I met Judy Mieger last year at the 2016 NW Mind Body Spirit Connection on Camano Island. She was bursting with excitement and shared her idea to bring a labyrinth to the event. “A labyrinth? At the event?” Luckily Judy didn’t forget our conversation from a year ago. She contacted me and got the ball rolling, enlisting the help of the Stanwood Labyrinth Committee and acclaimed labyrinth creator, Dan Niven of ModernDaedalus.com.
Dan has installed temporary and permanent labyrinths in churches, wellness centers, private estates and at festivals across the Pacific Northwest. We met at the Camano Center to look at the site and brainstorm ideas for a temporary labyrinth at the NW Mind Body Spirit Connection. (Pictured below: Gayle Picken, Dan Niven, Lyn Kelly of the Stanwood Labyrinth Committee, Jeremiah O’Hagan of the Stanwood/Camano NEWS)
Dan’s knowledge and enthusiasm for labyrinths was fascinating and his energy infectious! He entertained us with stories of his installations over the years and immediately saw possibilities for installing labyrinths at the Center. “If the weather is good, we could build a large one outside on the patio or on the lawn,” he visualized the pattern as he stood on the point of center. “The small conference room would also make a lovely small space for individual walks,” he mused.
Attendees will be invited to walk the labyrinth during the NW Mind Body Spirit Connection on October 14th. Whether to meditate, focus and clarify or simply slow down and take a few minutes out to walk the labyrinth and find out what it is all about… we’re looking forward to this addition to the event. Members of the Stanwood Labyrinth Committee will be on hand to talk about their plans to install a permanent labyrinth at a park in Stanwood.
For more information, have a look at this great article recently published in the Stanwood/Camano NEWS: http://www.scnews.com/news/article_3b451a78-86c3-11e7-a669-33793d39ab3d.html