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 creating labyrinths - all in a few days. Join us for the whole programme for a discounted price.
Sunday August 12th, 9 am to 5 pm
Workshop: The Labyrinth's Role in Bridge Building & Reconciliation
Led by Veriditas Master Teacher Rev. Dr. Kay Mutert
What does it mean to draw the circle wide in your community, taking steps toward those considered “other” and exploring the building of relationships through the common-ground spiritual practice of the labyrinth?
Led by Veriditas Master Teacher Rev. Dr. Kay Mutert, this workshop will focus on the ways the labyrinth has a bridge building and reconciling role in our communities - many of which reflect division, polarity and a lack of understanding of one another. We’ll explore a variety of communities and groups in which the labyrinth plays an important role in building and sustaining healthy community. The workshop will include introduction to the labyrinth, small group discussion, creative reflection, and labyrinth walking. This can be taken as a stand-alone day for those already trained, and also serves as a qualifying workshop for those who wish to become trained Veriditas labyrinth facilitators.
Monday August 13 to Tuesday August 14th, 9 am to 5 pm both days
Labyrinth Facilitator Training
Led by Veriditas Master Teacher Rev. Dr. Kay Mutert
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! The required pre-requisite Qualifying Workshop will be held on August 12 preceding the training.
Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.
Wednesday, August 15th 9 am to 5 pm
Labyrinth Definitions and Designs
Workshop by Jeff Saward
Renowned labyrinth historian Jeff Saward will provide a one-day workshop exploring the different forms of labyrinths, looking at their origins and subsequent uses, their relationships and contexts, and the methods used to draw and create the important types popular today. Illustrated with photographs and graphics from his extensive collection, Jeff will show how to create various labyrinth designs on paper, and then explain how to scale up those techniques for indoor and outdoor use.
The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert
Veriditas Faculty member Rev. Dr. Kay Mutert leads labyrinth workshops in awakening new creative energy, community building, and spiritual transformation. Her Master Teacher responsibilities include training new facilitators and renewal training for those trained in past years. She works with organizations to establish labyrinth communities, to hear the hopes of a setting and translate that into an ongoing vision. In her workshops and 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.
Interested in having Kay Mutert lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.
Jeff Saward was first captivated by the labyrinth in 1976, and founded Caerdroia, the Journal of Mazes and Labyrinths in 1980. Now in publication for nearly 40 years, Caerdroia has become an internationally respected forum for new research and archival material. The author and editor of various books on the subject, he also administers the Worldwide Labyrinth Locator website on behalf of Veriditas and The Labyrinth Society.
Payment plans are available - call the office 707-283-0373 for details.