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She’s a Perfect Mentor for Mentors

Vanessa demonstrates the amazing offerings of a wise teacher, trusted mentor, and curious soul friend all rolled into one. Her knowledge of Tarot and ceremony is vast and I adore how she combines wisdom with a playful spirit. Even though I’m enrolled as the “student” in her coursework, Vanessa offers listening ears and enthusiasm to also learn from my experience. It is a lovely win-win relationship. She’s a perfect mentor for mentors as well as a professor to individuals stepping into new territories on their spiritual pathway. It’s a pleasure and honor to work with and learn from her.

Kayce S. Hughlett, MA LMHC
author, storyteller, artist of being alive


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.

I had been looking for a program or circle to join for several months when I heard Vanessa talking about the Sage Priestess program on a podcast. When I looked at her website I knew instantly that I had found the program for me. I saw two things that were completely different than what I had seen elsewhere. First, while Vanessa clearly had a frame of reference for her spirituality, she invited everyone and encouraged people to find what was right for them. The other was the obvious intersectionality of spirituality, culture, and identity. I saw women of color, queer women, and women of different sizes represented on her page and she spoke to the openness of her community to everyone. These things were critical in my decision to join the Sage Priestess program.

While everything in the program was well organized, beautiful, and full of great information and deep practices, I learned the most from Vanessa’s leadership. It’s hard to put into words how much her way of being in this world guided my own (ongoing) development as a living priestess. Because of her, I know that I don’t need to look to anyone else to tell me how to live as a priestess, that I have all the answers inside of me and there is no one way to do this right. The ways in which she has intertwined the divine in her daily life feels accessible, practical, and real. Her willingness to share her ongoing struggle to develop a new way of being in a broken patriarchal, capitalist system demonstrated authenticity and bravery. I don’t know that she intended this to be part of the learning of the program, but it is one of the most valuable lessons I learned.

I am also incredibly grateful for the role that Stacy played in leading the program, from the beginning, but also watching her step into a bigger role as Vanessa undertook a pilgrimage during a portion of the program. Together they demonstrated communication, compassion, and true love & support for one another. Stacy consistently showed up with authenticity and deep vulnerability. I could see that she was healing as she helped the rest of us heal, and it was clear that this is the work. As priestesses, we never get to a place where we are healed and have it all figured out. Like Vanessa, Stacy showed us how to live the work, and in her own unique way. Having two courageous, honest women to look to as examples is really the best part of the Sage Priestess program. 

-Libby Smith


Priestess, welcome to the safest space in the world. Welcome to the circle.

Welcome to the intersection of energies unseen and all of your Sisters.

I struggle to find words to capture my experience this past year. I knew that this beautiful, intense and uplifting programme would keep me accountable – to myself, to my tribe, to my body and my emotional and mental health. And it did that and so much more. I am simply not the same person I was when I began – or perhaps it is more to correct to say, I am more myself than ever before. Yes, that.

Priestess, welcome to the safest space in the world. Welcome to the circle. Welcome to the intersection of energies unseen and all of your Sisters. Welcome back to yourself. We Priestesses who have gone before you leave nothing but petals and kindness and healing and love behind in the space you now enter. We support you across time and space. You are loved.

Angela Heather


The space is very safe and confidential

Vanessa draws some amazing women to her courses

I am very grateful for being part of the magic she weaves together.

I love Vanessa’s courses. There’s no “behind”, no stringent deadlines, no rushing. She’s very gentle, and her partner Stacy is so supportive, too. I don’t find them overwhelming (or underwhelming, for that matter) and I always learn something new or see things from a different perspective. The live calls are always fun and I enjoy them, plus I look forward to them. The space is very safe and confidential, and Vanessa draws some amazing women to her courses, and I am very grateful for being part of the magic she weaves together. – Heather K Veitch

 


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

Each gateway has offered me direction and insight into every aspect of my life. When I first began this program I was unsure how or if I would even use this, but something told me to take the plunge and dive in. I am so very glad I did! I have found that I have learned to Priestess in my everyday actions, in ways that are compassionate to those around me. This course has also helped me to slowly grow into myself, and learn how to be both empathic, as well as strong. Overall I have found this program to be a huge blessing in my life, and I am so very thankful for it!

When I first signed up for Vanessa’s Priestess Certification 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. And as for how it would relate to my life, every single gateway has been relevant in deeply personal ways. If there were ever a course where the phrase “come as you are” is accurate, this would be it. Every aspect of this course felt as if it were gently helping me to unfurl to become the person I am today; from the classes to the deeply moving responses to my check ins by Stacey. I have found this to be one of the most meaningful courses I have ever taken.

Liz Sherrer

 

I am stepping into leadership in a way that empowers both myself and others

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.

I have begun to frame my work as a teacher as a sacred practice, and have been utilizing the tools I have learned in this program to support children and families. I am expanding into sharing the full spectrum of my gifts with the world, and showing up as my whole self.

I am diving deeper into my magical practices, including plant medicine, tarot, and ritual. I have plans to offer these gifts to a wider audience in the future. I have begun to truly honor my own voice as unique and necessary.

The women in this circle have held such gentle and unconditional space for my evolution as a teacher and healer and person. Many thanks to all of you.

Maya Phoenix


 

During the Priestess program, my confidence and skills increased to the point that I was ready to be seen in the world. I launched my website knowing clearly what I wanted to share with the world and how I could sustain devotion to my work. I enjoyed the support and empowerment to do my best and own my sensitivity and empath qualities.

– Kerrie Norris


You dear Sister will receive more than you can imagine from taking the leap and joining this beautiful program. You will laugh, cry and have many light bulb moments. You will make friends and be supported through struggles and accomplishments. Blessings to you on this next leg of your journey.

This certification has truly enriched my life in more ways than I can count. It deepened my daily practice and made me feel more connected to myself. It’s taught me how to hold space in a different way for my friends when they have gone through struggles. My plans are to hold workshops and circle space when I open up an Air BnB in the future.

Shara P.


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


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, 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. Give yourself the most amazing gift to learn with Women who are giving, vulnerable, open, warm, compassionate and the most beautiful Spirits I am honoured to have spent time with and now call Sisters.

– Tatjana Kozak Kowand


This course spoke to me in so many ways. During a time in my life when I had much upheaval and wanderings – this course allowed me to stay grounded and rooted to the earth while also growing my wings and finding new ways of being in the world. Each module ignited a different awakening and brought me closer home to myself and my own power. I would highly recommend Vanessa as a teacher!

Anita Kaiser


This beautiful and life-changing path has called to you for a reason

She opened a path for me to grow, to learn, to become the Wild Goddess that I didn’t even know I was craving to be. 

I had no understanding what the word Priestess even meant (much less what it meant to me) but none the less I wanted to be a part of this program.  There was a draw, a burning inside of me to want to do this.  I went in with no expectations but I trusted myself and Vanessa.  She opened a path for me to grow, to learn, to become the Wild Goddess that I didn’t even know I was craving to be.  I have seen other priestess programs out there – are the others any good or better I couldn’t tell you, but I can tell you that my heart was drawn to Vanessa’s gentle style, her way of allowing the natural ebb and flow of life to be part of her teachings.

Being in circle with these women was amazing and powerful and heartfelt and supportive.  Being part of this group was so nurturing and beautiful.  The guest teachers were unbelievable and brought so much to the table.  She gives you everything that you need to find your own path.  There will be content that doesn’t resonate with you and that’s perfectly normal and OK.  There will be some guest teachers you can’t get enough of and that too is OK.  It’s all there so you can take what you need and leave the rest.  There is no other Priestess that I would have wanted to walk this path with, Vanessa is an astounding mentor and Wise Woman.  So many blessings and gratitude!

I would like to offer the following blessing for those embarking on this Priestess Journey. This beautiful and life-changing path has called to you for a reason. Your gifts are needed in this world. You are worthy, you are enough and the Goddess has opened to you, all you need to do is open your heart and trust. Many blessings to you on your path.

Sherry Canino

Working with Vanessa has been life-changing

I don’t say things like that lightly. So many programs end up being about the instructor/leader, but working with Vanessa allows you to uncover your own creativity and open up to your own unique leadership skills.

– Beth Blakesley

My time in this course was like being enveloped in a warm gentle embrace and guided to my heart’s greatest desire. It will change you in the most beautiful and blessing ways.

Kate Robertson


I found places in my heart and soul that had been lost

I am so happy and grateful that I learned about Vanessa and her work. I feel like I’ve learned so much from her, and found places in my heart and soul that had been lost. Vanessa and Stacy provide so much content but more importantly share their beautiful spirits, their own questions and struggles and create joyful, supportive and loving communities. I’ve found soul healing, soul-nourishing and moments of profound insight, awareness, and magic. I highly recommend her offerings.

– Anne Gaffney Iehl


I really loved every aspect of the certification program – it was so rich with beautiful material, guest teachers and community. I received a ton of resources, frameworks and inspiration to create my own path and was always encouraged to follow my own inner wisdom.

 

Gentle guide, passionate priestess, and wise woman are three ways that I would describe Vanessa Sage. As a student in her Priestess Training, I have learned such a great deal of knowledge about the path that my soul yearns to walk. With gentle guidance and compassion, Vanessa makes me feel welcome to integrate the material that speaks to me specifically. This is just the sort of program and wisdom that I have been seeking to nourish my spiritual self.

Elle North, Drawing Within

 

The Sage Priestess Training program has exceeded my hopes and expectations in every way. Each week the lessons arrive in my inbox, carefully thought out and well planned. The material is interesting, informative, and beautifully presented. The Facebook group is a sacred space of learning and sharing. Vanessa is an ever-present guide; offering encouragement, support, and assistance in a gentle and nurturing way. This program has been a life-changing experience, and I will be forever grateful for all I have learned and experienced through it.

Sheila Howe, The Willow’s Raven

 

If you want to become a Priestess, if you want to see life’s beauty through new lenses, then Vanessa Sage’s Priestess Training is the one for you! Through this course, I’ve developed a deeper appreciation of some of the Goddesses and Elements, and a new way of looking at them – and I’ve been out of the broom closet since the days of Starhawk, Z Budapest and the rest of them. This course is a loving, gentle way of becoming acquainted (or re-acquainted) with our Mother Earth, our Goddesses, the animals and the elements, and the sacredness surrounding us.

Sue Shobert Jorgenson

 

Vanessa’s offerings are blooming with facts, stories, practices and ideas–all wrapped up in gorgeous graphics which makes them a joy to receive!  As a part of the Priestess Training, I am reminded to see beauty and stay present in my life by observing internal pathways and Mother Earth’s cyclical treasures.

Vanessa creates a flourishing space for learning and sharing by being a loving,  encouraging presence,  with both a personal and professional approach.  I feel safe, open, seen and grateful in Vanessa’s guiding light.

Sigrid Haugen

 

Through her transformative wisdom, Vanessa is reinventing what it is to step into your feminine power and to connect with and honour your own divine nature. Big shifts have occurred for me. She has shown me how to trust myself, dig deep and finally find the courage to allow my inner light to shine. And for that I am truly thankful.

Karen Faith

 

I’ve recognized myself in her sharing and was able to

Open wider to the quirks and gifts of my own life and personality.

Vanessa ‘s greatest gift is that she is a real human being and willing to share that as she walks a path of connection, service, compassion, and honesty. Not always easy or tidy, but always curious, heartfelt, and present. More than once, I’ve recognized myself in her sharing and was able to open wider to the quirks and gifts of my own life and personality.

–  Linda Watson, PhD

 


With a simple invitation, Vanessa Sage changed my life

The moment I read her invitation to join her Sage Priestess Training, something woke up in me. I feel so seen by Vanessa for all of who I am. She has also held my hand and guided me into deeper waters of what I am here to do by inviting me to teach and guide others. I take the lessons Vanessa exemplifies around authenticity and vulnerability with me when I do my own work. So much gratitude!

-Sage Priestess Sister