TLS Annual Gathering

Pre-Gathering Workshops

These Pre-Gathering Workshops were offered at the 2017 Annual Gathering...

FRIDAY MORNING Pre-Gathering Workshop 
October 27, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
$50.00 Preregistration required

Triple Spiral Labyrinth
Kathleen McKern Verigin

Inspired by an ancient stone in Ireland, the Triple Spiral Labyrinth takes the seeker on a three-fold journey of self-discovery. Spiral 1/Self, Spiral 2/Other, and Spiral 3/Community.  We arrive at the center of the labyrinth where we come home to ourselves. Walk the unique Triple Spiral Labyrinth, and transform ego and duality into wholeness!

Kathleen McKern Verigin is a licensed and ordained interfaith minister with deep roots in Celtic Spirituality.  She is founder and director of Anam Cara Connections located in Portland, Oregon. Anam Cara in Irish means soul friend. Through this ministry she offers Celtic ceremonies and classes, a mentoring program for women, and sacred site tours of Ireland. By degree, Kathleen is an educator and communicator. Through life experience she is an EMMY Award-winning television writer/producer, author, publicist, inspirational speaker, spiritual counselor and mentor, guide for sacred site tours of Ireland, and wife, step-mom and cat lover.


FRIDAY AFTERNOON Pre-Gathering Workshop 
October 27, 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$50.00 Preregistration required

Peaceful Stitching
Johanna Manasse and Carol Maurer 

Creating alternative labyrinth environments allows for myriad options. Embroidery and cross-stitch are repetitive, relaxing, creative forms of meditation. Similarly, applying embroidery stitches with beads provides another meditative process, available to even the most rudimentary hand stitcher. Learn how to bead-embroider a labyrinth design on a small pillow or pocket wrap with beads, and cross-stitch a 3 or 5 circuit classical. 

Johanna Manasse: From the time I could thread a needle and hold a pair of scissors, I have been creating with fabric, paper, and beads. Teaching, designing creative curriculae, and addressing student needs honed my skills with others, and years of dress design and beaded embroidery filled my days and my nights. After finding labyrinths many years ago, I began to create beaded labyrinths as gifts and now have a new project going at all times.  Labyrinth beading is a form of prayer for me, an opportunity to be totally in the moment and stitch loving intentions into every turn of the path.  I want to share that with others.

Carol Maurer, M.Ed: As an experiential artist I weave connections, stories, and history through my work with yarn, thread, labyrinths, SoulCollage® and ancestral research. I am inspired by the interconnections of people, documents/materials, fiber, paper, and land. My goal is to express the mind–body connection of the inner and outer landscapes. The connections are expressed through creative meditations including walking and drawing labyrinths, cross-stitch, knitting, yarn-bomb installations and SoulCollage®.To see more of Carol’s work visit her Backyard Pilgrim blog.