Hello! I'm Michael, and I am the originator of Sadhana Shakti. My spiritual journey began fairly early in life. I was eight or nine years old when I first started to meditate, though I wasn't aware what I was doing. I just knew that if I lay as still as I could, I would 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 head into the wooded hills around my parents home after school, find a quiet place, and sit.
Years later, I was introduced to Steven at 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 Kundalini and Shaktipat meditation, and helped awaken my Kundalini.
I have studied with Steven for over fifteen years now, and have progressed through his various courses. In 2004, I graduated from his Advanced Course, and fifteen years later, was able to qualify and become a Certified Mindfulness, Meditation and Wellness Coach. I have since used these techniques to help dozens of people find their purpose, raise their calibrated state of consciousness, and release themselves from stored up emotional trauma and past fears. I've also had the chance to help awaken kundalini for hundreds of other individuals through in-person and online meditation events.
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-related jobs, helping them overcome their fears and drive their business and lives further than they imagined.
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 journey, I have fought hard to recreate myself, shine a light into every dark corner, remove every barrier, and accept my true calling. Using the skills that I have practiced, 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 obtain a certificate as a Reiki Master, as well as to undertake studies and become a Master Herbalist. I am now enrolled to become a practitioner of Ayurveda. I am also studying the Bhagavad Gita, the Tao te Ching, the Yoga Sutras, and several other iconic spiritual texts. My thirst for knowledge and learning never seems to be filled, and I'm constantly on the hunt for more.
What does all of this mean for you? Well, as a client, you can rest assured you will always have the most relevant information.
I am also committed to integrating all of this knowledge into my own life. When I hear of a new modality, or read about a 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 have preventing you from living your life to the fullest. They may even be keeping you from manifesting your dreams! Isn't finding the freedom from all of that what you deserve?
Yeah, I think so too. That's why I don't use a 'cookie cutter' approach. There's no scheduled process that I will ask you to follow. There's no curriculum that needs to be adhered to, and no 'this is the way I do things' approach. I always meet people at whatever point they are on their journey. That's where we start. Where we end up is determined solely by your willingness to see yourself for who you were born to be
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 always felt like I was alone and was constantly searching for a place where I could belong. This need to fit in is what got me to try new things. 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. 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. ?