Embodying Wisdom: The Spirituality of the Labyrinth

Mary Hamilton and Lauren Artress (assisted by Barbara Susan Booth)
April 4-8, 2011

An awareness of “embodiment” is important to every person wanting to make a difference in the world. When we are embodied, our intuition and imagination are opened and available to us and to our community in new and profound ways. What does it feel like to be “embodied” and what is the process by which we can become more grounded in the body? This intensive combines two powerful experiential components: The Marion Woodman Foundation’s BodySoul Rhythms® work including movement, meditation and expressive art developed by Mary Hamilton and Verdita’s work of consciously walking the labyrinth as spiritual practice, developed by Lauren Artress.

Walking the labyrinth is a spiritual practice that quiets the mind, opens the heart and grounds the body. The labyrinth is a mirror of the soul that reflects back to us where we are on the journey. It opens the door to self-knowledge and allows us to comprehend and release the psycho-spiritual issues that need clearing.

Mary and Lauren will provide a cognitive framework in the mornings and guide participants in a process that nurtures the innate embodied wisdom in the afternoons. Our own unresolved issues can interfere with our effectiveness as global citizens who care to develop greater compassion for ourselves, for others and for our planet. Jungian concepts of the shadow and projection will be applied to our work and through experiential exercises we will explore the nature of a more unified consciousness.

Dates:
April 4-8, 2011, 9 am Monday-4 pm Friday.

How to Register:

Contact http://www.sacredwisdomcentre.com

Accommodations:

$480 for four nights (single accommodations) at Loyola House, Ignatius Jesuit Centre (Monday April 4th-Thursday April 7 with meals Monday lunch-Friday lunch inclusive). Sunday night accommodation available for $60 additional, but no meal available Sunday night. Commuter meals available.

Deposit $200, remainder due March 4, 2011

Fees:

$575 plus $75 H.S.T. – total $650 CAD. Register online at http://www.sacredwisdomcentre.com or by mail at Sacred Wisdom Centre, 304 Stone Road West, Suite 529, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 4W4 in CAD or USD.