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    • 28 Jan 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 5
    Register


    Is nothing sacred? In a hyperconnected world with few boundaries between work, social media and home, it’s easy to lose a sense of the sacred in our relationships and routine. In this chaotic and changing era, labyrinths provide a sure path for uncertain times. By stepping out of our schedules and into Kairos time, we can see a bigger picture of life. Beyond the rigmarole, labyrinths create a field where we can meet ourselves (and others) to gain clarity, insight and inspiration. 

    In this online workshop, Veriditas Faculty member Lars Howlett will share a story of losing a sense of the sacred and his personal transformation through the labyrinth. We’ll discuss how labyrinths create sacred space and sacred time with break out groups to reflect on what we hold sacred. A guided handheld labyrinth finger walk to music will invite us to deepen our personal practice and allow for new perspectives. Through slideshows and short films, we’ll consider how labyrinths create ‘a watering hole for the soul’.

    This Qualifying Workshop serves as an introduction to the labyrinth and opportunity to share the experience with others. Guidelines for walking labyrinths by finger or foot will be outlined and participants will have a chance to meet and speak with other labyrinth enthusiasts. A Qualifying Workshop also serves as a prerequisite for a Facilitator Training and provides trained facilitators an opportunity to get to the heart of their practice and refresh their connection to the labyrinth. Questions? Email Lars@Veriditas.org

    Lars Howlett designs, builds, and walks labyrinths as a practice in mindfulness. He is a Veriditas Faculty Member and Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator, trained by the Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals. He was the apprentice to Master Builder Robert Ferré, learning the art of sacred geometry and methods of creating proportional and precise Classical and Medieval patterns. Lars was named a Master Builder in 2017 and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area working professionally as Discover Labyrinths LLC. 

    Now leading a new generation in designing and building labyrinths, Lars works hand-in-hand with individuals and institutions in creating sacred space. Recognized as a passionate speaker and inspiring teacher, he leads classes, workshops and pilgrimages worldwide. He was the coordinator for World Labyrinth Day from 2014-18, a global event on the first Saturday in May. He is a part-time staff member of Veriditas, a non-profit dedicated to transformation through the labyrinth.

    • 30 Jan 2023
    • 9:00 AM (PST)
    • 03 Feb 2023
    • 12:30 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 3
    Register

    The Virtual Facilitator Training, led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, will be held online Monday through Friday each morning from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm pacific time. We will mail you the Facilitator Training manual so you will have it to follow along with in the class. There will be plenty of time for questions along with the didactic material. Programs will be held on Zoom and you will be sent the link to join once you register.

    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! 

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

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

    Payment plans are available - please select that option when you register.

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

    Lauren is the grandmother of the modern day Labyrinth movement and is the Founder of Veriditas. She is the author of: Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York), 
    The Sand Labyrinth Kit, (Tuttle Publishers), The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Riverhead, 2006) and most recently, The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites Our Visionary Powers (Rose Petal Press, 2020). In May of 2006, Lauren's rediscovery of the labyrinth was honored by Grace Cathedral and she was designated Honorary Canon, a lifetime title. 






    • 08 Feb 2023
    • (CST)
    • 15 Feb 2023
    • (CST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    Register

    By popular demand, the Veriditas Student Labyrinth Guide Training offers a distilled version of our Facilitator Training with an emphasis on applications in Higher Education. In this pilot program, students will be introduced to labyrinth design and history centered on the archetypal designs of the Classical and Medieval Labyrinths. Students will share their experience with the labyrinth and discuss current and future opportunities for others to utilize the labyrinth(s) on campus. A handheld labyrinth finger walk will be included with the invitation to walk a full-size labyrinth in between sessions. 

    Student guides will help steward the labyrinth as a tool for stress reduction, mental health, and community building on campus, creating greater awareness of labyrinths and supporting open walks. Opportunities and examples for integrating the labyrinth into various school disciplines and events will be explored. The importance of preparing a labyrinth for events including signage, music, themes, decoration, readings, etc will be highlighted. Other topics include holding space, walking with intention, and managing the flow of the labyrinth during group walks. 

    A simplified digital version of our Facilitator Manual will be provided as a PDF download for reference including a wealth of handouts and resources. The training is offered on Zoom during two 2-hour sessions with a facilitated group walk or solo journey on campus over the weekend in-between sessions.  This Pilot Program is offered free of charge to the first three groups to host the training and participants will have the opportunity to apply for a full scholarship to attend a future Veriditas Facilitator Training program. The first pilot is being organized in November 2022 for the University of Central Arkansas and is open to registration by invitation only. 

    Questions? Email Lars@veriditas.org

    Bio:

    Lars Howlett is a Veriditas Faculty/Staff member, Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator, and Master Labyrinth Builder. He trained with Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals and worked as an apprentice to Robert Ferré learning how to create precise Classical Labyrinths and Chartres replicas using Sacred Geometry. He founded Discover Labyrinths LLC in 2015 and has installed over 50 permanent labyrinths in the United States including installations at Wellesley and Middlebury Colleges and Denison and Sofia Universities. Prior to working professionally in labyrinths, Lars was a high school teacher for three years and adjunct college professor for four years. He has led labyrinth workshops for Veriditas since 2012 and his YouTube channel has 300k+ views including popular drawing tutorials. He is the former chairperson of World Labyrinth Day from 2013-2018 and member of the Veriditas Higher Education Initiative. 



    • 10 Feb 2023
    • 3:00 PM (AEDT)
    • 12 Feb 2023
    • 2:00 PM (AEDT)
    • Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road Pymble, NSW 2073 Australia


    This weekend retreat in Sydney, Australia, 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.

    For more information and registration, please click here.

    • 18 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 30
    Register


    Join me, Dr. Robin B. Dilley, for an intensive qualifying workshop from the ageless story of the Wizard of Oz. This is my premiere workshop and is often taught in all day or retreat format. But now you can experience the many lessons along the Yellow Brick Road as a qualifying workshop with Veriditas. This is an interactive and experiential workshop, not a lecture. This workshop allows you to grow emotionally and spiritually through journaling,  guided imagery, and the Labyrinth.

    The Yellow Brick Road mirrors the Labyrinth in so many ways. Dorothy has one path that twists and turns throughout her journey as she makes friends with her inadequacies, represented as the Scarecrow (brains), Tin Man(heart), and Lion (fear).  The Labyrinth, through its circuits and 180-degree turns, allows us to face our inadequacies, leaving them in the center and returning in our red shoes and with the witch’s broom.  The Labyrinth is a place of transformation, and the Yellow Brick Road offers us a way to experience transformation by learning to believe in ourself! 

    Includes All of the Below, Plus More:

    • Learn How to Make Friends with Your Inner Parts: The Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion. 
    • The Background Story of the Tin Man and Learning to Use Our Voice.
    • Cultivate Your Courage by Getting the Witch’s Broom
    • Along with Dorothy as a Motherless Daughter, Toto as Your Intuition, and the Role of the Wizard

    Dr. Robin B. Dilley is an Arizona Licensed Psychologist, Author, Speaker, and an Advanced Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator.  Arizona Labyrinth Connections is the newest arm of her psychotherapy and spiritual consulting practice and she is excited to share the transformational power of the Labyrinth with you. Dr. Dilley has practiced psychotherapy for over 30 years and her love for the Labyrinth began with curiosity and morphed into her using the Labyrinth as a healing tool as she recovered from breast cancer.   Since then she has incorporated the Labyrinth into her psychotherapy practice and now into adjunctive life changing workshops. Lessons from the Yellow Brick Road and The Miller’s Daughter are two of her signature workshops.  

    Currently she is offering monthly workshops and spiritual consulting. You can keep up with Dr. Dilley and her monthly offering by joining her constant contact mailing list, Continue Your Journey Newsletter by clicking on this link

    Or contact her at Drrobinbdilley@gmail.com


    • 23 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (AEDT)
    • Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Banksia Street, Heidelberg (Melbourne) Victoria.


    There are no unsacred places

    there are only sacred places

    and desecrated places.

    ~ Wendell Berry

    Honouring First Nations' wisdom and connection to Country is deepening labyrinth facilitation. The ALN supports this focus as we continue Veriditas Facilitator Training with Australian trainers. In this Qualifying Workshop Christina will introduce the beautiful and inspiring Jessie Vasey labyrinth at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, designed and constructed by Simon Normand in consultation with Wurundjeri Elder, Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin AO.

    Our theme draws on ecological insights which affirm the inter-connectedness of all life, First Nations wisdom, and the archetypal significance of labyrinths for transformation and discovery. Uncle Shane will support a morning walk with his healing didgeridoo, and later yarn with us. With Christina’s input we will then reflect with meditative and creative responses. Group time will focus on the benefits of walking the labyrinth for all people in these lands now called Australia.

    Details


    This 5-hour in-person Qualifying Workshop is ideal for people interested in an Introduction to the Labyrinth and who are keen to engage in Veriditas Basic Facilitator Training which follows on 24th and 25th February in Parkville.

    This Qualifying Workshop will be held in the Duckboard Function Centre, Heidelberg Repatriation Centre, on Acacia Street. Tea and coffee will be provided. You may BYO lunch, or purchase from the Hospital cafe. We'll be screened for fever related to COVID-19 at the start of the day.

    Presenter: Christina Rowntree

    My connection with the labyrinth began over 20 years ago walking a labyrinth at St. Andrew’s Beach on the Mornington Peninsula. It was as if I walked my entire life that day, noticing the turns towards and then away from the ocean. Soon afterwards I had the privilege to be trained by Lauren Artress and later accredited by Veriditas in Labyrinth Facilitation.

    I continue to take many opportunities to deepen my practice with Veriditas, including the Design and Construction course with Lars Howlett in 2017. I enjoy leading labyrinth walks and retreats, building temporary labyrinths with simple materials, and leading people of all ages in labyrinth experiences. During lockdown I offered a Qualifying Workshop, “Nothing has Changed, Everything has Changed” on the theme of chaos and change, which was warmly received.

    I draw on my experience as a performing artist with a Masters in Community Cultural Development. For 20 years my ministry role was in Theology and the Arts with the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, in the Uniting Church in Australia. I am currently Ministry Coordinator at Sophia's Spring, an eco-feminist faith community of the Uniting Church.

    Presenter:  Shane Charles is a proud Yorta Yorta, Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung man, and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Victoria.  His passion is to build relationships and bridges for reconciliation and healing with First Nations communities, currently creating healing trails and offering Didgeridoo Healing. For many years he has been intrigued by the labyrinth movement and how labyrinths on Country might offer a cross cultural bridge for healing.

    Cancellations

    If you need to cancel full refunds are available up until  16 Feb 2023, after that only 50% will be refunded. If we cancel the workshop full registration refunds will be available.

    Image: Southern Cross mosaic in the centre of Jessie Vasey labyrinth, created by Simon Normand, photo by Christina Rowntree.

    Click here to register. Registrations close Monday 20th February 2023 10am.

    • 24 Feb 2023
    • 9:30 AM (AEDT)
    • 25 Feb 2023
    • 4:30 PM (AEDT)
    • Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville, VIC 3052


    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!

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas Qualifying Workshop is required. You will need to say when and where you did your workshop during registration for the Facilitator training.


    If you haven't done a Veriditas Qualifying Workshop, please book in for the one preceding this workshop, or you won't be able to register for Facilitator Training this time. We will contact you about upcoming opportunities.


    People from regional Victoria can book low-cost accommodation at the Centre for Theology and Ministry (Maclean House) in Parkville.  


    Presenter: Christina Rowntree

    My connection with the labyrinth began over 20 years ago walking a labyrinth at St. Andrew’s Beach on the Mornington Peninsula. It was as if I walked my entire life that day, noticing the turns towards and then away from the ocean. Soon afterwards I had the privilege to be trained by Lauren Artress and later accredited by Veriditas in Labyrinth Facilitation.


    I continue to take many opportunities to deepen my practice with Veriditas, including the Design and Construction course with Lars Howlett in 2017. I enjoy leading labyrinth walks and retreats, building temporary labyrinths with simple materials, and leading people of all ages in labyrinth experiences. During lockdown I offered a Qualifying Workshop, “Nothing has Changed, Everything has Changed” on the theme of chaos and change, which was warmly received.


    I draw on my experience as a performing artist with a Masters in Community Cultural Development. For 20 years my ministry role was in Theology and the Arts with the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, in the Uniting Church in Australia. I am currently Ministry Coordinator at Sophia's Spring, an eco-feminist faith community of the Uniting Church.


    Click here to register

    Cancellations


    If you need to cancel full refunds are available up until  16 Feb 2023, after that only 50% will be refunded. If we cancel the workshop full registration refunds will be available.

    • 24 Feb 2023
    • 1:30 PM (PST)
    • 28 Feb 2023
    • 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 7
    Register

    FOR CERTIFIED FACILITATORS ONLY.


    1:30 pm – 5:00 pm each day Pacific time – 5 sessions of 3.5 hours each. Must be present for all sessions. Held on Zoom platform.


    Our Advanced Facilitator Training is a leadership and skill-building workshop for Veriditas Facilitators with at least two years of experience facilitating labyrinth activities. Open only to those Veriditas trained facilitators who have been certified (or have turned in an application to be certified). You will receive the latest Facilitator Training Manual.  After training, you will be eligible to apply for accreditation to hold Veriditas qualifying workshops. 

    This is a 15 hour intensive virtual training that covers:

    • The Art of Story Telling and the use of storytelling in teaching
    • Enhancing Skills used in processing a labyrinth walk
    • Giving your basic presentations for group feedback
    • Holding presence and what that means to labyrinth facilitation
    • Working virtually with finger labyrinths
    • And much more.

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

    Lauren 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 is the Founder of Veriditas and an Honorary Canon of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.  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.

    Assisted by Dr. Dawn Matheny

    Executive Director of Veriditas

    Dawn became Veriditas’ Executive Director in 2007.  She has her PhD in East West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, 23 years of experience in a public sector Human Resource Department, and many years of experience working in a non-profit organization.  She has taught on the graduate level and amassed many years of designing and assisting with Veriditas programs around the world.  

    • 02 Mar 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • St Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Road, Stoneville NC 27048

    This one day workshop invites you to explore the labyrinth and the SoulCollage® process as creative and embodied practices for the journey of life. These are times for deep soul searching, for discerning what it is we are here to do and be, for finding ways that we can be the change we want to see in the world.



    Both SoulCollage® and the labyrinth 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.


    This workshop will give you an embodied experience of the labyrinth together with a creative and easy way to process your experience. During our time together you will experience walking the labyrinth and creating with images to make your own unique collage cards. We will see what messages arise from within as we explore the question of how we can be the change we want to see in the world.


    This workshop serves as a Qualifying Workshop for anyone wanting to attend a Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training (such as the one which follows this workshop). However, you do not need to attend Labyrinth Facilitator Training to attend this workshop. No previous experience of either the labyrinth or SoulCollage® is required.


    The cost of $150 includes all creative supplies, a set of printed finger labyrinths and lunch at the Center. A non-refundable deposit of $25 reserves your space in the workshop. The balance is due on or before February 1st, 2023.


    Click here to register.

    Catherine Anderson, Faculty

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

    The labyrinth Catherine constructed in her backyard in 2007 has been an important element in her mindfulness and creativity practices and Catherine loves showing others how the labyrinth can support us in quietening our mind and uncover our creativity. She is the author of Journaling the Labyrinth Path, a book of finger labyrinths, quotes and journal prompts inspiring you to find your unique work in the world, and Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation.

    Catherine uses the labyrinth, SoulCollage®, expressive arts, poetry and mindfulness as pathways for self-discovery and as ways of uncovering meaning and purpose in life. Her personal journey of self-discovery has taken her from a career as an attorney to photography-franchise owner, to creativity-workshop facilitator.

    Photography is another creative passion for Catherine and her book The Creative Photographer won a Silver Nautilus Award in the Creative Process Category in 2012.  As a SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer, Catherine loves teaching others how to facilitate workshops using the SoulCollage® process which uses images as a form of “soul language” to access our inner wisdom.

    As a life-long learner, Catherine has been fortunate to train with Jean Houston, Seena Frost, Lauren Artress, Jan Phillips and many other wise teachers. In addition to her work in the US, Catherine leads creative pilgrimage retreats in South Africa, France, Italy, Mexico and Portugal.

    www.CreativePilgrimage.com

    • 03 Mar 2023
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 04 Mar 2023
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • St Francis Springs Prayer Center 477 Grogan Road Stoneville United States
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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! 

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

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

    Payment plans are available - please select that option when you register.

    Catherine Anderson, Faculty

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

    The labyrinth Catherine constructed in her backyard in 2007 has been an important element in her mindfulness and creativity practices and Catherine loves showing others how the labyrinth can support us in quietening our mind and uncover our creativity. She is the author of Journaling the Labyrinth Path, a book of finger labyrinths, quotes and journal prompts inspiring you to find your unique work in the world, and Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation.

    Catherine uses the labyrinth, SoulCollage®, expressive arts, poetry and mindfulness as pathways for self-discovery and as ways of uncovering meaning and purpose in life. Her personal journey of self-discovery has taken her from a career as an attorney to photography-franchise owner, to creativity-workshop facilitator.

    Photography is another creative passion for Catherine and her book The Creative Photographer won a Silver Nautilus Award in the Creative Process Category in 2012.  As a SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer, Catherine loves teaching others how to facilitate workshops using the SoulCollage® process which uses images as a form of “soul language” to access our inner wisdom.

    As a life-long learner, Catherine has been fortunate to train with Jean Houston, Seena Frost, Lauren Artress, Jan Phillips and many other wise teachers. In addition to her work in the US, Catherine leads creative pilgrimage retreats in South Africa, France, Italy, Mexico and Portugal.

    www.CreativePilgrimage.com

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    The Training starts at 9am and ends at 6pm on both days. Lunch on Friday and Saturday is included.

    THE COST OF THE TRAINING DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMODATION.

    ACCOMMODATION: There are a limited number of single and shared rooms which have been reserved at St Francis Springs Prayer Center for people planning to attend this workshop on March 2nd as well as this Labyrinth Facilitator Training, and who wish to arrive on March 1st and leave on March 5th (4 nights). The cost of this accommodation is $550 and includes a single room with private bathroom and three meals a day. The cost of a shared room with three meals a day is $275. If you are interested in reserving a room please contact Catherine. Rooms will be allocated on a first come basis.

    If you do not wish to stay for four nights, the town of Eden, NC is 20 minutes from the Retreat Center and has a Hampton Inn. The Hunter House Bed and Breakfast is 15 minutes from the Retreat Center in Madison, NC.





    • 24 Mar 2023
    • 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • 25 Mar 2023
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    Register

    A graceful seduction


    Come into the quiet

    and be gracious with time

    and with yourself.


    Take off your thoughts, 

    anxieties, expectations, 

    and lay them aside.


    Ease into the silence and 

    surrender to the stillness.

    Lose yourself in being.


    Let its joy and ease 

    accompany you 

    through the stresses and 

    anxieties of your everyday.

    Noel Davis

    If you are new to labyrinths, or if you have had experience with walking labyrinths, these two quiet afternoons online offer opportunities to walk the labyrinth as meditation - quieting the mind, and being in the here and now. An invitation to let go of noise and distraction, and immerse into the still quiet space of being. 


    During our time together, we will learn about the Santa Teresa Labyrinth on Quandamooka Country in Australia, and how walking a labyrinth as a contemplative path invites us into sacred space.


    Participants may attend this day as a Qualifying Workshop towards Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training. 


    Image: Santa Teresa Labyrinth

    Photo: Sue Thomas

    Presenter: Sue Thomas, Spiritual Director, Veriditas Faculty. 

    “The labyrinth belongs to no one and everyone” has been a grounding mantra in my work, as I walk labyrinths, draw labyrinths on beaches, work with peers in creating large portable calico labyrinths, and use the hand labyrinth for journaling and reflection in many facets of my life and life’s work.  


    I live on the land of the Yugambeh language peoples, the traditional custodians of the Gold Coast region in South-East Queensland. My long association with using the labyrinth as a tool for contemplative, meditative and spiritual practices began many years ago when the labyrinth ‘found’ me in Year 11 at high school through an “Art and Architecture in History” subject. Using the labyrinth as a tool for contemplation and reflection in my previous role as Lay Pastoral Minister for Brisbane Catholic Archdiocese, my current work as Spiritual Director and retreat facilitator, and my personal spiritual practice has been grounded and enriched by connecting with Veriditas. I am a certified Veriditas Advanced Facilitator and Trainer, a member of Veriditas Faculty, and a member of the Australian Labyrinth Network.

    • 03 Jun 2023
    • 10:30 AM (CEST)
    • 04 Jun 2023
    • 4:30 PM (CEST)
    • Chartres, France
    • 30
    Register


    Led by Judith Tripp, MA, MFT, a member of the Veriditas Faculty, a transpersonal psychotherapist, leader of Women's Dream Quest, and teacher.  She leads pilgrimages and retreats in the US, Europe and Australia.  She is also an author, a musician and singer.

    Anyone who comes to Chartres whether it be to visit the labyrinth, to explore the magnificent medieval architecture or to meditate in the glory of this always sacred site, soon realizes that this holy place is an homage to Mary. The Sacred Feminine is alive and well in Chartres and has been throughout history.

    We will create a sacred circle to explore how Mary has been honored in Chartres throughout history. We will meet her spirit through lecture, meditation, art, music and ritual. We will share insights, creations and stories. Includes one special evening labyrinth walk in Chartres Cathedral. 

    This can be a stand-alone workshop or a perfect pairing with to Cycle One of Walking A Sacred Path. No meals are included.

    COVID RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED IN FRANCE. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.


    Our block of rooms at the Hotellerie St. Yves will open in January 2023.
    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral
     and the Hotelliere St. Yves where the programs are held.


    • 05 Jun 2023
    • 4:00 PM (CEST)
    • 09 Jun 2023
    • 10:00 PM (CEST)
    • Chartres, France
    • 36


    Love and liberation - those two things are at the core of Heather Plett’s work. (They’re even in the subtitle of her book, The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of love, liberation and leadership), Heather wants to help us find more of both, because she believes a liberated, loving world will be a better place for everyone. In this Pilgrimage, we’ll talk about how to hold space for ourselves and each other, so that we can heal and grow. The practice of holding space has the potential to transform our relationships, our communities, and ourselves. It supports us in living more courageously and it allows us to claim our own beauty, dignity, autonomy, and strength. When we live in more self-actualized and liberated ways, we transform communities, which transforms cultures, and eventually, everyone is better off.

    The Chartres Experience

    What better place to feel nurtured than the sacred space of Chartres Cathedral? We begin with a reception to meet each other followed by an opening ritual and orientation to the program. Then each day, there is a morning seminar, a small processing group, and an experience of what Chartres has to offer. On Tuesday afternoon, there is a tour of Chartres Cathedral. Then, on Wednesday, there is an orientation to the labyrinth followed by a once in a life-time candlelit labyrinth walk with medieval music on the Chartres Labyrinth.  Thursday afternoon is a tour of the Crypt , and a closing celebratory reception and dinner are on Friday.

    Accommodation

    Our block booking to reserve a room at the Hotellerie St. Yves where the program is held will open soon. All Pilgrims who have already registered will be emailed to make their reservations prior to the link becoming available on our website.

    Heather Plett is the author of the book The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of Love, Liberation, and Leadership and the co-founder of the international Centre for Holding Space. She is an international speaker, facilitator, writer, and life-long learner whose work has been translated into a dozen languages and quoted in such notable publications as Harvard Business Review. She has trained people from six continents, both in person and online. Before launching her work in holding space, Heather worked in leadership and communications in government and non-profit. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Read more about her here.)

    • 10 Jun 2023
    • 10:00 AM (CEST)
    • 11 Jun 2023
    • 6:00 PM (CEST)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 25
    Register

    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:

    Our block of rooms at the Hotellerie St. Yves will open in January 2023. 

    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral

    and the Maison St. Yves where the programs are held.



    COVID RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED IN FRANCE. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

    • 12 Jun 2023
    • 4:00 PM (CEST)
    • 16 Jun 2023
    • 10:00 PM (CEST)
    • Hotellerie St. Yves, 3 Rue des Acacias, 28000 Chartres, France
    • 39
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    The Art of Pilgrimage:

    The Timeless Search for Meaning

    “Pilgrims are poets who create

    by taking journeys.”

    —    Richard Neibuhr


    For at least 60,000 years people from around the world, in every age and culture, have dealt with personal or historical crises by setting off on pilgrimages—spiritually transformative journeys to sacred sites—in order to revitalize and reorient themselves. Our time is marked by a series of such crises, including a crisis of meaning, and the precipitous rise in pilgrimages in every faith reflects an ardent search for meaning— personal answers to ultimate questions—in modern times. In our workshop we will use animated discussion, photography and film clips from the presenter’s own work, contemplative music, poetry, journaling, walking the famed Chartres labyrinth, as well as daily prompts so we might reflect upon the soul-stirring pleasures of pilgrimage.

    The ultimate goal of our time together will be to learn a few simple but poetic daily practices that have the power to transform virtually any kind of travel into a sacred journey. In this way, we can return home after our travels and, as the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh suggested, recognize our own backyard as sacred ground.

    The Chartres Experience

    What better place to feel nurtured than the sacred space of Chartres Cathedral? We begin with a reception to meet each other followed by an opening ritual and orientation to the program. Then each day, there is a morning seminar, a small processing group, and an experience of what Chartres has to offer. On Tuesday afternoon, there is a tour of Chartres Cathedral.  Then, on Wednesday, there is an orientation to the labyrinth followed by a once in a life-time candlelit labyrinth walk with medieval music on the Chartres Labyrinth.  Thursday afternoon is a tour of the Crypt , and a closing celebratory reception and dinner are on Friday.

    Recommended Reading

    • The Art of Pilgrimage, Phil Cousineau, Conari Press, 1998, revised 2022
    • The Book of Roads, Phil Cousineau, Sisyphus Press, 2015
    • Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice
      by Lauren Artress

    • The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites our Visionary Powers
      by Lauren Artress
    • The Universe of Stone by Phillip Ball

    Our block of rooms at the Hotellerie St. Yves will open soon.


    COVID RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED IN FRANCE. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

    • 18 Sep 2023
    • 4:00 PM (CEST)
    • 22 Sep 2023
    • 10:00 PM (CEST)
    • Chartres, France
    • 36
    Register


    "Imagination animates the soul, lighting the way as we walk toward spiritual maturity."

    ~ Lauren Artress


    Imagination might be the most powerful tool we have in making sense of the complex world and times in which we live. What is the nature of the imagination? What does it ask of us? How can we use it as an inner compass?


    What would our lives look like if we used our imagination to direct our energy and passion towards the longings of our Soul? It is easy to fall into focusing on the repetitive negative images and stories we so frequently see and hear in our fear-injecting culture. We have to consciously learn to reawaken and nourish the imagination in both the personal and collective realms to create a world that we want our children to live in.


    In this pilgrimage we will focus on nurturing a connection with our interior world by following the symbols and the shimmering images flowing just beneath our conscious minds. Through the labyrinth and SoulCollage® this creative landscape reveals itself and gives us practices to befriend, strengthen, and bring clarity to the imagination.

    The Chartres Experience

    What better place to feel nurtured than the sacred space of Chartres Cathedral? We begin with a reception to meet each other followed by an opening ritual and orientation to the program. Then each day, there is a morning seminar, a small processing group, and an experience of what Chartres has to offer. On Tuesday afternoon, there is a tour of Chartres Cathedral. Then, on Wednesday, there is an orientation to the labyrinth followed by a once in a life-time candlelit labyrinth walk with medieval music on the Chartres Labyrinth.  Thursday afternoon is a tour of the Crypt , and a closing celebratory reception and dinner are on Friday.

    Accommodation

    Our block booking to reserve a room at the Hotellerie St. Yves where the program is held will open soon. All Pilgrims who have already registered will be emailed to make their reservations prior to the link becoming available on our website.

    Catherine Anderson, Faculty

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

    The labyrinth Catherine constructed in her backyard in 2007 has been an important element in her mindfulness and creativity practices and Catherine loves showing others how the labyrinth can support us in quietening our mind and uncover our creativity. She is the author of Journaling the Labyrinth Path, a book of finger labyrinths, quotes and journal prompts inspiring you to find your unique work in the world, and Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation.

    Catherine uses the labyrinth, SoulCollage®, expressive arts, poetry and mindfulness as pathways for self-discovery and as ways of uncovering meaning and purpose in life. Her personal journey of self-discovery has taken her from a career as an attorney to photography-franchise owner, to creativity-workshop facilitator.

    Photography is another creative passion for Catherine and her book The Creative Photographer won a Silver Nautilus Award in the Creative Process Category in 2012.  As a SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer, Catherine loves teaching others how to facilitate workshops using the SoulCollage® process which uses images as a form of “soul language” to access our inner wisdom.

    As a life-long learner, Catherine has been fortunate to train with Jean Houston, Seena Frost, Lauren Artress, Jan Phillips and many other wise teachers. In addition to her work in the US, Catherine leads creative pilgrimage retreats in South Africa, France, Italy, Mexico and Portugal.

    www.CreativePilgrimage.com

    • 18 Nov 2023
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 19 Nov 2023
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • St Francis Springs Prayer Center 477 Grogan Road Stoneville United States
    • 18
    Register

    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! 

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

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

    Payment plans are available - please select that option when you register.

    Catherine Anderson, Faculty

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

    The labyrinth Catherine constructed in her backyard in 2007 has been an important element in her mindfulness and creativity practices and Catherine loves showing others how the labyrinth can support us in quietening our mind and uncover our creativity. She is the author of Journaling the Labyrinth Path, a book of finger labyrinths, quotes and journal prompts inspiring you to find your unique work in the world, and Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation.

    Catherine uses the labyrinth, SoulCollage®, expressive arts, poetry and mindfulness as pathways for self-discovery and as ways of uncovering meaning and purpose in life. Her personal journey of self-discovery has taken her from a career as an attorney to photography-franchise owner, to creativity-workshop facilitator.

    Photography is another creative passion for Catherine and her book The Creative Photographer won a Silver Nautilus Award in the Creative Process Category in 2012.  As a SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer, Catherine loves teaching others how to facilitate workshops using the SoulCollage® process which uses images as a form of “soul language” to access our inner wisdom.

    As a life-long learner, Catherine has been fortunate to train with Jean Houston, Seena Frost, Lauren Artress, Jan Phillips and many other wise teachers. In addition to her work in the US, Catherine leads creative pilgrimage retreats in South Africa, France, Italy, Mexico and Portugal.

    www.CreativePilgrimage.com

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    The Training starts at 9am and ends at 6pm on both days. Lunch on Friday and Saturday is included.

    THE COST OF THE TRAINING DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMODATION.

    ACCOMMODATION: There are a limited number of single and shared rooms which have been reserved at St Francis Springs Prayer Center for people planning to attend this workshop on March 2nd as well as this Labyrinth Facilitator Training, and who wish to arrive on March 1st and leave on March 5th (4 nights). The cost of this accommodation is $550 and includes a single room with private bathroom and three meals a day. The cost of a shared room with three meals a day is $275. If you are interested in reserving a room please contact Catherine. Rooms will be allocated on a first come basis.

    If you do not wish to stay for four nights, the town of Eden, NC is 20 minutes from the Retreat Center and has a Hampton Inn. The Hunter House Bed and Breakfast is 15 minutes from the Retreat Center in Madison, NC.





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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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