Calendar of Events

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


    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.

    To book your accommodation, please click here.

    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA
    • 14
    Register


    "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.

    To book your accommodation, please click here.
    • 12 Dec 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    Register

     
    As labyrinth lovers, we all love labyrinth inspired gifts, and as labyrinth facilitators we are always looking for ways to deepen and support the labyrinth experience.

    In this webinar Catherine will share a number of creative ideas that can be both gifts from the heart at this holiday season or can be used facilitating a walk.

    • 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.



    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • St. John's Episcopal Church, Petaluma, CA
    • 17
    Register


    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.

    This can serve as a qualifying workshop for those interested in going on to Veriditas Facilitator Training. 

    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

     





    • 09 Mar 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
    • 27
    Register
    Walking the Labyrinth is a spiritual practice gaining in recognition because it offers a sure path in uncertain times. The simple act of walking the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth, in community, allows our quieter, more reflective mind to come forward. It nurtures flowing self-reflection that, in our busy, challenging lives, we often do not have the ability to reach.

    Bring your journals and join us for our urban pilgrimage weekend. During our time at Grace Cathedral we will experience two labyrinth walks, one with live music at our open Candlelight Labyrinth Walk and the second on Saturday evening when we do the Harmony walk; using hand bells on the labyrinth.


    • 11 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
    • 23
    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! 

    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.


    • 11 May 2018
    • 6:45 PM
    • 13 May 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 1440 Multiversity, 800 Bethany Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

    SAVE THE DATE! REGISTRATION OPENS SOON.

    It is a joy to live in the flow of our natural rhythms. But, its difficult to step forward in our lives is we are out of synch with ourselves. If we work against ourselves—unfocused, listening to critical voices, unable to carry through o self-care—then we are wasting precious energy that is much needed in our challenging world.

    Experience the transformative practice of walking the labyrinth and explore the power and support walking meditation can add to our life. Learn about labyrinths down through the centuries and how to use them to reduce stress, focus the mind, tend your dreams, release grief and engender creative energy.

    Recommended Reading: The Sacred Path Companion: Using the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform

    Lauren Artress D.Min
    . is a leading force in the Labyrinth Movement and the Founder of Veriditas. She is author of Walking A Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice, The Sacred Path Companion: Using the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform and The Sand Labyrinth Kit. She is a Spiritual Director, serves as Honorary Canon of Grace Cathedral, and is a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the State of California.

    • 18 May 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • University of Central Oklahoma

    "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 mpowers3@uco.edu


    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.

    • 19 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 20 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • University of Central Oklahoma
    • 40
    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!

    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.


    • 28 May 2018
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • 01 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • Ghost Ranch, 280 Private drive 1708, Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510
    • 29
    Register

    Could your soul use some time to rest in the awe-inspiring high desert landscape of Ghost Ranch, New Mexico?

    Could your heart open within the sacred circle of the labyrinth nestled in the red rocks of this breathtaking country?

    Do you hunger for deep listening and connection with like-minded pilgrims?

    We invite you to experience “Sacred Circle, Sacred Land,” Veriditas’ spring 2018 pilgrimage in the Land of Enchantment.

    Our pilgrimage will be led by the Rev. Carolyn Metzler, who lives and works in New Mexico and is a veteran guide to the spirituality of the desert landscape. The week will be hosted by Veriditas’ Founder, the Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress, and facilitated by long-time Veriditas faculty member Judith Tripp.

    How do we give ourselves to the vulnerability and lessons of the Unknown and open ourselves to a Presence which is not tame, not predictable, not “nice?”  In every life is wilderness, the place of encounter with the Holy, of un-making, of death and rebirth. Where is that for you and how is it your greatest advocate for authenticity? Participants will experience living into the invitation of wilderness as metaphor within the actual stunning desert landscape surrounding us at Ghost Ranch.

    Additional highlights of the week include a full moon walk of the Ghost Ranch labyrinth; rituals of music and prayer to celebrate our connection to the sacred; and a visit to some of the sites on the Ghost Ranch property that were painted by Georgia O’Keeffe, in her own artistic and spiritual exploration of the landscape.

    Please join us on this soul-nourishing journey. The “Sacred Circle, Sacred Land” of New Mexico’s high desert awaits you.

    GHOST RANCH


    With a history as colorful as the surrounding red and yellow cliffs of the Piedra Lumbre (shining stone), Ghost Ranch is an education and retreat center offering a diversity of programs and adventure. Open year-round, the Ranch is committed to spiritual development, peace and justice, honoring the environment and exploring family through the celebration of art, culture and nature.

    The landscape of Ghost Ranch—made famous by painter Georgia O’Keeffe—encompasses 21,000 acres of towering rock walls, vivid colors and vast skies. People from all over the world come to work together in creation care, to paint, write poetry, to hike, ride horseback, to research globally renowned archaeological and fossil quarries or simply to rest and renew their spirits.

    For more information on the history, geology and activities of Ghost Ranch, see www.ghostranch.org.

    The Rev. Carolyn Metzler leads retreats and workshops around the country. She is Spiritual Director for the Living School, a major program of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She also maintains a practice in spiritual direction for individuals. She works and worships in community, and disappears into a remote desert canyon every October for three weeks of silence and solitude.

    Accommodation Packages

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    For JUST the Facilitator Training at Ghost Ranch



    • 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
    • 21
    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! 

    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.


101 H Street, Suite D, Petaluma, CA 94952   |   707-283-0373   |   contact@veriditas.org

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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