Soulskin Journeys

Bio

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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.

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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 is a student of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ via the Archetypal and Cross Cultural Studies Institute, and has also found guidance from the School of Lost Borders, Animas Valley Institute + Soulcraft practices, Dr. Sharon Blackie, Dr. Daniel Foor, Christina Pratt, The Work That Reconnects, Dr. Malidoma Somé, Sandra Ingerman, Dr. Mary Muller Shutan, 8 Shields, Deb Matlock, and so many more inspiring humans living, writing, and speaking their gift.

Yasmin’s personal story and the origins of Soulskin Journeys can be found on the “About” page.


Selina Borquez, Assistant Guide

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Hi, I am Selina and I offer hands on bodywork, and body centered inquiry with an animist lens. My work is unique in its approach to our more than human family, utilizing these relationships as a doorway into deeper work/questions. Where is my place? How do I experience belonging and how to I cultivate community while celebrating my sovereignty. Ive had the privilege of practicing bodywork/massage for 15 years, owning and operating my own private practice, as well as working from Colorado to Mexico. Integrative massage steeped in Somatic Psychotherapy and Engaged Somatics. My skill and gift lies in listening to the wisdom/guidance of each unique nervous system, to arrive at a place of deep restoration/relaxation.

Much of my TA work revolves around ceremonial rites of passage work that honors and acknowledges the stages of life that highlight human maturation and thriving. The foundation and framework is informed by Somatics/Human Development and Attachment (Annie Brook), Ancestral Medicine and Animism (Daniel Foor), Animus Valley Institute (Bill Plotkin) as well as my own personal practice over that last 10 years in indigenous wisdom- sweat lodge and vision questing.

I am honored to have had the opportunity to study under and serve many gifted and skilled teachers, both human and other than human