Turning the Tide 2016: Workshop Listings


Turning the Tide 2016: Workshops!

Workshop List – Click to Jump to the Workshop’s Description

Entry to each of these workshops is INCLUDED with your registration to Turning the Tide 2016. Make sure you are registered today!

Yoga for YOU!~ Presented by Lady Arianhwen
Gentle raja yoga class for all levels. Bring a towel or mat, and an open heart. Namaste!.

About Lady Arianhwen: Lady Arianhwen of Witch & Famous coven has been practicing yoga for five years. She has taught various subjects from computer technology, music, and Wicca to various age groups and really enjoys sharing knowledge and information with others. At the recommendation of a friend, she decided to obtain her yoga instructor certification through The Chopra Center in California this last year. She is also a certified instructor of Primordial Sound Meditation through The Chopra Center and will be pursuing her Perfect Health (Ayurveda) certification as well in 2017. Completion of all three certifications will culminate in a Vedic Master designation. In terms of yoga, Lady Arianhwen sees yoga as more than just postures for improving physical health, although it improves the three markers for aging: balance, flexibility and strength. She understands yoga as a union of body, mind and spirit, enhancing each practitioner’s life as a whole.

Our Lady Calls – Spirit Journey~ Presented by Dayan Martinez, Pagan Environmental Alliance
Through mythic story-telling and a guided meditation/journey we’ll come into contact with the Spirit of the Land of Florida, an equally ancient and youthful Goddess of the Wilderness and the Everglades ecosystem. Experiences will be shared by the willing to weave together our understanding of Our Lady of the Land of Many Waters.

About Dayan Martinez: I’ve been pagan for 12 years, and claim nothing special beyond boundless curiosity and daring to try out new things. I strongly believe that experience is far more important than reality, but I will not hesitate to find inspiration and a solid foundation in modern science. I hold a Bachelor’s in Anthropology (with special focus on the psychology of religion) and teach science to a gaggle of inquisitive elementary school kids, where my rants are often about the beauty and grandeur of our Mother Earth.

Faery Seer Breath~ Presented by Florida Branch of House of Brigh
Join us at the bank of the Oleta River as we open the faery well, raise the green mist, and align the three flames of our soul! We will start by introducing the principles and language of Faery Seership, and soon you will feel the connection and magick of the Faery Seers.

About House of Brigh: The Florida Branch of the House of Brigh are practitioners of Faery Seership Teachings of Orion Foxwood, who utilizes traditional and contemporary faery lore to connect with the genus loci and our redeemed ancestors, among many other faery practices.

Decorate your own Yule Flamingo~ Presented by Coyote Morningstar
Decorate your own flamingo lawn ornament for Yule. Some supplies will be provided. However, if you know you want to participate PLEASE bring decorations to make them personal and unique! Let’s bring the flock home this Yule! Help us beautify the way! (We will have at least thirty flamingos so first come first serve)

About Coyote Morningstar Coyote Morningstar is a sea witch, satyr, and seer living in West Palm Beach, FL, and is a solitary member of Everglades Moon

The Healing Powers of Yuletide Holly and Mistletoe~ Presented by Rayna Templebee
Two of the best known plants associated with Yule are mistletoe and holly. Both have been sacred and powerful herbs to people of many cultures. This workshop will work with the plant devas and the properties of the plants themselves to create a healing spell that can help reduce stress and restore vitality. Our native holly and mistletoe evergreens are a great way to learn about the green energy of Florida at Yuletide.

About Rayna Templebee Rev. Rayna Templebee is a daughter of the Ocean Mother and High Priestess of Beachfyre Coven in Miami, Florida. She was raised in a family that spoke with plants and initiated as a Witch in 1983. She is a faery seer and one of the founders of Turning the Tide Festival.

Plant and Seed Share~ Presented by Steve
If you have plants, seeds, or cuttings you would like to gift, please bring them to the Plant and Seed Share! Stop by to make new green friends. Learn what Florida-friendly plants your Tides family is growing. Please bring plants, seeds, cuttings, gardening tools or books to pass along. If you are interested in gardening come on by, you dont need to bring anything to go home with something.

About Steve Steve grows edible perennials and wants to inspire others to do the same.

Eye of Hurricane – Staying Centered Amid Chaos~ Presented by Jette
This is a hands on workshop which discusses ways to stay grounded, centered, and safe. We will look at why this is so important and how to make existing techniques your own.

About Jette Jett has identified as Pagan since 1991. She is a devotional Polytheist dedicated to Hekate, a wWitch, and a walker between the worlds.

Mama Gina’s Concert and Workshop: Introduction to the Cube of Space~ Presented by Mama Gina
One popular theory suggests that it takes about 10,000 hours of study and application to master a subject. If that is true, then we are masters of our own creations. Whether consciously or unconsciously, we define, direct, build and destroy our own creations – our own lives – every moment of every day. What are we creating and how are we doing it? Are we mindful and aware? Are we bumbling along and doing what we have always done? Through study of a creation story, such as the Sepher Yetzirah, and the construct born of that story – The Cube of Space – we can apply the principals learned in a very direct, mindful and practical way to our own creations and to our own lives. Please bring a notebook, pen, and a comfy chair or cushion, and join Mama Gina as she describes her own journey and study of the Cube of Space, and shares practical application of some of the primary concepts of the Cube to conscious creation.

About Mama Gina Mama Gina, along with her alter-ego Nine Toes the Bard, travels the country, strumming 12 string acoustic, tapping frame drum and djembe, singing truth with a side of blues, and sharing the mysteries that the Gods, Goddesses and other extraordinary souls whisper in her ear.

With four – count ’em 1, 2, 3, 4 – CDs under her belt, she’s really listening to those Gods and Goddesses, and receiving airplay on music podcasts and radio within and beyond the Pagan realm, including, International Pagan Radio, Ravengrove Radio, Wyldwood Radio, Murphys Magic Mess onKZUM.org in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Ragin Pagans Pagan Sunrise and Jerry Wallers Biscuits, Bacon n BLUES, both on WKRP in Orlando, Florida, and Bree Nobles Women of Substance Radio in California, where she won the distinction of having her song “Weed” place in the top 20 playlist for all of 2015.

Mama Gina will be sharing songs from her previous endeavors, as well as highlighting some new, zany songs from her upcoming “Nine Toes the Bard” CD – due out Spring 2017. Bring your friends and family! Bring your shakes, rattles and drums! Get ready to sing along! Come celebrate the Bard!

Astrology with Aequitas: Working with Jupiter and Saturn~ Presented by Aequitas
Learn and explore the astrological cycles of Jupiter and Saturn. I will be doing a brief lecture of how these planets manifest in our lives, and will also provide take-home handouts. Volunteers who wish to have a live reading of their charts in regards to their Jupiter and Saturn cycles can do so by providing your birth time, birth date, and birth location at the workshop.

About Aequitas Aequitas is nationally certified Level 1 astrologer with NCGR, and has studied Western tropical astrology for over 10 years. He is a member of Beachfyre Coven and serves on the Board of EMLC. He is also working towards his first degree in the Georgian tradition.

Hekate Veneration
This is a communal offering to Hekate, the Goddess of the Crossroads. Greynolds Campgrounds sits at a crossroads and those crossroads have served our wonderful festival for the last 10 years. To honor Her, we will gather at 11:15pm in the Great Hall Patio and process to the main gates of the park. Bring an offering for Her. As we leave offerings, we will sing a chant in Her honor

About Temple at the Crossroads Temple at the Crossroads is a devotional Circle of eclectic members dedicated to Hekate, who share their personal experiences, knowledge, and worship practices with one another.

Birding for Pagans~ Presented by Chloe
We see birds all around us every day; however, much of the time they go unnoticed. Develop a deeper connection with the Natural environment by learning how to identify these living spirits of place.

About Chloe Chloe is a life-long pagan and Nature lover. She enjoys mixing science and history into her magic and mysticism for a unique blend. A member of Beachfyre coven in Miami and Birder since 1994.


Click here to download this year’s registration form and send in your registration payment via check. Registrations must be postmarked by December 2nd! You can also register below using our online form and pay with your aypal account. Register yourself, your friends, your kids, your coven – all on one form.


November 25th: Last day of Early Bird pricing. Be sure to register before Thanksgiving to save $25 per registration!
December 2nd: All mailed registrations must be postmarked no later than December 2nd to be accepted
December 7th: Registration closes