Gatherings, Workshops, and Well Being Services
Join us in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains (an easy drive from Atlanta, GA, Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC) for Labyrinth Walks, workshops, private instruction and more. We also offer on-line classes, including our Certified Facilitator of Adult Learning program designed for anyone, anywhere, who teaches Adults in a workshop or classroom setting
Progress on the Earth Bag Pavilion at the Otto Labyrinth Park
We built the walls. We built the roof. We built the floor. And we admit our inability to get together a large enough group to finish the cobbing. We have set aside a sizeable donation for any organization or group who takes on and completes the cobbing.
Actually, We're cobbing now every day, 8 am to 12 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Please join us for this mostly outdoor, famly friendly activity (no windows in yet, so basically outdoors). We will limit the number of people if necessary to follow social distancing and use of masks.
Back wall is finished!!! Cobbing is literally hand slapping on a mixture of wet dirt and straw over the walls, letting that dry, then slapping a mixture of lime and straw over the mud and straw to seal the walls. Cobbing is a wonderful way to interact physically with the Earth and get grounded!
Email us when you plan to come and learn how to cob. We can't cob on total rain out days, but evening showers are OK.
Though not completely finished, the energy inside the Pavilion is incredible. Sitting within earthen walls, with the breeze flowing through the widows (to be screened and shuttered once the cobbing is completed, brings a sense of peace and grounding. It’s purpose is becoming more clear as a perfect balance to the Labyrinth. We see the Pavilion being used by individuals for reflection and meditation, by groups for family gatherings, weddings, and ceremony, by healers for Sound Healing experiences and concerts, and by groups for workshops, support groups, yoga and chi gong classes, and much more.
Ideally a large group comes and cobbs the mud coat for a couple of days. That coat dries for a couple of weeks, then the group comes back and does the same with the lime coat. The more people, the faster it can be done. All cobbing involves is putting handfuls of a mud/straw/water mixture (or lime/straw/water mixture) on the walls when there are dry days before, during and after the cobbing. We will provide gloves, water, restrooms, supervision and instruction with our builder on site at all times. We are also open to camping around the pavilion and labyrinth during the cobbing. In addition, we follow the Governor of North Carolina Covid-19 rules, but its a really big building! Social distancing will be easy!
Contact us if you are interested. Thank you so much!
After the cobbing is completed, we take over again and add doors, windows, paint the floor, etc. If you are artistic and want to help with decorations, just let us know!
Cobbing is literally hand slapping on a mixture of wet dirt and straw over the walls, letting that dry, then slapping a mixture of lime and straw over the mud and straw to seal the walls. Cobbing is a wonderful way to interact physically with the Earth.
In 1994 we bought our first piece of property in Otto, NC. By 1998 we had purchased (along with the bank) 2 more adjacent pieces (the Faerie Forest and the hillside behind the Labyrinth) and built the Otto Labyrinth Park. It has always been our dream to have a large meeting center at the Park and to open the pasture and hillside to the east of the Park for camping or tiny home/hobbit house living. This year we are moving one giant step forward toward that dream
In May 2019 we began building our Earth Bag Pavilion
The Center is 36 feet in diameter and built with mixed medium including EarthBag Foundation and Earth Bag low walls with Screened windows and shutters. The Center will be located between the ponds and the Welcome Center store. We are connecting the 2 buildings with ramps and now have parking on two levels!
The 1,000 square foot building will provide the community with meeting and retreat space, glamping for those who prefer camping inside a structure, and much more.
We are so excited about offering this to our community after all these years!
Photo Journal of Building our Earthbag Gathering Room
Aura Imagery is now back at the Welcome Center
For the past 2 weeks I’ve been re-arranging the Welcome Center at the Otto Labyrinth Park. And on this Equinox Day of perfect balance my old Aura Biofeedback machine, that only runs on Windows 98, decided to resurrect and join us again at the Welcome Center!! So stop by and see how you really look in your energy form! FREE. Bring your smart phone or camera to take a screen shot as the print function is gone. The Center is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 1-5 pm. 43 Shambala Way. For directions google Mountain Valley Center or the Otto Labyrinth Park. See screen sample below taken with my iPhone
Dr Jill Henry offers Well Being Services at the Welcome Center at the Otto Labyrinth Park
- Private Meditation Instruction - 30 minutes for $20.00
- CranioSacral and Polarity Therapy - 60 minutes for $65.00
- Past Life Regressions - 50 minutes for $55.00
- Readings - 30 minutes for $25.00
In addition, she offers workshops and private instruction in Chakra Balancing, Polarity Energy Balancing, and Feng Shui based on her international, award winning Energy SourceBook - The Fundamentals of Personal Energy. You are invited to spend a day, or a week learning how to techniques of Self Healing for Well Being.
Second Wednesday of each Month
6-7:30 at the Otto Labyrinth Park Welcome Center
Next Meeting December 11, 2019
It's back by popular request! Creative Energy is an empowerment group dedicated to supporting spiritual and material growth and success in all aspects of life. Knowing that our current Energy attracts more of the same, Creative Energy is a time to raise our vibrations, through laughter, discussion, chi gong, guided imagery and meditation.Facilitated by Jill Henry and the Creative Energy Group! See you here!
Enjoy the Peace, Healing and Well Being the Otto Labyrinth Brings
The Labyrinth Park is getting ready for Spring! Come and enjoy the peace of the Labyrinth and Old Growth Faerie Forest from dawn to dusk all year long. In addition, if you have a group that would like to use this space for a retreat, or wedding or family reunion, just let us know. We'd be happy to share our land and resources. Enjoy the space!!!
This year we will be offering more private group activities interspersed with events such as our May 18th Full Moon Walk facilitated by Cathy Wallace and her Celtic Harp, and July 8th Faerie and Labyrinth Festival. Read more about them in events above.
Otto Labyrinth Park
43 Shambala Way
Otto, NC 28763
The Otto Labyrinth Park was open to the public in April 1998. It is made of 10 tons of stone and sits in a high energy spot with a creek on two sides, a pond on the third and a hillside of mountain laurel above.
Visit our Labyrinth Page for more photos and information!
Visit Foundation for Well Being.org to make your annual donation to support and enhance the Labyrinth Park experience for everyone! Click on the link provided to make your tax deductible donation using PayPal to keep the Park beautiful for all in 2019! If you wish to donate by check, mail your check to the address above!
Or use the PayPal button below to donate to the Park
Become a Certified Facilitator of Adult Learning
Most teachers and trainers of adults are enthusiastic presenters who know their topics well. Many however have had no formal training in educational methodology. Helping participants learn is the point of all presentations, whether they are hour long lectures, week long seminars, business and industry training programs, or academic courses. Even if you are a natural teacher, a sound grounding in Adult Learning Theories and Strategies will take your presentations to the next level and ensure your success in helping Adults learn and grow. Click Here for More Info
Feel the Flow Workshop
Feel the Flow Energy SourceBook Workshop for Meditation, Chakra Balancing and Polarity Energy Balancing with author Dr. Jill Henry. Feel the Flow is an intensive workshop that will provide you with practical skills for Energy Balancing and Healing. The full day workshop gives you the knowledge and practice you need to make a real difference in your life and the lives of those around you.
Based on Dr. Jill Henry's Energy SourceBook - The Fundamentals of Personal Energy, participants will be guided through in-depth study of 3 major Energy sources - Meditation, Chakras, & Polarity. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience, from the novice in Energy Healing to Massage Therapists, Energy Workers and Body Workers.
Join us in Feeling the Flow of Source Energy in your life! **To provide the optimal experience, this workshop is designed for 4 participants**
Offered on site - Call for further information or to book a workshop at your facility.
8:15 am Registration & Pre-Test
8:30 am Welcome & Expectations
8:45 am Chakra Energy
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Polarity Energy Balancing
11:45 am Lunch (on your own)
optional Otto Labyrinth Walk
1:00 pm Polarity Energy Balancing (cont.)
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm Meditation as a Tool for Action
4:10 pm Plans for the Future
4:30 pm Post-test and Adjourn
Feel the Flow
2019 Dates to be Determined
Tuition (includes materials and handouts) $ 75.00
For Info and to Resister contact: Mountain Valley Center, 43 Shambala Way, Otto, NC, 28763
Phone: 828-369-5698 Toll Free: 1-888-773-2491
Click here for detailed information on Meditation, Chakra Balancing, Polarity Energy Balancing, and Feng shui based on her international, award winning Energy SourceBook - The Fundamentals of Personal Energy You are invited to spend a day, or a week learning how to balance body/mind/spirit energy through meditation, chakra balancing, polarity 5 element balancing and feng shui.
Dr Jill Henry offers private instruction in Meditation, Chakra Balancing, Polarity Energy Balancing, and Feng shui based on her international, award winning Energy SourceBook - The Fundamentals of Personal Energy You are invited to spend a day, or a week learning how to balance body/mind/spirit energy through meditation, chakra bala
Certified Facilitator of Adult Learning
About Dr. Jill Henry
It all began with my dissertation at the University of Georgia in 1988 titled: Development and Learning for Transformation. After being awarded my doctoral degree, I left my position as a tenured professor of Physical Therapy at the Medical College of Georgia and opened up a metaphysical store (the only one) in Augusta, Georgia called The Relaxation Station. Here I spent the next 6 years learning the practice of metaphysics with over 100 different instructors who taught at "The Station". In 1994 I moved to the mountains and In 2004 I submitted a manuscript to Llewellyn Worldwide, who "bought" my book, titled: Energy Sourcebook, the Fundamentals of Personal Energy. My book won the prestigious COVR award for best in Alternative Medicine in 2005 and has since been translated into 4 languages across the world. I continue to work part time as a physical therapist and up until now my schedule has kept me from my first love, teaching & learning & sharing with others. I hope you join me in this series of workshops!