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Ancient practices for modern living

Kirsty Inglis

Approach

Kirsty’s unique approach to healing blends somatic therapy with shamanic practice. Kirsty firmly believes that the human body knows exactly what it needs to do to restore itself to balance and optimal health. Kirsty supports her clients in connecting to their innate wisdom so that they can remember how to recognize and act upon the cues from their body. Through this process clients create the internal environment that they need to achieve their health goals and, in doing so, become their own best healers. This approach is also hugely nourishing for people on a personal growth path who are seeking to expand their spiritual repertoire

Background

After an early career working as an economist Kirsty became severely disabled as a result of late stage Lyme disease. Her descent into disability left her non-functional as a human being. After finding that Western medicine was unable to help, she slowly – and somewhat reluctantly – opened up to a broader understanding of what medicine truly is. She started replacing pharmaceuticals with plant-based medicines and later she learned to act upon the internal messaging she was receiving about what her body needed to heal itself. Supported by a wonderful team of medical and alternative practitioners she underwent a miraculous transformation. From being bedbound and severely cognitively impaired, Kirsty became 100% well and medication-free within two years. In this time Kirsty learned not only how to heal herself but also how to guide others through their own healing

 

Since her remarkable recovery, Kirsty’s knowledge has been strengthened by working with traditional healers in Latin and North America and through quiet contemplation and connection to nature

Focus

Kirsty works with individuals and groups to foster physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Kirsty has a varied range of clients – from those looking for something more from their lives to people living with significant health challenges


Many of Kirsty’s clients are children and adults who are experiencing complex chronic illness. Her client's conditions include: late stage Lyme disease, chronic fatigue (ME), multiple sclerosis, autism, anxiety, insomnia, cancer, addictions and substance misuse problems, people who have experienced abuse or intergenerational trauma, people with depression and mental health problems. Kirsty also works with a large number of military veterans experiencing PTSD and related conditions

An Introduction to shamanic practice

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Shamanic practice means a lot of different things and varies widely between practitioners. In essence it provides a way for you to harness your body’s wisdom and to deeply connect with your intuitive knowledge about what you need to do to live in a way that feels good to you. If you are actively engaged in the management of your health but you have not yet achieved your health goals, you may find that shamanic practice is a beautiful addition to your existing healthcare regime. This approach may be particularly helpful if you:

  • Are looking for a strengths-based approach to physical, mental, emotional or spiritual wellness that does not focus on diagnoses
  • Would like to create new habits and behaviours that will help you to thrive
  • Are contemplating a new direction or major life transition, including for those approaching the end of life


Kirsty’s unique approach, with its strong somatic focus, speaks directly to the importance of people taking ownership of their own journey and creating supportive teams of Western and alternative healthcare providers to help guide them on their path to total wellness

Services

Individual healing sessions

Individual healing sessions

Individual healing sessions

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Depending on your needs, an individual session with Kirsty may:

  • Work directly with your body’s bioelectrical system to identify, heal and release anything – including unexpressed emotions or trauma – that may be distracting your body from functioning optimally
  • Teach you how to connect with your internal compass to identify and release the pyscho-emotional roots of ill health 


The goal is to harness your innate wisdom to align your experience today with your vision for the future

Shamanic journeys

Individual healing sessions

Individual healing sessions

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In this guided meditation you will be supported in cultivating access to your internal guidance. Whether you are interested in working on a particular issue, or simply in expanding your spiritual repertoire, you will be held in an energetically nourishing space to explore your inner landscape


Kirsty hosts shamanic journeys for individuals and groups across North America and Europe. For information on journeys in your area please get in touch and be sure to mention your location


Regular journeys are held in Victoria, BC on the last Thursday of each month

Workshops and Coaching

Individual healing sessions

Workshops and Coaching

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Current workshop offerings include:

  • Learning the language of your body: An introduction to shamanic practice
  • Learning the language of your body: Embracing wellness for people with chronic illness
  • Mapping the landscape within: A guide to expanding your shamanic practice


Kirsty provides a mentoring service offering individualized coaching for people as they actively embrace and move into new ways of being

Gratitude

As a settler based in Victoria BC, Kirsty humbly and gratefully acknowledges the people and ancestors of the First Nations of Vancouver Island. In particular she is grateful to the Lekwungen peoples of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ Nations for their grace in allowing her to live and work on their land. For information on special services for First Nations and Indigenous individuals and groups please get in touch


Kirsty is grateful to her clients for the trust they choose to place in her as they share this part of their life’s journey with her


Kirsty gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the many teachers who have shared their time and wisdom with her


Contact

Make an Appointment

Appointments are available in person and by phone


yes@ayniwest.ca


Testimonials

Medical Doctor, WA

“I had the wonderful opportunity to start working with Kirsty during a very difficult time in my life. I had lost both of my parents in the span of 6 months and the situation around their deaths was very complicated. Once all the stress and suffering was over for them I was left in a very numb and disconnected state. While this was to be expected, I didn’t recognize how this was affecting me physically and emotionally. Kirsty was able to dive into my world and help me unravel all the tangled messes that I had accumulated throughout my lifetime. She had found a “lifetime of tears unshed.” She helped me understand by allowing myself to truly grieve the losses I had experienced, I could finally release the hold they had on my body and move on. Kirsty was able to clear a path for me to do this in the most gentle and loving way. I had accomplished more in those 2 sessions than I had in any other type of therapeutic work. In addition to myself, she has helped many of my patients who are chronically ill uncover the root sources of their illnesses. Her work augments and enhances any traditional medical treatment. I recommend Kirsty to anyone wanting to live their best possible life.” 

James, ON

“I’d never really met a Shaman before and so I never expected one could entirely change my world. I was in a dark place for many reasons and I was beginning to lose myself. I don’t pretend to understand the power Kirsty is tapped into, but I do know that it is universal and profound. Through Kirsty’s healing sessions and kind words and insightful wisdom the darkness that once had its hooks so deeply in me was gently replaced with love and light. Love and light is the pathway I now choose

to walk. I owe that to Kirsty and to my daughter who introduced us in the first place.” 

Jane, BC

“ "The future depends on what you do today, 

so be the change you want to see in the world." Ghandi. 


I feel less prone to my alcohol addiction (and my addictive nature in general) and more able to feel less helpless.  Wow.  Wasn't even that aware of these things about me until Kirsty gave me the guidance and tools to see them.  Knowledge is power for sure.” 

Carmen, WA

“I met Kirsty when I was in a serious health crisis. I had been struggling with Lyme disease for ten years, along with various other types of coinfections, metal toxicity, body pain, and chronic fatigue. Kirsty not only helped me understand the root of many (if not all) of my ailments, she also helped me detox a great deal of this unhelpful energy out. She brought a clarity and an understanding to my system that allowed me to partake in the shifting of chronic illness into a more peaceful and healing state. She taught me how to find the wisdom in the suffering and how to learn from and listen to the challenges that present themselves in my life in order to shift the experiences and grow from them. She taught me how to tune into my own system and trust myself to find the answers I’d been searching for externally. Kirsty has illuminated a beauty and a power that exists within the human consciousness, and her lessons have been the greatest blessing and most profound form of healing I have ever experienced to this day.” 

Teresa, MEX

“Al principio estaba un poco dudosa con un chamán blanco pero cuando Kirsty me dio la primer sesión me dí cuenta de su vasto conocimiento ancestral y de sabiduría indígena. No únicamente me ha ayudado con el dolor que sufría físicamente en mi rodilla y codo sino que también lo ha  hecho en el plano espiritual con traumas y miedos que me impedían seguir adelante y no tenía idea o manera de cómo curar. Kirsty me ha enseñado otra forma de vivir gracias a la compasión y generosidad con que lleva a cabo su trabajo. Me alegra tanto haberla encontrado sin antes mencionar que habla perfecto español.” 

Courtney, BC

“I was offered a session with Kirsty as a gift and it was priceless. I'm a veteran with PTSD and trusting people doesn't come easy to me sometimes. Her presence is instantaneously grounding... Like a living breathing sedative. I felt safe and supported in every breath. I've done all kinds of therapies on my healing path and return to function and working with this healer was so incredibly different than anything I've ever tried before. If you're stuck and you need something to shift from within, go to her for help. She's really good at what she does."

Elaine, BC

“On hearing that Kirsty had healed herself of Lyme disease after a long and arduous journey through body, mind, and spirit work, I decided to once again embark on my own healing through another avenue, a shamanic approach.  In the past thirty-five years, I had endeavored to return to my original healthy state of being.  I had depleted my resources of eastern medicine, western medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture, drugs, meditation....and finally, I simply became resigned that this was my life path.  To be constantly unwell, unfit, filled with guilt over being a burden to my husband, I was resigned to being exhausted and depressed.  But, something inside me never wanted to give up and so I approached Kirsty and, from our first session in March 2019, until the present day we have together uncovered treasure!  Kirsty takes us on a magical carpet ride whereupon we are able to see ourselves clearly and assist our body in its recovery.


Kirsty has a soft, intelligent compassion which is immediately calming and instills trust.  I am now excited about my present and my future and I feel more in control than I ever have felt about my life and my body.


My natural state of joy has returned and I intend to continue this wonderful work with her as I grow into the person I was always meant to be.”

Alex, BC

"I received my first session from Kirsty a few days before I went in for surgery.  Our session not only strengthened and prepared my body to handle the surgery extremely well, but also gave me insight into the purpose the surgery served on my spiritual journey and the messages my body was communicating to me through the process. 


My recovery went very smoothly, and I have no doubt that it was significantly less painful and stressful than it would have been if I hadn't received that session from Kirsty. She is an amazing energy healer, and I've continued to work with her ever since.  I'm so grateful for her intuitive insight and the profound shamanic healing she provides. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a healer who is skillful at addressing physical and emotional issues on an energetic level." 

Brenda, UK

"I had a healing from Kirsty when I was absolutely at my wit's end. I had picked up something which was playing with my mental wellbeing and driving me to distraction. Kirsty adeptly and firmly removed it such that I felt instant relief, she also built in protections and empowered me to be able to ensure that I didn't get into this state again. This really reinforced that Kirsty had my very best interests at heart and was delivering a healing that would benefit me for a very long time - and this has proved to be the case. Kirsty also took care to feed back to me in a very compassionate way her findings so I could make informed choices as to my life. I would recommend a healing with Kirsty for anyone as she has the resources to bring you a transformational healing."

Jessica and Connor, NC

“As a couple who have been dealing with complex chronic illnesses for more than a decade combined, we have found that the strengthening of our spirits have been the foundation of our healing journey. No matter what we did physically, we continued to suffer emotionally and mentally. We believe this was due to the traumatic experience of being chronically ill for such a long time. It's inevitable that at some point along our journey, we developed PTSD and according to our doctors, this is exactly what happens when a person becomes sick for such an extended amount of time. The human brain can only tolerate so much - the same goes for our hearts and spirits. 


Then we met Kirsty. She opened our eyes, minds and hearts to true healing from within. We honestly don't believe now, that you can heal 100% without healing your spirit on an emotional level. Because no matter how much you "treat" and try to "fix" your body physically - with holistic treatments, supplements, herbs, and even pharmaceutical drugs, etc. - the trauma of it all is still trapped inside. Kirsty taught us to listen to our bodies. The funny thing is, we didn't even know our bodies were speaking to us! We thank God for Kirsty. She guided us through an empowering and beautiful journey, where we learned about ourselves. And she supported us while we unravelled the chaos and emotional upheaval and exhaustion we often felt.


If you are seeking healing from within that translates to healing on every level, Kirsty is the perfect guide, friend, teacher and spiritual coach that you could ask for. We are so grateful for her incredible gifts, guidance and insight. Thank you so much, Kirsty. From the bottom of our hearts, we love you immensely.” 

Amelia, BC

"I have had the immense pleasure of working with Kirsty over many years in various settings, from mentorship to healing sessions for specific issues and symptoms. Kirsty’s gentle, calm and knowledgeable guidance have been paramount in my holistic growth and healing. I have been impressed with Kirsty’s ability to support my growth while maintaining a high standard of ethical guidelines that value consent. Kirsty emanates genuine compassion for whatever imbalance I may be having and has been imperative to offering me insight into my own innate healing capabilities. With Kirsty’s expertise I have become more aligned and in balance with my mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of myself. Kirsty has had many years of training from shamanic practitioners and masters from around the world and her skills and gifts, along with her own wisdom, has helped to guide me and provide me with focus on my own journey to complete wellness.  I would highly recommend Kirsty’s client-centered approach for anyone seeking insight, balance, and holistic healing. I look forward to continuing my work with Kirsty virtually and in person."

Sara, ON

“When I first met Kirsty, I wasn’t happy with my life or my health. I stopped getting my periods more then a year prior to our first appointment, and I was struggling with feeling as though I had lost myself entirely. Within one week of our first appointment, I had not only started my cycle again (something that my doctors seemed to fall short on in their ability to either help or comprehend what was going on), I began to feel a deeper connection to my true self- I had started to feel aligned within my own being and my own life. I began to understand the “whys” of things deemed inexplicable by western doctors, and I had begun to experience empowerment through this deeper level of connection Kirsty had introduced to me. She is the most incredible seer, teacher, and guide, and without her my life would be vastly less magical and harmonious. I will forever be grateful of Kirsty for the illumination and growth she has brought into my life.”