Gatherings, Workshops, and Well Being Services

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Join us in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains (an easy drive from Atlanta, GA, Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC) for Labyrinth Walks, workshops, private instruction and more. We also offer on-line classes, including our Certified Facilitator of Adult Learning program designed for anyone, anywhere, who teaches Adults in a workshop or classroom setting.

The Faerie & Labyrinth Gathering: Conscious Campout & Festival

April 14 – April 15
Apr 14 at 11 AM to Apr 15 at 12 PM

Faerie Gathering at the Otto Labyrinth ParkCome one, come all to this enchanted and whimsical Donation Based Entry Event of celebrating life, folklore, friendship, and the Faeries at the Mountain Valley Center & Labyrinth in Otto, N.C! This is an All Ages gathering designed to bring together the community in a fun and excitingly educational way.

The Otto Labyrinth (on the land of Mountain Valley Center) is an absolutely magical place that is free for the public to come and enjoy on a daily basis. It is also nationally recognized for the labyrinth itself, as well as for it's Faerie Garden! (which is also a nationally certified & recognized as a Faerie Garden/Sanctuary, how awesome is That!?) So here we are to Celebrate this incredible space!

The Merriment Shall Include So Far:

*Music & Food

*Healthy Classes & Lectures

*Arts & Crafts (both workshops and vendors)

*Fairy House Building

*Folktales and Storytelling

*Labyrinth presentation and Meditation Walk

*Kids Activities/Family Activities

*Yoga, Tai Qi, Sound Healing

*Raffles, Prizes, Games, & More!

If you would like to be a Teacher/Presenter/Vendor or get involved please let us know, and we will gladly tell you how to get involved! Contact Us

-There will also be an opportunity to do a Work-Trade Camp Out on the property where volunteers will be helping build up the property and cut out campsites while having a fun retreat of their own afterwards which will include more workshops, potlucks, drum circles and many other activities! If you would like to participate as a Work Trade Camper, please let us know via message or email. Can't wait to see you!

Vendor Tickets available at: Reciprocitree.com

More Information!

Kinsfolk Gatherings:
The Faerie & Labyrinth Festival at The Otto Labyrinth Park

Event Designed By:
ReciprociTree Conscious Networking & Events

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MISSION OF THE GATHERING

This event was created to celebrate community, life, folklore, friendship, & the Faeries at the Otto Labyrinth Park located within The Mountain Valley Center in Otto, NC. This has been a magical place of healing, solace, & a source of love and acceptance for many throughout the years, so here we are to honor them! Their garden is also nationally recognized as an authentic Faerie Garden & the labyrinth is nationally recognized as well. -HOW COOL IS THAT?!

The owners, Charlie & Jill Henry, have selflessly served the community for many  years by holding gatherings, private sessions , classes, free labyrinth walks, and also through their non-profit organization called The Foundation for Wellbeing, which counsels those in time of need. All donations of the day will benefit all of the incredible things that they do on their land, well deserved! Hip-Hip-Hooray!

We recently had  a lovely dinner date with these two fantastic, seasoned healers & they shared their dreams with us about having a conscious living facility of some sort on their land. Whether it be campsites for people passing through looking for some peaceful time in nature, tiny homes, mud huts, or little hobbit homes, they want their beautiful land to be utilized, so here we gather on this day to see the beginning of that dream come true! Our mission for this event is to see years of hope become a reality and come into fruition. That being the case, we want to keep this a beautiful & respectful event, asking everyone to honor their land,  & remember why we are there, to sow positive seeds on their land, both physical and metaphorical.

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WHAT THE DAY HOLDS

This enchanted and whimsical Donation Based Entry Event is categorized under one of our Kinsfolk Gatherings which are community events designed for like-minded folks of all ages! This one themed, “The Faerie & Labyrinth Festival” held at The Otto Labyrinth Park, is a lighthearted, & Fun, family friendly event with activities created to include everyone. There will be a community based festival throughout the day where people may come for as long as they’d like on a donation based entry fee. There will also be an after hours campout with more entertainment throughout the evening & a drum circle for volunteers, vendors & teachers who wish to stay & connect and network with each other.

The Daytime Merriment Thus Far Shall Include:

*Music & Food

*Healthy Classes & Lectures

*Arts & Crafts (both workshops and vendors)

*Yoga, Dance, Tai Qi, Sound Healing

*Faerie House Building and Faerie Crafts

*Folktales and Storytelling

*Labyrinth presentation and Meditation Walk

*Kids Activities/Family Activities

*Raffles, Prizes, Games, & More!

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If you would like to be a Teacher/Presenter/Vendor/Volunteer or get involved in any way, please let us know, and we will gladly tell you how to get involved!***

OPPORTUNITIES

-There will also be an opportunity to do a Work-Trade Camp Out on the property where volunteers will be helping build up the property and cut out campsites while having a fun retreat of their own afterwards which will include more workshops, potlucks, drum circles and many other activities! You may also help in other areas as well like arts & crafts, logistics, etc. This is a great way to network & make new friends & contacts. If you would like to participate please let us know (contact info below)

VENDORS

The vending fee for the whole day is $45 and we ask that you bring a dish for the potluck specifically for vendors, teachers, & volunteers. You are also invited to camp out with us afterwards and join in on the after-hours festivities while establishing  new networks and connections. Please purchase your ticket in advance and let us know what you will be providing.

Please also bring anything you will need for setting up; tables, chairs, canopy, and any camping gear you will need if you are staying the night. Also any instruments you like to play! Can't wait to have you!

 

TEACHERS & VOLUNTEERS

Teachers, & Volunteers:  Your cost is free! Thank you for coming to help build up this fantastic space by bringing your skills into the mix. We have many different areas where you can get involved so feel free to  just reach out to us with any questions. We also ask that you help out the cause by sharing the event via social media or local fliers and getting the word out. Together we can make Magic happen for this place!

Please bring any camping gear for yourselves & family including anything you'd like to sit or lay on during the day, as well as food for the potluck (which is for vendors, volunteers, & teachers throughout the day & eve.) Also, if you play any musical instruments- BRING EM! We love a good jam and we can play!

LOCATION

Mountain Valley Center & Otto Labyrinth Park

43 Shambala Way

Otto, North Carolina 28763
www.mountainvalleycenter.com
Half way between Atlanta, GA and Asheville, NC, we are an easy drive from both! Just 3 miles north of Dillard, Georgia, and 7 miles south of Franklin, NC. See
Mountain Valley Center, Otto, NC

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Email: info@reciprociTree.com

Website: www.reciprocitree.com

Phone: Call or text

   Amy Hargis  (828) 316-7099

 William Rodriguez  (404) 456-9932

2018 Full Moon Labyrinth Gatherings - Back to our Roots

Otto Labyrinth ParkThe first Gathering at the Otto Labyrinth Park was in the Summer of 1998. We had just completed building the Labyrinth, and 5 of us Gathered to walk it, build a fire, drum and sing. Over the past 20 years we have offered Gatherings throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall. Sometimes 5 people attend, other times 60 people come. Always the perfect number for the Energy that's needed at the time.Gathering at the Otto Labyrinth Park

This year we return to our roots -the original Labyrinth Gathering   We will meet at 7 pm at the Labyrinth. A brief visit to the Faerie Forest starts the Gathering, followed by a group walk to the Center of the Labyrinth. At the center a guided meditation allows us to lift our Energy in service of the World as well as ourselves. We then walk out to sit around the fire, drumming, talking and sharing as the night approaches and the moon comes out.

Gatherings are always Free. We do appreciate any love offerings you make to support the maintenance of the Park.

So plan to join us this year. What the world needs now is the Energy of Peace and Renewal. We are pleased to offer a place to connect throughout the years.

2018 Labyrinth Gathering Schedule

Saturdays, 7-9 pm

Note: Gatherings are held on the Saturday closest to the Full Moon

May 26~ Flower, Milk or Dyad Moon

Flowers come into full bloom and corn is ready to plant.

Actual Full Moon Date is May 29th

June 30 ~ Mead or Strawberry Moon

In late June the  meadows, or meads, were ready to be mowed for hay.  Also called The Strawberry Moon, as Strawberry picking season reaches its peak during this time.

Actual Full Moon Date is June 28th

July 28~ Hay or Buck Moon

Hay is gathered to be dried and stored. and deer start growing velvety hair-covered antlers in July.

Actual Full Moon Date is July 27th

August 25~ Sturgeon or Barley Moon

Sturgeon are most readily
caught during this month. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon. Persephone, virgin Goddess of rebirth, carries a sheaf of barley as a symbol of the harvest.

Actual Full Moon Date is August 26th

September 22~ Corn or Harvest Moon

 Harvest Moon, occurs closest to the Autumn Equinox. The chief Indian staples of corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice are now ready for gathering.

Actual Full Moon Date is September 24th

 

Winter at the Otto Labyrinth Park

The Otto Labyrinth Park was open to the public in April 1998. It is made of 10 tons of stone and sits in a high energy spot with a creek on two sides, a pond on the third and a hillside of mountain laurel above.

Visit our Labyrinth Page for more photos and information!

Information and Directions

Mountain Valley Center & The Otto Labyrinth Park
43 Shambala Way
Otto, NC 28763.
Phone Toll Free 888-773-2491

The labyrinth is open dawn to dusk. After hour activities must be arranged in advance at Mountain Valley Center.
Guided tours of the labyrinth and special group activities must be arranged in advance.

We have established a non-profit organization to facilitate development of facilities at the Labyrinth. Plans include building a "screen house" with restrooms and a fireplace just beyond the pond. Plans have also been drawn up for building several cabins in the woods to accommodate visitors on site. Your tax deductible contributions help us maintain the Labyrinth Park and help us move forward to provide expanded services. We appreciate your support!




Visit our Labyrinth Page for more Information

Certified Facilitator of Adult Learning

Become a Certified Facilitator of Adult Learning

Most teachers and trainers of adults are enthusiastic presenters who know their topics well. Many however have had no formal training in educational methodology. Helping participants learn is the point of all presentations, whether they are hour long lectures, week long seminars, business and industry training programs, or academic courses. Even if you are a natural teacher, a sound grounding in Adult Learning Theories and Strategies will take your presentations to the next level and ensure your success in helping Adults learn and grow.

Workshops

Feel the Flow Energy SourceBook Workshop for Meditation, Chakra Balancing and Polarity Energy Balancing with author Dr. Jill Henry. Feel the Flow is an intensive workshop that will provide you with practical skills for Energy Balancing and Healing. The full day workshop gives you the knowledge and practice you need to make a real difference in your life and the lives of those around you.
Based on Dr. Jill Henry's Energy SourceBook - The Fundamentals of Personal Energy, participants will be guided through in-depth study of 3 major Energy sources - Meditation, Chakras, & Polarity. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience, from the novice in Energy Healing to Massage Therapists, Energy Workers and Body Workers.
Join us in Feeling the Flow of Source Energy in your life! **To provide the optimal experience, this workshop is designed for 4 participants**
Offered on a Sunday in 2016:

Sunday Schedule

  • 8:15 am Registration & Pre-Test
  • 8:30 am Welcome & Expectations
  • 8:45 am Chakra Energy
  • 10:45 am Break
  • 11:00 am Polarity Energy Balancing
  • 11:45 am Lunch (on your own)
  • optional Otto Labyrinth Walk
  • 1:00 pm Polarity Energy Balancing (cont.)
  • 2:15 pm Break
  • 2:30 pm Meditation as a Tool for Action
  • 4:10 pm Plans for the Future
  • 4:30 pm Post-test and Adjourn

2018 Dates to be Determined
Tuition (includes materials and handouts) $ 75.00

For Info and to Resister contact: Mountain Valley Center, 43 Shambala Way, Otto, NC, 28763
Phone: 828-369-5698 Toll Free: 1-888-773-2491

Click here for detailed information on Meditation, Chakra Balancing, Polarity Energy Balancing, and Feng shui based on her international, award winning Energy SourceBook - The Fundamentals of Personal Energy You are invited to spend a day, or a week learning how to balance body/mind/spirit energy through meditation, chakra balancing, polarity 5 element balancing and feng shui.

Creative Energy

Creative Energy Discussion - Meditation - Energy Sharing Group.

WILL RETURN WHEN INTEREST IS GENERATED FOR A NEW GROUP - CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

Join us and Free Your Mind, Body, and Spirit in a bimonthly
Energy Support Group!

From Franklin, NC or Dillard GA. Take US 441 - Go West on Calvary Church Rd - Turn Left at the Labyrinth Park. Meeting at Labyrinth Park Welcome Center
Call 828-369-5698 for further info.

Private Instruction

Dr Jill Henry offers private instruction in Meditation, Chakra Balancing, Polarity Energy Balancing, and Feng shui based on her international, award winning Energy SourceBook - The Fundamentals of Personal Energy You are invited to spend a day, or a week learning how to balance body/mind/spirit energy through meditation, chakra bala

About Dr. Jill Henry

It all began with my dissertation at the University of Georgia in 1988 titled: Development and Learning for Transformation. After being awarded my doctoral degree, I left my position as a tenured professor of Physical Therapy at the Medical College of Georgia and opened up a metaphysical store (the only one) in Augusta, Georgia called The Relaxation Station. Here I spent the next 6 years learning the practice of metaphysics with over 100 different instructors who taught at "The Station". In 1994 I moved to the mountains and In 2004 I submitted a manuscript to Llewellyn Worldwide, who "bought" my book, titled: Energy Sourcebook, the Fundamentals of Personal Energy. My book won the prestigious COVR award for best in Alternative Medicine in 2005 and has since been translated into 4 languages across the world. I continue to work part time as a physical therapist and up until now my schedule has kept me from my first love, teaching & learning & sharing with others. I hope you join me in this series of workshops!

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