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Upcoming events

    • 07 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St. South, St. Petersburg, Florida

    As Pasadena Community Church celebrates the completion of their new labyrinth, the church offers a special workshop on Saturday, March 7, 2015.  

     

    In the context of the new outdoor labyrinth, set near the rose garden, participants will prepare for the Lenten journey to Easter. As the community celebrates the completion of its new labyrinth, so the path becomes a part of the Lenten journey. Like the early Christians who went on pilgrimage, the labyrinth today offers us the pattern and practice of meditation and reflection for our journey to Holy Week and Easter. The workshop will present history and story of the labyrinth, reflect on the need for pilgrimage in today's life and will include experiences for personal and communal engagement.  

     

    The Saturday workshop will be preceded by a Friday evening meditation prayer service in the Chapel at 7:00 where all are welcome.

     

    The workshop presenter is Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert, a Master Teacher with Veriditas, the worldwide labyrinth organization. As such, this workshop serves as a qualifying workshop for those interested in pursuing Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training. Kay is also a musician and retired United Methodist minister who is a former member of Pasadena Community Church and former choral director at St. Petersburg High School.  In fact, two of her sons were baptized in the Rose Garden.


    Program will take place in the Life Enrichment Center classrooms 3 ABC.  (Lunch is included)

     

    • 12 Mar 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    Lauren Artress and guest Phil Cousineau will talk about why pilgrimage is an important concept in our modern world, and what it is about Chartres that draws so many of us to Walking A Sacred Path.
    • 13 Mar 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • The Trinity Centre, 5 Church Street, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3EX
    • 13
    Through contemplative stillness and movement we will explore the labyrinth as a place for deepening our awareness of our self and the Sacred.

    There will be time for journaling, small group sharing
    and simple colour work as well as chance to walk a labyrinth
    alone with others.

    The Workshop will begin at 9.30am with registration and
    finish at 4.00pm.

    Will serve as a qualifying workshop for the Facilitator Training on the following two days (14-15 March).

    Registration Fee
    The registration fee is $120.00 (£70.00) / early bird rate $100 (£60.00 before November 1st 2014. This includes lunch and refreshments during the workshop.

    Need more information? Contact Di Williams at diwilliams.labyrinth@gmail.com

    Accommodation is not included.

    You will need to book your own B&B and Evening Meal accommodation. (There are several places to eat in the evening if you only book B&B.) Try the East Lothian Tourist Board for lists of B&B’s.

    Please book early, particularly if you are not traveling by car, so that you find accommodation in or very near to Haddington itself.

    Public Transport from Edinburgh: Buses take under an hour.

    To download a flyer for this workshop, please click here.

    • 14 Mar 2015
    • 9:30 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • 15 Mar 2015
    • 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • The Trinity Centre, 5 Church Street, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3EX
    • 3
    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.
     
    Interested in having Di Williams lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.

    Accommodation is not included.

    You will need to book your own B&B and Evening Meal accommodation. (There are several places to eat in the evening if you only book B&B.) Try the East Lothian Tourist Board for lists of B&B’s.

    Please book early, particularly if you are not traveling by car, so that you find accommodation in or very near to Haddington itself.

    Public Transport from Edinburgh: Buses take under an hour.

    To download a flyer for this Facilitator Training and the pre-qualifying workshop, please click here.

    • 22 Mar 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • 28 Mar 2015
    • 10:30 AM
    • Alla Arriba Retreat Center, La Falda, Argentina
    • 7



    In a little town called La Falda, Argentina, there is retreat center called Alla Arriba dedicated to supporting people seeking to know the truth of their personal and spiritual path. Veriditas first came to know of La Falda when we were invited to come build a Legacy Labyrinth in the town square.  This extraordinary experience opened up a new connection for Veriditas and a very special place for gatherings and retreats.


    In March of 2015, a men’s retreat will be held for 10 men to explore making the last half of their lives meaningful and filled with purpose. Using the labyrinth as a template for our work, men will have a chance to talk about what life has meant, how meaning has changed with time and when looking ahead how to define and take charge of our path for the second half of life.


    The experience will include discussion with one another of what life has been up to this time. We will explore what it means to construct new directions based on the wisdom our years have  taught us. These explorations will be personal and interpersonal, and we will use reading materials to stimulate thought.  We will walk the labyrinth at the Retreat Center as well as the one built in the town square. There will be time to hike and explore the land. There will be opportunities to participate in a Temazcal Ceremony (the Argentine equivalent to a sweat lodge).  We will also be treated to a classic Argentine Asado (a very wonderful Argentine Barbeque) and be entertained with live authentic music of the culture.  Massage and other body work will be available for an additional cost. 


    Led by seasoned therapist and Veriditas trained labyrinth facilitator, Milton Woolley, MFT, the retreat is designed as one of self-discovery and self-exploration in a unique and beautiful place in the “skirt” of the Andes.


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    Milton Woolley, Marriage, Family Therapist has been working with youth, couples and individuals for 40 years. He has directed a youthful offender’s diversion clinic for 8 years in the beginning of his career and been in private practice for 32 years a good portion of which was dedicated to work with men’s issues. As he approaches his 71st year of life he has developed a keen interest in the lack of meaningful rites of passage for men over 50 years of age in our culture. There is a deep need to define purpose, forms of creativity and meaning in these later years.

    (For more information about Milton Woolley visit: chinnstreetcounseling.com)
     
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    Discover Alla Arriba
    Open since 2009, Alla Arriba may be one of the best-kept secrets in Argentina. It is located in the charming village of La Falda, outside of Cordoba, the second largest city in Argentina.
    It is a unique and surprisingly affordable educational retreat center designed specifically to meet the needs of workshop leaders and their participants.


    Infused with the warmth of the Argentinean culture, the center provides a sense of calm and community for guests, often hosting just one group at a time so participants quickly feel relaxed and at home in a destination a world away.


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    Registration is $2199 (all inclusive once you arrive at the airport in Cordoba, Argentina on Sunday - includes 6 nights of lodging in a single room, Dinner on Sunday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday-Friday, and breakfast on Saturday.  Ground transportation to and from the Corboda, Argentina airport to the Alla Arriba Retreat Center.  Termazcal Ceremony,  Argentian Asado, local live music, as well as other local adventures. Labyrinth walking.)  Various body work sessions available for additional cost. 
    • 19 Apr 2015
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 24 Apr 2015 (UTC+01:00)
    • Southwest England

    A five day soul journey to ancient sacred sites of Southwest England including a ceremony inside Stonehenge with Judith Tripp.


    You are invited to come on a journey of adventure, self-discovery and inspiration. Glastonbury and her environs have been a place of pilgrimage throughout the ages.

    The journey is simultaneously inner and outer. It is purposive. We will use meditation, Yoga, movement , music, and various healing arts to open to the next step in our individual spiritual paths. We will meet daily in practice and group process to affirm and integrate our experiences.

    See http://www.circleway.com/sacred.htm for more information and registration.

    Judith Tripp, MA MFT, Transpersonal Psychotherapist, workshop leader, Veriditas certified Labyrinth Facilitator, author and musician.She has led the Veriditas Women's Dream Quests at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco for 26 years, as well as leading other Dream Quests around the world.
    • 15 May 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Holy Family Episcopal Church, 4611 Swede Avenue, Midland, Michigan

    Veriditas Master Teacher the Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert comes to Michigan beginning with an introductory  lecture about the labyrinth followed by a labyrinth workshop, and a Veriditas Facilitator Training.



    For more information or to register:   http://holyfamily-episcopalchurch.org.





    Naples is located 36 miles southeast of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers. It is serviced by Delta, US Airways, American, Southwest, United, Jet Blue and Air Tran as well as Frontier, Sun Country, Spirit and Silver Airways. A taxi from the airport to the hotels listed below should run about $50.

    Here are the accommodations that are recommended:

    Staybridge Suites (Located less than 1 mile from NUCC)
    4805 Tamiami Trail N
    Naples, FL 34013
    800-225-1237
    239-643-8002

    Hawthorne Suites (Wyndham Hotel) (4 miles East of NUCC)
    3557 Pine Ridge Road
    Naples, FL 34109
    888-293-3136
    239-593-1300
    Naples is located 36 miles southeast of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers. It is serviced by Delta, US Airways, American, Southwest, United, Jet Blue and Air Tran as well as Frontier, Sun Country, Spirit and Silver Airways. A taxi from the airport to the hotels listed below should run about $50.

    Here are the accommodations that are recommended:

    Staybridge Suites (Located less than 1 mile from NUCC)
    4805 Tamiami Trail N
    Naples, FL 34013
    800-225-1237
    239-643-8002

    Hawthorne Suites (Wyndham Hotel) (4 miles East of NUCC)
    3557 Pine Ridge Road
    Naples, FL 34109
    888-293-3136
    239-593-1300

    • 16 May 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • Holy Family Episcopal Church, 4611 Swede Avenue, Midland, Michigan

    Veriditas Master Teacher the Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert comes to Michigan offering a labyrinth workshop, followed by a Veriditas Facilitator Training.


    For more information or to register:


    http://holyfamily-episcopalchurch.org

    Naples is located 36 miles southeast of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers. It is serviced by Delta, US Airways, American, Southwest, United, Jet Blue and Air Tran as well as Frontier, Sun Country, Spirit and Silver Airways. A taxi from the airport to the hotels listed below should run about $50.

    Here are the accommodations that are recommended:

    Staybridge Suites (Located less than 1 mile from NUCC)
    4805 Tamiami Trail N
    Naples, FL 34013
    800-225-1237
    239-643-8002

    Hawthorne Suites (Wyndham Hotel) (4 miles East of NUCC)
    3557 Pine Ridge Road
    Naples, FL 34109
    888-293-3136
    239-593-1300
    Naples is located 36 miles southeast of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers. It is serviced by Delta, US Airways, American, Southwest, United, Jet Blue and Air Tran as well as Frontier, Sun Country, Spirit and Silver Airways. A taxi from the airport to the hotels listed below should run about $50.

    Here are the accommodations that are recommended:

    Staybridge Suites (Located less than 1 mile from NUCC)
    4805 Tamiami Trail N
    Naples, FL 34013
    800-225-1237
    239-643-8002

    Hawthorne Suites (Wyndham Hotel) (4 miles East of NUCC)
    3557 Pine Ridge Road
    Naples, FL 34109
    888-293-3136
    239-593-1300

    • 17 May 2015
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • 18 May 2015
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Holy Family Episcopal Church, 4611 Swede Ave., Midland, Michigan

    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.


    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required. 



    Interested in having Kay Mutert lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.


    • 18 May 2015
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 22 May 2015
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
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    When we find models of pioneers who have been committed to living a spiritual life, it is best to pause and reflect upon their lives. Teresa of Avila, mystic, author, founder of 17 convents, is one of the most devout and well known of the Christian mystics. Carl Jung, a modern day mystic struggled with his Christianity and had an important impact on Western culture. Both used images and metaphors that described the spiritual journey. We will revisit these descriptions as we find our own images that describe our personal journey to the Divine; that is, to enlarge our compassion for ourselves and others and find a way to be of service to the world.


    The week includes a special evening ceremony in the crypt as well as private time with live medieval music in the Cathedral. The week includes an orientation to the Chartres Labyrinth by Lauren Artress. Due to the current renovation of Cathedral, it is unclear if we will have access to the stone labyrinth this May.  The construction schedule shifts monthly so it could go either way. In any case, labyrinth walking will be included in the program. In addition, each guest will have unlimited access to labyrinth in the garden of Hotellerie St. Yves which was built by Veriditas in 2010. Friday includes an art altar project and a reception and celebratory dinner together.  Also, we are hoping to add additional special surprises, exploring the beauty of the Cathedral in new ways.  Plan to join us for this life changing and transformative experience.


    Suggested Readings:


    On the topic:

    Spiritual Pilgrims by John Welch

    The Carmelite Way by John W. Welch


    On Chartres Cathedral: 

    The Universe of Stone by Phillip Ball

    Chartres by Malcolm Miller


    On the Labyrinth:

    Walking a Sacred Path by Lauren Artress

    The Sacred Path Companion by Lauren Artress

    Praying the Labyrinth by Jill Geoffrion



    Accommodations:


    Accommodation is available at the Maison St. Yves where the Pilgrimage will be held. Single rooms are $95 per night, Doubles are $135 per night. Rate includes breakfast as well as taxes and fees. Click here to book.

    • 23 May 2015
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 24 May 2015
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 13
    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required.


    Interested in having Lauren Artress lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.

    Accommodation:


    Limited Accommodation is now available at the Maison St. Yves where the Facilitator Training will be held. Single rooms are $95 per night, Doubles are $135 per night. Rate includes breakfast as well as taxes and fees. Click here to book.



    • 25 May 2015
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 29 May 2015
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 27



    A Walking a Sacred Path Pilgrimage with renowned author of "The Art of Pilgrimage" Phil Cousineau


    Join us for a Chartres-inspired interweaving of spiritual creativity within the container of pilgrimage. Using creative and pilgrimage metaphors and exercises to encourage creativity, we will aim to stoke the fires of the imagination. We will explore the inner territories that can open through traveling and discover the spiritual place in the imagination that can become more accessible to us when on pilgrimage.

    Our time in this Veriditas Walking A Sacred Path Pilgrimage (hosted by Lauren Artress) starts with an opening reception on Monday, followed by seminar time with Phil Tuesday through Friday mornings. There is also time daily for small group break out sessions to process the experience with each other. Mid-day rest time is followed by tours of the Cathedral and the Crypt on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The week includes a special evening ceremony in the crypt as well as private time with live medieval music in the Cathedral.

    The week includes an orientation to the Chartres Labyrinth by Lauren Artress. Due to the current renovation of Cathedral, it is unclear if we will have access to the stone labyrinth this May.  The construction schedule shifts monthly so it could go either way. In any case, labyrinth walking will be included in the program. In addition, each guest will have unlimited access to labyrinth in the garden of Hotellerie St. Yves which was built by Veriditas in 2010.

    Friday includes an art altar project and a reception and celebratory dinner together.  Also, we are hoping to add additional special surprises, exploring the beauty of the Cathedral in new ways.  Plan to join us for this life changing and transformative experience.


    PHIL COUSINEAU is a freelance writer, documentary filmmaker, independent scholar, worldwide lecturer, storyteller, and creativity consultant. His life-long fascination with the art, literature, and history of culture has taken him on many journeys around the world. He lectures frequently on a wide range of topics--from mythology, film, and writing, to beauty, travel, sports, and creativity. His thirty plus published works include several bestsellers, such as The Art of Pilgrimage, The Hero’s Journey: the Life and Work of Joseph Campbell, Stoking the Creative Fires, and Once and Future Myths. His most recent books include The Art of Travel Journal, The Oldest Story in the World, and Beyond Forgiveness: Reflections on Atonement and Reconciliation, which is now being used to help returning war veterans and prisoners, and Burning the Midnight Oil which was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition.

    Cousineau also has over twenty documentary film credits including The Hero’s Journey: The Life and Work of Joseph Campbell, Ecological Design, Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey, and Forever Activists: Stories from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, which was nominated, in 1991, for an Academy Award.

    Cousineau grew up just outside of Detroit, once known as the "Paris of the Midwest," where he moonlighted in a steel factory while studying journalism at the University of Detroit. He has been invited to lecture at distinguished venues such as the University of California, Berkeley; Stanford University; Syracuse University, Pacifica Graduate Institute; the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, the American Film Institute, and the TEDx Conference, in San Jose.

    Since 2009, Cousineau has been the host and cowriter of the much-acclaimed series "Global Spirit," which is currently running on PBS and is presented each week by John Cleese. The journalist Bill Moyers has written, "The discussions on the 'Global Spirit' series are sorely needed in this dispirited and disenchanted world. In many ways it is more important than journalism today." Cousineau is also a guest host on the legendary radio series “New Dimensions Radio,” which is broadcast on over 300 stations across the country.

    He is a Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, a Board Member of Sacred Sites International, and a member of the Author’s Guild. He lives with his family on Telegraph Hill, in San Francisco.

    Accommodation:

    Limited Accommodation is now available at the Maison St. Yves where the Pilgrimage will be held. Single rooms are $95 per night, Doubles are $135 per night. Rate includes breakfast as well as taxes and fees. Click here to book.

    • 26 Jun 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Calgary, Canada

    SAVE THE DATE! 

    More Information to follow.
    • 27 Jun 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Calgary, Canada

    SAVE THE DATE!

    More information to follow.


    A one-day workshop to experience the labyrinth with Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress. This workshop is open to the public (pre-registration required) and also serves as a qualifying workshop for those who wish to take the Facilitator Training program.



    • 28 Jun 2015
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 29 Jun 2015
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Calgary, Canada
    • 33
    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required.       

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.
     
    Interested in learning more about Lauren or having her lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.
    • 17 Jul 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • 18 Jul 2015
    • 5:30 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 29

    Save the date. More information to follow.










    RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION COMING SOON. 

    RATES:

    SINGLE ROOM = $130 PER NIGHT,

    DOUBLE ROOM = $85 PER PERSON PER NIGHT.

    BATHROOMS DOWN THE HALL.



    • 17 Jul 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • 23 Jul 2015
    • 5:30 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA
    • 7



    Veriditas Labyrinth Summer School


    Join us and submerge yourself in the world of labyrinths.  Veriditas is offering a potpourri of experiences designed to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about walking and building labyrinths - all in one week.


     


    Lecture and Workshop

    with Lauren Artress


    An evening lecture and one day workshop for anyone interested in beginning or renewing their connection to the labyrinth.



    Facilitator Training

    with Lauren Artress


    An in-depth professional training to learn to present and work with the labyrinth in a variety of settings and differing audiences.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.   





    Labyrinth Design and Drawing

    with Robert Ferre and Lars Howlett

    Learn the art of sacred geometry from Classical seed patterns to the elegant symmetry and symbolism of the Chartres labyrinth in a one-day workshop offered by master builder Robert Ferré and journeyman Lars Howlett. Drawing labyrinths is an easy, relaxing, and fun way to understand this ancient archetype for beginners and experts alike. Robert & Lars will share the defining elements of what makes a labyrinth and explain the ins and outs of various designs including photos, diagrams, and hands-on exercises.

    Taught in a classroom setting, students will receive a workbook highlighting the history, classification, and methods for drawing traditional or one-of-a-kind labyrinths. Students can apply new skills in the creation of finger labyrinths, artistic projects, or formal plans for a large-scale installation. This is a great opportunity to learn about a diversity of designs, explore how and why certain patterns resonate with people, and gain the confidence to explain and introduce the definition and philosophy of these beloved symbols to others.




    Labyrinth Materials and Construction

    with Robert Ferre and Lars Howlett


    Do you dream of building a temporary or permanent labyrinth for yourself or your community? In this two-day experiential workshop, master builder Robert Ferre and journeyman Lars Howlett will lead you in the creation of walkable Classical, Chartres, and modified Contemporary Labyrinths. Techniques for efficient and accurate installation will be demonstrated including many tools invented by Robert. See first-hand how intention, design, proportions, materials, site, and alignment benefit the labyrinth and those who walk it.

    Stories and slideshows will explore the best options for a variety of communities and settings, from schools to festivals, churches to hospitals, backyards to public parks and more. Learn how to appropriately alter proportions, paths, circuits, and the center to fit a variety of environments. See photos from Robert and Lars’ professional projects and pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world including Chartres, Iona, and Sweden. The cost and qualities of dozens of different materials will be discussed, from tape to canvas, rubber mulch to grass, pavers to stone and more. Receive feedback on your own designs and projects and take the next step in realizing your dream labyrinth!



    RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION COMING SOON. 

    RATES:

    SINGLE ROOM = $130 PER NIGHT,

    DOUBLE ROOM = $85 PER PERSON PER NIGHT.

    BATHROOMS DOWN THE HALL.

    • 19 Jul 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 20 Jul 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA
    • 20
    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.   

    Interested in having Lauren Artress lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.




    RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION COMING SOON. 

    RATES:

    SINGLE ROOM = $130 PER NIGHT,

    DOUBLE ROOM = $85 PER PERSON PER NIGHT.

    BATHROOMS DOWN THE HALL.
    • 21 Jul 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 30



    Learn the art of sacred geometry from Classical seed patterns to the elegant symmetry and symbolism of the Chartres labyrinth in a one-day workshop offered by master builder Robert Ferré and journeyman Lars Howlett. Drawing labyrinths is an easy, relaxing, and fun way to understand this ancient archetype for beginners and experts alike. Robert & Lars will share the defining elements of what makes a labyrinth and explain the ins and outs of various designs including photos, diagrams, and hands-on exercises.

    Taught in a classroom setting, students will receive a workbook highlighting the history, classification, and methods for drawing traditional or one-of-a-kind labyrinths. Students can apply new skills in the creation of finger labyrinths, artistic projects, or formal plans for a large-scale installation. This is a great opportunity to learn about a diversity of designs, explore how and why certain patterns resonate with people, and gain the confidence to explain and introduce the definition and philosophy of these beloved symbols to others.

    This collaborative workshop by Robert and Lars is offered only once a year, on the beautiful grounds of the Veriditas headquarters at IONS with comfortable lodging, healthy tasty food and an outdoor stone Chartres medieval labyrinth. A two-day experiential workshop follows, demonstrating the tools, techniques, and possibilities for both temporary and permanent walkable labyrinths, indoors and out.



    Robert Ferre


    Robert Ferre worked for 17 years as a full-time labyrinth maker. He invented many of the tools and techniques currently used today. He has been involved in all aspects of labyrinths, including research, writing, editing, training, lecturing, and building. He has served as builder or consultant for major labyrinths in the United States and abroad.




    Lars Howlett


    Lars Howlett is a holistic and intuitive labyrinth builder who specializes in creating site-specific labyrinths using natural materials. He designs, builds and walks labyrinths as a practice in mindfulness, setting intention and connecting with the present moment. Past projects include a ‘literal labyrinth’ of used books for the SF Poetry Festival, a labyrinth of shoes on the theme of immigration, and a labyrinth of coconuts in Puerto Rico. He is the apprentice to master builder Robert Ferre and a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Lars leads workshops and meditative walks in the SF Bay Area and beyond. Visit http://www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com


    RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION COMING SOON. 

    RATES:

    SINGLE ROOM = $130 PER NIGHT,

    DOUBLE ROOM = $85 PER PERSON PER NIGHT.

    BATHROOMS DOWN THE HALL.
    • 22 Jul 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 23 Jul 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 30



    Do you dream of building a temporary or permanent labyrinth for yourself or your community? In this two-day experiential workshop, master builder Robert Ferre and journeyman Lars Howlett will lead you in the creation of walkable Classical, Chartres, and modified Contemporary Labyrinths. Techniques for efficient and accurate installation will be demonstrated including many tools invented by Robert. See first-hand how intention, design, proportions, materials, site, and alignment benefit the labyrinth and those who walk it.

    Stories and slideshows will explore the best options for a variety of communities and settings, from schools to festivals, churches to hospitals, backyards to public parks and more. Learn how to appropriately alter proportions, paths, circuits, and the center to fit a variety of environments. See photos from Robert and Lars’ professional projects and pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world including Chartres, Iona, and Sweden. The cost and qualities of dozens of different materials will be discussed, from tape to canvas, rubber mulch to grass, pavers to stone and more. Receive feedback on your own designs and projects and take the next step in realizing your dream labyrinth!

    This collaborative workshop by Robert and Lars is offered only once a year, on the beautiful grounds of the Veriditas headquarters at IONS with comfortable lodging and tasty, healthy food and an outdoor stone Chartres medieval labyrinth. A one-day design and drawing class proceeds this workshop exploring the definition, history, and variety of patterns around the world.


    Robert Ferre


    Robert Ferre worked for 17 years as a full-time labyrinth maker. He invented many of the tools and techniques currently used today. He has been involved in all aspects of labyrinths, including research, writing, editing, training, lecturing, and building. He has served as builder or consultant for major labyrinths in the United States and abroad.




    Lars Howlett


    Lars Howlett is a holistic and intuitive labyrinth builder who specializes in creating site-specific labyrinths using natural materials. He designs, builds and walks labyrinths as a practice in mindfulness, setting intention and connecting with the present moment. Past projects include a ‘literal labyrinth’ of used books for the SF Poetry Festival, a labyrinth of shoes on the theme of immigration, and a labyrinth of coconuts in Puerto Rico. He is the apprentice to master builder Robert Ferre and a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Lars leads workshops and meditative walks in the SF Bay Area and beyond. Visit http://www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com


    RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION COMING SOON. 

    RATES:

    SINGLE ROOM = $130 PER NIGHT,

    DOUBLE ROOM = $85 PER PERSON PER NIGHT.

    BATHROOMS DOWN THE HALL.
    • 14 Aug 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • 15 Aug 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco



    Veriditas is coming home for the weekend! Grace Cathedral is where it all started twenty years ago. We’ve expanded our reach and moved our base, but it seems appropriate to return to our birthplace to celebrate the past two decades. We’ll have an opportunity to honor our founder, the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, hear tales of the past — some tall, some small — and discover the many activities and programs that are going on today. We’ll also have time to dream of our future community.

    What better way for all of us to stay connected? We really hope you will join us to see old friends and make new ones, as we celebrate our past, honor our present, and dream our future.


    SAVE THE DATE! REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

    • 23 Aug 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • 28 Aug 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Iona, Scotland
    • 13
    The beautiful little isle of Iona, Scotland, known as a place of pilgrimage for seekers over the centuries, provides the setting for a modern day pilgrimage for reflection, meditation and renewal of spirit.

    Join us in a place and time to reflect on the lives of early Celtic figures in a space of historical mystery and meaning in the natural rhythms of day and night, as each participant reflects on our own journeys, our connections with land, mystery and meaning. We need time-out and time-in sacred space, for the healing formation of living in today's world. We will share chant and silence, reflection and renewal, walks and talks in the ancient paths and shores of Iona.

    Together we share the journey of labyrinth to enfold our time here: One day pilgrimage walk to south shore stone labyrinth on Columba's bay, site of Columba's first step on Iona. We will also create our own creation of temporary seaweed labyrinth on north shore, to walk then be taken back into the sea. Each are reminders of our journey of life in this liminal setting of history.

    Join us for this journey to a thin place, that you might revisit the turns of your own life and your place in the calling of the world today.

    As it takes a half day to travel within Scotland to Iona, it is recommended that you plan to arrive in Iona on Sunday afternoon. Our opening session will be on Sunday evening.

    Will be followed by Veriditas Facilitator Training on August 28, and 29. Pre-registration now open.

    Accommodation and Meals are an additional charge.
    • 29 Aug 2015
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 30 Aug 2015
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Iona, Scotland
    • 16

    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.


    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required. 



    Interested in having Kay Mutert lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.


    • 13 Sep 2015
    • (EDT)
    • 19 Sep 2015 (EDT)
    • Mavillette, Nova Scotia
    Like a River Flows: The Way of Creative Expression

    Using a line from a John O'Donohue poem, Kay leads you into the realm of unfolding the "aha!" surprise of the creative process.

    The labyrinth provides a place for being open to re-igniting your creative self or that of your community.

    For information go to: http://www.pathadventures.com/workshops/

    For questions or registration, please contact Grace Amirault at grace@pathadventures.com .
    • 19 Sep 2015
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 20 Sep 2015
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Nova Scotia, Canada
    • 23

    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.


    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required. 



    Interested in having Kay Mutert lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.


    • 18 Oct 2015
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 20 Oct 2015
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Waycross Conference Center, 7363 Bear Creek Road, Morgantown, Indiana

    OPEN ONLY TO CERTIFIED FACILITATORS




    Advanced Training is an advanced leadership and skill-building workshop for Veriditas Facilitators with at least one year of experience facilitating labyrinth activities.

    If you are a Certified Facilitator, you are on a select list for this invitation to attend the Veriditas Advanced Training. You have been certified, and we hope you have continued to work with the labyrinth over time. We deeply appreciate your work.

    One of our goals is to bring community around your work. Over the years facilitators have requested further training. We have responded by developing the Advanced Facilitator Training that covers:
    • The Art of Story Telling
    • Handling Media wisely
    • Enhancing Small Group Process Skills
    • Video taping your presentations for feedback
    • And much more.

    For more information, and to apply, click here.

    Please note that you will need to be signed into our website to view the information since it only appears to trained facilitators.



    • 30 Oct 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 5501 Main St., Houston, Texas

    SAVE THE DATE:  Veriditas Master Teacher the Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert returns to the Houston area offering a public lecture, followed by a workshop, and a Veriditas Facilitator Training.


    Watch for registration to open.




    Naples is located 36 miles southeast of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers. It is serviced by Delta, US Airways, American, Southwest, United, Jet Blue and Air Tran as well as Frontier, Sun Country, Spirit and Silver Airways. A taxi from the airport to the hotels listed below should run about $50.

    Here are the accommodations that are recommended:

    Staybridge Suites (Located less than 1 mile from NUCC)
    4805 Tamiami Trail N
    Naples, FL 34013
    800-225-1237
    239-643-8002

    Hawthorne Suites (Wyndham Hotel) (4 miles East of NUCC)
    3557 Pine Ridge Road
    Naples, FL 34109
    888-293-3136
    239-593-1300
    Naples is located 36 miles southeast of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers. It is serviced by Delta, US Airways, American, Southwest, United, Jet Blue and Air Tran as well as Frontier, Sun Country, Spirit and Silver Airways. A taxi from the airport to the hotels listed below should run about $50.

    Here are the accommodations that are recommended:

    Staybridge Suites (Located less than 1 mile from NUCC)
    4805 Tamiami Trail N
    Naples, FL 34013
    800-225-1237
    239-643-8002

    Hawthorne Suites (Wyndham Hotel) (4 miles East of NUCC)
    3557 Pine Ridge Road
    Naples, FL 34109
    888-293-3136
    239-593-1300

    • 31 Oct 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 5501 Main St., Houston, Texas

    SAVE THE DATE:  Veriditas Master Teacher the Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert returns to the Houston area offering a workshop, followed by a Veriditas Facilitator Training.




    Naples is located 36 miles southeast of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers. It is serviced by Delta, US Airways, American, Southwest, United, Jet Blue and Air Tran as well as Frontier, Sun Country, Spirit and Silver Airways. A taxi from the airport to the hotels listed below should run about $50.

    Here are the accommodations that are recommended:

    Staybridge Suites (Located less than 1 mile from NUCC)
    4805 Tamiami Trail N
    Naples, FL 34013
    800-225-1237
    239-643-8002

    Hawthorne Suites (Wyndham Hotel) (4 miles East of NUCC)
    3557 Pine Ridge Road
    Naples, FL 34109
    888-293-3136
    239-593-1300
    Naples is located 36 miles southeast of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers. It is serviced by Delta, US Airways, American, Southwest, United, Jet Blue and Air Tran as well as Frontier, Sun Country, Spirit and Silver Airways. A taxi from the airport to the hotels listed below should run about $50.

    Here are the accommodations that are recommended:

    Staybridge Suites (Located less than 1 mile from NUCC)
    4805 Tamiami Trail N
    Naples, FL 34013
    800-225-1237
    239-643-8002

    Hawthorne Suites (Wyndham Hotel) (4 miles East of NUCC)
    3557 Pine Ridge Road
    Naples, FL 34109
    888-293-3136
    239-593-1300

    • 02 Nov 2015
    • 9:00 AM (CST)
    • 03 Nov 2015
    • 5:00 PM (CST)
    • St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 5501 Main St. Houston, Texas

    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.


    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required. 



    Interested in having Kay Mutert lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.


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through the labyrinth experience.

We accomplish our mission by training and supporting labyrinth facilitators around the world, 
and offering meaningful events that promote further understanding of the labyrinth 
as a tool for personal and community transformation.

Our Vision is that the labyrinth experience guides us in developing 
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