Calendar of Events

    • 08 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    Register


    Please bring your cup of tea or coffee to the Zoom screen an MeetUp! with others interested in sharing labyrinth ideas and experiences. Veriditas Council invites you to chat informally to learn from one another. Our theme for this session, offered quarterly, is giving and receiving on the labyrinth. 


    Karen Knight and Leslie Wright, Council members, will host our next MeetUp! on Saturday October 8 beginning at 1 pm PDT. Explore with colleagues across the globe, what have you given or received on the labyrinth?


    We look forward to seeing you. The MeetUP! is free, but remember to register. 

    • 14 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Pilgrim's Landing, 880 Main Street Pilgrim's Landing Chatham, Massachusetts 02633

    Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop

    In this workshop we will use both the labyrinth and the SoulCollage® process as guides to access our own inner resources and intuition. Using one of these practices 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 wisdom 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.


    Catherine Anderson, Veriditas Faculty

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

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

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

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

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

    For more information, contact:

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

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


    • 14 Oct 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 11 Nov 2022
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco


    Walk a sacred path at Grace Cathedral, stepping into an ancient spiritual archetype found on nearly every continent across numerous cultures for thousands of years. Candlelight Labyrinth Walks are an opportunity to immerse your senses in an enchanted atmosphere unlike any other in San Francisco. Surrounded by the cathedral’s stunning stained glass, be transported by the ethereal strains of unique live music drawn from a variety of world musical traditions each month, and complemented with the whimsical glow of flickering votives along the walls.

    Let the walk draw you out from the din of everyday life, to go deeper into the world within. Walk as an exercise in self-discovery. Walk to unlock your creative potential. Walk to hold space for intentions you hope to set. Walk to align your intentions with your purpose. Disconnect to reconnect as only you can on Candlelight Labyrinth Walks, usually the second Friday of each month at Grace Cathedral! 

    Register here.

    • 21 Oct 2022
    • 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • 22 Oct 2022
    • 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 9
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    As life is so turbulently changing all around the globe and in our own front yards and streets, how can the labyrinth be a stabilizing presence for individuals and communities? How do we remember the need to breathe, to rest and replenish, to look toward promise of renewal and new growth when it seems so impossible? Join us for a two half day sessions on this matter as we look toward how we move from present to future. The sessions include shared experience, ideas for new settings, and encouragement for future. 

    This workshop runs from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific time both days and serves as a qualifying workshop for Veriditas 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. 

    • 11 Nov 2022
    • 9:30 AM (PST)
    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 12:30 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 25
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     I go among trees and sit still. All my stirring becomes quiet/around me like circles on water. . .As we sing, /the day turns, the trees move. ~ Wendell Berry

    Trees are the oldest living beings on earth and are more precious now than ever. How does their wisdom deepen our understanding of transformative life? Touching on Celtic spirituality, how can we braid our listening to trees with the pilgrimage path of the labyrinth? What song rises in the sap of your soul tree to share with the world? What meaningful action can we take for eco-justice to partner with the Mother? 

    In this two-part Qualifying Workshop, participants will engage as pilgrims in a deeper understanding of the labyrinth journey by linking its quadrants to life seasons and the Celtic Tree Zodiac. With beginning eyes and ears, we will gather to celebrate the beauty of the mystical Celtic birth trees and healing properties, identify your soul tree, and interweave the sacred feminine on the labyrinth. Labyrinth information and experiences of journaling, sharing in a slide collage, honoring your Ogham birth symbol, creating an altar, and chanting with the trees to unfold a new path gifted from the ancients are elements of this mini-retreat. Come create a chapel in the woods.

    “Those who are uninformed about the reality of the natural world cannot discover the hidden truths, and therefore [will] live a superficial life”. Baha’i writings

    Barrie Carter Gibby works on that creative edge between the branches of words and movement expression. A long-time educator, social justice activist, accomplished pianist, theater director and labyrinth facilitator, Barrie entwines her many loves to facilitate retreats to a worldwide audience 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. Barrie longs for the return of her once annual pilgrimage to the 13th c. Chartres Cathedral labyrinth in France and other favorite pilgrimage destinations, where her passion is reignited for her labyrinth work. As a member of the Veriditas Faculty, Veriditas Council and an Advanced Certified Labyrinth facilitator, Barrie finds sacred spaces everywhere.

    Virginia Schenck is an international Vocal Artist, social activist, arts advocate, licensed and board-certified music therapist, and Veriditas-trained labyrinth facilitator. Her creative vocal additions are reminiscent of her “Ireland Singing Journey Retreats.” Known for her impact in the world of vocal improvisation, she also loves to dance in the labyrinth!



    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
    • 14 Nov 2022
    • 2:00 PM (PST)
    • 18 Nov 2022
    • 5:30 PM (PST)
    • Online
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    The Virtual Facilitator Training, led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, will be held online Monday through Friday each afternoon from 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm pacific time. We will mail you the Facilitator Training manual so you will have it to follow along with in the class. There will be plenty of time for questions along with the didactic material. Programs will be held on Zoom and you will be sent the link to join once you register.

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

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

    How to know if Facilitator Training is right for you?

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

    We encourage you to join us! 

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

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

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

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

    Lauren is the grandmother of the modern day Labyrinth movement and is the Founder of Veriditas. She is the author of: Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York), 
    The Sand Labyrinth Kit, (Tuttle Publishers), The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Riverhead, 2006) and most recently, The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites Our Visionary Powers (Rose Petal Press, 2020). In May of 2006, Lauren's rediscovery of the labyrinth was honored by Grace Cathedral and she was designated Honorary Canon, a lifetime title. 






    • 18 Nov 2022
    • 7:00 PM (PST)
    • 19 Nov 2022
    • 11:00 AM (PST)
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
    Register


    Join us in deep November as we regather in person to contemplate the rich potential of our inner landscapes.  In these unprecedented times, it is so important to plum the depths of our hearts and minds to find places of refuge as well as inspiration for individual and collective healing.   As always, we will call on the Circle to hold us, the beauty of Grace Cathedral to fill us, and this year, the extraordinary images of Johanna Baruch to guide us.

    The 35th annual Women’s Dream Quest  offers a group of up to 80 women the rare opportunity of spending the night in Grace Cathedral.  Join us overnight for large and small group ritual, song, meditation, art and healing. 

    Judith Tripp

    Judith Tripp has a Masters in Counseling and is a licensed Marriage/Family Therapist. She is a transpersonal psychotherapist, a Veriditas trained facilitator, as well as a musician with several CDs in circulation. She has been leading Veriditas sponsored Dream Quests at Grace Cathedral and around the country for almost 20 years. She is member of the Veriditas Council and works for Veriditas to coordinate, develop and lead programs specifically focused on women.



    • 10 Feb 2023
    • 3:00 PM (AEDT)
    • 12 Feb 2023
    • 2:00 PM (AEDT)
    • Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road Pymble, NSW 2073 Australia


    This weekend retreat in Sydney, Australia, 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.

    For more information and registration, please click here.

    • 02 Mar 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • St Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Road, Stoneville NC 27048


    This one day workshop invites you to explore the labyrinth and the SoulCollage® process as creative and embodied practices for the journey of life. These are times for deep soul searching, for discerning what it is we are here to do and be, for finding ways that we can be the change we want to see in the world.



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


    This workshop will give you an embodied experience of the labyrinth together with a creative and easy way to process your experience. During our time together you will experience walking the labyrinth and creating with images to make your own unique collage cards. We will see what messages arise from within as we explore the question of how we can be the change we want to see in the world.


    This workshop serves as a Qualifying Workshop for anyone wanting to attend a Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training (such as the one which follows this workshop). However, you do not need to attend Labyrinth Facilitator Training to attend this workshop. No previous experience of either the labyrinth or SoulCollage® is required.


    The cost of $150 includes all creative supplies, a set of printed finger labyrinths and lunch at the Center. A non-refundable deposit of $25 reserves your space in the workshop. The balance is due on or before February 1st, 2023.


    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

    • 03 Mar 2023
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 04 Mar 2023
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • St Francis Springs Prayer Center 477 Grogan Road Stoneville United States
    • 15
    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.

    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

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    The Training starts at 9am and ends at 6pm on both days. Lunch on Friday and Saturday is included.

    THE COST OF THE TRAINING DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMODATION.

    ACCOMMODATION: There are a limited number of single and shared rooms which have been reserved at St Francis Springs Prayer Center for people planning to attend this workshop on March 2nd as well as this Labyrinth Facilitator Training, and who wish to arrive on March 1st and leave on March 5th (4 nights). The cost of this accommodation is $550 and includes a single room with private bathroom and three meals a day. The cost of a shared room with three meals a day is $275. If you are interested in reserving a room please contact Catherine. Rooms will be allocated on a first come basis.

    If you do not wish to stay for four nights, the town of Eden, NC is 20 minutes from the Retreat Center and has a Hampton Inn. The Hunter House Bed and Breakfast is 15 minutes from the Retreat Center in Madison, NC.





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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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