Our intention is to keep alive and pass on the ancient teaching for the stewardship of the self and of the earth. We work from a shamanic perspective. Our Mountain Shamanism centre and the Shamanic Yoga Institute creates guidance for personal healing journeys to re connect people with nature spirituality and the wisdom of their own souls. We believe this work contributes collectively to a universal transformation of joy, balance and well being for all our relations.
Christine Selda – Teacher MA,RCC,CYA-RYTGold
Christine’s interest in the old ways of Medicine People led her to study ancient healing practices from around the world. Christine is working to bring these ancient healing technologies into service for modern times.
Her passion is to foster spiritual growth and stewardship of the earth.
Christine is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and has a Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy with a minor in Psychology. Christine is a full mesa carrier from the mountain shamanism tradition based in the Inkan lineage and Coast Mountains of Canada. She is working as a medicine woman guiding ceremonies and teaching Medicine Wheels since 2005; she holds a Masters in Energy Healing. Christine has a thriving private practice as an energy healer, shamanic counselor and expressive arts therapist since 2002. Christine had been teaching yoga since 1998. She is Canadian Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher with a Gold status, meaning she holds over 1000hrs of training and teaching experience. She is the founder of the Shamanic Yoga Institute, a school of yoga that provides training and certification to become a shamanic yoga teacher.
Christine worked for the Howe Sound Women’s Centre for five years as a Children,Youth and Family Counsellor as well as a support worker at the transition house and women’s drop in centre. She is now the clinical counsellor for the front line counsellors. Christine draws on 10 years of teaching experience as a outdoor educator and wilderness guide through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and Outward Bound.
Christine is currently raising three children and continuing her doctorate work in Expressive Arts and Shamanism.
Kristin Campbell – E-RYT 500® Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher (since 2000) and Teacher Trainer (since 2006)
I am a Mama, Yoga Teacher, Teacher Trainer and Mentor for yoga teachers.
What I teach is informed and inspired by 14+ years of teaching yoga full-time, 9-years of studio owning, 8+ years of leading teacher trainings around the globe.
Ultimately, my work is about supporting yoga-practitioners and yoga-teachers in living and practicing purposefully in accordance with their highest truth and vision.
In addition to yoga, I source inspiration and influence from my continued studies in; Mountain Shamanism (as taught by the Q’ero Medicine People of Peru), Meditation, and Ayurveda.
Cindy Stockdale – 300 Hour Shamanic Yoga Teacher
Cindy Stockdale is a Registered Yoga Teacher, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with an undergrad in Psychology and Archaeology. She has always been fascinated with the inner world of the psyche and how that has evolved over time. Cindy has been teaching yoga for almost 10 years, 8 of those she has spent studying with Christine. She strongly believes we all have an innate ability to heal and works to inspire and empower others to be an agent of change in their own lives, acknowledging the deep remembrance that we are all connected and any healing that we do for ourselves is healing for all. Cindy believes her earth walk is to help others remember who they are and no matter what, they are loved deeply, connected fully, and belong to the family of all things. cindyestockdale.com
Mara Branscombe- 200 hour Shamanic Yoga Guest Teacher
Teaching for a decade, Mara’s ability to hold sacred space for the hearts and minds of others offers a vast landscape for transformation within. In her classes you can expect to be challenged and awakened through unique sequencing, articulate asana, grounding meditation, and enlivening pranayam practice. Mara is greatly inspired by her studies in Shamanism and is a full mesa carrier in the Incan Shaman tradition. In her yoga teachings, Mara weaves together her background as a dance artist, her practice in the shamanic tradition, and her eighteen years of experience on her mat – naturally what arises is a fluid, earthy, full bodied practice. Currently, Mara is the director of Rise Yoga, where she hosts international yoga retreats, teaches corporate wellness, and yoga at various studios in Vancouver. Mara works with professional athletes and teaches the Vancouver Canucks, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the dancers of Kidd Pivot. Mara is a regular contributor to My Yoga Online and her yoga classes/guided meditations can be viewed online.
For more information www.marabranscombe.com
Andrea Sentesey – 200 hour Shamanic Yoga Assistant
The sweet and transformative practice of yoga arrived into my life in 2000, and it has been a process of evolution ever since. I began sharing yoga in 2010, and have over 1500 hours of teaching experience, as well as 400 hours of formal training. In 2014, my life shifted dramatically again as I followed the call towards Mountain Shamanism and completed each turn of the Medicine Wheel with Christine Selda. I am a full Mesa carrier within the Peruvian Q’ero Lineage.
My daily practices of Yoga, Shamanism and Meditation have drawn me to a deeper understanding of myself and brought joy, peace and evolution to all aspects of my life. Because of these practices I feel vital, connected, courageous and a deep gratitude for life My truest desire is to spark this process of evolution in others, so that we may live in harmony and reciprocity with Mother Earth, and each other.
Off the mat, you can find me playing with sticks and rocks with my son, rock climbing with my wonderful partner, counselling children and their families, or singing by a fire.
Melissa Donohoe – 200 hour Shamanic Yoga Assistant
Melissa Donohoe is greatly inspired by nature and movement. Her studies in Shamanism and love of philosophy weave into her teachings. She believes in the interconnection between all, we are all one, and when we connect deeply to our own rhythm there is a knowing it syncs up to the Mother Earth. Melissa is a full mesa carrier (studying with Christine) holds a Bachelor of Education, and is a registered yoga teacher. May we not only call on the four directions but also open them up to enter the power of the heart, and luminous place within us all.