Past Coracle Events
CERRIDWEN – THE MOTHER OF AWEN
With Honored Guest
Saturday, 22 May 2021
Join Druid and author Kristoffer Hughes on a journey to discover the origins of Cerridwen and her role in the Welsh Bardic Tradition. Travel through time to explore her functions as Muse, Witch, and Goddess and how she has evolved into a delicious fusion of all three aspects.
Kristoffer will take you on a roller-coaster ride through tradition, mythology, story, denigration, scandal and dizzying ulterior motives and agendas that went into the making of the Goddess so many love today.
Dare you peer over the cauldron’s edge and into the bubbling brew of Awen?
KRISTOFFER HUGHES is Chief of the Anglesey Druid Order. He is the award winning author of several books and the designer of The Celtic Tarot. He is a Druid graduate of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and is its 13th Mount Haemus Scholar. He is a native Welsh speaker and lives on the blessed Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn). He works professionally for Her Majesty’s Coroner and is an actor on Welsh language television and stage.
Ogham: Nestled in the Healing Branches
Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020
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.
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
Inner Cosmology: Balancing the Three Realms
Date: Sunday, May 24, 2020
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.
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.
Reclaiming Body Sovereignty
Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020
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.
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
Becoming the Isle: Avalon and Energetic Sustainability
Date: Sunday, June 7, 2020
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.
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.