VIRTUAL LABYRINTH SUMMER SCHOOL: SACRED GEOMETRY
Deepen your connection with and appreciation for sacred geometry and learn how it is interwoven into the design and experience of labyrinths.
Sacred Geometry is reflected in the patterns and proportions of the universe, our bodies and the labyrinth itself. Discover how stepping into a circle instills sacred space and tracing a meandering pathway evokes sacred time. Together we’ll explore how labyrinths combine the archetypal forms of a circle, spiral, and cross with switchbacks, meanders, and alternation to create a centering journey of intrinsic harmony and balance. We’ll study how sacred geometry is reflected in Classical, Medieval, and Contemporary Labyrinth designs and consider how to best reflect these principles in designing and building labyrinths. A slideshow of exemplary labyrinths from around the world will inform and inspire a discussion of the value and potential of sacred geometry for connecting to our inner and outer world.
This is the fourth course in a Virtual Labyrinth Summer School series led by Lars Howlett. He and special guest Nathan Wiles are Veriditas Faculty Members and Advanced Facilitators who specialize in labyrinth design and construction. The 5-hour workshop will be presented live on Zoom with a half-hour break and opportunity for questions, group chat, and connecting with other participants. A comprehensive digital workbook will be provided as a PDF and the unedited recording of the live session will be offered to participants for reference and review for one month. Attending the workshop live is encouraged, but not required, and participants will receive a link to the unedited recording for review up to one month after the workshop. Couples or friends joining in on taking the course should register separately.
Note: Unlike past Summer School offerings, this is not a drawing and construction course, though examples of techniques and installations will be discussed. Participants interested in viewing the three previous classes entitled For the Love of Classical, Chartres and Contemporary Labyrinths can enroll in individual classes or all three at a discount on Teachable: https://veriditas.teachable.com/p/for-the-love-of-classical-chartres-and-contemporary-labyrinths
NOTE: As a special bonus, anyone who registers for and attends all three sessions of our summer school course will receive a special code for 15% off one order in our online store. The code will be emailed to you upon the conclusion of summer school and can be used on any items in our store, with no minimum required. The one-time use discount code will be valid from the close of Summer School through September 15th, when our store closes to prepare for our upcoming annual online auction (beginning October 1st). Find something wonderful with this special discount.
Lars Howlett, Faculty
Labyrinth Design & Making
Lars Howlett is a leading expert in the design and creation of sacred space for walking meditation, centering prayer, personal healing, conflict resolution and community building. Lars is a practitioner of mindfulness and student of sacred geometry since 2003, experimenting with a wide variety of designs, materials, intentions and settings in his personal and professional projects. Universities, churches, health centers, retirement communities, mental health centers, retreats, and individuals find Lars for inspiration and insight in creating exact replicas of historical patterns or one-of-a-kind artistic installations.
Lars was a three year apprentice to Robert Ferré, inheriting the tools, techniques, and teaching curriculum of a master builder. Lars is a Veriditas Faculty Member and Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator trained by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals. He was the Chairperson of World Labyrinth Day from 2013-18.
Lars is an inspiring teacher and passionate speaker on the history, spirituality, and practice of walking labyrinths, leading workshops to cultivate inner wisdom for personal transformation with slideshows of personal projects and visits to sacred sites on four continents. www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com
Lars is available for Labyrinth Construction consultations. To book a time to discuss your labyrinth construction project with Lars, please complete this form.
Nathan Wiles, Faculty
Canvas Labyrinth Workshops
Nathan Wiles is the founder of Innate Creations, an educating labyrinth building and design company. Nathan utilizes skill and experience from his former career as an Interior Designer and Project Manager to help create his labyrinth builds and workshops.
Along with his 30 years of building and designing experience, he was trained by an established Feng Shui consultant and has practiced various meditation techniques. Now, with close to ten years of experience in both labyrinth designing and building, Nathan is able to join the collective consciousness of the individual or group to help develop their thought onto “canvas.” His passion is to bring a secular understanding to the mystery surrounding us in such a diverse world, while increasing the Labyrinth community through the education and collaboration with public schools, corporations and wellness facilities.