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, groups and congregations in which the labyrinth plays an important role in building and sustaining healthy community. The workshop will include instruction, small group discussion, creative reflection, labyrinth walking and meeting several local community leaders who represent communities that are integrating the labyrinth in their contexts in hopeful and healing ways. Including a session led by Rev. Dr. Kathryn McLean, we will engage in how we each can help draw the circle wider in our own communities. This can be taken as a stand-alone day, and also serves as a qualifying workshop for those who wish to become trained Veriditas labyrinth facilitators.
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.
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.
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