The word priest-ess has ancient roots, tracing back to the Ancient Greek πρεσβύτερος (presbúteros), from πρέσβυς (présbus, “elder, older”).

A priestess was a female leader performing sacred rituals, especially as a channel between her community and its deities.

She possessed and exercised gifts associated with the witch - healing, divining, counseling - and brought these gifts into service as a respected leader of society.

In our modern temple of APHRODISIA, we reclaim the priestess calling from our wise foremothers, devoted to restoring Goddess consciousness to an ailing earth.

Beloved woman...
If you are here, it is likely you feel the primal and primordial call of the priestess within you.

Now more than ever, the world needs you to answer it.

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you will train in the foundational pillars of priestess wisdom:

𓆙  the primordial feminine paradigm

𓆙  her-story of the goddess and priestess

𓆙  the three ancestral priestess lineages

𓆙  ancient ceremonial and ritual arts

𓆙  oracle traditions and embodiment skills

𓆙  feminine based business for modern times

APHRODISIA is a six month temple training rooted in the divine feminine traditions of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, including Greece, Egypt, and Mesopotamia.

Together, we revive and reclaim the timeless paradigm of the Goddess - she who goes by the name of Kybele, Venus, Demeter, Ishtar, Ariadne, Isis, and so many more.

The invitation, now, is yours.

In sacred sisterhood, you will journey back millennia to reclaim the real-life priestess lineages that are alive in your blood and your bones.

the three lineages

the healer of elemental and embodied arts

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the seer of divine channeling and sacred guidance

the keeper of ceremony and feminine mysteries

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MONTH I


Temple of Kybele

training : the great mother archetype
project : elemental & herbal medicine
ritual : healing the mother wound
ceremony : the dionysian mysteries


Temple of Venus 

training : the queen of heaven archetype
project : the red tent and womens' circle
ritual : restoring sexuality & sisterhood
ceremony : the sacred blood mysteries

MONTH II

first initiation

the path of the healer
FEMININE EMBODIMENT

MONTH III


Temple of Demeter

training : the triple goddess archetype
project : traditional rites of passage
ritual : healing the ancestral lineage
ceremony : the eleusinian mysteries

Temple of Ishtar 

training : the dark goddess archetype
project : divination arts & techniques
ritual : integrating the shadow self
ceremony : the chthonic mysteries

MONTH IV

second initiation

the path of the seer
FEMININE liminality

MONTH V


Temple of Ariadne

training : goddess of the labyrinth
project : ceremonial and altar arts
ritual : healing the witch wound
ceremony : the minoan mysteries


Temple of Isis

training : sacred wealth stewardship
project : high priestess lineages
 ritual : initiating the priestess
ceremony : the osirian mysteries


final initiation : optional in-person immersion in Greece 

MONTH VI

third initiation

the path of the keeper
FEMININE leadership

optional final initiation
CRETe, greece
june 14-20, 2023

The largest island in Greece, Crete is renowned for its pin-up ​beaches, wild natural beauty, exquisite cuisine and thousands of ​years of culture and history.

As Crete’s most celebrated author, Nikos Kazantzakis, once wrote:

“The mystery of Crete runs deep. Whoever sets foot on this island senses a ​mysterious force coursing warmly and beneficently through their veins, ​sensing their soul beginning to grow.”

Unsurprisingly, this mystical, pure and generous island to the ​south of the Aegean Sea captures the spirit of Greece and enchants ​everyone who visits. As bed of the ancient Minoan civilization, the ​Divine Feminine spirit lives and breathes here - her wild + wise ​beat found within each stone and rolling wave.

the experience

Our private villa is ideally located in the heart of the ​picturesque traditional village of Douliana, surrounded ​by stunning nature. The ancient woodland path is a ​stone's throw away from our villa whilst the mountain ​view is breathtaking and the sea is only 15 minutes ​away. A private chef nourishes you with three delicious ​plant-based meals per day. You will be sharing a ​spacious, updated bedroom and ensuite bathroom with ​two to three other women. It is recommended to fly into ​Chania International Airport, a 40 minute taxi ride from the villa.

7 - 8 AM | SUNRISE DEVOTION
body and breath ceremony

8 - 9 AM
breakfast

9 - 11 AM | MORNING TEMPLE
sacred feminine mythos and herstory

1​1 - 1 ​P​M
lunch

1 - 3 PM | AFTERNOO​N TEMPLE
healin​g and ritual circle
embodied exploration ​p​ractice


3 - 7 PM
f​ree tim​e​
dinner

7 - 9 PM | EVENING ​CEREMONY
feminine mystery in​i​tiation

10 P​M - 7 AM
qui​et hou​r​s
sleep

the journey

𓆙  Monthly 2 hr live embodiment ceremony with divine feminine initiation

𓆙  Monthly 2 hr live Q+A and sacred discussion circle

𓆙  Deep dive self-paced trainings, readings, projects, inner work and integration rituals

𓆙  Optional 6 night immersion in Greece 

𓆙  Optional certification for full completion of coursework and projects

𓆙  Access to Sacred Business School
all the strategy you need to scale to sustainable income in your soul business including: offer structure and pricing, business model, passive and recurring income, client attraction, organic social media sales and ethical marketing, content creation, backend systems, money mindset, launch energetics, and high level branding.


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and are ready to seriously deepen their practice...

doulas, yoga teachers, bodyworkers

oracles, energy workers, coaches

artists, visionaries, alchemists

herbalists, witches, healers

this training is for women who feel the call to priestess leadership

You are being asked
to walk the priestess path.

This six month training is not for the woman seeking surface-level spirituality or watered-down soulwork.

When you choose to step inside this temple, you choose to take your place in a primordial lineage of unbroken, unfiltered feminine power.

You choose to step into your full visionary leadership and abundant soul calling in service to the collective.

 To ground your business and practice in real-life traditions of the priestess and divine feminine.

To remember and embody your gifts in a way that divinely supports you and serves others.

To reclaim...

If you felt the call to read this far...

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𓆙  Ancient Pathways & Somatic Skills for the Modern Priestess

𓆙  Trauma-Sensitive Spaceholding & Ancestral Healing

𓆙  Mythic Initiation through the Divine Feminine Myst​eries

𓆙  Sacred Business Wisdom & Wealth Stewar​d​s​hip

meet your guide

A priestess of the feminine mysteries & past life oracle, ​Bri Miryam is devoted to awakening women to the ​sovereign power of their bodies, ancient gifts, and the ​wildly abundant priestess path.

Bri began her formal training with Indie Birth ​Association where she stepped into doula work, the ​blood mystery traditions, and womens’ circle facilitation. ​Moving deeper into embodied healing, she was certified ​in trauma-informed Somatic Parts Work through the ​Embody Lab.

A graduate scholar of ancient history and spirituality, she ​infuses her work with a deep reverence for the real-life ​archetypes, mythologies, and lineages of the divine ​feminine and our ancient foremothers.

Over the years she has built a thriving soul brand and ​served women around the world through retreats, ​sacred business coaching, embodiment training, ​somatic healing and past life medicine journeys.

It is her prayer that each woman unearths the wild and ​wise leader within, and in doing so, helps to restore ​sacred feminine consciousness and healing to the earth.

“This is my second experience working with Bri, and I know in my bones it ​won’t be my last. Learning to navigate the balance between receiving Divine, ​creative feminine flow, and activating inspired masculine structure is ​something I’ve struggled with not just in my business, but in my beautiful ​little human life, as far back as I can remember. Bri’s wisdom, support, ​somatic guidance, and divine insights have radically shifted me out of a place ​ruled by scarcity and second guessing.

In the first five weeks, I’ve launched my two most potent programs to date. ​These creations came naturally and organically. I built them with ease and ​shared them without a second thought. I’ve created recurring monthly ​income for the first time in my business, stepped further into my role as a ​Collective Leader, have aligned with even more soul mate clients, and my ​“brand” has become a PRESENCE that’s actually fun and desirable for me to ​embody.

I can’t thank Bri enough, and I am so excited to witness your expansion ​under her wild + sacred leadership!”

- meg m.

- catrice j.

"For the past 6 weeks, I completely immersed myself into a deeply moving program by Bri Miryam, and it was seriously the best gift I've ever given myself!

I forced myself to look my dark shadow side square in the eye and choose to heal and embrace. Spoiler alert, it was f&*$ing hard! And it's just the beginning of this journey...deep wounds take TIME to heal.

A sovereign PRIESTESS has been uncovered from the ashes and she's standing in her full POWER.

Thank you from the deepest part of my heart! Loved the beautiful container you crafted with APHRODISIA to help me uncover my true priestess!"

“Bri is a kind, gentle soul who looks deep into her clients and sees something other people don’t see. I had only known Bri for 2 days when she looked deep into my soul and saw the core of what I had been struggling with my entire life.

I was amazed at how connected we had become in just a short time. The questions in the workbook stimulate my thought process and encourage me to look deeper into myself as a woman, as a goddess, and most of all, an empress.

I see things in myself now that I didn’t see before I met Bri. I never used the words goddess or empress but now I do. My image of myself has expanded thanks to Bri. I will never see myself as anything less than a goddess or an empress now that I have had this experience.”

- erica w.

beloved, your gifts are needed more than ever.

Where they come from.
Why they exist, in this lifetime, on this earth.

And above all they wonder…
Is this really all there is to this life?
The 9-5 hustle in a fluorescent office, smoggy traffic, and frozen dinners?

Call it existential crisis.
I think of it more as a “soul path” crisis.

Women who find this work - they feel it in their bones.
The unspoken ache.
The nagging whisper.
The ancient call of SOMETHING.

That something is your sacred calling.

You long for it because you are MEANT to live it out full time.
It is the unique blueprint that leads you to soul stability & material abundance.

And yes - each and EVERY one of us has inherited a special one from our foremothers.

Otherwise, we are like square pegs in round holes - trying and failing to fit into “conventional” roles never meant for us.

It is our job now to reclaim it.

Not just for us -
But so that our granddaughters don’t know the crushing confusion and cultural isolation that so many of us have struggled with.

Witches,
Priestesses,
Seers,
Healers,
Wise women,

There IS more.
You were made for it.
And now is the time to reclaim it.

Women no longer remember why they were created.

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- hanna e.

"Working with Bri is life changing. For real.
 Her tools are what my soul ​needed to move, to heal, to discover parts of myself that I’ve never seen ​before (crazy because I’m really self aware and know myself well). The ​way she leads those embodiment practices is pure art, it’s so powerful, ​so beautiful and she’s really good at it. Every time it has brought light ​exactly where it was needed.

It helped me with expressing sides of ​myself I had never allowed myself to express, it has helped me in ​healing wounded parts of my body, to unblock and add fluidity again, to ​feel more love and acceptance for my body, for who I am in every ​moment. embracing how I feel, who I am now, in a lot deeper level now, ​and I know what to do now to guide myself into those spaces again.

For me this was a confirmation of 'I know who I am and what makes me feel good and I’m going to do only things that align with that'. When I feel empowered I can be a better leader who makes more sales. Feels good to know that doing things your own way is a business model too."


- angela g.

"After just 3 months [working with Bri], I have up leveled my brand, stepped into my fullest expression of Priestess, created and launched a program that's been on my heart for many years and have had more engagement on my posts and offerings than ever before. I even filled the first high ticket spot in my new program after just one week of sharing about it!

Bri is a phenomenal coach, priestess and space holder and I'm so grateful for her ongoing support. It's the ongoing support that has helped keep me on track and remain faithful in my business and now I can't imagine it any other way. Having consistent support has been key in my growth and success and I can't wait to see what unfolds throughout the year."

"Working with Bri has been such an incredible journey. APHRODISIA was an unparalleled deep dive into archetypes that resonated so deeply with my Higher Self and it catapulted me into an open hearted position to receive all the abundance that is mine.

With additional 1:1 support I birthed a second program and have just entered deep waters again in Muse & Memory.

Bri listens to the heart of what is needed in each moment and delivers compassionate truth + love + an expansive frequency to align with.

I'm forever grateful that I began working with her and am thrilled to see what the future holds."

- alisa g.

"Bri’s somatic practices that she offers are clearly an integrated part of herself that she has learned how to turn into art for others to experience as well.

She is grounded and anchored into the practices that she teaches, which is something that can only happen when the practices are truly a part of your own foundation, and I deeply appreciated that apparent rootedness.

My favorite somatic practice called us to anchor into our own dark earth mother frequency — it helped me own this actually quite prominent energy within me in a new and grounded way. When I need that aspect of myself all I have to do is call upon it and it’s already there because it is a part of me."

- caitlyn b.

will you answer it?

you hear the rare call of the priestess.

You were put on this earth, at this time, for a reason.
 
To heed the sacred calling.
To walk the sacred path.

The divine crafted this blueprint just for you.
Wove unique gifts into your heart & lineage.

There is no plan b for your soul purpose.
 
So beloved:
Step inside.

FAQ

what time are the calls / what if i can't make the calls live?

Group calls are the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 11 am - 1 pm Central Time, January through June.

If you cannot make it live, all calls are recorded and uploaded to the training portal for you to watch on your own time. You receive lifetime access to all APHRODISIA materials including replays.

i am not of mediterranean heritage - is this training a good fit for me?

APHRODISIA is open to women of all backgrounds! While we focus on the priestess traditions of the Mediterranean basin and Near East, with emphasis on Greece, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, you will be encouraged each month to reclaim your own precolonial ancestral traditions through guided projects and research.

i have a job / other commitments - how much work should i expect?

It will depend on how quickly you read and process the material/inner work, but you should be able to commit 3-5 hours a week to this training. While it is important to keep up with the curriculum, you are welcome to go slower and extend the learning beyond 6 months as you will still have access to the materials. 

What is included in the optional crete, greece immersion?

Included:
  • 6 night accommodation in a lux secluded villa
  • three plant-based meals a day prepared by private chef
  • daily ceremonies, healing sessions, priestess trainings
  • group excursion to ancient sites

Not included:
  • flights
  • airport transfer to and from villa
  • personal excursion or sightseeing
  • travel insurance

for the crete immersion, which airport should i fly into and when?

We recommend flying into Chania International Airport (CHQ). The airport is about 40 minutes from our villa. In the months leading up to the Immersion, we will send out information on our discounted taxi service and connect you with others who are flying in around the same time for potential carpooling. Villa check-in begins at 3 PM, with checkout at 10 AM on the final day.