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Upcoming Reclaiming Priestess Training

Proclaimed by: Abel R. Gomez
Proclaimed from: San Bruno, California


Upcoming Training in San Francisco Bay Area. Let us know if you're interested. Here's the initial post...

A Reclaiming Priestess Apprenticeship in Experiential Leadership
with Suzanne Sterling and Ravyn Stanfield

The modern world is fast paced, ever changing and technologically advanced. However, a new kind of creative, relational and intuitive leadership is in demand and a widespread hunger for experiences of the sacred in daily life becomes more and more clear. Few opportunities exist for individuals to receive personalized spiritual mentorship and an opportunity to develop their innate magical gifts.

Each of us has super powers - abilities that come naturally to us, but in leadership roles, we are often relied upon to have skills above and beyond our own specialties. What is your passion, your service, your offering? Where are your strengths? What are the edges you are pushing, the gifts you want to pursue? How can you hold authority confidently?

Are you longing to change the world, the culture, or simply your workplace? Have you wondered how the tools and experiences from Reclaiming could translate into everyday? Are you being asked to step into more responsibility or visibility in some area of your life?

Responding to a call from the community, Ravyn and Suzanne are offering a year long priestessing/leadership apprenticeship. We will explore tangible skills in multiple ritual modalities that will provide a foundation for your own priestessing, provide opportunities to prepare to student-teach in the Reclaiming Tradition or similar traditions and establish practices to deepen your connection to the Goddess and yourself. This apprenticeship is open to adults of all genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds

Skills cultivated will include:
* Developing a grounding and centering personal practice* Discovering your unique abilities, super powers, self awareness* Effective communication skills* Chanting, singing, drumming, yoga & meditation* Nourishing the body/mind/spirit* Growing confidence and charisma* Transforming stagnant patterns* Learning tools for conflict resolution, mediation in groups* Working with the elements, directions, and ancestors* Raising and containing energy* Working with deity, myth, and storytelling* Creating ritual* Aspecting, trance, divination, and other ritual technologies* Shadow stalking, projection, and boundaries* Power from within and shared power* Peer support and consensus process* Learning to find inspiration, trust yourself, ask for help

From leading ritual to staying grounded in conflict, from ecstatic breathwork to giving constructive feedback, we will build the foundation to expand fully as a leader. We will work together as collaborators and allies to support each other's leadership paths.

This is a 13 month long training and designed for participants who make the commitment to the entire year. We will meet for a weekend workshop every month (with some breaks as noted on the schedule) to do intensive work in person. Between classes, you will be given the opportunity to deepen the work, and keep the energy palatable through an on line group and partner check ins. We ask that participants attend all sessions.

Schedule:3/26-27/11, 4/23-24/11, 5/21-22/11, 6/11 and 7/11 off, 8/13-14/11, 9/24-25/11, 10/22-23/11, 11/19-20/11, 12/11 off, 1/28-29/12, 2/25-26/12, 3/24-25/12 Classes will be 10am to 4p on Sat and Sunday of every weekend.

Location: SF Bay Area specific location upon registration

Contact: Abel Gomez at

Prerequisites: We ask that participants be experienced in the culture of the Reclaiming tradition. It is ideal if you have taken Elements of Magic, Rites of Passage, Iron Pentacle and have been to at least one witchcamp. If you do not meet these prerequisites, please let us know about your foundation in Reclaiming and your interest in developing leadership skills.

Tuition: $200 per class or $2000 for the entire apprenticeship. $1800 if full tuition is paid in advance. Scholarship options and individual payment plans available. We are very committed to making this work financially accessible to committed priestesses who want to participate.

Enrollment: Space in this program is limited. We will need a deposit of $200 and a letter of intent. Please email us at Sfbaypriestess@gmail.comto reserve your spot, and for further instructions.

Ravyn Stanfield is a healer, writer and educator, dedicated to liberating the unique leadership abilities and super powers within each of us. She is an aspiring alchemist, seeking to transform the heartbreak of living in the dominant culture, revealing the gold in all that seems worthless. She practices acupuncture in Portland, OR with a focus on helping people survive cancer, restore all parts of the soul after traumatic experiences and fulfill their commitments to being embodied during these interesting times. Ravyn has been involved in teaching, priestessing and building community within Reclaiming for 14 years; she teaches magical workshops and facilitates spiritual retreats internationally. Her non fiction has been published in several anthologies and she is hard at work on writing her first book. She uses her background in the realms of social justice, ecstatic spirituality, Taoist and other traditional medicines, Jungian psychology, sacred sexuality, environmental activism and theatre to coax more of the extraordinary into the world through the cracks in Western civilization. She is an initiate in the Reclaiming and Feri traditions of witchcraft. For more information, please

Suzanne Sterling is an ecstatic vocalist, innovative teacher and invoker of the sacred. Both as a performing and recording artist, as well as a facilitator of transformational workshops and intensives for many years, Suzanne has received critical acclaim. Her devotional music has been commissioned for film, theatre and DVD and she has enjoyed mainstage billing at festivals such as Wanderlust, Bhaktifest, Burning Man, Boom, Harmony and The World Festival of Sacred Music (hosted by the Dalai Lama) . Suzanne has also been a Reclaiming teacher and priestess for 20 years and has developed curriculums, teacher trainings and apprenticeship programs combining ritual and activism for numerous communities nationwide. She offers a unique blend of yoga, music, sacred ceremony and activism to events worldwide- most recently as featured speaker/artist at several Yoga Journal Conferences, Omega Institute, Esalen, The Institute of Noetic Sciences. and Earthdance where she led the worlds largest Spiral Dance for 5000 people. Suzanne is also a co-creator, with Seane Corn and Hala Khouri, of Off the Mat, Into the World, a project offering nationwide training programs combining yoga and sustainable activism. She loves riding the edge where art and ritual meet and is committed to creating sacred community and empowering others to be their authentic, expressive selves. For more information

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