Joanna van der Hoeven
Joanna van der Hoeven

Joanna van der Hoeven is a Druid, Witch, author and teacher. She has written several books on Druidry including the best-selling The Awen Alone: Walking the Path of the Solitary Druid. She has also written countless articles for Pagan magazines and websites, and spoken at conferences, fairs, festivals and more. Joanna is the co-founder of Druid College UK, which offers a three-year training programme, and she is also the director of her own dance company.

Joanna was born in Quebec, Canada. She moved to the UK in 1998, where she now lives with her husband in a small village near the coast of the North Sea.

She has studied with Emma Restall Orr and the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. She has a BA Hons English Language and Literature degree. In her spare time, Joanna enjoys reading, hiking and singing back to the land.


Books by Joanna van der Hoeven

Pagan Portals - Zen Druidry

Living a Natural Life, With Full Awareness

Apr 2013

Zen teachings and Druidry combine to create a peaceful life path that is completely dedicated to the here and now.

Pagan Portals - Dancing with Nemetona

A Druid's exploration of sanctuary and sacred space

May 2014

An in-depth look at a little-known goddess that can help bring peace and sanctuary into your life.

Pagan Portals - The Awen Alone

Walking the Path of the Solitary Druid

Nov 2014

An Introductory Guide for the Solitary Druid

Zen for Druids

A Further Guide to Integration, Compassion and Harmony with Nature

Oct 2016

Where Zen Buddhism and Druidry meet, to create a holistic way of life.

Pagan Portals - The Crane Bag

A Druid's Guide to Ritual Tools and Practices

Jul 2017

A guide to the ritual tools and practices of the Druid tradition.

Pagan Portals - The Hedge Druid's Craft

An Introduction to Walking Between the Worlds of Wicca, Witchcraft and Druidry

Jun 2018

A look at how to combine the traditions of Witchcraft, Wicca and Druidry while walking between the worlds.

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