Calendar of Events

    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
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    Most of Western Culture is built on layers upon layers of myth, ritual and symbolism. Nowhere is this more true than with Christianity. Join Lauren Artress as she interviews Veriditas Faculty Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D on her research into the surprising connections between Christianity and Greco-Roman paganism in art, music and ritual from Rome to Chartres Cathedral.

    Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D is a Veriditas faculty member and faculty in the department of Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute, a lecturer for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at UC Berkeley, Dominican University and Sonoma State University, a pre-concert lecturer and consultant  for the San Francisco Opera and  the Santa Rosa Symphony and a leader of pilgrimages to sacred sites throughout Europe. Her lectures have been consistently hailed as "mind expanding", "Jaw-dropping" , " inspirational" and "an exhilarating fusion of  impeccable scholarship and profound passion". Learn more at www.kayleenasbo.com






    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Gray Center 1530 Way Road, Canton, Mississippi


    Imagine having a source in your congregation life for sharing celebrations and dedications, for walking together in ritual and ceremony, space for personal centering and meditation, blessing and gratitude. A place where all are welcome.

    The labyrinth is an ancient pattern offering a space and time for individuals and groups to experience a way of centering and reflection. In the workshop, we will hear a brief story of the labyrinth's history, then  move into the day's experiences on the labyrinth. In a world where it is too easy to forget the power of living in blessing, too easy to fill the spaces with business, the labyrinth invites us to take time to remember, to let go. We will conclude the day with a labyrinth walk.

    This workshop serves as a qualifying workshop for the two-day Veriditas Facilitator training, an intensive training time for those who want further in-depth experience and knowledge.

    For more information, or to register for this event, please click here.

    For more information about the Liturgical Arts Conference this event is part of, please click here.


    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert
    Veriditas, Master Teacher

    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert has been working as a Master Teacher with the Veriditas Worldwide Labyrinth Organization since 2008, offering labyrinth workshops in awakening new creative energy, community building, and spiritual formation. 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 training she holds the space for participants to discover and develop their own gifts and skills, and to build community.

    As a part of the Veriditas faculty, Kay has been a member of the Veriditas Council, Southeastern USA regional representative, and a 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 language for their setting. Kay's work helps others find ways for renewal of mind, body, spirit and creative energy, through retreats, workshops and sacred events.

    As a pastor, Kay served congregations in the United Methodist Church and the British Methodist Church, a local ecumenical partnership in England, and an interim ministry with the Presbyterian Church USA. Before that she worked as a music educator/church musician in Florida and Alabama. She is a conductor, composer and pianist, incorporating her music into her events. Her work has included compositions and concerts for those affected by cancer and AIDS, connected with her own journey.

    Kay has serves as relief musician and program presenter at Iona Abbey in Iona Scotland, and is a past associate of the international ecumenical Iona Community based there. Building her interest in helping others discover the wealth of meaning for today's world in the ancient Celtic spiritual story, she is a guest presenter and retreat leader, leads pilgrimages to Iona and other sites, has assisted in Chartress pilgrimages. She offers workshops and worship experiences utilizing the resources of Ions, Taize and global music.

    Kay believes the ancient archetype of the labyrinth serves as a strong source of possibility for today's world, in meditation, reconciliation, peace-making, for young and old, for cross-cultures, creativity and healing, for community and personal use. Through her experience in a variety of settings, she honors the non-verbal expression of meaning as felt in the labyrinth, through sound and silence, movement and stillness.

    Kay holds a BS from Mississippi State University, MA from University of South Florida, EdD from University of Alabama and MDIV from Chandler School of Theology. Her published works include a set of her musical compositions - Songs for the Journey, with texts by Reverend Joe Elmore and artwork by Dan Roundtree; a piano CD by Karen Krekeberg - The Joy of Two; along with other miscellaneous creations. Her book Seasons of Change is a memoir of her Jubilee year's tradition into pastoral ministry while living in the Midlands of England. She is a contributor to the recently published book Sacred Habits: the Rise of the Creative Clergy, Chad R. Abbott, Editor.

    "I encourage anyone interested in becoming a labyrinth facilitator to add this to their calendat! I met Kay Mutert on a spiritual pilgrimage to Iona, Scotland several years ago. She is a wonderful teacher, musician, minister and labyrinth facilitator...and I might add 'friend'!"

    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Gray Center 1530 Way Road, Canton, Mississippi
    • 37
    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!

    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.


    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
    Register


    We take the spiral as our symbol of continual transformation during this year of change. 

    Come and join us to dream on what is continually renewing in your life and the life of our collective culture.  Never has there been a better time to gather in the sacred circle.

    Come, wake up with us in Grace!


    • 08 Dec 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center (IONS), 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    Register


    In the time of the year, when the inner world beckons, we will come together to explore what it means to create beautiful and meaningful rituals and ceremonies on the labyrinth.  On Friday evening, we will participate in a ritual of inward turning, evoking the themes of the season:  advent, hibernation and cultivation of the inner light.  

    On Saturday we will reflect upon our Friday evening experience to explore the elements of ritual creation.  Lauren and Judith will give examples of successful rituals that they have incorporated in their labyrinth work. You will have the opportunity to create a ritual or ceremony to take back to your community.  We will use the labyrinth as a laboratory for our creativity.  

    Some of the topics we will cover include:

    • Choosing the theme—seasonal, special occasion, anniversary 
    • Designing the sequence and the importance of pacing
    • The use of storytelling 
    • Developing the voice to guide a ritual
    • Using your intuition to guide the flow of events
    • The use of music, poetry, scripture to enhance the experience 
    • The use of flowers, candles, sacred objects
    Suggested Reading List:
    • Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by Lauren Artress
    • The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform by Lauren Artress
    • Circleway, the Story of the Women’s Dream Quest
      by Judith Tripp

    Bios:

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress 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 serves as a Canon at Grace Cathedral and is Founder of Veriditas a non-profit dedicated to introduce people the healing, meditative powers of the labyrinth. 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.

    Judith Tripp, MA, MFT is a psychotherapist, musician, teacher and certified Labyrinth facilitator.  She travels worldwide offering Women’s Dream Quests, pilgrimages and retreats.  She is the author of the book, Circleway, the Story of the Women’s Dream Quest and has created several CDs of meditative flute music.  

    Friday and Saturday Workshop will be followed by a Veriditas Facilitator Training.


    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA
    • 16
    Register


    "The labyrinth is a spiritual tool that has many applications in various settings. 
    It reduces stress, quiets the mind and opens the heart. It is a walking meditation, a path of prayer, and a blue-print where psyche meets Spirit." 

    -- The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

    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! 

    To read more about Facilitator Training, what topics are covered, our Facilitator Network and more, please click here.

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

    For travel directions and accommodation information, please see our Labyrinth Summer School web page.
    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 9:30 AM (PST)
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 5:30 PM (PST)
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

    OPEN ONLY TO CERTIFIED FACILITATORS


    Advanced Training is an advanced leadership and skill-building workshop for Veriditas Facilitators with at least one year of experience facilitating labyrinth activities.

    If you are a Certified Facilitator, you are on a select list for this invitation to attend the Veriditas Advanced Training. You have been certified, and we hope you have continued to work with the labyrinth over time. We deeply appreciate your work.

    One of our goals is to bring community around your work. Over the years facilitators have requested further training. We have responded by developing the Advanced Facilitator Training that covers:

    • The Art of Story Telling
    • Handling Media wisely
    • Enhancing Small Group Process Skills
    • Video taping your presentations for feedback
    • And much more.

    For more information, and to apply, click here.

    Please note that you will need to be signed into our website to view the information since it only appears to trained facilitators.



    • 09 Mar 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
    • 27
    Register
    Walking the Labyrinth is a spiritual practice gaining in recognition because it offers a sure path in uncertain times. The simple act of walking the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth, in community, allows our quieter, more reflective mind to come forward. It nurtures flowing self-reflection that, in our busy, challenging lives, we often do not have the ability to reach.

    Bring your journals and join us for our urban pilgrimage weekend. During our time at Grace Cathedral we will experience two labyrinth walks, one with live music at our open Candlelight Labyrinth Walk and the second on Saturday evening when we do the Harmony walk; using hand bells on the labyrinth.


    • 11 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
    • 23
    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.   

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

    • 25 Mar 2018
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 29 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • St Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Road, Stoneville, NC 27048

    Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop.

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

    Activities during our time together include daily labyrinth walks, making SoulCollage® cards, spirit stones, and your own finger labyrinth.

    $950.00. Cost includes single accommodation, all meals, all art supplies and workshop.

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

    More information and Registration, click here.


    • 28 May 2018
    • 2:00 PM (MDT)
    • 01 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Ghost Ranch, 280 Private drive 1708, Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510


    SAVE THE DATE! More information coming soon!

    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM (MDT)
    • 03 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Ghost Ranch, 280 Private drive 1708, Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510
    • 22
    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.   

    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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