Yasmin Suarez Shaddox shares her inner flame to illuminate the essence of others . She is alight with wonder and is innately attuned to natural rhythms; this way of being permeates all she touches.
In her powerfully transformative Soulskin Journeys, Yasmin kindles the soul essence of those who attend. Carrying the wisdom of fire, she sees in the darkness the truth within. Heralded as a compassionate guide, her work expands, centers, and propels others into the heart of their wild radiance, and invites them to walk in their inherent wholeness and truth.
Yasmin inspires us to be in sacred reciprocity with the earth, and all life seen and unseen. A devotee to Mystery, Yasmin brings her gift of trust in the unknown we face every day.
Yasmin (She/Her) grew up in the chaparral and coastal sage scrub hills of San Diego, California (Kumeyaay territory). Later, she was claimed by the mountains and lives in Colorado, (Arapahoe, Cheyenne and Ute territories), with her husband, two children, their dog, and a diverse array of Wild Ones. Growing up with multicultural Mexican (paternal) + Irish/Scottish (maternal) roots were foundational in her gift of navigating life between worlds, which has been a capacity interwoven with her experience as a Woman, Mother, Partner, and guide.
Yasmin has worked as a teacher bringing environmental studies and connection to inner city youth; taught environmental field studies programs from Chile to the Rocky Mountains, led family nature clubs; and facilitated womxn’s retreats. Her educational degrees include a B.S. in Anthropology + Environmental Studies, Elementary Education, M.S. Science Education, and she is a Wilderness First Responder. Yasmin is a devout apprentice to the wild, and her mentors and teachers are primarily her more-than-human guides and ancestors. She also finds guidance from School of Lost Borders, Animas Valley Institute + Soulcraft practices, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Dr. Sharon Blackie, Dr. Daniel Foor, Christina Pratt, The Work That Reconnects, Dr. Mary Muller Shutan, 8 Shields, Dr. Malidoma Somé, Deb Matlock, and so many more inspiring humans she living, writing, and speaking their gift.
Yasmin’s personal story and the origins of Soulskin Journeys can be found on the “About” page.