I’m Nina.

Spiritual director, storyteller and theology enthusiast devoted to helping you put your spirituality into action.

Ask yourself this question: ‘am I happy?’… What comes up for you? Are you satisfied with the answer, or is there a small voice inside telling you there’s something more?

If you’re a deep, real, walk-your-talk kind of person, you’re in the right place. Many truth-seekers like you come here to find clarity and purpose through our online education programs and world-class pilgrimages.

My commitment to you is a compassionate and practical approach. Your life, passions, traumas, and breakthroughs are your primary spiritual teachers. This is not a cookie-cutter, pre-packaged type of inner work. Let’s start with this:

You are not broken. There’s nothing wrong with you. Isn’t that a relief? You are loved, and you’re here for a reason.

Born in Austria, raised in Canada, I’m an accidental globetrotter.

I spend my time between Alpine regions and West Coast beaches. My home base is on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples, Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations on Vancouver Island, Canada.

When I’m not traveling the world, you’ll find me on a nature walk with friends, nerding-out over fantasy themed board games, and refining my taste for craft coffee (yes, coffee counts as a spiritual practice).

I’m curious...

Do you remember your first spiritual experience?

Maybe it was a series of serendipitous events that led you to a significant decision. Maybe it was in the form of heartbreak or loss that ultimately deepened your appreciation for life.

Take a moment to remember your first encounter with the Divine... Imagine the holy experience of peace filling your heart. You feel a sense of awe and a joyful unity with all of existence. Separation seems to disappear and you gain a spontaneous understanding of the intrinsic perfection of the universe. It feels like coming home.

Spiritual experiences irrevocably change you. Yet, the nature of this experience is transient. Eventually, blissful feelings fade and you return to normalcy.

So, now what?

The truth is, spiritual awareness is only the beginning of living a spiritual life. Truly embodying your spirituality means responding to new awareness with appropriate action. Suppose you have a brilliant insight, but you do nothing with it. If you choose not to act, your insight is wasted, right?

Spiritual bliss is God’s way of inspiring you to make the world a better place. Spirit is calling you to care, to connect, to confront. How you spend your precious time should reflect what sets your heart aflame with love.

Trust me, I learned the hard way.

Discovering a hemorrhaging tumour at age 25 was a full-blown WTF wake-up call. It challenged me to get real about my priorities.

Cancer was my spiritual initiation & being a survivor is my superpower.

I realized that the tragedy isn’t death, it’s wasting the life we have left. So I started listening to God’s invitations. I learned that there’s strength in vulnerability; taking care of yourself means sometimes saying no; you’re never truly alone; and joy is utterly contagious.

After the cancer-mayhem, I quit my life in the performing arts and set out a 2-year pilgrimage to figure myself out. I trained as a Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner with Four Winds Society and as a yoga teacher (RYT 500). When the storm settled, I turned to my ancestral traditions: Celtic Shamanism and Catholic mysticism.

I’m currently being professed as a sister of the Franciscan Third Order. (sort of like a nun without the cloister). It’s one of my life’s greatest joys to enter an order founded by St Francis himself; to follow his teachings that are a source of wellbeing and inner peace for me.

My body of work is informed by sacred activism, feminism, western mysticism, and the performing arts.

Other influences include Marshall Rosenberg’s Compassionate Communication (NVC), the exceptional programming of Landmark Education, and 40 days of silence in a Jesuit retreat house (no talking, no texting, no eye contact, nada!).

From guiding divine-feminine-themed journeys at world-renowned Chartres Cathedral, to teaching my ancestral lineage of Celtic shamanism at Stonehenge, my work celebrates the Sacred in us all.

Heaps of passion and a sprinkle of fairy dust has led me to some awesome milestones. For instance:

Top psychologist Dr. Robert Holden interviewed me on Shift Happens! Hay House Radio about our joint program ‘A Heart Full of Love’.

I love joining forces with internationally bestselling author Caroline Myss on pilgrimages and conferences in France, Germany, Italy and Austria.

A perk of guiding pilgrimages to Assisi are the rewarding friendships I’ve developed with local Franciscan Friars.

Every pilgrimage and online program leaves me feeling inspired by our community of kindred spirits. They know (as do you!) that our mission in life is to figure ourselves out and to support one another to be the best versions of ourselves.

I believe with all my heart that we can do anything when we work together, as a global community.

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Thank you so much for reading until the end. I’m thrilled that we're connected and excited to accompany you on the journey ahead.



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