Shamanic Yoga Institute

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Shamanic Yoga Institute
Listen To The Call Of Your Destiny
Shamanic Yoga Institute
Listen To The Call Of Your Destiny

Shamanism. Yoga. Expressive Arts. Social Change.

The Shamanic Yoga Institute is a small grassroots business, female owned and run. We are a collective of teachers and mentors committed to training practitioners in the technologies of the soul. Our intermodal, experiential, nature-informed programs invite students to participate in their own healing and grow their capacity for leadership.

This work will change your positionality, your perspective, and the way you engage with life.

It is time to step out of your limiting beliefs and begin to create a new story, where you are living a life of purpose and connection. SYI trainings and mastery programs are strong containers designed to activate personal transformation. Our innovative curriculum, crafted by our founder Christine Selda, Ph.D., weaves together the principles and practices of yoga, expressive arts, and shamanism. You can expect within these initiatory processes to receive tools for accessing your worthiness and creativity, reclaiming ceremony and personal power, and applying your gifts as an advocate for change.

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Connect with a global community of leaders, masters of ceremony, change-makers, and artists.

Connect with a global community of leaders, masters of ceremony, change-makers, and artists.

Only by having a lived experience are we able to transform knowledge and understanding into something we can share – wisdom.

By living the truth of personal, direct experience, leaders are then able to hold a sacred, brave, and loving space for others to unfold, let go, and discover their own capacity for transformation.

Upcoming Offerings

Shamanic Yoga Teacher Training 23/24​

Shamanic Yoga Teacher Training 23/24​

Registration now open!

This year, we are offering our experiential and immersive Shamanic Yoga Teacher training as a 9-part series, running October 2023 to June 2024. Spend 4 intensives on retreat together on Gambier Island, at Camp Fircom, and 5 weekend immersions at Casa Copal in Vancouver. 

Held by the Coast mountains, our 300-hour experiential journey weaves together shamanism, tantric practice, and expressive arts. What sets this training apart is the inclusion of Shamanic Yoga Institute’s foundational Medicine Wheel course, which takes place inside of a yoga teacher training. We walk the four gates of initiation together through ceremony and deep personal deconstruction, reflection, and ancestral healing. We are held in the arts throughout this immersion through processes such as mask-making, poetry, land art, medicine shields, soul dolls, dancing, and chanting. We are a mystery school, and you can expect much more is within the folds of this training.

This is a year for your remembering and evolution. 

Mountain Shamanism - Medicine Wheel

Mountain Shamanism - Medicine Wheel

“Medicine Wheel is a cross-cultural map, of portals into infinity and the sacred paths to living as an embodied liberated soul in this lifetime.” Christine Selda, Ph.D.

We welcome participants from all walks of life to join us on retreat on Gambier Island, for this 4-part empowerment journey. Walk together in community through the seasons and revive your connection to the land through ceremony and ritual. Explore arts-based inquiry, energetic healing, and yoga, and immerse yourself in practices that lead to higher levels of consciousness and greater responsiveness in the world.

Registration now open!

3rd Annual Community Retreat

3rd Annual Community Retreat

Join founder of Shamanic Yoga, Dr. Christine Selda, for a week of spiritual renewal and revitalization. Our second Shamanic Yoga Mexico Retreat is happening in our little house of dreams, Los Sueños Hotelito, in the best yoga shalas in Sayulita, Mexico. Everyone is welcome, this is a family-friendly event! We are a block from the beach in the quiet north side of town, with two pools and the best rooftop buffet breakfast! Two Shamanic Yoga classes a day, breakfast, welcome dinner, massage and ceremony in your week long retreat vacation in the super fun fishing and surf town of Sayulita. Registration opens soon!