Join us this summer solstice to learn about healing power of labyrinths!
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mount Pleasant Mansion
3800 Mt Pleasant Dr
Join us this summer solstice to learn about the healing power of labyrinths! Led by Athena Dugan, the Philadelphia representative of the international Labyrinth Society, this unique workshop will teach you the history and techniques of labyrinth making. Attendees will work together to make and walk an actual labyrinth in the grass!
Dating over 5000 years old, the earliest representations of labyrinths have been discovered in pottery shards and carvings in stone. Unlike a maze with many passages and dead ends designed to confuse you, the labyrinth is a unicursal path, a circuitous design that is walked and leads into the center and back out again to the entrance.
In celebration of the longest day and the shortest of nights, we’ll create a temporary labyrinth in the park in honor of the earth. As the solstice sun sets, the group will walk the completed labyrinth, a transformational experience that can bring stress relief, support your erosional health and healing, and both literally and figuratively ground you to the earth.
Labyrinths allow us to live in the moment by putting one foot in front of the other. Take your first step on this path by signing up for this special workshop!
After the program has concluded, attendees are invited to socialize at the nearby Parks on Tap at the Discovery Center.
TICKET PRICES: Pay what you can – $15, $20, or $25
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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
- Tools and equipment will be provided on site
- Please dress according to weather conditions.
- Bring water and a snack.
- Bring bug spray and sunscreen.
- There are nearby bathrooms (port-a-potties).
- Appropriate for adults & mature adolescents (minors must be ticketed and accompanied by a guardian).
PARKING: There is plenty of free parking in the park. As always, NEVER leave valuables in your car!
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: By registering for this event you are agreeing to follow ALL of these protocols:
- This event has limited capacity. Please only register if you fully intend to attend and let us know if you need to cancel ASAP.
- If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home.
INSTRUCTOR BIO: Athena Dugan, labyrinth creatrix makes labyrinths and walks them too. She is a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator and is the Volunteer Coordinator and Regional Representative for the Labyrinth Society. She also makes Chakra jewelry and accessories. Athena facilitates online finger Labyrinth walk meditations and is the podcast host of blog talk, LIVING LABYRINTHS.
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This event will take place in light rain. In the event of heavy rain or other severe conditions, the event will be cancelled and attendees are eligible for a full refund.