Walking Like Trees: A Labyrinth Odyssey

June 26, 2020 - June 28, 2020
Cost $425 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition. *If you are planning on commuting, please call Janet Lewis at 610-588-1793 for commuter rates.
2495 Fox Gap Road

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir

How can we access the portal of tree wisdom into the changing seasons of our lives? What path of the feminine spirit interweaves with branches and roots to invite what is invisible into the light? The Celtic Zodiac identifies our Birth Time as our Tree Time, corresponding 13 tree species to the lunar cycle, the body feminine. In this quarter-moon liminal time, we gather to celebrate our collective odysseys on the curves of the labyrinth, whose quadrants echo the cycles of tree life and our own.

Journey to the Delaware River Valley to harvest new seeds among the sanctuary of trees and sacred waters, awakening pathways to our inner core for an outer experience of new consciousness for radical action of harmony.

Working in Circle, this weekend retreat offers an immersion into shared female time through ritual, labyrinth walks, chanting, journaling, yoga, stillness and meditation. Pairing earth rhythms with our bodies, we will also experience the healing vibrations of crystal bowls.

“No tree has branches so foolish as to fight among themselves.” – Native American proverb

Barrie Carter Gibby works on that creative edge between the branches of words and movement expression. A long-time educator, community builder, avid traveler and labyrinth facilitator, Barrie entwines her background in design, music, theater production and ritual-making to facilitate workshops and pilgrimages across the nation on a variety of themes. She is especially fascinated by the parallels of Celtic and Native American cultures and their loving embrace of nature centered whole life. Her annual pilgrimage to the 13th c. Chartres Cathedral labyrinth, in Chartres, France, provokes inspired passion for her ongoing labyrinth work. As a Veriditas Advanced Certified Labyrinth facilitator, Barrie finds sacred spaces everywhere.