Calendar of Events

    • 30 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    Register


    Join Veriditas founder, Lauren Artress, and her guest Veriditas advanced facilitator, Annelle Brown Tanner, for this month’s topic: Children and the Labyrinth.  The webinar will be offered Monday, November 30 at 4 PM PST and 7 PM EST.

    In this webinar Lauren and Annelle will discuss the ability of children to sense the power and wisdom of the labyrinth, and the special need at this time in our history for children to participate in labyrinth activities for healing and spiritual development. .

    Listen and be inspired by stories of the innate wisdom of children to benefit from the lessons of the labyrinth and receive practical tips for welcoming children and their parents to your next labyrinth event.

    VIA members be sure to register to continue the conversation immediately after the program. 

    Annelle Brown Tanner

    Annelle Brown Tanner is a Veriditas-trained advanced facilitator, wife, mother of three, and grandmother of four.  She has been offering labyrinth experiences with children for the past five years in Louisiana and Texas. 

    She says that “a child called her to the labyrinth” and since her graduation from the Kanuga Summer School in 2017, she has developed many specialized programs for children. Other Veriditas credentials include advanced facilitator training in 2019 and Chartres pilgrimage in 2018. She also serves as Louisiana’s Regional Representative to The Labyrinth Society.

    She holds an EdD in Educational Technology from Northwestern State University of Louisiana as well as nursing degrees.   Dr. Tanner has worked with children in health care, schools, church, and her community as a maternal and child public health nurse and instructor of pediatric nursing for over 50 years. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Louisiana, and together with her husband Martin, reads books to children with cystic fibrosis on Facebook bi-weekly and provides support for grandparents of children with CF as part of the “Grampions” program.

    Ms. Tanner and her husband live in Alexandria, Louisiana. 

    • 05 Dec 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    In the midst of global pandemics and economic and political stresses December brings changes in our lives and rhythms. Winter/Summer Solstice, Holiday celebrations and traditions midst the recognition of losses, endings and beginnings of the year – all come. 

    The rhythm of night and day are changing. From the balance of autumn equinox, the equal days of night and day, we now move into the uneven pattern of dark and light. The energy of changing stories come to us. 

    In the craziness of this year, the change of seasons has become seasons of change, constant change. In our lives, individual, communal, global, that which has been even and balanced, is turning upside down, inside out, uncertain, unclear. imbalanced.

    How can the labyrinth help anchor us in this December time? In our day together, we will learn of the labyrinth story throughout history, reflect on our own personal journeys, take time to meditate and finger walk together, find our voice and song, and share how we can claim the labyrinth space for ourselves and offer it to others in these transitional times. We hope you will join us for this journey.

    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert

    Veriditas Master Teacher

    The Rev. Dr. Kay Mutert has been working with the Master Teacher program of Veriditas since 2008, offering labyrinth workshops in awakening new creative energy, community building, and spiritual transformation

    Her Master Teacher responsibilities include training new facilitators and renewal training for those trained in past years. 

    She works with organizations to establish labyrinth communities, to hear the hopes of a setting and translate that into an ongoing vision. 

    In her workshops and trainings she holds the space for participants to discover and develop their own gifts and skills, and to build community. 

    Kay has been a member of the Veriditas Council, Southeastern USA regional representative, and musician. When she left her local church ministry Kay created "DaySpring - a source of creative expression and renewal of spirit", as a conduit to work with an increasingly larger circle of community. 

    Through her labyrinth work, she uses her experience as musician, minister, teacher and spiritual accompanist with groups and individuals from diverse arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth to experience a reconnection with the sacredness of life, to find the language for their own setting. 

    Kay's work helps others find ways for renewal of mind, body, spirit and creative energy, through retreats, workshops and sacred events. 



    • 07 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 11 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online
    • 14
    Register

    The Virtual Facilitator Training, led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, will be held each weekday morning from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm pacific time live. We will mail you the Facilitator Training manual so you will have it to follow along with in the class. There will be plenty of time for questions along with the didactic material. Programs will be held on Zoom and you will be sent the link to join once you register.

    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. The online workshop prior to this training considered a qualifying workshop.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

    Payment plans are available - please select that option when you register.

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

    Lauren is the grandmother of the modern day Labyrinth movement and is the Founder of Veriditas. She is the author of: Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York), 
    The Sand Labyrinth Kit, (Tuttle Publishers) and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Riverhead, 2006). In May of 2006, Lauren's rediscovery of the labyrinth was honored by Grace Cathedral and she was designated Honorary Canon, a lifetime title. 






    • 25 Jan 2021
    • 2:00 PM (PST)
    • 29 Jan 2021
    • 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 25

    The Virtual Facilitator Training, led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, will be held each weekday morning from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm pacific time live. We will mail you the Facilitator Training manual so you will have it to follow along with in the class. There will be plenty of time for questions along with the didactic material. Programs will be held on Zoom and you will be sent the link to join once you register.

    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. The online workshop prior to this training considered a qualifying workshop.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

    Payment plans are available - please select that option when you register.

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

    Lauren is the grandmother of the modern day Labyrinth movement and is the Founder of Veriditas. She is the author of: Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York), 
    The Sand Labyrinth Kit, (Tuttle Publishers) and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Riverhead, 2006). In May of 2006, Lauren's rediscovery of the labyrinth was honored by Grace Cathedral and she was designated Honorary Canon, a lifetime title. 






    • 20 Feb 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 23


    SAVE THE DATE! More info and registration coming soon.

    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert

    Veriditas Master Teacher

    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert has been working as a Master Teacher with the Veriditas Worldwide Labyrinth Organization since 2008, offering labyrinth workshops in awakening new creative energy, community building, and spiritual formation. Her Master Teacher responsibilities include training new facilitators and renewal training for those trained in past years. She works with organizations to establish labyrinth communities, to hear the hopes of a setting and translate that into an ongoing vision. In her workshops and training she holds the space for participants to discover and develop their own gifts and skills, and to build community.

    As a part of the Veriditas faculty, Kay has been a member of the Veriditas Council, Southeastern USA regional representative, and a musician. When she left her local church ministry Kay created "DaySpring - a source of creative expression and renewal of spirit", as a conduit to work with an increasingly larger circle of community. Through her labyrinth work, she uses her experience as musician, minister, teacher and spiritual accompanist with groups and individuals from diverse arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth to experience a reconnection with the sacredness of life, to find language for their setting. Kay's work helps others find ways for renewal of mind, body, spirit and creative energy, through retreats, workshops and sacred events.

    As a pastor, Kay served congregations in the United Methodist Church and the British Methodist Church, a local ecumenical partnership in England, and an interim ministry with the Presbyterian Church USA. Before that she worked as a music educator/church musician in Florida and Alabama. She is a conductor, composer and pianist, incorporating her music into her events. Her work has included compositions and concerts for those affected by cancer and AIDS, connected with her own journey.

    Kay has serves as relief musician and program presenter at Iona Abbey in Iona Scotland, and is a past associate of the international ecumenical Iona Community based there. Building her interest in helping others discover the wealth of meaning for today's world in the ancient Celtic spiritual story, she is a guest presenter and retreat leader, leads pilgrimages to Iona and other sites, has assisted in Chartress pilgrimages. She offers workshops and worship experiences utilizing the resources of Ions, 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, creativity and healing, for community and personal use. Through her experience in a variety of settings, she honors the non-verbal expression of meaning as felt in the labyrinth, through sound and silence, movement and stillness.

    Kay holds a BS from Mississippi State University, MA from University of South Florida, EdD from University of Alabama and MDIV from Chandler School of Theology. Her published works include a set of her musical compositions - Songs for the Journey, with texts by Reverend Joe Elmore and artwork by Dan Roundtree; a piano CD by Karen Krekeberg - The Joy of Two; along with other miscellaneous creations. Her book Seasons of Change is a memoir of her Jubilee year's tradition into pastoral ministry while living in the Midlands of England. She is a contributor to the recently published book Sacred Habits: the Rise of the Creative Clergy, Chad R. Abbott, Editor.

    • 22 Feb 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • 27 Feb 2021
    • 12:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Online
    • 15

    FOR THOSE IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND OR SINGAPORE.

    This training is being postponed.  Watch for new dates early in 2021.   10:00 am – 2:00 pm each day Melbourne time – 6 sessions of 4 hours each.  Must be present for all sessions. Held on Zoom platform.


    Our Advanced Facilitator Training is a leadership and skill-building workshop for Veriditas Facilitators with at least two years of experience facilitating labyrinth activities. Open only to those Veriditas trained facilitators who have been certified (or have turned in an application to be certified). You will receive the latest Facilitator Training Manual.  After training, you will be eligible to apply for accreditation to hold Veriditas qualifying workshops. 

    This is a 24 hour intensive virtual training that covers:

    • The Art of Story Telling and the use of storytelling in teaching
    • Enhancing Skills used in processing a labyrinth walk
    • Giving your basic presentations for group feedback
    • Holding presence and what that means to labyrinth facilitation
    • Working virtually with finger labyrinths
    • And much more.

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

    Lauren is author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice, The Sand Labyrinth Kit and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York). She is the Founder of Veriditas and an Honorary Canon of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.  She travels worldwide offering workshops and lectures on the labyrinth including a twice a year program in Chartres, France. In addition to being an Episcopal priest, she is a spiritual director and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California.

    Assisted by Dr. Dawn Matheny

    Executive Director of Veriditas

    Dawn became Veriditas’ Executive Director in 2007.  She has her PhD in East West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, 23 years of experience in a public sector Human Resource Department, and many years of experience working in a non-profit organization.  She has taught on the graduate level and amassed many years of designing and attending Veriditas programs around the world.  

    • 20 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 24

    SAVE THE DATE! More info and registration coming soon!

    A one day workshop led by Veriditas Faculty Kathe Rhinesmith and Anne Bonney.

    Kathe Rhinesmith, Faculty

    katherhinesmith@gmail.com

    Kathe is a former association executive, teacher, trainer and conference presenter. Her interest in the labyrinth was inspired by a visit to Grace Cathedral in 2006. She took the Facilitator Training in Chartres, France with Lauren Artress in 2011 and in 2016 at Chartres, became a Veriditas Certified Advanced Facilitator. In addition to facilitating workshops and labyrinth walks regularly in her community in both Florida and Vermont, Kathe’s joy continues to reside in facilitating the building of labyrinths. She is currently working on a community labyrinth for Stowe, Vermont and has facilitated the building of Chartres style labyrinths in Chatham, MA, Naples, FL and on the campus of her Alma Mater, Ohio Wesleyan University. A member of the Board of Directors of Veriditas since 2015, Kathe currently serves as Board Chair.

    Rev. Anne Bonney, Faculty

    annegbonney@gmail.com

    Rev. Anne Bonney is one of the Co-Founders of Pilgrim’s Landing Interspiritual Life Center, Chatham, Cape cod MA, and serves on the Board of Trustees.  She is an Ordained Minister and Certified Spiritual Director.  Anne holds a Masters of Divinity Degree and a Masters of Theology in Interfaith Spirituality from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia,  with further studies at the Tamilnadu Seminary in Madurai, India.

    Anne first discovered the labyrinth when she was on a Sabbatical and visited the Chartres Cathedral in France and later became involved with Veriditas and the world-wide labyrinth movement initiated by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress.  She became a Certified Advanced Facilitator and is currently serving on the Faculty of Veriditas, She was Co-Director of the Chatham Labyrinth Project which built the beautiful Chatham Labyrinth and created the Peace Garden in Chase Park.

    Anne and a team of labyrinth volunteers run an active labyrinth program throughout the year, presenting workshops, Solstice and other Celebrations, weekly guided labyrinth walks during the summer months and other events.

    Serves as a prerequisite or qualifying workshop for those interested in Veriditas Facilitator Training to follow or can be taken by itself.

    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
    • 22 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 26 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 25

    The Virtual Facilitator Training, led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, will be held each weekday morning from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm pacific time live. We will mail you the Facilitator Training manual so you will have it to follow along with in the class. There will be plenty of time for questions along with the didactic material. Programs will be held on Zoom and you will be sent the link to join once you register.

    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. The online workshop prior to this training considered a qualifying workshop.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

    Payment plans are available - please select that option when you register.

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

    Lauren is the grandmother of the modern day Labyrinth movement and is the Founder of Veriditas. She is the author of: Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York), 
    The Sand Labyrinth Kit, (Tuttle Publishers) and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Riverhead, 2006). In May of 2006, Lauren's rediscovery of the labyrinth was honored by Grace Cathedral and she was designated Honorary Canon, a lifetime title. 






    • 17 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 23


    SAVE THE DATE! More info and registration coming soon.

    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert

    Veriditas Master Teacher

    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert has been working as a Master Teacher with the Veriditas Worldwide Labyrinth Organization since 2008, offering labyrinth workshops in awakening new creative energy, community building, and spiritual formation. Her Master Teacher responsibilities include training new facilitators and renewal training for those trained in past years. She works with organizations to establish labyrinth communities, to hear the hopes of a setting and translate that into an ongoing vision. In her workshops and training she holds the space for participants to discover and develop their own gifts and skills, and to build community.

    As a part of the Veriditas faculty, Kay has been a member of the Veriditas Council, Southeastern USA regional representative, and a musician. When she left her local church ministry Kay created "DaySpring - a source of creative expression and renewal of spirit", as a conduit to work with an increasingly larger circle of community. Through her labyrinth work, she uses her experience as musician, minister, teacher and spiritual accompanist with groups and individuals from diverse arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth to experience a reconnection with the sacredness of life, to find language for their setting. Kay's work helps others find ways for renewal of mind, body, spirit and creative energy, through retreats, workshops and sacred events.

    As a pastor, Kay served congregations in the United Methodist Church and the British Methodist Church, a local ecumenical partnership in England, and an interim ministry with the Presbyterian Church USA. Before that she worked as a music educator/church musician in Florida and Alabama. She is a conductor, composer and pianist, incorporating her music into her events. Her work has included compositions and concerts for those affected by cancer and AIDS, connected with her own journey.

    Kay has serves as relief musician and program presenter at Iona Abbey in Iona Scotland, and is a past associate of the international ecumenical Iona Community based there. Building her interest in helping others discover the wealth of meaning for today's world in the ancient Celtic spiritual story, she is a guest presenter and retreat leader, leads pilgrimages to Iona and other sites, has assisted in Chartress pilgrimages. She offers workshops and worship experiences utilizing the resources of Ions, 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, creativity and healing, for community and personal use. Through her experience in a variety of settings, she honors the non-verbal expression of meaning as felt in the labyrinth, through sound and silence, movement and stillness.

    Kay holds a BS from Mississippi State University, MA from University of South Florida, EdD from University of Alabama and MDIV from Chandler School of Theology. Her published works include a set of her musical compositions - Songs for the Journey, with texts by Reverend Joe Elmore and artwork by Dan Roundtree; a piano CD by Karen Krekeberg - The Joy of Two; along with other miscellaneous creations. Her book Seasons of Change is a memoir of her Jubilee year's tradition into pastoral ministry while living in the Midlands of England. She is a contributor to the recently published book Sacred Habits: the Rise of the Creative Clergy, Chad R. Abbott, Editor.

    • 22 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Online
    • 23


    SAVE THE DATE! More info and registration coming soon.

    • 24 May 2021
    • 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • 28 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 25

    The Virtual Facilitator Training, led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, will be held each weekday morning from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm pacific time live. We will mail you the Facilitator Training manual so you will have it to follow along with in the class. There will be plenty of time for questions along with the didactic material. Programs will be held on Zoom and you will be sent the link to join once you register.

    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. The online workshop prior to this training considered a qualifying workshop.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

    Payment plans are available - please select that option when you register.

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

    Lauren is the grandmother of the modern day Labyrinth movement and is the Founder of Veriditas. She is the author of: Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York), 
    The Sand Labyrinth Kit, (Tuttle Publishers) and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Riverhead, 2006). In May of 2006, Lauren's rediscovery of the labyrinth was honored by Grace Cathedral and she was designated Honorary Canon, a lifetime title. 






    • 14 Jun 2021
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 18 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 33

    The Pilgrimage will be canceled if not safe to travel due to pandemic 2 months prior. Full refund if we 

    have to cancel."To experience our path is to acknowledge the possibility that "something greater" is attempting to live itself out through our lives."  Lauren Artress

    We are spiritual beings walking a human path.  We know our lives have a purpose, but we may not know what that purpose is, let alone how to find it. We will explore both the labyrinth and SoulCollage® as tools to unlock the mystery of our soul's calling.

    The profound act of creating SoulCollage® cards and working with the labyrinth as a powerful blueprint can guide us into birth. 

    Join us for a week-long gathering of creative self-discovery in Chartres, France. 

    The Chartres Experience

    What better place to feel nurtured than the sacred space of Chartres Cathedral. We begin with a reception to meet each other followed by an opening ritual and orientation to the program. Then each day, there is a morning seminar, a small processing group, and an experience of what Chartres has to offer.  SoulCollage will be a daily creative activity.

    Tuesday evening holds a unique Pilgrim's Walk through the Crypt of Chartres Cathedral, on Wednesday, an orientation to the labyrinth and a once in a life-time candlelit labyrinth walk with medieval music on the Chartres Labyrinth, on Thursday a tour of the Cathedral itself, and a closing celebratory dinner on Friday.

    Join us in this ancient place of refuge and renewal!

    Recommended Reading

    •  Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation by Catherine Anderson
    • Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by Lauren Artress
    • The Universe of Stone by Phillip Ball

    Click here to book your Accommodation:

    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral and the Hotelliere St. Yves where the programs are held.

    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).

    • 19 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 20 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 25

    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. The Pilgrimage prior to this training in Chartres is considered a qualifying workshop.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

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

    Accommodation:

    Housing registration at the Hotelliere St. Yves will open soon. 

    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral

     and the Maison St. Yves where the programs are held.

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




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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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