Calendar of Events

    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 22 Jul 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 21
    Register


    There must always be two kinds of art, escape art, for one needs escape as he or she needs food and deep sleep, and parable art, the art, which shall teach (humans) to unlearn hatred and learn love. ~W.H. Auden

    Spiritual practices are gaining in popularity during these chaotic times. The quiet the mind, open the heart and teach skills to navigate one’s interior world. Spiritual practices can be a ‘secular’ as knitting, or as sacred as icon painting. We will look at the broad array of practices and then focus specifically upon walking the labyrinth. The labyrinth is a three dimensional parable that teaches us, through our imaginations what we need to learn along the path of life.

    You may have walked the labyrinth but never had a formal introduction to it, or, you may feel like a ‘failed’ meditator who could not quiet the mind during sitting meditation. All are welcome; please join me!

    This is a qualifying workshop and would serve as a solid introduction to the Facilitator Training that follows this workshop.

    For travel directions please see our Labyrinth Summer School web page.

    Accommodation reservations sold separately, and are available through this link.

    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Earthrise Retreat Center
    • 12
    Register


    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. Join us for the whole week for the discounted price of $1250.

    Introduction, orientation and Workshop: The Parable of the Labyrinth: Walking the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice with Lauren Artress

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

    "There must always be two kinds of art, escape art, for one needs escape as he or she needs food and deep sleep, and parable art, the art, which shall teach (humans) to unlearn hatred and learn love."  ~W.H. Auden

    Spiritual practices are gaining in popularity during these chaotic times. The quiet the mind, open the heart and teach skills to navigate one’s interior world. Spiritual practices can be a ‘secular’ as knitting, or as sacred as icon painting. We will look at the broad array of practices and then focus specifically upon walking the labyrinth. The labyrinth is a three dimensional parable that teaches us, through our imaginations what we need to learn along the path of life.

    You may have walked the labyrinth but never had a formal introduction to it, or, you may feel like a ‘failed’ meditator who could not quiet the mind during sitting meditation. All are welcome; please join me! 

    Workshop also serves as the pre-requisite for those going on to Facilitator Training.

    Facilitator Training with Lauren Artress

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

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.   

    Labyrinth Definition and Design 
    with Lars Howlett

    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 adapting designs or creating one of your own!

    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 history of these beloved symbols to others.

    Labyrinth Materials and Making
    with Lars Howlett

    Do you dream of creating a temporary or permanent labyrinth for yourself or your community? In this two-day experiential workshop, Lars Howlett will demonstrate simple methods for making walkable Classical, Chartres, and Contemporary Labyrinths. Practice with tools and techniques for efficient and economic installations. See first-hand how intention, design, proportion, materials, site, and orientation benefit the labyrinth and those who walk it. We will create and walk at least four designs indoors and outside (weather-permitting) with no heavy-lifting or work on ‘hands and knees’ involved!

    Inspiring stories and slideshows will explore the best options for a variety of settings and communities, from schools to festivals, churches to hospitals, backyards to public parks and more. Learn how to appropriately alter designs, paths, circuits, and the center to best suit various environments. See photos from Lars’ professional projects and pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world including Chartres, Iona, and Sweden. The cost and quality 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 labyrinth vision.Lunch and refreshments provided in each program.

    Accommodation Information

    For travel directions please see our Labyrinth Summer School web page.

    Accommodation reservations sold separately, and are available through this link.


    • 23 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24 Jul 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA
    • 10
    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.

    For travel directions please see our Labyrinth Summer School web page

    Accommodation reservations sold separately, and are available through this link.

    • 25 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 25
    Register


    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 adapting designs or creating one of your own!

    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 history of these beloved symbols to others.

    Lars Howlett is a leading expert in the design and creation of sacred space for walking meditation, centering prayer, personal healing, conflict resolution and community building. Lars is a practitioner of mindfulness and student of sacred geometry since 2003, experimenting with a wide variety of designs, materials, intentions and settings in his personal and professional projects. Universities, churches, health centers, retirement communities, mental health centers, retreats, and individuals find Lars for inspiration and insight in creating exact replicas of historical patterns or one-of-a-kind artistic installations.

    Lars was a three year apprentice to Robert Ferré, inheriting the tools, techniques, and teaching curriculum of a master builder. Lars is a Veriditas Faculty Member and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator trained by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals. He is the Chairperson of World Labyrinth Day and Board Member of the Labyrinth Society. Lars is an inspiring teacher and passionate speaker on the history, spirituality, and practice of walking labyrinths, leading workshops to cultivate inner wisdom for personal transformation with slideshows of personal projects and visits to sacred sites on four continents. http://www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com

    For travel directions please see our Labyrinth Summer School web page.

    Accommodation reservations sold separately, and are available through this link.


    • 26 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 24
    Register


    Do you dream of creating a temporary or permanent labyrinth for yourself or your community? In this two-day experiential workshop, Lars Howlett will demonstrate simple methods for making walkable Classical, Chartres, and Contemporary Labyrinths. Practice with tools and techniques for efficient and economic installations. See first-hand how intention, design, proportion, materials, site, and orientation benefit the labyrinth and those who walk it. We will create and walk at least four designs indoors and outside (weather-permitting) with no heavy-lifting or work on ‘hands and knees’ involved!

    Inspiring stories and slideshows will explore the best options for a variety of settings and communities, from schools to festivals, churches to hospitals, backyards to public parks and more. Learn how to appropriately alter designs, paths, circuits, and the center to best suit various environments. See photos from Lars’ professional projects and pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world including Chartres, Iona, and Sweden. The cost and quality 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 labyrinth vision.

    Lars Howlett is a leading expert in the design and creation of sacred space for walking meditation, centering prayer, personal healing, conflict resolution and community building. Lars is a practitioner of mindfulness and student of sacred geometry since 2003, experimenting with a wide variety of designs, materials, intentions and settings in his personal and professional projects. Universities, churches, health centers, retirement communities, mental health centers, retreats, and individuals find Lars for inspiration and insight in creating exact replicas of historical patterns or one-of-a-kind artistic installations.

    Lars was a three year apprentice to Robert Ferré, inheriting the tools, techniques, and teaching curriculum of a master builder. Lars is a Veriditas Faculty Member and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator trained by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals. He is the Chairperson of World Labyrinth Day and Board Member of the Labyrinth Society. Lars is an inspiring teacher and passionate speaker on the history, spirituality, and practice of walking labyrinths, leading workshops to cultivate inner wisdom for personal transformation with slideshows of personal projects and visits to sacred sites on four continents.
    http://www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com

    For travel directions please see our Labyrinth Summer School web page.

    Accommodation reservations sold separately, and are available through this link.


    • 28 Jul 2019
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 01 Aug 2019
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Road, Stoneville, NC 27048

    Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop/Retreat

    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.

    This retreat will be held at the St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC, which is about 30 miles north of Greensboro, NC and the closest airport is Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO).

    The Center is situate on 140 acres of peaceful wooded land and has a labyrinth based on the Chartres pattern.

    The cost of $990 includes four nights accommodation in a single room with private bathroom, all meals (twelve in all) and all art supplies and instruction. If you would like to share a room with a friend the cost is $870.

    The pace of the retreat will be slow so you can dive deep and all activities will be optional. Activities will include:

    SoulCollage® card making time with images provided
    Ways of adding Labyrinthine energy to your cards
    Making Spirit Stones
    Creating your own simple Finger Labyrinth
    Using your cards in conjunction with a labyrinth walk
    Card Readings
    Labyrinth walks
    You will receive:

    A copy of "Journaling the Labyrinth Path" with instruction on how to use this with the labyrinth
    A copy of "Portals, Pathways and Labyrinths" full of images to use on your cards
    A kit with all the supplies to make your spirit stones
    Materials to make a simple finger labyrinth
    A Labyrinth bag to hold all your goodies

    Click here to register

    Catherine Anderson, Veriditas 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.

    For more information, contact:

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com





    • 28 Jul 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • St. John's Episcopal, 40 5th St, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 34
    Register


    Veriditas and St. John's are partnering to offer community labyrinth walks.  Come as you are to share in the experience of a walking meditation that quiets the mind, opens the heart and reduces stress.  First-time labyrinth walkers are warmly welcome. 

    Time:   5:00-6:30 pm
    RSVP Requested. Donations gratefully accepted.

    Live musical accompaniment by Robin O'Brien.


    • 25 Aug 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • St. John's Episcopal, 40 5th St, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 36
    Register


    Veriditas and St. John's are partnering to offer community labyrinth walks.  Come as you are to share in the experience of a walking meditation that quiets the mind, opens the heart and reduces stress.  First-time labyrinth walkers are warmly welcome. 

    Time:   5:00-6:30 pm
    RSVP Requested. Donations gratefully accepted.

    Live musical accompaniment by Robin O'Brien.


    • 08 Sep 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • 14 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Cape View Motel and Cottages, 124 John Doucette Road, Mavillette, Nova Scotia B0W 2H0


    With every wave that washes over the sand, a new story emerges in what is left behind. Explore your personal story with time spent by the sea. This is an opportune place to come to quiet, practice mindfulness and explore your creativity. This week-long labyrinth by the sea retreat on the expansive Mavillette Beach in Nova Scotia offers you the chance to be inspired, re-discover your creativity and connect with your personal path.  

    Highlights of the week:


    • learn about the labyrinth and its role in today's world

    • daily gatherings on mindfulness meditation

    • walk hand-drawn labyrinths on the seashore

    • traditional Indigenous blessing and teaching on Native spirituality

    • contemplative time by the sea and surrounding area

    • art journaling and/or poetry writing

    • Acadian storytelling

    About our facilitator: Susan Kehoe has designed and facilitated retreats for more than 20 years, and  is a trained spiritual director and Veriditas labyrinth facilitator with a particular interest in contemplative practice, whether it is centering prayer, mindfulness meditation, yoga or organic gardening. 

    About our Indigenous Elder: Leland Surette is a Métis spiritual leader and carrier of the sacred pipe. He is a prominent speaker on Native Spirituality at Indigenous and non-Indigenous events and functions across Canada and the United States. 

    *Retreat Fee: $1650 CDN ~  Register for retreat via Eventbrite using this link: https://tinyurl.com/ybvhjwor. Payment is subject to an additional credit card service fee. Includes: 6 nights accommodation at Cape View Motel & Cottages, breakfasts, dinners, retreat fees and an Acadian Interpretative Centre excursion.

    Contact Grace: For more info on registration and fees: Email: grace@pathadventures.com  

    Phone: 902-740-0937 / Website: www.pathadventures.com

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

    • 09 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • 11 Sep 2019
    • 5:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • University of Bedfordshire, UK
    • 9
    Register

     OPEN ONLY TO VERIDITAS CERTIFIED FACILITATORS


    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) 

    This is a three day intensive training that covers:

    • The Art of Story Telling and the use of storytelling in teaching
    • Enhancing Small Group Process Skills after a labyrinth walk
    • Video taping your basic presentations for group feedback
    • Holding presence and what that means to labyrinth facilitation
    • And much more.

    Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert, Master Teacher

    Veriditas Faculty member Rev. Dr. Kay Mutert leads labyrinth workshops in awakening new creative energy, community building, and spiritual transformation. Her Master Teacher responsibilities includes 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 trainings she invites participants to discover and develop their own gifts and skills, and to build community.

    Following an extended time of work with all ages in education and music, Kay then served as a minister in the United Methodist and British Methodist churches. 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 a broader circle of community. Through her labyrinth work, she uses her experience as musician, teacher, minister, and spiritual accompanist with groups and individuals from diverse arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth in today’s world.

    Information about Accommodation, meals and parking

    The accommodation offered is in our ‘Liberty Living’ student residences on the Bedford Campus of the University of Bedfordshire. Each person will have a room with ensuite facilities in a flat of five rooms. Each flat has its own kitchen.  The residences have staff/security on duty 24/7. The residences are on the edge of the Bedford campus close to where the class will be held.

    There is a permanent outdoor labyrinth on the campus and we hope to install an indoor canvas labyrinth for the course.

    Cost of accommodation and breakfast

    The cost of three night’s accommodation including breakfast is £100.  Please email Cass to reserve your accommodation at cass.howes@beds.ac.uk. This will be payable to Cass Howes on arrival either in cash or by cheque made out to Sandra Howes. 

    Other meals

    Lunch will be taken in the restaurant on campus. Dinner on Monday and Tuesday will be at the ‘White Horse ‘public house which is located close to the campus.  The cost of lunch and dinner is included in the tuition fee. Lunch in the campus restaurant comprises of a choice of hot and cold dishes. The White Horse menu is on their website https://www.thewhitehorsebedford.co.uk/  Sunday evening dinner can be taken at a location of the participants choice and is payable by the participant.

    Parking and pass cards

    There is plenty parking on campus.  Please let me know if you will be parking a car/van and therefore require a parking permit. Participants will be issued with a pass card to access the outdoor labyrinth.

    The academic year starts with Welcome Weekend on 21st/22nd September, however post graduate students training to be teachers will have started their course the first week in September, so there will be students on campus

     

     

     

                               


    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • St. John's Episcopal, 40 5th St, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 36
    Register


    Veriditas and St. John's are partnering to offer community labyrinth walks.  Come as you are to share in the experience of a walking meditation that quiets the mind, opens the heart and reduces stress.  First-time labyrinth walkers are warmly welcome. 

    Time:   5:00-6:30 pm
    RSVP Requested. Donations gratefully accepted.

    Live musical accompaniment by Robin O'Brien.


    • 08 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • St. Paul House of Prayer, 2 Kam Tsin Road, Sheung Shui N.T. Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR HK Hong Kong SAR China


    Labyrinth walking is an inspirational spiritual practice to link up all domains of 'holistic health and holistic care'. No matter if it is self-care or care-the-carers, it helps to quiet the mind, reduce stress, and connect to self, others and faith.

    Join Veriditas Accredited presenter,
    Chi-Shan Lam for this one day workshop.

    Register by contacting
    Nethersole Institute of Continuing Holistic Health Education (NICHE)

    Tel: (852) 2689-3875

    Email: niche@nethersole.org.hk
    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 14 Oct 2019
    • (EDT)

    Qualifying Workshop followed by a Veriditas Facilitator Training at the beautiful Silver Bay YMCA in Silver Bay, New York. Taught by Veriditas Faculty Nathan Wiles and Betty Lopez Towey.

    SAVE THE DATE and watch for registration to open soon.

    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 31 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Road, Stoneville, NC 27048

    Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop/Retreat

    Using the process of SoulCollage® and the labyrinth, this five-day retreat will give you the time and space to listen deeply to your Soul to discover who it is you came here to be - what in SoulCollage® is known as your “SoulEssence”.  The labyrinth, a three-dimensional archetype and metaphor for the journey of life, can take us to the center of our Self and give us a deeper understanding of who we are and what we came here to do.

    Both the labyrinth and SoulCollage® are gentle guides for times when you are on the threshold of transition or feel like you are standing on shifting sands. This time of unknowing and uncertainty can also be a time of rich possibility. In this retreat we will explore these growing edges of life, and listen for what our Soul wants for us.

    This retreat is a pre-qualifying workshop for the Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training which you can take with any Labyrinth Facilitator Trainer within two years of attending this pre-qualifying workshop if you would like to expand your work with the labyrinth.

    This retreat will be held at the St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC, which is about 30 miles north of Greensboro, NC. The closest airport is Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO).

    The Center is situate on 140 acres of peaceful wooded land and has a beautiful 11-circuit medieval pattern labyrinth, walking trails and stream.

    During our time together you will explore the Archetypes at play in your life through the SoulCollage® process. We will touch on the shadow, synchronicity and how the patterns and path of your story weaves into the Larger Story of the planet.

    You will be provided with a rich supply of images to create your SoulCollage® cards and have ample opportunity to create in the peace of the retreat center (you will have 24 hour access to our creative space). The labyrinth walks will offer an opportunity to integrate and expand your connection to the images which are speaking to you. The pace of the retreat will be slow so you can dive deep, and all activities will be optional. 

    Activities will include:

    • SoulCollage® card making time
    • Labyrinth walks
    • Using your cards in conjunction with a labyrinth walk
    • Inspired story-writing using imagery and the imagination
    • Creating SoulCollage® portal and doorway cards
    • Using your cards for guidance on the connection between your mythic story and the gifts you have to offer and the Larger Story
    • How to use your cards and the labyrinth to support you on your journey after the Retreat

    Each participant will receive:

    • A box with supplies to make your SoulCollage® cards
    • A book of quotations and journal prompts created for this retreat which guides you on a journey of finding meaning in the world
    • A 60 page book of full-color Portal, Doorway and Labyrinth images sized to use on your SoulCollage® cards
    • A pack of three different finger labyrinths
    • A pack of Catherine’s WordLight cards which you will turn into inspirations for writing
    • A labyrinth bag to hold all your goodies

    You can arrive at the Retreat Center any time after 3pm to check-in to your room, and we will officially start after dinner which is served at 6pm. We will end after lunch on the last day.

    The cost of $990 includes four nights accommodation in a single room with private bathroom, all meals (twelve in all) and all art supplies and instruction. If you would like to share a room with a friend the cost is $870.

    You can reserve your space by paying a deposit of $150 and advising whether you require a single room or shared room using the Contact Form. The balance is payable by August 27th, 2019. You are welcome to make part-payments towards the retreat at any time you wish. Click here to register

    Catherine Anderson, Veriditas 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.

    For more information, contact:

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com





    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • St. John's Episcopal, 40 5th St, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 36
    Register


    Veriditas and St. John's are partnering to offer community labyrinth walks.  Come as you are to share in the experience of a walking meditation that quiets the mind, opens the heart and reduces stress.  First-time labyrinth walkers are warmly welcome. 

    Time:   5:00-6:30 pm
    RSVP Requested. Donations gratefully accepted.

    Live musical accompaniment by Robin O'Brien.


    • 28 Oct 2019
    • 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • 31 Oct 2019
    • 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center, 430 Bunker Hill Road, Houston, TX 77024
    • 10
    Register

     OPEN ONLY TO VERIDITAS CERTIFIED FACILITATORS


    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).

    This is a three day intensive training that covers:

    • The Art of Story Telling and the use of storytelling in teaching
    • Enhancing Small Group Process Skills after a labyrinth walk
    • Video taping your basic presentations for group feedback
    • Holding presence and what that means to labyrinth facilitation
    • 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.

    Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert, Master Teacher

    Veriditas Faculty member and Master Teacher Kay Mutert has lead labyrinth workshops and facilitator trainings for Veriditas for over 12 years,awakening new creative energy, community building, and spiritual transformation.

    Following an extended time of work with all ages in education and music, Kay then served as a minister in the United Methodist and British Methodist churches. 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 a broader circle of community. Through her labyrinth work, she uses her experience as musician, teacher, minister, and spiritual accompanist with groups and individuals from diverse arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth in today’s world.

    Information about Accommodation

    Because there are evening sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, we highly recommend you stay at the Retreat Center.  The lodging package includes three nights lodging, and 9 meals (Monday dinner through lunch on Thursday).  The cost of the package is $450.  Please select the lodging and meals package when you register.



     

     

                               


    • 01 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 02 Nov 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
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    On All Saints Day, just after Samhain, just before the .day of the Dead, when the traditions encourage us to turn inward and hear the voice of the mystery, we will gather to Dream our Soul’s Purpose,  Come to the circle, walk the labyrinth  and join in our rituals and songs,  The world is calling for Women of Wisdom.  Listen and Dream!



    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • 10 Nov 2019
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Silver Bay YMCA of the Adriondacks, Silver Bay, New York
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