Calendar of Events

    • 26 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+08:00)
    • 03 Jul 2021
    • (UTC+08:00)
    • 2 sessions
    • June 26 at the Tao Fung Shan Christian Centre, Tai Wai, Hong Kong AND July 3, at the Methodist Retreat Centre, Mui Wo, Hong Kong
    • 3
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    *Will be taught in Cantonese*
    By invitation only.

    Event specific information is available on this flyer.

    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.


    Dr. Chi-Shan Lam is a specialist Anaesthesiologist serving in public hospital in Hong Kong. He first connected with the labyrinth walking when he studied the Clinical Pastoral Education in 2009. In the same year, he got the Master of Arts in Christian Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Currently, he is a candidate of the Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology. His ongoing thesis “labyrinth walking, spirituality and healthcare” 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 facilitator training workshop for the local communities since 2021.




    • 10 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    Register


    How can we creatively interweave compassion into the four elements? Where can our labyrinth facilitation embrace the partnerships of earth, air, fire and water with the deeper levels of compassion? How might we embrace the breath of inspiration, ignite the warmth of giving comfort, and motivate our communities toward groundedness and solidarity?

    Join us for our second Virtual Renewal Day for a gathering of sojourners, seeking loving pathways of expanding labyrinth teachings in personal and community venues.

    . . . “May all that is unlived in you/Blossom into a future/Graced with love.”

    ~John O’Donohue

    Council Biographical Sketches

    Twylla Alexander

    Conway, Arkansas and Portland, Maine

    Twylla Alexander is an Advanced Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator and author of the book, Labyrinth Journeys ~ 50 States, 51 Stories. As part of her own personal journey, Twylla walked an outdoor labyrinth in every state in the U. S. and interviewed its creator – all women. She facilitates labyrinth walks and leads labyrinth retreats, providing the space and time for women to explore their own personal journeys. Her children’s book, The Power of Bread, is scheduled for publication in January, 2021. A retired speech-language pathologist and elementary school teacher, Twylla and her husband, Drew, have lived and worked on four continents. They currently divide their time between homes in Conway, Arkansas and Portland, Maine.

    Paul Campbell

    West Fargo, North Dakota

    Paul completed facilitator training in 2005 and the advanced facilitator class in 2008. His passionate creativity for building labyrinth’s results from Robert Ferré’s master builder class. He has been using labyrinths to work with a wide variety of folks—from those with a business (MBA) background to current faith-based leadership training, for discernment and wandering journeys of spiritual growth. He often explores labyrinth use with addiction recovery groups. 

    Tina Christensen

    Tasmania, Australia

    Tina Christensen joins us from Tasmania having moved from Melbourne last year. She is the outgoing Chair of the Australian Labyrinth Network and initiator of the annual event - World Labyrinth Day in Schools. Tina is also a registered creative arts psychotherapist, speaker and SoulCollage® graduate. She is passionate about the ‘art of being’ and cultivating an ‘artisan’ life.  We are excited to welcome her perspective and hope to facilitate more connections with the Labyrinth Community "down under."




    Christine Favreau

    Montgomery, Vermont

    Christine is a human-resources professional with over twenty years of experience spanning varied industries. She is a Veriditas Advanced Certified Labyrinth Facilitator who loves to share time, space and experiences through wellness workshops, yoga classes, and other engaging community events. Consistent with her passion for HR and wellness practices, Christine has a long-held interest in helping others move their lives, careers, and organizations forward.  She voluntarily serves as President for One Child at a Time, a non-profit organization working for the welfare and development of vulnerable and needy children, their families, and communities. Christine is curious and creative with a propensity to cognitively explore the world and all it has to offer.

    Barrie Gibby

    Rockford, Illinois

    Barrie Carter Gibby works on that creative edge between the branches of words and movement expression. A long-time educator, community builder, avid traveler and labyrinth facilitator, Barrie entwines her background in design, music, theater production and ritual-making to facilitate workshops and pilgrimages across the nation on a variety of themes. She is especially fascinated by the parallels of Celtic and Native American cultures and their loving embrace of nature centered whole life. Her annual pilgrimage to the 13th c. Chartres Cathedral labyrinth, in Chartres, France, provokes inspired passion for her ongoing labyrinth work. As a Veriditas Advanced Certified Labyrinth facilitator, Barrie finds sacred spaces everywhere.

    Betty Lopez-Towey

    New York

    It was at Silver Bay on Lake George that Betty was first introduced to the labyrinth. This 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 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, the site of the original eleven circuit labyrinth 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. As a life-long seeker, Betty is a trained Spiritual Advisor and Reiki Master. She is both honored and excited to join the Veriditas Council in their mission to support labyrinth Facilitators around the world.

    Marion Patterson

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Marion Patterson lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and completed her facilitator training and certification with Lauren Artress in 2013. She routinely hosts labyrinth walks, opening the experiences to varied groups; has facilitated the Circle process and small focus groups for different denominations; practices healing energy work (i.e. Reiki, healing touch spiritual ministry); and teaches adults at Kirkwood Community College. She and her husband, Rich, have a business called “Winding Pathways” that encourages people to transform their yards - from patio decks to acreages - into places of satisfying fun, food, and fascination. She welcomes all to learn more and connects facilitators with the Council.

    Mary Ann Wamhoff

    Recently of Santa Fe, New Mexico; originally from St. Louis, Missouri

    After training with Lauren in Chartres, Mary Ann became a Certified Veriditas Facilitator in 2016. She has walked labyrinths since 1995, has studied with Caroline Myss, and is a Reiki Master. In 2020, Mary Ann completed Advanced Facilitator Training. Using her original poetry, she regularly facilitates public walks sponsored by the Labyrinth Resource Group of Santa Fe. Mary Ann recently spearheaded and helped build a 48-foot Chartres-style labyrinth. As a Council member, she hopes to support facilitators in listening to what people need, as well as allow her labyrinth work to bloom. Coming from a tradition that believes in the unseen, she has both felt and seen the labyrinth's amazing power!

    Nathan Wiles

    Montgomery, Vermont

    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.



    Leslie Wright

    Stratford, Ontario, Canada


    In 1999 Leslie Wright walked her first labyrinth in a church basement in her native Toronto and it sparked something in her. She received her Facilitator Certification in 2014 and Advanced training in 2020. She participated in a Chartres Pilgrimage in 2018. Leslie enjoys sharing the labyrinth with her community in a variety of settings including churches, seniors’ homes, Parliament of World Religions in Toronto and on her backyard labyrinth. Leslie has been described as a passionate and welcoming facilitator. 


    Since 1995 Leslie has been active in various church congregations including leading workshops exploring spirituality. She currently serves on the worship team at her church. When she isn’t exploring the labyrinth, she loves experiencing the various arts. She looks forward to helping labyrinth facilitators connect to find ways to support each other.



    Karen Knight Price

    Port Austin, Michigan


    Karen Knight Price immediately resonated with the labyrinth as a spiritual tool almost 25 years ago. Since then, it has become a meaningful core in her pilgrimage. She received her facilitator training from Lauren Artress in 2000 and advanced training in 2020. In 2001, a trip to Chartres galvanized Karen’s passion for labyrinth work.


    As a former pastor with advanced studies in spiritual formation, Karen has worked with the labyrinth in many settings with a variety of groups and individuals. 


    Karen and her husband, Dave, live on a small hobby farm at the very tip of Michigan’s thumb. Animals have a central role in keeping Karen happy and life harmonious.


    Also, on the farm, is the Willow Labyrinth, open to the community and the place of Karen’s spiritual nurture. Writing and speaking opportunities are one of the avenues of inviting others to the labyrinth.


    Creativity is a powerful directive for Karen. Creativity is what feeds the soul – whether it is creating a mess, a beautiful meal, or a quilt – the need to create is central to how Karen lives her life.



    Peter Valles

    The Woodlands, Texas


    Peter completed his advanced facilitator training with Veriditas in 2017.  As a geologist and naturalist, in conjunction with his deep connection with nature, Peter discovered sacred spaces in unlikely places. In January of 2018, he and several volunteers constructed a 7-circuit Classical labyrinth deep in the forest near his home. The labyrinth is constructed from all-natural materials. It has been a source of healing, renewal and joy to the many sojourners who have chosen to walk it. From these small beginnings Peter has cultivated a following of interested and curious labyrinth walkers in his community. In 2018 Peter founded the Center for Full Permission. All things labyrinth and leadership coaching are brought together there. Peter is a trained executive leadership coach with over 15 years of experience in the corporate world. The He uses the labyrinth in many coaching sessions, thus providing the spaciousness many need to process their life challenges. Through his work in building a community of practice with the labyrinth as the centerpiece, Peter has been able to reach a richly diverse segment of the population in his area. He has a strong conviction that those who walk the labyrinth are able to access a part of themselves that lurk in the shadow of the psyche and discover what lay beyond the veil of what is known.


    Chuck Hunner


    The labyrinth found Chuck on a beach in Florida in 1998. Over the next few months, he developed a line of labyrinth jewelry. He completed facilitator training with Lauren Artress in 2005 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Walks that he hosts focus on moments in Nature such as full and new moons, equinoxes and solstices, and on the transformative power of partnering with Nature. He led many of Robert Ferre's labyrinth construction projects to success and continues to complete new permanent labyrinths each year. His focus is to bring labyrinths to an ever widening audience in order to share the magic and enhancement of labyrinth consciousness.


    • 17 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    Register


    After changing patterns, practices, rhythms of life in these many months of covid, as many places open back up, how do you discern what you hope to hold on to and what to let go of? How will what you’ve experienced in the pandemic season make a difference in how you face the future? How does the labyrinth offer a practice for reflection?


    Led by the Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert and held online, this workshop addresses our times and is open to all those interested in the topic.  It also serves as a Qualifying Workshop for those interested in going on to attend Facilitator Training.

    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. 

    • 17 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • 25 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Online
    • 3
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    Virtual Qualifying Workshop: Returning into a complex world on a path of simplicity with the Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert.

    July 17, 2021 from 10:00 am to 3:00 PM Pacific Time

     

    After changing patterns, practices, rhythms of life in these many months of covid, as many places open back up, how do you discern what you hope to hold on to and what to let go of? How will what you’ve experienced in the pandemic season make a difference in how you face the future? How does the labyrinth offer a practice for reflection? 


    Led by the Reverend Dr. Kay Muter and held online, this workshop addresses our times and is open to all those interested in the topic.  It also serves as a Qualifying Workshop for those interested in going on to attend Facilitator Training.

    To register for just this workshop, please click here.


    Virtual Facilitator Training with Lauren Artress

    July 18 - 22, 2021 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm (Pacific Time) $700


    The Virtual Facilitator Training, led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, will be run Sunday through Thursday.  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.

    To register for just Facilitator Training, please click here.


    For the Love of Classical Labyrinths

    With Lars Howlett and special guest Richard Feather Anderson


    Friday July 23rd, 2021 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Pacific Time) $125


    Deepen your connection and appreciation for the Classical Labyrinth—the great grandmother of all labyrinths!


    The Classical pattern is the oldest and simplest form of a labyrinth, treasured by a wide variety of cultures and traditions over the past four to six-thousand years. A survey of its design gets us in touch with the archetypal roots of all labyrinths and a better understanding of the basic ingredients that evoke ‘the labyrinth experience’. In this online workshop organized by Veriditas Faculty member Lars Howlett we will delight in the history, evolution, and application of the Classical Labyrinth. Learn the ins and outs of its sacred geometry and symbolism including how it reflects the basic patterns of life, a journey through the chakras, and the four directions. We’ll contemplate the many Classical variations such as the Chakra-vyuha, Baltic Wheel, and Man in the Maze with photographs of stunning examples from around the world.


    Special guest Richard Feather Anderson will share his passion for the design which he has studied in-depth since 1982 as one of the early pioneers of the Labyrinth Revival. The 5-hour workshop will be presented live on Zoom with a half hour break and opportunity for questions, group chat, and connecting with other participants. A comprehensive digital workbook will be provided as a PDF and the unedited recording of the live session will be offered to participants for reference and review for one month. Attending the workshop live is encouraged, but not required, and couples or friends joining from a single screen can register with a guest for a reduced price. 


    Note: Step-by-step instructions on drawing the labyrinths will not be part of this workshop, though variations of the design and tools and techniques for creating them will be discussed. For those wanting to learn to draw the patterns, participants will receive a 50% discount coupon to Lars' pre-recorded tutorials on Teachable with step-by-step instructions to draw along at your own pace.


    To register for just this workshop, please click here.


    For the Love of the Chartres Labyrinth

    With Lars Howlett and special guest Robert Ferré


    Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Pacific Time) $125


    Immerse yourself in the transcendent archetype of the Chartres Labyrinth as we trace its saga and secrets through stories and studies by modern day disciples.


    The most widely recreated and beloved labyrinth today, the Chartres Labyrinth is an exquisite design that has turned around the lives of countless people from all over the world. Inlaid in the Chartres Cathedral in 1200, the labyrinth has been wedded to this beloved pilgrimage site, soaking in that holy space and reflecting its sacred geometry for over 800 years. Join Veriditas Faculty Member Lars Howlett and his mentor Robert Ferré for a deep dive into the history and mystery of the Chartres Labyrinth. We’ll consider its design and variations, as well as how the center rosette and perimeter lunations took labyrinths to a whole new level. Photographs from Chartres and stunning replicas from around the globe will showcase some awe-inspiring renditions of this medieval pattern. 


    Special guest Robert Ferré is one of the foremost experts on the design having traveled 53 times to Chartres to walk, study, and connect with the cathedral and labyrinth. The 5-hour workshop will be presented live on Zoom with a half hour break and opportunity for questions, group chat, and connecting with other participants. A comprehensive digital workbook will be provided as a PDF and the unedited recording of the live session will be offered to participants for reference and review for one month. Attending the workshop live is encouraged, but not required and couples or friends joining from a single screen can register with a guest for a reduced price.  


    Note: Step-by-step instructions on drawing the labyrinths will not be part of this workshop, though variations of the design and tools and techniques for creating them will be discussed. For those wanting to learn to draw the patterns, participants will receive a 50% discount coupon to Lars' pre-recorded tutorials on Teachable with step-by-step instructions to draw along at your own pace.


    To register for just this workshop, please click here.


    For the Love of Contemporary Labyrinths

    With Lars Howlett and special guest Tom Vetter


    Sunday, July 25th, 2021 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Pacific Time) $125


    Now more than ever labyrinths are being stretched, twisted, and turned into countless contemporary patterns to better suit a greater variety of settings, intentions, and communities. From the Gossembrot to the Santa Rosa, Dual-Path Heart to Viking Age Horse Trappings Maze*, Contemporary Labyrinths offer endless opportunities and inspiration. Veriditas Faculty member Lars Howlett will guide us through some of these modern marvels as we envision the future of labyrinth design. Together we’ll consider the triumphs and challenges of Contemporary Labyrinths and how to incorporate sacred geometry into new patterns for small spaces or alternative environments. The value and need for greater accessible and inclusive designs will be discussed as we look to connect and collaborate with new communities and future generations. 


    Special guest Tom Vetter has wowed participants with his tools and techniques in creating novel designs at Annual Gatherings of the Labyrinth Society over the past decade. The 5-hour workshop will be presented live on Zoom with a half hour break and opportunity for questions, group chat, and connecting with other participants. A comprehensive digital workbook will be provided as a PDF and the unedited recording of the live session will be offered to participants for reference and review for one month. Attending the workshop live is encouraged, but not required and couples or friends joining from a single screen can register with a guest for a reduced price. *Designs highlighted above were created by Sigmund Gossembrot, Lea Goode-Harris, Marty Kermeen / Jeff Saward, and Alex Champion.


    Note: Step-by-step instructions on drawing the labyrinths will not be part of this workshop, though variations of the design and tools and techniques for creating them will be discussed. For those wanting to learn to draw the patterns, participants will receive a 50% discount coupon to Lars' pre-recorded tutorials on Teachable with step-by-step instructions to draw along at your own pace.


    To register for just this workshop, please click here.

    Biographies

    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. 



    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. 



    Lars Howlett

    Veriditas Faculty and Staff


    A lover of all things labyrinth, Lars Howlett drew his first seed patterns in the sand off the coast of California in his late twenties. He enrolled in his first Veriditas workshop in 2010 led by Robert Ferré at Grace Cathedral. The next year he travelled to Chartres for the labyrinth facilitator training with Lauren Artress following his roots to Scotland and Sweden where he visited labyrinths on the islands Iona and Gotland. From 2012-15 he was the apprentice to master builder Robert Ferré, inheriting his tools, techniques, and teaching curriculum. Lars joined the Veriditas Faculty, leading design and building workshops at ten iterations of Labyrinth Summer School. Six years ago, he became a full-time professional labyrinth maker under the auspices of Discover Labyrinths LLC. He was a board member of The Labyrinth Society for three years and the coordinator of World Labyrinth Day from 2013-2018. He became and Advanced Facilitator in 2019 and joined the staff of Veriditas in 2021 to support webinars, expand facilitator resources, and develop social media to further the labyrinth as a tool for personal and global transformation. Learn more at www.discoverlabyrinths.com 



    Richard Feather Anderson

    Special Guest


    Richard Feather Anderson was one of the earliest instigators of the “Labyrinth Revival” in America. Since 1982 he’s been educating and inviting people to enter the path of the labyrinth. He laid out some of the first labyrinths made available to the public, introduced American dowsers and geomancers to them, conducted a research project on their benefits from 1986-89, designed the first permanent labyrinths in an American church at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, and taught in the Veriditas Chartres Pilgrimage in 2000. When he designs sanctuaries for labyrinths, he draws on wisdom from geomancy, feng shui, environmental psychology, and sacred geometry. Visit his website at www.richardfeatheranderson.com 


    Robert Ferré

    Special Guest


    Robert Ferré is among the world’s most experienced labyrinth makers, having worked full time as a labyrinth artist for almost two decades. Robert founded Labyrinth Enterprises LLC which has constructed more than 800 Chartres labyrinths. Now in semi-retirement, Robert continues to consult, write and teach to share his depth of knowledge about labyrinths. Learn more about his work at labyrinth-enterprises.com 


    Tom Vetter

    Special Guest


    Tom Vetter has been designing and building unique, temporary labyrinths in Minnesota for over fifteen years.  He has a background in Chemistry and Sculpture, and his favorite “stomping ground” is where the Labyrinth intersects with Art, Mathematics, and Spirituality.  He is actively engaged in exploring and discovering new possibilities in this fertile territory, and he likes to share his creations--from beautiful spiral-based labyrinth designs to clever labyrinth tools and construction methods.  And he welcomes your questions.




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    • 18 Jul 2021
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 22 Jul 2021
    • 12:30 PM (PDT)
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    The Virtual Facilitator Training, led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, will be held online Sunday through Thursday 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) 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. 






    • 23 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    Register


    Deepen your connection and appreciation for the Classical Labyrinth—the great grandmother of all labyrinths!


    The Classical pattern is the oldest and simplest form of a labyrinth, treasured by a wide variety of cultures and traditions over the past four to six-thousand years. A survey of its design gets us in touch with the archetypal roots of all labyrinths and a better understanding of the basic ingredients that evoke ‘the labyrinth experience’. In this online workshop organized by Veriditas Faculty member Lars Howlett we will delight in the history, evolution, and application of the Classical Labyrinth. Learn the ins and outs of its sacred geometry and symbolism including how it reflects the basic patterns of life, a journey through the chakras, and the four directions. We’ll contemplate the many Classical variations such as the Chakra-vyuha, Baltic Wheel, and Man in the Maze with photographs of stunning examples from around the world.


    Special guest Richard Feather Anderson will share his passion for the design which he has studied in-depth since 1982 as one of the early pioneers of the Labyrinth Revival. The 5-hour workshop will be presented live on Zoom with a half hour break and opportunity for questions, group chat, and connecting with other participants. A comprehensive digital workbook will be provided as a PDF and the unedited recording of the live session will be offered to participants for reference and review for one month. Attending the workshop live is encouraged, but not required, and couples or friends joining from a single screen can register with a guest for a reduced price. 


    Note: Step-by-step instructions on drawing the labyrinths will not be part of this workshop, though variations of the design and tools and techniques for creating them will be discussed. For those wanting to learn to draw the patterns, participants will receive a 50% discount coupon to Lars' pre-recorded tutorials on Teachable with step-by-step instructions to draw along at your own pace.

    Lars Howlett

    Veriditas Faculty

    A lover of all things labyrinth, Lars Howlett drew his first seed patterns in the sand off the coast of California in his late twenties. He enrolled in his first Veriditas workshop in 2010 led by Robert Ferré at Grace Cathedral. The next year he travelled to Chartres for the labyrinth facilitator training with Lauren Artress following his roots to Scotland and Sweden where he visited labyrinths on the islands Iona and Gotland. From 2012-15 he was the apprentice to master builder Robert Ferré, inheriting his tools, techniques, and teaching curriculum. Lars joined the Veriditas Faculty, leading design and building workshops at ten iterations of Labyrinth Summer School. Six years ago, he became a full-time professional labyrinth maker under the auspices of Discover Labyrinths LLC. He was a board member of The Labyrinth Society for three years and the coordinator of World Labyrinth Day from 2013-2018. He became and Advanced Facilitator in 2019 and joined the staff of Veriditas in 2021 to support webinars, expand facilitator resources, and develop social media to further the labyrinth as a tool for personal and global transformation. Learn more at www.discoverlabyrinths.com 

    Richard Feather Anderson

    Special Guest

    Richard Feather Anderson was one of the earliest instigators of the “Labyrinth Revival” in America. Since 1982 he’s been educating and inviting people to enter the path of the labyrinth. He laid out some of the first labyrinths made available to the public, introduced American dowsers and geomancers to them, conducted a research project on their benefits from 1986-89, designed the first permanent labyrinths in an American church at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, and taught in the Veriditas Chartres Pilgrimage in 2000. When he designs sanctuaries for labyrinths, he draws on wisdom from geomancy, feng shui, environmental psychology, and sacred geometry. Visit his website at www.richardfeatheranderson.com 

    • 24 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    Register


    Immerse yourself in the transcendent archetype of the Chartres Labyrinth as we trace its saga and secrets through stories and studies by modern day disciples.


    The most widely recreated and beloved labyrinth today, the Chartres Labyrinth is an exquisite design that has turned around the lives of countless people from all over the world. Inlaid in the Chartres Cathedral in 1200, the labyrinth has been wedded to this beloved pilgrimage site, soaking in that holy space and reflecting its sacred geometry for over 800 years. Join Veriditas Faculty Member Lars Howlett and his mentor Robert Ferré for a deep dive into the history and mystery of the Chartres Labyrinth. We’ll consider its design and variations, as well as how the center rosette and perimeter lunations took labyrinths to a whole new level. Photographs from Chartres and stunning replicas from around the globe will showcase some awe-inspiring renditions of this medieval pattern. 


    Special guest Robert Ferré is one of the foremost experts on the design having traveled 53 times to Chartres to walk, study, and connect with the cathedral and labyrinth. The 5-hour workshop will be presented live on Zoom with a half hour break and opportunity for questions, group chat, and connecting with other participants. A comprehensive digital workbook will be provided as a PDF and the unedited recording of the live session will be offered to participants for reference and review for one month. Attending the workshop live is encouraged, but not required and couples or friends joining from a single screen can register with a guest for a reduced price.  


    Note: Step-by-step instructions on drawing the labyrinths will not be part of this workshop, though variations of the design and tools and techniques for creating them will be discussed. For those wanting to learn to draw the patterns, participants will receive a 50% discount coupon to Lars' pre-recorded tutorials on Teachable with step-by-step instructions to draw along at your own pace.

    Lars Howlett

    Veriditas Faculty

    A lover of all things labyrinth, Lars Howlett drew his first seed patterns in the sand off the coast of California in his late twenties. He enrolled in his first Veriditas workshop in 2010 led by Robert Ferré at Grace Cathedral. The next year he travelled to Chartres for the labyrinth facilitator training with Lauren Artress following his roots to Scotland and Sweden where he visited labyrinths on the islands Iona and Gotland. From 2012-15 he was the apprentice to master builder Robert Ferré, inheriting his tools, techniques, and teaching curriculum. Lars joined the Veriditas Faculty, leading design and building workshops at ten iterations of Labyrinth Summer School. Six years ago, he became a full-time professional labyrinth maker under the auspices of Discover Labyrinths LLC. He was a board member of The Labyrinth Society for three years and the coordinator of World Labyrinth Day from 2013-2018. He became and Advanced Facilitator in 2019 and joined the staff of Veriditas in 2021 to support webinars, expand facilitator resources, and develop social media to further the labyrinth as a tool for personal and global transformation. Learn more at www.discoverlabyrinths.com 

    Robert Ferré

    Special Guest

    Robert Ferré is among the world’s most experienced labyrinth makers, having worked full time as a labyrinth artist for almost two decades. Robert founded Labyrinth Enterprises LLC which has constructed more than 800 Chartres labyrinths. Now in semi-retirement, Robert continues to consult, write and teach to share his depth of knowledge about labyrinths. Learn more about his work at labyrinth-enterprises.com 

    • 25 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    Register


    Now more than ever labyrinths are being stretched, twisted, and turned into countless contemporary patterns to better suit a greater variety of settings, intentions, and communities. From the Gossembrot to the Santa Rosa, Dual-Path Heart to Viking Age Horse Trappings Maze*, Contemporary Labyrinths offer endless opportunities and inspiration. Veriditas Faculty member Lars Howlett will guide us through some of these modern marvels as we envision the future of labyrinth design. Together we’ll consider the triumphs and challenges of Contemporary Labyrinths and how to incorporate sacred geometry into new patterns for small spaces or alternative environments. The value and need for greater accessible and inclusive designs will be discussed as we look to connect and collaborate with new communities and future generations.

    Special guest Tom Vetter has wowed participants with his tools and techniques in creating novel designs at Annual Gatherings of the Labyrinth Society over the past decade. The 5-hour workshop will be presented live on Zoom with a half hour break and opportunity for questions, group chat, and connecting with other participants. A comprehensive digital workbook will be provided as a PDF and the unedited recording of the live session will be offered to participants for reference and review for one month. Attending the workshop live is encouraged, but not required and couples or friends joining from a single screen can register with a guest for a reduced price. *Designs highlighted above were created by Sigmund Gossembrot, Lea Goode-Harris, Marty Kermeen / Jeff Saward, and Alex Champion.

    Note: Step-by-step instructions on drawing the labyrinths will not be part of this workshop, though variations of the design and tools and techniques for creating them will be discussed. For those wanting to learn to draw the patterns, participants will receive a 50% discount coupon to Lars' pre-recorded tutorials on Teachable with step-by-step instructions to draw along at your own pace.

    Lars Howlett

    Veriditas Faculty

    A lover of all things labyrinth, Lars Howlett drew his first seed patterns in the sand off the coast of California in his late twenties. He enrolled in his first Veriditas workshop in 2010 led by Robert Ferré at Grace Cathedral. The next year he travelled to Chartres for the labyrinth facilitator training with Lauren Artress following his roots to Scotland and Sweden where he visited labyrinths on the islands Iona and Gotland. From 2012-15 he was the apprentice to master builder Robert Ferré, inheriting his tools, techniques, and teaching curriculum. Lars joined the Veriditas Faculty, leading design and building workshops at ten iterations of Labyrinth Summer School. Six years ago, he became a full-time professional labyrinth maker under the auspices of Discover Labyrinths LLC. He was a board member of The Labyrinth Society for three years and the coordinator of World Labyrinth Day from 2013-2018. He became and Advanced Facilitator in 2019 and joined the staff of Veriditas in 2021 to support webinars, expand facilitator resources, and develop social media to further the labyrinth as a tool for personal and global transformation. Learn more at www.discoverlabyrinths.com 

    Tom Vetter

    Special Guest

    Tom Vetter has been designing and building unique, temporary labyrinths in Minnesota for over fifteen years.  He has a background in Chemistry and Sculpture, and his favorite “stomping ground” is where the Labyrinth intersects with Art, Mathematics, and Spirituality.  He is actively engaged in exploring and discovering new possibilities in this fertile territory, and he likes to share his creations--from beautiful spiral-based labyrinth designs to clever labyrinth tools and construction methods.  And he welcomes your questions.

    • 12 Aug 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • St Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Road, Stoneville NC 27048


    This three night, four 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.

    Tuition is $1095. Click here to register.

    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

    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 01 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 17
    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 in 2022. 

    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

    You will be able to reserve accommodation at the Hotellerie St. Yves closer to the date of the Pilgrimage.

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


    • 02 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 03 Jul 2022
    • 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.




    • 04 Jul 2022
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 08 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 40

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    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

    You will be able to reserve accommodation at the Hotellerie St. Yves closer to the date of the Pilgrimage.

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


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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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