The studio floor is also a 7-circuit walking Labyrinth. There are many permanent labyrinths across the world. Ours is one of the few public indoor walking labyrinths in WNC. Our classes are held in this main studio, but you can schedule your own time to come experience the Labyrinth or join us for a Walkshop with Chuck Hunner of Golden Spirit!
walkshops at the shift
Chuck Hunner of Golden Spirit is both a Labyrinth constructor and historian. His love for Labyrinths as a tool of transformation is felt as he takes us through the evolution of Labyrinths and of humankind.
From the Labyrinth Society, here are activities for kids: https://labyrinthsociety.org/activities-for-kids
The Labyrinth Society study showed the following:
81% More Relaxed
80% More Peaceful
27% More Reflective
70% Less Stressed
What is a Labyrinth?
A labyrinth is a meandering path, often unicursal, with a singular path leading to a center. Labyrinths are an ancient archetype dating back 4,000 years or more, used symbolically, as a walking meditation, choreographed dance, or site of rituals and ceremony, among other things. Labyrinths are tools for personal, psychological and spiritual transformation, also thought to enhance right-brain activity. Labyrinths evoke metaphor, sacred geometry, spiritual pilgrimage, religious practice, mindfulness, environmental art, and community building.
Labyrinths are named by type and can be further identified by their number of circuits. Counting from the center, the drawing at right illustrates a seven circuit design. You begin a labyrinth walk at the entrance and proceed along the path. Lines define the path and often maintain a consistant width, even around the turns. Generally at the center you have travelled half the distance, where it is common to pause, turn around, and walk back out again.