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Shamanic Journeying Workshop

June 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Shamanic Journeying Workshop
Saturday, June 13th
$60 + tax



Join Sasha Pierce & Maya Atsiz for a special afternoon of heart journeying through the rhythmic beat of drums, where we will traverse non-ordinary realms and begin to tap into the shamanic way of perceiving, which is seeing with our hearts.

Journeying is the oldest living path of spirituality and divine revelation through ancient techniques

We will explore non-ordinary realms to commune with spirit in our own personal way.

These realms are where spirit allies exist and through journeying, we will take you into non-ordinary consciousness in order to gain insight, empowerment and healings from compassionate spirit helpers.

Everyone has a power animal, from which we draw strength and wisdom. Shamans believe these spirit allies empower us and stay with us throughout our lives to protect us.

Maya and Sasha will guide you through percussion heart journeying to the lower and upper worlds to gain familiarity and healing before we venture to the second part of our workshop where you will be led through the Lower World to meet your Power Animal.

It is vital to create a relationship with our power animal and honour the gifts it brings by showing gratitude for its support, so it remains with us throughout our lives, which we will also touch upon. We will finish the afternoon with a merging dance, where we will further integrate and embody our Power Animal and start connecting with the Medicine that it brings into our lives.

Journeys will be shared in a sacred circle to honour our individual paths and connect us together. 15% of the workshop proceeds will go to Indigenous Climate Action as an offering to indigenous landkeepers. www.indigenousclimateaction.com

What to Bring: The studio has props but you can also bring for your own comfort:

• Comfortable clothes • Water • Journal • Yoga mat • Blankets and pillows and anything for added comfort • Bandana to cover eyes ** Refrain from recreational drugs or alcohol for 24 hours


In this three-hour workshop we will:

• Open and close sacred circle and call in our spirit allies and release them with reverence and gratitude at the end of our workshop

• Talk about shamanism, core shamanism and how to adapt the concepts into our modern lifestyles through direct revelation in order to create our own personal path

• Gain an understanding of what the upper, middle and lower worlds contain and how we can access them

• Learn how to build deeper relationships with our spirit guides

• Journey to the lower and upper realms

• Retrieve our power animals

• Experience a merging dance

** Disclaimer – The information in this workshop is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is merely what I have found helpful for myself and not meant to promise any results. Holistic health covers many different aspects of an individual. There is no formula that fits all, therefore none of the suggestions mentioned should be taken as any sort of diagnosis. These are personal observations and my own opinions. Information in this workshop is meant for educational and informational purposes only, and to motivate you to make your own health care decisions based upon your own further research and in partnership with your health care provider, if that is what’s called for. The information offered should not be relied upon to determine dietary changes, a medical diagnosis, or courses of treatment.

Saturday, June 13th
$60 + tax



Maya Atsiz (Satyana Maya) is a Certified Natural Health and Shamanic Pracitioner, and a Reiki Master. Her main modality is a fusion of Reiki and Shamanic healing, which she refers to as Shamanic Reiki. She also offers Axiatonal Alignment to assist in opening blocked energetic channels. She has a BA in Art and Art History and creates Soul Portraits and Packages to help support her clients on their healing journey. She also holds new and full moon ceremonies every month to support clearing and releasing the old to make space for new manifestations in people’s lives. She has recently started teaching workshops on Shamanic journeying and power animal retrievals in order to share her insights in these realms and share the tools she has gained in order to empower others on their path.


Sasha Pierce is a shamanic and yoga practitioner. She completed a one year shamanic healing program with Medicine Circle, Daniel Leonard, in 2017, as well as Shamanic Journeying with the Spirits of Nature, Spirits of Nature Global Community Program, Healing with Spiritual Light and The Ancient Practice of Shamanic Journeying with Sandra Ingerman, 2019-2020. Sasha Pierce also completed her Komyo Reiki Shoden with Qi Belly, Paul Lara, in 2016 and 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre in 2019. Sasha Pierce is also a visual artist and her work is represented by Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles.


June 13
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Juici Yoga
826 King St. N
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4G8 Canada


Selam Debs


Always calming and nurturing always just what I need!

Erin Bowers Kiers

This woman, Selam, is an angel , walking among us. She is a teacher, a student of life,and a healer, and if you are lucky enough to be in her presence – you will know the embodiment of kindness.

Peggy McIntosh

Comfortable studio, excellent and interesting classes that change and vary. Great teachers, wonderful studio owner and teacher Selam. Also, convenient location and parking.

Martha Lobsinger

One of my favourite teachers ever! Selam is knowledgeable, passionate and very present with her students. She creates a deeply calming atmosphere, allowing me to feel completely removed from the outside world. Her love for yoga and teaching and every person that shows up to share time with her is tangible. She sets herself apart in the yoga community in significant ways.

Sarah de Poray

Selam is a wonderful teacher. I love the way she sequences a class – there are levels of difficulty and challenge that you can choose for yourself to have as hard or as relaxed a class as you’d like. She creates such a “zen” environment as well throughout the class, as well as at the end of class with the closing shavasana and essential oils, breath, and meditation. It’s just an all around excellent class and studio. I will keep coming back and have sent many friends and family members as well!

Sarah Eby

Lovely place with a talented teacher. Very clean. Great location. Will definitely be back.

Lisa Beckett

Selam has a wonderful aura of power and kindness, and it comes through in her beautiful teaching. Her studio is gorgeous with lots of natural light, easy to access, and the variety of classes and workshops offered are a great resource.

Meagan Walker
Comfortable, welcoming, and just the right amount of challenge.
Esther Wirick

I just love Selam’s classes! Her angelic voice, rhythmic sequencing, and soothing energy leave you feeling like you’ve floated away on a cloud to heaven. A smart, wise and powerful woman who advocates for everyone around her to feel truly seen.

Sarah Ann
Few people show up in my Yoga Teacher Training program as well-equipped as Selam is, with the brains and braun to take on such a life-changing challenge plus the life experience and wisdom to handle the growth we do with grace. Selam is one of those rare gems, open to what life has to offer, intelligent, capable, joyful, and a pure delight to work with and know. If you’re looking to “get the right people on your bus” as James Collins advises, work with Selam. You’ll find her professional, creative, brilliant, and connected to her passion. It’s a privilege to be part of Selam’s journey as a Certified Yoga Instructor.
“You are water to dry souls on your path, Selam Debs. I’m so grateful to have you in my life.”
Asia Nelson

I was apprehensive about my first class but the instructor was phenomenal. The environment was very welcoming. A very uplifting experience. Looking forward to my next class.

Layns Magayns

Beautiful retreat just minutes from Uptown Waterloo, a gorgeous space with a loving atmosphere, and some powerful instructors!

Asia Nelson, Founder, Yoga Teacher Training, Pranalife Yoga

Amazing studio, knowledgeable staff – great for beginners and experienced alike!

Vanessa Dickson

Selam is a true gem! Her energy immediately warms the room. It is a pleasure to learn and practice along side her!

Christine Polak

Selam speaks From the heart during her classes. A rarer quality than you might think. Her teaching is powerful yet relaxing and transformative. It’s exactly what I need to shift gears and approach the rest of my day in a new light.

Russel Jennison

Best Yoga teacher ever! Truly concerned for my well being. Also… stretches me beyond my (limiting) capacity- thank you!

Kimberley Snider

I recently joined the studio and liked my classes. One day I happened to be the only person having signed up for a morning class and Selam still showed up and conducted the class with the same interest and professionalism solely for my benefit. Thank you

Simona Pruteanu

Juici Yoga is a beautiful and nurturing studio. Your experience will go well beyond the benefits of the physical exercise of yoga, as Selam Debs, the owner, is very knowledgeable about the spiritual connections and brings that seamlessly into everyone’s practice. Truly a gift to our community.

Carolina Miranda

A gorgeous oasis, what a sweet, gentle hideaway from the busyness of everyday life. Selam is a trailblazer in our community, and brings together some of the best teachers in the area. A beautiful variety of classes from relaxing to power flow, with specialties like yoga for kids! The region’s best not-so-secret gem.

Asia Nelson

A very amazing and welcoming community! The classes have been really great and I’m glad I found a nice studio!


Best Yoga teacher ever! Truly concerned for my well being. Also… stretches me beyond my (limiting) capacity- thank you!

Kim Snider

Selam is a very compassionate teacher while guiding you through the moves and making you feel very comfortable in doing so. Challenging you to reach the best flexibility you can do at the moment and pushing you further to build your strength and endurance in all yoga positions.

Nyssa McDonald
Great variety of classes to choose from and excellent instructors.
Michelle Krug

Selam’s class is hands down transformative. Her velvety voice encourages you to sink deeper into your soul. The guidance is deliberate and effective, allowing you to feel safe as you explore your own body. I feel completely at peace.

Sarah Kraatz

The instructors are amazing! love all the classes I attend here!

Pat Collins

My boys attended the yoga camp and fell in love. It’s been a week and they are still talking about it. It was a great mix of yoga, adventure, art and mindfulness. Thank you to all the instructors for leaving such a lasting impression.

Stacey Koch

Welcoming and safe space, bringing our community the best yoga has to offer. If you haven’t been yet and are curious to try – go.

Shareefa Sayani

Selam is a true gem! Her energy immediately warms the room. It is a pleasure to learn and practice along side her!

Cathy Benjamin

Fabulous Fearless Leader, Selam Debs is introducing he community to a wide range of practice, and events.

Peggy McIntosh

Clean, fresh facility. Friendly staff. Knowledge instructor.

Martyna Kapouranis
“Recently widowed, my mother was living alone for the first time in her life and experiencing a lot of anxiety in the evenings. I came from Texas for a visit and a friend recommended Selam for private in-home yoga lessons for my mom and me.My mom had never done yoga, and the prospect of her sitting still long enough to learn the basics was daunting. My hope was that she might learn some tools to calm her mind and not be so anxious when it was quiet… I scheduled six consecutive sessions and before the end of the first one, we had a breakthrough. Selam helped my mom connect with powerful emotions in a nurturing environment: we laughed, we cried, we stretched. Selam is perceptive, compassionate and generous. The impact of our time together persists and I’m grateful we found her.”
Barb Armstrong

The environment is so conducive to a positive yoga experience, serene, inviting, nourishing to the senses.

Julie Tonin

Selam is absolutely amazing and a joy to be around. I’m spending the weekend with her at a yoga retreat and our conversations and yoga time together has been an absolute joy. I will definitely be visiting her studio when I’m in the Kitchener area next.

Nicolle Boodram

This studio and it’s incredible owner are truly committed to building and sustaining community and individual growth.

Tara Kachroo

Selam and her studio Juici Yoga offer an immediate sense of peace and calm as soon as you walk through the door. Her kindness and passion for her practice shine through in each class which is thoughtfully and intentionally planned to meet her students where they are, from the movements to the cues she gives.

Lindsay Egan

Before I knew anyone at the studio, I already felt like a Part of the community because of the welcoming teachers! Every class I’ve taken leaves me feeling rejuvenated, grounded and centred.

Sarah Michelle
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