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Labyrinth: Meditative Experience

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Carma House

1404 Home Road NW

Calgary, AB T3B 1G7

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Labyrinth: Meditative Experience -Drop in for a Meditative walk

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Pete discovered the wonders of community drum circles about 10 years ago and passionately shares the thoughts of Robert Friedman shared below. He is a drum circle facilitator (or host) (having trained with Judy Atkinson, Circles of Rhythm) and feels community drum circles are a wonderful way to relieve stress, have fun and strengthen relationships through community. In addition, Pete loves many other instruments such as the Kalimba (or African thumb piano), and likes to find ways to introduce these old, yet wonderful instruments into drum circles.

Pete took two wonderful, inexpensive and very inspiring courses (Palliative Care, Bereavement) in 2013 through the Roman Catholic Diocese at the FCJ Centre (recommended to him by Rev. Bob Glasgow).

Pete is very pleased, inspired and privileged to `follow in the `footsteps` of his late wife, Barb, in helping bring the magic of drum circles, sounding and healing to the Wellspring community.

“From what can be experiences through the drum is the power of rhythm that exists within us. The drum and its rhythms unlock some of the most positive qualities we have as human beings – the need to connect with others, the expression of our creative selves, the exhilaration of joy and play and the capacity to heal. The natural drum is an accessible tool available to all of us. May you become the drummer that you already are. “ ~ by Robert Lawrence Friedman, The Healing Power of the Drum

Drop in for a Meditative walk through our indoor labyrinth. Relax the mind and body with movement and music. Stay as long or as little as you like.

Labyrinth Walking Benefits. Strolling through a labyrinth can help you feel the relaxation response, which is the opposite of the stress "fight or flight" state, says Herbert Benson, MD, founder of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and author of Relaxation Revolution.

What Is a Labyrinth? A labyrinth is a pattern of pathways that weave in a circle around a central point. You walk through the pathways to get to the center. Labyrinths are about the journey, at least as much as the destination. They can be calming, as they slow you down while you wind your way through the path. A labyrinth is not a maze. There is only one way in and one way out, so you don't need to think about where you're going. They've got ancient roots. They’re found on Greek pottery, on Spanish petroglyphs or rock carvings, and, in walkable form, on the floors of medieval cathedrals in Europe. Now there are thousands of labyrinths, in places like public parks, houses of worship, and medical centers. More than 100 hospitals, hospices, and health care facilities in the U.S. have walkable labyrinths.

Duration:1 hour, 30 minutes

Instructors:Peter Oxland , Diane Smith

Place:NW-- Exercise Room

Fee: $0.00

Please note: within a few days of your registration on Eventbrite or Facebook, you will receive an email from “Wellspring Calgary - GameTime” with information about your registration.

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Do I need to be a Wellspring member to attend this program?

No. Wellspring membership is not required to attend this program. It is open to the public, but if you wish to become a Wellspring Calgary member, please visit our website wellspringcalgary.ca.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We will note your name on our list - there is no need to bring a ticket.

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