"If you long to live a life of purpose and meaning, you must have a creative vision." - Phil Cousineau
Within this university setting of transformative learning lies a vibrant labyrinth presence. And now the institution offers an opportunity to experience the labyrinth as a path of creativity. Whether you are experienced in labyrinth walking as meditation/reflection or new to the labyrinth, come and join us on the path. The day will include an introduction to the history and present day use in many settings. We then move into opportunities for stirring one’s own creative energies and ways for bringing others into this safe space for creative imagination. Walking in a new light… rekindling the creative flame…finding your own rhythm in the circle. The labyrinth calls us to creativity needed for today’s world.
Community Registration: $125
UCO Registration: $100 (UCO faculty, staff, and students)
Registration includes lunch and continental breakfast (beginning at 9:00am).
This workshop serves as a qualifying workshop for the two-day Veriditas Facilitator Training scheduled at UCO May 19-20, 2018.
For more information, contact Melissa Powers at 405-974-5309 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert
Kay is a member of the Veriditas Faculty, 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.