About the "Anam Cara"

"In the Celtic tradition, there is a beautiful understanding of love and friendship. One of the fascinating ideas here is the idea of soul-love; the old Gaelic term for this is anam cara. Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and cara is the word for friend. In the early Celtic church, a person who acted as a teacher, companion, or spiritual guide was called an anam cara." ~ John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

About the Learning Circle

The Hearth used to be considered the heart of a home. Beside it, family members would gather telling stories filled with teachings and wisdom.

It is the hope of the founders of this virtual space that those who frequent it experience the same.

Your Instructors


Dawna Kreis

As an energetic healer, animal communicator, and “Mistress of the Woo”, Dawna Kreis uses her spiritual gifts, creativity, and enthusiasm to heal, support, and uplift human and animal kind alike. She seeks to assist both in living a life in health, happiness, and harmony.

She is a Reiki practitioner and Master/Teacher, Animal Reiki Practitioner, Angelic Healing Practitioner, Certified Life Coach, and member of the International Association of Therapists.


Karen Dugan

Karen is an experienced Master Healer, Teacher, Motivational Speaker, and Trained Intuitive. She combines her corporate background (15+ years of Recruiting, Mentoring, Teaching and Leadership) with her metaphysical / intuitive skill set to help you heal and create your best life.