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    • 20 Mar 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
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    “Between every two pines
    is a doorway to a new world.”
    – John Muir 

    How can we access the gift of tree wisdom in this changing season? What do tree life phases share in common with our lives? And how can we celebrate that partnership on the labyrinth?

    As pilgrims, we gather in Circle to celebrate our stories on the curves of the labyrinth, whose quadrants echo the cycles of tree life and our own. Honoring our “soul tree” and the Celtic Tree Zodiac, we will harvest new seeds of Birth Time and explore inner and outer pathways for an awakened consciousness of harmonious earth partnerships.

    This embodied journey includes rituals, journal prompts, simple movement, chants, expanded imaginings and finger labyrinth walks.

    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.



    Naples is located 36 miles southeast of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers. It is serviced by Delta, US Airways, American, Southwest, United, Jet Blue and Air Tran as well as Frontier, Sun Country, Spirit and Silver Airways. A taxi from the airport to the hotels listed below should run about $50.

    Here are the accommodations that are recommended:

    Staybridge Suites (Located less than 1 mile from NUCC)
    4805 Tamiami Trail N
    Naples, FL 34013
    800-225-1237
    239-643-8002

    Hawthorne Suites (Wyndham Hotel) (4 miles East of NUCC)
    3557 Pine Ridge Road
    Naples, FL 34109
    888-293-3136
    239-593-1300
    Naples is located 36 miles southeast of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers. It is serviced by Delta, US Airways, American, Southwest, United, Jet Blue and Air Tran as well as Frontier, Sun Country, Spirit and Silver Airways. A taxi from the airport to the hotels listed below should run about $50.

    Here are the accommodations that are recommended:

    Staybridge Suites (Located less than 1 mile from NUCC)
    4805 Tamiami Trail N
    Naples, FL 34013
    800-225-1237
    239-643-8002

    Hawthorne Suites (Wyndham Hotel) (4 miles East of NUCC)
    3557 Pine Ridge Road
    Naples, FL 34109
    888-293-3136
    239-593-1300
    • 22 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 26 Mar 2021
    • 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 15
    Register

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

    The goal of Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional and effective way.The training addresses meditative walking in a variety of settings, with a variety of different populations. It is focused primarily on the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth but is inclusive of all forms.

    Walking the labyrinth is being embraced as a spiritual practice throughout the Western world mostly because of Veriditas trained facilitators. The Veriditas Facilitator Training -- which began in 1997 -- remains the most rigorous and comprehensive training offered. 

    How to know if Facilitator Training is right for you?

    • Want to deepen your own labyrinth practice?
    • Want the tools and guidance that will enable you to bring the labyrinth to your community?
    • Want to connect with a supportive community of Labyrinth Facilitators around the world?
    • Find yourself heading up a labyrinth program at your church, school, hospital, college etc. and need broad training and/or specific answers?
    • Considering offering labyrinth walking as part of your healing, counseling, yoga or  coaching business and are curious about the business considerations involved?
    • Love the labyrinth and want to offer workshops of your own? Consider completing Facilitator Training on the path to becoming Certified, Advance Trained and Accredited. Our Veriditas Accredited Presenters are now offering some of our qualifying workshops.

    We encourage you to join us! 

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required. The online workshop prior to this training considered a qualifying workshop.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

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

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

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






    • 22 Mar 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 44
    Register

    Join Veriditas founder, Lauren Artress, and her guest, author Gail Condrick, to discuss Spirituality, Nature, and the Labyrinth just in time for spring.

    In this webinar Lauren and Gail will explore how cultivating a relationship with the natural world deepens a connection with the Sacred.  Just as in walking a labyrinth, nature appreciation can take you step by step into an expanded soul awareness, revealing layers of guidance and solace.

    Whether you observe the natural world by gazing out your window, walking city streets, exploring the woods or by a visit to a Sacred Grove, there are gifts waiting when you listen to the whispered invitations of world around you.

    In this month’s webinar, you will receive practical tips to deepen your personal relationship with nature, enrich your sacred connections, and inspire your next labyrinth experience.  VIA members be sure to register to continue the conversation immediately after the program. 

    Learn more about this month’s guest on her website, www.gailcondrick.com.

    Gail Condrick is an author and teacher as well as a frequent speaker on topics of creativity, spirituality, and personal empowerment.   For more than 25 years, Gail led an award winning creative staff in the development of cable television programming in Fairfax County, Virginia.  An advanced Veriditas facilitator, Gail is also a Caroline Myss archetypal consultant, and member of the Nia Technique international faculty.  

    She is the author of Walking the Grove: Journal of a Sacred Encounter and several on-line creativity courses, videos, and workbooks.  Her on-demand and group courses include Deepening Your Connection with Nature, The Art of Observation, and Your Destiny is in Your Closet.  Her newest course, Ancient Rhythms: New Connections, presents finding your creative and life rhythm with the power of the labyrinth.

    Learn more about Gail on her website, GailCondrick.com.  


    • 09 Apr 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 10 Apr 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    • 20
    Register

    A women's retreat for reflecting on the time of Covid with space for grief, wisdom and whatever we need to say.

    After the  intense time we have experienced, we can begin to see a new life emerging.  Through meditation, finger labyrinth walks, writing  prompts and circle sharing, we will see what a group of wise women have to say to each other as we glean insight, understanding and hope for the future.

    This group will be limited to one Zoom Screen so that we can be in the “circle” together.  Be prepared to share from the heart and find your wings.  

    • 10 Apr 2021
    • 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    Register


    Linda Mikell, a longtime labyrinth facilitator from Veriditas will be leading a discussion with best practices and creative ideas for hosting a Covid friendly event. Short video will be shown with information good for any live labyrinth walk or for a special World Labyrinth Day walk. Bring your questions and ideas to share. 

    There is no cost for this event.

    • 17 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 20
    Register


    Only days prior to Earth Day (which is April 20) this workshop is an opportunity to reflect on how we each leave our footprint behind us. The day includes opportunity for finger walking, contemplative reflection and writing, and small group sharing. 

    An Apache Blessing:  

    May the sun bring you new energy by day,
    may the moon softly restore you by night;

    May the rain wash away your worries,
    may the breeze blow new strength into your being;

    May you walk gently through the world
    and know its beauty all the days of your life.

    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 Apr 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    Register


    Learn how to quickly create a temporary labyrinth using chalk, ribbon, or everyday objects. In this free one-hour Zoom webinar, Lars Howlett will guide participants in creating Classical patterns and variations from simple spirals. Considerations for social distancing through design and processional (one-way) adaptations will be discussed. Practice by drawing on paper or with small objects on a table and then apply the techniques to make your very own walkable labyrinth! This webinar is offered in support of creating labyrinths for World Labyrinth Day on May 1st, 2021. Questions? FindLars@Gmail.com 

    • 24 Apr 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 02 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online
    • 26
    Register


    Have you dreamed of creating a labyrinth in your living room, backyard, or neighborhood? Whether temporary or permanent, ten feet in diameter or sixty feet wide, develop your toolkit for making labyrinths that benefit any intention or space. Learn how to create archetypal Classical and Chartres variations quickly and easily using simple materials. Craft a tabletop labyrinth for a home altar or art installation using small objects and make two walkable labyrinths over the course of one week. Apply the techniques you learn to design labyrinths for your own workshops, presentations, festivals and World Labyrinth Day on May 1st, 2021!


    Through inspiring slideshows and video tutorials Lars Howlett (Discover Labyrinths) will share his experience engaging a wide variety of labyrinth audiences, materials and settings to illustrate how small and simple labyrinths can have a big impact. We’ll explore how patterns resonate differently and which are better suited for small spaces, diverse communities, and varying age-ranges and abilities. A special guest will join in the second session to share ideas and inspiration for pop-up community labyrinths with a Q&A.


    This two-day weekend workshop will be held online via Zoom. Between sessions there will be time to work at your own pace in creating a tabletop labyrinth and/or temporary walkable labyrinth in or around your home. Participants will have an opportunity to share and discuss their new labyrinths including an optional gathering one week later following World Labyrinth Day. A digital workbook will be provided detailing the methods and recordings of the workshop will be made available for reference for two weeks. Registration is limited to ensure an intimate group and opportunity to ask questions and connect with one another. Questions? FindLars@Gmail.com 

    • 07 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 08 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    Register

    A Spring time Women's Dream Quest marking the beginning of the hopeful time to come and the Heroines who dream their way into it.  

    featuring Diana Stork, small group leaders, virtual labyrinth walks, images by Cindy Pavlinac, the songs and exercises of the Quest and suggestions for Soul Collage, arts and crafts.

    Please make a spring time altar that we can all see from your camera.

    • 22 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 21
    Register


    Finding your center: a journey on the Labyrinth: time for deepening your labyrinth practice through creativity and community. A Virtual Qualifying Workshop with Sharry Nyberg and Rev. Bobbi Virta.

    Sharry Nyberg

    Sharry is currently the Minister of Christian Formation and part of the pastoral team at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham.  She is a certified Advance Labyrinth Facilitator through Veriditas in San Francisco and a trained SoulCollage® Facilitator. She leads retreats, workshops and creative worship holding safe and sacred space for others to experience their faith through spiritual practices, prayer and creativity. She is married to Joe and together they have two grown children, a delightful granddaughter and a brand-new grandson.

    Rev Bobbi Virta

    Bobbi is an ordain minister of United Church of Christ currently serving The United Church of Ferndale. She is a certified Spiritual Director and member of Spiritual Directors International. Bobbi received her Master of Divinity and Post Masters Certificate in Transforming Spirituality and Spiritual Direction from The School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University. She is a certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator through Veriditas in San Francisco. She is an active retreat keynote speaker, workshop and retreat leader and spiritual companion and guide. She is married to Pasi and together they have 3 grown children and 3 lively grandsons all of whom she adores. 

    • 24 May 2021
    • 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • 28 May 2021
    • 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 23
    Register

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

    The goal of Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional and effective way.The training addresses meditative walking in a variety of settings, with a variety of different populations. It is focused primarily on the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth but is inclusive of all forms.

    Walking the labyrinth is being embraced as a spiritual practice throughout the Western world mostly because of Veriditas trained facilitators. The Veriditas Facilitator Training -- which began in 1997 -- remains the most rigorous and comprehensive training offered. 

    How to know if Facilitator Training is right for you?

    • Want to deepen your own labyrinth practice?
    • Want the tools and guidance that will enable you to bring the labyrinth to your community?
    • Want to connect with a supportive community of Labyrinth Facilitators around the world?
    • Find yourself heading up a labyrinth program at your church, school, hospital, college etc. and need broad training and/or specific answers?
    • Considering offering labyrinth walking as part of your healing, counseling, yoga or  coaching business and are curious about the business considerations involved?
    • Love the labyrinth and want to offer workshops of your own? Consider completing Facilitator Training on the path to becoming Certified, Advance Trained and Accredited. Our Veriditas Accredited Presenters are now offering some of our qualifying workshops.

    We encourage you to join us! 

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required. The online workshop prior to this training considered a qualifying workshop.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

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

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

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






    • 14 Jun 2021
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 18 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
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    The Pilgrimage will be canceled if not safe to travel due to pandemic 2 months prior. Full refund if we 

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

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

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

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

    The Chartres Experience

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

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

    Join us in this ancient place of refuge and renewal!

    Recommended Reading

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

    Click here to book your Accommodation:

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

    Safety Concerns?

    As you probably know, the U.S. government is continuing its Worldwide Caution with respect to foreign travel in general. France is not specifically mentioned in the latest update. On a separate website, the U.S. embassy in France notes that the French government is continuing its reinforced security measures. The State Department provides a program for concerned travelers to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency: see Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

    • 19 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 20 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
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    The goal of Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional and effective way.The training addresses meditative walking in a variety of settings, with a variety of different populations. It is focused primarily on the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth but is inclusive of all forms.

    Walking the labyrinth is being embraced as a spiritual practicethroughout the Western world mostly because of Veriditas trained facilitators. The Veriditas Facilitator Training -- which began in 1997 -- remains the most rigorous and comprehensive training offered. 

    How to know if Facilitator Training is right for you?

    • Want to deepen your own labyrinth practice?
    • Want the tools and guidance that will enable you to bring the labyrinth to your community?
    • Want to connect with a supportive community of Labyrinth Facilitators around the world?
    • Find yourself heading up a labyrinth program at your church, school, hospital, college etc. and need broad training and/or specific answers?
    • Considering offering labyrinth walking as part of your healing, counseling, yoga or  coaching business and are curious about the business considerations involved?
    • Love the labyrinth and want to offer workshops of your own? Consider completing Facilitator Training on the path to becoming Certified, Advance Trained and Accredited. Our Veriditas Accredited Presenters are now offering some of our qualifying workshops.

    We encourage you to join us! 

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required. The Pilgrimage prior to this training in Chartres is considered a qualifying workshop.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

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

    Accommodation:

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

    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral

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

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




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Veriditas is dedicated to inspiring personal and planetary change and renewal through the labyrinth experience.

We accomplish our mission by training and supporting labyrinth facilitators around the world, and offering meaningful events that promote further understanding of the labyrinth as a tool for personal and community transformation. Our Vision is that the labyrinth experience guides us in developing the higher level of human awareness we need to thrive in the 21st century.

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