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Sarah Jeanne Kinsley
Buddhist Meditation at Shangrila Yoga
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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.


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Meet Sarah Jeanne


Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #13472, SETM Practitioner, BA (Hons.), BEd, MEd (Counselling), E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP 

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 Kinsley (she/her/hers*) is a granddaughter, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin, friend, therapist, facilitator, consultant, and learner. She is grateful to live and learn on Turtle Island, home to many nations who continue to steward the land, air, and water. She currently dwells on the land of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lunaapeekwak, and Chonnonton Peoples, at the forks of the Deshkan Ziibi (Antler River). 


Sarah is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and holds a MEd in Counselling from the University of Victoria, a BEd in Education from Queen’s University and a BA (Hons) in Indigenous Studies from Trent University. She is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SETM) certified through the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute.


Sarah is a graduate of the two-year Community Meditation Teacher training through Truth North Insight and is currently a candidate in the Buddhist Chaplaincy program at Upaya Institute and Zen Center.


Currently, Sarah teaches in certificates in Mindfulness-based programs The University of Toronto. She accompanies people in individual counselling through First Nations Health Authority and in private practice focusing on Somatic Experiencing. Sarah co-designs and co-facilitates a 100-hour Yoga Teacher Training: Trauma Informed Practice: on and off the mat. In addition, she is honoured to be part of a research study at SickKids® Foundation offering MARS-A (Mindful Awareness and Resilience Skills for Adolescents) to youth. One of her passions is sharing mindful movement in-person at Shangrila Yoga weekly.


Sarah has extensive training in Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).  Sarah completed a year-long training in MBCT facilitation and the Advance Teacher Training at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies. Currently, she shares this 8-week program at British Columbia for Living Mindfully (BCALM), The Alberta Mindfulness Association (AMA), and The Mindfulness and Health Institute (MHI) associated with Mindfulness Center at Brown University.


Sarah is a registered Yoga teacher for adults and children (E-RYT 500, RCYT).  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, Yoga in Your School, and Yin Yoga training with Carly Forest. She has studied Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) with David Emerson and Nicola Mosley. She is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACAP®). She is the author of Yoga Therapy: Ancient Therapy for Today’s Body, Mind and Spirit, a textbook chapter used in counselling education programs throughout North America.


Previously, she was primary school educator and the key instructor and co-coordinator for the graduate certificate in Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL) at The University of the Fraser Valley She also helped develop and facilitated the Integrated Mindfulness Certificate at Royal Roads University (RRU) for years.

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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