With the addition of the custom designed Lotus Labyrinth, The Lodge at Woodloch has created a series of new workshops to highlight the property’s thought-provoking amenity. The new Labyrinth will offer new programming and a serene location for meditation and relaxation hugged by the arms of the forest.
Uniquely designed by Katja Marquart, Associate Dean & Head of Interior Architecture at the University of Wisconsin, the Labyrinth features a lotus flower at the entrance and exit of the Labyrinth, 9 circuits and a surface area of over 1,589 square feet. The Lodge sourced the perfect craftsman, Mark Bell of Rock Solid Landscaping, to carefully lay each stone. The full team also sourced the Veriditas Organization, the authority on educating and training about Labyrinths throughout the world to certify them on Labyrinth Facilitation.
What is a Labyrinth? According to Veriditas: “The labyrinth is a walking meditation, a path of prayer and an archetypal blueprint where psyche meets Spirit. It has only one path that leads from the outer edge in a circuitous way to the center. There are no tricks to it and no dead ends. Unlike a maze where you lose your way, the labyrinth is a spiritual tool that can help you find your way.
The Lotus Labyrinth workshops (offered seasonally, weather permitting) include (exact class offerings and times can be found in the weekly activity schedules
The Journaling Journey: Place your feet on the intriguing circular path that is our Lotus Labyrinth; remembering, releasing, receiving then returning, step by step. The Labyrinth is a sacred space used since ancient times for walking meditation. Reflect on your experience in your personal Lodge journal. Awareness, presence and inspiration are just around the next turn.
Mindfulness in Motion: Learn how to use the labyrinth for meditation practice, a serene mindfulness in motion. This is a wonderful practice for those who find it difficult to quiet the mind and body during seated meditation.
Walking Meditation on the Lotus Labyrinth: Learn standing postures for grounding and centering, while practicing the art of walking peacefully along the path to mindfulness and relaxation.
Opening Labyrinth Walk: This class is for the inquisitive person who wants to learn a little bit about the What, Where and How of Labyrinth Walking. There will be a 5 minute lecture followed by a Labyrinth Facilitator guided walk.