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Meanderings of River Wisdom on the Labyrinth, a Veriditas Qualifying Workshop

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Flowing with the wisdom teachings of the River, this in-person retreat honors the sacredness of river waters and the synchronicities of life phases mirrored on the labyrinth. As we wander on the path of life, there’s a likeness to water in its tidal rhythm – releasing and rising, swirling and calming, healing and renewing, as well as purifying and destroying. In tandem with the Celtic imagination, this day celebrates the meandering path of river songs, poetry, expressive arts, and mandala making, rituals and symbology that embrace the constancy of ever-changing life cycles, culminating in a labyrinth walk.

What river songs flow in your heart? How are the images of river life phases manifested through the arts and embodied on the labyrinth quadrants? What gifts emerge from the river near you? How can the river reflect who we are and encourage river activism?


Barrie Carter Gibby: A long-time educator, writer and avid traveler, Barrie interweaves her background in design, music, theater production, and ritual-making to facilitate labyrinth workshops across the nation on a variety of themes. Her many pilgrimages to the 13th c. Chartres Cathedral labyrinth and others worldwide have guided her passion for the layers of symbology, cultural understanding and synchronicities in her labyrinth work. As an Advanced Certified Facilitator and on faculty at Veriditas, Barrie finds sacred spaces everywhere.

Lynn Karegeannes: Lynn devotes her time to professional and volunteer work with organizations centered on issues relevant to the arts, expressive arts, and the labyrinth. She weaves together a background in art history, art, expressive arts with tea and a fascination with the labyrinth. Lynn currently works as an expressive arts and labyrinth facilitator through her business, Full Life Arts.

NOTE: Lunch and snacks will be provided during this day-long event. Tea is generously provided by labyrinth-lover Shelley Richardson of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas!

IMPORTANT: Notice of registration cancellation must be sent in writing to [email protected].

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 7, 2024 (Late registration possible with facilitator approval.)

DAY OF EVENT: Doors open for entry and registration at 9:00 a.m.


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May 11
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


First Baptist Church Asheville
5 Oak Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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