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    • 09 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    Register

    Would you like to spend more time with the classical labyrinth?

    Would you like to spend some time getting acquainted with your energy centers?

    Would you like to learn about the practice of walking with your chakras?

    Join The Veriditas Council on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 10:00 am Pacific for: Embodying the Seven-Circuit Classical Labyrinth: Getting to Know Our Chakras

    Part of the registration fee will go to support the scholarship that the council grants.

    Please click here to read the Council Biographical Sketches

    • 18 Mar 2024
    • 2:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
    • 香港新界沙田李屋村11號3樓 (近車公廟站B出口) 2nd Floor, No 11, Lei Uk Tsuen, Shatin, N.T. (Near Che Kung Temple station Exit B) Hong Kong SAR HKSAR China


    What is spirituality? What is spiritual health? What is spirituality/spiritual health education? According to the Veriditas website, the labyrinth is a walking meditation. It is a spiritual tool that helps you to quiet your mind, open your heart and find your way.


    The first part of the workshop is the reflection of spirituality/spiritual health by walking a handheld labyrinth. Every participant shall bring home a D.I.Y handheld labyrinth.


    The second part of the workshop is the reflection of spirituality/spiritual health education by walking an outdoor labyrinth. 


    Volunteer Facilitator: Dr. LAM Chi-Shan

    Enquiry: Hong Kong Labyrinth Society

    Mobile: (852)59897374
    Email contact: info@hongkonglabyrinthsociety.org

    Target audience: Previous labyrinth talk attendees

    Space: 12 (By invitation)

    Language: Cantonese

    (Gratitude to the retired course director of the Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology, Dr. Zoë Bennett, for her kind supervision and permission to use the photo.)


    Dr. Chi-Shan Lam is a specialist Anaesthesiologist serving in public hospital in Hong Kong. He is a candidate of the Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology. His ongoing thesis “Labyrinth, Spirituality and Theology” is based on his research
    “A quantitative and qualitative evaluation of labyrinth walking on chronic pain patient” which is kindly supported by the Hong Kong Pain Society research grant (2015).

    Dr. Lam is a Veriditas facilitator trainer/faculty who has been offering qualifying workshop for the local communities since 2019, and facilitator training workshop since 2021. He is one of the founders of the Hong Kong Labyrinth Society.

    • 13 Apr 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 10
    Register


    If you are interested in becoming a labyrinth facilitator or simply learning more about the labyrinth, this Qualifying Workshop is for you. In addition to its basic components, we will cover best practices for walking the labyrinth and an excellent video introducing the labyrinth as a walking meditation (narrated by Veriditas founder, Lauren Artress). Woven throughout the workshop will be numerous easily applicable journaling methods to help you deepen and transform your own labyrinth practice. Join us!

    Susan Borkin, PhD, is a psychotherapist and speaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A pioneer in the field of writing therapy, she is the author (or contributing author) to six books on journaling. She is an advanced facilitator and member of the Veriditas faculty. 

    • 15 Apr 2024
    • 2:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
    • 香港新界沙田李屋村11號3樓 (近車公廟站B出口) 2nd Floor, No 11, Lei Uk Tsuen, Shatin, N.T. (Near Che Kung Temple station Exit B) Hong Kong SAR HKSAR China


    What is spirituality? What is spiritual health? What is spirituality/spiritual health education? According to the Veriditas website, the labyrinth is a walking meditation. It is a spiritual tool that helps you to quiet your mind, open your heart and find your way.


    The first part of the workshop is the reflection of spirituality/spiritual health by walking a handheld labyrinth. Every participant shall bring home a D.I.Y handheld labyrinth.


    The second part of the workshop is the reflection of spirituality/spiritual health education by walking an outdoor labyrinth. 


    Volunteer Facilitator: Dr. LAM Chi-Shan

    Enquiry: Hong Kong Labyrinth Society

    Mobile: (852)59897374
    Email contact: info@hongkonglabyrinthsociety.org
    Target audience: Previous labyrinth talk attendees

    Space: 12 (By invitation)

    Language: Cantonese

    (Gratitude to the retired course director of the Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology, Dr. Zoë Bennett, for her kind supervision and permission to use the photo.)


    Dr. Chi-Shan Lam is a specialist Anaesthesiologist serving in public hospital in Hong Kong. He is a candidate of the Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology. His ongoing thesis “Labyrinth, Spirituality and Theology” is based on his research
    “A quantitative and qualitative evaluation of labyrinth walking on chronic pain patient” which is kindly supported by the Hong Kong Pain Society research grant (2015).

    Dr. Lam is a Veriditas facilitator trainer/faculty who has been offering qualifying workshop for the local communities since 2019, and facilitator training workshop since 2021. He is one of the founders of the Hong Kong Labyrinth Society.

    • 15 Apr 2024
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 19 Apr 2024
    • 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 3
    Register

    The Virtual Facilitator Training, led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, will be held online Monday through Friday each morning from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm pacific time. 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), The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Riverhead, 2006) and most recently, The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites Our Visionary Powers (Rose Petal Press, 2020). In May of 2006, Lauren's rediscovery of the labyrinth was honored by Grace Cathedral and she was designated Honorary Canon, a lifetime title. 






    • 04 May 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center, 87 Silver Bay Road, Silver Bay, NY 12874

    Join us for an enriching experience of presence using the mindfulness practices of labyrinth meditation and nature therapy amidst the stunning fall landscape of Silver Bay, New York. This one-day workshop extends a warm invitation to all to slow down and unplug in order to re-connect. Learn about the labyrinth while also exploring the impact of being in right relationship with nature through the principle of reciprocity. 

    This event is a Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop for attending a Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training.

    BIOS

    Christine Wiles, Veriditas Advanced Accredited Labyrinth Facilitator, Certified Soul Collage® Facilitator and ANFT-Certified Guide in Nature Therapy.

    Christine is a retired HR professional with 25+ years of experience across different industries and now manages a halotherapy wellness spa located in northern Vermont. She received training from Lauren Artress and is a Veriditas Advanced Accredited Labyrinth Facilitator. In addition, she is also certified as a Soul Collage® Facilitator and Nature Therapy Guide by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT). Christine enjoys leading wellness workshops, participating in community events, and connecting with people through shared experiences. Her passion for HR and wellness practices has inspired her to assist others in advancing their lives and careers. She has volunteered for many non-profit organizations, served on the Veriditas Council, and is currently studying Reflexology while also developing and expanding the family businesses. Christine possesses a curious and creative mind, which drives her to explore the world and everything it has to offer. 

    Nathan Wiles, Professional Labyrinth Builder and Designer, Veriditas Faculty

    Nathan Wiles is a professional in the field of labyrinth education, building, and design. With a background as an Interior Designer and Project Manager, Nathan draws upon his extensive skills and experience to create labyrinth builds and facilitate workshops.

    With a career spanning over 30 years in building and designing, Nathan has honed his expertise specifically in labyrinth design and construction for over 15 years. Through his understanding of the labyrinth, he possesses the ability to tap into the collective consciousness of individuals and groups, bringing their visions to life.

    Nathan's passion lies in unraveling the mysteries that surround us in today's diverse world, while maintaining both a secular and non-secular approach. He aims to expand the labyrinth community by collaborating with public schools, corporations, churches, and wellness facilities to foster education and raise awareness about the labyrinth's benefits.

    Registration

    Workshop fee $75
    To register please complete this form, or call Christine at 802-782-4494.

    Housing for Qualifying Workshop and Facilitator Training;

    Housing for Qualifying Workshop and Facilitator Training is not included in workshop cost. Contact: Reservation Department at 518 543 8415 or reservations@silverbay.org 
    (Meals are included in housing cost)

    • 04 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Boxerwood Gardens, 963 Ross Road, Lexington VA 24450

    This in-person, Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop will culminate a dozen days of honoring our common home, begun on Earth Day at Boxerwood Gardens. On World Labyrinth Day we will meet in lovely Lexington, Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains. While this is considered a Qualifying Workshop for anyone interested in pursuing Veriditas Facilitator Training, it is not JUST for those who wish to become facilitators. Anyone interested in learning more about and experiencing labyrinths on World Labyrinth Day is welcome! Not only will our setting be Nature herself, but our labyrinth will also be constructed of "spring clippings" from the garden! Lunch is provided.

    Earlybird price $65 / Regular price $75. Email Mary Ann to register 

    Mary Ann Wamhoff

    After training with Lauren Artress in Chartres, Mary Ann became a Veriditas Advanced Accredited Labyrinth Facilitator. She has walked labyrinths since at least 1995, has studied with Caroline Myss, Andrew Harvey, Mirabai Starr, and Matt Fox among others, and is a Reiki Master. She regularly facilitated public walks sponsored by the Labyrinth Resource Group of Santa Fe, and spearheaded and helped build a 48-foot Chartres-style labyrinth. She is presently introducing her new Virginian community to the joys of labyrinth walking! As a Veriditas Council member, she supports facilitators in listening to what people need and is excited about being part of the Veriditas Inclusion Initiative. Coming from a tradition that believes in the unseen, she has both felt and seen the labyrinth's amazing power! 

    • 04 May 2024
    • 4:00 PM (BST)
    • 11 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM (BST)
    • Essence of Mulranny, County Mayo, Ireland


    The wild west coast of Ireland provides a perfect background for this week-long exploration of our inner landscape using SoulCollage® as creative expression and the labyrinth to ground, integrate and deepen our experiences. Our retreat home for the week, Essence of Mulranny, overlooks magnificent Clew Bay and Ireland’s holy mountain, Croagh Patrick.


    More information on Catherine's website

    Catherine Anderson, 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.

    www.CreativePilgrimage.com

    • 05 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 06 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Silver Bay YMCA, 87 Silver Bay Road, Silver Bay, NY 12874
    • 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! 

    Housing for Qualifying Workshop and Facilitator Training

    (Meals included in housing cost, housing cost not included in program registration cost)

    Reservation Department
    518 543 8415
    reservations@silverbay.org 

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.   

    Betty (Elizabeth) Lopez Towey

    It was at Silver Bay on Lake George that Betty was first introduced to the labyrinth. A profound experience led to a deepening interest which soon became a passion. She was trained as a labyrinth facilitator by Lauren Artress in 2001 and has helped to build the outdoor labyrinth at Silver Bay Conference Center on Lake George, has painted canvas labyrinths with various communities and has carried her own painted canvas labyrinth into New York City Schools, Colleges, Medical Schools, Churches and Synagogues.  She has continued her study of the labyrinth with Lauren Artress at Chartres Cathedral, and is now an Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator and member of the Veriditas Faculty.

    After 20 years of teaching and out of the classroom support roles, Betty was inspired to pursue an administrative position through her own experience on the labyrinth, which led to her starting a New York City Public School. As the principal and founder, an important part of building this new progressive public school was to support adults and children in mind, body and spirit by incorporating the labyrinth in its development. It is an exciting time to consider how to inspire, support and grow schools that work in the important area of spiritual growth, as part of teaching and nourishing the whole child. 

    As a life long seeker, Betty is also an active  member of the diverse and inclusive Spiritual Life Team at Silver Bay Conference Center on Lake George in New York. She is a trained Spiritual Advisor and Reiki Master and is responsible for the Labyrinth programs, which are offered to conferences and retreats, including large and small groups of ministers, educators, business organizations and those seeking respite here at Silver Bay. 

    Nathan Wiles is the founder of Innate Creations, an educating labyrinth building and design company. Nathan utilizes skill and experience from his former career as an Interior Designer and Project Manager to help create his labyrinth builds and workshops.

    Along with his 30 years of building and designing experience, he was trained by an established Feng Shui consultant and has practiced various meditation techniques.  Now, with close to ten years of experience in both labyrinth designing and building, Nathan is able to join the collective consciousness of the individual or group to help develop their thought onto “canvas.” His passion is to bring a secular understanding to the mystery surrounding us in such a diverse world, while increasing the Labyrinth community through the education and collaboration with public schools, corporations and wellness facilities.

    • 11 May 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • First Baptist Church, 5 Oak Street, Asheville, NC
    • 30


    Flowing with the wisdom teachings of the River, this in-person day retreat honors the sacredness of river waters and the synchronicities of life phases mirrored on the labyrinth. As we wander on the path of life, there’s a likeness to water in its tidal rhythm – releasing and rising, swirling and calming, healing and renewing, as well as purifying and destroying. In tandem with the Celtic imagination, this day celebrates that meandering path through river songs, poetry, expressive arts and mandala-making, rituals and symbology that embrace the constancy of ever-changing life cycles, culminating in a labyrinth walk.

    What river songs flow in your heart? How are the images of river life phases manifested through the arts and embodied on the labyrinth quadrants? What gifts emerge from the river near you? How can the river reflect who we are and encourage our river activism?

    Please click here to register.

    Inquire about hotels nearby.

    Barrie Carter Gibby:

    A long-time educator, writer and avid traveler, Barrie interweaves her background in design, music, theater production and ritual-making to facilitate labyrinth workshops across the nation on a variety of themes. Her many pilgrimages to the 13th c. Chartres Cathedral labyrinth and others worldwide have guided her passion for the layers of symbology, cultural understanding and synchronicities in her labyrinth work. As an Advanced Certified Facilitator and on faculty at Veriditas, Barrie finds sacred spaces everywhere.

    Lynn Karegeannes is a native of South Carolina. She completed her undergraduate degree in art history at Rice University and then her Master’s, also in art history, at the University of Texas, Austin. After a short time working in arts education, she returned to South Carolina to complete her second Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She worked in the New York Public Library system and then returned to the Southeast with her husband to raise their children in Asheville, North Carolina. In Asheville she has devoted her time to professional and volunteer work with organizations centered on issues relevant to women and the arts. Lynn first learned about labyrinths through Lauren Artress’ book, Walking a Sacred Path. Lynn’s interest in and experience with labyrinths has grown over the years. She currently works as an artist, and expressive arts and labyrinth facilitator through her business, Full Life Arts. Her website is at https://full-life-arts.com/

    • 10 Jun 2024
    • 4:00 PM (CEST)
    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 PM (CEST)
    • Chartres, France
    • 22
    Register


    Join Jill Geoffrion as she unveils the celebrated and hidden treasures of the Chartres Cathedral and its labyrinth during an eye-opening and heart-expanding week of pilgrimage. Through visual presentations, embodied explorations, and labyrinth-inspired pilgrim rituals, you will have opportunities to come to know the Cathedral and the Chartres labyrinth deeply in its context. As you study and contemplate the stained-glass windows, sculpture, architecture, and history of the Chartres Cathedral you will understand--with both your mind and body--that the labyrinth on the floor is part of a huge conversation, which involves beauty, mystery, depth, and wonder. Learn on-site how the Cathedral’s stained-glass relates to the labyrinth and enjoy discovering images that can inspire you as you walk its path.* Come listen as the echoes of the past resonate with your inner explorations. 

    Jill’s goal is to fill the treasure chest in your heart to overflowing with the wonders of the Chartres Cathedral and its labyrinth. Expect to return home from your pilgrimage with many memories and experiences to integrate further into your own life and to share with others.

    *To fully benefit, please bring a good pair of binoculars.  

    The Rev. Jill K. H. Geoffrion, Ph.D. D.D.


    The beauty of the Chartres Cathedral inspires Jill to use her gifts and training in service of all those seeking to experience deep and transformative Divine Love through this medieval building, its labyrinth, and its imagery. Whether on-site or on-line, Rev. Jill Kimberly Hartwell Geoffrion, PhD, DD combines stunning

    images and historical research to create contemplative prayer experiences. Jill has authored several books and many articles on Chartres, including Visions of Mary: Art, Devotion, and Beauty at Chartres Cathedral, Praying the Chartres Labyrinth and Praying the Labyrinth.


    See JillGeoffrion.com to learn more about Jill’s ministries on four continents where she often serves in places of acute suffering. Follow links to her art-based prayer blogs and sites on labyrinth prayer and the Chartres Cathedral. Her professional photography graces each page.

    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. On Tuesday afternoon, there is a tour of Chartres Cathedral. Then, on Wednesday, there is an orientation to the labyrinth followed by a once in a life-time candlelit labyrinth walk with medieval music on the Chartres Labyrinth.  Thursday afternoon is a tour of the Crypt , and a closing celebratory reception and dinner are on Friday.

    Cancellation Policy

    We understand that life happens! When things don’t go as you planned, Veriditas has policies in place so that you always know what to expect should you have to cancel an event. Please read our updated cancellation policy here.

    • 15 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM (CEST)
    • 16 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM (CEST)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 22
    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.

    Accommodation:

    You will receive a link to book your accommodation at the Hotellerie St. Yves once your registration has been completed.

    • 16 Jun 2024
    • (CEST)
    • 23 Jun 2024
    • (CEST)
    • Gotland, Sweden
    • 2
    Register


    Join Lars Howlett (DiscoverLabyrinths.com) and Valarie Budayr (Mongata.org) for an unforgettable journey to the island of Gotland, where we’ll explore, walk, and contemplate a stunning variety of outdoor classical labyrinths. 

    For one special week on an enchanting island in the Baltic Sea, we will follow the mytho-poetic thread of “The Maiden in the Labyrinth.” Connecting millennia, centuries, and our present day, we will share local stories, songs, images, and contemplative practices to weave together the myth, magic, and mystery of Gotland. 

    The medieval village of Visby will be our home for seven nights with walking tours of the local museum, ruins, and labyrinths. We will circumnavigate the island by bus on three day trips to explore ancient and historic sacred sites with breaks at cafes, farms and artisanal shops. Our pilgrimage culminates with a Midsummer eve labyrinth walk and a traditional Swedish celebration in the city center coinciding with a full moon. 

    A block of rooms in two hotels has been reserved for the group and has limited availability. Upon registration you will receive a link to book the accommodations via Mongata or you can choose to find your own on the island. The program will be based at the Hotel St. Clemens which is TripAdvisor's #1 hotel in Visby and is adjacent to a medieval ruin where our morning session will take place!

    Questions? Email Lars@Veriditas.org




    • 17 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM (CEST)
    • 19 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM (CEST)
    • Hotellerie St. Yves, 3 Rue Acacias, Chartres, France
    • 13
    Register

    FOR CERTIFIED FACILITATORS ONLY.


    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 15 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 assisting with Veriditas programs around the world.  

    • 14 Sep 2024
    • 10:30 AM (CEST)
    • 15 Sep 2024
    • 4:30 PM (CEST)
    • Hotellerie St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 26
    Register


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

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

    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. Includes one special evening labyrinth walk in Chartres Cathedral. 

    This can be a stand-alone workshop or a perfect pairing with to Cycle One of Walking A Sacred Path. No meals are included.




    • 16 Sep 2024
    • 4:00 PM (CEST)
    • 20 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 PM (CEST)
    • Chartres, France
    • 30
    Register


    Lean back and look at the beauty of the night sky,

    lean forward and gaze at the sublime vision of a medieval cathedral,

    lean in and walk labyrinth.

    You are no longer the same person.


    The Universe is thrumming with energy, mystery, and beauty. These qualities are marvelous gifts from Creation, but as the mystics and poets tell us, we must actively participate with joy amid the sorrows of the world. When we embrace courage, we begin a pilgrimage toward “the task of tasks that help us move from being destructive to creative presences on our struggling planet.” We are co-creating a New Story.

    In our workshop we will explore this glorious New Story, bringing a convergence of science, spirituality, and the arts under the rubric of Cosmogenesis.

    For cosmologist Brian Swimme, Cosmogenesis is the realization Creation didn’t happen only out there, billions of years ago—but is happening in here and now and is revealed in the development of our own imaginations. His work reflects a wild faith in the intelligence of the universe that “knew” from the very beginning that life was coming on a spiritual quest.

    For mythologist Phil Cousineau, the New Story is a Numinous Narrative reflecting our desire to create art, a recognition of the alluring power of beauty, in the classical Greek sense, and personified as Aphrodite or Venus.

    What better place to delve into these mysteries than the great pilgrimage center of Chartres! Our week features presentations by Swimme and Cousineau including storytelling, poetry, film clips, creative exercises and ample time for conversation.
    A Vocal artist will lead a daily call-and-response as well as an evening of music around the St Yves Labyrinth.

    Our time together will be highlighted by an evening of star gazing along the Eure River with Brian, and an afternoon of sauntering with Phil around the medieval streets in the spirit of notitia—the practice of noticing everyday beauty with the eyes of the soul. Each activity is designed to renew your own sense of awe and wonder about the universe and to aid you in creating your own New Story which reflects the twists and turns of your life pilgrimage. Please join us.

    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. On Tuesday afternoon, there is a tour of Chartres Cathedral. Then, on Wednesday, there is an orientation to the labyrinth followed by a once in a life-time candlelit labyrinth walk with medieval music on the Chartres Labyrinth.  Thursday afternoon is a tour of the Crypt , and a closing celebratory reception and dinner are on Friday.

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    Cancellation Policy

    We understand that life happens! When things don’t go as you planned, Veriditas has policies in place so that you always know what to expect should you have to cancel an event. Please read our updated cancellation policy here.

    • 21 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 AM (CEST)
    • 22 Sep 2024
    • 6:00 PM (CEST)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 18
    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.

    Accommodation:

    You will receive a link to book your accommodation at the Hotellerie St. Yves once your registration has been completed.

    • 05 Apr 2025
    • 1:30 PM (MDT)
    • 12 Apr 2025
    • 5:30 PM (MDT)
    • Moab Utah


    7 days, 45 miles of flat water canoeing, designing / creating / walking labyrinths, delicious food, 15 participants max.


    Join labyrinth maker Lars Howlett and naturalist Lauren Bond for a one-week retreat along Utah’s Green River. Together we’ll paddle, camp, cook, and savor a shared journey through Labyrinth Canyon. Learn to design, create and walk archetypal labyrinths made from natural materials along the riverbanks. Take meditative walks alone or as a group down canyon trails and swap stories and sing songs around the campfire each evening. Create a map that reflects your very own River of Life and learn how to embrace the meander as we wind our way together.

    Like a labyrinth, the river traces a long, winding path from source to sea. The twists and turns slow its pace, allowing more time and space for absorption. Nature’s wisdom is woven into this organic design and replicated in the labyrinth. For thousands of years people have designed, drawn, and walked labyrinths to reflect and reconsider their own life journey. The labyrinth was born from the meander—a pattern that takes its name from an ancient river. The mystery of the meander forces us out of linear thinking and our rational mind allowing us to get lost in the present moment and tap into timelessness and innate wisdom.

    https://www.theriverspath.org/utah-river-retreats/meander-the-river-of-life/

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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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