Monday, October 16, 2023

A visit to Asa Adirondack Labyrinth

Asa Adirondack Labyrinth.

My mother and I met Christine Powers at the Adirondack Labyrinth a little after 9 a.m. this morning [ October 11.] It was a chilly day in Johnsburg in a beautiful setting with birch trees, two ponds, and the babbling Kibby Creek. There was a sign instructing us to park outside the gate, sign in, and walk to the gazebo.  There was a lovely (much welcomed) fire. Christine greeted us, [and] offered chairs and blankets. We were scheduled for last Saturday, but it poured all day, so Christine was gracious enough to invite us for an early appointment today.

I have been looking forward to meeting Christine after reading her interesting bio:

 

“Facilitated by Christine Powers, seasoned and compassionate labyrinth facilitator, death doula, and Reiki Master-Teacher initiated into many lineages, including Mary Magdalena. She is the Founder of Asa Adirondack, which offers rejuvenation and natural healing of body, soul, and psyche by providing rustic luxury in a pristine mountain setting. Christine’s greatest passion is to wade into the natural and mysterious cycles of life and death, going side-by-side with clients into the places in their souls that need the most love and healing. Christine counsels founders, thought leaders, and executives on topics ranging from business strategy and operations to legacy, spirituality, and fulfillment.”

Asa Adirondack Labyrinth.

Asa Adirondack Labyrinth. Photo by Laura Bellinger.

Asa Adirondack Labyrinth.

Asa Adirondack Labyrinth. Photo by Laura Bellinger.

Asa Adirondack Labyrinth.

Asa Adirondack Labyrinth. Photo by Laura Bellinger.

Asa Adirondack Labyrinth.

Asa Adirondack Labyrinth. Photo by Laura Bellinger.

Asa Adirondack Labyrinth.

Asa Adirondack Labyrinth. Photo by Laura Bellinger.

Asa Adirondack Labyrinth.

Asa Adirondack Labyrinth. Photo by Laura Bellinger.

Ms. Powers spent about 40 minutes explaining the ancient history of labyrinths, then told how this particular one came to be. She guided us through meditation, then we were ready to walk. She explained there are no rules–some people pick weeds, pick up stones, skip, twirl, or stop to take in their surroundings. As we walked, Christine played tones from a crystal bowl. When we exited, there was time for quiet reflection.

Christine then invited us to walk up to the other pond, take pictures from above the labyrinth, etc.  It proved to be a peaceful morning.  I look forward to returning in the summer for a walk with tapas or lunch included.  My mother inquired about Christine’s healing sessions. Check out their website at https://www.asaadirondack.com/labyrinth

Photo at top: Asa Adirondack Labyrinth. Photo by Laura Bellinger.

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I am a retired teacher who enjoys the outdoors, especially the Adirondacks. My parents took us camping when we were kids, then we attended 4-H Camp in Speculator (a former CCC camp). As an adult, I served on the Camp board for 8 years. I went to my friend's camp in Bloomingdale (Saranac) for 10 years. We enjoyed cross country skiing, canoeing, fishing, snowshoeing, etc. I still hike, cross country and downhill ski, snowshoe. I bicycle and ride a Harley. I play the organ at a 300 year old church.




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  1. Thank you, Laura, for coming to the Adirondack Labyrinth with your Mom. I enjoyed meeting both of you and our time together was even more enjoyable. A little laughter, meditation, and great conversation. I (we) appreciate this write-up.

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