Calendar of Events

    • 25 Aug 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • St. John's Episcopal, 40 5th St, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 33
    Register


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

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

    Live musical accompaniment by Robin O'Brien.


    • 01 Sep 2019
    • 31 Oct 2019
    • Online


    “Every human being comes to earth with sealed orders.”      ~Soren Kierkegaard


    During these demanding times of rapid change and planetary uncertainty, the inner nudges to activate our soul assignment are increasing in intensity. This online Spiritual Direction group will encourage participants to articulate as best as possible these nudges, and pay attention to what invitations and events happen as you begin to explore what is calling you. We may look at what is unfolding in our dreams and how to recognize Spirit working in our lives to help us live out our “sealed orders.”

    This will be a small online coaching experience. The group will be limited to six people, meet twice a month in a safe, confidential real time Zoom call for two months with the possibility to continue. Must have attended a Veriditas workshop or pilgrimage. 

    The cost will be $500. If you are accepted for the group you will be sent a payment link.


    • 08 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • University of Bedfordshire, UK
    Register


    Finding the Pebble of Renewal...


    A day for trained facilitators, for community gathering and sharing. 


    This reflective day brings time and space to move deeper into your work on the labyrinth.


    How is your work on the labyrinth going? What do you know that you need help with? Would you like new inspiration to deepen your experience alone or with others on the labyrinth?


    Come together with other labyrinth facilitators to share your experiences, to create ways to support each other, and to share ideas and solutions. 

     

    Join us at the University of Bedfordshire for a day of connection and renewal with Veriditas Master Teacher, Kay Mutert and Veriditas Regional Coordinator, Kay Barrett….

    • 08 Sep 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • 14 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Cape View Motel and Cottages, 124 John Doucette Road, Mavillette, Nova Scotia B0W 2H0


    With every wave that washes over the sand, a new story emerges in what is left behind. Explore your personal story with time spent by the sea. This is an opportune place to come to quiet, practice mindfulness and explore your creativity. This week-long labyrinth by the sea retreat on the expansive Mavillette Beach in Nova Scotia offers you the chance to be inspired, re-discover your creativity and connect with your personal path.  

    Highlights of the week:


    • learn about the labyrinth and its role in today's world

    • daily gatherings on mindfulness meditation

    • walk hand-drawn labyrinths on the seashore

    • traditional Indigenous blessing and teaching on Native spirituality

    • contemplative time by the sea and surrounding area

    • art journaling and/or poetry writing

    • Acadian storytelling

    About our facilitator: Susan Kehoe has designed and facilitated retreats for more than 20 years, and  is a trained spiritual director and Veriditas labyrinth facilitator with a particular interest in contemplative practice, whether it is centering prayer, mindfulness meditation, yoga or organic gardening. 

    About our Indigenous Elder: Leland Surette is a Métis spiritual leader and carrier of the sacred pipe. He is a prominent speaker on Native Spirituality at Indigenous and non-Indigenous events and functions across Canada and the United States. 

    *Retreat Fee: $1650 CDN ~  Register for retreat via Eventbrite using this link: https://tinyurl.com/ybvhjwor. Payment is subject to an additional credit card service fee. Includes: 6 nights accommodation at Cape View Motel & Cottages, breakfasts, dinners, retreat fees and an Acadian Interpretative Centre excursion.

    Contact Grace: For more info on registration and fees: Email: grace@pathadventures.com  

    Phone: 902-740-0937 / Website: www.pathadventures.com

    To download a flyer for this retreat, please click here.

    • 09 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • 11 Sep 2019
    • 5:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • University of Bedfordshire, UK
    • 3
    Register

     OPEN ONLY TO VERIDITAS CERTIFIED FACILITATORS


    Advanced Facilitator Training is a leadership and skill-building workshop for Veriditas Facilitators with at least two years of experience facilitating labyrinth activities. Open only to those Veriditas trained facilitators who have been certified (or have turned in an application to be certified) 

    This is a three day intensive training that covers:

    • The Art of Story Telling and the use of storytelling in teaching
    • Enhancing Small Group Process Skills after a labyrinth walk
    • Video taping your basic presentations for group feedback
    • Holding presence and what that means to labyrinth facilitation
    • And much more.
    The cost is $799 USD or approximately 658 pound sterling.


    Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert, Master Teacher

    Veriditas Faculty member Rev. Dr. Kay Mutert leads labyrinth workshops in awakening new creative energy, community building, and spiritual transformation. Her Master Teacher responsibilities includes 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 invites participants to discover and develop their own gifts and skills, and to build community.

    Following an extended time of work with all ages in education and music, Kay then served as a minister in the United Methodist and British Methodist churches. 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 a broader circle of community. Through her labyrinth work, she uses her experience as musician, teacher, minister, and spiritual accompanist with groups and individuals from diverse arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth in today’s world.

    Information about Accommodation, meals and parking

    The accommodation offered is in our ‘Liberty Living’ student residences on the Bedford Campus of the University of Bedfordshire. Each person will have a room with ensuite facilities in a flat of five rooms. Each flat has its own kitchen.  The residences have staff/security on duty 24/7. The residences are on the edge of the Bedford campus close to where the class will be held.

    There is a permanent outdoor labyrinth on the campus and we hope to install an indoor canvas labyrinth for the course.

    Cost of accommodation and breakfast

    The cost of three night’s accommodation including breakfast is £100.  Please email Cass to reserve your accommodation at cass.howes@beds.ac.uk. This will be payable to Cass Howes on arrival either in cash or by cheque made out to Sandra Howes. 

    Other meals

    Lunch will be taken in the restaurant on campus. Dinner on Monday and Tuesday will be at the ‘White Horse ‘public house which is located close to the campus.  The cost of lunch and dinner is included in the tuition fee. Lunch in the campus restaurant comprises of a choice of hot and cold dishes. The White Horse menu is on their website https://www.thewhitehorsebedford.co.uk/  Sunday evening dinner can be taken at a location of the participants choice and is payable by the participant.

    Parking and pass cards

    There is plenty parking on campus.  Please let me know if you will be parking a car/van and therefore require a parking permit. Participants will be issued with a pass card to access the outdoor labyrinth.

    The academic year starts with Welcome Weekend on 21st/22nd September, however post graduate students training to be teachers will have started their course the first week in September, so there will be students on campus

     

     

     

                               


    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Pilgrim's Landing, 880 Main Street Chatham, MA 02633


    We are living in an unfolding spiritual landscape. East and West are converging, our world is shrinking. Some of us are no longer at home in the spiritual/religious traditions we grew up in.

    We find that our spiritual streams have run dry. We yearn for more but what might that more be?

    “The time has come for us to share one another’s riches”, (Bede Griffiths a Benedictine monk who ran an Ashram for Hindus and Christians in India). In this workshop we will do some thoughtful and respectful meandering along the labyrinth’s interspiritual path together.  We will drink from some of the contemplative practices, stories and rituals of other spiritual wisdom traditions around the globe. We will have conversations on our way to the center where all streams merge into the One River, the Living Source of all our relations.

    And finally we will return, walking the same path, nourished by our journey.

    Where ever you are on your path, even if you find yourself sitting on the River”s bank, observing, unsure,— you are welcome. All are welcome. 

    For more information or to register, please click here or call or email:
    Dawn Tolley at 508-945-1304

    Workshop fee: $70.00

    Rev. Anne Bonney is one of the Co-Founders of Pilgrim’s Landing Interspiritual Life Center, Chatham, Cape cod MA, and serves on the Board of Trustees.

    She is an Ordained Minister and Certified Spiritual Director.  Anne holds a Masters of Divinity Degree and a Masters of Theology in Interfaith Spirituality from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia,  with further studies at the Tamilnadu Seminary in Madurai, India.

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

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

    “I am so grateful for being  a friend of the the Labyrinth. It  has brought so many paths of my life’s journey together and is my “go-to” place for quieting my mind and opening my heart”, says, Anne.   

    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.



    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 23 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Pilgrim's Landing, 880 Main Street Chatham, MA 02633
    • 6
    Register


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


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

    How to know if Facilitator Training is right for you?

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

    We encourage you to join us! 

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.   

    Rev. Anne Bonney is one of the Co-Founders of Pilgrim’s Landing Interspiritual Life Center, Chatham, Cape cod MA, and serves on the Board of Trustees.

    She is an Ordained Minister and Certified Spiritual Director.  Anne holds a Masters of Divinity Degree and a Masters of Theology in Interfaith Spirituality from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia,  with further studies at the Tamilnadu Seminary in Madurai, India.

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

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

    “I am so grateful for being  a friend of the the Labyrinth. It  has brought so many paths of my life’s journey together and is my “go-to” place for quieting my mind and opening my heart”, says, Anne.   

    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.

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


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

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

    Live musical accompaniment by Robin O'Brien.


    • 23 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 97
    Register


    Join Veriditas founder Lauren Artress and two faculty members on Monday, September 23 for the next webinar, Labyrinths in the School System.   Betty Lopez Towey and Nathan Wiles will discuss their experiences with placing labyrinths in public and private school systems, the benefits of labyrinth walks to students, teachers, and parents, and the practical design considerations for labyrinths in schools.  This webinar will provide you with the information and inspiration to bring labyrinths to your own school system. 

    VIA members are invited to continue the conversation for thirty minutes after the webinar for a private opportunity to discuss the topic with guests.

    About the Guests

    Betty Lopez Towey has more than 20 years of teaching experience, including founding a progressive public school to support adults and children in in mind, body and spirit by incorporating the labyrinth in its development.  She was first introduced to the labyrinth at Silver Bay on Lake George in the New York area and had a profound personal experience that led her to begin her facilitator training with Lauren Artress n 2001.   Since that time her love for the labyrinth and education have continued to combine.  Currently she offers Veriditas Qualifying workshops and facilitator training and is an active member of the Spiritual Life Team at Silver Bay Conference Center  

    Nathan Wiles is the founder of Innate Creations, an educating labyrinth building and design company. Nate brings 30 years of building and design experience as well as studies in Feng Shui and meditation to his business. For the past ten years his focus has been in both labyrinth designing and building.  His passion is to bring a secular understanding to the mystery surrounding us in the world, while increasing the labyrinth community through the education and collaboration with public schools, corporations and wellness facilities.

    For more information on Betty Lopez Towey or Nathan Wiles, please read more about them on the www.Veriditas.org/faculty web page.  


    • 08 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • St. Paul House of Prayer, 2 Kam Tsin Road, Sheung Shui N.T. Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR HK Hong Kong SAR China


    Labyrinth walking is an inspirational spiritual practice to link up all domains of 'holistic health and holistic care'. No matter if it is self-care or care-the-carers, it helps to quiet the mind, reduce stress, and connect to self, others and faith.

    Join Veriditas Accredited presenter,
    Chi-Shan Lam for this one day workshop.

    Register by contacting
    Nethersole Institute of Continuing Holistic Health Education (NICHE)

    Tel: (852) 2689-3875

    Email: niche@nethersole.org.hk
    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Silver Bay YMCA, 87 Silver Bay Road, Silver Bay, NY 12874

    “No matter what our attempts to inform, it is our ability to inspire that will turn the tides.” ~ Jan Philips

    Our hope is to offer you this workshop experience that will inspire, deepen and support you on your own path, while also sharing practices that will offer new possibilities into how to develop communal, working and teaching environments. This workshop will also offer supportive ideas on how to sustain deep connections and growth, while opening to the mystery of the Labyrinth as a grounding and guiding tool for inspiration.

    As we move into the 21st century, it is the work of all human beings to attend to the health of both our inner and outer houses.” ~ Angeles Arrien. The labyrinth is such a tool for today’s communities that are searching for wholeness.

    Silver Bay is within the Adirondack Preserve. There is a beautiful outdoor labyrinth on Lake George as well as indoor labyrinth canvases. This workshop and time here is designed to inspire and help you rediscover and strengthen your path.

    *This program serves as a qualifying workshop for those wishing to take the Facilitator Training that follows.

    Registration

    Workshop fee $75 before September 1st, 2019 then $100
    To register please contact: Nathan Wiles
    Innatecreations@outlook.com or 910.880.1362

    Housing for Qualifying Workshop and Facilitator Training

    (Meals included in housing cost)

    Reservation Department
    518 543 8415
    reservations@silverbay.org 

    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 14 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Silver Bay YMCA, 87 Silver Bay Road, Silver Bay, NY 12874
    • 5
    Register


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


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

    How to know if Facilitator Training is right for you?

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

    We encourage you to join us! 

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.   

    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.

    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 31 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Road, Stoneville, NC 27048

    Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop/Retreat

    Using the process of SoulCollage® and the labyrinth, this five-day retreat will give you the time and space to listen deeply to your Soul to discover who it is you came here to be - what in SoulCollage® is known as your “SoulEssence”.  The labyrinth, a three-dimensional archetype and metaphor for the journey of life, can take us to the center of our Self and give us a deeper understanding of who we are and what we came here to do.

    Both the labyrinth and SoulCollage® are gentle guides for times when you are on the threshold of transition or feel like you are standing on shifting sands. This time of unknowing and uncertainty can also be a time of rich possibility. In this retreat we will explore these growing edges of life, and listen for what our Soul wants for us.

    This retreat is a pre-qualifying workshop for the Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training which you can take with any Labyrinth Facilitator Trainer within two years of attending this pre-qualifying workshop if you would like to expand your work with the labyrinth.

    This retreat will be held at the St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC, which is about 30 miles north of Greensboro, NC. The closest airport is Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO).

    The Center is situate on 140 acres of peaceful wooded land and has a beautiful 11-circuit medieval pattern labyrinth, walking trails and stream.

    During our time together you will explore the Archetypes at play in your life through the SoulCollage® process. We will touch on the shadow, synchronicity and how the patterns and path of your story weaves into the Larger Story of the planet.

    You will be provided with a rich supply of images to create your SoulCollage® cards and have ample opportunity to create in the peace of the retreat center (you will have 24 hour access to our creative space). The labyrinth walks will offer an opportunity to integrate and expand your connection to the images which are speaking to you. The pace of the retreat will be slow so you can dive deep, and all activities will be optional. 

    Activities will include:

    • SoulCollage® card making time
    • Labyrinth walks
    • Using your cards in conjunction with a labyrinth walk
    • Inspired story-writing using imagery and the imagination
    • Creating SoulCollage® portal and doorway cards
    • Using your cards for guidance on the connection between your mythic story and the gifts you have to offer and the Larger Story
    • How to use your cards and the labyrinth to support you on your journey after the Retreat

    Each participant will receive:

    • A box with supplies to make your SoulCollage® cards
    • A book of quotations and journal prompts created for this retreat which guides you on a journey of finding meaning in the world
    • A 60 page book of full-color Portal, Doorway and Labyrinth images sized to use on your SoulCollage® cards
    • A pack of three different finger labyrinths
    • A pack of Catherine’s WordLight cards which you will turn into inspirations for writing
    • A labyrinth bag to hold all your goodies

    You can arrive at the Retreat Center any time after 3pm to check-in to your room, and we will officially start after dinner which is served at 6pm. We will end after lunch on the last day.

    The cost of $990 includes four nights accommodation in a single room with private bathroom, all meals (twelve in all) and all art supplies and instruction. If you would like to share a room with a friend the cost is $870.

    You can reserve your space by paying a deposit of $150 and advising whether you require a single room or shared room using the Contact Form. The balance is payable by August 27th, 2019. You are welcome to make part-payments towards the retreat at any time you wish. Click here to register

    Catherine Anderson, Veriditas Faculty

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

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

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

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

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

    For more information, contact:

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com





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


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

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

    Live musical accompaniment by Robin O'Brien.


    • 28 Oct 2019
    • 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • 31 Oct 2019
    • 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center, 430 Bunker Hill Road, Houston, TX 77024
    • 7
    Register

     OPEN ONLY TO VERIDITAS CERTIFIED FACILITATORS


    Advanced Facilitator Training is a leadership and skill-building workshop for Veriditas Facilitators with at least two years of experience facilitating labyrinth activities. Open only to those Veriditas trained facilitators who have been certified (or have turned in an application to be certified).

    This is a three day intensive training that covers:

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

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

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

    Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert, Master Teacher

    Veriditas Faculty member and Master Teacher Kay Mutert has lead labyrinth workshops and facilitator trainings for Veriditas for over 12 years,awakening new creative energy, community building, and spiritual transformation.

    Following an extended time of work with all ages in education and music, Kay then served as a minister in the United Methodist and British Methodist churches. 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 a broader circle of community. Through her labyrinth work, she uses her experience as musician, teacher, minister, and spiritual accompanist with groups and individuals from diverse arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth in today’s world.

    Information about Accommodation

    Because there are evening sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, we highly recommend you stay at the Retreat Center.  The lodging package includes three nights lodging, and 9 meals (Monday dinner through lunch on Thursday).  The cost of the package is $450.  Please select the lodging and meals package when you register.



     

     

                               


    • 01 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main, Houston, TX
    Register

    In today’s chaotic world, each and every one of us have things happening in our lives, a permanent transition path, a hurricane coming thru, a loss… with the hope of rainbows and new dawns coming.

    Gathering in this resilient city of Houston and building on John O’Donohue’s poem “Fluent”, we will look at how our lives – both personal, communal and global -  call for flexibility, resilience, refocus, and how spiritual practices can strengthen us for these times. The labyrinth offers one such practice, for individuals, for communities. We will use walking, music and reflection in the day. 

    Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert, Master Teacher

    Veriditas Faculty member and Master Teacher Kay Mutert has led labyrinth workshops and facilitator trainings for Veriditas for over 12 years, awakening new creative energy, community building, and spiritual transformation.

    Following an extended time of work with all ages in education and music, Kay then served as a minister in the United Methodist and British Methodist churches. 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 a broader circle of community. Through her labyrinth work, she uses her experience as musician, teacher, minister, and spiritual accompanist with groups and individuals from diverse arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth in today’s world.


    $150 for this day long workshop (includes lunch).

    • 01 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 02 Nov 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
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    On All Saints Day, just after Samhain, just before the .day of the Dead, when the traditions encourage us to turn inward and hear the voice of the mystery, we will gather to Dream our Soul’s Purpose,  Come to the circle, walk the labyrinth  and join in our rituals and songs,  The world is calling for Women of Wisdom.  Listen and Dream!



    • 02 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 03 Nov 2019
    • 8:30 PM (CST)
    • First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main, Houston TX
    • 39
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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 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 for this 2 day training.  9-5 on Saturday and 12:30 - 8:30 pm on Sunday.

    Prior attendance at a Veriditas Qualifying Workshop is required. The workshop led by Kay Mutert immediately preceding this training serves as a qualifying workshop.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

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

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


    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • 10 Nov 2019
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Silver Bay YMCA of the Adriondacks, Silver Bay, New York
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