Sydney Bell, MSW/RSW

Sovereignty of Self, Sovereignty of Body

Body Sovereignty in the Three Realms

Join Sydney Bell in an exploration of the body’s inherent divinity and how working with the energetics of the three Realms (Land, Sea and Sky) can foster healing and unconditional body acceptance.

Sydney Bell, MSW/RSW
Sydney Bell, MSW/RSW
 is a trained social worker and Health at Every Size® educator/advocate who provides body image coaching services to women. She is a past president of the Sisterhood of Avalon and currently serves as Communication Matron on the SOA Council of Nine. To learn more about Sydney and how to work with her, please visit her website: Embracing the Body Divine.



Ceramic Spiritual Tools Vendor

onepathOne Path Labyrinth Ventures

Tracy creates ceramic finger labyrinths in a ritual setting with focused intention and healing energy. Each piece is a handcrafted, sacred tool designed to aid the user on their path to healing and wholeness. She also offers other ceramic spiritual tools such as smudge pots, rattles and offering bowls, all with labyrinth designs.  For more information and to see a sampling of Tracy’s wears, please visit her website at http://www.onepathlabyrinth.org.  Tracy is also one of our workshop presenters who will be creating a walking labyrinth for us.

Would you like to vend at the Ninefold Festival?  Please see our Vendor Application page for more information.



Our Morgen and Keynote Presenter

The Breath of Nine Maidens:
Personal Transformation and the Path of the Ninefold

With Jhenah Telyndru

Come explore the Ninefold Way of Avalon as we remember what is known about the Ninefold Sisterhoods of Celtic myth and legend, reclaim the hidden pathways represented by the Nine Morgens of Avalon, and renew their empowering lessons in our lives. Together we will examine how the energies of the Ninefold teach us empowering ways to serve ourselves, our communities, and the Goddesses of Avalon by identifying and manifesting our authentic calling. Finally, we will collectively journey to the Otherworld to connect with, and seek the guidance of, the Nine Morgens themselves.

Jhenah Telyndru is the founder and Morgen of the Sisterhood of Avalon, and has been walking a Pagan path for over 30 years. Her published works include “Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery, and Inner Wisdom”, “The Avalonian Oracle”, “Seasons of Sovereignty”, and several forthcoming books, the first of which is an exploration of the Goddess Rhiannon. She has been presenting workshops internationally since 1997, and facilitates transformational journeys to sacred sites in the British Isles with Mythic Seeker Spiritual Pilgrimages. Jhenah holds a master’s degree in Celtic Studies from the University of Wales, Trinity St. David. She welcomes your contact through her website: www.ynysafallon.com


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Elizabeth Cunningham Keynote Presenter

Mother Wit:
For When It Feels Like The/Your World Is Coming To An End

With Elizabeth Cunningham

Through storytelling, humor, and song, Maeve Rhuad (aka the Celtic Magdalen) and Elizabeth Cunningham (aka the reluctant activist) will draw on their experiences to address the times, personal and political, that try women’s souls. They will touch on such topics as how to discern what cause is calling you–and what isn’t. Saying yes–and no. Holding on–and letting go. They intend for this presentation to include discussion, singing, and, they hope, some hollering and foot-stomping!

Elizabeth Cunningham photo

Elizabeth Cunningham is best known for The Maeve Chronicles, a series of award-winning novels featuring a feisty Celtic Magdalen who is no one’s disciple. Her first published novel The Return of the Goddess, A Divine Comedy is being re-released this year in a 25th anniversary edition. In 2016 she published her debut mystery novel Murder at the Rummage Sale. She is at work on a sequel. A pagan priestess and interfaith minister, Elizabeth is also a counselor in private practice. She lives in New York State’s Hudson Valley.