Stories That Sustain: Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk

This event is part of the winter celebration series: Stories That Sustain


Thursday, December 21, 5 pm – 7 pm

Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. — John Boswell

In a world where moving on is often the primary focus, the gift of a seasonal pause — having a time in the diary set aside to take stock of

where we are,

how we’re feeling,

what we’re feeling grateful for,

and what we’re ready to let go of,

— can be such a blessing and a relief.  

Let a walk through the labyrinth be an opportunity, within the specific energy of the changing season, to take this pause and reflect. 

The winter solstice has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands of years. Traditionally, the solstice is about clarifying and setting intentions for the coming 365 days cycle. This start of the solar year is a celebration of light and the rebirth of the sun — when we learn to appreciate the longest, darkest nights and look ahead toward the lengthening days. For from out of the darkness and cold, the light and hope returns. 

As you prepare for this shift, you will discover that there is an immense need for slowing down, for silence and resting. We encourage you to take this time to listen to those things that speak without words. Whether this is your first experience walking a labyrinth or your hundredth, you’ll notice that some things will change and some may stay the same. Its’ all about working with Nature, not against her, and learning to celebrate the seasonal transition. 

This community event is open to all. Guests will be guided through a walking meditation and congregate around a blazing fire with a bowl of hot soup and cup of tea to discuss and deepen the reflection. Participation by donation (suggested donation of $20). No registration necessary.

If this seems, to you, like a wonderful idea, but you don’t want to drive home after the walk and discussion, please contact Monica. You can stay over night at the Wintergreen lodge, and enjoy a gorgeous breakfast before heading out the next morning  ($80+HST). Monica can be reached at