Centering the monolith. Once the courses were laid, Dr. Weil and friends began centering a 500-pound basaltic stone precisely in the center, where the layout stake had been. This new labyrinth was moved roughly four feet from the position of the old one, and the monolith had also been tipped over by the flood. So the stone needed both righting and centering.
The entry and exit channels, laid out with taut strings, are precisely aligned with the sunrise of the spring equinox. Once this is built, the ends of the circular courses are adjusted according to a layout chart, like this one, so that the walker follows an appropriately circuitous path. It's helpful to use two taut ropes stretched across the labyrinth at right angles to each other (dividing the labyrinth into quadrants) to determine where to make the returns as indicated in the layout chart.
Gather 28 of your closest friends: In this case, the group consists of employees of Weil Lifestyle, LLC, doctors from the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, and members of Dr. Weil's ranch staff.