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Modern Day Priestess® Training 2018/19

~~~~~~~~ Modern Day Priestess® Training 2018/19 ~~~~~~~~

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Enroll by Summer Solstice – June. 21!!

How incredibly Empowering it will be for you to move through this Amazing Journey of Discovery, Remembering, Integrating, and Embodying an Activation of your Essential Nature as a Conscious Woman, bringing the Wisdom of the Ages, the Power of a Mystic, and the Pure Expression of Your Soul – into this Modern Day… We are Here, Now, On Purpose…

Rise Forth!!

> YOU, as Contribution of your Unique Gifts and Talents…
> YOU, as a Radiant atmosphere of Possibility and Truth…
> YOU, deeply aligned with your Highest Self, in absolute flow with and as the One…
> YOU, as a powerful Mover + Shaker, birthing, growing, establishing what only YOU can deliver…
> YOU, a Modern Mystic – with adroit Understanding of the Mechanics of the Universe – Seen + Unseen – working with, weaving with nimble Discernment and facile Acumen.
> YOU, allowing the Remembering to Pour Forth, here + now, creating a World that Works for EveryOne…

This just might be the year to opt-in to this vital, current-day, modern-mystery-school Training for Women. You and the stellar women who join you, will be the generation of 2019…

You, in the deepest yearnings of your beautiful sacred Soul, along with this modern-day world in which you live, are yearning for your emergence – to actualize, to be, and to express what you came here for…

JOIN US, the Ones Who Are Remembering… with Love, abiding Peace, deep Understanding and overflowing Inspiration..

Join the Institute of Modern Wisdom Community and Marianne Mitchell, Facilitator of the Modern Day Priestess along with other Certified IMW Teacher Trainers this fall for a 10-Moon Training that will simply change everything about who you are in the world.

This work goes well beyond ‘finding your path’ ~ it is no less than tapping into the deepest aspects of your Soul, your Divinity, your connection to the Absolute Nature of Who You Brilliantly Are, bringing you into the full Radiance of You – – an unfettered, clear and whole Being here to deeply abide by and from the eternal Wisdom encoded within…

The Priestess Training differs in from the Alchemist(for men) Training in respect that it invites the Modern Day Conscious Woman to fully access her radiant, deeply-imbued capacity to work multi-dimensionally with ease and grace, while living a life of vibrant contribution and abundant receptivity. We honor the Sacred Feminine as she experiences the uniqueness of inherent qualities of her own Self… Intuitive Flow, Inspired Creativity, Generosity, Seeing Through Appearances and Veils of Illusion, healthy, vibrant, honoring Inter-dependence of Communion with herSelf and the Beloveds in her life…. living from Inspiration rather than simply coping with surface phenomena… We have been so well-groomed to live a life activated in our Masculine Energetic (albeit, a bit unbalanced)…it’s time to waken, and in many cases – heal/reveal – the sweet, powerful, unfettered Feminine. A focus, a rooting, which can only speak to and for the Feminine Experience….just as in our Modern Day Alchemist® Program for men – we are committed to honoring what is so wanting to evolve as Modern Day Humans in our particular trajectories, with our lineages, our soul journeys, our stories, and our Callings.

The Intention behind and the Invitation to You regarding these Trainings is to align as the Modern Conscious Woman into a deep understanding and embodiment of your walk in this lifetime as not only the living radiance of the Divine Feminine, but to provide pragmatic tools which evoke, activate and place you in intimate communion with the innate multi-dimensional Self and all living beings. We study Prayer, Meditation, Kundalini Yoga, the Sacred Feminine, the Mechanics of the Universe, Visioning, Circle work, the Esoteric, Women’s Cycles, Energy Work, Pranayam, Sound Healing, Goddess Archetypes, Practical Mysticism, Shamanism, Nature Spirits, Spirit Guides, how to lead event/retreats, Earth Medicine, Ancestral and Ancient Wisdom and more…

In this Training you will integrate Ageless Wisdom Tools to help ground you in your practices and understandings (such as Alchemy Prayer®, Soul Remembering®, Pranic Breathwork®, Shamanic work, and so much more. We activate the Ancient Wisdom Ways for practical, grounded, use in this modern-day technocratic world we are currently experiencing. We meet seasonally – 4 times a year for long weekends (Thurs eve Opening Circle thru Mon afternoon with Visioning & Closing Circle). In between our sessions, you will be vibrantly engaged in projects, assignments, invitations, support calls, and spiritual practices.

Yes, there are Required and Recommended Reading Lists – which you receive upon Registration.

The tuition covers all lodging, meals, and your Training for the entire year – you simply need to get there ; >.

In our final weekend, we come together for Initiation – from all over the nation, past and present Modern Day Priestess Initiates, in a weekend of anchoring-in to What You Have Said Yes To and profound Love and Celebration; you will be seen, honored, and amplified, just as in true Mystery School fashion.

Essentially, we’re bringing the Mystic out of the proverbial closet and settin’ her loose on the streets, equipped with a Vibrant Consciousness, practical tools, oriented in the Boundless Wisdom of her Heart. It’s time Ladies: let’s ROCK!

Dates for 2018/2019 Trainings ~

Asheville, NC
MDP l ~ November 15-19, 2018
MDP ll ~ January 31- February 4, 2019
MDP lll ~ May 2-6, 2019
MDP lV(Initiation) ~ August 1-5, 2019

~ ~ Here are a few words from previous participants ~>

“This experience changed me forever. I know that I will never look at Mother Earth, my relationships, or myself, the same way – ever again. I am already more conscious of everything around me…” – Kim B., business woman, Toronto, Canada

……..”How do I capture in words what this Training has meant to me? Every moment and sacred breath of my life from now on is shaped by the magic I experienced during these “time between times”. I am so grateful…Like all true journeys, it was plenty challenging -I have lovingly referred to it as “Modern Day Priestess Boot-in-the-ass-Camp”- it has been joyful, painful, extraordinary and worth every spectacular second! Here I have met my family. I have come home to Avalon…” – Valarie E., therapist, artist, Cleveland, Ohio

>>> “How does one truly thank someone for helping them remember who they are and what they are here to do? …the answer is to step completely into my role as a Modern Day Priestess, standing tall in the truth of who I am…” – Melissa B., mother and Pilates instructor, Carlisle, PA

This Training, with a sincere YES, will Open You to Your Birth-Right AMAZINGNESS, as you’ve not yet here-to-fore known …doesn’t mean it will always be comfortable… always will mean your Soul’s Love is at hand, guiding you perfectly…

*an application & interview with a Teacher Trainer or an IMW Certified Wisdom Practitioner/Priestess will happen prior to registration to verify that this is the right fit for You. This is an incredibly activating, transformative, provocative Portal and Training-in-Consciousness. This investment and exploration in and of yourself will ask you to go deeper than you may have ever gone; it will require your soul’s authentic engagement. We are fundamentally in service to the exposure, strengthening, and evolutionary growth of your SOUL so that you may be a dynamic force of GOOD in our world – for yourself and for the collective. Obviously it is not to be taken lightly, as we do not take your Yes lightly. It will not always be “fun” or comfortable; your soul will demand your excellence. This doesn’t mean ‘perfection’ by societal standards – this means literally OPENING UP to the inherent BRILLIANCE OF YOU.
Please consider that this Training may not be for You if now is not the time for this kind of evocative growth!



Immersion/On-Site Pricing – includes ALL LODGING, MEALS, and TRAINING TUITION. (on-site is strongly recommended, for full immersion with your soul group)

*If you are local to Asheville + would like commuter pricing, please inquire.

*Non-Refundable Deposit $700 to be paid before June 21, 2018 to receive EARLY BIRD PRICING:


$700 deposit + 10 payment of $559.5
*balance must be paid in full by September 15, 2018*

EARLY BIRD – PAYMENT PLAN: $6795 ($700 deposit + 10 payments of $609.5)

Due in installments by credit card.

$700.00 deposit due before June 21, 2018. – With your deposit, please indicate that you are choosing to enroll in the PAYMENT PLAN ~

*Your first payment of $609.5 is due the month following your deposit. The remaining payments are due on the 5th of each following month and will be deducted AUTOMATICALLY via credit card.



PAYMENT PLAN: $7750 ($700 deposit + 10 payments of $705)

Due in installments by credit card.

$700.00 deposit due before October 15, 2018. With your deposit, please indicate that you are choosing to enroll in the PAYMENT PLAN ~

*Your first payment of $705 is due by November 5th, 2018. The remaining payments are due on the 5th of each following month and will be deducted AUTOMATICALLY via credit card.

Commuter pricing – available – please inquire.

Refund Policy: All requests to withdraw from the course must be received in writing. Those withdrawing prior to September 15 are eligible for a refund, minus a non-refundable $700 deposit. You may choose to transfer this to the following year’s Training minus a $250 administrative fee. Those withdrawing after September 15 but before the start of the 2nd weekend are eligible for a partial refund, minus fixed course costs which include location fees, materials fees, and prorated sections of the course already taken.

Weekend Modules always begin Thursday evening and wrap the following Monday by 3pm *if you have an issue with one of the weekend dates, notify us so we can work with you –

Your course fee includes:
– ALL ACCOMMODATIONS (shared) and MEALS – 5 Days/4 Nights x 4, plus vibrant, healthy gourmet meals in the sacred Valley of Ojai!
– Over 200 hours of in-person classroom instruction over the course of 10 months (we meet once every ~ 3 months, always from Thursday evenings through Monday 1pm; our mornings start @ 6:15am with yoga and meditation and typically end with a mediation in the evening around 9:30pm)
– Over 500 hours of on-going mentorship, support, and training by multiple Trainers/Mentors in-between the times we gather for the seasonal Immersions.
– Training-in-Consciousness enabling you to live a Mystically Practical Multi-dimensional life, anchored in Spiritual Principle and Universal Law, and evoking Ancient Wisdom Modalities such as Pranayam (Breath-work) and deep Soul Work (enabling past-life awareness and the capacity to clear one’s own lineage constrictions).
– Supportive Conference and Training calls in between our Immersions.

*While this particular MDP Training is for EVERYONE who is ready to get this real and go this deep, if you so choose to become a Certified Practitioner of the Healing Modalities (including Circle Work), after Initiation the Certification Process will be available to you.

*Upon Initiation, invitation to be a part of monthly Priestess Prayer Calls, invitation to the Certification and/or Teacher-Training processes, and invites to all private Priestess gatherings, retreats, and sacred journeys with a deeply sacred, fun, and incredible group of conscious, contribution-oriented women and men who’ve gone through the Alchemist Training.

You are responsible for attending and paying for:
> An initial application Interview with Marianne Mitchell, or one of the IMW Certified Wisdom Teacher Trainers to verify that this provocative, immersive, and tremendously evocative Training is the right fit for You at this point in your Spiritual Awakening Journey.
> Weekend Modules – Thursday evenings thru Monday 2pm
At least one session with Marianne Mitchell or a Certified Wisdom Practitioner Priestess/Alchemist; each Immersion Module builds upon the previous, so it’s vital that you experience each one.
> Required Readings, all assignments

Your guides:

Marianne Mitchell:
Marianne is a Ceremonialist, Mystic, Modern Day Priestess, Visionary and Healer. She is a Facilitator of the Modern Day Priestess Training as well as Director of Certification and Director of Sacred Ceremony at the Institute of Modern Wisdom. She has also been an active member of the Elder Council since 2012. She was Initiated through Modern Day Priestess Training in 2009, certified as a Modern Wisdom Practitioner in 2011 and since has been a Teacher Trainer and Mentor in many Training years. Marianne co-facilitated the 2015-16 MDP Training and has been teaching in the Certification program since 2012. She also currently facilitates the Oneness Alchemy Prayer Class and Mechanics of the Universe, two of the Institute’s online offerings.
Marianne is a KRI-Certified Aquarian Teacher of Kundalini Yoga, Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner, Ancient Wisdom Teacher and Spiritual Counselor. She is also a Certified Reiki Master and Teacher, Certified Cranial-sacral Therapist and has studied Medicinal Aromatherapy and Polarity Healing as well as trained in Animal Communication, Ancestor Medicine, ReWilding and Earth Skills.
As a Modern Wisdom Practitioner and Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Marianne offers private Shamanic Healing Sessions, Distance Sessions, Group Shamanic Energy Medicine Circles and Kundalini yoga classes in the greater Asheville, NC area. She is also a Deep Nature Connection and Rites of Passage facilitator with Earth Path Education. She offers a Spiritual Mentorship online programs as well as Inspired Ceremony Creation, Intuitive Development, Wheel Walkers and Starlight Sessions and co-facilitates Seasonal Attunement Cleanses. She guides community ceremonies, land and home blessings and Rites of Passage for many stages of life. Marianne has a vibrant passion for ceremony as a way of life, deep nature immersion, strengthening connections through the realms, activation of ancestral awareness and whole being wellness. With profound reverence for the wisdom of Mother Earth and in service to all of our Relations, she is grateful to facilitate Modern Day Priestess Training.


Erika Rose Santoro:
Erika Rose Santoro, MWP(c) is a multi-sensory teacher and guide for personal and spiritual transformation, working at the intersection of conscious creativity, holistic living, and inspiring leadership. Rose and her husband, David Santoro, are partners in Rooted and Wild (RaW), their cross-media lifestyle venture on their herbal farm in the Hudson Valley of New York where they nourish creators, change-agents, and wayshowers. RaW creates sacred space inviting people to touch the core genius of who they are here to be, so they can craft a powerful and purposeful life experiencing the fulfillment of wholeness. Previously, as Alicia Keys’ business partner for nearly 20 years, Erika Rose played an instrumental role in the development and creative endeavors of the artist. Her skill in artistic management spanned every facet of Keys’ career— from creative conception of new albums to world tours, film and stage production, as well as the philanthropic initiatives she co-founded; Keep A Child Alive and The We Are Here Movement. Prior to joining Keys on the business side in 2001, Erika Rose co-penned the hit single “A Woman’s Worth” off of Alicia’s first studio album. Accreditations Include: IMW-Certified Modern Wisdom Practitioner, KRI-Certified Aquarian Teacher of Kundalini Yoga, Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner, Institute for Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach, IARP Reiki Practitioner, Tribal Temple Fusion Practitioner, Sidereal Astrologer, iPEC Coach, & Sound Healer.

Christel Libiot:
Christel Libiot is a master at holding space and celebrating each person in their truth. She combines the various modalities she has been steeped in over the past 20 years- such as biodynamic craniosacral therapy, coaching, breath work, and soul remembering- to support people individually and in group, in women’s circles, workshops and ceremonies and facilitate breakthroughs on each person’s journey. She is a Certified Modern Wisdom Practitioner/Modern Day Priestess initiated through the Institute of Modern Wisdom in 2013 and is now a mentor for women in current trainings. She is a registered craniosacral therapist with BCTA and is currently on the teaching staff of Heartwaves Healing Institute. Additionally, since 2005, Christel has been a team leader for the Woman Within Weekend, an empowerment workshop for women in the US and Europe; she has led over 70 of these retreats and is a mentor for team leaders in training. For the past few years, she and her husband have been offering and facilitating “Cacao Ceremonies: the Heart Opening Experience” in the mid-Atlantic region.

Kate Rodger:
Rev. Kate Rodger, PhD(c), MDP, is Founder and Director of the modern day mystery school, Institute of Modern Wisdom. Since 1999, she has studied under the tutelage of new thought visionary Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith of Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, which holds her ministerial license. In addition, Rev. Kate has engaged in deep immersions, study, and living with various indigenous Elders and Mystics from Africa (Brother Ishmeal Tetteh of the Etherean Mission) to the Amazon (Grandmother Norma Panduro of the Shipibo-Canibo), and the Far East (attending Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan and given refuge and teaching by Buddhist nuns in Thailand) to North America with Chief clan leader in the Tslagi/Cherokee tradition, the Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo, amongst other pivotal Wisdom Keepers. Kate holds a B.A. in Religious Studies with a minor in East Asian Studies, graduating Suma Cum Laude, in addition to her BFA from SMU. She also holds a Masters of Science in Science and Spirituality and a Masters of Arts in Ancient Wisdom Traditions from Emerson Theological Institute. She is currently completing her Doctorate of Philosophy, with a focus on Ancient Wisdom Traditions and Mysticism.
Beginning in 2003, Rev. Kate Rodger founded the Modern Day Priestess® movement, igniting with monthly Feminine Energy Circles in Los Angeles, CA. In 2006, she launched the pilot Modern Day Priestess® Training and in 2010, the men’s training-in-consciousness, Modern Day Alchemist® Training, after newly establishing the educational foundation, Institute of Modern Wisdom, a 501c3 corporation, with co-founder, Sharyn Nichols. Via the Institute, Rev. Kate regularly leads world-wide Sacred Journeys, Educational and Mystic Immersions, Trainings, and Retreats devoted to the legacy of the Ageless Mystery School practices and rooted in accessible scientific universal truths, articulated in a way that serves the Modern Day


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