The Coracle

Ongoing Online Programming Presented by the Sisterhood of Avalon
Inspired by Celtic Traditions and Rooted in Wise Women’s Ways

In Welsh tradition, the Goddess Ceridwen, from whose cauldron the Awen arises, birthed a babe whose brow was aflame with wisdom’s illumination. As Gwion, he stole the precious drops of her brew meant for another. As the reborn Taliesin, she swaddled him tightly, and set him afloat in a coracle – a small rounded vessel woven from branches and covered in leather. Discovered in a salmon weir, and raised by a Welsh prince, the boy grew to become the greatest bard ever to dwell on the Island of the Mighty.

As a reflection of this mythic process through which we seek wisdom and divine inspiration, the Sisterhood of Avalon has created The Coracle, a vessel that moves across the waters, bearing knowledge and sharing Awen. We invite you to join us on a continuing journey of online learning, offered by priestesses of our tradition and our invited guests.

We are pleased to share our first round of online workshops, all of which are being presented free of charge as an offering in Service to Community at this difficult time in our world.

Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of gender or spiritual tradition.

We hope you can join us for this bend of the journey!


Ogham: Nestled in the Healing Branches

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020
Time: 11am – 1pm, EST
Venue: Zoom

Less well known than the Runes, the Ogham is a language and divinatory system that has been attributed to the Celts. Veiled in more mystery and controversy than the Runes, the Ogham is a beautiful symbolic system that opens us to the special energies and messages from the trees. In this introductory session, the overall Ogham system will be presented, including history, mythology, and the meanings of the individual symbols. Open your ears to the beautiful language of the trees and learn how to attune to these energies for insight and healing.

Following this talk, Tiffany will host weekly hour long meditations to work through each of the ogham fews. These will begin on Monday, May 18. More information will be provided during the class.

About Tiffany
Tiffany Lazic (BAA, RIHR, RP) is a Registered Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director with a private practice in individual, couples and group therapy in Kitchener (Canada) and internationally via Zoom. As the owner of The Hive and Grove Centre for Holistic Wellness, she created and teaches two self-development programs and has conducted workshops for many conferences and organizations in Canada, the US, Mexico, and the UK. She is the author of The Great Work: Self-Knowledge and Healing Through the Wheel of the Year (Llewellyn Publications, 2015). Visit Tiffany at www.hiveandgrove.ca

To Register
In the spirit of being in service to our community during this difficult time, this class is being offered for free. Space was limited to 100 attendees, but due to demand these seats filled within days, and so we have expanded our capacity to 300 attendees. To reserve your place, please fill out the registration form found here.


Inner Cosmology: Balancing the Three Realms

Date: Sunday, May 24, 2020
Time: 11am – 1pm, EST
Venue: Zoom

In Celtic traditions, creation can be organized in accordance with the Sacred Three. This tripartite cosmology is known to us as the realms of Sea, Land, and Sky. These realms can help us orient ourselves in relation to the Universe as it manifests around us, as well as assist us in understanding the Universe as it manifests within us. Learning to navigate this inner landscape with consciousness is a key skill to master on the voyage to Sovereignty and self-actualization. Together, we will explore the energies of the Three Realms, discuss ways to become centered in our awareness of them in our lives, and learn a meditative practice which can assist us in bringing these realms into balance – both within and around us.

About Jhenah
Jhenah Telyndru (MA, Celtic Studies) is an author, speaker, and educator.  She is the founder of the Sisterhood of Avalon, a Celtic women’s mysteries organization with world-wide membership, and is the academic dean of the Avalonian Thealogical Seminary. Jhenah teaches four-day residential training retreats around North America and the UK, and facilitates pilgrimages to sacred sites in the British Isles and Ireland through Mythic Seeker Tours. She is a frequent presenter and guest speaker at academic conferences, religious symposia, Women’s Spirituality gatherings, and Pagan festivals. A priestess in the Avalonian Tradition for over 30 years, Jhenah has been following a Pagan path since 1986. For more information about Jhenah’s work and offerings, please visit her website: www.ynysafallon.com

To Register
In the spirit of being in service to our community during this difficult time, this class is being offered for free. Space was limited to 100 attendees, but due to demand these seats filled within days, and so we have expanded our capacity to 300 attendees. To reserve your place, please fill out the registration form found here.


Reclaiming Body Sovereignty

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Time: 11am – 1pm, EST
Venue: Zoom

Experience the transformational power of Reclaiming Body Sovereignty. When we are Body Sovereign, we are empowered to find peace with our body size and shape (BodyPeace), and nurture a positive relationship with food and engage in positive movement to support our health and well-being (BodyTrust).  We also begin to feel more comfortable in our own skin, speak our truth and more fully engage in the world (BodyRespect).

Join Sydney as she shares a framework for working toward body sovereignty built from years of experience working as a counsellor and body-positive activist.  Sydney believes we can transform our relationship with our bodies by intentionally fostering Self Compassion, Mindfulness, and Discernment in our day to day lives.  At this session you will have the opportunity to learn about becoming more fully present in your body and joyfully claiming space in the world.  

About Sydney
Sydney Bell (MSW) is a psychotherapist, speaker, body-positivity advocate and priestess in the Avalonian Tradition.  She believes that by providing spaces to challenge oppressive beauty and health paradigms and instead promote body diversity and radical self-love, we can turn the tide against rampant body dissatisfaction and the negative health outcomes that go with it.

Sydney currently resides in Kitchener, Ontario with her partner Jon, two dogs and one cat.  You can find resources and learn more about her private practice work at: www.sydneybell.ca

To Register
In the spirit of being in service to our community during this difficult time, this class is being offered for free. Space was limited to 100 attendees, but due to demand these seats filled within days, and so we have expanded our capacity to 300 attendees. To reserve your place, please fill out the registration form found here.


Becoming the Isle: Avalon and Energetic Sustainability 

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2020
Time: 11am – 1pm, EST
Venue: Zoom

It seems we have entered the Age of Women —a time when women are more active and powerful in the world than ever. Women are doing all kinds of great work, in addition to raising families and serving in their communities. However, it seems that the more roles and responsibilities we juggle, the more challenged we are with maintaining our energy levels in a very draining world. Many of us often push ourselves to the point of exhaustion or burnout, which can take its toll on our physical and emotional wellbeing. How can we, as women living and working in today’s world, avoid this energetic burnout? What can the Isle of Avalon teach us about energetic sustainability? Through meditation and written exercise, we will explore ways to effectively manage our life force energy, and view the Isle of Avalon as a model for self-sustainability.

About Diana
Diana Byron (RYT) is a Yoga teacher and Herbalist based in Connecticut. As founder of Dhyāna Yoga & Wellness, she offers Yoga, meditation and wellness classes —both in-person and online. She received her Yoga teacher certification through Kriplalu Center for Yoga and Wellness and earned a certificate in Herbalism through Rosemary Gladstar’s herbal program at Sage Mountain. Diana has also studied and works with various energetic healing modalities, as well as esoteric forms of spirituality. Diana has been a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon since 2003 and currently serves as Healer Matron on the Council of Nine. You can learn more about Diana’s offerings at her website, dhyanayogaandwellness.com.

To Register
In the spirit of being in service to our community during this difficult time, this class is being offered for free. Space was limited to 100 attendees, but due to demand these seats filled within days, and so we have expanded our capacity to 300 attendees. To reserve your place, please fill out the registration form found here.


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