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    • 21 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Join us in this session which serves as a qualifying workshop leading to Facilitator Training. In this beginning of the new year, particularly in the light of the last 20+ months, how important that we take time as individuals and communities to reflect on where we have been, where we are going. The challenges of today are calling us to find new/ancient ways of reflection. Together we will look at how the labyrinth serves to provide the space and time for that important reflection. The workshop includes an introduction to Veriditas and the labyrinth, but those experienced in labyrinth work are welcome to join us in the application of labyrinth as reflective work.

    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert

    Veriditas Master Teacher

    The Rev. Dr. Kay Mutert has been working with the Master Teacher program of Veriditas since 2008, offering 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 holds the space for participants to discover and develop their own gifts and skills, and to build community. 

    Kay has been a member of the Veriditas Council, Southeastern USA regional representative, and musician. 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 an increasingly larger circle of community. 

    Through her labyrinth work, she uses her experience as musician, minister, teacher and spiritual accompanist with groups and individuals from diverse arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth to experience a reconnection with the sacredness of life, to find the language for their own setting. 

    Kay's work helps others find ways for renewal of mind, body, spirit and creative energy, through retreats, workshops and sacred events. 

    • 24 Jan 2022
    • 2:00 PM (PST)
    • 28 Jan 2022
    • 5:30 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 3
    Register

    The Virtual Facilitator Training, led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, will be held online Monday through Friday each afternoon from 2:00 pm - 5:30 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. 






    • 31 Jan 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 497
    Register


    Join Veriditas founder Lauren Artress to learn more about the results of The Big Connection Project- the first global research experiment utilizing the labyrinth.   Lauren’s guests will be Chris Katzenmeyer, Executive Director of the Legacy Labyrinth Project and Jocelyn McGee, PhD. of Baylor University, the lead researcher for the Big Connection who analyzed and compiled the data.

    What happens when people all around the world walk a labyrinth at the same time with the same intention?   What insights and impacts are reported by participants and what are the implications of this information for the future?  

    Tune in to this webinar to learn the results from over 800 walkers who participated with physical and finger labyrinth walks all with the same intention.   Is a big connection really possible?   The results may surprise you.

    VIA members be sure to register for this webinar in order to receive the link for the additional question/answer period that follows the program.

    This research project was conducted by The Legacy Labyrinth Project and Dr. Jocelyn McGee, researcher, Garland School of Social Work, Baylor University, in partnership with The Labyrinth Society. Australian Labyrinth Network and Veriditas.

    For more information about the Big Connection, the guests and the experiment, go to https://veriditas.org/Veriditas-Labyrinth-Partnerships , www.legacylabyrinthproject.org  or www.TheLabyrinthSociety.org and the Australian Labyrinth Network, www.aln.org.au.

    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 20
    Register

    . . . “We are not alone, and the rest of creation is not there simply as a resource for us.” 
    ~Richard Powers, Overstory

    Balance and harmony are the life partners of the Celtic people, bowing to the sacredness of their surrounding tree wisdom and nature. In today’s culture, how do we infuse this nature-focused lesson into our labyrinth pilgrimage of seeking harmonious life? What shifts will take our internal journey to the vigilant path of building more branches for a just “tree community”? 

    Waxing into increased light, between the Quarter and Full Moons, we gather to experience the complex branches and roots of the Celtic Tree of Life and Celtic Tree Zodiac and to interweave parallel earth rhythms of poetry, soundscapes, birth tree stories, and lunar cycles that honor the seasons of tree life and our own on the labyrinth quadrants. As we celebrate Celtic tree wisdom on our collective odysseys, we will harvest seeds of birth time and groundings, awakening pathways of new consciousness for radical actions of harmony. (Included are the loving sound seeds from Virginia.)

    The Celtic culture holds in reverence the oneness of all beings in balanced relationship with each other. The profound reality that trees play into that same unique bondedness is exemplary of harmonious life and the relationship model we seek to perpetuate. That same bondedness is manifested by walking the labyrinth quadrants toward that center place of breath and balance. 

    In the spirit of Celtic life, the tree gifts of healing medicines, animal burrows, a presence of permanence and longevity offer the sacred symbols of stability, open-mindedness, strength, and universal connectedness. What better tool is there for today’s thirst for radical harmony than the shared archetypes of Celtic life, trees, and the labyrinth?

    Shared materials include Celtic Tree Zodiac information, rituals, poetry, writing prompts, music resources, labyrinth downloads, and other references.

    Barrie Carter Gibby:

    A long-time educator, writer and avid traveler, Barrie interweaves her background in design, music, theater production and ritual-making to facilitate labyrinth workshops across the nation on a variety of themes. Her many pilgrimages to the 13th c. Chartres Cathedral labyrinth and others worldwide have guided her passion for the layers of symbology, cultural understanding and synchronicities in her labyrinth work. As an Advanced Certified Facilitator and on faculty at Veriditas, Barrie finds sacred spaces everywhere.

    VA Virginia Schenck is an international vocal artist, social activist, arts advocate, licensed and board-certified music therapist, and Veriditas-trained labyrinth facilitator. In her retreats, VA brings the same emotional connectivity to her work as a performing artist. Known for her impact in the world of vocal improvisation, she also loves to dance in the labyrinth!

    Naples is located 36 miles southeast of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers. It is serviced by Delta, US Airways, American, Southwest, United, Jet Blue and Air Tran as well as Frontier, Sun Country, Spirit and Silver Airways. A taxi from the airport to the hotels listed below should run about $50.

    Here are the accommodations that are recommended:

    Staybridge Suites (Located less than 1 mile from NUCC)
    4805 Tamiami Trail N
    Naples, FL 34013
    800-225-1237
    239-643-8002

    Hawthorne Suites (Wyndham Hotel) (4 miles East of NUCC)
    3557 Pine Ridge Road
    Naples, FL 34109
    888-293-3136
    239-593-1300
    Naples is located 36 miles southeast of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers. It is serviced by Delta, US Airways, American, Southwest, United, Jet Blue and Air Tran as well as Frontier, Sun Country, Spirit and Silver Airways. A taxi from the airport to the hotels listed below should run about $50.

    Here are the accommodations that are recommended:

    Staybridge Suites (Located less than 1 mile from NUCC)
    4805 Tamiami Trail N
    Naples, FL 34013
    800-225-1237
    239-643-8002

    Hawthorne Suites (Wyndham Hotel) (4 miles East of NUCC)
    3557 Pine Ridge Road
    Naples, FL 34109
    888-293-3136
    239-593-1300
    • 19 Feb 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • The Draper Mercantile and Traing Co. 3054 Greenbriar Rd. Draper, VA 24324


    Join us for a day combining beauty, magic, and mystery! This one-day workshop invites participants to learn about the labyrinth and experience the awareness of how we are each in relationship with everything and everyone around us. We are invited to use our senses rather than intellect. The labyrinth provides the perfect space in which to do that!  

    This in-person event is a Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop for attending a Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training. We recommend following CDC guidelines regarding Covid protocol: If you are completely vaccinated, masks are not required. Otherwise, while indoors, we recommend wearing masks to provide kind safety for oneself and others.

    Activities will include:

    • An opening ritual in which we construct an altar (Please bring a small object that symbolizes why you are here.)

    • The experience of Presence through a multi-sensory exercise of Nature Bathing (no actual bath tubs involved!)
    • Writing to process and concretize what has been learned and experienced (can be quite brief)
    • A labyrinth walk
    • Creating your own simple art project (need not be artistically talented!)
    • A closing ritual to synthesize our day

    You will receive:

    • A beautiful environment at Draper, Virginia, in the glorious New River Valley
    • A basic introduction to the labyrinth that prepares you for facilitator training if desired
    • A simple journal
    • An organizing folder
    • Art materials for the project
    • Writing prompts, examples, and assistance
    • Time to network

    “Walking the labyrinth immediately takes us into a process world where we can see between the lines of linear thought through to our imagination and intuition.” 

    —Lauren Artress 

    “Nature Bathing reminds us to remember how all of Nature is connected, constantly listening and speaking, deserving our utmost respect.” 

    —Christine Favreau

    “Centering in the labyrinth and engaging in creative activities enable us to access intuition and experience our connection to everything and everyone!”

    —Mary Ann Wamhoff


    Registration

    Early bird workshop fee $75.00 before February 1st, 2022, and then $100.00 after February 1st, 2022. To register please contact: Christine Favreau

    Labyrinthsinvt@gmail.com or 802-782-4494


    Housing for Qualifying Workshop:

    (Saturday’s lunch is included with registration; housing cost is not included in registration cost.)

    New River Retreat

    Check availability

    Address: 3054 Greenbriar Rd, Draper, VA 24324

    Phone: (800) 916-9346

    Christine Favreau

    Christine is a retired human resources professional with over twenty years experience spanning various industries and now manages a wellness spa. Additionally, she is trained by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT) as a Guide for Nature Bathing. Christine trained with Lauren Artress and is a Veriditas Advanced Accredited Labyrinth Facilitator who loves to share time, space, and experiences through wellness workshops, yoga classes, and other engaging community events. Consistent with her passion for HR and wellness practices, Christine has a long-held interest in helping others move their lives, careers, and organizations forward. Christine loves serving on the Veriditas Council and is curiously creative with a propensity to cognitively explore the world and all it has to offer, especially plant medicine!  

    Mary Ann Wamhoff

    After training with Lauren Artress in Chartres, Mary Ann became a Veriditas Advanced Accredited Labyrinth Facilitator. She has walked labyrinths since at least 1995, has studied with Caroline Myss, Andrew Harvey, Mirabai Starr, and Matt Fox among others, and is a Reiki Master. She regularly facilitated public walks sponsored by the Labyrinth Resource Group of Santa Fe, and spearheaded and helped build a 48-foot Chartres-style labyrinth. She is presently introducing her new Virginian community to the joys of labyrinth walking! As a Veriditas Council member, she supports facilitators in listening to what people need and is excited about being part of the Veriditas Inclusion Initiative. Coming from a tradition that believes in the unseen, she has both felt and seen the labyrinth's amazing power! 

    • 20 Feb 2022
    • 3:00 PM (EST)
    • 24 Feb 2022
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • St Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Road, Stoneville NC 27048


    Using the soul languages of SoulCollage® and the labyrinth, this five-day, four-night retreat will give you the time and space to listen deeply to your Soul to uncover your unique Mythic Story. 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 you will explore these growing edges of life, and engage your mythic imagination as you listen for what your Soul and the Archetypes at play in your life want for you. You will also create the landscape or “dancing ground” of your myth, and discover how this can support your mythic journey.

    Tuition is $1095. Click here to register.

    This is a Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop.

    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

    • 28 Feb 2022
    • 9:00 AM (PST)
    • 04 Mar 2022
    • 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 14
    Register

    FOR CERTIFIED FACILITATORS ONLY.


    9:00 am – 1:00 pm each day Pacific time – 5 sessions of 4 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 24 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.  

    • 19 Mar 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 16 Apr 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online
    • 34
    Register


    Have you dreamed of creating a labyrinth in your living room, backyard, or neighborhood? Whether temporary or permanent, ten feet in diameter or sixty feet wide, develop your toolkit for making labyrinths that benefit any intention or space. Learn how to create archetypal Classical and Chartres variations quickly and easily using simple materials. Craft a tabletop labyrinth for a home altar or art installation using small objects and make two simple walkable labyrinths over the course of six weeks. Apply the techniques you learn to design labyrinths for your own workshops, presentations, festivals and projects.


    Through inspiring slideshows and video tutorials Lars Howlett (Discover Labyrinths) will share his experience engaging a wide variety of labyrinth settings, materials and audiences to illustrate how small and simple labyrinths can have a big impact. We’ll explore how patterns resonate differently and which are better suited for small spaces, diverse communities, and varying age-ranges and abilities. A special guest will join in the third session to share ideas and inspiration for community labyrinths with a Q&A.


    This workshop will be held online via Zoom in three 3-hour sessions, one held every two weeks over the span of six weeks. Between sessions you can work at your own pace in creating a tabletop labyrinth and/or temporary walkable labyrinth in or around your home. Participants will have an opportunity to share and discuss their new labyrinths and get feedback from the instructor and each other both during live sessions and as part of an online community platform. If you are unable to attend live or miss a session, the recording will be available for one month to catch up or revisit on your own time. A digital workbook will be provided detailing the methods for you to keep. Registration is limited to ensure an intimate group and opportunity to ask questions and connect with one another. Questions? FindLars@Gmail.com 

    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. Lars was a three year apprentice to Robert Ferre, inheriting the tools, techniques, and teaching curriculum of a master builder. Lars is a Veriditas Faculty Member and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator trained by the Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals. Visit http://www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com

    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 4:00 PM (RDT)
    • 01 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 PM (RDT)
    • Chartres, France
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    "To experience our path is to acknowledge the possibility that "something greater" is attempting to live itself out through our lives."  Lauren Artress

    We are spiritual beings walking a human path.  We know our lives have a purpose, but we may not know what that purpose is, let alone how to find it. We will explore both the labyrinth and SoulCollage® as tools to unlock the mystery of our soul's calling.

    The profound act of creating SoulCollage® cards and working with the labyrinth as a powerful blueprint can guide us into birth. 

    Join us for a week-long gathering of creative self-discovery in Chartres, France in 2022. 

    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.  SoulCollage will be a daily creative activity.

    Tuesday evening holds a unique Pilgrim's Walk through the Crypt of Chartres Cathedral, on Wednesday, an orientation to the labyrinth and a once in a life-time candlelit labyrinth walk with medieval music on the Chartres Labyrinth, on Thursday a tour of the Cathedral itself, and a closing celebratory dinner on Friday.

    Join us in this ancient place of refuge and renewal!

    Recommended Reading

    •  Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation by Catherine Anderson
    • Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by Lauren Artress
    • The Universe of Stone by Phillip Ball

    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) and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Riverhead, 2006), and The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites Our Visionary Powers.  In May of 2006, Lauren's rediscovery of the labyrinth was honored by Grace Cathedral and she was designated Honorary Canon, a lifetime title. 

    Catherine Anderson

    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, Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation, and Tracing the Labyrinth Path, a book of finger labyrinths to use as a daily practice.

    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 as contemplative practice is another creative passion for Catherine and her book The Creative Photographer won a Silver Nautilus Award in the Creative Process Category in 2012. Her book Contemplative Photography Retreat: Deepen Your Connection to the Elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water is a self-guided retreat in nature with your camera.

    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 pilgrimages to South Africa, France, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and Scotland.

    www.CreativePilgrimage.com

    You will be able to reserve accommodation at the Hotellerie St. Yves closer to the date of the Pilgrimage.

    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral and the Hotelliere St. Yves where the programs are held.


    • 02 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM (RDT)
    • 03 Jul 2022
    • 6:00 PM (RDT)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 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 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:

    Housing registration at the Hotelliere St. Yves will open soon. 

    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral

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

    Interested in having Lauren Artress lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.




    • 04 Jul 2022
    • 4:00 PM (RDT)
    • 08 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 PM (RDT)
    • Chartres, France
    • 14
    Register


    Join interspiritual author and teacher, Mirabai Starr, for an exploration of the interconnected wisdom at the heart of all religious and spiritual traditions. Over this week, we will follow the streams of mystical longing and social justice through readings from poetry and sacred texts of the world’s great religions, sitting in contemplative silence, chanting the names of God in an array of languages, and engaging in deep dialog through conversation and writing.

    Discover the unifying teachings and experience the heart-opening practices that carry us beyond an intellectual understanding of humanity’s many spiritual paths to the place we are transformed by the love at their common core.

    In order to reach this common core, we must reclaim the wisdom of the feminine.  We will focus on women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions. These long-buried wisdom teachings and previously ignored women mystics are revealing themselves to be urgently relevant as we pass through a global dark night of the soul and into a radically renewed humanity. With its emphasis on relationality and inclusivity, its tolerance for ambiguity and its intimacy with mystery, the feminine in all genders reclaims the body as holy ground, worships the earth as a cherished relative, and blesses the web of interbeing that sustains us all.

    Mirabai Starr shares the fruits of many years of investigating, excavating and lifting up female voices in all the world​’​s religions.

    Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss. Her latest book is WILD MERCY: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics. She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

    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.  SoulCollage will be a daily creative activity.

    Tuesday evening holds a unique Pilgrim's Walk through the Crypt of Chartres Cathedral, on Wednesday, an orientation to the labyrinth and a once in a life-time candlelit labyrinth walk with medieval music on the Chartres Labyrinth, on Thursday a tour of the Cathedral itself, and a closing celebratory dinner on Friday.

    Join us in this ancient place of refuge and renewal!

    Recommended Reading

    •  Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation by Catherine Anderson
    • Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by Lauren Artress
    • The Universe of Stone by Phillip Ball
    • God of Love: A Guide to the heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Mirabai Starr. February 2013
    • Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics by Mirabai Starr. April 2019
    • or any other of Mirabai's books: https://www.mirabaistarr.com/books

    You will be able to reserve accommodation at the Hotellerie St. Yves closer to the date of the Pilgrimage.
    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral and the Hotelliere St. Yves where the programs are held.

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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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