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July Programs at Shepherd’s Corner

Tai Chi Workshop: at capacity Friday, July 12th
10:30 – 12:30 $10
8 participants maximum
Led by Grace Franklin
Tai Chi movements are slow, gentle, and repetitive. They require no special equipment, don’t take a lot of time, and leave you feeling good! Regular practice of Tai Chi benefits balance, flexibility, memory, coordination, and vitality.
Learn basic postures and fundamentals in a light-hearted but serious way.  You will learn about core principles of Tai Chi, easy warm-up and cool-down exercises, and a short flow form.  Class handouts will help you practice on your own at home. Your teacher and guide Grace Franklin has been practicing since 2008 with Living Tao lineage teachers Chungliang Al Huang, Cielle Tewksbury and Dan Jones.    

Growth: July Labyrinth Walk Tuesday, July 16th 7:00 – 8:30 pm Suggested Donation: $5 Facilitated by John Seryak, Shepherd’s Corner’s Labyrinth Keeper Mid July is a time when our garden plants should be in full growth. Corn, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, cabbage… all are now well on their way to the future harvest. Sun, rain, soil and tending all contribute to a healthy crop. We also have our personal, emotional, and spiritual gardens that need tending. How are we growing personally? What is needed for the growth we look forward to? Labyrinth walks, forest baths, meditation, alone time, family, nurturing relationships, church, books?

Labyrinth walks are times for quiet reflection. Due to their nature, silent walking is encouraged. Our labyrinth is located on Wengert Road, at the second drive to the right. Please wear comfortable shoes. Everyone is welcome! No previous meditation experience or experience walking labyrinths is required.

Learn more about labyrinths! Here’s a video and here’s another to learn more!  

Home School Adventure Days 3rd Wednesday of the month: July 17th 1:00 - 3:00 pm $5/student Programming designed for grades K-5 (although, older students are welcome). Come learn and explore! Join us for seasonal activities each month. Register here.  

Visit Shepherd's Corner! From April through mid-November, we are open to visitors on Mondays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. We invite you to spend time at Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center. Come walk our meditation trail and the outdoor labyrinths. We do ask that all visitors check in at the office upon their arrival. We will be closed in the event of inclement weather. If you are considering visiting, we ask that you contact us either by calling (614) 866-4302 or by emailing and letting us know. If there are Mondays where we will be closed, these will be noted on the calendar & on Facebook. There will also be occasions where we are open other days which we will note on our calendar & on Facebook.

When coming to visit please stop by the barn and let us know you’re here for a visit. There is also a waiver we ask that you sign. We ask a $2 donation per person donation. (We’re continually collecting items to be donate to local food pantries, so you are always welcome to bring shelf stable items!)

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