The Dragonfly and The Labyrinth: A Journey to the Inner Landscape of Soul

Labyrinth-2011_edited-1Participants in this workshop will learn about and experience the interface between psyche and soma, the soul and the body, and how the body/soul matures in cyclical patterns and rhythms. Embodied essence, experienced in the archetypal pattern of the Labyrinth, develops along an invisible spiral rather than a single linear path.

Exploring the sensory nature modeled in the dragonfly’s pattern of transformation, participants will focus on the moment-to-moment experience of the soul’s changing landscape. Engaging tools to befriend our true selves, we may uncover an inner tenderness of compassion for self and others. This enlivening process reveals the unfolding steps of one’s life journey.

Through their combined leadership, Lauren Artress, Mary Hamilton and Barbara Susan Booth will invite participants to join them on a creative journey through dream gathering, morning talks, inwardly inspired movement, art, poetry, dance, ritual and labyrinth walking. All is peppered with humor.

The Dragonfly and the Labyrinth, co-led by Lauren and Mary along with Barbara Susan Booth, ventures into new work after a five-year hiatus. In 2010 the three worked together to offer Embodying Wisdom: The Spirituality of the Labyrintha workshop in Guelph that was also a course credit with Wisdom University in California.

This workshop combines Lauren’s international experience teaching the Labyrinth and Leadership work with BodySoul Rhythms®. Mary’s work brings together her co-creation and teaching of the BodySoul Rhythms® Program and her new work captured in her book The Dragonfly Principle. Barbara’s work brings together her leadership work with BodySoul Rhythms® and her vast experience in facilitation and the use of visual arts in opening the creative process.

Embodying Wisdom: The Spirituality of the Labyrinth

A 5-Day Workshop with Lauren Artress and Mary Hamilton

This experiential workshop for men and women will include teaching, movement and voice work as we walk the sacred path of the labyrinth and experience the unfolding of wisdom through our own body consciousness.

Join Mary and Lauren together in their first groundbreaking 5-day workshop! Mary, a movement educator and Lauren, a spiritual educator will combine soma and psyche in a masterful weaving of soulful expression, within the sacred path of the Chartres labyrinth. Based on their Jungian framework, they will invite participants into a creative journey through inwardly-inspired movement, art, dream gathering, poetry, dance and learning.



How to Register:

A deposit of $200.00 to Sacred Wisdom Centre will hold your place in the program. The balance is due by April 15.

Please make payment in the form of a personal cheque or money order in Canadian or American Funds payable to Sacred Wisdom Centre and Loyola House (if residential) and mail both to:

Sacred Wisdom Centre
304 Stone Road West, Suite 529
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 4W4.

Please include your name, address, phone number and email address. For more information contact Barbara Susan Booth at 519-824-6344,


For more information on lodging contact


: Non-residential: 575.00 (plus g.s.t. of $28.75) $603.75 to Sacred Wisdom Centre which includes 5 days lunches and snacks paid by Sacred Wisdom Centre to Loyola House.

Residential $575.00 (plus g.s.t. of $28.75) $603.75 to Sacred Wisdom Centre which includes 5 days lunches and snacks paid by Sacred Wisdom Centre to Loyola House. Additional for residential participants $380.00 for 4 nights accommodations and meals (4 breakfasts and 4 dinners) paid by separate cheque to Loyola House.