As I completed my Priestess initiation with Ariel Spilsbury, I knew that one day I would create a Mystery School of my own. I began leading classes and workshops, but knew I held a larger vision. I waited while the seeds of the Priestess tradition ripened within me and prayed for right timing and a partner to arrive.
While teaching at a Tadasana yoga festival in LA several years ago, I took a class from Sianna Sherman. From the moment we met, I knew I’d found my partner and our collaboration began. We knew the timing was finally right and began to create our Avalon Priestess Pilgrimage and Urban Priestess Mystery School online training + live retreats.
Last week, we sat down to talk more about ‘Beyonce-level empowerment’ and what happens at Urban Priestess Mystery School with one of my favorite blogs: Well + Good.com.
What will you learn in our Urban Priestess training and how does this work differ from anything else out there?
Here’s a snippet of the interview below. Find our more about going back to school for your spiritual side here.
“The word ‘Priestess’ carries a certain resonance that women are really intrigued by,” explains Turner, who’s also a practicing psychotherapist. “There’s some sort of knowing that there are these tools that have been around for thousands of years to serve us in living more skillfully. A lot of women are really interested in diving in and applying these tools to their lives.”
According to Turner and Sherman, a priestess is someone who’s in touch with her intuition and sexuality, in tune with nature, skilled in transformative crafts such as incense blending and tantric meditation, and deeply connected to a higher power—a potent mix that helps her navigate issues in relationships, health, money, body image, and career without anxiety.
“When we have practices to fortify us, it helps us be more confident and courageous in our choices,” says Turner, who met Sherman at a yoga festival in 2012. “The word ‘urban’ connotes a modern priestess. You don’t have to move to an ashram; you can weave [these teachings] into your daily life.”
In other words, the course is about much more than making dream catchers and chanting (although there will be plenty of that, too).
Read on to learn the 5 real-life skills we shared during this interview that will help you cultivate confidence, happiness, and success.