Calendar of Events

    • 12 Aug 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 11 Nov 2022
    • (PST)
    • 4 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.

    • 10 Sep 2022
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 11 Sep 2022
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • The Draper Mercantile and Trading Co. 3054 Greenbriar Rd. Draper, VA 24324
    • 20
    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

    This training runs from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern on September 10th and from 9 AM to 4:30 PM on September 11th.

    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.   

    Nathan Wiles

    Professional Labyrinth Builder and Designer  

    Innatecreations@outlook.com

    Nathan Wiles is a resident of Northern Vermont and the co-founder of InnateCreations, a labyrinth building, designing and consulting company. Nathan utilizes skill and experience from his former career as an Interior Designer and Project Manager to help create labyrinth builds and workshops.

    Along with his 25 years of building and designing experience and with close to 15 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.


    • 16 Sep 2022
    • 10:30 AM (CEST)
    • 17 Sep 2022
    • 4:30 PM (CEST)
    • Chartres, France
    • 20
    Register


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

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

    We will create a sacred circle to explore how Mary has been honored in Chartres throughout history. We will meet her spirit through lecture, meditation, art, music and ritual. We will share insights, creations and stories. Includes one special evening labyrinth walk in Chartres Cathedral. 

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

    COVID RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED IN FRANCE. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.


    Accommodation:

    Housing registration at the Hotelliere St. Yves will be available soon.


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


    • 19 Sep 2022
    • 4:00 PM (CEST)
    • 23 Sep 2022
    • 10:00 PM (CEST)
    • Hotellerie St. Yves, 3 Rue des Acacias, 28000 Chartres, France
    • 27
    Register


    Intrigued by Lauren Artress' new book The Path of the Holy Fool?  Join us for a week- long pilgrimage in Chartres, France.

    The Legend of the Search for the Holy Grail is an “eternal fairytale” states Jungian Maria von Franz because the teachings from it are everlasting. Interestingly, these oral stories were collected and written down during the same era as when labyrinths were being inlaid in the floors of Gothic Cathedrals throughout Europe. 

    We will follow Parsifal’s journey from isolated self-absorption to becoming a conscious human being by exploring the overarching metaphors the Legend offers: spiritual openings and initiations, the journey, the wasteland, wounding, the Grail, the Grail Castle, and the Holy Fool. The archetype of the Holy Fool—one who has the self-awareness, imagination, and the courage to trust what emerges along the path—serves as a template for all who yearn to step forward to nurture a life-enhancing vision for our planet. The labyrinth can serve as our Grail; it offers an unwavering path as we learn to take risks, create new modalities and find a way to contribute to our evolving world.

    Join us for this pilgrimage where through journaling through writing prompts, break out groups, discussion, and images these concepts will be explored in the matrix of our lives. 

    The Chartres Experience

    What better place to feel nurtured than the sacred space of Chartres Cathedral? We begin with a reception to meet each other followed by an opening ritual and orientation to the program. Then each day, there is a morning seminar, a small processing group, and an experience of what Chartres has to offer. On Tuesday afternoon, there is a tour of Chartres Cathedral.  Then, on Wednesday, there is an orientation to the labyrinth followed by a once in a life-time candlelit labyrinth walk with medieval music on the Chartres Labyrinth.  Thursday afternoon is a tour of the Crypt , and a closing celebratory reception and dinner are on Friday.

    Recommended Reading

    • Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice
      by Lauren Artress

    • The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites our Visionary Powers
      by Lauren Artress
    • The Universe of Stone by Phillip Ball

    Our block of rooms at the Hotellerie St. Yves is open until August 16th. Click here to reserve your room.


    COVID RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED IN FRANCE. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

    • 24 Sep 2022
    • 10:00 AM (CEST)
    • 25 Sep 2022
    • 6:00 PM (CEST)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 19
    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:

    Our block of rooms at the Hotellerie St. Yves is open until August 16th. Click here to reserve your room.


    COVID RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED IN FRANCE. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

    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.




    • 14 Nov 2022
    • 2:00 PM (PST)
    • 18 Nov 2022
    • 5:30 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 9
    Register

    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
    • 16
    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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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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