NEW LABYRINTH WILL SOON EMERGE AT THE SPA AT STOWEFLAKE IN VERMONT
- Sage – Picked and burnt to help clear and heal a space. It’s also used by resort chefs to add to dishes.
- Lavender – Offers a wonderful calming, grounding scent.
- Mint – The Spa Cafe adds the mint to their Mojitos.
- Blueberries – Cover the labyrinth and are great for families to pick and bring home with them. Resort chefs also use them. They also attract beautiful birds to the labyrinth.
- Strawberries – Are also enjoyed by guests who come out to pick them.
A modern version of a centuries-old meditative therapy, it was re-born in August 2003 when the 50,000-square-foot Spa at Stoweflake debuted its classical, seven-circuit labyrinth, offering guests a serene and relaxing outdoor sanctuary for peaceful reflection and stress relief.
The Spa at Stoweflake labyrinth is a winding, natural pathway composed of flowered hedgerows and other flora that, when walked, provides a meditative experience that reduces stress, renews energy levels and creates inner balance within the walker. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has no dead end and is meant to relax rather than confuse. Instead, a labyrinth combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. Walkers simply follow the path to the center and walk out again in a manner that slows them down and centers them. Walking a labyrinth is a right brain task involving intuition, creativity and imagery and its origins in spiritual and ritual traditions can be traced back as far as 1230 B.C.
The Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, set amidst the inspiring Green Mountains of Stowe, Vermont, is a AAA Four Diamond, family owned and operated resort. Upon its opening, the Spa at Stoweflake established Stoweflake as one the country’s premier spa resort destinations.