In Sage Priestess Certification 2019/20
Live Session in our Ritual & Ceremony Gateway
Lori A Andrus is a modern-day priestess weaving the transformational practices of ceremony, ritual, shamanic journeying, and sacred creation, Lori bridges the spiritual and physical worlds awakening men and women to their true inner brilliance.
Lori is the creator and founder of the Crystal Shaman Initiation Certification Program. She is also the creator of Crystal Shaman Podcast.
Lori has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in occupational therapy. She is an artist, Reiki Master, crystal oracle, and graduate of The Four Winds: Healing the Light Body Program. She has travelled extensively throughout Peru studying with high mountain shaman and frequently embarks on road trips and personal pilgrimages throughout the United States.
Find her online at www.loriaandrus.com
Desiree Cervantes is a shaman, intuitive healer and witch. A modern medicine woman with a creative soul and the gift of clear sight. A wild woman with a tender heart.
She helps spiritual seekers, creative souls and wild-hearted adventurers connect with their intuition, find clarity and unlock their personal magic. Her mission is to help you marvel at the awesomeness of your own being.
Desiree offers intuitive counselling, energy work and mediumship sessions, helping people connect with their ancestors, guides and higher selves. She is passionate about trickster medicine (the interplay between the sacred and profane), and using wild spirituality, radical honesty and creative disruption as tools for shapeshifting, transforming and healing.
As a queer indigenous femme, Desiree holds welcoming body and sex-positive space for all, including queer, trans and people of color (QTPOC). As a fiercely tender shadow guide, Desiree creates safe space for people to see and love themselves exactly as they are, where they are.
“An Introduction to the Circle Way: The Art of Intentional Conversation”
Joanna Powell Colbert, creatrix of the Gaian Tarot and the Pentimento Tarot, has been an artist, teacher, and convener of circles for over thirty years. She was named by SageWoman magazine as one of the Wisdom Keepers of the Goddess Spirituality movement. Joanna hosts retreats for women, and teaches workshops and e-courses on earth-centered spirituality, seasonal contemplative practices, creativity as a devotional path, the Sacred Feminine, and using tarot as a tool for inner guidance and self-exploration.
Visit her online at www.GaianSoul.com
“The Four Cornerstones of Evolutionary Power”
Julia B. Colwell, Ph.D. has written two workbooks about creating loving relationships: Choosing Love: Pathways to Conscious Living and The Relationship Skills Workbook: A Do-it-Yourself Guide to Thriving Relationships (Sounds True: October 2014). She’s seen hundreds of individuals, families, and couples in her psychotherapy practice and has consulted with a variety of organizations interested in developing blame-free work environments. She’s designed and taught countless weekend retreats, classes, and groups (including one with 40 couples in a field at a music festival and another in a gay bar), which have a reputation for being powerful, fun, and life-changing.
Julia co-created The Boulder Center for Conscious Community, or the BC3 where she leads the Intensive Learning Community, the Life Alignment Program, and teaches a variety of classes on living consciously.
Live Session: “Scatter Grace in Your Eyes” in our Living Priestessing Gateway
Denise Daffara is an artist who lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia. She combines art journaling, intentional creativity and painting as a self-healing modality. She works with grief, depression, and personal awakenings to uplift and inspire others to creatively express and lovingly nurture themselves. She believes we are healed by being seen and heard, and that meeting yourself right where you are is a powerful medicine in these troubled times.
Denise is a gifted listener, and one of her passions is holding nurturing, energizing, and liberating sacred space for other soulful seekers and wild wonderers. She brings her art and space holding together on the page in her Creativitea Time, where sacred space is created to meet yourself on the page. Here, playfulness, courage and creativity meet radical self-acceptance for tea.
You can find Denise at www.denisedaffara.com.au
“Divination to Connect with Your Internal Wisdom”
Chris-Anne Donnelly is the creator of the Sacred Creators Oracle, and the upcoming Light Seers Tarot (soon to be published by Hay House) and The Tarot of the Muse. She spends her time creating tarot art, setting sacred space and helping others bring their dreams to life.
Visual Scribe, Online Temple Priestess & Co-Teacher
Live Session: “Your Joy and Pleasure is a Gift”
Karen Faith is a priestess, sensualist, and artist, living gently on the Alberta prairie. Most days she can be found gardening with the ground squirrels and getting to know the wildflowers. Follow her adventures on Instagram
Examples of Karen’s Visual Scribes on Our Calls
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL WORKSHOP: “Sacred Intuitive Art and the Divine Feminine”
Kiala Givehand is a creative business strategist, mixed media book artist, Happiness Catalyst, and multi-passionate ambivert. She runs multiple businesses that all have the same basic mission: To empower people to live R.I.C.H. lives (Radically Intent on Cultivating Happiness).
In her artistic life, she creates handmade journals and teaches others to do the same while sharing lessons on how to use journaling for self-discovery, reflection, and transformation. In her R.I.C.H. life, Kiala guides and supports creative women and couples through the beginning stages of starting and building a business they love. Most recently, she and her best friend (and husband), Damon, created R.I.C.H. From Scratch™ and The Freedom Training Ground™ where they host MasterMind groups, online classes, and in-person retreats founded on and reframing, the pillars of Health, Wealth, and Purpose. After almost 20 years as an entrepreneur, 3 failed businesses, lots of self-study and soul-searching, Kiala has found her “happy place” in the world by showing up fully, authentically, and unapologetically.
She believes in imagination, laughter as medicine, that everything begins and ends with energy, that collaborations are far more fun than competitions, and that our legacy is much bigger than the amount of money we make while we are here.
Connect with Kiala online where she shares random bits of her un-curated, REAL life.
Live Session in our Enter the Temple Gateway
Angela Heather BSc Pysch. is a qualified Holistic Heart Life Coach, Reiki Healer and Mixed Media Artist based in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in England, surrounded by ancient sacred sites. Through 1:1 sessions and group programmes, she combines coaching, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique / Tapping), healing and creative techniques to help people reconnect with their grounded yet wild and free nature which coaxes healing, peace, inspiration and deep connection within the Mind-Body-Spirit.
Angela is passionate about permission giving, personal empowerment and play and has made it her personal mission to encourage thousands of women to practice speaking to themselves as kindly as they would their very best friend or precious daughter. Gentle loving kindness might just change the world. Her guiding words for 2018 are #CultivatingKindness.
“Sacred Lover: Your Passionate Love Affair with Your Source Power”
Laura Kooji is an Ecstatic Artist who’s work dances through many worlds. Poetry, music and Indigenous beadwork are just some of her creative voices. Their first collection of poetry “No Rainbow” being published this year is a queer, urban Anishnaabe song of love, land and body. Laura is a mother to one son, Auntie to 2 nieces and the many kids she works with in a high school Indigenous culture and education support program.
“Be Uniquely You: Authentic Leadership, Visibility and Following Your Rhythms”
Jennifer Lee is the founder of Artizen Coaching and the author of Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way and the bestseller The Right-Brain Business Plan, which has helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs around the world launch their creative businesses.
After spending 10 years climbing the corporate ladder and getting tired of living her dream “on-the-side,” she took the leap to pursue her passions full-time. Jennifer has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, U.S. News & World Report, Whole Living, Family Circle, Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, and Choice.
She received her coaching certification and leadership training through the prestigious Coaches Training Institute. She is also a certified yoga instructor, a certified Expressive Arts Facilitator, a certified meditation instructor, and holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA and an M.A. in Communication Management from USC. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Find her online at www.rightbrainbusinessplan.com
“Herbal Self-Care Rituals for Body Temple Worship”
Yarrow Magdalena is a web designer, writer and online marketing consultant with a wild love for herbalism, feminism, conscious touch, little dogs, naps and plants. They support beautiful, sensitive souls in building a platform online and honing in on their message with their 1:1 work, blogs and online courses.
COMMUNITY JOY PRIESTESS, CO-TEACHER and MENTOR
Live Session: “Kindness, Empathy and Service”
Stacy Maskell is passionate about thriving and living a conscious life full of joy, love and peace after addiction. She creates positive change in the world through bravely sharing her journey of recovery, being queer and experiencing mental health challenges.
She is also the Community Manager for the program. Look for her weekly check-in posts full of vulnerability, humour and fun!
She love tacos, lego and cats.
“Energy Work for Empaths and Finding Spirit in a Veggie Burger”
+ PROFESSIONAL LEVEL WORKSHOP: Letting Source be the Container for Your Work
Vix is a Spiritual + Biz mentor, intuitive Tarot Reader, Angelic Life Coach, Holy Fire Reiki practitioner, Celtic Reiki Mystic Master, Headmistress of Woo Woo School and the creator of New Age Hipster. Sent here on a divine mission to kick open the musty old spiritual wardrobe, Vix is all about bringing the new age into the now by making spirituality accessible to whoever wants in! Vix is an ex-high school and special ed teacher, she has written a tween and a YA novel and enjoys drinking decaf tea, making Pinterest vision boards and eating veggie pizza with pineapple while watching 80’s movies on Netflix.
Find her online: www.newagehipster.co
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL WORKSHOP: “Advanced Astrology for Your Priestess Path”
M. Ruth McCants, Ph.D., is an intuitive astrologer, musician, life insight guide, and drum circle facilitator. She uses her empathetic ability to hold space, that helps people get to the core essence of their inner wise stories. In particular, she is adept at decoding and translating the language of the inner landscape, and insight systems of astrology, tarot, oracle and numerology which serve as wonderful tools for understanding the soul’s journey.
Along with the fascination of the spiritual, intuitive and psychic connections, she discovered from earliest years that she was and is intrigued with music, rhythms and sound. Playing, creating, encouraging, teaching and empowering other people to tap their innate potential to be music and sound makers, is an ongoing source of delight, joy and fun. For more than 25 years, whether showing up to map charts, or play rhythms, Ruth understands that it’s all about embracing one’s Soul Journey.
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL WORKSHOP in Mindful Compassionate Priestessing Gateway
Mary McDowall is a coach and a facilitator with master certifications in Kaizen-Muse™ Creativity Coaching and Kaizen Creative™ NLP and is a Modern Day Muse Group Facilitator. She is the co-founder of the KMI Model™ of Facilitation with over 30 years of program development, workshop and facilitation experience. She recently completed a 300 hour Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher Training and is currently pursuing more courses in this area. She is a graduate of the Sage Priestess Program. Mary lives in the small town of Parry Sound, ON along the rugged shores of Georgian Bay where she grew up and raised her family. She and her husband own a small marina.
Find Her Online: https://www.marymcdowall.com/
“Vulnerability and Sharing from a Place of Service”
Lisa McLoughlin Lisa is a Mixed Media Digital Collage Artist and Maker, who creates Nature-inspired art and crafts including card decks: Plant Ally, Tree, Wisdom and Life Design, as well as various pouches and wraps to accessorize the card decks. She is currently creating a textile art tarot deck.
Her creativity is fuelled by the understanding that we are Nature, and that within our culture there is a real need to shift how we communicate with ourselves and others to kinder ways of expression. Lisa knows that images of Nature can improve our emotional and physical wellbeing because its colours, shapes and materials are enjoyable to look at. Nature is dynamic and continuously changes which can support us in our own growth, and Lisa knows that if we trust in nature’s guidance it can help us to create what we desire.
Website – https://www.lisamcloughlinart.com/
“Being Your Own Beloved: The Camera as a Self-Empowerment Tool”
Vivienne McMaster is a photographer, e-course teacher, positive body-image advocate and creator of the Be Your Own Beloved workshops. Her photographs have been seen in such places as Oprah.com and The Huffington Post. She works with folks to help them feel empowered and resilient in their relationship to photos. The camera and self-portraiture helped her heal her own negative body image and she’s now on a mission share these tools and help women choose compassion over critique, one photo at a time. You can more about her at www.beyourownbeloved.com
Live Session: “Lunar Seasons and Working with the Cycle of Death”
April Miller McMurtry is a visual artist, mother, creative lunar coach and educator. She designed the New Moon Calendar/Journal out of a vision to create a beautiful and simple tool for women to connect with their physical, emotional, and creative selves within the context of the phases of the moon.
Her wish is to help shift the tides and bring lunar time back into public awareness as a way to support creative healing practices. April work s with individuals who want to learn more about tracking with the moon to support their personal practice. This is an invitation to deep inquiry and self-reflection. It is both practical and mystical.
Live Session: “Transgenerational Healing & the Alchemy of Grief”
Lisa Nagel is a card reader, psychic and healer. She supports and holds space for brave humans as they journey deeper into their soul and unravel and reclaim their worthiness. She deeply believes in the alchemy of feeling truly seen, in the practice of surrender and in providing comfort and safe spaces to come as you are.
She also creates channelled Goddess sculptures, dances every day and believes in the magic of living in tune with the moon.
Live Session: “Working with Your Energy Body”
Elle North is an intuitive mystic, spiritual teacher, and inspired graphic designer. As a Reiki Master who combines knowledge of Tarot, intuition, meditation, yoga, and crystals, Elle creates unique offerings + courses for soul-seekers. Elle is the creatrix of the Wisdom Within School of Intuition and ALIGNED: A crystal meditation album.
Elle’s work is to empower others to connect to their inner wisdom. An alchemist at heart, Elle thrives in a space where things are sacred and full of ritual. She believes transformation can occur when we move the unconscious to the conscious; the inner world to the outer world.
Live Session “Ritual as Action: Building Awareness, Energy, and Community to Create Change”
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL WORKSHOP: “Even When Your Voice Shakes: Breaking the Silence and Owning Our Stories for Healing”
Emily Porth, Ph.D. trained as a cultural anthropologist prior to completing an interdisciplinary doctorate in environmental studies. She is passionate about storytelling for social change, which is fundamentally about uniting creativity with vulnerability to craft stories that people can connect with and learn from.
Emily is particularly interested in women’s stories and finding new ways to include diverse voices in spaces where they have not historically been heard; her Ph.D. research focused on how human and animal bodies in science museums tell visual stories about relationships within and between species, and then reimagining how those stories could be re-told from an ecofeminist perspective. Most of her writing focuses on human-animal-environment relationships and engagement, and she recently contributed to an edited volume (not yet published) about breaking the silence on sexual harassment and assault.
Emily began practicing Paganism in 2000 and has been studying Druidry since 2010. She established and currently facilitates Rowan & Thorn, a non-hierarchical Druid grove based in Hampshire, UK, which was founded on the idea that “we are all teachers and all learners”.
Her pastimes include pilgrimage (the topic of her Master of Arts thesis), particularly to holy wells around the UK, cuddling cats, writing poetry, sewing, and snacking on chocolate and Marmite (and sometimes Marmite-flavoured chocolate). Twitter: @efporth
“Soul Healing Meditation”
Bindi Shah’s journey to her soul offerings started in 2001 with a visit to an Ayurveda retreat in India. After discovering how good it felt to receive deep natural health-care and what a difference this made to her life, she embarked on a course in India to learn more of this ancient art. The year-long study in India included theory from the ancient scriptures, learning the poetic language of Sanskrit, Vedic-astrology, yoga, meditation and herbs. It was an amazing experience and on returning to London, she set up her business helping people with the knowledge she had gained.
While treating people for various conditions, Bindi realized that the key to a lot of physical problems lay in emotional issues. She started meditating more herself and teaching more of this ancient practice as a technique for healing.
Healing herself from a past life trauma led to the development of the Soul Healing Meditation. In this meditation the person directly connects with their inner self and essence, the soul. The insights received from this connection help the person heal on a deeper spiritual level.
Bindi has wonderful soul offerings in her online school and is writing her first book based on life coaching techniques which have helped her and her clients. Website: www.bindishah.com
Live Session: “Flower Essences for Highly Sensitive Priestessing”
Heather K Veitch is a Coach, Flower and Vibrational Essence Therapist, Spiritual Companion, and writer living in the Peak District of Derbyshire, UK. She believes in the power of nature to offer us opportunities for healing and change, and to bring us back to ourselves. A firm believer in the innate ability for everyone to be the best version of themselves, she works with individuals who are exploring creativity, spirituality, and inner leadership.
You can find Heather online at http://www.holisticgoddess.co.uk