A Labyrinth Journey: Mindful Walking and Contemplative Photography

Sep 16th, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
- Sep 18th, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

(All Event Times Listed are Central Standard Time)
St. Mary’s Sewanee
770 St. Mary's Lane
Sewanee, TN 37375

A Labyrinth Journey: Mindful Walking and Contemplative Photography

The labyrinth and photography are tools that can be used in a spiritual practice to combine image-receiving with the contemplative nature and open-heartedness of mindful walking. In both cases, the labyrinth and the camera can be used to help guide us to receive that which we pass by or take for granted along our daily way.

During this weekend retreat, we’ll attend sessions, have labyrinth walks, and enjoy periods of time to breathe, to mindfully explore the beautiful campus of St. Mary’s Sewanee allowing a shift of our focus from looking to seeing. The labyrinth sessions will help cultivate slow attentiveness and receptivity. The camera will help us develop a practice of visio divina which is a form of sacred seeing and is essentially an application of the rhythms of lectio to a looking with the eyes of the heart.

No photography experience is necessary for this weekend retreat. You are welcome to bring a camera but expensive equipment is not required. A smartphone or iPhone camera will work just fine. As photographer Ansel Adams once said, “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!” Bring your openness and willingness to learn to walk and see on a deeper level.

Limited space available.

Margy Oehmig received her Veriditas training as a labyrinth facilitator at Chartres Cathedral under the tutelage of Lauren Artress, author of Walking a Sacred Path.  Having an MFA in Art History, she has held various professional and volunteer positions in the fields of art and education in Chattanooga, TN. Currently, she is following her heart’s desire to share labyrinth’s sacred energy with others.

Terry Price, is a Tennessee based writer and photographer, with an MFA in writing from Spalding University in Louisville. He is a former Program Director and current mentor in MTSU Write (formerly The Writer’s Loft) creative writing program at Middle Tennessee State University. (www.mtsu.edu/write).  He works with creatives one on one and leads workshops and retreats.


Select Lodging Options (choose one lodging space per booking)

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Anna House Package
Lodging in Anna House (hotel style rooms, private bathroom, air condition), meals, program fees, materials included
St. Mary's Hall Package
Lodging in St. Mary's Hall (dorm style room, shared bathroom, fans only/no air condition), meals, program fees, materials included
Commuter Package
No lodging; meals, program fees, materials included