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.
Accommodation, breakfast and dinner are an additional cost.
Introductory Lecture and Labyrinth Walk
Launch into our week together with our introductory lecture and a Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk.
A one-day workshop for anyone interested in beginning or renewing their connection to the labyrinth. This also serves as a qualifying workshop for those interested in Veriditas Facilitator Training.
The Labyrinth as a Welcoming Path
Following an introduction to the labyrinth, the workshop will take us into exploring our deep-rooted principles and lived-out values. We will look carefully at ways the labyrinth provides a radically welcoming sacred space for groups and communities as they work toward reducing the distance between us, honoring the gifts of one another and being a healing presence in a society that is experiencing much hurt and injustice.
We will explore the following questions: How does the labyrinth offer itself to creating and sustaining community? What will you offer from your life and experience that may deepen the experience of walking in community? In what ways can we walk together on the path?
We hope you will join us for this unique labyrinth experience nestled in the beautiful, forested small rural community near the Hudson River and Stony Point State Park in New York.
Led by Veriditas Master Teacher, Kay Mutert
with Kay Mutert
An in-depth professional training to learn to present and work with the labyrinth in a variety of settings and differing audiences.
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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.
Accommodation at Stony Point Center is now available. Please book your room via this link.