Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 9:00 am
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 9:00 pm
AddressLoyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus-Woodstock, IL View map
For those of you who have an interest in labyrinths or have been curious about their many wonders and benefits, coming to the Chicago land area for the first time ever, is the largest gathering of labyrinth experts from around the world and you can take part with a special 1-day discounted pass.
The International Labyrinth Society’s 20th Annual Conference will be held in Woodstock, Illinois at Loyola University’s retreat center.
The event is being held from Friday night October 5th to Sunday October 7th at noon. Relax4life is offering a special 1-day discounted pass for Saturday Oct 6th. Most of the weekend’s activities occur on Saturday and you are cordially invited to take advantage of this pass for $150.00 This includes all speakers and events Saturday including lunch and dinner. The regular price for Saturday’s day pass is $364.00 but Relax4life has 20 tickets available at this special discounted rate of 60% off.
Once those 20 tickets are purchased, the regular rates will apply. Don’t miss this unique opportunity that most likely will not be offered in the Chicago area again in our lifetime.
Gatherings are the yearly, casual, public conferences spanning three days with special workshops and local tours before and after the main event. It’s a time when labyrinth enthusiasts and experts gather from around the world to learn, share, and celebrate labyrinths. The Annual Gathering includes featured speakers, break-out sessions, sales of labyrinth-related products, silent auction, and a wide variety of labyrinths for walking. For a complete listing of the activities, click here.
The Annual Gathering provides opportunities to meet and network with others who use and love labyrinths, learn new approaches, experience new labyrinth designs, and support the spread of labyrinth wisdom and community around the world. You can have lunch with a labyrinth expert from another continent, try your hand at building a labyrinth, or shop for unique items not available anywhere else.
Below are some of the topics that will be presented:
The Long & Winding Road-Founding member and highly entertaining speaker, labyrinth historian and one of this year’s keynotes from the UK, Jeff Saward, will explore the origins of this modern fascination for labyrinths, from its roots in antiquarian writing, through architectural and artistic expression, to the more recent spiritual practice of labyrinth walking. There are many pathways that have led to where we are today, often interconnected, and Jeff will illuminate these with stories of the important events and characters to be found along the way.
A Glimpse Beyond the Labyrinth As We Know It-Stephen Shibley will take you on a journey through the seasons of the labyrinth and into a conversation about what lies beyond. This workshop is about the cyclical nature of the life of a labyrinth, about some new uses for the labyrinth, and most importantly about ways to keep the labyrinth relevant and accessible to a world in need of individual and collective healing.
Labyrinths and the Geometry of Memory-The Rev. Dr. Calen Rayne will invite you to imagine the possibility that all labyrinths are a part of a larger morphogenic field and serve as a memory matrix enabling you to access memories from what some refer to as universal consciousness during their walk.
The Potent Portal of the Labyrinth-Toby Evans will engage you in her twenty years of exploration using the Labyrinth as a potent portal of release. The emphasis will be on earthbound souls: family, friends, or strangers who may still be here. Why did they stay? How can you help to guide them home? Learning how to assist them is beneficial to the ‘graduation’ process that she believes the Earth is going through.
Meaning, Messages, Mystery, Miracles: Sharing a Bountiful Harvest of Stories from the Labyrinth-Have you ever had an experience on the labyrinth where an aspect of nature presents itself, a seed planted, offering an important message, carrying deep personal symbolic meaning or providing you with an insight? Holly Carnegie Letcher will share stories of nature’s mysteries, synchronicities and miracles which can be had and shared by all.
Children are the Seeds-Children and young adults are the seeds for the future. Beth Langley will share a variety of activities that you can use when introducing labyrinths to the youth in your life. Children love exploring patterns, solving problems, creating art, and experiencing group activities. A plethora of ideas will be your inspirational take-away along with your own creations.
Tips & Tricks for Incorporating Labyrinths into a New or Existing Business-Considering making your enjoyment of labyrinths into a successful business venture? Neal Harris will share with you the considerations for either starting a labyrinth business or incorporating labyrinths into an existing business. Many tips and tricks will be shared to help you navigate your way to success. You will receive a flash drive containing many helpful documents and resources to assist your venture.
And Much More!!!
Address: Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
For driving directions from Relax4Life in Barrington, click here.
Students of Relax4Life as well as their family, friends, co-workers etc. can take advantage of this special 1-day discounted pass.
Please Note: These passes are only available for people who’ve never been a member of the Labyrinth Society.