Sarah Kinsley



Sarah is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner registered with the BCACC.

Mindful Counselling

Sarah offers trainings and workshops including MBCT groups and Trauma Informed Yoga Trainings.


Sarah offers consulting and curricula development services for a variety of Non
Profit Organizations, businesses, colleges and universities.


A section dedicated to all the people, places and teachings that have inspired
Sarah in her life work.


About Sarah


Registered Clinical Counsellor # 13472, BA (Hons.), BEd (Primary),

MEd (counselling psychology), E-RYT 500, RCYT

I am only one, but I am one.

I cannot do everything, but I can do something.

And, I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.

-Edward Everett Hale

Sarah (she/her/hers*) is a granddaughter, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, friend and student.  She is grateful to live and learn on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen (Esquimalt and Songhees) and W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples on the beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Sarah holds a degree in Indigenous Studies and has had the privilege to train with Indigenous Elders and Traditional Indigenous Knowledge (TEK) holders in the field of healing within Canada and abroad.  


Sarah holds a BEd in Primary Education from Queen’s University. She has been a primary school teacher and a Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT) in Ontario and abroad.  Currently, she teaches in the Integrated Mindfulness Certificate at Royal Roads University and Foundations of Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate at The University of Toronto.  


Sarah holds a MEd in counselling from the University of Victoria. She serves as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SETM Practitioner) in private practice. She has been a therapist at SȾÁUTW/Tsawout First Nation, where she offered individual and group therapy. Recently, she was a counsellor and Trauma-Informed Yoga facilitator at Bridges for Women Society, where she completed a 3-year training in Somatic Experiencing®.  She has extensive training in Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Sarah completed a year-long training in MBCT facilitation at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies.  


Sarah is a registered Yoga teacher for adults and children (E-RYT 500, RCYT) and enjoys teaching weekly classes and Trauma-informed trainings.  She has completed four Yoga Teacher Training courses and has studied with various schools in North America and Asia; such as, Yoga Vidya Gurukul: Institute for Research and Education in Yoga, The Sanada Devi School of Yoga, and Yoga in Your School.  Most recently, she has studied Trauma Sensitive Yoga with David Emerson and Bessel van der Kolk. Sarah is the author of Yoga Therapy: Ancient Therapy for Today’s Body, Mind and Spirit, a textbook chapter used in counselling programs throughout North America.  


Before moving to Victoria, Sarah taught MBCT courses at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies while teaching and coordinating the Embodied Mind stream in the Certificate of Applied Mindfulness Studies at the University of Toronto.  Previously, Sarah provided counselling services at Native Child and Family Services of Toronto and was a senior facilitator at Mindfulness Without Borders.


Sarah extends deep gratitude to all her family, friends, mentors and teachers, including the Earth that schools her in the natural ways daily.

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Victoria, BC
250 216 9654


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