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, keeping the "holy things" with reverence,  and acting as the hands and heart of the Divine on earth.

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.

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.

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  mystery rites and embodiment skills

APHRODISIA is a six night 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 mysteries of the Goddess - she who goes by the name of Kybele, Venus, Demeter, Ishtar, Ariadne, Isis, and so many more.

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


the seer of divine channeling and sacred guidance

the keeper of ceremony and feminine mysteries



june 14

Temple of Kybele
the dionysian mysteries

Temple of Venus 
the sacred blood mysteries

june 15

first initiation

the path of the healer

june 16

Temple of Demeter
 the eleusinian mysteries

Temple of Ishtar 
the chthonic mysteries

june 17

second initiation

the path of the seer
FEMININE liminality

june 18

Temple of Ariadne
the minoan mysteries

Temple of Isis
the osirian mysteries
final priestess initiation 

june 19

third initiation

the path of the keeper
FEMININE leadership


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.

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the experience

Our private villa at Armonia Retreat Centre 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.

body and breath ceremony

8 - 9 AM

goddess studies and priestess herstory

1​1 - 1 ​P​M

healin​g and ritual circle
embodied exploration 

3 - 7 PM
f​ree tim​e​

feminine mystery in​i​tiation

10 P​M - 7 AM
qui​et hou​r​s

  • 6 night shared room single bed accommodation at Armonia Retreat Center
  • three plant-based meals a day prepared by private chef
  • daily ceremonies, healing sessions, priestess trainings
  • group excursion to ancient site
  • optional APHRODISIA 6 Night Priestess Training Certificate

  • flights
  • alcohol
  • airport transfer to and from villa
  • personal excursion or sightseeing
  • travel insurance
  • COVID testing

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$600 non-refundable deposit required. payment plan available.

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

about bri miryam

Bri is a mother, doula, somatic parts healer, and above all - devotee of the Great Mother of heaven and earth.

As a graduate scholar of ancient history and spirituality, she infuses her work with a deep reverence for the archetypes, mythologies, and lineages of the feminine and our foremothers.

She has served women around the world through retreats, birthwork, ancient spirituality courses, embodiment training, somatic healing and past life medicine journeys.

Her teachers have included Priestess Yeshe Matthews, Tara Wild, Dr. Carla Ionescu of The Artemis Centre, Alexandra Durigan of ORIGIN Pelvic Care, renowned Mexican midwife Naoli Vinaver, Maryn Green and Margo Blackwood of Indie Birth Association, Fran Booth of The Embody Lab, and many others she honors in the long line of feminine wisdom.

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


- 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."

"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 offering 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.

  1. If the Training is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, your deposit and tuition will be fully refunded. Cancelling flights and negotiating reimbursement will be your responsibility. Paying your deposit and reserving your space indicates that you agree to this.
  2. Your deposit is non-refundable due to limited space and the timeline of Retreat Center bookings. Cancellations after you have paid the deposit for this Training may not be refundable for any reason.  If ​you withdraw from the Training prior to April 14, 2023, remainder of payments owed will ​be canceled. After April 14, 2023, the remainder of payment plan is still owed. Paying your deposit and reserving your space indicates that you agree to this.
  3. Bri Miryam is not responsible or liable for problems arising in flights, transportation, itinerary changes or circumstances beyond our control, nor for any loss, injury or damage to your person or property, nor for any delays in transportation. We expect you to provide your own travel insurance. We reserve the right to cancel the Training or any part of it, to refuse to retain any Training member at any time, and to pass on to trip members any unexpected expenses incurred through events beyond our control. Paying your deposit and reserving your space indicates that you agree to this.
  4. Transportation to and from Armonia Retreat Center is your expense and responsibility. If you would like to arrive earlier or leave later, your taxi and hotel fees will be your responsibility.  Paying your deposit and reserving your space indicates that you agree to this.
  5. Bri’s husband will be at the Retreat Center caring for their infant son. He will not be partici​pating in Training sessions or ceremonies. Bri’s son may, however, be prese​nt and at times nursing during sess​ions. :) Paying your deposit and reserving your space indicates that you agree to this.

terms of service

- 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.


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 day to reclaim your own precolonial ancestral traditions through guided rituals and discussion.

I am completely new to the priestess path...can I join?

Yes, all are welcome! We will be teaching many foundational concepts as well as more advanced ones; you will walk away with new ritual and ceremonial tools, historical knowledge, and priestess wisdom regardless of experience level.

What is included in tuition?

  • 6 night shared room single bed accommodation at Armonia Retreat Center
  • three plant-based meals a day prepared by private chef
  • daily ceremonies, healing sessions, priestess trainings
  • group excursion to ancient site
  • optional APHRODISIA 6 Night Priestess Training Certificate

Not Included:
  • flights
  • alcohol
  • airport transfer to and from villa
  • personal excursion or sightseeing
  • travel insurance
  • COVID testing

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.