voices, and unable to follow through with self-care practices. We waste precious energy that is needed to cope in our challenging world.

The labyrinth is a spiritual tool we can use to rebalance and rejuvenate. It reduces stress, quiets the mind, and opens the heart. It is a walking meditation, a path of prayer, and a blueprint where psyche meets Spirit.

Join Lauren Artress, DMin, a leading force in the labyrinth movement, for an engaging weekend where you will:

  • Understand the value of a labyrinth, a cognitive puzzle with one path that leads to the center
  • Learn about labyrinths through the centuries, dating back more than 4,000 years
  • Experience the transformative practice of walking the labyrinth and the power that this meditation can add to life.

There are three stages to the walk: releasing on the way in, receiving in the center, and returning when you follow the path back out of the labyrinth. You will experience the sensation of taking out into the world that which you have received.

Some locate answers to questions long asked in the labyrinth, some find healing, creativity, or a sense of wholeness.

How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

Lauren Artress, DMin

May 11 - 13, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$295 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

It is a joy to live in the flow of our natural rhythms. But, it can be difficult to move forward in life when we’re out of sync with ourselves—unfocused, listening to critical voices, and unable to follow through with self-care practices. We waste precious energy that is needed to cope in our challenging world.

The labyrinth is a spiritual tool we can use to rebalance and rejuvenate. It reduces stress, quiets the mind, and opens the heart. It is a walking meditation, a path of prayer, and a blueprint where psyche meets Spirit.

Join Lauren Artress, DMin, a leading force in the labyrinth movement, for an engaging weekend where you will:

  • Understand the value of a labyrinth, a cognitive puzzle with one path that leads to the center
  • Learn about labyrinths through the centuries, dating back more than 4,000 years
  • Experience the transformative practice of walking the labyrinth and the power that this meditation can add to life.

There are three stages to the walk: releasing on the way in, receiving in the center, and returning when you follow the path back out of the labyrinth. You will experience the sensation of taking out into the world that which you have received.

Some locate answers to questions long asked in the labyrinth, some find healing, creativity, or a sense of wholeness.

Faculty Bio

Lauren Artress, DMin

Dr. Lauren Artress is a spiritual pioneer and a leading force in popularizing the labyrinth in the United States and around the world, helping hundreds of thousands of people experience this ancient spiritual practice.

She is the author of three books: Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice, The Sand Labyrinth Kit, and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform.

Laurance S. Rockefeller recognized Lauren’s visionary work in 1987 and funded her creation of Quest: Grace Cathedral Center for Spiritual Wholeness, located in San Francisco, California. The spiritual programming that Lauren designed there allowed her to master large group work and eventually led her to the labyrinth.

Lauren is the founder of Veriditas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to introducing people to the healing, meditative powers of the labyrinth. Her work on the labyrinth has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, SFGate, and Huffington Post.

Lauren travels worldwide, sharing her knowledge on the labyrinth, as well as contemporary spiritual issues.

Why Attend

  • Learn and practice techniques that will focus your mind and give you the space to be more present.

  • Release lingering grief and live a fuller and more peaceful life.

  • Ignite your creative energy.

Things to Know

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Recommended Reading

    The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform by Lauren Artress

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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