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    • 26 Feb 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • 27 Feb 2016
    • 9:00 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
    • 24



    Many people have had a mystical experience. They often happen in the labyrinth. These encounters are raw experiences of the Holy, but typically people don't talk about them. They can leave us profoundly grateful, or deeply shaken. Being guided by Hildegard von Bingen and Teresa of Avila, we are able to reflect, learn and integrate these soul opening experiences. 


    Friday, we will meet for an opening session on the mystical experience, followed by a private labyrinth walk with music in Grace Cathedral. (Dinner on your own or gather a group.) After a day of exploration together, Saturday will include a private “Harmony Walk” on the labyrinth followed by a celebratory dinner together. 

    • 27 Feb 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (MST)
    • Saint Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church, 6715 N Mockingbird Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85253



    Find the quiet center...


    The labyrinth offers space to hold all in our lives


    In celebration of our newly-completed outdoor labyrinth, Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church invites you to learn how to pray with your whole body. Join the Rev. Dr. Kay Mutert for a unique opportunity to discover the labyrinth as an ancient spiritual practice that joins contemplation and action.


    Together we’ll explore...

    • Labyrinths as spiritual tools of pilgrimage
    • Finding stillness within movement
    • And movement within stillness

    The day’s rhythm will include...


    Labyrinths: Past and Present

    Discover the story and place of the labyrinth in past and present meditative realms


    Celtic Spirituality: 

    Reflect on what Celtic spirituality offers us for today’s contemplation


    Walk the Labyrinth: 

    Learn practices for walking the labyrinth; the day will include instruction from Dr. Mutert and opportunities to walk the new labyrinth at Saint Barnabas.


    Spiritual Music: 

    Draw inspiration and solace from the sounds of the day -

     - Dr. Mutert is an accomplished musician.



    Inquiries? Please contact Patrick Waugh:

    (602) 989-1048 or email: patwaugh@cox.net


    Will be followed by Veriditas Facilitator Training. 

    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
    • 28 Feb 2016
    • (MST)
    • 29 Feb 2016
    • (MST)
    • Saint Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church, 6715 N Mockingbird Lane, Scottsdale, AZ

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


    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required.






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


    • 28 Feb 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Feb 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
    • 20
    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.   

    Interested in having Lauren Artress lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.
    • 17 Mar 2016
    • 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Palms Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville Beach, Florida



    How does the labyrinth become a source for creating community within the larger community? How can the labyrinth offer a way to buffer anxiety and fear in today’s world? How can the diversities among us walk on common ground? This workshop offers an opportunity to learn more about the labyrinth, hear how communities are already using the labyrinth, and vision possibilities within your own community. 


    Community cannot feed for long on itself; it can only flourish where always the boundaries are giving way to the coming of others from beyond them — unknown and undiscovered [companions].    The Search For Common Ground: An Inquiry Into The Basis Of [Our Human] Experience Of Community (1971), Howard Thurman.


    Registration opening soon!


    This workshop is followed by a Facilitator Training at Omnisara Legacy Labyrinth, Jacksonville Beach FL. 

    • 18 Mar 2016
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 19 Mar 2016
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Jacksonville Beach, Florida

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


    The required pre-requisite Qualifying Workshop on March 17 preceding  the training.



    Interested in having Kay Mutert lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.
    • 30 Mar 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, 1046 Bristol Road Birmingham, West Midlands B29 6LJ United Kingdom



    Spring is a time of new growth and fresh ideas. As our paths draw together, we will share this peaceful day to explore the paths of the labyrinth and reflect on what Spring means to each of us. We will walk the labyrinth in Woodbrooke's beautiful grounds as well as indoors, with time to enjoy this lovely setting and learn about the labyrinth as a path of renewal.


    Workshop fee £60 includes lunch and refreshments.

    Register at: www.woodbrooke.org.uk
    enquiries@woodbrooke.org.uk
    44 (0) 121  472  5171


    Jan Sellers can be reached at: 

    jansellers.labyrinth@gmail.com

    44 (0) 208 539 5042


    Overnight accommodation can be booked separately: contact Woodbrooke. 


    As an optional extra, there will be an informal 'labyrinth study day' the following day (31 March), for only £5, an opportunity to browse many books, chapters and articles about the labyrinth. See Woodbrooke website and book direct for this.

    • 10 Apr 2016
    • 15 Apr 2016
    • Loyola House, Guelph, Ontario, Canada



    Sponsored by Veriditas, Marion Woodman Foundation and Sacred Wisdom Centre.


    Embodied essence, experienced in the archetypal pattern of the Labyrinth, develops along an invisible spiral rather than a single linear path. Participants in this workshop will learn about and experience the interface between psyche and soma, the soul and the body, and how the body/soul matures in cyclical patterns and rhythms. 


    Exploring the sensory nature modeled in the dragonfly’s pattern of transformation, participants will focus on the moment-to-moment experience of the soul’s changing landscape. Engaging tools to befriend our true selves, we may uncover an inner tenderness of compassion for self and others. This enlivening process reveals the unfolding steps of one’s life journey.


    Through their combined leadership, Lauren Artress, Mary Hamilton and Barbara Susan Booth will invite participants to join them on a creative journey through dream gathering, morning talks, inwardly inspired movement, art, poetry, dance, ritual and labyrinth walking. All is peppered with humor.


    The Dragonfly and the Labyrinth, co-led by Lauren and Mary along with Barbara Susan Booth, ventures into new work after a five-year hiatus. In 2010 the three worked together to offer Embodying Wisdom: The Spirituality of the Labyrinth, a workshop in Guelph that was also a course credit with Wisdom University in California.


    This workshop combines Lauren’s international experience teaching the Labyrinth and Leadership work with BodySoul Rhythms®. Mary’s work brings together her co-creation and teaching of the BodySoul Rhythms® Program and her new work captured in her book The Dragonfly Principle. Barbara’s work brings together her leadership work with BodySoul Rhythms® and her vast experience in facilitation and the use of visual arts in opening the creative process. 


    Click here for more information and to register
    • 23 Apr 2016
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • 24 Apr 2016
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Omnisara Labyrinth, 414 Third Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL



    A Transformational Overnight Event


    Join us for Jacksonville’s first Women’s Dream Quest. This beloved event, sponsored by Veriditas, the Voice of the Labyrinth movement, has been held in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, for the past 28 years and has traveled all over the United States, Europe, and Australia.


    The Dream Quest is a celebration of women’s spirituality, weaving the practices of many traditions. We will gather on the labyrinth, participate in psycho/spiritual exercises, sing, meditate, and dance our way through the evening. There will be time for a sharing circle and free time to explore art projects, to receive healing, to journal, and for personal labyrinth walks. We will sleep under a big tent, creating a field of dreaming.


    Our theme will be Dreaming for the Earth. Already, women across the world have worked with this theme and felt a growing connection with their sisters around the planet. We will focus on what it means to be conscious, concerned stewards of our planet and remember how our indigenous soul has related to creation. We will enact a ritual of honoring our Earth, her elements and creatures. Please bring an item for our collective altar that represents your feelings about our planet.


    $195 registration includes: meal & snacks / ceremony & ritual materials / art supplies


    For more information, or to register, please click here.

    • 30 Apr 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 24



    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 designer and builder Lars Howlett. Drawing labyrinths is an easy, relaxing, and fun way to understand this ancient archetype for beginners and experts alike. With special guest Richard Feather Anderson, a forefather of the modern labyrinth movement, 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 using common objects.


    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.


    This class takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Veriditas headquarters at IONS with comfortable lodging, healthy tasty food and an outdoor stone Chartres medieval labyrinth. A two-day experiential workshop will follow in October, demonstrating the tools, techniques, and possibilities for both temporary and permanent walkable labyrinths, indoors and out.


    Lars Howlett


    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



    • 29 May 2016
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 02 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 31



    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.

    Friday 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.
    • 04 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 05 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 24
    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required.


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

    Accommodation:



    • 06 Jun 2016
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 12 Jun 2016
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Visby, Gotland, Sweden
    • 2







    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 before January 31st, 2016! Tour size is limited, but we also have a minimum so do not book airfare until the trip is confirmed. When the maximum size is met we will close registration and begin a wait list, so reserve your spot today!



    • 13 Aug 2016
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 14 Aug 2016
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina
    • 15



    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.


    Accommodation and meals are an additional cost. Look for accommodation booking to open soon.


    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.


    Accommodation and meals are an additional cost. 

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

     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
    • 10



    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.


    Lecture and Workshop

    with Kay Mutert


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



    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)

     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
    • 13




    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.



    Accommodation and meals are an additional cost. Look for accommodation booking to open soon.


    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.


    Accommodation and meals are an additional cost. 

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

     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
    • 13



    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)


     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
    • 15



    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)

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

     

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    • 23 Aug 2016
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 27 Aug 2016
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • Iona, Scotland
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    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. Pre-registration now open.

    Accommodation and Meals are an additional charge.
    Accommodation at the Columba Hotel - reservations opening soon. 



    • 28 Aug 2016
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • 29 Aug 2016
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Iona, Scotland
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    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.


    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required. 



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


    • 10 Sep 2016
    • 2:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 11 Sep 2016
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
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    Meeting Mary at Chartres –
    a two day experience of the Sacred Feminine.


    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. 

    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. 

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

    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
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    SAVE THE DATE:  Walking a Sacred Path Pilgrimage with Lauren Artress


    MORE DETAILS AVAILABLE SOON...


    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.  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.


    Friday 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.



    Accommodation:

    Accommodation will be available soon.

    • 17 Sep 2016
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 18 Sep 2016
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
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    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required.
    • 19 Sep 2016
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 24 Sep 2016
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Sintra and Fatima, Portugal
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    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.











    • 07 Oct 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Wakefield Cathedral, Westmoreland Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 1PJ
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    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
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    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    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.

    • 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!

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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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