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Our Team of teachers

KATINKA SOETENS

Katinka-Soetens

Katinka Soetens is a Ceremonialist of the Goddess, a Sacred Sexual Priestess of Rhiannon and Priestess of Avalon. She works internationally as Priestess, course facilitator, healer, tantric initiatrix, teacher of the sacred mysteries and workshop facilitator on empowerment through the Divine Feminine.

Dedicated to the Goddess of Love and sacred sexuality since Rhiannon’s call awakened her, she teaches the Priestess of Rhiannon training years and holds regular Path of Love teachings circles for women, men and mixed groups in the UK and abroad, including a year long men’s soul quest ‘Brotherhood -Path of the Lover’ journey.

Passionate about honouring the spiral of life grounded in the indigenous spirituality of the European lands and the traditions of Avalon, she is co-organizer of the Goddess Conference and director of the Magdalene Mystery School (www.magdalenmysteryschool.com) and it’s teachings, which facilitates healing of the wounding between the masculine and feminine through embodying Goddess in workshops.

Particularly interested in the sacredness of love and the healing power of opening the heart to come home to the body, Katinka works with tantric therapy, dance, breath, sacred intimacy, body wisdom, shadow hunting, meditation, healing touch and embodiment of Goddess. Her website is
www.herpathoflove.com

AMANDA BAKER

amanda

Amanda is a priestess of Rhiannon, priestess of the Goddess and priestess of Avalon, ceremonialist and Melissa Mother/Potnia of the Glastonbury Goddess conference.  She has travelled the priestess spiral path for 10 years and studied in depth with Katinka Soetens the creatrix of the priestess of Rhiannon training and the Magdalene Mystery School. She has held the position of priestess initiate for 2 years as shadow teacher under the tutelage of Katinka and completed the teacher training. She was fortunate to be a member of the first year long Tribe of Rhiannon training, a mixed group trail blazing this work and path finding. For Amanda it was as an exciting, deeply informing initiation; she developed a felt sense for exploration and experiential learning, a greater trust and understanding of the power, beauty and grace of our sexual energy.

Amanda’s spiritual path extends over 20 years as a healer and teacher of many various healing modalities and open heart work. Her recent interest is the powerful yet subtle Rosen Method Therapy. She has a soul calling to know this ‘piece of life’ and heal. She is dedicated and committed to her own process of discovery of ‘thine’ self and as Ram Das says ‘we are all walking each other home and it is my passion to share this healing journey with others’.

At Imbolc this year Amanda raised with her co-founder the Manchester Goddess Temple following a year of ceremony and planting the intentional seeds. They opened the doors of Her temple, entered Her mystery  and commenced a yearlong exploration of Mamucium. This is a returning and reclaiming journey around the wheel of the year created and facilitated from Amanda’s experience and development as a priestess.

Amanda has a deep heart and soul calling to work with women reclaiming their scared sexual selves, it is her passion and love to facilitate the journey of returning to the world the sacred sexual priestess and it is her honour to co-teach this transformational training.

MARISA PICARDO

marisa

She is Priestess of Rhiannon, a therapist, healer, Soul Midwife/End of Life Doula and Sacred Celebrant. And she walks
Rhiannon’s path of love. She is a Sacred Sexual Priestess, a co-teacher of the first Spiral of the Rhiannon Training. She brings her Shamanic, ISTA and Urban Tantra trainings into this workshop. She has been living in Glastonbury/ Avalon since 2009.
She is based at the Goddess House, Glastonbury as a therapist & healer.
Marisa previously worked as a Registered Mental Health Nurse for 28 years and now predominantly focus on her Priestessing role, healer and teachings.
In 2017 she completed ISTA (International School of Temple Arts) Levels 1 and 2 and she has also assisted on them. In 2019 she undertook the Highden Temple 6 week training and she completed the ‘Like a Pro’ Practitioner training with Betty Martin, the founder of the wheel of Consent and later Urban Tantra with Barabra Carrellas.
Marisa, of course, has taken the Rhiannon training, Spiral one and two and has been a continued support as a ‘lovely’ (assisting) on the Spiral one trainings and Labyrinth Spiral. And she completed 5-month intensive emotional release training with Kathy Jones.
Marisa is a student of traditional and authentic Shamanic work and healing using techniques that go back thousands of years and completed a 2 year apprenticeship with Annie Spencer with Hartwell studying the medicine wheel and ceremonies, in 2014 and 2015 and later with Chris Luitticau completing a Shamanic practitioner training in June 2018 with Northern drum Shamanic centre and continues her journey with him as an on-going training.
As part of the wider community, she regularly holds Death Cafes, death awareness spaces at festivals and events and sound Baths, co co-ordinates the LGBTQ meets up, works as a volunteer Marie Curie. She is a Sacred Tour and Walk guide and an Activist and Earth Protector. www.rosemaryandyew.co.uk & www.mysticalearthtours.com

SADHU VALAKHILYAS

Sadhu Valakhilyas CP talk thurs

Sadhu lives and works in service of love, as sacred sexual priest of Rhiannon, Goddess of love. He brings great openness, light hearted playfulness, depth and powerfully supportive space holding to all he offers.

Sadhu loves to share his gifts as facilitator of deep process work. He brings a rich fusion of experience in sexual shamanic work, Sexological Bodywork, tantra, shadow work, and embodiment practices, working with both individuals and groups.

His work facilitates your deepening of your connection to your body, your emotional and sexual expression, and supports you to live in conscious relationship with yourself and others. He currently lives in Amsterdam.

www.ExaltedHeart.com