meet our team
Hello! I'm Michael, and I am the founder of Sadhana Shakti. My spiritual journey began fairly early in life. I was eight or nine years old when I first started to meditate, even though I wasn't aware that was what I was doing. I just knew that, when I was in bed at night, if I lay as still as I could, I would begin to feel a 'floaty' sensation, and my body would begin to 'buzz'.
I practiced this off and on throughout my youth and into my young adult years, learning that I could achieve the same feelings, and at times even stronger feelings, if I stayed quiet and still while sitting with my legs crossed. For many years, I would often head into the wooded hills around my parents home after school to find a quiet place to sit; some days sitting for an hour or more.
Years later, I was introduced to my first guru, Steven. Before founding the Self Awareness Institute, Steven studied with some of the most powerful gurus, shaman, and spiritual leaders in the world. He taught me the fundamentals of both Kundalini and Shaktipat meditation philosophies, and helped awaken my Kundalini energy.
I studied with Steven for several years, graduating from his Advanced Course in 2004, and continued studying until I was able to become a Certified Mindfulness, Meditation and Wellness Coach, nearly fifteen years later. I have since used these techniques to help dozens of people find their purpose, raise their calibrated state of consciousness, release themselves from emotional trauma and past fears, and to awaken their kundalini.
In addition to my studies with the Self Awareness Institute, I was also trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming through the Academy of Influence, and was employed through that organization as an NLP Coach. In that capacity, I worked with dozens of people, most of whom were in sales or sales-related jobs, helping them overcome their fears and drive not only their business but their lives further than they imagined possible.
Learning all of these skills at the same time, and particularly at that time of my life, truly saved me. It created a scenario where I was no longer able to play small, to hide behind my perceived weakness, or to accept 'just getting by' any more. Since I embarked on this journy in 2004, I have fought hard to recreate myself, to shine a light into every dark corner, remove every barrier, and accept my true calling - to work with people just like you. Using the combined skills that I have practiced over and over again in my own life, I know I can help you find the freedom to live your own life unapologetically, unhindered, and unafraid.
As a lifelong learner, I have never stopped studying, especially when it comes to the mysteries of life. I love learning how the mind works, how our conscious and subconscious brains operate. And I have been diving in with reckless abandon when it comes to the subject of gut health, which many doctors now admit should be labeled as our 'second brain'.
This has lead me to undertake studies to become a Master Herbalist, as well as a practitioner of Ayurveda. I am also studying the Bhagavad Gita, the Tao te Ching, the Yoga Sutras, and several other iconic spiritual texts.
What does all of this mean for you? Well, as a client of Sadhana Shakti, you can rest assured that you will always have the most relevant and recent information available to you. I am also committed to living what I teach.
If I hear about a new modality, or read about some new technique designed to help people reclaim their lives, I try them first! If they don't work for me, or if I don't fully approve of the methodology, you won't hear me talking about it.
Let's face it. We're dealing with your life. You are trusting me to help you move beyond situations, emotions, and past traumas that are preventing you from living your life to the fullest, or manifesting your dreams. And, after all, isn't that what you deserve?
Yeah, I think so too.
I’m Lynn! I’m an anime loving, beach bumming, taco noming, Spiritual Life Coach! I live right outside of Montreal Canada, in a suburb named Chateauguay. When I’m not practicing Reiki or Life Coaching, you can usually find me curled up on the sofa with a good spiritual book, meditating, or just vegging out on anime.
I’m so excited to share my light with you and absolutely thrilled that you’re here to get to know me! After years of searching, I have found what my purpose on this beautiful planet is – and that’s to help women who are ready to make shift happen, overcome limiting beliefs, release negative self-doubt, and design a life filled with light & purpose.
Abuse, divorce, depression, infertility, drug-addiction, and low self-esteem. My life had no shortage of any of these. I overcame these roadblocks by doing a complete transformation on my mindset, and now I want to share this with you, so you can live a light filled life too!
I used to always feel like I was alone and so I was constantly searching for a place where I could belong. This need to fit in is what always got me to try new things, good and bad. After a life changing experience at the age of 26, I overcame my drug addiction, moved half way across the country, and started fresh in a place where I knew no one. I turned my life around and I was able to hold down a stable job for the first time in my life. I was clean, I had a career, I was even paying my bills on time! I was doing all the things that I was “supposed” to do, checking off all the boxes, so why did I still feel like I didn’t fit in? Why did I still feel empty?
I started to get angry at the world. I felt empty and unfulfilled inside. I always had the question “is this all there is to life?”. Unable to see past the reality I was living, I turned into a ball of negative energy and self-talk. I walked around with a chip on my shoulder and I felt like I was a shell of a person. I didn’t know what I was living for anymore… Bills? A job I was starting to dislike? Pleasing people? What was my purpose?
During my journey of self-discovery, I was met with a wall of self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and self sabotage. I remember always thinking “what makes you so special?” and “you can’t do this, just settle for what you have”. My thoughts were ruthless and unforgiving. There were many times I almost gave up on trying to find my purpose. There were many times I was just going to keep doing what I was doing and wait to retire from a job that drained me every day. I was 30 years old and already thinking about retirement.
One day I went for my first Reiki session, and after that session, I felt so light and calm. I couldn’t remember the last time I felt this at peace. Everything, yet nothing made sense all at the same time. One thing was for sure though. I have been living my entire life in misalignment. The life I built, was someone else’s dream. I have been walking the path of what the world says is right, and never stopped to listen to my own soul. This is what jump-started my spiritual journey and I started reading hoards of books on the unconscious mind, Buddhism, Moonology, and so much more. I started to open up to the universe and a message came through in the form of a Instagram quote (haha). “If you want to find your purpose in life, find your wound”.
The light bulb went off instantly. After years of anger and emptiness, I realized what I meant to do…
I always had the nudging feeling in my gut that I was here to help people and make changes in their lives. I originally went to university to study psychology, but half way through my undergrad I switched into business because I didn’t believe in myself. I felt like I was too troubled, so had no right to help others.
After years of searching for a life that was meaningful, I realized that the answer was right there and I was just unable to see it. I have been walking around with my eyes closed and shut myself off from the world. But once I opened up, listened to my soul and heard what it ached for, I found my purpose!
I found my “why”! The universe showed me that my past and my journey was a gift to share with others. I am not just a Coach. I am a Spiritual Life Coach who was in the trenches and who got out of the turmoil. I am someone who can relate to you and what you’re going through. With the powerful techniques of NLP, combined with energetic spiritual practices, I am here to help women shift from feeling stuck & powerless, to lit the F up. 🔥