TLS Members e-Newsletter

Members eNewsletter
At least four times a year, TLS members are rewarded at their inboxes with a copy of the Labyrinth Society e-newsletter. It serves as a means of direct communication with the membership and provides an historical record of the Society.

TLS Introduces Quarterly "Member Feature"

The Labyrinth Society mission is to support all those who create, maintain, and use labyrinths, and to serve the global community by providing education, networking, and opportunities to experience transformation. In support of that mission, we have created a quarterly 'Member Feature' area of our E-news bulletin which highlights TLS members working with labyrinths in a wide variety of dynamic settings and inspirational ways.

Initially, you will meet TLS members who have contributed pages to the resources section of the new website. They represent a multi-talented cross section of our membership that we are sure you will enjoy getting to know. Eventually we will expand the feature to include the general membership. So, stayed tuned to learn how our society is growing, changing, and raising the vibratory frequency of the world!

As the summer winds down and autumn approaches, our first quarterly feature focuses on TLS members working with labyrinths in schools and retreat centers. If you are working in an educational setting and looking for inspiring ways to include the labyrinth in daily activities, or are a pilgrim on an inward journey, we invite you to meet a few TLS members who are experienced in these realms of labyrinth journeying below:

 

Marge McCarthy Image Marge McCarthy, Labyrinths in Schools

Marge McCarthy, is a retired School Psychologist who loves labyrinths – hence her commitment to create the labyrinth experience for children. Under her direction, children have built labyrinths at ten Santa Fe, NM schools, and have learned how to use them for things like calming, conflict resolution, community building, creativity, and dealing with grief. She has produced a book and DVD called “Kids on the Path”, which is a guide to bringing labyrinths to schools. She organized the TLS group “Labyrinths in Schools”, for sharing ideas and suggestions for working with children in the labyrinth. She was a member of the Veriditas Board for six years and is now on the Veriditas Council. In 1998 she founded the Labyrinth Resource Group in Santa Fe and currently serves as President. She and her husband, Bob, retired to Santa Fe fourteen years ago.

Read more about Labyrinths in Schools.

 Dave Porter, Labyrinths in Retreat Settings

K. David Porter, is a retired school administrator with 29 years experience in education. For the past nine years, he has been involved with many not-for-profit organizations. Presently, Dave is President of Wellspring Nature Center, Inc., Vice-President of Wellsville Citizens for Responsible Development, (WC-RD), Treasurer of Art for Rural America, and Admistrative Director of Wellsville Montessori School. Besides his involvement with not-for-profits, Dave is also a dowser. He has dowsed and built labyrinths for Wellspring and a local horse farm. The latter is large enough for horseback riding where clients use the labyrinth for pleasure and healing.

 Jana Batey, Labyrinths in Retreat Settings

Jana Batey, is a Business Entrepreneur, Licensed Realtor, and Mortgage Broker, in the State of Florida with over 25 years professional experience. She divides her time between her home in New Smyrna Beach and her retreat center, Harmony Hill Lodging & Retreat Center, in central upstate New York. Jana is also a Professional Life Coach and a graduate of Coach For Life, a Certified Tele-Leader, a Reiki Practitioner, and Labyrinth Facilitator, having trained with Lauren Artress in Chartres, France at the Chartres Cathedral. Jana leads labyrinth walks and workshops in Florida, utilizing the beautiful beaches of New Smyrna Beach as a palette and at her retreat center in upstate New York, where she utilizes the natural stone labyrinth she and her business partner, Chris Rosenthal, built by hand.

Read more about Labyrinths in Retreat Settings