1 to 1 healing
May 28, 2019
"Sarah is very knowledgeable, intuitive and down to earth. My time spent with her so far has made a huge difference in my life. She has helped me to begin to discover who I really am and where I want to go. I am excited for the future. Thank you Sarah!"
May 21, 2019
Thank you Sarah!
"I have seen Sarah several times now, and each time, I experience deeper healing. Even just explaining my problems to her, she is so in tune and has so much wisdom to help shed light on things I never realized, and guides me in a way that supports me to figure it out on my own. She holds a state of sincere presence, confidence, stability, and compassion..in other words, she holds space for me while I unfold my journey. I trust her. She truly is an amazing healer."
Apr 7, 2019
"Sarah's wisdom and knowledge amazes me every time I have the opportunity to spend time in her trainings or events. So much insight to share, and is gifted at helping you find your way on your own journey to healing. I have an "aha" moment every time!"
Jan 25, 2019
"As somebody who is new to shamanistic journeys and also was sceptical many many years ago, I am so grateful that I had the open mind and I allowed myself to go on this journey! I had no idea what to expect and I didn’t have any expectations. I just went with it and the most amazing things came to me on this journey and I am in amazement. Sarah was wonderful to work. I would definitely recommend this to anybody who is open to the experience of learning more about themselves."
Jan 19, 2019
Intuitive, Compassionate, Powerful
"I came to Sarah after a very difficult time after my son was born. I was experiencing extreme anxiety and insomnia. The Shamanic Healing session allowed me to gain more awareness around the roots of my "dis-ease" and supported me in finding forgiveness and compassion for myself. The space she holds allows you to be vulnerable, transparent and supports you to feel held even with the most uncomfortable feelings and sensations. It is a space of unconditional love and compassion."
Jan 13, 2019
A path to healing
"Compassionate . Warm. Kind. Wise. I was and am in good hands in my healing journey. Excited to unravel my path with the help of this gracious guide"
Jan 13, 2019
"Sarah is an authentic and compassionate healer. As always, she was able to guide me to find clarity and connect to the answers and wisdom I have within."
Jan 11, 2019
"Sarah was warm, inviting and so knowledgable about my struggles. She not only made me feel at home but also encourageded me to feel comfortable with my own inner guidance. I truly enjoyed my experience with her and felt like I was coming home. Thank you Sarah ❤️"
Nov 5, 2018
A heart journey.
"Sarah is a powerful healer. In our session, Sarah took me on a journey through the layers of my heart. I experienced feelings of fear, anxiety, and even anger..yet, those were coupled with comfort, support, and love. At one point, I even felt like running away, yet, Sarah seemed to quickly pick up on that, and she showered me with a warm and supportive energy. It was an experience out of this world. After the session, I felt so connected, so magical, and so courageous."
Oct 30, 2018
"Through Soul Retrieval I was able to heal a negative generational pattern and welcome back my inner-child. Amazing doesn't even describe what I now feel. The entire experience has rid me of the empty feeling inside I used to have. Thanks to this beautiful, caring, talented soul, Sarah has been witness to both my pain and my joy. I am grateful to have been guided to her. Hai Hai"
Oct 23, 2018
Journey to Underworld guided by Sarah
"I had a wonderful experience/journey with Sarah. I felt safe and cared for. I was fearful ( a familiar state for me). She simplified my thoughts in the journey and allowed me to 'go back' to unhappy, traumatic times and examine them as a clear headed adult. Sarah treated these events/times with respect and understood the power they had. This allowed me to view my place in them with a soothing, profound and healing grief that I can now work through. Thank you so much Sarah!"
Oct 1, 2018
I felt...Inspiration, courage, empowerment, healing, and love.
"Sarah is a beautiful spiritual healer and person. I went in there looking for support on my healing journey, and that is exactly what she provided. We uncovered a past trauma that I realize now, I never fully understood. After gaining clarity with my session with Sarah, I feel empowered to go even deeper into healing. The amount of gratitude I felt rushing through my being after this session was amazing, and overwhelming in a wonderful way. I know I will return again for a session with Sarah."
Sep 20, 2018
"Sarah has provided a safe and caring space for doing this work. I have felt supported and guided during the sessions. And though I am not quite finished this series I would recommend working with Sarah when you are ready to do deep inner work."
Sep 17, 2018
"Trauma is probably my best word to describe myself when I started Sarah's programs: Trauma as Medicine,One to One, Healing Circles, Card Readings. Everyone of these teachings is medicine for your soul and body. Loving myself awakened my Spirit from resentment of spousal beatings,residential school trauma. Sarah is an amazing gifted Healer and she has opened my life to see my own amazing journey unfold for the better. I talk to everyone about her teachings. Very Gifted"
Sep 3, 2018
Very gifted soul
"Soul retrieval journeys with Sarah are very intimate, compassionate and non judgmental. Sarah creates a safe space for healing to occur. Her gifts are many and I am very grateful I was guided to her. I recommend anyone ready to heal deep rooted issues to journey with Sarah - simply amazing!"
Aug 22, 2018
Awesome healing journey
"Sarah facilitated an awesome healing journey that provided me with guidance and wisdom, this process and her services are highly recommended."
June 15, 2018
Clarity & Cleansing Blockages
"Sarah provided me with amazing support and guidance & I was able to connect with my spirit guides to help me to clear blockages to help me move forward with clarity on my healing path."
May 13, 2018
"During my session with Sarah I was able to work through a reoccurring dream... with Sarah’s guidance I released a great deal of stuck emotion and gathered a significant amount of clarity regarding the message of the dream. Sarah created a very safe space for me to do this work. So grateful!"
Apr 11, 2018
Amazing soul, amazing healer, amazing person
"I have had two sessions so far with Sarah and would recommend her to anyone wondering if this is a path they are considering. Sarah has a true gift and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to heal with her guidance and caring ways. Sarah is open, honest and non-judgemental. After the first visit I felt so comfortable with her that going back to see her again was like going to see an old friend. If you are inquiring into spiritual healing I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone. "
Dec 18, 2017
A new path
"Have just had my 1st session with Sarah. I went into the meeting with an open mind and genuinely feel that I am starting down a path that will open my mind and my heart to an alternative for dealing with the stress and heartache t
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Nov 20, 2017
"I just had my first healing session with Sarah. It was exactly what I needed, I knew at the end of the session I had chosen well. Thank you for your beautiful insight."
Nov 19, 2017
"The most important aspect of opening up emotionally is to feel safe. Sarah has a unique gift to help the space feel safe there is no judgement, no force, what is brought forward is very beneficial and revealing. I feel very honoured to share my most deepest emotional feelings with such a caring kind and compassionate person. Thank you Sarah I have made the right choice."
Oct 29, 2017
"Sarah was a comfort right from the start. So much that I found myself emotional within minutes of meeting her. I felt so safe with her and that's so important to me in a someone I choose as my healer. Immediately after our session I noticed a block had been opened and information flowed to me for days. So many needed messages and realizations. Thank you for what you put forward into this world Sarah. So grateful to have come to see you. See you soon dear one."
Sep 21, 2017
"I highly recommend Sarah Salter-Kelly. She guided me through a meditation. She is very compassionate & understanding. I was able to begin to resolve the problem that I brought to her. "
Sep 10, 2017
"I went to see Sarah after being part of a medicine ceremony and she offered her knowledge and wisdom to me through wich I have come to my own realizations. Through this I felt the follow up support regarding my previous experiences. She guided me in a beautiful self exploratory meditation. I enjoyed the ceremony and getting to know her a little bit where I believe that through getting to know others we also get to know ourselves a bit better each time. "
July 14, 2017
Profound healing experience
"I have been working with Sarah for a little over three months. Sarah has facilitated, and helped ignite an incredibly deep and profound soul healing experience for me. Trauma of my past has resulted in me living a life without a lot of meaning, addictions, regret, and a deep loneliness. Sarah has helped me connect again with my essence, enabling me to be more in touch with what is right for me and show up in the world with authenticity. Truly a gift beyond measure. "
June 3, 2017
Unique and Enlightening Experience
"I visited Sarah at her Pigeon Lake location. The environment was very peaceful and natural and added to the experience. I felt completely at home in her cabin and found her approach gentle and therapeutic. I would definitely recommend her to others seeking healing."
Mar 3, 2017
"Sarah is a sincere healer, who creates and holds a warm and inviting space for healing and growth. Having worked with shamanic practitioners from all over the world, I can highly recommend Sarah's service. Thank you again!"
Mar 1, 2017
You are not alone
"What an incredible gift it is to be able to show up and just be ME. Exactly how I am right now.. And to be with someone so willing to hold space for me & help me & not feel like i have to hide anything anymore or sugar coat it.. The truth is that right now I'm Sick, tired, in pain, frustrated with it all & I'm also on a beautiful path of healing. During our Journey process, I was so clearly reminded that I do KNOW what is truth for me & that I don't have to do this alone! Thankyou Sarah "
Feb 22, 2017
"My 2nd meeting with Sarah was yesterday WoW...I've been crying...lol...then laughing during the lightbulb moments... Thank you Sarah for all that you do and who you are... : ) You are Amazing... "
Feb 10, 2017
"Thank you Sarah for a very powerful session, I felt a great shift of healing both during and after our session. "
Feb 4, 2017
"I had my first soul retrieval journey with Sarah yesterday... I'm not a stranger to holistic healing and the importance of it... WoW...I recognize Sarah's beauty, abilities and that Sarah comes from a genuine place of Love and Light... I am so grateful for taking a leap of faith and meeting this amazing healer... I'm grateful for the courage to face my fears and what no longer serves my higher purpose here on earth...and to release it. Hiy Hiy, Sarah Until next time Blessings"
Feb 2, 2017
"I went for a healing with Sarahsalterkelly yesterday at healing connections I have to say I was amazed by her love and compassion the healing experience was great I felt like a huge release on my heart chakra and looking forward to seeing her again thank you Sarah Iam very grateful "
Jan 9, 2017
Amazing spiritual mentor
"This was my first experience with shamanism. I felt welcomed and comfortable immediately. Sarah has a powerful, yet gentle energy that allowed me to delve right into the work I was prepared to do. I would recommend her to anyone, and look forward to working with her again. "
June 9, 2016
"My session with Sarah was wonderful!!! It was the first time I had met Sarah and she instantly made me feel relaxed and welcome. I appreciated the active role I had in the session. I left feeling empowered and clearly saw evidence of a shift in me later that day. This was my 4th experience with shamanism and I would highly recommend it as a gentle, organic, way of healing."
"In July 2015 I found myself in the hospital with a migraine. This was different than my usual migraine, which I have suffered from for many years. My body reacted badly to the medication they gave me and after a few hours in emergency they sent me, still with a headache. I went to see my doctor a couple of days later. He initially put me on blood pressure pills because it was quite high. Then we tried anxiety medication and sleep medication. Nothing was working. I went to my chiropractor, who works with energy healing, and he told me my body went into fight or flight mode and stayed there. He told me the medications wouldn't work for me, I guess I already knew that. I had seen Sarah's webpage and had been curious about her healing practice. I thought to myself, I don't have anything to lose and everything to gain. I ended up seeing Sarah about 6 sessions. We worked on many things from my past up the present time. She gave me tools to use and my body resonated with everything she did. I went from seeing very few people and struggling with working part-time to practicing energy work most days, socializing more and am currently working full-time. Thank you Sarah for all you have done for me."
Donna McLaren - Ponoka, Alberta- December 2015
Coming home to myself
"I have suffered trauma in my past, and as a result was left with feelings of incompleteness, feeling ‘fragmented’, off-balance, and at times extreme loneliness. I constantly had this feeling that something in my life was missing. Although, I felt ‘over’ my past difficult experiences, no amount of companionship, or material items could fill these empty feelings, or ‘set me right’. I came to Sarah for help. Through our sessions, I was able to find parts of myself that had long fallen away. The experience was completely unexpected and amazing. The long term results even more so. Now, I never feel lonely. I feel much more confidant, and nurtured. All of these feelings come from within, I no longer look out-wards for security or comfort, it just not needed. My expectations of close personal relationships look very different now. I feel much more whole from finding myself through this process.” ~Laurie Nordberg, Edmonton Alberta
“I have suffered trauma in my past, and as a result was left with feelings of incompleteness, feeling ‘fragmented’, off-balance, and at times extreme loneliness. I constantly had this feeling that something in my life was missing. Although, I felt ‘over’ my past difficult experiences, no amount of companionship, or material items could fill these empty feelings, or ‘set me right’. I came to Sarah for help. Through journeys with soul retrieval I was able to find parts of myself that had long fallen away. The experience was completely unexpected and amazing. The long term results even more so. Now, I never feel lonely. I feel much more confidant, and nurtured. All of these feelings come from within, I no longer look out-wards for security or comfort, it just not needed. My expectations of close personal relationships look very different now. I feel much more whole from finding myself through soul retrieval.” ~Laurie Nordberg, Edmonton Alberta, March 2016
"In July 2015 I found myself in the hospital with a migraine. This was different than my usual migraine, which I have suffered from for many years. My body reacted badly to the medication they gave me and after a few hours in emergency they sent me, still with a headache. I went to see my doctor a couple of days later. He initially put me on blood pressure pills because it was quite high. Then we tried anxiety medication and sleep medication. Nothing was working. I went to my chiropractor, who works with energy healing, and he told me my body went into fight or flight mode and stayed there. He told me the medications wouldn't work for me, I guess I already knew that. I had seen Sarah's webpage and had been curious about her healing practice. I thought to myself, I don't have anything to lose and everything to gain. I ended up seeing Sarah about 6 sessions. We worked on many things from my past up the present time. She gave me tools to use and my body resonated with everything she did. I went from seeing very few people and struggling with working part-time to practicing energy work most days, socializing more and am currently working full-time.
Thank you Sarah for all you have done for me."
Donna McLaren - Ponoka, Alberta- December 2015
"I have been fortunate to work with Sarah within quite a few different settings and in several different capacities, however working with her on a one-to-one basis has had an especially profound impact on my life.
A healing session with Sarah is an adventure right from the start, requiring you to step outside of your day-to-day life (if only for a brief time period).
She works out of her home and on her land, which holds so much beauty and powerful energy. When arriving on her property, I have always felt safe and warmly received. Depending on the time of year, I have worked with Sarah both inside her centre and outside on her land, with both settings offering me the exact medicine I needed to receive on that particular occasion.
For example, there is one session that stands out in my mind:
It was a fairly warm summer day and we were working in her yard by the pond. I remember that we journeyed together and on this particular journey, I found myself in my mother’s womb - the story tracked back that far. Through the journey modality, Sarah helped me to recognize that I had made an energetic agreement (that I no longer felt aligned with) and we released the story and the pain surrounding it. As always, when journeying with Sarah, I was guided and assisted by a host of powerful allies in the spirit world, both animal and human. Afterwards, I was able to take some time next to her pond and integrate the experience. This was wonderful in an of itself, but I was flabbergasted to all of a sudden realize that there were frogs swimming and singing from the pond below. The magical thing is that the frog had been one to the key allies that showed up as a guide during the journey. And so it is with Shamanism… such a simple and yet unmistakable sign that I was (am) on the right path.
This experience with Sarah (and many others that I have had) has stayed with me. Whenever I find myself caught up in the old story, I can take myself back to that pond, back to that journey, and re-affirm and re-member the new story that I am writing.
This work is transformational. This work is empowering.
I am so very grateful to Sarah for her willingness to teach and share it with the world!"
Maren Barros ~ Stony Plain Alberta
"I was recommended to contact Sarah by a friend after my father passed away, and went to see her in the spring of 2014.
I attended 7 individual sessions with Sarah, and found her to be open, honest, knowledgeable, trustworthy and professional. She assisted me with coming to terms with the death of my father, and I found that her sessions helped me immensely. Sarah listened and understood, acted as a guide and coach, presented alternate ways to view how things had occurred, and was respectful and effective in guiding me through the grief process.
I have since recommended numerous people to contact Sarah and attend sessions with her, and have also entrusted her with the care and healing for my 9 year old special needs daughter who is working through the loss of both of her grandparents as well as anxiety, ADHD, Tourette’s and Non Verbal Learning Disorder.
I recommend her services to those who are seeking answers, wanting to deepen their spiritual lives, or heal from the loss of a loved one.
Sincerely, Wanda Wylie, BA, CIP, FCIP Edmonton AB November 2014
With gratitude I give to you, a prayer of peace in all you do. For love, for laughter and healing light, that enables us through our dark night. I thank you Sarah for the wise words you give, the gentle nudge, and the cleansing smudge. The walks we take where spirit resides, cleansing and cleaning our issues inside. I wish you peace and I wish you love. May you dance in the light of God bringing goodness and truth to all you do.
"I first met Sarah in 2009, when I was in my third serious car accident. I needed help. I was literally in a fog all the time, I felt crazy and just didn't couldn't get a grip on my life no matter how hard I worked. My father had died when I was 18 and my mother had moved away shortly after and my family was spread apart. Life was hard, I felt forgotten and very alone in the world. After a few sessions with Sarah, my whole outlook changed drastically for the better, almost a complete 180. I was able to recognize the impact that my father’s death and my mother's influence had on me. Working with Sarah in private and group sessions through reflection and introspection and her teachings of practical ways to create ceremony in everything -- and how to recognize the signs and symbols around me, I have been able to let go of that deep deep sadness and emptiness I felt, the fear, pain and blockages that were weighing me down and stopping me from moving forward in ways I would never have imagined.
My first encounter with Sarah marked the beginning of a journey I am still on to this day. She has truly brought medicine into my life and I hold her in a place of absolute gratitude.
~ Michelle Hartum, Edmonton AB, 2012
Trauma as Medicine Retreat...
"This program has helped me in my journey from my head to my heart, in an embodied way that includes all of my fragments and all of my power, to be cleansed & healed & shared with myself, others and all of creation ~ Anonymous November 2014
"Blessed peace, which brought forth a lost little girl to become whole, complete. "We are one", "I am whole"... In gratitude. ~ Connie, Edmonton AB, November 2014
"The most effective part of the program for me was the Shadow walk because I was able to openly talk about my traumas, knowing these feelings came straight from my heart. I feel like I let go of these traumas which were causing me grief.... Thank you! I know I can go home and help my family the best way I know how to heal" ~ Anonymous May 2014
"This retreat is very intensive, effective for people who can take the challenge to be open-hearted, express their authentic true self, facing their own grief, trauma and shadow, and share that deep unresolved aspect of themselves in the process. At the end I feel transformed. Lighter and more alive, and yet this is only the beginning, the first step" ~ Heep Quon, Calgary AB November 2013
"I was cautiously open to the Stewardship of change and you dis-armed me within two hours... for this I will be forever grateful... Peace and love"~ Sean, Drayton Valley, November 2013
"Thank you for sharing your gift Sarah! I am grateful for your unconditional love and your passion to help people heal!" ~ Lorna Haubrich, Drayton Valley, November 2013
"Thank you for your presence and support, you create a very safe space in which participants can share honestly, openly and freely, I think this is because you are so honest and open yourself" ~ Crystal Fraser, Edmonton AB, July 2013
"Fire Ceremony! Very powerful, emotional and healing... I have never seen anything like it before in my life!" ~ Perry MacDonald Fort McMurray Ab, May 2013
"The Trauma as Medicine Retreat was very effective for me. I had the chance to connect with the pain I thought wasn't even affecting my life. I loved being outdoors being able to connect with mother earth. The ceremonies we did were so powerful, it gave me that chance to let out the things that have been bothering me for so long. I highly recommend taking Sarah's course. On my reserve this type program would be so effective for so many people." ~ Cassandra Swampy Maskwaschis AB May 2013
"It is hard to put into words how amazing the Trauma as Medicine Retreat is, if I tried I would say it is: Life Changing, Powerful, Transformational. Before taking this program I did not realize how tired I was, how long I had carried myself as a hurt and broken child and the toll it was taking on my ability to feel real joy. I didn’t feel normal, I didn’t feel good enough, I was hiding – from myself and from others. And although I had been to therapy (a number of times) I still hadn’t fully confronted my limiting beliefs, my pain, my hurt and my anger. The ceremonies and the sharing circles are invaluable. But even more critical are Sarah’s skills - Master Facilitator - with her courage, her authenticity, her compassion and her knowledge she allowed me to go deeper than I thought was possible. She holds space for you and is not afraid to sit in much needed silence. She encouraged me to find my own path to healing, and I have found in myself strength and joy I did not know existed." ~ Teresa Callihoo Wetaskiwin AB May 2013
"The most valuable part of Shaman’s Path has been developing friendships and a sense of community that extends far beyond the class. It has helped me bring who I am into the world, integrating Shamanism, in a very real way. These friendships have shown me what is possible and helped me cull the relationships in my life that were no longer healthy. They have provided love, support, fun, laughter, adventure and a sense of optimism about the future."
~Teresa Callihoo, Wetaskiwin Alberta ~January 2016
"Learning on the land instead of in a classroom allowed me to truly connect with the core of this work. There was enough time between the classes to allow me to develop the skills and incorporate what I had learned into my everyday. This work has become a part of all I do. Sarah gifts her whole heart into this work! Her honesty is truly refreshing to me and she is so encouraging and fun to learn from! "
~Susan Hanlon, Camrose Alberta January 2016
"Shaman's Path Training gave me exactly what I was looking for when Sarah accepted me as a new initiate. I had already done much soul work in previous years but I was ready for something more, something tangible and close to nature that would catapult me further into my conscious awakening. As Sarah shared her meditation, journeying and ceremonial practices, I was totally enthralled by the experiences that had an ancient and cosmic effect on my psyche. And, all of this while living close to the land and other Shaman initiates on Sarah's lovely property. I loved the fire, despacho, death, and full moon ceremonies. Sarah taught me how to make a drum and seek my power animal on my own. This training is not the for the faint of heart. Prepare to delve deep into your past hurts as these are revealed or remembered. Prepare to scream with obscenities and then dance with joy and bliss as you heal your tortured soul as you walk across burning coals. I am forever grateful to have had this training, this initiation by Sarah. I am honoured to walk with those on a Shaman's Path to serve others and live with myself in love and light at all times. hiy-hiy"
~Mother Earth Child~St.Paul, Alberta- 2015 Training
“Sarah’s Elemental Healing Program provided a safe and gentle space for me to open up and share my story with others, while in turn, healing some of my deepest wounds. The first year I partook in this program, I came into the circle as a “survivor”. I had “survived” my childhood, “survived” my teen years, “survived” drug addiction, “survived” my marriage, and was tired of giving all the credit of prayer, hope, courage and dedication to myself, to “surviving”! When I first shared this with the group, Sarah asked the all-important question, “What would you like to change that into?” My answer was “Thriving”. I wanted to take the pieces from all of my experiences that would allow me to become greater than my suffering and throw the rest away. Through Sarah’s beautifully led journey’s, sharing in circle, and listening to others, I was taken to places in my soul that I didn’t know existed and came out with the understanding of why I had these experiences and what exactly I needed to learn from them. It was with this knowledge that I was finally able to stop being a victim to my life, and allow myself to Thrive! Sarah, by sharing your wisdom, strength and belief that we are all co-creators of our lives’, you have provided us with an amazing space to ask the questions and find the answers within ourselves necessary for allowing our dream seeds to grow and take form. See you next series!” - Raianne Phippen, Westerose AB, July 2013
"Sarah is a woman whose journey in life seems to be her innate wisdom in shifting pain, struggle and adversity into hope, growth, faith and joy. Sarah imparts a profound trust in Creator in his role in transforming struggle into gift.......She has many experiences through her own life story that she shares openly by which her transparency guides ones own soul into healing and wellness. Sarah delights in authenticity and dispels the "shoulds" of healing and conveys a realness in being human..... and all of the emotions and inner questioning that arise in our challenges of healing. she has been a gift in my life in this short time I have benefitted greatly by implementing her healing tools in the elemental course and I look forward to more courses from Sarah......Elemental Healing has allowed me to explore how Creator/the universe has given us the means to heal our lives with the essence of Mother Earth......
Sarah through her own experiences shares the "medicine" which tangibly invites me to explore this in my own life , allowing me to heal and become the person/soul I am destined to become."
~Deb Smith, St. Albert, Alberta June 2012
"Sarah has a natural ability to facilitate healing that has helped me deeply on my Medicine Wheel journey. The insight, compassion and wisdom truly are a gift Sarah is able to draw from throughout her programs. I recommend Sarah for all your personal journeys and other healings that require attention" Peace and Wellness
~Heather Haynes - June 2012
"A year ago, last June to be exact; I entered into the year long journey of the Medicine Wheel . I didn’t really know why I felt the strong pull to be part of this process, but something deep and insistent within me said “you gotta do it”. It was an amazing experience! One that I treasure and look back with great fondness and gratitude and one that has forever changed and deepened my relationship within myself, with my family, with Spirit and with Mother Earth.
Sarah is an amazing teacher and guide. Gentle, caring, strong, fearless, open, compassionate, encouraging, funny and wise. She has guided me to reconnect with my own awareness and develop a deeper relationship with Mother Earth. She taught me the importance and sacredness of Ceremony, something that I discovered was a missing piece in my life, and the strength and beauty of community.
I went into this experience unsure of what I would find, unsure if this was the “right” process for me and discovered the joy and freedom of connecting with others through this experience, connecting with myself, connecting with Sprit and with Mother Earth and the amazing ability we have to co-create our own lives and experiences! I was right where I belonged ☺ and I am forever grateful"
~ Debra Chouinard ~ Rocky Mountain House June 2012
"Peru?!" My sister was incredulous. "Why Peru? How will you manage all that climbing?" My sister's reaction reflected our family's birthright: fear. It was true - in all my 67 years I'd only left our continent once to travel to the British Isles. However, when I first read Sarah's invitation to travel to Peru, I felt a stirring deep within me. A few months later I answered that Soul call: "Yes! I shall go." That was the beginning.
Preparing for Peru was a Journey in itself: more walks, climbing stairs in the river valley, endless trips to MEC, arrangements for my dependent son, and so on. Details easily fell into place - surely I was meant to go on this Special, Healing journey.
From our meeting in the Edmonton Airport until our return 18
days later, Sarah cared for all 9 of us like family. And we very soon became just that - communicating, sharing and looking out for each other as though we'd known each other much longer.
The trip was an Incredible Awakening for me: I embraced and lived in every moment - forgetting the home, work and responsibilities that normally filled my Being.
My Heart opened unexpectedly in the Sacred Valley and filled with the Love, Peace and Bliss of the Andes. In my Soul I knew I'd been there before.
Peru?! Yes! A thousand times Yes!! I am more whole now. And that birthright of fear? Well, now that I've climbed those stairs and parts of those mountains (in places with my new family's help), I can do anything! My old birthright has been replaced with strength and confidence. My Heart, remembering its Andean Opening, brings more Love to my Relationships and to my Life in the Northern Hemisphere. I'd do it all again in a Heartbeat!
Twila Thompson - September 2013
"I am a person who jumps at opportunities. Rarely do I ask for details, do my research or think too much when I make decisions. I guess you could say that I have come to really trust my intuition, allowing it to fully guide me on my journey. As a result, I often show up in the world with a lot of uncertainty. My mind doesn't 'know' why I do the things I do because I don't often give it the chance to get too involved. My decision to go to Peru in September 2013 was no different.
The moment I committed to this adventure, the healing began.
To say that the trip to Peru completely changed my life is an understatement, As soon as my feet touched the Earth in the Sacred Valley I could feel my heart opening. Walking on that sacred land helped me to see that I too am sacred.
I came away from this trip feeling more empowered and connected to the Divine than ever before. I felt held and safe in the sacred circle that was created by Sarah, our guides, and the other participants. Every component of the trip by far and away exceeded my expectations.
I don't believe that you 'have' to do anything to move forward on your journey. I believe that even if I hadn't gone to Peru that eventually I would have learned what I needed to learn and see what I needed to see. However, with that being said, I consider this life that I am living to be wild and precious. There is always going to be a reason to say 'no' to opportunities that show up in your life. For me, this wasn't one of those times. In deciding to say 'yes' to me, I said 'yes' to a new life, to a new way of being, and I am so very Grateful that I did."
Maren Barros - Stony Plain Alberta
September 2013 and May 2015