The Sisterhood of Avalon has been presenting our powerful, immersive Avalonian Training Intensives in North America and Great Britain since 1998. These four-day residential Intensives provide women with the opportunity to learn Avalonian ritual, techniques, tools, and philosophy in an experiential and supportive environment. Come to connect with the Goddesses of Avalon, immerse yourself in the transformational spiritual traditions of the Celtic Britons, and learn how to heal and empower yourself as you align with the Cycles of the Universe.

Calling the Barge, April 1999 - Hawks Above - Cloudland, Georgia

Foundation: Seeking Avalon Within (Formerly Calling the Barge)
Seeking Avalon Within is for all women seeking the Ways of Avalon. For newcomers to the Goddess Path, it is an excellent starting point; for women who have been engaged in this journeying, it is sure to deepen connections both with the Lady and with the self, from an empowering Avalonian perspective. Seeking Avalon Within presents the foundation work needed for all of the SOA’s Intensive offerings, and is open to all women, members and non-members alike.


The Realm of Land
Journey through the archetypal landscapes of the Realm of Land -- the physical plane where the majority of our conscious experiences occur. This is the Realm of manifestation and the dwelling place of plants, animals, elementals and entities connected to the land. This intensive opens the inner pathways to a holistic and uniquely Avalonian Healing System and begins our exploration of the Lunar Mysteries of the Avalonian Tradition. Members of the SOA who have attended Seeking Avalon Within (or Calling the Barge) are welcome to attend.


The Realm of Sea
Journey through the archetypal landscapes of the Realm of Sea, the dwelling place of the Ancestors, the Underworld to which souls return before again seeking manifestation; the maternal waters of birth and rebirth and sacred Cauldron of the Goddess. The Realm of Sea Intensive is a deepening of our immersion into the Avalonian Mysteries and the wisdoms of Celtic British Spirituality. Members of the SOA who have attended The Realm of Land Intensive are welcome to attend.

The Realm of Sky
Journey through the archetypal landscapes of the Realm of Sky, the abode of the Divine; the final destination of souls who have completed the cycle of bound and rebound, rejoining the All once more. This intensive builds upon The Realm of Land and The Realm of Sea, bringing together tools and techniques to assist in personal exploration of the Avalonian Tradition, while also learning to serve the Holy Isle and its Sisters as a facilitator of the path for others. Members of the SOA who have attended The Realm of Land Intensive and The Realm of Sea Intensive are welcome to attend.

The Intensives run from Thursday through Sunday, and the all-inclusive price includes workshops, lodging, and vegetarian meals. The trainings will be held at retreat centers in New York, Ohio, California, and in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. All retreat sites offer settings of natural beauty and peace. Time will be spent both in experiential workshops and in quiet devotion and inner work. You will return home with tools for self-exploration and for connection to the Goddess within you.

Pre-registration is required.

Our detailed registration packet can be found here at

Please feel free to contact our Intensives Coordinator at if you would like any additional information.



About the Facilitator

Jhenah Telyndru has been living the Avalonian Tradition since 1988. She is the Founder and Morgen of the Sisterhood of Avalon, and is the Director of the Avalonian Thealogical Seminary. Jhenah is the author of
Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery and Inner Wisdom (Llewellyn, 2010) and the creator of a unique Avalonian Posture System demonstrated on the instructional DVD Trancing the Inner Landscape: Avalonian Landscape Postures. She presents Avalonian Intensive Workshops around North America and facilitates Pilgrimages to Sacred Sites in the British Isles. Jhenah is a post-graduate student at the University of Wales, Lampeter, where she is earning her master’s degree in Celtic Studies.


SOA INTENSIVES Calendar 2010

Intensive Level
June 10-13
Seeking Avalon Within
June 24-27
Seeking Avalon Within
July 29-August 1
New York
Realm of Land
September 23-26
Between the Worlds
October 21-24
Seeking Avalon Within
November 18-21
Seeking Avalon Within

*Dates are subject to change so please be sure to confirm the event before making travel arrangements.



Calling the Barge, June 2000 - Stonehaven Ranch - San Marcos, Texas




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