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Finding Presence: Exploring the Labyrinth Through Nature. A Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop with Christine Wiles and Betty Lopez Towey

  • 04 May 2024
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center, 87 Silver Bay Road, Silver Bay, NY 12874

Join us for an enriching experience of presence using the mindfulness practices of labyrinth meditation and nature therapy amidst the stunning fall landscape of Silver Bay, New York. This one-day workshop extends a warm invitation to all to slow down and unplug in order to re-connect. Learn about the labyrinth while also exploring the impact of being in right relationship with nature through the principle of reciprocity. 

This event is a Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop for attending a Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training.


Christine Wiles, Veriditas Advanced Accredited Labyrinth Facilitator, Certified Soul Collage® Facilitator and ANFT-Certified Guide in Nature Therapy.

Christine is a retired HR professional with 25+ years of experience across different industries and now manages a halotherapy wellness spa located in northern Vermont. She received training from Lauren Artress and is a Veriditas Advanced Accredited Labyrinth Facilitator. In addition, she is also certified as a Soul Collage® Facilitator and Nature Therapy Guide by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT). Christine enjoys leading wellness workshops, participating in community events, and connecting with people through shared experiences. Her passion for HR and wellness practices has inspired her to assist others in advancing their lives and careers. She has volunteered for many non-profit organizations, served on the Veriditas Council, and is currently studying Reflexology while also developing and expanding the family businesses. Christine possesses a curious and creative mind, which drives her to explore the world and everything it has to offer. 

Betty (Elizabeth) Lopez Towey, Faculty

It was at Silver Bay on Lake George that Betty was first introduced to the labyrinth, an ancient walking meditation tool found in cultures around the world. This profound experience led to a deepening interest which soon became a passion. She was trained as a labyrinth facilitator by Lauren Artress in 2001 and has helped to build the outdoor labyrinth at Silver Bay Conference Center on Lake George, has painted canvas labyrinths with various communities and has carried her own painted canvas labyrinth into New York City Schools, Colleges, Medical Schools, Churches and Synagogues.  She has continued her study of the labyrinth with Lauren Artress at Chartres Cathedral, the site of the original eleven circuit labyrinth and is now an Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator and member of the Veriditas Faculty.

Betty got started in education through an interest in finding the best school for her children in New York City.  After her active engagement in their school, the then founder/director and Mac Arther Award winner Debra  Meier asked Betty to join the staff.   Betty's passion for supporting children and their families and working with staff led to her becoming a teacher, winning the 1995 Bank Street College, "Teacher of the Year Award".  After 20 years of teaching and out of the classroom support roles, Betty was inspired to pursue an administrative position through her own experience on the labyrinth, which led to her starting a New York City Public School. 

As the principal and founder, an important part of building this new progressive public school was to support adults and children in mind, body and spirit by incorporating the labyrinth in its development.  Educators, Administrators and School Support Teams who attended  these labyrinth walks came to know how valuable and effective the labyrinth is for our own personal and spiritual growth and as an effective ongoing practice within schools. Frequent Labyrinth walks can  assist our schools in creating  wonderfully deep and solid learning communities, that assist us in all of the many ways of supporting and working with children, parents and staff.  It is an exciting time to consider how to inspire, support and grow schools that work in the important area of spiritual growth, as part of teaching and nourishing the whole child. Betty looks forward to offering Qualifying Workshops as she leads educators and members of varied communities into a deeper experience of  being with one another through the use of the labyrinth. 

As a life long seeker, Betty is also an active  member of the diverse and inclusive Spiritual Life Team at Silver Bay Conference Center on Lake George in New York. She is a trained Spiritual Advisor and Reiki Master and is responsible for the Labyrinth programs, which are offered to conferences and retreats, including large and small groups of ministers, educators, business organizations and those seeking respite here at Silver Bay.

As a Veriditas Faculty member, Betty also designs and offers Qualifying Workshops and Labyrinth Facilitator Training.
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Workshop fee $75
To register please complete this form, or call Christine at 802-782-4494.

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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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