GLAD stands for a Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance
It’s a two-hour program at the Unitarian Centre facilitated by Mary, Darlene and Mairy.
Open to all and by donation to the Labyrinth fund for improvements and upkeep of the two outdoor labyrinths. (Suggested donation: $5-$10).
The first 15- 20 minutes we usually create a mandala centrepiece from natural objects.
Sometimes we’ve done:
- colouring labyrinth pages
- drawing labyrinths on cards
- painting labyrinths on rocks
- making labyrinth designs from clay
Then we do about an hour of circle dance, followed by a break which may include walking one of the two outdoor labyrinths.
Finally we repeat a couple of the dances and either say goodbye, or some people may have brought lunch or choose to go for lunch at a restaurant across the road.
All the dances are taught before we dance them. We dance in a circle, no partners or experience needed.
Our mantra is: there are no wrong steps, only variations.
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This is a very quiet/meditative time. Please arrive on time and if you do have to be late or leave early do it quietly to respect the group’s focus and energy.
Mary, Darlene and Mairy are facilitating sessions that include art, labyrinth walking and circle dance. We started in January 2016. It’s usually a small group (5 to 7 people). We’re very friendly, so join us.
If you find two hours of dancing a lot, you might enjoy this shorter session. Dancing is approximately half of the time and you are always welcome to “sit one out” (or more.)
As visual art, labyrinth walking and sacred circle dancing can all be meditative, contemplative practices, this combination might appeal to different parts of your mind, heart and body!
When: Thursdays 11am – 1 pm on the 3rd Thursday.
Where: Unitarian Centre, Hewett Centre and, weather permitting, on the Courtyard or Flower labyrinths.