A spring arises from deep within our earth, bubbling and
full of minerals from the core.
SoulSpring alludes to the deep Source that lives within each one of us
- from which we are nourished, inspired and can grow.
SoulSpring Wellness is based out of Vancouver, BC and has been in operation since 2010. It is owned and operated by Christina Niven.
ABOUT CHRISTINA NIVEN
owner - soulspring wellness
c-IAYT yoga therapist,
senior breathwave facilitator & trainer
Somatic experiencing (nov 2023)
masters in counselling psychology (aug 2024)
I am here to support you in being healthy and well and experiencing greater joy, love and peace in your life.
I offer a synthesis that combines years of knowledge and experience from yoga therapy, Breathwave, Somatic Experiencing, earth-based shamanic studies and my current graduate studies in Counselling Psychology. I acknowledge and give heart-felt thanks to my teachers: Gael Carter, Robin Clements, Dea Paranishi, Leila Stuart, Gioia Irwin and Ron Reid.
I am a certified IAYT Yoga Therapist (23 years), certified Senior Breathwave Facilitator and Trainer (7 years), and will be certified in Somatic Experiencing, a body-based approach to healing trauma, in November this year. I will complete my Masters in August 2024.
My yogic background includes practice, study and teaching of Tantra, Ashtanga and Vijnana yoga, for which I have 1200+ hours of teacher training, and 23 years of teaching experience. An additional 1000 hour IAYT yoga therapy certification offered deeper knowledge and tools, and enables more specialized expertise.
Combined with this has been walking of a shamanic medicine path that started 20+ years ago where I learned what it means to be in relationship with our Mother Earth. Through ceremony, prayer, plant medicines and wise teachers, I have come to know the sacred. I sat in nature and listened to the life that was all around me, and to what it could teach me. I have a deep reverence for our natural world and for the immense beauty of what is seen, and also unseen.
In addition to the above, I have informal studies in nutrition, Ayurveda, resiliency, and grief work.