Shamanic Yoga Institute

Spiritual and Land Acknowledgement
Spiritual and Land Acknowledgement

Anything we know, learn or share is not ours. We come from an intricate web of teachers, students and practice.

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We acknowledge with a moment of silence the impact of patriarchy, of colonization on the medicine peoples and the conquest of the land, of all that has been lost due to appropriation, racism, abuse, oppression, exploitation and forgetting. We acknowledge that we are doing this work on the unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh peoples. 

We bow to Shakti and the motherland of Yoga. We bow to the medicine people of the Andes, the mothers of our mesas in this lifetime. We bow to the mountains, the stars, Mother Earth and the waters of this land of the Sea to Sky in British Columbia, Canada as our teachers now. 

We aim to uplift all beings, in all worlds, to activate hope as individuals and for the Earth and Cosmos. We aim to untangle the roots of division and to stop the violence within and without.; to live in right relationship, uncondition love and widen the circle of inclusion. 

May we remain devoted to the heart of inquiry and philosophy; to keep learning and unlearning, to be teachable as devoted students of life with full engagement; to participate and share where there is need. May our work be of service in some way.