“Yasmin is a gifted tracker—a deep seer with an incredible ability to meet your Soul. Her skill, gaze, deep listening, and grandmother-like wisdom are each a profound gift. She is wise in the ways of the earth, a gentle but powerful initiatory guide, and a profound space holder. Yasmin’s work is an invitation into a deep remembering of who you are, where you come from, and how you belong. She is intimately connected with the more than human world and serves as a bridge between the seen and the Unseen, the known and the unknown. If you have the blessing to work with Yasmin, she will take you under her wing. She will not give you the answers, solve any problems, or keep you from falling if you need to fall, but she will invite you into an intimate relationship with your inner knowing, the parts of you who know and trust the way.” - Sweigh Emily Spilkin www.ThresholdsHealing.com
"Wow! Yasmin is truly a wild woman healer! She is deeply connected to her own wisdom and discernment while channeling fierce truth, insight and love from beyond. She creates and holds ceremonial space from a place of deep listening, connection, honor, insight and awe. She is one who has come into the world to support the healing of the earth, the humans and the planet. I have the utmost trust and respect for Yasmin and the integrity and potency of the space she holds." -Katie Asmus www.namastehealers.com
Yasmin’s connection with the Earth and her rhythms is profound and inspiring. Through this deep connection she has a unique ability to connect in with you, to truly see you and understand your own unique gifts. In this way she has helped me own and reclaim my own sovereignty. She is a powerful, grounded, authentic, loving, soulful seer. Yasmin truly walks the walk and we are all better for it! ” — M.D., Denver Co
“Yasmin is a total badass rockstar when it comes to language-ing the soul and her relationship with the unseen world is palpable. Connecting, relating, and spellbinding you with versions of your own story are all part of her domain. She picks up the golden threads that you’ve left behind or disregarded and weaves a mythical narrative that- amazingly- you recognize as your own. Yasmin has a keen ability to pay attention to what you are saying and simultaneously translate it into the language of soul, stitching mystery and magic into her reflections. With warmth, depth, and generosity, Yasmin meets you where you are and engages the parts of you that long for a deeper recognition. She is a beautiful witness and soul tender and a powerful space holder. You will love your work with Yasmin!” — J.L., Boulder, Co
“Soulskin Circle breathed life back into a spirit that had felt withered and lost for some time. I re-discovered a power within myself that I had long ago lost, and a support from spiritual guides that had previously been inaccessible by me. Unlike other “retreats” where I had an enlightening experience, but then returned to the “real” world, I instead underwent a literal transformation that penetrated my soul and has become part of me, serving as a daily guide. As a result, I have returned to my life outside the Soulskin Circle more alive and grounded. I heartily recommend giving yourself over to your own powerful and unique Soulskin Journey experience. What lies within you that is aching to be discovered…or rediscovered?” — L.B. Morrison, CO
"Soulskin is what the world needs now, more than ever. You are invited to discover your true, ancestral nature and find deep healing while being held by a group of beautiful, empowered women. Yasmin guides you through a profound journey to find your essence, heal your relationship with yourself, deeply connect with nature and come alive into the truest expression of yourself. During my journey, I felt I found my truth and my path, and am now able to look at life with fresh eyes and a renewed sense of self. I left feeling more connected, with deep, new found appreciation for the world around us. Soulskin changed my life forever. I am eternally grateful for this experience and the opportunity to share in Yasmin's precious gift." - LL, Lyons, Co
“If you are seeking a deep dive within, a resetting of your internal compass, and an infusion of incomparable tender loving care by THE MOST amazing mentors and caregivers, I cannot recommend Soulskin Journeys enough. Your spirit will be free to roam and explore the wild lands above Lyons while your body is nurtured with healing touch, nourishing food and transcendent guidance. As you travel the four directions, traverse the dreamtime, and commune in wholehearted sisterhood with your fellow journeyers, you will be led closer and closer to your truest, most authentic self, releasing old stories, roles and disguises; reclaiming your intrinsic sovereignty; and realigning your earth walk with your unique soulskin.” - MHH, Lyons, Co
"Soulskin gave birth to a pivotal moment in my life; a moment where I made a conscious choice to stop letting life simply happen to me from a timid, fearful, even childish place, and start to dig into those uncomfortable, not so pretty, and repressed depths of my soul and FEEL and RELEASE with utter bravery. Gaining the courage to GO THERE with full and loving support from my sisters was the sweet nectar that drew forth a new version of myself. The richness of Soulskin was more vast than I could have imagined. It has been THE MOST profound, provoking, and awakening experience I have ever had. I have been truly inspired to take the fruits of my Soulskin experience out into the world, to continue this soul work, further uncover my unique and special gifts, and share them with the world." - SD Lyons, Co
“I recommend this to those wanting to delve deeper into themselves, to reconnect with their essence, to share space with amazing and inspiring women, and be reminded of the importance of sisterhood. I think I was crying within 10 seconds at our first circle, and consistently cried on and off quite regularly throughout the entire weekend. They were not tears of sadness, but rather tears of gratitude for instantly feeling like I was part of something that felt beautiful, fulfilling, meaningful and REAL. I felt as if every moment I was peeling away layers of stuff that has served to cloud my soul, my essence. I felt at times like I was bubbling over with joy. The experience pushed me in areas where I was uncomfortable, exposed my insecurities, challenged my notions of myself, and life- all in a safe, comfortable and embracing environment. I was able to let go of most of the labels and judgements I had given myself and just melt into the experience. I left feeling a much deeper connection with myself and thus a much deeper connection to others.” — A.C., Fort Collins, Co
“I was very hesitant to attend a soulskin journey as I am very uncomfortable sharing feelings in a group setting. But, I felt a strong calling to attend, and am so deeply thankful that I did. It is not to say that I didn’t meet with some internal resistance during parts of the journey that required sharing vulnerabilities, but the bravery, honesty and compassion that emerged from the group was contagious. I left the journey feeling that I satiated the yearnings that had been continually lingering under the surface of my too busy life. And for the first time in a long while, felt utterly content. I also left with deep and supportive friendships to last a lifetime and I set of promises to myself, that I know I will keep. The best teachers are those who “walk the talk”. Yasmin is a wise and kind facilitator, and an inspiration in listening deeply to your soul’s desires and the having the bravery to follow what you hear.” — B.M., Boulder, Co
“My Soulskin Journey was an inward practice in acceptance experiencing everything while knowing that I am ok. And if I fell, the circle lifted me back up. I witnessed the power of how when nature and community collide with so much life, we have only to embrace all parts of it’s teaching. Through the abundance of my sisters, from the plants both big and small and the ritual of spiritual medicine, I embraced my wholeness. My experience awakened me to my art and my art has awakened me to myself. And when we swim upstream, we are challenged with impossible odds, but we achieve something truly extraordinary along the way.” ~ S.D. Lyons, Co
“Soulskin ripened me for the work that is to come. It allowed me to reconnect to ritual, my purpose, my sisters, and the Divine. Yasmin is an excellent, humble, gentle guide who opens the door to the depths below the surface of the everyday and maintains a sacred space that feels truly safe for authentic exploration. I cannot tell you what a relief it was to not have to worry about taking care of everything—to just enter a day with an open heart and send the rest packing.” — K.A. Encinitas, CA
Soulskin Circle was wonderfully nourishing and I am still feeling the benefit of it in my life. It helped me remember who I am. If you are ready to deepen into your power through grounding in the natural world, ritual & ceremony, solo quests, soul nourishment, and sacred council practices, sign up! -L.W. Lyons, Co
“Soulskin Circle was a time to drop into soul’s deeper callings and messages. I was able to still myself, to slow down and listen to what really matters: breath, body, dreamtime, connection to myself, to my sisters, to the earth, to the sky, to the directions...to all of life...even to the tiny black ants. Soulskin is an opportunity to drop in and access the many layers and levels of who you are. - B.E., Boulder, CO
“The Soulskin Circle is such a powerful, wild woman, deep nature communing gathering. If you are looking for a retreat this summer that is intimate, deep, wild, connecting, and immersed in nature- this is the one! Yasmin’s facilitation is beyond incredible: full of heart, depth, healing, and wild woman ways! I highly recommend this for you dear Sisters! “ — N. K. V., Oregon
“I’m so appreciative for my journey with Soulskin. Yasmin’s authentic, down to earth facilitation is infused with heart and wisdom and the land is nurturing and strong. I felt so well cared for and had the gentle space for deep insight and personal growth.” — M.G. Lyons, CO
“Before coming to Soulskin I was struggling with managing my personal needs, (physical, emotional, and spiritual), with my families all around needs. I was living in a deprived place in many ways. On an emotional level, I am very capable of self soothing and resourcing when I get upset, but I do not do a great job at creating a life that puts myself first. This looked like me constantly thinking about my children’s and husband’s needs, hopes, and feelings above my own. This looked like me staying up late into the night reading, writing, or watching TV to feel the space I yearn for during the day. This looked like me stressing about preparing meals, and feeling a general sense of overwhelm.
I said YES to the Soulskin Circle because I knew in a deep place inside that I needed to. I honestly didn’t want to say yes. I felt resistant. I worried I would be agitated by the other women. I felt my family needed me. I couldn’t afford it. I was ready to run from it! However, my trust in the deeper yes inside of me got me there. THANK GOODNESS!
My deep deep self was met through the Soulskin experience. I realized how deprived and bone dry I was feeling. I felt like a nearly dead plant being brought back to life. It was profoundly helpful to me. I was honestly quite surprised how in need of it I was- I am so used to serving other I assume I am fine.
Through the journey, I loved being read to and invited to speak in a sacred space. I sang with my full voice publicly for the first time in a long time! The land was profound for me. I have always enjoyed being in nature, but this was another level. I felt so invited to play, to grieve, to get LOST and be found, to be reborn, to smell and see without construct. I came home and I feel so grateful. During the journey, my body ached a lot of the time but it felt like it was talking. Like it wanted me to listen and had the feeling I actually would…and I did! Selina was incredible in her generosity of touch and heart. Her willingness to stay with my aches gave me the safety I needed to relate to it. Yasmin felt like an incredibly well parent. Not as though I was a decompensated child or regressed, but more like I was invited to be a well human and she would hold me in that as an equal and a guide. That offering was profound to receive. I felt a sense that I was coming home from a long hero’s journey.
I left Soulskin with insights and commitments regarding balance, speaking soul language on a more regular basis, and staying in communication with the land. I left with a vow to care of myself! Wow, what a relief! This was an invitation I needed guidance taking, and felt ravenous for: To give myself the space for self care with no need being too big or too small.
To all who are considering the Soulskin Journey: This is an invitation to unfold into yourself in a sacred way while with community. It is an experience harder to define, but never forgotten- a vortex into a more precise world guided by nourishing food, systematic ritual, and direct relationship with the earth and spirit. I have had many experiences with various retreats and this one is about learning through honoring one’s whole being rather than denying certain aspects of oneself in order to grow.”— C. FM., Lyons, CO