5th ALN National Gathering 2023
"PILGRIMAGE OF THE HEART"
Spiralling into Self …Spiralling into Community
Friday 17 March 1:30 pm - Sunday 19 March 4:30 pm 2023
+ pre & post gathering workshops
Thursday 16 & Monday 20 March
Pippin Hill, 89 Connors Road, Cygnet, Tasmania 7112
You are invited to join fellow labyrinth lovers in a pilgrimage to and for the heart. Here's the draft program.
In the beautiful Huon Valley, fellow ALN members Tina Christensen and Mark Healy have created a pilgrimage experience through nine labyrinths across twelve acres.
Meandering through sensory botanical gardens, find yourself gravitating to the design that moves you. An opportunity to walk at your own pace far from daily life with beautiful soul questions as your guides.
The spaciousness of pilgrimage is present in the program with generous time for reflection and integration. There will be celebratory feasts of fabulous organic produce for your breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Dr Lauren Artress will zoom in to start our day on Saturday, and will share from her rich experience as a founder of the modern labyrinth movement, and an esteemed author of several books, including "The Path of the Holy Fool".
Pilgrimage at Pippin Hill offers easy walking terrain across fields and…if you prefer to walk the labyrinth designs by hand, sit and traverse them in the Rose Garden at the centre of everything.
This year you get to choose your own accomodation as there are many options available to suit your heart, travel and pocket, in and around Cygnet. We will include some suggestions to get you on your booking path.
Pre-gathering Workshop - The Lightness of Zero
16 March 2023, 2-5pm
A pre-gathering afternoon workshop (Thursday 16 March 2-5pm) will focus on ‘The Lightness of Zero’ as preparation for the Gathering. This will be presented by Mark Healy and is based on the Kenzan process that he learnt whilst living in Yamagishi communities in Japan.
Kensan means ‘sharpening the point’. It is a tool for deep exploration into the questions of life that we can bring to ourself and group facilitations. Being able to design the right questions is an art. We will harvest from our collective mind these questions to use in our future labyrinth walks. We will sit in Kensan and explore the question that is waiting for us as a group.
Post-gathering Workshop - EFT Tapping
Monday 20 March 2023, 10am-12pm
A post-gathering morning workshop (Monday 20 March 10am-12pm) presented by Theresa Virgona (Ange Virgona’s beloved) who is a trained and gifted EFT practitioner.
Exploring EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) more commonly known as Tapping and how they can be used in conjunction with the labyrinth for greater wellbeing.
Participants will be introduced to this self-help tool and practice the Tapping technique. In situations of physical or emotional stress, Tapping brings on a sense of calm. Therese will guide us in how we can integrate the experiences from our time together at Pilgrimage of the Heart, even more easefully and rapidly with Tapping.
March in Tasmania is long mild days, harvest season, lots of visitors.
We strongly recommend you book your accomodation and travel mode asap. Inexpensive flights to Hobart can be bought in advance - check out Jetstar weekly alerts for this. Airbnb’s are already filling for March so if that’s your preference…get your fingers tapping!
Please organise your own accommodation or download the information about the accommodation which has been reserved for Gathering participants ranging in price from $62 - $186 per night for a single person. We are booking the accommodation separately, and you will need to contact our Booking person, Joy Bowles on email@example.com to ask if your preferred room is still available, and to make a booking.
Other useful stuff
Car-pooling Gathering participants might want to car-pool and drive to Cygnet from Hobart. If you need support connecting with other participants email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dietary needs Gluten free and vegetarian meals are available (Please complete the relevant section in the registration form). Please indicate if you have any allergies.
What to bring Bring all personal items including weather appropriate clothing, umbrella, sturdy footwear, sunscreen, water bottles, hats, journal etc.
Products for display/sale If you have products that you would like to display (and sell) over the weekend please email email@example.com.
Health & Safety
Please note this is a fragrance-free event. Please use any insect repellents, essential oils or incense outdoors, away from other guests.
COVID-Safe requirements It is your responsibility to consult with your home State or Territory government COVID web pages to ensure you will be able to travel and attend the Gathering and return. If in doubt, join us on Zoom!!!
Cancellation & Refund terms
If you need to cancel, a full refund will be given if you cancel before Thurs 16 February, 50% refund if you cancel between Thursday 16 February and Thursday 2 March, no refund if you cancel on or after Friday 3 March.
If we need to cancel the event, all fees will be refunded, and attendees notified by email. We recommend that you obtain travel insurance, in case of unexpected weather or health events.