Calendar of Events

    • 28 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, 1046 Bristol Road Birmingham, West Midlands B29 6LJ United Kingdom


    Woods are places for exploration: their beauty, light and shadow can be places of deep quietness and healing. In Woodbrooke's lovely surroundings, we will connect with the natural world and bring our reflections to peaceful labyrinth walks indoors and outdoors. This joint Woodbrooke/Veriditas event is for all who would like to deepen their knowledge and understanding of labyrinths. It also serves as a Qualifying Workshop for those interested in training as a labyrinth facilitator with Veriditas.

    Workshop fee £65 includes lunch

    Register at: www.woodbrooke.org.uk

    Jan Sellers can be reached at: jansellers.labyrinth@gmail.com

    Overnight accommodation can be booked separately: contact Woodbrooke. 0121  472  5171

    This workshop will be repeated on Saturday 19 August in Buckinghamshire, England. For details please contact Jan direct, jansellers.labyrinth@gmail.com.


    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina
    • 14

    Launch into our week together with this introductory lecture and Labyrinth Walk

    Accommodation, breakfast and dinner are an additional cost. Click here to book your room at Kanuga.

    How to get to Kanuga

    For driving directions and airport information, please click here.

    For information about Kanuga, please click here

    The labyrinth is open to all.  Veriditas is committed to respecting diversity and equality, and does not discriminate based on gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age or personal disability.

    Led by Veriditas Master Teacher,

    the Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert.

    Kay is a member of the Veriditas Council and a certified Veriditas Advanced Facilitator, now serving as Veriditas' USA Southeast Regional Representative. Her current business is called "DaySpring - a source of creative expression and renewal of spirit". She uses her experience as musician, minister, and teacher in working with groups and individuals from all arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth in the journey to experience a reconnection with the sacredness of life. She has worked with labyrinths for the past 12 years. Kay's focus is on helping others find ways for renewal of mind, body, spirit and creative energy, through retreats, workshops and sacred events. Kay served congregations in the United Methodist Church and the British Methodist Church. Before that she worked as a music educator and musician in Florida and Alabama. She is a conductor, composer and pianist, wanting to let her love for the spirit of music and movement speak to the hearts of others. Her work has included compositions and concerts for those affected by cancer and AIDS.

    Kay has served as musician and program presenter at Iona Abbey, and has been an associate of the international ecumenical Iona Community based in Scotland. She offers workshops and worship experiences utilizing the resources of Iona, Taize and global music.

    Kay believes the ancient archetype of the labyrinth serves as a strong source of possibility for today's world, in meditation, reconciliation, peace-making, for young and old, for cross-cultures, for community and personal use. Through her experience in the a variety of settings, Kay works to honor the non-verbal expression of meaning, as felt in the labyrinth, through movement, and through visual and musical expressions.

    Kay's strengths lie in the areas of group facilitation, understanding where persons may be and bridging the gaps of language or expression, so that they may be open to new experiences. Her approach is invitational. Her training and experience in creative arts, in movement, and in pastoral care, ministry and teacher education provide strength for her work with the labyrinth.

    Kay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Mississippi State University, graduating 1st in her class, Master of Arts in Vocal Music Education from University of South Florida, where she served as a teaching assistant, Doctor of Education in Secondary Music Education from University of Alabama, where she served as teaching assistant and then faculty/staff member, and Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, as a Woodruff Scholar. She has published a set of her musical compositions, Songs for the Journey, with Joe Elmore, among other vocal/choral/piano compositions. Her upcoming book At the end of the day tells the story of her first year of life and ministry in England.

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

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    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina
    • 5

    Join us and immerse 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.

    Click here to book your room at Kanuga. 
    Accommodation, breakfast and dinner are an additional cost. 

    For information about Kanuga, please click here.

    Introductory Lecture and Labyrinth Walk 

    Led by Veriditas Master Teacher, Kay Mutert and Lars Howlett

    Launch into our week together with our introductory lecture and Labyrinth Walk.

    Labyrinth Definition and Design

    with Lars Howlett

    Featuring special guest Chuck Hunner, local labyrinth builder and jewelry artist.

    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 Lars Howlett. Drawing labyrinths is an easy, relaxing, and fun way to understand this ancient archetype for beginners and experts alike. 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 Lars Howlett

    Featuring special guest Chuck Hunner, local labyrinth builder and jewelry artist.

    Do you dream of building a temporary or permanent labyrinth for yourself or your community? In this two-day experiential workshop, 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 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!

    Workshop 

    Led by Veriditas Master Teacher, Kay Mutert

    A one-day workshop for anyone interested in beginning or renewing their connection to the labyrinth.


    Facilitator Training

    with Kay Mutert

    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. 
      

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    • 13 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina
    • 13

    Featuring special guest Chuck Hunner, local labyrinth builder and jewelry artist.

    Learn to draw and create tabletop labyrinths through a variety of simple artistic methods. Explore the differences between spirals and meanders, mazes and labyrinths to discover the essential elements for creating and adapting designs.

    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

    Accommodation, breakfast and dinner are an additional cost. To book your room at Kanuga, please click here.

    For information about visiting Kanuga, please click here

    How to get to Kanuga

    For driving directions and airport information, please click here.

    The labyrinth is open to all.  Veriditas is committed to respecting diversity and equality, and does not discriminate based on gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age or personal disability.

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

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    • 14 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 15 Aug 2017
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina
    • 14


    Featuring special guest Chuck Hunner, local labyrinth builder and jewelry artist.

    Do you dream of building a temporary or permanent labyrinth for yourself or your community? In this two-day experiential workshop, professional labyrinth builder, 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. 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 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!

    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

    Accommodation, breakfast and dinner are an additional cost. To book your room at Kanuga, please click here.

    For information about visiting Kanuga, please click here

    How to get to Kanuga

    For driving directions and airport information, please click here.

    The labyrinth is open to all.  Veriditas is committed to respecting diversity and equality, and does not discriminate based on gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age or personal disability.

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

    • 16 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina
    • 10


    Labyrinth Summer School Qualifying Workshop

    A one-day workshop for anyone interested in beginning or renewing their connection to the labyrinth.

    Walking the pilgrimage path of the seasons of life

    Join us in the East Coast Labyrinth summer school, as we look at the vision of the path of walking the journey of life. For those who have experienced the earlier days of the labyrinth summer school creating labyrinths, now we look at how the labyrinth is present in the life journey in its many applications. The conversations of application provide foundation for continued journey for your setting.

    Come and join the walk…

    The workshop will include a SoulCollage® session to introduce you to this intuitive collage process which can anchor and deepen the experience of walking the labyrinth and unlock insights that arise following a walk. SoulCollage® uses the language of symbols to access the wisdom within by using images, imagination and intuition. This session will be facilitated by Catherine Anderson, a SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer and Veriditas Advanced Certified Labyrinth Facilitator.

    Accommodation, breakfast and dinner are an additional cost. To book your room at Kanuga, please click here.

    How to get to Kanuga

    For driving directions and airport information, please click here.

    For information about Kanuga, please click here

    The labyrinth is open to all.  Veriditas is committed to respecting diversity and equality, and does not discriminate based on gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age or personal disability.

    Led by Veriditas Master Teacher,

    the Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert.

    Kay is a member of the Veriditas Council and a certified Veriditas Advanced Facilitator, now serving as Veriditas' USA Southeast Regional Representative. Her current business is called "DaySpring - a source of creative expression and renewal of spirit". She uses her experience as musician, minister, and teacher in working with groups and individuals from all arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth in the journey to experience a reconnection with the sacredness of life. She has worked with labyrinths for the past 12 years. Kay's focus is on helping others find ways for renewal of mind, body, spirit and creative energy, through retreats, workshops and sacred events. Kay served congregations in the United Methodist Church and the British Methodist Church. Before that she worked as a music educator and musician in Florida and Alabama. She is a conductor, composer and pianist, wanting to let her love for the spirit of music and movement speak to the hearts of others. Her work has included compositions and concerts for those affected by cancer and AIDS.

    Kay has served as musician and program presenter at Iona Abbey, and has been an associate of the international ecumenical Iona Community based in Scotland. She offers workshops and worship experiences utilizing the resources of Iona, Taize and global music.

    Kay believes the ancient archetype of the labyrinth serves as a strong source of possibility for today's world, in meditation, reconciliation, peace-making, for young and old, for cross-cultures, for community and personal use. Through her experience in the a variety of settings, Kay works to honor the non-verbal expression of meaning, as felt in the labyrinth, through movement, and through visual and musical expressions.

    Kay's strengths lie in the areas of group facilitation, understanding where persons may be and bridging the gaps of language or expression, so that they may be open to new experiences. Her approach is invitational. Her training and experience in creative arts, in movement, and in pastoral care, ministry and teacher education provide strength for her work with the labyrinth.

    Kay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Mississippi State University, graduating 1st in her class, Master of Arts in Vocal Music Education from University of South Florida, where she served as a teaching assistant, Doctor of Education in Secondary Music Education from University of Alabama, where she served as teaching assistant and then faculty/staff member, and Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, as a Woodruff Scholar. She has published a set of her musical compositions, Songs for the Journey, with Joe Elmore, among other vocal/choral/piano compositions. Her upcoming book At the end of the day tells the story of her first year of life and ministry in England.

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

    • 17 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina
    • 4

    The goal of Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional and effective way.The training addresses meditative walking in a variety of settings, with a variety of different populations. It is focused primarily on the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth but is inclusive of all forms.

    Walking the labyrinth is being embraced as a spiritual practice throughout the Western world mostly because of Veriditas trained facilitators. The Veriditas Facilitator Training -- which began in 1997 -- remains the most rigorous and comprehensive training offered. 

    How to know if Facilitator Training is right for you?

    • Want to deepen your own labyrinth practice?
    • Want the tools and guidance that will enable you to bring the labyrinth to your community?
    • Want to connect with a supportive community of Labyrinth Facilitators around the world?
    • Find yourself heading up a labyrinth program at your church, school, hospital, college etc. and need broad training and/or specific answers?
    • Considering offering labyrinth walking as part of your healing, counseling, yoga or  coaching business and are curious about the business considerations involved?
    • Love the labyrinth and want to offer workshops of your own? Consider completing Facilitator Training on the path to becoming Certified, Advance Trained and Accredited. Our Veriditas Accredited Presenters are now offering some of our qualifying workshops.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

    We encourage you to join us! 

    Payment plans are available -
    call the office 707-283-0373 for details.

    Click here to book your room at Kanuga. 
    Accommodation, breakfast and dinner are an additional cost. 

    For information about Kanuga, please click here.

    How to get to Kanuga

    For driving directions and airport information, please click here.

    The labyrinth is open to all.  Veriditas is committed to respecting diversity and equality, and does not discriminate based on gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age or personal disability.

    Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert, Master Teacher

    Kay is a member of the Veriditas Council and a certified Veriditas Advanced Facilitator, now serving as Veriditas' USA Southeast Regional Representative. Her current business is called "DaySpring - a source of creative expression and renewal of spirit". She uses her experience as musician, minister, and teacher in working with groups and individuals from all arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth in the journey to experience a reconnection with the sacredness of life. She has worked with labyrinths for the past 12 years. Kay's focus is on helping others find ways for renewal of mind, body, spirit and creative energy, through retreats, workshops and sacred events. Kay served congregations in the United Methodist Church and the British Methodist Church. Before that she worked as a music educator and musician in Florida and Alabama. She is a conductor, composer and pianist, wanting to let her love for the spirit of music and movement speak to the hearts of others. Her work has included compositions and concerts for those affected by cancer and AIDS.

    Kay has served as musician and program presenter at Iona Abbey, and has been an associate of the international ecumenical Iona Community based in Scotland. She offers workshops and worship experiences utilizing the resources of Iona, Taize and global music.

    Kay believes the ancient archetype of the labyrinth serves as a strong source of possibility for today's world, in meditation, reconciliation, peace-making, for young and old, for cross-cultures, for community and personal use. Through her experience in the a variety of settings, Kay works to honor the non-verbal expression of meaning, as felt in the labyrinth, through movement, and through visual and musical expressions.

    Kay's strengths lie in the areas of group facilitation, understanding where persons may be and bridging the gaps of language or expression, so that they may be open to new experiences. Her approach is invitational. Her training and experience in creative arts, in movement, and in pastoral care, ministry and teacher education provide strength for her work with the labyrinth.

    Kay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Mississippi State University, graduating 1st in her class, Master of Arts in Vocal Music Education from University of South Florida, where she served as a teaching assistant, Doctor of Education in Secondary Music Education from University of Alabama, where she served as teaching assistant and then faculty/staff member, and Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, as a Woodruff Scholar. She has published a set of her musical compositions, Songs for the Journey, with Joe Elmore, among other vocal/choral/piano compositions. Her upcoming book At the end of the day tells the story of her first year of life and ministry in England.

    RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

    • 19 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Jordans Quaker Meeting House, Welders Lane, Jordans, Buckinghamshire HP9 2SN, UK


    Woods are places for exploration: their beauty, light and shadow can be places of deep quietness and healing. In Jordans' lovely surroundings, we will connect with the natural world and bring our reflections to peaceful labyrinth walks indoors and outdoors. This joint Jordans/Veriditas event is for all who would like to deepen their knowledge and understanding of labyrinths. It also serves as a Qualifying Workshop for those interested in training as a labyrinth facilitator with Veriditas. This Qualifying Workshop is a repeat of the UK workshop in July, held this time at a historic Quaker Meeting House in the Buckinghamshire countryside.  

    Please bring packed lunch. Note that we will walk a labyrinth outdoors - even if it rains! For information about local accommodation and transport, please enquire at Jordans.

    Register at: www.jordansquakercentre.org,
    44 (0) 1494 876594

    Jan Sellers can be reached at: jansellers.labyrinth@gmail.com

    • 11 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 15 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 20

    This summer, Pope Francis lauded Mary Magdalene as a model for humanity, reclaiming her ancient title of Apostle to the Apostles. In this five day pilgrimage, Magdalene scholar Kayleen Asbo, PhD will weave together history, art, music and spiritual practices that illuminate the central transformative role Mary Magdalene has held for such pivotal figures as St Francis, St Teresa of Avila and Catherine of Sienna. We'll explore how Mary Magdalene embodies the archetype of healing, wholeness and integration--and what she can mean for us in our 21st century lives today.

    Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D is lecturer at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, Dominican University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Music Historian in Residence for the Santa Rosa Symphony.  Her PhD dissertation was "Passion and Paradox: The Myths of Mary Magdalene in Music, Art and Culture". She has lectured on Mary Magdalene for UC Berkeley, the Graduate Theological Union, the San Francisco Opera, Oxford University in England, the New York Open Center Esoteric Quest in Carcassonne, France, the Assisi Institute of Depth Psychology in Italy and for churches and Jung Institutes across the country. Dr. Asbo leads sacred pilgrimages to Europe, including  In the Footsteps of Mary Magdalene, a yearly journey to Provence. Her pioneering work has been hailed for its integration of head and heart, a "brilliant combination of impeccable scholarship and pure passion". You can learn more about her at www.kayleenasbo.com

    *Our gratitude to the artist Brut Cariollus for permission to use the artwork featured for this event.

    Accommodation is now available. Please click here to reserve your room.

    NEW! Consider adding a "Play in Paris" package either before or after your Pilgrimage in Chartres. Click here for more information

    Safety Concerns?

    As you probably know, the U.S. government is continuing its Worldwide Caution with respect to foreign travel in general. France is not specifically mentioned in the latest update. On a separate website, the U.S. embassy in France notes that the French government is continuing its reinforced security measures. The State Department provides a program for concerned travelers to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency: see Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

    • 15 Sep 2017
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • 17 Sep 2017
    • 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Amberley Center, Melbourne

    Join us for a weekend retreat of Labyrinth walking, meditation, song, healing and process.   We will create a sacred women's circle and connect to the circles that have been formed throughout the thirty years of the Women's Dream Quest, listening deeply for our role in the world at this pivotable time in the life of our planet.

    Led by Judith Tripp, MA, MFT, transpersonal psychotherapist, musician and teacher. Judith is on the faculty and Board of Veriditas and leads retreats, pilgrimages  and Dream Quests in the US, Europe and Australia . See CircleWay.com for more information. 

    Price is $600 AUD. Includes all meals and two nights lodging. Click here for the registration form.

    Contact Marg Counihan 
    margcounihan@gmail.com
    03-9391 1989


    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 17 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 21


    The goal of Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional and effective way.The training addresses meditative walking in a variety of settings, with a variety of different populations. It is focused primarily on the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth but is inclusive of all forms.

    Walking the labyrinth is being embraced as a spiritual practicethroughout the Western world mostly because of Veriditas trained facilitators. The Veriditas Facilitator Training -- which began in 1997 -- remains the most rigorous and comprehensive training offered. 


    How to know if Facilitator Training is right for you?

    • Want to deepen your own labyrinth practice?
    • Want the tools and guidance that will enable you to bring the labyrinth to your community?
    • Want to connect with a supportive community of Labyrinth Facilitators around the world?
    • Find yourself heading up a labyrinth program at your church, school, hospital, college etc. and need broad training and/or specific answers?
    • Considering offering labyrinth walking as part of your healing, counseling, yoga or  coaching business and are curious about the business considerations involved?
    • Love the labyrinth and want to offer workshops of your own? Consider completing Facilitator Training on the path to becoming Certified, Advance Trained and Accredited. Our Veriditas Accredited Presenters are now offering some of our qualifying workshops.

    We encourage you to join us! 

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required. The Pilgrimage prior to this training in Chartres is considered a qualifying workshop.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

    Payment plans are available - call the office 707-283-0373 for details

    Accommodation available via this link.

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




    • 20 Sep 2017
    • 3:45 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 22 Sep 2017
    • 9:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 22

    We live during uncertain times. Those who know that life is a journey value knowing our inner depths. We can learn from our experiences and strengthen ourselves along the path. In this seminar, Parsifal in search of the Grail will be our guide to find clarity, strength and commitment. Originally written in Germany in 1208—around the same time the labyrinth was placed in Chartres cathedral—the story emphasizes the path, and the pure hearted fool who embraces an authentic life in response to the chaos of his times.

    This three-day seminar is designed for those who want to enrich and deepen their spiritual lives and to those in service to others: clergy, counselors, spiritual directors, therapists; anyone interested in self-reflection and one’s purpose during these “interesting” times.

    Recommended Reading:


    Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by Lauren Artress
    Chartres Cathedral by Emile Male If this is difficult to find, then substitute it with Malcolm Miller’s Chartres Cathedral

    A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance by William Manchester

    Mount St. Michelle and Chartres by Henry Adams. This is a classic for those of us steeped in history and the classics.

    The Speech of the Grail: A Journey Toward Speaking That Heals and Transforms by Linda Sussman, Lindiisfarne Press, 1995
    NEW! Consider adding a "Play in Paris" package either before or after your Pilgrimage in Chartres. Click here for more information
    Accommodation is now available at the Maison. Please click here to reserve your room.
    • 22 Sep 2017
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • St. Joseph's Center, 8 Humphreys Road, Kincumber South, NSW 2251
    • 18


    Join us for a weekend retreat of Labyrinth walking, meditation, song, healing and process, We will create a sacred women's circle and connect to the circles that have been formed throughout the thirty years of the Women's Dream Quest, listening deeply for our role in the world at this pivotable time in the life of our planet.

    Led by Judith Tripp, MA, MFT, transpersonal psychotherapist, musician and teacher. Judith is on the faculty and Board of Veriditas and leads retreats, pilgrimages  and Dream Quests in the US, Europe and Australia . See CircleWay.com for more information. 

    Price is US$450. Includes all meals and two nights lodging.


    • 15 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, Petaluma, CA
    • 25


    In this one day myth and labyrinth workshop, we'll discover how the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz  mirrors the alchemical process of individuation and how the smash Broadway musical Wicked stands as a powerful illustration of how to befriend and integrate the hidden and unacknowledged parts of the psyche--what Jung called the Shadow.  Guided journaling, art activities and small group sharing will enhance your insights into your own quest for wholeness, culminating in a ritual of integration at a private outdoor labyrinth walk.

    Kayleen Asbo, PhD  is a faculty member of Pacifica Graduate Institute, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Osher Life Long Learning Institutes at UC Berkeley, Sonoma State University and Dominican University.  Her classes on a wide array of topics ranging from Depth Psychology to Dante to Contemporary Classical Music have been hailed as "inspirational", "fascinating and compelling", "transformational"  and "truly life changing". Educated at Smith College, Mills College, the San Francisco Conservatory, Pacifica Graduate Institute and the University of California, Kayleen wrote her Ph.D  dissertation on Passion and Paradox: The Myths of Mary Magdalene in Music, Art and Culture.  Kayleen also holds three master's degrees: one each in music (piano performance),  mythology and psychology. Kayleen has been a  presenter and lecturer on the intersection of history, mythology, psychology and the arts at Oxford University in England, the Assisi Institute of Depth Psychology Conference in Italy, the Houston Jung Institute, Chartres Cathedral in France, Grace Cathedral and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Kayleen is also a regular  pre-concert lecturer for the San Francisco Opera and the Santa Rosa Symphony and a consultant in archetypal psychology, myth, spirituality and ritual for a variety of religious and business organizations. She leads transformational tours and pilgrimages in Europe every year. Learn more at www.kayleenasbo.com

     





    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Gray Center 1530 Way Road, Canton, Mississippi


    Imagine having a source in your congregation life for sharing celebrations and dedications, for walking together in ritual and ceremony, space for personal centering and meditation, blessing and gratitude. A place where all are welcome.

    The labyrinth is an ancient pattern offering a space and time for individuals and groups to experience a way of centering and reflection. In the workshop, we will hear a brief story of the labyrinth's history, then  move into the day's experiences on the labyrinth. In a world where it is too easy to forget the power of living in blessing, too easy to fill the spaces with business, the labyrinth invites us to take time to remember, to let go. We will conclude the day with a labyrinth walk.

    This workshop serves as a qualifying workshop for the two-day Veriditas Facilitator training, an intensive training time for those who want further in-depth experience and knowledge.

    For more information, or to register for this event, please click here.

    For more information about the Liturgical Arts Conference this event is part of, please click here.


    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert
    Veriditas, Master Teacher

    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert has been working as a Master Teacher with the Veriditas Worldwide Labyrinth Organization since 2008, offering labyrinth workshops in awakening new creative energy, community building, and spiritual formation. Her Master Teacher responsibilities include training new facilitators and renewal training for those trained in past years. She works with organizations to establish labyrinth communities, to hear the hopes of a setting and translate that into an ongoing vision. In her workshops and training she holds the space for participants to discover and develop their own gifts and skills, and to build community.

    As a part of the Veriditas faculty, Kay has been a member of the Veriditas Council, Southeastern USA regional representative, and a musician. When she left her local church ministry Kay created "DaySpring - a source of creative expression and renewal of spirit", as a conduit to work with an increasingly larger circle of community. Through her labyrinth work, she uses her experience as musician, minister, teacher and spiritual accompanist with groups and individuals from diverse arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth to experience a reconnection with the sacredness of life, to find language for their setting. Kay's work helps others find ways for renewal of mind, body, spirit and creative energy, through retreats, workshops and sacred events.

    As a pastor, Kay served congregations in the United Methodist Church and the British Methodist Church, a local ecumenical partnership in England, and an interim ministry with the Presbyterian Church USA. Before that she worked as a music educator/church musician in Florida and Alabama. She is a conductor, composer and pianist, incorporating her music into her events. Her work has included compositions and concerts for those affected by cancer and AIDS, connected with her own journey.

    Kay has serves as relief musician and program presenter at Iona Abbey in Iona Scotland, and is a past associate of the international ecumenical Iona Community based there. Building her interest in helping others discover the wealth of meaning for today's world in the ancient Celtic spiritual story, she is a guest presenter and retreat leader, leads pilgrimages to Iona and other sites, has assisted in Chartress pilgrimages. She offers workshops and worship experiences utilizing the resources of Ions, Taize and global music.

    Kay believes the ancient archetype of the labyrinth serves as a strong source of possibility for today's world, in meditation, reconciliation, peace-making, for young and old, for cross-cultures, creativity and healing, for community and personal use. Through her experience in a variety of settings, she honors the non-verbal expression of meaning as felt in the labyrinth, through sound and silence, movement and stillness.

    Kay holds a BS from Mississippi State University, MA from University of South Florida, EdD from University of Alabama and MDIV from Chandler School of Theology. Her published works include a set of her musical compositions - Songs for the Journey, with texts by Reverend Joe Elmore and artwork by Dan Roundtree; a piano CD by Karen Krekeberg - The Joy of Two; along with other miscellaneous creations. Her book Seasons of Change is a memoir of her Jubilee year's tradition into pastoral ministry while living in the Midlands of England. She is a contributor to the recently published book Sacred Habits: the Rise of the Creative Clergy, Chad R. Abbott, Editor.

    "I encourage anyone interested in becoming a labyrinth facilitator to add this to their calendat! I met Kay Mutert on a spiritual pilgrimage to Iona, Scotland several years ago. She is a wonderful teacher, musician, minister and labyrinth facilitator...and I might add 'friend'!"

    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Gray Center 1530 Way Road, Canton, Mississippi
    • 40

    The goal of Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional and effective way.The training addresses meditative walking in a variety of settings, with a variety of different populations. It is focused primarily on the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth but is inclusive of all forms.

    Walking the labyrinth is being embraced as a spiritual practice throughout the Western world mostly because of Veriditas trained facilitators. The Veriditas Facilitator Training -- which began in 1997 -- remains the most rigorous and comprehensive training offered. 

    How to know if Facilitator Training is right for you?

    • Want to deepen your own labyrinth practice?
    • Want the tools and guidance that will enable you to bring the labyrinth to your community?
    • Want to connect with a supportive community of Labyrinth Facilitators around the world?
    • Find yourself heading up a labyrinth program at your church, school, hospital, college etc. and need broad training and/or specific answers?
    • Considering offering labyrinth walking as part of your healing, counseling, yoga or  coaching business and are curious about the business considerations involved?
    • Love the labyrinth and want to offer workshops of your own? Consider completing Facilitator Training on the path to becoming Certified, Advance Trained and Accredited. Our Veriditas Accredited Presenters are now offering some of our qualifying workshops.

    We encourage you to join us!

    Prior attendance at a Veriditas Qualifying Workshop is required. The workshop led by Kay Mutert immediately preceding this training serves as a qualifying workshop.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

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

    Payment plans are available - call the office: 707-283-0373 for details.


    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco


    We take the spiral as our symbol of continual transformation during this year of change. 

    Come and join us to dream on what is continually renewing in your life and the life of our collective culture.  Never has there been a better time to gather in the sacred circle.

    Come, wake up with us in Grace!


    • 08 Dec 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center (IONS), 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

    In the time of the year, when the inner world beckons, we will come together to explore what it means to create beautiful and meaningful rituals and ceremonies on the labyrinth.  On Friday evening, we will participate in a ritual of inward turning, evoking the themes of the season:  advent, hibernation and cultivation of the inner light.  

    On Saturday we will reflect upon our Friday evening experience to explore the elements of ritual creation.  Lauren and Judith will give examples of successful rituals that they have incorporated in their labyrinth work. You will have the opportunity to create a ritual or ceremony to take back to your community.  We will use the labyrinth as a laboratory for our creativity.  

    Some of the topics we will cover include:

    • Choosing the theme—seasonal, special occasion, anniversary 
    • Designing the sequence and the importance of pacing
    • The use of storytelling 
    • Developing the voice to guide a ritual
    • Using your intuition to guide the flow of events
    • The use of music, poetry, scripture to enhance the experience 
    • The use of flowers, candles, sacred objects
    Suggested Reading List:
    • Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by Lauren Artress
    • The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform by Lauren Artress
    • Circleway, the Story of the Women’s Dream Quest
      by Judith Tripp

    Bios:

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress is author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice, The Sand Labyrinth Kit and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York). She serves as a Canon at Grace Cathedral and is Founder of Veriditas a non-profit dedicated to introduce people the healing, meditative powers of the labyrinth. She travels worldwide offering workshops and lectures on the labyrinth including a twice a year program in Chartres, France. In addition to being an Episcopal priest, she is a spiritual director and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California.

    Judith Tripp, MA, MFT is a psychotherapist, musician, teacher and certified Labyrinth facilitator.  She travels worldwide offering Women’s Dream Quests, pilgrimages and retreats.  She is the author of the book, Circleway, the Story of the Women’s Dream Quest and has created several CDs of meditative flute music.  

    Friday and Saturday Workshop will be followed by a Veriditas Facilitator Training.


    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA
    • 19


    "The labyrinth is a spiritual tool that has many applications in various settings. 
    It reduces stress, quiets the mind and opens the heart. It is a walking meditation, a path of prayer, and a blue-print where psyche meets Spirit." 

    -- The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

    The goal of Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional and effective way.The training addresses meditative walking in a variety of settings, with a variety of different populations. It is focused primarily on the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth but is inclusive of all forms.

    Walking the labyrinth is being embraced as a spiritual practice throughout the Western world mostly because of Veriditas trained facilitators. The Veriditas Facilitator Training -- which began in 1997 -- remains the most rigorous and comprehensive training offered

    How to know if Facilitator Training is right for you?

    • Want to deepen your own labyrinth practice?
    • Want the tools and guidance that will enable you to bring the labyrinth to your community?
    • Want to connect with a supportive community of Labyrinth Facilitators around the world?
    • Find yourself heading up a labyrinth program at your church, school, hospital, college etc. and need broad training and/or specific answers?
    • Considering offering labyrinth walking as part of your healing, counseling, yoga or  coaching business and are curious about the business considerations involved?
    • Love the labyrinth and want to offer workshops of your own? Consider completing Facilitator Training on the path to becoming Certified, Advance Trained and Accredited. Our Veriditas Accredited Presenters are now offering some of our qualifying workshops.

    We encourage you to join us! 

    To read more about Facilitator Training, what topics are covered, our Facilitator Network and more, please click here.

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

    For travel directions and accommodation information, please see our Labyrinth Summer School web page.
    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 9:30 AM (PST)
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 5:30 PM (PST)
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

    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.



    • 09 Mar 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
    • 28
    SAVE THE DATE! More information available soon.


    • 11 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
    • 24


    The goal of Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional and effective way.
    The training addresses meditative walking in a variety of settings, with a variety of different populations. It is focused primarily on the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth but is inclusive of all forms.


    Walking the labyrinth is being embraced as a spiritual practice throughout the Western world mostly because of Veriditas trained facilitators. The Veriditas Facilitator Training -- which began in 1997 -- remains the most rigorous and comprehensive training offered

    How to know if Facilitator Training is right for you?

    • Want to deepen your own labyrinth practice?
    • Want the tools and guidance that will enable you to bring the labyrinth to your community?
    • Want to connect with a supportive community of Labyrinth Facilitators around the world?
    • Find yourself heading up a labyrinth program at your church, school, hospital, college etc. and need broad training and/or specific answers?
    • Considering offering labyrinth walking as part of your healing, counseling, yoga or  coaching business and are curious about the business considerations involved?
    • Love the labyrinth and want to offer workshops of your own? Consider completing Facilitator Training on the path to becoming Certified, Advance Trained and Accredited. Our Veriditas Accredited Presenters are now offering some of our qualifying workshops.

    We encourage you to join us! 

    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.

    • 25 Mar 2018
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 29 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • St Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Road, Stoneville, NC 27048

    Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop.

    This four night, five day retreat is a time to pause and clarify the path you are on. Both the labyrinth and the SoulCollage® process can be used as tools of transformation to help us navigate the many challenges of life. They both give us ways to access our own inner resources and intuition. Using one of them alone will make a difference in your life, but used together they amplify and deepen each other because they are both languages of the soul. They enable us to access our inner world and deepen our understanding of ourselves as we journey on this path called life. Both processes allow us to create a sense of order out of the information that bombards us from all directions, and both encourage us to develop a higher level of awareness which enables us to thrive in the complex and ever-changing world in which we live.

    Activities during our time together include daily labyrinth walks, making SoulCollage® cards, spirit stones, and your own finger labyrinth.

    $950.00. Cost includes single accommodation, all meals, all art supplies and workshop.

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

    More information and Registration, click here.


    • 28 May 2018
    • 2:00 PM (MDT)
    • 01 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Ghost Ranch, 280 Private drive 1708, Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510


    SAVE THE DATE! More information coming soon!

    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM (MDT)
    • 03 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Ghost Ranch, 280 Private drive 1708, Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510
    • 24


    The goal of Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional and effective way.
    The training addresses meditative walking in a variety of settings, with a variety of different populations. It is focused primarily on the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth but is inclusive of all forms.


    Walking the labyrinth is being embraced as a spiritual practice throughout the Western world mostly because of Veriditas trained facilitators. The Veriditas Facilitator Training -- which began in 1997 -- remains the most rigorous and comprehensive training offered

    How to know if Facilitator Training is right for you?

    • Want to deepen your own labyrinth practice?
    • Want the tools and guidance that will enable you to bring the labyrinth to your community?
    • Want to connect with a supportive community of Labyrinth Facilitators around the world?
    • Find yourself heading up a labyrinth program at your church, school, hospital, college etc. and need broad training and/or specific answers?
    • Considering offering labyrinth walking as part of your healing, counseling, yoga or  coaching business and are curious about the business considerations involved?
    • Love the labyrinth and want to offer workshops of your own? Consider completing Facilitator Training on the path to becoming Certified, Advance Trained and Accredited. Our Veriditas Accredited Presenters are now offering some of our qualifying workshops.

    We encourage you to join us! 

    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.


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Veriditas is dedicated to inspiring personal and planetary change and renewal 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 the higher level of human awareness we need to thrive in the 21st century.

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