Calendar of Events

    • 29 May 2016
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 02 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 16

    A Walking a Sacred Path Pilgrimage with renowned author of "The Art of Pilgrimage" Phil Cousineau


    It is not just wandering, it’s not just a pilgrimage. It’s the search for meaning itself. Phil will take us on a journey to explore our own search for meaning. Besides being the author of 36 books, Phil is the host of the “Global Spirit” TV series, airing on PBS and national satellite channel Link TV. He will show clips from different Global Spirit programs, as well as from several of his other films, every day as the basis of a rich exploration of the meaning we create in our lives. 

    Our time in this Veriditas Walking A Sacred Path Pilgrimage (hosted by Lauren Artress) starts with an opening reception on Sunday, followed by seminar time with Phil Monday through Thursday mornings. There is also time daily for small group break out sessions to process the experience with each other. Mid-day rest time is followed by tours of the Cathedral and the Crypt on two afternoons. The week includes a special evening ceremony in the crypt as well as private time with live medieval music in the Cathedral.

    The week includes an orientation to the Chartres Labyrinth by Lauren Artress. Due to the current renovation of Cathedral, it is unclear if we will have access to the stone labyrinth this May.  The construction schedule shifts monthly so it could go either way. In any case, labyrinth walking will be included in the program. In addition, each guest will have unlimited access to labyrinth in the garden of Hotellerie St. Yves which was built by Veriditas in 2010.

    Thursday includes an art altar project and a reception and celebratory dinner together.  Also, we are hoping to add additional special surprises, exploring the beauty of the Cathedral in new ways.  Plan to join us for this life changing and transformative experience.



    PHIL COUSINEAU is a freelance writer, documentary filmmaker, independent scholar, worldwide lecturer, storyteller, and creativity consultant. His life-long fascination with the art, literature, and history of culture has taken him on many journeys around the world. He lectures frequently on a wide range of topics--from mythology, film, and writing, to beauty, travel, sports, and creativity. His thirty plus published works include several bestsellers, such as The Art of Pilgrimage, The Hero’s Journey: the Life and Work of Joseph Campbell, Stoking the Creative Fires, and Once and Future Myths. His most recent books include The Art of Travel Journal, The Oldest Story in the World, and Beyond Forgiveness: Reflections on Atonement and Reconciliation, which is now being used to help returning war veterans and prisoners, and Burning the Midnight Oil which was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition.

    Cousineau also has over twenty documentary film credits including The Hero’s Journey: The Life and Work of Joseph Campbell, Ecological Design, Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey, and Forever Activists: Stories from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, which was nominated, in 1991, for an Academy Award.

    Cousineau grew up just outside of Detroit, once known as the "Paris of the Midwest," where he moonlighted in a steel factory while studying journalism at the University of Detroit. He has been invited to lecture at distinguished venues such as the University of California, Berkeley; Stanford University; Syracuse University, Pacifica Graduate Institute; the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, the American Film Institute, and the TEDx Conference, in San Jose.

    Since 2009, Cousineau has been the host and cowriter of the much-acclaimed series "Global Spirit," which is currently running on PBS and is presented each week by John Cleese. The journalist Bill Moyers has written, "The discussions on the 'Global Spirit' series are sorely needed in this dispirited and disenchanted world. In many ways it is more important than journalism today." Cousineau is also a guest host on the legendary radio series “New Dimensions Radio,” which is broadcast on over 300 stations across the country.

    He is a Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, a Board Member of Sacred Sites International, and a member of the Author’s Guild. He lives with his family on Telegraph Hill, in San Francisco.

    June 3: Take advantage of local offerings including a possible Cathedral roof tour, quarry tour, etc. Addtitional fee. Watch for details to come.

    Accommodation:

    Click here to book your accommodation.

    Safety Concerns?

    As you probably know, the U.S. government is continuing its Worldwide Caution with respect to foreign travel in general. France is not specifically mentioned in the latest update. On a separate website, the U.S. embassy in France notes that the French government is continuing its reinforced security measures. The State Department provides a program for concerned travelers to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency: see Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
    • 03 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 15

    Join us on the morning of June 3rd for a rare opportunity to tour the roof of Chartres Cathedral! Must be physically able to climb multiple uneven staircases.

    Enjoy gorgeous views of Chartres and surrounding landscape and enjoy unique views of the Cathedral.


    • 03 Jun 2016
    • 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 6

    The medieval Chartres Cathedral take one’s breath away. The massive stones are magnificent and skillfully cut!
    So, “Where did they come from?"  The ancient quarry of Berchères les Pierres, about 8 miles from Chartres.

    At 12:30 pm, our band of pilgrims will leave from Maison St. Yves and shuttle to the quarry. We will meander along the edge of the fields of LaBeauce and descend into the wooded quarry bed through terrain that requires sure-footedness.

    Leaving the quarry, we will walk along village streets, country roads, lanes of fast traffic, the banks of the Eure River and into Chartres. As a pilgrim ritual, we’ll circumabulate the cathedral and return to Maison St. Yves about 6 pm.  

    Bring a bottle of water, trail snacks, sturdy (tennis) shoes, and be prepared to adventure and walk for three hours.

    Guide: Mj McGregor, PhD

    Mj first visited Chartres Cathedral with Veriditas in 2003.  It captured her heart and changed her life. The ancient quarry has been one of her favorite pilgrimage sites since 2009.
    Along with her husband, Mj is a seasonal resident of Chartres in their 15th century pied-à-terre. Mj guides walking pilgrimages from Paris to Chartres each year and is an English-speaking guide for the cathedral.  She is a Veriditas advanced labyrinth facilitator.

    • 04 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 05 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 18

    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.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

    Payment plans are available - call the office 707-283-0373 for details

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

    Accommodation:

    Click here to book your room



    • 06 Jun 2016
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 12 Jun 2016
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Visby, Gotland, Sweden
    • 3

    Join Lars Howlett (www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com), Kimberly & Jeff Saward (www.Labyrinthos.net) for an unforgettable journey to the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea as we explore, walk and study a stunning variety of outdoor classical labyrinths. Our home base will be the enchanting village of Visby, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where we will enjoy four-star hotel accommodations June 6-12th (7 days / 6 nights).

    Experience a wide variety of labyrinth designs and settings, learn the history of these sacred sites, and walk ancient pathways alone and as a group in a country with more historic labyrinths than anywhere in the world! Your tour guides are a labyrinth designer/builder and expert historians with an in-depth knowledge and love of Gotland, also providing short presentations and workshops to shed light on the evolution and appeal of classical labyrinths as a spiritual practice, fisherman’s tool, and teaching exercise.

    Arrive at Visby Airport (VBY) on Monday, June 6th (or earlier, airfare to Sweden not included) to meet for orientation that evening. We will tour the ancient walled city and visit medieval churches, ruins, and a marvelous museum. Enjoy Swedish island culture and cuisine including smoked salmon and fresh asparagus. See ancient Viking graves and runestones, labyrinth frescoes in medieval churches, windmills, fishing villages, and wool boutiques. We will bid adieu after a group walk Sunday morning, June 12th.

    Tour includes local transportation for group excursions on Gotland, lodging, full breakfasts, museum passes, a city tour with a local historian and expert guidance. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to / from Visby where the tour begins -- do not book airfare until we have confirmed minimum number of participants. All lunches, dinners and beverages are not included and will be at your own discretion. Site visits involve short walks on uneven ground at risk of participants.

    Early-bird discount for registration has been extended to March 31st, 2016. We have met the minimum number of registrations, so the trip is confirmed. When the maximum size is met we will close registration and begin a wait list, so reserve your spot today!  LIMITED SPACE LEFT.  REGISTER TODAY.



    • 21 Jun 2016
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online

    Since early childhood, we unknowingly develop patterns of behavior to deal with the world. The Enneagram offers a map to identify these patterns and bring them to consciousness. 

    Through befriending non-judgemental self-obervation, one may make choices on the journey of life and move towards greater wholeness.

    The Enneagram and the Labyrinth are circular symbols of movement. As a spriritual practice, walking the labyrinth provides a safe container for reflective self-observation.

    Optional reading, Roaming Free Inside the Cage: A Daoist Approach to the Enneagram and Spiritual Transformation  by William M. Schafer Ph.D. 

    MJ McGregor, Ph.D.

    In 1998, the Labyrinth captured MJ’s heart and changed her life. A Veriditas Advanced Labyrinth Faciliator, MJ facilitates Labyrinth walks locally and internationally.

    She resides seasonaly in Chartres, France where she leads pilgrimages and is an English-speaking guide for Chartres Cathedral.  

    MJ became intrigued with the Enneagram in 2002. Over the years, she has participated in numerous workshops led by international Enneagram teachers. In 2014, MJ presented on the Enneagram and the Labyrinth as spiritual practices at the International Enneagram Association Conference. She has taught this topic for community workshops and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Minnesota. 

    • 23 Jun 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 31

    Veriditas, in partnership with EarthRise Retreat Center, will be offering a monthly  Labyrinth Walk one Thursday of each month (March - October).  There is no cost for this hour-long event, but donations are gratefully accepted. First time walkers are welcome.

    Though there is no cost, pre-registration online is required.

    We hope you will join us!

    *We've established a minimum of 6 registrants by 24 hours prior to each walk due to the resources needed. If there are less than 6 registrants 24 hours prior to the walk, we will notify any registrants of it's cancellation.

    • 21 Jul 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 36

    Veriditas, in partnership with EarthRise Retreat Center, will be offering a monthly  Labyrinth Walk one Thursday of each month (March - October).  There is no cost for this hour-long event, but donations are gratefully accepted. First time walkers are welcome.

    Though there is no cost, pre-registration online is required.

    We hope you will join us!

    *We've established a minimum of 6 registrants by 24 hours prior to each walk due to the resources needed. If there are less than 6 registrants 24 hours prior to the walk, we will notify any registrants of it's cancellation.

    • 13 Aug 2016
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 14 Aug 2016
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina
    • 3

    Join us and submerge 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.

    The week will begin with an evening lecture and one day workshop for anyone interested in beginning or renewing their connection to the labyrinth.

    Labyrinth Summer School Qualifying Workshop: 

    Create!

    How does the labyrinth hold the energy for creative expression and renewal?

    As you are learning the ways to create, draw and build labyrinths in the labyrinth summer school, so also learn ways for the labyrinth to hold energy for creative expression, new paths of energy and action, new ways of moving and doing.

    Join us in a time of creative activity on the labyrinth as you both renew your own energy and learn ways to offer new possibilities to others. Come and join us in the dance!

    There will be an additional opportunity in the evening on August 14th for you to participate in a short SoulCollage® workshop with SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer Catherine Anderson.

    SoulCollage® is an intuitive collage process and can be used as a way to integrate a labyrinth walk through symbolic expression. It is a creative and easy way

    to uncover your inner wisdom using images, intuition and imagination - and glue and scissors. All supplies will be provided.

    Accommodation and meals are an additional cost. 

    Click here to book your accommodation 

    (which includes Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch)

    For information about Kanuga, please click here

    The labyrinth is open to all.  Veriditas is committed to respecting diversity and equality, and does not discriminate based on gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age or personal disability.

    Led by Veriditas Master Teacher,

    the Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert.

    Kay is a member of 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. Her work has included compositions and concerts for those affected by cancer and AIDS.

    Kay has served as musician and program presenter at Iona Abbey, and has been an associate of the international ecumenical Iona Community based in Scotland. She offers workshops and worship experiences utilizing the resources of Iona, Taize and global music.

    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.

    Kay's strengths lie in the areas of group facilitation, understanding where persons may be and bridging the gaps of language or expression, so that they may be open to new experiences. Her approach is invitational. Her training and experience in creative arts, in movement, and in pastoral care, ministry and teacher education provide strength for her work with the labyrinth.

    Kay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Mississippi State University, graduating 1st in her class, Master of Arts in Vocal Music Education from University of South Florida, where she served as a teaching assistant, Doctor of Education in Secondary Music Education from University of Alabama, where she served as teaching assistant and then faculty/staff member, and Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, as a Woodruff Scholar. She has published a set of her musical compositions, Songs for the Journey, with Joe Elmore, among other vocal/choral/piano compositions. Her upcoming book At the end of the day tells the story of her first year of life and ministry in England.

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

    • 13 Aug 2016
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 19 Aug 2016
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina
    • 6

    Join us and submerge 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.

    For information about Kanuga, please click here.

    Lecture and Workshop 

    Led by Veriditas Master Teacher, Kay Mutert


    An evening lecture and one day workshop for anyone interested in beginning or renewing their connection to the labyrinth.

    Create!

    How does the labyrinth hold the energy for creative expression and renewal?

    As you are learning the ways to create, draw and build labyrinths in the labyrinth summer school, so also learn ways for the labyrinth to hold energy for creative expression, new paths of energy and action, new ways of moving and doing.

    Join us in a time of creative activity on the labyrinth as you both renew your own energy and learn ways to offer new possibilities to others. Come and join us in the dance!

    There will be an additional opportunity in the evening on August 14th for you to participate in a short SoulCollage® workshop with SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer Catherine Anderson.

    SoulCollage® is an intuitive collage process and can be used as a way to integrate a labyrinth walk through symbolic expression. It is a creative and easy way to uncover your inner wisdom using images, intuition and imagination - and glue and scissors. All supplies will be provided.

    Accommodation and meals are an additional cost. 

    Click here to book your accommodation 

    (which includes Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch)

    For information about Kanuga, please click here

    The labyrinth is open to all.  Veriditas is committed to respecting diversity and equality, and does not discriminate based on gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age or personal disability.

    Facilitator Training

    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.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained
    Facilitator. 
      

    Labyrinth Design and Drawing

    with Lars Howlett

    Learn the art of sacred geometry from Classical seed patterns to the elegant symmetry and symbolism of the Chartres labyrinth in a one-day workshop offered by Lars Howlett. Drawing labyrinths is an easy, relaxing, and fun way to understand this ancient archetype for beginners and experts alike. Lars will share the defining elements of what makes a labyrinth and explain the ins and outs of various designs including photos, diagrams, and hands-on exercises.

    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 philosophy of these beloved symbols to others.

    Labyrinth Materials and Construction

    with Lars Howlett

    Do you dream of building a temporary or permanent labyrinth for yourself or your community? In this two-day experiential workshop, Lars Howlett will lead you in the creation of walkable Classical, Chartres, and modified Contemporary Labyrinths. Techniques for efficient and accurate installation will be demonstrated including many tools invented by Robert. See first-hand how intention, design, proportions, materials, site, and alignment benefit the labyrinth and those who walk it.

    Stories and slideshows will explore the best options for a variety of communities and settings, from schools to festivals, churches to hospitals, backyards to public parks and more. Learn how to appropriately alter proportions, paths, circuits, and the center to fit a variety of environments. See photos from Lars’ professional projects and pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world including Chartres, Iona, and Sweden. The cost and qualities 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 dream labyrinth!

    Accommodation and meals are an additional cost. 

    Click here to book your accommodation
    (which includes Dinner,  Breakfast and Lunch)

    The labyrinth is open to all.  Veriditas is committed to respecting diversity and equality, and does not discriminate based on gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age or personal disability.

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

    • 15 Aug 2016
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 16 Aug 2016
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina
    • 8

    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.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

    We encourage you to join us! 

    Payment plans are available -
    call the office 707-283-0373 for details.

    Accommodation and meals are an additional cost. 

    Click here to book your accommodation.

    (which includes Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch)

    For information about Kanuga, please click here.

    The labyrinth is open to all.  Veriditas is committed to respecting diversity and equality, and does not discriminate based on gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age or personal disability.

    Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert, Master Teacher

    Kay is a member of 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. Her work has included compositions and concerts for those affected by cancer and AIDS.

    Kay has served as musician and program presenter at Iona Abbey, and has been an associate of the international ecumenical Iona Community based in Scotland. She offers workshops and worship experiences utilizing the resources of Iona, Taize and global music.

    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.

    Kay's strengths lie in the areas of group facilitation, understanding where persons may be and bridging the gaps of language or expression, so that they may be open to new experiences. Her approach is invitational. Her training and experience in creative arts, in movement, and in pastoral care, ministry and teacher education provide strength for her work with the labyrinth.

    Kay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Mississippi State University, graduating 1st in her class, Master of Arts in Vocal Music Education from University of South Florida, where she served as a teaching assistant, Doctor of Education in Secondary Music Education from University of Alabama, where she served as teaching assistant and then faculty/staff member, and Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, as a Woodruff Scholar. She has published a set of her musical compositions, Songs for the Journey, with Joe Elmore, among other vocal/choral/piano compositions. Her upcoming book At the end of the day tells the story of her first year of life and ministry in England.

    RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

    • 17 Aug 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina
    • 9


    Learn the art of sacred geometry from Classical seed patterns to the elegant symmetry and symbolism of the Chartres labyrinth in a one-day workshop offered by Lars Howlett. Drawing labyrinths is an easy, relaxing, and fun way to understand this ancient archetype for beginners and experts alike. Lars will share the defining elements of what makes a labyrinth and explain the ins and outs of various designs including photos, diagrams, and hands-on exercises.

    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 philosophy of these beloved symbols to others.

    Lars Howlett is a holistic and intuitive labyrinth builder who specializes in creating site-specific labyrinths using natural materials. He designs, builds and walks labyrinths as a practice in mindfulness, setting intention and connecting with the present moment. Past projects include a ‘literal labyrinth’ of used books for the SF Poetry Festival, a labyrinth of shoes on the theme of immigration, and a labyrinth of coconuts in Puerto Rico. He is the apprentice to master builder Robert Ferre and a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Lars leads workshops and meditative walks in the SF Bay Area and beyond. Visit http://www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com

    Accommodation and meals are an additional cost. 

    Click here to book your accommodation 
    (which includes Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch)

    For information about visiting Kanuga, please click here

    The labyrinth is open to all.  Veriditas is committed to respecting diversity and equality, and does not discriminate based on gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age or personal disability.

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

    • 18 Aug 2016
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 19 Aug 2016
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina
    • 11

    Do you dream of building a temporary or permanent labyrinth for yourself or your community? In this two-day experiential workshop, Lars Howlett will lead you in the creation of walkable Classical, Chartres, and modified Contemporary Labyrinths. Techniques for efficient and accurate installation will be demonstrated including many tools invented by Robert. See first-hand how intention, design, proportions, materials, site, and alignment benefit the labyrinth and those who walk it.

    Stories and slideshows will explore the best options for a variety of communities and settings, from schools to festivals, churches to hospitals, backyards to public parks and more. Learn how to appropriately alter proportions, paths, circuits, and the center to fit a variety of environments. See photos from Lars’ professional projects and pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world including Chartres, Iona, and Sweden. The cost and qualities 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 dream labyrinth!

    Lars Howlett is a holistic and intuitive labyrinth builder who specializes in creating site-specific labyrinths using natural materials. He designs, builds and walks labyrinths as a practice in mindfulness, setting intention and connecting with the present moment. Past projects include a ‘literal labyrinth’ of used books for the SF Poetry Festival, a labyrinth of shoes on the theme of immigration, and a labyrinth of coconuts in Puerto Rico. He is the apprentice to master builder Robert Ferre and a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Lars leads workshops and meditative walks in the SF Bay Area and beyond. Visit http://www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com

    Accommodation and meals are an additional cost. 

    Click here to book your accommodation
    (which includes Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch)

    For information about visiting Kanuga, please click here

    The labyrinth is open to all.  Veriditas is committed to respecting diversity and equality, and does not discriminate based on gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age or personal disability.

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

    • 18 Aug 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 36

    Veriditas, in partnership with EarthRise Retreat Center, will be offering a monthly  Labyrinth Walk one Thursday of each month (March - October).  There is no cost for this hour-long event, but donations are gratefully accepted. First time walkers are welcome.

    Though there is no cost, pre-registration online is required.

    We hope you will join us!

    *We've established a minimum of 6 registrants by 24 hours prior to each walk due to the resources needed. If there are less than 6 registrants 24 hours prior to the walk, we will notify any registrants of it's cancellation.


    • 23 Aug 2016
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • 28 Aug 2016
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • Iona, Scotland
    • 12

    The beautiful little isle of Iona, Scotland, known as a place of pilgrimage for seekers over the centuries, provides the setting for a modern day pilgrimage for reflection, meditation and renewal of spirit.

    Join us in a place and time to reflect on the lives of early Celtic figures in a space of historical mystery and meaning in the natural rhythms of day and night, as each participant reflects on our own journeys, our connections with land, mystery and meaning. We need time-out and time-in sacred space, for the healing formation of living in today's world. We will share chant and silence, reflection and renewal, walks and talks in the ancient paths and shores of Iona.

    Together we share the journey of labyrinth to enfold our time here: One day pilgrimage walk to south shore stone labyrinth on Columba's bay, site of Columba's first step on Iona. We will also create our own creation of temporary seaweed labyrinth on north shore, to walk then be taken back into the sea. Each are reminders of our journey of life in this liminal setting of history.

    Join us for this journey to a thin place, that you might revisit the turns of your own life and your place in the calling of the world today.

    As it takes a half day to travel within Scotland to Iona, it is recommended that you plan to arrive in Iona on Tuesday afternoon. Our opening session will be on Tuesday evening.

    Will be followed by Veriditas Facilitator Training on August 28, and 29. Registration is open.

    Accommodation and Meals are an additional charge.

    Book your accommodation (which includes breakfast and dinner) by following this link.


    • 28 Aug 2016
    • 1:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • 29 Aug 2016
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Iona, Scotland
    • 18


    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. 

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

    Payment plans are available - call the office
    707-283-0373 for details.

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

    Accommodation and Meals are an additional charge.

    Book your accommodation (which includes breakfast and dinner) by following this link.

    • 10 Sep 2016
    • 2:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 11 Sep 2016
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 36


    Meeting Mary at Chartres – a two day experience of the Sacred Feminine.


    Led by Judith Tripp, MA, MFT, a member of the Veriditas Faculty, a transpersonal psychotherapist, leader of Women's Dream Quest, and teacher.  She leads pilgrimages and retreats in the US, Europe and Australia.  She is also an author, a musician and singer.

    Anyone who comes to Chartres whether it be to visit the labyrinth, to explore the magnificent medieval architecture or to meditate in the glory of this always sacred site, soon realizes that this holy place is an homage to Mary. The Sacred Feminine is alive and well in Chartres and has been throughout history.

    Over this weekend, we will create a sacred circle to explore how Mary has been honored in Chartres throughout history. We will meet her spirit through lecture, meditation, art, music and ritual. We will share insights, creations and stories. Our time will include special evening in Chartres Cathedral, with a procession and a candle-lit labyrinth walk with flute and vocal music.  

    This can be a stand-alone workshop or a perfect pairing with to Cycle One of Walking A Sacred Path.

    Below is a 20 minute webinar which outlines what you can expect in this mini Pilgrimage.


    Accommodation at the Maison St. Yves/ 

    Available soon.
    • 12 Sep 2016
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 16 Sep 2016
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 34

    You must give birth to your images; they are your future waiting to be born. Fear not the uneasiness you feel. You future must enter you long before it happens. Just wait for the birth.        ~Rilke

    It is no secret that we live during an unsettling time: an age of technology, Quantum Physics and apocalyptic tremors that are frightening people.  Our times have been called The Great Turning or The Great Awakening. Chartres Cathedral, with it's artful wisdom offers us images that can help us move through these challenging times. 

    From the dust of the old rises new answers. The labyrinth is one of these archetypal forms as well as the Green Man, Mary Madelene, the Holy Fool and more. We will utilize these archetypal images to strengthen our connection to ourselves, our communities and our ailing world. 

    Through lecture, discussions, a small group process, walking the labyrinth and having leisure time in this extraordinary Cathedral, and beautiful medieval village—we will nourish our inner world, clarify our purpose in life and renew our commitment to be active participants in the unfolding mystery.

     Pilgrimage begins on Monday, September 12th at 4:00 pm registration and will end on Friday, September 16th with a celebratory closing dinner. A tour of the Cathedral and a special experience in the Crypt bookend our private candlelit labyrinth walk with medieval music accompaniment from the Fulberg Ensemble.

    This is our first Walking A Sacred Path on the soon to be uncovered labyrinth and newly renovated Cathedral. If you’ve been in the past, consider joining us for an experience of renewal! If you are new to Chartres or Veriditas, it’s a perfect time to join us. 

    Registration Costs:  Early Bird $1199; after August 1 $1399.  

    Labyrinth Facilitator Training will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18th.  Application required.  $700 USD

    Advanced Facilitator Training will be offered on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, September 19-21. Application required. $900 USD

    Reading List:

    Walking a Sacred Path; Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by Lauren Artress

    Chartres Cathedral by Emil Male or, if hard to find, Malcolm Miller

     Accommodation: Accommodation will be available soon.

    Inquire about bringing a group to a Walking A Sacred Path.  Discounts for group leaders bringing  groups of 6 or more. Amount varies based on size of group.  Email Dawn@veriditas.org for more information.


    • 15 Sep 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 36

    Veriditas, in partnership with EarthRise Retreat Center, will be offering a monthly  Labyrinth Walk one Thursday of each month (March - October).  There is no cost for this hour-long event, but donations are gratefully accepted. First time walkers are welcome.

    Though there is no cost, pre-registration online is required.

    We hope you will join us!

     *We've established a minimum of 6 registrants by 24 hours prior to each walk due to the resources needed. If there are less than 6 registrants 24 hours prior to the walk, we will notify any registrants of it's cancellation.

    • 17 Sep 2016
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 18 Sep 2016
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 21

    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.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

    Payment plans are available - call the office 707-283-0373 for details.

     Download Lauren's speakers packet here.

    Accommodation:

    Accommodation will be available soon.



    • 19 Sep 2016
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 24 Sep 2016
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Sintra and Fatima, Portugal
    • 12

    Join us on a soulful journey to sacred sites in the land of the Lusitani, or “people of the light,” the ancient Celt-Iberian ancestors of the modern Portuguese. On this pilgrimage, we journey to the western shores of Europe, to a place of refuge, rest, and renewal, where the Earth-based spiritual wisdom of the Celts is subtly woven into the fabric of the Portuguese culture and landscape. 

    A deeply feminine landscape is awakening in Portugal, and the spiral path of the labyrinth provides context for our encounter with the mysteries of the sacred feminine. The imaginal realm beckons us as we encounter legends of Our Lady, and engage with numinous sites where her archetypal presence, embodied in Mary, has been witnessed. Through the wisdom of the labyrinth and the legends of Mary, explore your relationships with others, with yourself, with the Earth, and with Spirit. Join us in Portugal and learn to reinhabit your soul.

    Pilgrimage, like walking the labyrinth, is something we do simultaneously inwardly and outwardly. We will use meditation, movement, music, prayer beads, SoulCollage®, and various healing arts to open to the next step in our individual spiritual paths. We will meet daily in practice and group process to affirm and integrate our experiences.

    We will visit and experience:

    • Sintra, the Hill of the Moon, a verdant, archetypally feminine landscape, where ancient wisdom is encoded in architecture, legend, and the land itself
    • Fatima, and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary, home of one of the most famous Marian apparition and pilgrimage sites in Europe
    • Nazaré, where the Shrine of Our Lady of Nazareth sits on the bluffs above the Atlantic Ocean, drawing pilgrims from all over Portugal to honor the mysterious and legendary statue of Mary and Child

    We will stay three nights at the charming Chalet Saudade guesthouse in the heart of Sintra’s medieval village, and then travel to Fatima for two more nights based at the Luz Houses, a boutique rural hotel that is off the beaten path, yet walking distance from the Fatima apparation sites.

    The following webinar provides a on overview of the week:









    • 01 Oct 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, 7415 E. Elbow Bend Carefree, Arizona 85377

    Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop

    Please join us as we:

    Take a metaphorical journey to OZ, transforming your inner scare-crow(self esteem), tin-man (broken-heart), and lion (fear) into friends and allies along the way.

    Discover the Labyrinth as a walking meditation and a tool for multi-deminsional healing. 

    Learn to tap into your inner resources and develop self-resiliency. 

    Develop creative techniques to assist you in re-patterning your life. 

    $125 until August 1, 2016, then $150. 

    Click here to register



    • 07 Oct 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Wakefield Cathedral, Westmoreland Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 1PJ
    • 11

    The experience of walking the winding path of a labyrinth offers an integrating way of participating in a journey of step by step trust. The labyrinth awakens the imagination to metaphorically step into the unknown in the company of the Sacred.

    The Workshop will begin at 9.30am with registration and finish at 4.00pm.

    Will serve as a qualifying workshop for the Facilitator Training on the following two days (8-9 October 2016).

    Registration Fee

    The registration fee is $135.00 (£88.00) / early bird rate £65.00 before July 1st 2016. This includes lunch and refreshments during the workshop.

    Need more information? Contact Di Williams at diwilliams.labyrinth@gmail.com

    Accommodation is not included.

    To book B&B accommodation near Wakefield Cathedral please click here.

    To download a flyer for this workshop, please click here.


    • 08 Oct 2016
    • 9:30 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • 09 Oct 2016
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Wakefield Cathedral, Westmoreland Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 1PJ
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    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! 

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

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

    Accommodation is not included.

    To book B&B accommodation near Wakefield Cathedral
    click here.

    To download a flyer for this Facilitator Training and the pre-qualifying workshop, please click here.


    • 10 Oct 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • 12 Oct 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • Buddhist Retreat Center, Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop.


    SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth are both tools for self-discovery and soul-alignment, as well as ways to quiet your mind and access your inner knowing. They are creative and mindful ways of exploring and clarifying the paths we are on. We will explore the spiral pattern of the labyrinth as a metaphor for wholeness and creativity, and use the SoulCollage® process to integrate and deepen our experience of self-discovery in the labyrinth.

    For more information, please contact Catherine Anderson:

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

    More information and Registration, click here.

    • 13 Oct 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 36

    Veriditas, in partnership with EarthRise Retreat Center, will be offering a monthly  Labyrinth Walk one Thursday of each month (March - October).  There is no cost for this hour-long event, but donations are gratefully accepted. First time walkers are welcome.

    Though there is no cost, pre-registration online is required.

    We hope you will join us!

    *We've established a minimum of 6 registrants by 24 hours prior to each walk due to the resources needed. If there are less than 6 registrants 24 hours prior to the walk, we will notify any registrants of it's cancellation.


    • 28 Oct 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • 29 Oct 2016
    • 11:00 AM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

    The Women’s Dream Quest offers women the rare opportunity to spend the night in the sacred space of Grace Cathedral.

    Join us at the moment of the year when the veils are thin and the ancestors near as we contemplate the Great Mystery at the heart of all the spiritual traditions. We will form the sacred circle, dance through the veils, walk the labyrinth, and deepen our dreaming of Creation.

    Come, wake up with us in Grace!


    • 09 Dec 2016
    • 12 Dec 2016
    • Earthrise Retreat Center (IONS), 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

    SAVE THE DATE AND WATCH FOR REGISTRATION TO OPEN SOON. 

    Don't miss this opportunity to explore using the labyrinth for ceremony and ritual with Veriditas Founder, Lauren Artress and Women's Dream Quest Leader, Judith Tripp.

    Friday and Saturday Workshop will be followed by a Veriditas Facilitator Training. Stay on this beautiful rural campus or commute to class. 

    More information is coming soon.

    • 11 Dec 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Dec 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA
    • 23

    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Veriditas Founder, Lauren Artress.


    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.   





    Accommodations are a separate charge.  Lodging will be available at EarthRise Retreat Center where our program will be held. 


    • 15 Jan 2017
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • 21 Jan 2017
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road, Pymble NSW 2073
    • 5

    Join us and submerge 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. Join us for the whole week for the discounted price of $1200. See accommodation information (sold separately) below.

    Lecture and Workshop
    with Lauren Artress

    An evening introductory lecture and one day workshop for anyone interested in beginning or renewing their connection to the labyrinth.

    Facilitator Training
    with Lauren Artress

    An in-depth professional training to learn to present and work with the labyrinth in a variety of settings and differing audiences.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.   


    Labyrinth Design and Drawing
    with Lars Howlett

    Learn the art of sacred geometry from Classical seed patterns to the elegant symmetry and symbolism of the Chartres labyrinth in a one-day workshop offered by professional labyrinth builder, Lars Howlett. Drawing labyrinths is an easy, relaxing, and fun way to understand this ancient archetype for beginners and experts alike. Lars will share the defining elements of what makes a labyrinth and explain the ins and outs of various designs including photos, diagrams, and hands-on exercises.

    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 philosophy of these beloved symbols to others.


    Labyrinth Materials and Construction
    with Lars Howlett

    Do you dream of building a temporary or permanent labyrinth for yourself or your community? In this two-day experiential workshop, professional labyrinth builder, Lars Howlett will lead you in the creation of walkable Classical, Chartres, and modified Contemporary Labyrinths. Techniques for efficient and accurate installation will be demonstrated including many tools. See first-hand how intention, design, proportions, materials, site, and alignment benefit the labyrinth and those who walk it.

    Stories and slideshows will explore the best options for a variety of communities and settings, from schools to festivals, churches to hospitals, backyards to public parks and more. Learn how to appropriately alter proportions, paths, circuits, and the center to fit a variety of environments. See photos from Lars’ professional projects and pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world including Chartres, Iona, and Sweden. The cost and qualities 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 dream labyrinth!

    Lunch and refreshments provided in each program.

    Accommodation Information

    Accommodation reservations sold separately:

    cost $110 per day includes 1 night lodging and 2 meals.

    or 

    Lodging package of 6 days, 7 nights, and all meals not covered in workshops -  $550.

    Booking link coming soon!


     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

    • 16 Jan 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road, Pymble NSW 2073
    • 8

    Join us and submerge 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. Join us for the whole week for the discounted price of $1200. See accommodation information (sold separately) below.

    Workshop
    with Lauren Artress

    An evening introductory lecture and one day workshop for anyone interested in beginning or renewing their connection to the labyrinth.

    Lunch and refreshments provided.

    Accommodation Information

    Accommodation reservations sold separately:

    Cost $110 per day includes 1 night lodging and 2 meals.

    or 

    Lodging package of 6 days, 7 nights, and all meals not covered by workshop -  $550.

    Booking link coming soon!

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

    • 17 Jan 2017
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • 18 Jan 2017
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road, Pymble NSW 2073
    • 8

    Facilitator Training

    with Lauren Artress

    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! 

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.   

    Lunch and refreshments provided. 

    Accommodation Information

    Accommodation reservations sold separately:

    Cost $110 per day includes 1 night lodging and 2 meals.

    or 

    Lodging package of 6 days, 7 nights, and all meals not covered by workshop -  $550.

    Booking link coming soon!


     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

    • 19 Jan 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road, Pymble NSW 2073
    • 4

    Learn the art of sacred geometry from Classical seed patterns to the elegant symmetry and symbolism of the Chartres labyrinth in a one-day workshop offered by professional labyrinth builder, Lars Howlett. Drawing labyrinths is an easy, relaxing, and fun way to understand this ancient archetype for beginners and experts alike. Lars will share the defining elements of what makes a labyrinth and explain the ins and outs of various designs including photos, diagrams, and hands-on exercises.

    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 philosophy of these beloved symbols to others.

    Lunch and refreshments provided. 

    Accommodation Information

    Accommodation reservations sold separately:

    cost $110 per day includes 1 night lodging and 2 meals.

    or 

    Lodging package of 6 days, 7 nights, and all meals not covered by workshop -  $550.

    Booking link coming soon!

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

    • 20 Jan 2017
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • 21 Jan 2017
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road, Pymble NSW 2073
    • 5

    Do you dream of building a temporary or permanent labyrinth for yourself or your community? In this two-day experiential workshop, professional labyrinth builder, Lars Howlett will lead you in the creation of walkable Classical, Chartres, and modified Contemporary Labyrinths. Techniques for efficient and accurate installation will be demonstrated including many tools. See first-hand how intention, design, proportions, materials, site, and alignment benefit the labyrinth and those who walk it.

    Stories and slideshows will explore the best options for a variety of communities and settings, from schools to festivals, churches to hospitals, backyards to public parks and more. Learn how to appropriately alter proportions, paths, circuits, and the center to fit a variety of environments. See photos from Lars’ professional projects and pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world including Chartres, Iona, and Sweden. The cost and qualities 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 dream labyrinth!

    Lunch and refreshments provided. 

    Accommodation Information

    Accommodation reservations sold separately:

    Cost $110 per day includes 1 night lodging and 2 meals.

    or 

    Lodging package of 6 days, 7 nights, and all meals not covered by workshop -  $550.

    Booking link coming soon!


     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.





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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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