Events at the Otto Labyrinth Park

Gatherings, Workshops, and Well Being Services

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.

Events on this page are held at Mountain Valley Center and the Otto Labyrinth Park.

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1994 to 2019 – It may take us awhile, but we’re getting there!

In 1994 we bought our first piece of property in Otto, NC. By 1998 we had purchased (along with the bank) 2 more adjacent pieces (the Faerie Forest and the hillside behind the Labyrinth) and built the Otto Labyrinth Park.  It has always been our dream to have a large meeting center at the Park and to open the pasture and hillside to the east of the Park for camping or tiny home/hobbit house living. This year we are moving one giant step forward toward that dream

In May 2019 we began building our Earth Bag Pavilion

Earth bag home with windowsThe Center is 36 feet in diameter and  built with mixed medium including EarthBag Foundation and Earth Bag low walls with Screened windows and shutters.   The Center will be located between the ponds and the Welcome Center store. We are connecting the 2 buildings with ramps and now have parking on two levels!

The 1,000 square foot building will provide the community with meeting and retreat space, glamping for those who prefer camping inside a structure, and much more.

We are so excited about offering this to our community after all these years!



Photo Journal of Building our Earthbag Gathering Room

This is the spot for the Pavilion
Earth Bag Pavilion being built at the Otto Labyrinth Park
Gravel for French Drain
Better view of location of the Earth Bag Pavilion
Pavilion just starting and new parking area graveled in
Walls going up, windows and door being framed.
From inside Pavilion looking towards store
South side with highest wall directly across from double door entrance
Frames for screen windows on West side of Pavilion
View of back wall going up
Rod, the Boss
Hoist to lift Earth Bags

Aura Imaging and Biofeedback at the Otto Labyrinth Park Welcome CenterAura Imagery is now back at the Welcome Center

For the past 2 weeks I’ve been re-arranging the Welcome Center at the Otto Labyrinth Park. And on this Equinox Day of perfect balance my old Aura Biofeedback machine, that only runs on Windows 98, decided to resurrect and join us again at the Welcome Center!! So stop by and see how you really look in your energy form! FREE. Bring your smart phone or camera to take a screen shot as the print function is gone. The Center is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 1-5 pm. 43 Shambala Way. For directions google Mountain Valley Center or the Otto Labyrinth Park. See screen sample below taken with my iPhone

Dr Jill Henry offers Well Being Services at the Welcome Center at the Otto Labyrinth Park

  • Private Meditation Instruction - 30 minutes for $20.00
  • CranioSacral and Polarity Therapy - 60 minutes for $65.00
  • Past Life Regressions - 50 minutes for $55.00
  • Readings - 30 minutes for $25.00

Store hours at the Otto Labyrinth ParkIn addition, she offers workshops and private instruction in 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 techniques of Self Healing for Well Being.

Creative Energy

Reiki Energy between two womenSecond Wednesday of each Month
6-7:30 at the Otto Labyrinth Park Welcome Center
Next Meeting May 8th, 2019

It's back by popular request! Creative Energy is an empowerment group dedicated to supporting spiritual and material growth and success in all aspects of life. Knowing that our current Energy attracts more of the same, Creative Energy is a time to raise our vibrations, through laughter, discussion, chi gong, guided imagery and meditation.Facilitated by Jill Henry and the Creative Energy Group! See you here!

2019 Fearie Gathering at the Otto Labyrinth Park

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Faerie and Labyrinth Festival, 2019!

Last year was so precious and we would love to have you come experience another magical day of workshops, story telling & presentations on faerie culture at the Otto Labyrinth Park and Mountain Valley Center!

Explore the Labyrinth alongside the creeks and trails throughout the property, talk a walk through the nationally certified Faerie Forest, check out the wellness gift shop, and enjoy the activities!

You can freely take part in holistic and mindful workshops and presentations throughout the day and also help support some of the best artists in our region via their vendor booths and wonderful wares! If you would like to teach or present something please let us know as we have very limited spots. Musicians welcomed as well!

**Cost is DONATION BASED and the event has activities for the whole family. Face Painting, Faerie Arts and Crafts, Treasure Hunts, Historical Faerie Tales & Much, Much More! Some vendors will even have D.I.Y (Do it yourself) Faerie Crafts at their booths so you can learn how to make your own faerie goodies for all ages! **

***Faerie-wear for all ages is welcomed and encouraged as well! Pull out your wings and glitter and come shine for the day if you want to! ***

Hosted at the Otto Labyrinth Park and Mountain Valley Center, where your donations will go to benefit & preserve this beautiful land, nationally recognized Labyrinth, and certified Faerie Forest.

Vending cost is $55
(if you were a vendor last year please email us at for your $10 discount!)

We can't wait to see you and we will update presenters, vendors, and schedules as we go along.

Stay Tuned, & Three Cheers for the Faeries!

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Root Gathering at the Otto Labyrinth Park

Root Gathering Flyer at Otto Labyrinth ParkSeptember 20-22, 2019

In the not so distant past, those who carried ancient knowledge were called root gatherers or root workers. These people not only used roots & plants as medicine, but also connected with our ancestral roots for ancient healing practices and traditions. The "Root Gathering" is a mini-festival that will help to facilitate intimate connections with others who hold ancestral knowledge and wish to share it with the world. During this event we all will co-create an environment where we help spread our passions of ancient traditions with a quality selection of participants.

Join us for a weekend of ancient traditions and artisans sharing their skills and wisdom with the greater community. Gather in community to connect with like minded spirits for fun, learning, and to recharge your soul.

This is a consciously limited event to sustain greater sharing and connection. Limited to 100 tickets sold and not open to the public.

Enjoy the Peace, Healing and Well Being the Otto Labyrinth Brings

Otto Labyrinth in 1999The Labyrinth Park is getting ready for Spring! Come and enjoy the peace of the Labyrinth and Old Growth Faerie Forest from dawn to dusk all year long. In addition, if you have a group that would like to use this space for a retreat, or wedding or family reunion, just let us know. We'd be happy to share our land and resources. Enjoy the space!!!

This year we will be offering more private group activities interspersed with events such as our May 18th Full Moon Walk facilitated by Cathy Wallace and her Celtic Harp, and July 8th Faerie and Labyrinth Festival. Read more about them in events above.


Otto Labyrinth Park
43 Shambala Way
Otto, NC 28763
phone: 828-369-5698

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!

Visit Foundation for Well to make your annual donation to support and enhance the Labyrinth Park experience for everyone! Click on the link provided to make your tax deductible donation using PayPal to keep the Park beautiful for all in 2019! If you wish to donate by check, mail your check to the address above!

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Certified Facilitator of Adult Learning on line courseBecome 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. Click Here for More Info

Feel the Flow Workshop

Feel the Flow drawingFeel 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 site - Call for further information or to book a workshop at your facility.

Sample 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

Feel the Flow
2019 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.
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
Certified Facilitator of Adult Learning

About Dr. Jill Henry

Dr. Jill Newman HenryIt 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!