Laura Shannon

Laura Shannon

Alumni

Laura Shannon has researched and taught traditional circle dances for over thirty years, and is considered to be one of the ‘grandmothers’ of the worldwide Sacred / Circle Dance movement. Through extensive field research in Balkan villages and wide teaching experience, Laura has pioneered a new understanding of traditional dances, particularly women’s dances, as active and potent spiritual tools for inner development. Originally trained in Intercultural Studies and Dance Movement Therapy, Laura is currently pursuing the M.A. in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred at CCCU.  She gives workshops, trainings and performances in more than twenty countries, contributes regularly to FeminismAndReligion.com, and is founding director of the Athena Institute for Women’s Dance and Culture. In between her travels, Laura resides in Canterbury, Findhorn and Greece.    www.laurashannon.net
Marcus Sly

Marcus Sly

Alumni

Marcus Sly is a therapist, Alexander Technique teacher and writer. He is also the owner and editor of Anima Poetry Press

Carole Taylor

Carole Taylor

Alumni

Carole Taylor holds a BA in Geography from Cambridge University and the MA in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred from Canterbury Christ Church. She has worked as an astrologer since 2000, running a private practice and teaching for Heaven and Earth Workshops and at the Faculty of Astrological Studies. As the Faculty’s Director of Studies, she oversees its syllabus, course material and Summer School programme. Carole continues to pursue the interests she followed during the MA, including a study of myth, divination, sacred experience, and the philosophical foundations of astrology.

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