Woman kneeling by blessing bowl on the labyrinth

Lotus Labyrinth

The custom designed Lotus Labyrinth at The Lodge at Woodloch offers a sanctuary to host a series of workshops hugged by the arms of the forest.

Uniquely designed by Katja Marquart, Associate Dean & Head of Interior Architecture at the University of Wisconsin, the Labyrinth features a lotus flower at the entrance and exit of the Labyrinth, 9 circuits and a surface area of over 1,500 square feet. The Lodge at Woodloch team called upon the Veriditas Organization, the authority on educating and training about Labyrinths throughout the world to certify them on Labyrinth Facilitation.

What is a Labyrinth? According to Veriditas: “The labyrinth is a walking meditation, a path of prayer and an archetypal blueprint where psyche meets Spirit. It has only one path that leads from the outer edge in a circuitous way to the center. There are no tricks to it and no dead ends. Unlike a maze where you lose your way, the labyrinth is a spiritual tool that can help you find your way.

The Lotus Labyrinth classes are offered seasonally and may include:
  • Gracious Intentions: A simple and wonderful way to prepare yourself for a peaceful, stress-free day at The Lodge at Woodloch. You will be given an intention card, where you will write your intention. Walk the labyrinth while holding your card and focus on your intention. Keep your card for reflection during your stay
  • Guided Labyrinth Walk: Learn how to use the labyrinth for meditation practice, a serene mindfulness in motion. This is a wonderful practice for those who find it difficult to quiet the mind and body during seated meditation.
  • Journaling Outside the Box: We will bring our journals into the woods, down to the lake, or to the quiet of the labyrinth and discover a deep connection to ourselves and to the natural world as we meditate on birdsong and the breath of wind in the treetops. Instruction in the basics of journaling is provided; your journal is yours to keep and cherish.
  • Walking Meditation: Learn standing postures for grounding and centering, while practicing the art of walking peacefully along the path to mindfulness and relaxation.