About Vanessa

Hi, I’m Vanessa Sage, PhD, and I’ve been immersed in the women’s spirituality movement for over 20 years! I’ve led four cycles of women in Priestess training, and am so excited to be bringing the next level of the program to you. I’m a poet at heart, have written a book of poetry, and also read tarot. I love finding wonder in my everyday life, and comfort in a good book and a cup of tea.

I have a PhD in cultural anthropology from McMaster University, and have published scholarly articles on Goddess Pilgrimage in Glastonbury, England and The Romantic Movement’s Influence on Contemporary Paganism. Over the course of my 10 year academic career, I studied: Buddhism, goddess spirituality, pilgrimage, contemporary paganism, and how hope for a city was embodied in an arts scene.


Over the last 5 years, I’ve trained as a life coach, taught insight meditation, and led heart-centred business classes for Jennifer Lee of the Right Brain Business Plan.

I walk this path with you.

I’m inspired by many spiritual traditions,

Do my own personal spiritual growth work,

And am a highly sensitive introverted empath.


You’ll notice that I talk about the Goddess, drum at the beginning of circles, invite you to be seen and heard, and have a very intuitive participatory teaching style. All the feelings are welcome and there’s a lot of laughter when we meet.

I believe we’re all leaders and have valuable things to learn from each other.


I’m body positive, and am committed to providing a safe and welcoming space for people of all racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, as well as sexual orientations and gender identities in my programs.

Some of my influences are: Pema Chödrön, Starhawk, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Jack Kornfield, Mary Oliver, Christina Baldwin, Joanna Macy, Sally Kempton, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Sandra Ingerman, Ruth Barrett, David Whyte, John O’Donohue….and Kermit the Frog. You can see I’m pretty open!

This program was developed for you to hold your own inner council

To give you space to discover your inner divinity!  

May you always know that you are meant to be exactly who you are in this world.



Send me an email

Have a question or would like to know more?

Email: info-at-sagelifeconsulting-dot-com

You can learn more about me and my other offerings over at vanessasage.com