Monday, June 19, 2023
Donations will support sending soccer cleats and uniforms to Zambia.
The workshop will be held indoors at the Carleton Place Beckwith and Heritage Museum, with a pre-workshop grounding session on the labyrinth, then a bit of an energy release at the labyrinth at the end of the event.
Workshop fee $40. Maximum number for this in-person workshop is 20 participants. To reserve your spot, e-transfer to email@example.com, use “switch” as the password. NOTE: We will be using 99% pure alcohol. This event is not suitable for young children.
Monday, April 25, 2022
I am happy to say that we are reopening the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth this year and have planned some events for 2022. Save the dates!
Tuesdays, starting May 3rd until the end of September 9 am – Weekly garden tending at the labyrinth.
Walk the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth at 1:00 p.m. on World Labyrinth Day to help create a rolling wave of peace passing from one time zone to the next around the globe. Also to commemorate “National Start Seeing Monarchs Day” some sunflower and milkweed seeds will be planted at the labyrinth.
|Some sunflower seeds will be planted on World Labyrinth Day.|
Saturday May 14th 1 pm - “Crystal Grid Workshop ” by "Paint with Janet"
Introduction to Crystal Grids through an exploration of Sacred Geometry and Crystal Energy. This workshop will be facilitated by "Paint with Janet". Includes everything you need to paint your 10" x 10" wooden canvas and a mystery bag of crystals. Walk the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth and spend some time reflecting and journaling about your experience.
Workshop fee $60. To register, e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW DATE Saturday August 27th 2022 10 am - “Yoga on the Labyrinth” with Charlotte Pragnell
Paint your own Crystal Grid, followed by a labyrinth walk.
Come and enjoy a relaxing and meditative yoga session at the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth. The session will be facilitated by Charlotte Pragnell, an experienced yoga teacher. Bring your own yoga mat, all are welcome.
A portion of the donations from today’s walk will support humanitarian relief efforts in the Ukraine.
NEW DATE Saturday August 20th 2022 10 am “Sock Project” Labyrinth Walk with Jessica Lynn Baird
Yoga on the labyrinth, a relaxing and meditative experience.
Wear a pair of crazy socks and walk the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth.
The Sock Project gifts socks to inspire hope in folks suffering chronic illness.
A portion of donations from today’s walk will go to support the Sock Project.
DATE CORRECTION Saturday September 24th 2022 9 am to 11 am - “Creativity on the Labyrinth” – inspired by Dahlias with Brittiny Lepage, The Dahlia Darling
Wear a pair of fun socks and walk the labyrinth to support a good cause.
A labyrinth helps to evoke your creativity! Come and explore your creative self, create a mosaic; collage; sketch or painting inspired by Dahlias. This creativity session will be facilitated by "The Dahlia Darling" Brittiny Lepage.
|Enjoy a creativity session, inspired by Dahlias!|
For more information contact:
Volunteer Labyrinth Keeper - Carleton Place Community Labyrinth
Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator
Cel: 613 859 2136
Thursday, March 11, 2021
I have been meaning to capture some of the highlights of my 2020 Artist-in-Residency (AIR) experience with Muskoka Chautauqua. Of course - early in the year I was anticipating going back for another week to teach a mosaic workshop - this time at The New Baldwins Resort in Windermere, Ontario - on the shores of Lake Rousseau. I had booked mid-July, 2020 in my calendar.
|To learn more about my AIR experience in 2019 - go here. |
But as time went by, and we went into full lockdown due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it became quite clear that things were just not going to be the same. I received this email on June 10th, 2020:
Good Morning All,
Just wanted to provide another update regarding AIR this year. Clevelands House in Minett has announced that they will not be opening to provide accommodations this year, nor will there be accommodations provided in Windermere. This news, combined with group gatherings being prohibited, means that we will be unable to conduct our AIR programming in the traditional sense. However, we will be continuing to offer it virtually via livestream/zoom or pre-recorded videos. These videos will be posted during the weeks each artist was scheduled for (provided you would like to still participate).
These virtual workshop videos can either be: one video for your scheduled week of a couple different ones (it is completely up to you). Please let us know if you would be able to record a video of yourself teaching a workshop or if you need assistance with filming.
I considered this carefully and then replied:
Thanks for your email about this year’s AIR programme – and the idea to offer our workshops virtually this year.
I have given some thought to how I could teach my yellow mosaic workshop via video – see outline attached. Participants would need a kit – that could include the loan of tools and/or they would have to have their own tools. You could consider offering delivery services for the kits within a specified region.
I don’t have the capacity to shoot the videos as described – but I could come to Muskoka and we could do the video shoot at your end. At the same time I could bring the participant kits.
Let me know how you would like to proceed.
|Getting ready to assemble the mosaic kits|
After a bit of back and forth, a plan came together to do a very professional video shoot involving five artists in mid-August. I decided to develop some Yellow Camino Mosaic arrow kits, complete with a set of instructions. And planned to create one arrow during the video shoot - accompanied by me teaching the process - if that seemed appropriate. I was ready! And then just "let it go" after that and trusted the creative process.
|My accommodations on Lake Rousseau!|
|Applying thinset to a yellow Camino mosaic arrow|
|My pop-up mosaic studio in the woods on the shores of Lake Rousseau|
|Using nippers to cut mosaic tiles|
|Starting to add the 2nd layer of "bits and bobs" to the mosaic arrow|
|Who knows where my mosaic journey will take me next?|
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
I am taking some time to reflect on a very different kind of year at the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth. As of early March 2020 it became apparent that our planned schedule of community events needed to be put on indefinite hold. But the "labyrinth keeper" in me realized there was still something that I could do. Following is a diary of the year...
CARLETON PLACE LABYRINTH IN THE MEDIA
Thankful for these posts that helped to continue building awareness of our lovely labyrinth:
April 8 - Garden tending. For most of April I would go to the labyrinth - and tend one garden at a time; trimming the grasses - and feeling better for being there - working away quietly and meditatively.
April 18 - Labyrinth opens. Message of encouragement at the start of this year's journal.
April 29 - Stones of encouragement left in the labyrinth mailbox.
May 2 - Solo World Labyrinth Day walk - feeling centered and grounded.
June 7 Thought for today's labyrinth walk... dawdle and walk aimlessly - inspired by Thich Nhat Hahn
July 7 Picnic and barefoot labyrinth walk
2020 Journal Entries... So good to know people are finding solace in walking the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth during these challenging times!
In the Fall we reopened - it was good to be able to offer several community events.
October 4 - St. Francis Day walk with your companion animals!
While this year has been challenging on many levels, tending and walking the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth has kept me grounded and encouraged me to follow my intuition and simply trust the path! A very good reminder that things are often "solved by walking"... See you at the Labyrinth :)
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Join us in September and early October for some special events at the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth. The labyrinth has been open throughout 2020 and people have been coming to walk and finding solace and peace during this particularly challenging year.
“June 5/20 - A happy day with my friend – trying to make the best of the pandemic on a sunny day. H.”
“June 18/20 – thank you for the lovely experience. B.A.”
“July 27/20 – The labyrinth walk calmed me! So peaceful! Thank you for sharing. G.U.”
We are happy to once again to be able to offer community events as follows. They will be offered in a safe and responsible manner in accordance with present legislation and guidelines. The events are free, but a $5 to $10 donation is suggested to help support future activities at the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth.
Yoga on the labyrinth – Sunday Sept 6, 2020 and Sunday Sept 20, 2020 9 AM to 10 AM
Come and enjoy a relaxing and meditative yoga session at the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth. The sessions will be facilitated by Dawn Bone, an experienced Kundalini yoga teacher. Bring your own yoga mat and mask, all are welcome.
St. Francis Day – Sunday Oct 4, 2020 11 AM (walk with your companion animal at the labyrinth)
Join us on the feast day for St. Francis for a special labyrinth event celebrating and blessing our companion animals. St. Francis was known (among many things) for his love for all creatures. You are welcome to bring your pet (on leash) to join you for a walk at the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth. If it isn’t possible to bring your companion animal, bring of photo of your pet and walk with it. Important to note: Walkers are responsible to have their pet under control at all times.
|Bring your pet (on leash) for a labyrinth walk on St. Francis Day|
Labyrinths exist in many forms, in places as diverse as Peru, Iceland, Egypt, France, and the United Kingdom. There are more than 4,000 labyrinths active today. Some labyrinths have been built on private lands, while others, like the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth, have been created as a public space for all to enjoy.
The Community Labyrinth is located at the corner of George and Baines Streets, beside the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum. The labyrinth was built in 2010, and construction was made possible by the Town of Carleton Place, individual, business & community sponsors, and a Trillium Foundation grant.
For more information contact Christine Hume: 613-859-2136 or email@example.com
Saturday, February 8, 2020
We have decided to change up our events a bit for the coming year - and are looking forward to meeting you on the path!
Summer Solstice – Saturday June 20, 2020 1 PM (labyrinth walk for inner peace & create a heart rock)
St. Francis Day – Sunday Oct 4, 2020 11 AM (walk with your companion animal at the labyrinth)
Monthly yoga class on the labyrinth – May, June, July & August, last Sunday of the month @ 9AM.
Sunday May 31, 2020 9 AM
Sunday June 28, 2020 9 AM
Sunday July 26, 2019 9 AM
Sunday August 30, 2019 9 AM
This year we also plan to reach out - with the goal of having an event or two at the Labyrinth - facilitated by other groups or individuals. We will keep you posted as these plans come together.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
|Garden tools at the entrance standing stone - getting ready to tend the labyrinth.|
|The Town of Carleton Place trims around the stones that edge the labyrinth path.|
|Edging and trimming the garden beds - much easier with extra hands helping!|
We suggested connecting the Victoria School Museum Garden beside the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum somehow to the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth. And asked for help with the maintenance of the gardens.
|So thankful for the expert tree-trimming help.|
|The finished stone bench garden - so inviting now to sit and reflect.|
|The wooden bench garden trimmed and edged, with some lovely hostas added.|
|This leaf, found at the centre of the labyrinth on our garden-tending day, a good reminder to just "let go"!|