Sage Priestess Certification Labyrinth Path

This program will bring you into the heart of the Mystery:
The space between the seen and the unseen.
The place where your inner Priestess resides.
Lift the veil and see what has
been here all along…

Program Begins June 23, 2021

Discover and Reclaim Your Power
and Calling as a Priestess!

It’s more important than ever for women to step into their light as spiritual leaders and
Share their wisdom with courage and strength.
We’ll enter the mystery together.

This program will nurture and help you
reclaim your power and calling as a Priestess.

At every step of the way, you’ll be encouraged
To listen to your inner wisdom &
Be witnessed as an embodiment of the divine!

People all over the world need your
Dedicated devotion and connection to spirit

When you step on this path, you are consciously becoming a wise woman and commit to seeding that wisdom throughout the world.  This wisdom is where the change in our world will happen: one person, circle, temple, and one community at a time.

Discover the rewards of being a sacred guide for others.

Develop spiritual self-mastery and stand in your strength.

Hold space for people to connect deeply to their souls.

Explore what being a Priestess can mean to you.

You are becoming part of a global movement and

A long lineage of women who are changing the way we relate

To the earth, our bodies, ourselves & each other

Share Your Gifts

Priestessing is a way to share your spiritual gifts and deepen your personal spiritual path.  When you connect with your higher purpose and gain clarity on what you were brought here to do, you’re able to reach the people who’ve been waiting for you and make a difference in the world.

Support Others On Their Path

When you support others on their path of spiritual connection, the rewards are simply limitless. You become part of something much greater than yourself, and bring healing, love and light into the world with your Priestessing.

Empowered Compassionate Leadership

Learn how to lead with your whole self and share leadership in ways that truly empower others. You’ll learn how to develop  strong energetic boundaries so you can do this work with joy and without getting depleted

Practical Tools

Learn the energetic nature of ritual and ceremony, how to lead circles, and develop embodied practices that will help you easily bring your gifts to the world. Practice your skills in the safety of a like-minded community and apply these tools to all aspects of your life: yourself, family, work, relationships & creativity.

Kind Words

“The women in this circle have held such gentle and unconditional space for my evolution as a teacher and healer and person.”

The Sage Priestess program has supported me in so many facets of my life. I can truly say that I am stepping into leadership in a way that empowers both myself and others. With the support of this program, I have further developed my understanding of how to hold space for others, my commitment to presence, and my sense of confidence in what I have to share.

– Maya Phoenix

This has been one of the most important journeys I have ever taken! It gently helped me to unfurl to become the person I am today

When I first signed up for this course I was incredibly nervous, and very unsure about how it would relate to my life. I signed up anyway, and I have never been more grateful to an impulse decision. Vanessa Sage is such a deeply authentic person, and because of this her course rings authentic as well. Every aspect of this course felt as if it were gently helping me to unfurl to become the person I am today. I have found this to be one of the most meaningful courses I have ever taken.

– Liz Sherrer

Women have been in roles of spiritual leadership since ancient times.

Early recorded Priestesses have been found in Catal Huyuk, Malta, Crete, Mesopotamia, Classical Greece, Ancient Egypt, Syria, Israel, and the Roman Empire. Cross-culturally, women have held powerful and healing roles in their communities that do not necessarily fit Western definitions. Wise women, oracles, shamans, witches and elders have all served as mediators of spirit throughout the world.

A Priestess holds space for others, to heal and connect to their divine natures.

How You Can Priestess:

  • Get in touch with the natural rhythms of the earth and your body
  • Take your place as a lineage holder and pass your wisdom onto others
  • Allow the divine to speak through you
  • Have an open heart and sense of reverence for the all that is
  • Choose to be of service in small acts of kindness and compassion

This program supports you as you become part of a growing movement that expands our personal and collective ideas of what Priestessing can be in modern times.

You will connect to and honour ancient lineages while also moving the practice forward to address social inequalities, environmental crisis, and bring us back to a soul-centred animate world of wonder worth living in.

We take a modern approach that honours ancient lineages but is not limited to any location, gender expression, or set of spiritual beliefs.

We encourage cultivating an embodied way of expressing your inner Priestess and discovering what that means for you! We emphasize living rather than performing. This is not another identity you need to take on.

The majority of people who join the program feel an indescribable longing and find a deep connection with themselves. Always be yourself, whether that’s in pink roller skates, sipping coffee, hanging out with superheroes, sitting in sacred moonlit rituals, or in the everydayness of the laundry.

We believe the sacred is everywhere.

We encourage compassion and kindness in our community, while we work to live consciously in the world and lift each other up. We believe in your innate goodness and witness the Divine in you.
We hold the container, and give you guidance and skills, as you discover and embody your own ways. We’ll never define what being a Priestess is for you or tell you what your relationship to the divine should look like.

Your Unique Path is Celebrated Here!

“The ways in which she has intertwined the divine in her daily life feels accessible, practical, and real. She spoke to the openness of her community to everyone.”

– Libby Smith

“Give yourself the most amazing gift to learn with women who are giving, vulnerable, open, warm, and compassionate.”

I can’t begin to express how much I have enjoyed being a part of the Sage Priestess certification course. The knowledge that has been shared by amazing Goddesses/Priestesses from around the World, has been such a gift. There has been much work to do inward, a reflection of my Self and as much as I sometimes balk at doing the work, it is ALWAYS worth it and necessary. If you resonate with the course, please don’t hesitate.

– Tatjana Kozak Kowand

Sage Priestess Certification

Sage Priestess Initiate Community Level

The Priestess Initiate level is where you walk the Priestess path for your own spiritual development, personal growth and transformation. It’s foundational and required to complete for all levels of the program. The aim is to deepen into your own healing so that you are spiritually strong, radiant, and connected to your source.

You will participate in 3 live calls each temple gateway. The calls are a combination of interactive learning, group sharing, and contemplative, creative and reflective practices. You will participate in rituals, ceremonies, and meditations, all in the container of sacred space. In addition, you receive recorded content, guided journeys and PDFs each temple gateway

Keeper of the Mysteries Professional Certification

The Professional level explores topics in more depth with an 8 additional workshops throughout the year. This level is for healers, coaches, counsellors, artists, creative spiritual entrepreneurs, professionals and conscious mindful leaders who want to make an impact in the world. It is also for you if you want to dive deeper into the topics, offer spiritual services, and are looking for a more structured model with gentle accountability.

The aim of this level is to apply the principles and practices of Priestessing, and the Sage Living Priestess modality, to both spiritual and secular settings. Completion of this level will give you the confidence and skills to navigate the conversations of our times with personal sovereignty and deep compassion while holding impeccable space for your clients, classes, and communities.

You’re encouraged to apply what you’re learning to your life. You also participate in the Community Level.

Space is limited. We recommend you apply early.

Labyrinth Apprentice: Service, Contribution & Voice

The Apprentice level is an advanced level that supports you in three areas: service, contribution and voice.

You take part in the community and professional levels and design your apprentice level experience, with our guidance. You receive 10 mentoring sessions with Vanessa as we support you in stepping into sacred leadership in your life. You are also given the opportunity to lead a Priestess Circle and will be given a feature in one of my Love Letters.

Space is limited to 5 people.

This is truly an enriching next step on your path
We are so excited to bring this to you!

You Will Receive:

8 Virtual Immersive and Experiential Retreats with 24 Live Ceremonial Teaching Calls Led by Vanessa

During each virtual weekend retreat, Vanessa will lead teaching, ceremony and circle calls. You will receive food for your soul, mind and heart.

These Live Calls Combine Interactive Learning, Group Sharing and Reflective Practices.

During these immersive retreats, you will also receive additional creative practices, meditations and sharing circles. Look for special guests and more!

You’ll participate in Rituals, Ceremonies, Sharing Circles and Meditations. All in the Container of Sacred Space.

Opening and Closing Ceremonies

We meet for a Live Ceremony Call at the Beginning and the End of the Program.

Additional Video Teachings from the Priestess Well!

Themes, Goddesses, Healing Work, Celebrations related to our Devotional Year & Practices for each Temple.

8 Temple Practice Sheets

Each Temple You Receive Temple Practices to bring your Priestessing to life.

8 Priestess Sister Circle Calls

Small-Group Circles led by Stacy, our community magic maker, and/or our Labyrinth Priestess Mentors who have completed the Apprentice Level (or equivalent).

Engaged Online Sisterhood

Weekly Fireside Chats, Full and New Moon Temple Spaces & More our Online Group.

Beautiful PDF Priestess Journals & Recommended Resources

Throughout the Year, You’ll Receive Priestess Journals, Resource Lists & Handouts.

Guest Teacher Library of Recordings, Pdfs or Videos

You’ll be guided and supported by some of the most inspiring women I know. They will lead you in topics such as the Circle Way, recognizing yourself as beloved, being seen as the authentic and unique leader you are, working with plant allies, listening to your soul’s guidance, setting energetic boundaries, and taking really good care of yourself in the process.

All Program Materials are in Our Private Online Classroom.
Calls are Recorded and Scheduled to Meet our Global Needs.

* Plan on attending approximately 1 weekend a month (replays available within 24 hours).

The schedule will be available after you register.

With successful completion of all check-ins required at your level, You will receive a signed certificate in the mail

Registration Closes June 23, 2021

Professional & Apprentice Levels

These levels are for healers, coaches, counsellors, artists, creative spiritual entrepreneurs, professionals and conscious mindful leaders who want to make an impact in the world.  They are also for you if you want to dive deeper into the topics, offer spiritual services or are looking for a more structured model with gentle accountability.

Keeper of the Mysteries Professional

  • Everything at the Community Level ($4440 Value)

  • An Additional 8 Professional Level Workshops

  • Practices You Can Apply in Spiritual and Secular Settings

  • Two Structured Check-ins with In-Depth Feedback

  • Nine Months to Complete Professional Certification Requirements

  • Qualify for Future Trainings to Support You in Offering Workshops and Classes within the Sage Living Priestess Community Network

If you want to use the material in the course professionally, this advanced level is highly recommended. You will confidently be able to hold circles and workshops based on the skills you develop in the program.

Labyrinth Priestess Apprentice

  • Everything at the Community & Professional Levels ($6700 Value)

  • PLUS 10 Individual Apprentice Sessions as you claim your unique voice, service and contribution ($8880 Value)

  • Opportunity to Lead a Priestess Circle within the Program (Optional)

  • Feature in One of My Love Letters (Optional)

The Apprentice level is an advanced level that supports you in three areas: service, contribution and voice.  You take part in the community and professional level and design your apprentice level experience, with our guidance. 

When you step on this path, you will find yourself joyfully engaging in the content, exploring the practices, and connecting with each other. You’ll be lovingly held and witnessed by your fellow Priestesses on the path.

It’s not required to attend the calls live (they are recorded), however, we recommend that you schedule a time in your week to watch anything you’ve missed. The rewards are immeasurable when you show up for this sacred work.

We recommend blocking out 2 hours a week at the community level, 3 hours a week at the professional level, and add in your session times at the apprentice level.

We ask that you reach out if you ever feel blocked, lost or challenged. We understand that there are natural ebbs and flows but please don’t let yourself drift so far away that it’s hard to get back. Trust that we’re here for you and want you to succeed.

“Please, if you are even thinking that this is for you, this is for YOU!”

The Sage Priestess Certification course absolutely changed my paradigm. It came at a very unsure part of my journey. It was exactly what the universe had called for me. The group work, the journaling, the meetings and the teachers, all phenomenal. Please, if you are even thinking that this is for you, this is for YOU! It will be the best gift you can ever give to yourself.

– Gabriella

The Temple Gateways

Welcome to the Temple Orientation (June)

Journey to activate the web of life as you walk between the worlds and meet your inner Priestess. You will light your inner flame and be introduced to the labyrinth Priestess lineage and complete a personal dedication ceremony all before the official start of the program on June 23.

There is also a foundational library of content waiting for you in the online temple space as well as a three-day Enter the Temple Celebration!

Radiant Temple of Devotion (July/August)

With awe, wonder and devotion stand in your vision of what Priestessing looks like for you, develop your own unique way of connecting with the Divine, and take your place in ancient Priestess lineages.

Feel the support of Aphrodite, Isis, Mary Magdalene and the Great Mother as you activate your radiant light.

Red Seed Temple of Release (September)

Learn practical ritual, ceremony, and circle holding skills to bring to your communities. Explore the womb mysteries. And learn about the importance of celebrating rites of passage.

Bring back the gifts of the Underworld with Inanna and celebrate the Eleusinian Mysteries with Demeter and Persephone at the Equinox.

Dark Moon Temple of the Wild Heart (October)

Meet the witch, wild bone & stone woman as you journey through the veils and mist. You will complete a soul retrieval and discover strength and healing in the shadow with Elen of the Ways.

Supported by the Dark Goddess, you will reclaim your wild and tender heart.

Luminous Soul Temple of Heaven on Earth (November/December)

Explore mysticism, the ancient mystery traditions and experience the mystery in your everyday life. You will honor celestial cycles and embrace dreaming & divining as intuitive Priestess gifts.

Sophia, Shekinah, and the Black Madonna will hold you as you shine your luminous light in the world

Deep Well Temple of Healing (January)

Priestess with grace, openness and vulnerability when you’re highly sensitive. Learn how to self-priestess, develop energetic boundaries, and see yourself and others with compassion.

Mother Mary and Brigid will guide you as you heal in the sanctuary of the sacred well.

Snake Temple of Regeneration (February)

Journey to activate your return with Demeter and Persephone. Shed your skin and feel the ease of transcendence, renewal and quickening.

Walk through the threshold as you prepare for your personal initiation, let your creativity out and walk the stone lined labyrinth in deep contemplation.

Golden Thread Temple of Initiation (March)

Dance, drum and sing into the heart of Ariadne’s labyrinth as you weave the wild edges of your sovereignty. Reclaim your creative source power and energy.

Truly know the heart of your purpose so that you can stand in full strength and serve in your own unique way.

Rose Temple of Sacred Pleasure (April/May)

Open to Hathor and Mary Magdalene‘s sweet nectar, as you experience raw beauty & sacred pleasure. Journey to activate Divine union and the beloved sensual lover.

Explore the numinous spaces of inner and outer pilgrimage as you make personal vows and come full circle on your Priestess path. We close with a dedication and celebration circle!

My work focuses on self-compassion, inner-bravery,
and discovering the mystery in our everyday lives.

Hi, I’m Vanessa Sage, Ph.D., and I’ve been immersed in the women’s spirituality movement for over 25 years! I’m a Priestess, cultural anthropologist, a spiritual and business mentor, and a poet. I’ve led eight cycles of women in Priestess Training, have written a book of poetry, and run a tarot school.

I love finding wonder in my everyday life, and comfort in a good book and a cup of tea.

I have a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from McMaster University. Over the course of my 10-year academic career, I studied: Buddhism, goddess spirituality, pilgrimage, contemporary paganism, and how hope for a city was embodied in an arts scene. As a cultural anthropologist, with a deep love and respect for many cultures, I understand culture as multiple, complex, not fixed, and in constant change. You will see different cultural influences showing up in my work. I view this as a strength.

I walk this path with you.
I’m inspired by many spiritual traditions,
Do my own personal spiritual growth work,
And am a highly sensitive introverted empath.

You’ll notice that I talk about the Goddess, drum at the beginning of circles, invite you to be seen and heard, and have a very intuitive participatory teaching style. All the feelings are welcome and there’s a lot of laughter when we meet. I care deeply about mindful compassionate leadership. I’m committed to building enriching, conscious and thriving community based on the principles of love, compassion, kindness and respect. I’m body positive and am committed to providing a welcoming space for people of all ages, cultural, racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, as well as sexual orientations and gender identities in my programs.

I believe we’re all leaders and have valuable things to learn from each other.

Go on an Enchantment Walk with Karen Faith

Karen is a Labyrinth Priestess, Visual Scribe, and Temple Space holder for the program.

You Receive Beautiful Visual Notes for the Community Teaching Calls:

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Take the First Step On Your Priestess Path!

Step 1: Click the button below to apply!​

There is a $50 refundable application fee.

The link will direct you to a secure payment site. Your deposit holds your spot and declares your intention!

Step 2: An application will be sent to you right away.

Applications will be reviewed within 24 hours to the email associated with your payment.

If you don’t receive your application form right away please email

Step 3: Register!

You’ll be directed to a private registration page where you can choose your payment level and number of payments.

Registrations Closes on June 23, 2021

We are committed to building enriching, conscious and thriving communities based on the principles of love, compassion, and kindness.

We encourage an open heart and mind, a genuine connection to the Priestess path, and a willingness to respect the unique paths of your fellow Priestess sisters.

Blessings to You on Your Journey

May you emerge from this program full of love in your heart.

May you relax into effortless belonging,

As you release all expectations and

Gather blessings.

You, an offering to all that is whole and holy.

May you unfold as you are

May you be a Living Priestess.

PLUS Immediate Access to Your Welcome to the Temple Orientation:

  • 3 Ceremony Video Recordings
  • An Introduction to the Labyrinth Priestess Lineage
  • An Audio Journey to Activate the Web of Life
  • Personal Dedication Ceremony
  • An Introduction to Sacred Space and Altars
  • Learn about our Devotional Cycles and Rhythms
  • An Introduction to the Goddess and Priestessing
  • Your Sacred Curriculum, Schedule and Orientation Materials

BONUS: Access to Sage Priestess Training Self-Paced Course ($444 Value)

  • Over 40 Beautiful and Encouraging Pdf Booklets
  • Video and Audio Lessons
  • Guidance in Celebrating the Wheel of the Year Seasonal Festivals
  • Elemental Workbooks to help you explore earth, air, water and fire in your life

Frequently Asked Questions

After you apply you’ll receive an application form right away to the email attached to your payment.

If you don’t receive it please contact me so I can get it to you!

Yes. I open enrolment once a year.

I recommend giving yourself 2-3 hours a week. This will be a joy and something you truly look forward to.

I recognize the fact that energy can ebb and flow. We are working with cyclic time so any given moment is an opportunity to step back in. Many women have completed the program with children, full-time jobs and even while on vacation or moving.

Part of the beauty of the program is that it’s a year and you are supported through an entire cycle of your life.

Your call schedule will be sent out as part of your orientation package. There will be some calls on weekends and some during the week. We work hard to include timezones from around the world. We work together as a community to show up for each other.

All the calls, except the small group sisterhood sharing circles led by our Labyrinth Priestesses, are recorded. Watching the recording is still participating in the program.

If you are in Australia, New Zealand or Hawaii calls will most likely be very early in the morning or you’ll need to schedule in time each week to watch the replays. Everything is recorded if you can’t attend live and we’ve had many women participate in the program this way.

We are told over and over again that watching the replays feels like attending live.

The small group sisterhood calls will be scheduled according to time zones to make sure you do have that beautiful support throughout the program.

We’ll meet on Zoom. This is free and simple for you to use. We will be able to see and hear each other, which makes it very similar to an in-person class. I love it! All of these calls will be recorded.

Absolutely not! I meet you where you are and honour your inherent wisdom. Certification is a live group program with a lot of community connection. It is meant to teach you practical mindful compassionate leadership skills to take with you into your life and work.

Oh my goodness, no at all. The program is so perfect for you if you are looking for personal development but don’t have an interest in running your own groups. I’d say one of the main reasons people enrol is for personal growth and community connection. I’m so honoured to work with you and stand side by side with you on this journey!

The way I view leadership is it’s all about being personally empowered. Leading in your own life, for yourself. Without that, there’s nothing else. I will be giving you tools to lead and they can be applied to any aspect of your life. It’s so important to me that the training be what you need it to be. I meet you where you are.

For some, that will be about leading groups or bringing the tools into their work or teaching, parenting, art practices, etc. My deepest hope is that the program be an enriching and empowering program where you meet yourself and each other more deeply.

Absolutely! Thank you for being here. I am so honoured to work with you and stand side by side with you on this journey. My approach to leadership is that all experience is valued. I simply hold the container for whatever is meant to come forward and be experienced. That will be different for everyone. Some of the women in my program have long established spiritual practices where they run circles, teach other women and girls, and have their own training programs. Some have been studying and practicing for years and others are just starting. Some are artists and mothers who are simply drawn to the work. In the space of this program, there is room for it all. I am invested in every single woman who is part of the program. You are very welcome here!

As a cultural anthropologist, I find a sense of joy and inspiration in many different spiritual and religious paths. I personally don’t follow just one tradition, and I know I’m not alone. While the program is informed by Earth-centred, Celtic-inspired, Women’s Spirituality, at every step of the way the ball is in your court for how you choose to use and adapt the material in a way that suits you!

My approach comes from a place of empowering you, so the definition is very open. How you define the term priestess is completely up to you! There are women in the program who would probably never call themselves priestesses out in the “real” world but bring the program to their children and art in really beautiful ways. For me, it’s about encouraging people to embody their inner souls/selves. I believe that simply doing that is a great gift and is of service to the word.

I’ve structured the program in such a way that you do not need to buy anything. Connecting to the sacred doesn’t require anything but a willing heart and a connection to the self, to nature, and to others. You’ll be given reading lists and other resources lists to look at for additional support if you wish. I have a lot of tools that I use but I always suggest alternatives. How much you spend and what you choose to buy in addition is entirely up to you and is not required at all.

Yes! You can pay with credit or visa debit card if you don’t have a Paypal account at checkout.

The application fee is completely refundable if you decide not to enrol.

It’s important for the nature of this work that you set the intention to complete the program. This is a form of initiation. Really check in with yourself and see if you can make the commitment to the program at this time. May this be a renewing, deep, rewarding and transformative experience for you!

Program is non-refundable once you choose to enrol. By registering with a monthly plan you are making a commitment to complete all payments.

This program is open to women and trans. I hold an inclusive and open space for queer and fluid gender expressions and am LGBTQ positive.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming space for people of all ages, cultures, races, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are body positive and inclusive of those living with physical disabilities, neurodiversity, mental illness, and those in recovery. If you don’t see yourself reflected in this statement, or if there is anything you need from us to make our courses more accessible to you, please reach out and we will do everything within our means to rectify this.

Although we try to be as inclusive as possible, please be aware that the work we do is not designed to treat or diagnose any psychological disorders. We understand the nature of mental health issues are extremely complex and can affect people in varying degrees. Our work affects many levels (mental and emotional). It can be rigorous, and it may not be suitable for those who have an acute mental illness, severe depression or trauma, or those having suicidal episodes. Please consult with your medical practitioner before enrolling in our programs or mentoring if you are suffering from an acute mental disorder.

We offer spiritual sanctuary to all regardless of religious or political affiliation while upholding the values of non-violence, inclusivity and kindness. 

Disclaimer: This work is spiritual and intuitive in nature. We do not promise any cure and our work is not intended to be a replacement for licensed medical care or prescribed therapies. Please follow the advice of your doctors and counsellors for all medical treatments, prescribed remedies and for any and all mental health, physical health and emotional health problems.

All photos are my own and were taken by my partner Stacy Maskell or myself. We reserve the rights to these photographs.

Decks Pictured in Photos: Minoan Tarot and the Sasuraibito Tarot. I highly recommend these decks.

Photo Locations from personal pilgrimages and everyday adventures: Cape Breton, Canada. Delphi, Epidavrous, Eleusis, Santorini, Mystras, Chania, Elaphonisi, and the Palace of Knossos, Greece. Malta. Rome, Italy. Glastonbury, England.