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Kate is a dynamic shapeshifter and healer known for her enormous passion and a vulnerable sense of the intimate and an ability to create community and tribe. Kate possesses a bold improvisational style and a passionate sense of humour that enables magic to ooze into the everyday moments.

She is a senior instructor within The 5Rhythms founded by the late Gabrielle Roth with whom she has been closely associated since 1992. She is accredited to teach both Waves and Heartbeat.

Kate is a senior teacher within The Path of Pollen shamanic tradition and one of a small handful of individuals authorized to teach seminars and trainings on behalf of the Path of Pollen.

She is a faculty teacher for The Sacred Trust, UK and has worked with adults, teenagers and Rites of Passage, medical students, The Dolphin Connection Experience, nurses, drama students, The Ojai Foundation, gay men's groups, dentists and doctors, Against The Stream, The Polish National Ballet and The British Association of Anger Management. Kate is also a certified massage practitioner.


"Kate Shela is the most wonderful, inspiring, fun, bullshit-detecting, provocative teacher. If you want to shake up your world in a way that is both fun and profound this is your woman. She is so brilliant that I had no choice but to marry her."

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