Yewstone Gardens Sensory Labyrinth for the Soul.

Karakia ō whenua
Blessings of the land
'Love the earth as much you love people, or Love people as much as you love earth'.

Welcome to our Sensory labyrinth, created on 2nd July 2011.

It is a 7 circuit classical design with a variety of plants and stones. A labyrinth style is a reflection of the owner. Suzanne and Mike have an interest in the inter-relationships between people, plants and places. The labyrinth is made up of plants and rocks that want to assist you on your soul journey.

A bit of background: In the beginning the journey of the labyrinth began with just Yews, this was interesting as trying to maintain this was frustrating, expensive, and very intense. It was too ridged, measured to perfection and a mono culture that was hard to maintain. It seemed to be having only my husband’s influence. As an engineer, he loved measured lines (18” between plant and stone) Perfect for a mental walk, but not our style. We wanted more of the heart, so for every Yew that began to show signs of disliking being there, we transplanted them to the back garden, and replaced them with roses. Then it turned into any plants that wanted to participate in the labyrinth.

To enter this labyrinth listen for your ‘heart question.” Become engaged with the process in a gentle way. Tune into you senses and feel a relationship with your essence and the essence of the plants.

By the very nature of the length of time going to the middle, helps you to listen to your heart question.Often it can take the whole journey  going in as you acknowledge and heal areas that have been blocks to your journey to your soul. When you have the intention to connect with the essence of the plant, they assist you by amplifying your soul essence. Then you can ask within and connect with a universal love essence to understand and heal this area of dis harmony. Once you have healed this aspect of yourself (very quickly with the plants and earths assistance, you are able to discern your own new wisdom from this healed part in your soul journey.

The path is made up of mulch, (to protect the plants), from many trees as well, there are blueberries (come back when they are in season), the Haskap berry (a cross between a blueberry and a raspberry). Lavender in the center, as well as Potentilla, Viburnum, Rose of Sharon and Box. Honeysuckle, clematis, grapes  prepare you at the entrance. By connecting with the essence of the plants through your essence they deepen you relationship with your soul and enable you to understand a deeper relationship with your environment.Benefit of this is to focus on the plant essence assists in a path to peace within, distracting from the chaos of the physical world.

It is ½ kilometer to the center and can take approximately 1 hour to walk. The labyrinth is part of the soul gardening healing process If you feel to explore more of your soul's journey working with the plants and land as harmonious relationships. 

Suzanne has introduced a philosophy of ‘soul gardening’, from gardening for the soul. This philosophy enables you to experience a relationship and engage with the world around you instead of being seperate from. The process is gentle and enables you to know more of yourself through healing your own inner self with the assistance of plants. Yewstone is based on this so everything here is felt and welcomed into place, to assist us on our healing journey of love.

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Our sensory labyrinth

Solstice and Equinox walks for 2019


  Monday September 23  between 4.00pm - 4.30pm

 Saturday December 21 at between 4.00pm - 4.30pm