Shamanic Healing Arts, Workshops, & Ceremonies
I did not realize it at the time, but growing up in the 80's in Northern BC surrounded by farmland, forests and animals, while living in a community that embraced First Nations culture was a profound blessing. It is the deep connection that I felt to nature, animals, our food, my family, and creativity that gave me a strong foundation in my life's journey. As a teenager however, consumerism and the media began to influence my identity and my choices leading me to move to the big city and become involved in unhealthy relationships. All of this led to a partial disconnection from nature and my authentic self.
Perhaps my soul's desire to connect again, as well as my natural and deep calling to help people heal, led me to pursue a career in the holistic wellness industry. That journey began when I became a Certified Reflexologist and continued for many years as I immersed into deep learning and education related to food, nutrition, our body's energy systems, healing and healthy living. In a safe and grounded space I then worked as a Life Coach, and practiced as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Psychosomatic Energy Therapist, and EFT Practitioner. I also spent two powerful life-changing years teaching at the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition (CSNN) before becoming a Mother. It was natural for me to be in a classroom where I deeply enjoyed holding space for learning, growth and transformation.
"I believe life is a Sacred Journey! We all come to this world with our own unique gifts, lessons to learn, and a chance to co-create our sacred path with Spirit." ~ Melanie O'Leary
A number of years ago, I felt a strong call to connect back to nature and explore my spirituality deeper. This led me to apprenticing with Angela Prider and completing the White Bone Shamanic Arts Apprenticeship. During my time apprenticing, I experienced a homecoming of my authentic self. This was a very deep healing! My connection to nature, spirit, and my ancestry returned. My creativity was heightened and my gifts were revealed and came alive again.
Life is a constant unfolding and so I am happy to continually grow and study with Angela and other Shamanic teachers from all over the world. I see and experience how the wisdom teachings and practices I have learned, are infused in everything I do, and in all I am being.
I am deeply grateful for my shamanic path, and the opportunity to offer Shamanic Healing Arts in my practice. I am also excited to work with groups where sacred space is shared for spiritual healing, learning, and creativity. I believe that my experience, education, and ability to be a hollow bone allow me to support and witness people walking their own unique sacred journey. I look forward to meeting you as I offer my unique medicine to the world and to you!
"I sought out Melanie after struggling with a matter of the heart. From a place of pure knowingness, she offered insights that felt true for me and aligned with my real life experiences. Because she was able to meet me without projecting her own stories onto mine, I felt truly seen and was relieved to know I was correct in trusting my own intuition. I trust Melanie to share her wisdom on any aspect of life." ~ Kiley, Vancouver BC
"Melanie is an amazing and beautiful person who has helped me endlessly in getting reacquainted with my inner-self. I feel blessed to have been united with Melanie as my trusted healer." ~ Sean, NL
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We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Squamish, Kwikwetlem, Tsleil-Waututh, Kwantlen, and Katzie Nations, whose ancestral lands we live, work, and teach upon.