TLS Annual Gathering

2022 Concurrent Lectures and Workshops

90-minute CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

Weaving Our Luminous Stories of Peace
Presenter:
Walk a light-up labyrinth to weave your Stories of Peace. Choose your favorite design to walk on templates of earth, air, fire or water; surround images of where to walk --ocean, mountains; and overhead images--clouds, stars. Experience this traveling version of the Sedona, Arizona Luminous Labyrinth Center for Peace

Sandra Wasko-Flood’s vision in the Great Kiva of Chaco Nature National Historical Park, New Mexico (1991) led her to become a founding member of The Labyrinth Society, direct its first project, “Labyrinths for Peace: 2000” on the East Lawn of the U.S. Capitol; create the art/technology “Dance of the Labyrinth” with images that light up to your steps (1994), found the non-profit organization, Living Labyrinths for Peace (2005). LL4P’s goal is to build a Luminous Labyrinth Center for Peace in Sedona, Arizona, with light-up images: floor, surround and overhead for peace workshops.


Stories as A Path to Healing: Lessons from the Miller's Daughter
Presenter:
Robin B. Dilley
This ancient tale, layered with Celtic lore, unfolds as the Maiden finds her way through betrayal, dismemberment and into wholeness. Her story is your story. This workshop focuses on strengths, spirituality, and your personal journey. Come and explore these themes as you discover new ways of seeing and releasing through storytelling, journaling, and a labyrinth exercise.

Dr. Robin B. Dilley is an Arizona Licensed Psychologist, Author and Advanced Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator. This year she started Arizona Labyrinth Connections as an extension of her psychotherapy practice. Dr. Dilley is a gifted workshop facilitator that is able to take the essence of a story and pull from it healing themes that empower participants. She can make the magic of healing look effortless as the participants enter the mystery of the Labyrinth, practice guided imagery, and open their hearts to change. She is available for psychotherapy, consulting, speaking and workshops. Contact her at drrobinbdilley@gmail.com

Your Life in a Line Design
Presenter:
Sue Anne Foster 
This process of designing your personal story into a line design begins by identifying 5-10 highlights & an equal number difficult challenges from birth to the present. We will chart this unique data and connect the points to form one line. With art materials we will fill in with color and mount . Sharing these stories is a powerful option.

Sue Anne Foster has a Masters in Art Therapy & Ph.D. in Education, and has taught the LifeLine Project to many people .Students always report that it was one of the most powerful experiences of all their art encounters. Her labyrinth history dates back to New Mexico and the first gathering of labyrinth enthusiasts. Like many, the labyrinth found her at Grace Cathedral after having seen it in a dream. She has had a large labyrinth in her yard since 1998 and has hosted three conferences in Sacramento and attended a number of national venues. Sue Anne is a sculptor and a member of High Hand Gallery in Loomis, CA. Her art includes labyrinth related designs.


Weaving a Symbol of Your Journey
Presenter:
Karen Knight Price
The experience of actually hand weaving a small mat, from colors, textures and pieces participants have brought or chosen at the workshop, will add a layer of meaning to one's labyrinth practice. Upon its completion, the fabric might be used as an altar cloth or candle mat.

Karen Knight Price, M.Div.,makes her home on a small goat farm in Michigan with her ever encouraging husband, Dave, where they live with a variety of animals. Karen is both a certified labyrinth facilitator and SoulCollage(c) facilitator, prize winning speaker, hopeful author, and terrible ukulele player. Karen is a crafter of all things colorful and brings richness and joy to her life and those around her. Karen is also very proud of her grown children, Arden and Nicholas.

Every Labyrinth Has a Story
Presenter:
Lisa Gidlow Moriarty
Perhaps you have a favorite labyrinth you’ve visited, or a special memory of one you regularly use. Maybe you’ve designed your own labyrinth or used artwork to create a unique labyrinth collage. Every labyrinth has a story, one that hints at the deeper wisdom within. Come hear the stories of some unique labyrinths, and consider, create and share a story of your own.

Lisa Gidlow Moriarty is an artist, master labyrinth maker, Veriditas Advanced facilitator, and TLS past president. As the owner of Paths of Peace, Lisa has designed and installed labyrinths professionally for over 20 years, making hundreds of labyrinths, from canvas portables to permanent concrete installations. On her website, she sells exquisitely detailed Chartres replica finger labyrinths and other designs in wood, metal and jewelry. Lisa leads labyrinth making workshops, tours, and spiritual pilgrimages to international sacred sites, including an annual women's walking pilgrimage to Chartres, France. She has a passion for leading others on the creative journey.

Walking Like Trees: Weaving Native & Celtic Stories
Presenter:
Barrie Carter Gibby
How can we interweave the branches and roots of Native American and Celtic tree wisdom into the changing stories of our lives? Celebrate Native American “Standing People” and Celtic Tree Zodiac birth time, whose lunar cycles echo labyrinth quadrants, tree seasons and our own. Gather to honor your birth tree, ancient stories, chants, symbols and take-away labyrinth rituals.

Barrie Carter Gibby works on that creative edge between the branches of words and movement expression. A long-time educator, community builder, avid traveler, writer and labyrinth facilitator, Barrie interweaves her background in design, music, theater production and ritual making to facilitate workshops and spiritual pilgrimages across the nation on a variety of themes. Her annual pilgrimage to the 13th c. Chartres Cathedral labyrinth in France, provides inspiration for her ongoing passion of her labyrinth work. As a Veriditas Advanced Trained Facilitator and Accredited Presenter, Barrie finds sacred spaces everywhere.
 

Weaving Supportive Womb Spaces Around Our Labyrinths: Deepening Our Stories
Presenter:
Richard Feather Anderson
I will share my realization that how deep a story we pull out of our labyrinth experiences depends in large part on how well we create womb-like “containers” around the pathway. Learn how to weave nine essential design elements into the surroundings, to provide optimum support for more focused and meaningful, meditative or transformative experiences.

Richard Feather Anderson was one of the earliest instigators of the “Labyrinth Revival” in America. Since 1982 he’s been educating and inviting people to enter the path of the labyrinth. He laid out some of the first labyrinths made available to the public, introduced American dowsers and geomancers to them, conducted a research project on their benefits from 1986-89, designed the first permanent labyrinths in an American church at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, and taught in the Veriditas Chartres Pilgrimage in 2000. When he designs sanctuaries for labyrinths, he draws on wisdom from geomancy, feng shui, and environmental psychology.

Weaving the Crowning Chapters of our Lives
Presenter:
Kim Becker
Walk the labyrinth to create the life you want to LIVE, now! The focus of the walk is to gain clarity on your life story. What actions, conversations, details need to take place before the end of your life. Getting clear on your story allows your LOVE for family and close friends to shine through so you can be honored.

Kimberly Becker, CNA, President, Becker Consultants, LLC, develops experiential events, focused on health and healing . Her experience includes Transition Care Coordinator for Hope Hospice and Outreach Manager for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. As a Certified Veriditas labyrinth facilitator she has introduced the labyrinth in healing and teaching centers throughout the states. Encouraged by Robert Ferre and Judy Hopen, her firm produced the first educational video for The Labyrinth Society. Kim’s empathic sense, leads her to share the way of the labyrinth, changing lives, shaping communities and making a positive impact in this world.

Weave Your Story into a Mandala
Presenters:
Ansula Press
Mandala in Sanskrit means “sacred circle”. In this workshop, participants will learn to draw mandalas, recording their own story in a sacred circle. Just as labyrinths provide a meditation space, mandalas hold us within their circular energy in the same way. All art materials will be provided; no experience is necessary. Everyone will take home their own mandala.

Ansula Press learned the art of Mandala in India 26 years ago. Despite her master’s degree in art and her career as a museum educator and craft curator, she had not been so taken with an art form as she was with Mandala. It captivated her. She has taught many Mandala workshops in and around Portland, Oregon, where she lives. Her Mandala cards and finger labyrinths are always offered at the TLS Gathering auction. She is also the originator of the Genesa Labyrinth, the solar powered night labyrinth that has been at several TLS Gatherings. 

Facilitation 101 - How to host a Labyrinth Event In Your Community
Presenter: Virginia LoneskyCome learn how to create a “Walk As One @ One pm” Labyrinth Walk or Presentation in your community. This introduction to Labyrinth Facilitation also has content for the Advanced labyrinth enthusiast as well as provides a beginning point for the Novice to embark on how to focus their education to grow towards their dreams of hosting future public venues.

Virginia Lonesky, ThD- Founder, Peaceful Endeavours Labyrinths working with all beliefs for over 30 years. Ordained Minister, Labyrinth Facilitator/Designer, Geomancer, Dowser, Intuitive. Member of TLS and integrating labyrinths into her work since 1999. Key-Note Speaker for TLS. Regional Representative, Energy Keeper, 365 Club, and Committee member. Author and creator of Labyrinth Products. “Journey of the Heart” Facilitation Classes. Developer of presentations for Schools, Universities, Places of Worship, Hospitals/Hospice, and Therapy programs for Veterans and 1st Responders. Mentors labyrinth communities around the world. Have Labyrinth Will Travel.


60-minute CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

A Labyrinth Pilgrimage Designed for Men in Search of The Divine Feminine
Presenter:
Mary Moskoff
The pilgrimage was designed for male faculty at a K through 12 school which recently received a labyrinth. The men who would be facilitating the school labyrinth were directed by the President of the school to deepen their awareness of the Divine feminine within them and embody the feminine archetype of the labyrinth. The pilgrim's path started with encounters with Goddess energy in the deep Paleo caves, Black Madonna sites and Chartres Labyrinth.

Mary Moskoff, PhD, DMIN,  has been a labyrinth facilitator since 1999.She trained at Grace Cathedral with Lauren Artress and her first visit to the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth was in 2000 for a program called "A Walk with Mary" .The labyrinth has been an alchemical path for Mary leading to deep study and passion for the sacred. While attending a Veriditas program at Chartres that was led by Mathew Fox, Mary decided to begin a second doctorate, this time in Labyrinthian Mysteries at Matthew"s Creation and Spirituality University. This commitment led her to a new cosmological way of seeing the world. This labyrinth seeding has enhanced by work as a psychotherapist and spiritual counselor.

Labyrinths for Learning in Global Contexts
Presenter:
Kristi Archuleta
This interactive lecture session is aimed on the use of labyrinths in global contexts for learning, community building, and healing. The presentation will include sharing experiences and images for contemplation. Time will be provided for reflection discussion and idea generation.

Dr. Kristi Archuleta has been teaching in higher education for nearly 20 years, where she brings her love of mindfulness, meditation, individual and organizational change. Her studies span degrees in communication, adult learning, training and development, and higher education. She was introduced to labyrinths in 2013 and has been in discipline walking them nearly daily since 2015. She completed 200- hour RYT yoga training in 2016, attended the Veriditias Labyrinth Facilitator Training in 2018, and is currently working toward her 500- hour RYT yoga certification.