sacred conversations need sacred spaces

In the circle we are all equal. There is no one in front of you and there’s nobody behind you. No one is above you; no one is below you. The circle is sacred because it is designed to create unity. – Lakota wisdom

Circle of Stones

How might your life be different if you a had a circle of women to join?

Sharing stories from your life, able to speak & listen from the heart, growing in intimate connection rather than competition.

Our own Purple Tent.
No voice unheard, no one invisible.


We shall call on the beauty of a sacred Council circle, witnessing each other, touching on the work of Judith Duerk’s – Circle of Stones. Posing the beautiful question of what is it to be a woman? As a wondering, a reflection…particularly poignant for the cycle that menopause begins –
the wise woman time.

Calling this circle is an act of social activism because it allows women who sense a creeping ‘invisibility’, a place to speak & listen from the heart, with judgement parked at the front gate. An opportunity to co-create sisterhood. And more…such a uniquely creative phase of life means the birthing of dreams & how would it be to have sisters to share the journey with? Even be co-collaborators.


Then come. We’ll meet in Bayside Melbourne in the secret garden that is Labyrinth Lane, share tea, share our stories, ourselves. You are invited.

Gift yourself or a friend some Wise Woman Time.



10 June, 15 July, 12 August, 9 September, 
14 October, 11 November, 9 December


Labyrinth Lane : Wabi-sabi 
110 Gardenvale Road Gardenvale 3185 (5mins.walk from Gardenvale Station)


$35 single circle 
$50 trial 2 circles & convert this to a year of circling. Includes facilitation & refreshments.

Series Ticket

$250 – a year of circling – 11 sessions
(valid for 18mths – 35% disc.)


Tina Christensen

Men go to the New Warrior Training, a contemporary rite of passage and return changed. With a life mission, brothers for their journey and ongoing  integration at I-groups (integration groups) change is understandable.

As the partner to such a man, growing in awareness, it can be exhilarating and scary. Who is this man? What if the potential I saw in him becomes real? Who would I be? How will this alter our lives? Or maybe he glimpses his own potential and freezes whilst I’m wanting him to fly high. These are some of the experiences that can surface alongside greater connection, intimacy and realness.

As partners, we transition too and sometimes what makes all the difference is having a soft place to pause from the hustle and bustle of life. Finding ways to detangle, share, reflect and ultimately to align with the new experiences.

At Labyrinth Lane we offer such a space for MKP Partners to arrive. Take stock, reflect, share stories from your own life, you are the author of what you share, witness others and with time come to experience the deep connection this kind of circling. Not much fluff lands here, but plenty of joyful substance!

Learn (more) Laugh (more) Leave (more) in your skin. We do!


Monday fortnightly 6.15pm-8.30pm

17 & 31 July, 14 & 28 August, 11 & 25 September, 9 & 23 October, 6 & 20 November, 4 December


Labyrinth Lane : Wabi-sabi 
110 Gardenvale Road Gardenvale 3185 (5mins.walk from Gardenvale Station)


NB. This circle would usually be $20-$35 p/circle however it’s a community building initiative and the fee subsidised.
3 circles (come and see what it’s all about)
$110 half a year of circling – 11 circles

Includes facilitation, access to the garden prior to circle.


Tina Christensen
Supported by Robyn Flinkier

Are you looking for a circle experience? Wanting to sit in a circle space once a week or once a fortnight? The Open Council Circle is such a place.

We come together to listen and speak from the heart, getting to the essence and with spontaneity, share turning points/stories from our lives. Sit as a man, a woman, a young person, family members in a respectful, listening space. We separate the days doings from this more sacred sharing time with the beauty of singing bowls.


Monday fortnightly 6pm-8pm

17 & 31 July, 14 & 28 August, 11 & 25 September, 9 & 23 October, 6 & 20 November, 4 December


Labyrinth Lane : Temenos 
108 Gardenvale Road Gardenvale 3185 (5mins.walk from Gardenvale Station)


A gifting event – a single circle. $10 deposit (so we know you’re on your way) + donation on the night.

Your contribution (in cash and/or in kind) reflects the value you’ve received. For example, paying for a great meal is fine, however paying the same for a lousy meal is not! Imagine if what you paid reflected your experience of the meal?

Includes facilitation, refreshments.

Series Ticket

$200 – 10 circles (valid for 12mths). If you already know that sitting in circle will support you in day to day life, we offer a bulk discount. Logistics sorted, you need only arrive and lend us your presence.


Tina Christensen


Council is simple; we live in a world of chatter & in a Council circle, where we share experiences from our lives, we practise listening from the heart & speaking from the heart, being spontaneous & staying close to the essence when sharing. 

In these conditions what’s spoken becomes of substance, real; sometimes even a thought long forgotten. It draws out the creative, the magical & what’s really of service to each of us. 

IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN A CULTURE OF COLLABORATION BE IT AT WORK, IN COMMUNITY OR FAMILY, this is a structure that assists in developing collaborative dialogue & action.


  • a combination of experiential learning & reflection
  • being guided 
  • connecting within & with others
  • refreshments
  • being seen & heard
  • leave feeling energised

an ancient practise for our modern times


Sunday 15th October, 10am-5pm


Labyrinth Lane : Wabi-sabi 

110 Gardenvale Road Gardenvale 3185 (5mins.walk from Gardenvale Station)


nb. This event is heavily subsidised & priced to cover major costs only.
$45 Adult – single
$35 O/60 – single
$15 U/16 – single


Tina Christensen & Lynn Jones 

Want to have meaningful conversations in your family? Bored with being the parent who has to know every answer? Perhaps feel like your parents don’t hear you? Wish home was a place to practise how to speak truth and vulnerability? Welcome to family Council circles.

The way there can be painful but an awakening of authenticity is ultimately nourishing. Stretching beyond the normal roles, a Family Council creates an environment where children’s struggles, doubts and fears can be accepted (for what they are) not shoved down into the body to harm.

A quick email expressing your interest is the starting place.

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