Poetry, Music and Labyrinth Walk Do you love listening to poetry spoken aloud, with music and walking, moving your body through the ancient configuration of the labyrinth's sacred geometry? The Ottawa Poetry Bards hosts three seasonally themed evenings this winter into spring, at St Luke's Anglican Church.
Tuesday, March 19th - Stirrings and Awakenings
Tuesday, April 16th - Resurrection of Pleasure
Evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Facilitated by The Ottawa Poetry Bards - Anne Wright Jan Falls, Mary Lou van Schaik and Madeline Dietrich
We have been working and playing together with poetry for a number of years now. We are all students of Kim Rosen of Saved by a Poem - Poetry as Medicine for the Soul. Each in our unique way, we weave poetry into our professional lives as coaches, therapists, spiritual teachers, and creativity mentors.
We love to share our love of poetry spoken to music, and combining that with walking the labrythn just seems like a bit of heaven on earth. These evenings are balm for the soul, spiritual nourishment in the middle of our fast paced lives; a moment in time to slow down, go inside, and be in sacred space with the quiet companionship of others.
Admission is by donation (suggested fee $25.) but all are welcome, whatever you can pay. All proceeds from the evenings go to St.Lukes Anglican Church and Match International - Women’s Programs. Pay at the door or through Eventbrite.
“I had signed up for the workshop with a vague idea of validating whether or not beekeeping was something I wanted to get back into, so wanted the real experience and ‘instruction’ around hive life. But I also wanted to spend time in the imaginative life of beekeeping – so the poetry, and your story of bees as a significant part of your healing journey was really important. Sensing into your relationship with them - the calm, the respect, the love – was an important part of witnessing how a relationship with bees teaches those very things. I loved how the different activities dove-tailed so well into one another. The ‘energy meditation’ of approaching the hive taught me well about respect for boundaries, and the deep purposefulness of their lives. We can co-exist beautifully as long as I ‘let them bee.’ “