Jo Ann Mast,
Reverend Di Williams, Master Teacher
In 1993 Di Williams met her first labyrinth on a beautiful summer walk along the coastal path of South Wales. That encounter began a relationship with labyrinths which has continued to deepen and bring much joy.
She is an Anglican priest and since 2011, founder of Still Paths, a UK-based labyrinth resource and consultancy. She has worked in secondary, tertiary and adult education, as well as in the area of spirituality and pastoral support. She is gifted in gentle group facilitation and learning.
Through her professional interest in spirituality, health and well-being she set up a Natural Health Care Centre in Lancaster University and developed a Labyrinth Project in the University of Edinburgh. This included the building of the beautiful Edinburgh Labyrinth in the peaceful setting of the 18th century George Square gardens in Edinburgh’s Old Town. In 2008 Di received the MBE, a national award, for Services to Higher Education particularly for her leading work in multifaith and spiritual support.
Di is experienced in working with labyrinths in retreat and spirituality centres, churches, movement-based healing arts, education, and children’s and young people’s groups. Through Contemplative Walks, Quiet Days, Retreats, Workshops, Talks and Training, she guides people from all sorts of backgrounds in deepening their reflection and discovering wisdom for walking their unique path in life. One of the gifts she brings to labyrinth work is a deep appreciation of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual connection.
Her work also includes SoulCanvas - the creation of contemplative canvas prints connecting images and words; labyrinth photography and writing - including two recent labyrinth books, the fully illustrated Labyrinth: Landscape of the Soul. (2011) Glasgow: Wild Goose, and a co-edited book Working with the Labyrinth: Paths for exploration. (2013) Glasgow: Wild Goose.
Her academic background is in Education, Theology and Religious Studies. She has a passion for embodied spirituality and is a registered Massage Practitioner.Visit Still Paths at www.diwilliams.com
Dr. Kayleen Asbo,
Our newest Master Teacher, Kayleen Asbo is a cultural historian, musician, writer and teacher who weaves together myth, history, and the arts with experiential learning. Kayleen is on the faculty of Sonoma State University (where she teaches Introduction to Art Therapy in the Psychology department), Dominican University (where she lectures on Cultural History for the Osher Life Long Learning Institute) and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (where she has taught courses on music and developmental psychology for 13 years). Kayleen holds master's degrees in both music and psychology, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Kayleen has been a guest presenter and lecturer on the intersection of spirituality, psychology and the arts at the Oxford Round Table, Chartres Cathedral, Grace Cathedral, the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, the Numina Center and churches and colleges throughout the Bay Area. Kayleen's classes and workshops have repeatedly been lauded by students as "life changing", "transformational", "passionate" "inspiring", "fascinating" and "the best I have ever taken"
Judith Tripp, Coordinator: Woman's Dream Quest
Judith Tripp has a Masters in Counseling and is a licensed Marriage/Family Therapist. She is a transpersonal psychotherapist, a Veriditas trained facilitator, as well as a musician with several CDs in circulation. She has been leading Veriditas sponsored Dream Quests at Grace Cathedral and around the country for almost 20 years. She is member of the Veriditas Council and works for Veriditas to coordinate, develop and lead programs specifically focused on women.