Calendar of Events

    • 21 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • Online
    Register

    Perhaps more than any other setting, campus labyrinths are situated amidst a community with the widest range of diversity in age, interest, and background. While the labyrinth is a universal archetype open to unlimited designs, approaches, and experiences, how can an institution ensure the site realize its full potential as a common ground for students, faculty, staff, and the public? Hear the story of how an artist in residency at Writtle College in Essex, England, opened new avenues in the fields of garden design, placemaking and community engagement. Learn how temporary labyrinths made with locally sourced, natural materials can transform the academic environment physically, academically and personally.
     
    Join labyrinth designer and builder Lars Howlett in conversation with Steven Terry, leader of the undergraduate Landscape Architecture program at Writtle School of Design on Thursday, November 21, at 10am PDT (UTC 18:00). Register for free with Veriditas to join the Zoom webinar live with an opportunity to ask questions or receive a link to view a recording. This is the fourth session in an on-going series of webinars envisioned by the Labyrinths in Higher Education Initiative led by Irene Plunkett and hosted by Veriditas.

    Bios

    Lars Howlett, is Veriditas Faculty member and certified labyrinth facilitator. He is a leading expert in the design and creation of sacred space for walking meditation, centering prayer, personal healing, conflict resolution and community building. Universities, churches, health centers, retirement communities, mental health centers, retreats, and individuals find Lars for inspiration and insight in creating exact replicas of historical patterns or one-of-a-kind artistic installations.


    Steve Terry is a Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture and Garden Design at Writtle University College, Essex, U.K.  Developing strategies for learning and teaching in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels he is passionate about plants and horticulture, the arts and pedagogy. Steve has travelled extensively in the U.K. and abroad working as a horticulturist, designer and lecturer. He believes that the discipline of design can encompass the roles of art in today's society as an approach to environmental issues, and as such brings a synthesis of ideas and an holistic approach to landscape design. Steve's research, consultancy, and professional practice brings new knowledge and practical insights directly into the design studio providing both creative and realistic approaches to the teaching of landscape and garden design. 



    • 24 Nov 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • St. John's Episcopal, 40 5th St, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 34
    Register


    Veriditas and St. John's are partnering to offer community labyrinth walks.  Come as you are to share in the experience of a walking meditation that quiets the mind, opens the heart and reduces stress.  First-time labyrinth walkers are warmly welcome. 

    Time:   5:00-6:30 pm
    RSVP Requested. Donations gratefully accepted.

    Live musical accompaniment by Robin O'Brien.

    Please note:  The labyrinth walk is held is Norm Cram Hall, St. John's Episcopal Church.


    • 25 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 79
    Register


    Join Veriditas founder Lauren Artress and guests Grace Amirault and Deb Amirault Camelin on Monday, November 25 for our next webinar, Rituals and the Labyrinth. Grace and Deb will discuss five categories of rituals they have created for monthly labyrinth walks they offer in Nova Scotia and Ontario, Canada.  Listen and be filled with both practical and inspired information to plan your own labyrinth walks and to deepen the experience.  VIA members be sure to register to continue the conversation immediately after the program.  Learn more about this month’s guests on their website, www.pathadventures.com

    About the Guests

    Grace Amirault
    Grace is an advanced Veriditas labyrinth facilitator, certified event planner, Reiki practitioner and energy artist. She has a keen interest in how humanity is awakening to a renewed consciousness, and is actively involved in studies on astrology and the divine feminine that embodies creativity and balance.

    Grace founded Path Adventures Inc. in 2014 to further enable her work hosting and teaching labyrinth walks and events.

    Deb Amirault Camelin
    Deb is a certified Veriditas labyrinth facilitator, trainer and poet. As a Path Adventures partner, she has hosted labyrinth walks for 10 years, and as an ardent pilgrim, she has appreciatively walked labyrinths throughout North America and Europe. With over 30 years’ experience in the field of performance and learning, Deb has designed and developed performance-based events for both the private and public sectors.

    Deb’s other passion is poetry. She is an 8th generation Acadian living in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Deb draws much of her poetry from her Acadian heritage and travels. Her poems are described as transporting readers through time and space on a journey both emotional and geographical.

    • 11 Dec 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 27
    Register

    Join us for a Full Moon Labyrinth walk under the light of December's "Cold Moon." We will walk the sacred circuit of the labyrinth by candlelight during this time of greatest darkness, as we prepare for the winter solstice and the return of the light. This will be a time to turn inwards, in community, and enjoy quiet reflection during this often busy season.

    There is no cost for this hour-long event, but donations are gratefully accepted. First time walkers are welcome. Pre-registration online is required. 

    Note: walks will be held at dusk; please bring a flashlight and warm layers. The labyrinth is up an unpaved road; appropriate footwear is recommended. Rain cancels. 

    Emily Betts is a Veriditas-trained facilitator and regularly leads both public and private labyrinth walks in the North Bay. The mother of two young boys, Emily is passionate about bringing restorative rituals, sacred ecology, and rewilding practices to the community across generations.

    • 29 Dec 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • St. John's Episcopal, 40 5th St, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 36
    Register


    Veriditas and St. John's are partnering to offer community labyrinth walks.  Come as you are to share in the experience of a walking meditation that quiets the mind, opens the heart and reduces stress.  First-time labyrinth walkers are warmly welcome. 

    Join us for this last Labyrinth Walk for 2019.

    Time:   5:00-6:30 pm
    RSVP Requested. Donations gratefully accepted.

    Live musical accompaniment by Robin O'Brien.

    Please note:  The labyrinth walk is held in the Norm Cram Hall of St. John's Episcopal Church. 


    • 23 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples, Florida
    • 24

    The Labyrinth as an Interspiritual Path: 

    One River Many Streams

    We are living in an unfolding spiritual landscape.  East and West are converging, our world is shrinking. Some of us are no longer at home in the spiritual/religious traditions in which we grew up.  We find that our spiritual streams have run dry.  We yearn for more, but what might that 'more' be?  In this workshop, we will do some thoughtful and respectful meandering along the labyrinth's interspiritual path together, drinking in some of the contemplative practices, stories and rituals from other spiritual traditions around the globe.  We will have conversations on our way to the center where all streams merge into One River, the Living Source of all our relations.  Finally, we will return, walking the same path, nourished by our journey.  Wherever you are on your path, even if you find yourself sitting on the River's bank, unsure and observing, you are welcome. 

    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. In 2011 she took the Facilitator Training in Chartres with Lauren Artress, and in 2016 at Chartres, will become a Veriditas Certified Advanced Facilitator. She chairs the Labyrinth Ministry Committee at Naples United Church of Christ in Naples, Florida where she is also a church Trustee. In addition to facilitating workshops and walks on the labyrinth, Kathe’s joy has been in facilitating the building of three Chartres style labyrinths, in Chatham, MA, Naples, FL, and on the campus of her alma mater, Ohio Wesleyan University. This labyrinth, dedicated in 2015, is the third Veriditas Legacy Labyrinth, built in collaboration with labyrinth designer Robert Ferre and master builder Marty Kermeen.

    Kathe currently serves as Chair of the Veriditas Board of Directors. 

    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.

    Cost is $100

    To register please email info@naplesucc.org. 

    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
    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples, Florida
    Register
    Facilitating the Labyrinth is a Spiritual Path ...

    The goal of this Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional and effective way. The training addresses both meditative walking and ceremonial use. 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. Some people take this two-day course to deepen their knowledge of labyrinths. Others take it with the goal of becoming a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator.

    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.

    The training will be 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. In 2011 she took the Facilitator Training in Chartres with Lauren Artress, and in 2016 at Chartres, is a Veriditas Certified Advanced Facilitator and Trainer. She chairs the Labyrinth Ministry Committee at Naples United Church of Christ in Naples, Florida where she is also a church Trustee. In addition to facilitating workshops and walks on the labyrinth, Kathe’s joy has been in facilitating the building of three Chartres style labyrinths, in Chatham, MA, Naples, FL, and on the campus of her alma mater, Ohio Wesleyan University. This labyrinth, dedicated in 2015, is the third Veriditas Legacy Labyrinth, built in collaboration with labyrinth designer Robert Ferre and master builder Marty Kermeen.

    Kathe currently serves as Chair of the Veriditas Board of Directors. 

    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, doing workshops and trainings. 

    Anne was Co-Director of the Chatham Labyrinth Project which built the beautiful Chatham Labyrinth and created the Peace Garden in Chase Park.  She 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.


    • 30 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • 2821 Park Road, Charlotte, NC

    Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop

    Both the labyrinth and the SoulCollage® process can be used as tools of transformation to help us navigate the many challenges of life. They both give us ways to access our own inner resources and intuition. Using one of them alone will make a difference in your life, but used together they amplify and deepen each other because they are both languages of the soul. They enable us to access our inner world and deepen our understanding of ourselves as we journey on this path called life. Both processes allow us to create a sense of order out of the information that bombards us from all directions, and both encourage us to develop a higher level of awareness which enables us to thrive in the complex and ever-changing world in which we live.

    This one-day workshop will include a labyrinth walk as well as time to make SoulCollage® cards and work with them as a way to process and integrate our walk. Each participant is given a kit of SoulCollage® supplies to use and take home with them as well as access to an abundance of images to create their cards. Participants will also learn creative ways to add labyrinth energy to their SoulCollage® cards.

    All supplies, teas, snacks and lunch are included in the registration cost of $145.


    Catherine Anderson, Veriditas Faculty

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

    The labyrinth Catherine constructed in her backyard in 2007 has  been an important element in her mindfulness and creativity practices and Catherine loves showing others how the labyrinth can support us in quietening our mind and uncover our creativity. She is the author of Journaling the Labyrinth Path, a book of finger labyrinths, quotes and journal prompts inspiring you to find your unique work in the world, and Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation.

    Catherine uses the labyrinth, SoulCollage®, expressive arts, poetry and mindfulness as pathways for self-discovery and as ways of uncovering meaning and purpose in life. Her personal journey of self-discovery has taken her from a career as an attorney to photography-franchise owner, to creativity-workshop facilitator.

    Photography is another creative passion for Catherine and her book The Creative Photographer won a Silver Nautilus Award in the Creative Process Category in 2012.  As a SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer, Catherine loves teaching others how to facilitate workshops using the SoulCollage® process which uses images as a form of “soul language” to access our inner wisdom.

    As a life-long learner, Catherine has been fortunate to train with Jean Houston, Seena Frost, Lauren Artress, Jan Phillips and many other wise teachers. In addition to her work in the US, Catherine leads creative pilgrimage retreats in South Africa, France, Italy, Mexico and Portugal.

    For more information, contact:

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

    Consider joining us for the Facilitator Training which follows. Click here for more information and to register.


    • 31 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 01 Feb 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • 2821 Park Road, Charlotte, NC
    • 13
    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! 

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.   

    Catherine Anderson,
    Veriditas Faculty

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

    The labyrinth Catherine constructed in her backyard in 2007 has been an important element in her mindfulness and creativity practices and Catherine loves showing others how the labyrinth can support us in quietening our mind and uncover our creativity. She is the author of Journaling the Labyrinth Path, a book of finger labyrinths, quotes and journal prompts inspiring you to find your unique work in the world, and Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation.

    Catherine uses the labyrinth, SoulCollage®, expressive arts, poetry and mindfulness as pathways for self-discovery and as ways of uncovering meaning and purpose in life. Her personal journey of self-discovery has taken her from a career as an attorney to photography-franchise owner, to creativity-workshop facilitator.

    Photography is another creative passion for Catherine and her book The Creative Photographer won a Silver Nautilus Award in the Creative Process Category in 2012.  As a SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer, Catherine loves teaching others how to facilitate workshops using the SoulCollage® process which uses images as a form of “soul language” to access our inner wisdom.

    As a life-long learner, Catherine has been fortunate to train with Jean Houston, Seena Frost, Lauren Artress, Jan Phillips and many other wise teachers. In addition to her work in the US, Catherine leads creative pilgrimage retreats in South Africa, France, Italy, Mexico and Portugal.

    • 01 Feb 2020
    • 10:30 AM (PST)
    • 03 Feb 2020
    • 5:30 PM (PST)
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 11
    Register

     OPEN ONLY TO VERIDITAS CERTIFIED FACILITATORS


    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).

    This is a three day intensive training that covers:

    • The Art of Story Telling and the use of storytelling in teaching
    • Enhancing Small Group Process Skills after a labyrinth walk
    • Video taping your basic presentations for group feedback
    • Holding presence and what that means to labyrinth facilitation
    • 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.


    Information about Accommodation

    Because there are evening sessions, we highly recommend you stay at the Retreat Center.  The lodging package includes two nights of lodging with breakfast.  Lunches and dinners are a part of the tuition - Saturday lunch through Monday lunch.  The bed and breakfast package will be sent to you upon registration



     

     

                               


    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 1:30 PM
    • 14 Mar 2020
    • 7:30 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
    • 28
    Register


    Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) is a Rhineland mystic whose creative vision nourishes us even in our day. Benedictine abbess, author of ten books, healer, visionary, musician, and composer of the first opera in the Western world, her wisdom remains relevant to our time! 

    Hildegard will be the focus of Veriditas’ Urban Pilgrimage in conjunction with Grace Cathedral’s Candlelight Labyrinth Walk.

    We begin Friday afternoon and then from 6 to 8 PM, we join Grace Cathedral’s Candlelight Walk with special music by noted French musicians Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe.

    Concurrently, cultural historian and musician Dr. Kayleen Asbo will lecture at
    7:00 PM on the music of Hildegard.

    Saturday we will start at 1 PM with The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress speaking on the life of Hildegard, her cosmic theology and her vast body of work including her visions. Lauren will lead us through inner reflections on the relevance of Hildegard to our own lives. A private labyrinth walk using hand bells on the labyrinth will end the evening.

    Both days include a reception prior to the evening walks. 

    Schedule:

    Friday, March 13  1:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Saturday, March 14  1 pm -  7:30 pm  Including a late lunch break and a hosted reception following our private ritual on the Grace Cathedral labyrinth.

    Suggested Reading List:

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




    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 16 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
    • 17
    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! 

    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.

    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Rapid City, South Dakota

    Join us in the Heart of the Black Hills

    Bring your heart to the hills to enjoy rituals and educational presentations by Council members and local labyrinth facilitators. We will be together the full day, and lunch is included. The labyrinth is a beacon on the hill that calls our hearts to gather in community and renewal. Register now and join us on this journey of the heart!

    • 18 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 22 May 2020
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 39
    Register

    "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

    Accommodation:

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

    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).

    • 23 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 24 May 2020
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 24
    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 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.




    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 25 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Road, Stoneville, NC 27048

    Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop/Retreat

    This four night, five day retreat is a time to pause and clarify the path you are on. Both the labyrinth and the SoulCollage® process can be used as tools of transformation to help us navigate the many challenges of life. They both give us ways to access our own inner resources and intuition. Using one of them alone will make a difference in your life, but used together they amplify and deepen each other because they are both languages of the soul. They enable us to access our inner world and deepen our understanding of ourselves as we journey on this path called life. Both processes allow us to create a sense of order out of the information that bombards us from all directions, and both encourage us to develop a higher level of awareness which enables us to thrive in the complex and ever-changing world in which we live.

    The cost of $995 includes four nights accommodation in a single room with private bathroom, all meals and all art supplies and instruction. A shared room is $895.


    Catherine Anderson, Veriditas Faculty

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

    The labyrinth Catherine constructed in her backyard in 2007 has  been an important element in her mindfulness and creativity practices and Catherine loves showing others how the labyrinth can support us in quietening our mind and uncover our creativity. She is the author of Journaling the Labyrinth Path, a book of finger labyrinths, quotes and journal prompts inspiring you to find your unique work in the world, and Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation.

    Catherine uses the labyrinth, SoulCollage®, expressive arts, poetry and mindfulness as pathways for self-discovery and as ways of uncovering meaning and purpose in life. Her personal journey of self-discovery has taken her from a career as an attorney to photography-franchise owner, to creativity-workshop facilitator.

    Photography is another creative passion for Catherine and her book The Creative Photographer won a Silver Nautilus Award in the Creative Process Category in 2012.  As a SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer, Catherine loves teaching others how to facilitate workshops using the SoulCollage® process which uses images as a form of “soul language” to access our inner wisdom.

    As a life-long learner, Catherine has been fortunate to train with Jean Houston, Seena Frost, Lauren Artress, Jan Phillips and many other wise teachers. In addition to her work in the US, Catherine leads creative pilgrimage retreats in South Africa, France, Italy, Mexico and Portugal.

    For more information, contact:

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com





    • 31 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 03 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 39
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    Throughout the ages, Chartres has been home to the Sacred Feminine.  Whether it be the ancient goddess venerated at the well, the vestiges of Roman worship of the goddess Isis or the uninterrupted adoration of Mother Mary through the centuries of Christian worship, pilgrims always come to soak in the beauty of the perennial Feminine presence.  These days with our growing appreciation of Mary Magdelene, Chartres offers us glimpses into her presence in our world.

    A four day version of the Walking A Sacred Path Program will begin with an orientation and opening reception.  On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, there will be seminars with small group time.  Tuesday evening holds a special walk through the Cathedral Crypt as a pilgrim in the house of Mary.  Wednesday afternoon, Lauren will lead an orientation to the labyrinth in Chartres followed by an evening of labyrinth walking in Chartres Cathedral with candlelight, and special music.  On Thursday evening will be a reception and celebratory dinner. 

    This is a once in a lifetime experience that participants are drawn to repeat.  Join us in this ancient place of refuge and renewal so needed in our times.  

    Led by Judith Tripp - Judith has been offering this material in her Meeting Mary as a workshop in Chartres since 2009. Her deep Marian devotion has been nurtured in her yearly pilgrimages to Chartres since 1999.  Her background as a transpersonal psychotherapist, musician, and student of the Sacred Feminine brings a unique combination of personal insight, historical knowledge and musical inspiration to her work. 

    Judith will be joined by Ruth Cunningham providing the music of Mary.


    Reading List:

    For all Walking a Sacred Path programs: 

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

    ·       The Universe of Stone by Phillip Ball

    Accommodation:

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

    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral and the Hotellerie 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).

    • 05 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 06 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Hotelierre St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 24
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    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 Hotellerie St. Yves will open soon. 

    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral

     and the Hotellerie 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.




    • 07 Sep 2020
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 10 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 35
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    Drawing on the lost wisdom of the Celtic world, John Philip Newell speaks it afresh into the heart of this moment in time, addressing the most critical issues facing humanity today.  He invites us to reawaken to what we most deeply know, the sacredness of the earth and the human soul.

    Led by John Philip Newell, internationally acclaimed Celtic teacher from Edinburgh, is the celebrated author of Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality.  He is the founder of the School of Celtic Consciousness and one of the most prominent Christian teachers of spirituality in the Western world.  He has authored over 15 books, including Christ of the Celts, Praying with the Earth, A New Harmony, and his most recent visionary title The Rebirthing of God:  Christianity's Struggle for New Beginningswww.heartbeatjourney.org

    Please note: this is a 4 day program (unlike our usual Walking A Sacred Path 5 day programs).

    We begin on Monday at 4:00 pm with orientation, introductions, and a reception.  Each morning Tuesday - Thursday, we begin with a morning seminar with our guest faculty followed by a small group session.  Tuesday evening will be a special tour of the crypt and cathedral as though you were a 12th century pilgrimage.  Wednesday afternoon, Lauren Artress will present on the labyrinth and prepare us for our evening labyrinth walk.  In meditative silence, we will walk through the Cathedral crypt moving up to the candlelit labyrinth for a labyrinth walk with medieval music.  Thursday we end the program with a reception and celebratory dinner. 

    This is a once in a lifetime experience that participants are drawn to repeat.  Join us in this ancient place of refuge and renewal so needed in our times.  

    Recommended Reading:

    Any of John Philip Newell's books on Celtic Spirituality.

    For all Walking a Sacred Path programs: 

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

    ·       The Universe of Stone by Phillip Ball

    Accommodation:

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

    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral and the Hotellerie 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).

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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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