About Rising Woman

The People Behind Rising Woman

I’m Sheleana (‘Shay’ for short) and I’m the creator of Rising Woman.  This offering is the material manifestation of a vision I held for years. Rising Woman was born in 2015 after I completed a soul-shaking journey through divorce, and the woman you see next to me in the photo below was one of my guiding lights through it all.

As life would have it as I began to move out of the darkness, Heather began her journey into the deep. In the midst of her breakup, I fell in love with my partner Ben. Being in a Conscious Relationship has offered Ben and I an opportunity to “rise in love” and see one another in totality. Loving each other in the shadows has led us to a place where we can be completely ourselves and create a healing container together. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined a love this potent; and we both credit our consistent work and training with our mutual teacher and therapist for the teachings we continue to receive.

Heather, Ben  and I are trained and certified in various breathwork techniques and as such, co-host breathwork ceremonies together multiple times per year. We are also Assistant Teachers in the 12 week Conscious Relationship Trainings with our teacher Phil Mistlberger.

I’m a trained Doula, having gone through multiple certification programs, including a full-spectrum training with midwife Molly Dutton-Kenney. My offerings in the realm of women’s fertility include 1-1 abortion & miscarriage postpartum support and completion ceremonies as well as pregnancy mentorship and couples sessions.

When Heather and I first met, our connection was instant. I still remember feeling this “bubble of love” emanate around us as we shared our hearts with one another and discussed some of the current women’s health issues we were facing.

In 2017, Heather and I formed a partnership that was truly inevitable. Heather is trained in various modalities including shadow work, sound-healing, breath-work and tantric practices. Together, we’re carrying this vision into expansion with the intention to create a safe space for women to reclaim their power, find their voice, and become responsible for their lives in an empowered, harmonious way.

Heather and I had been collaborating creatively and spiritually for some time, and we’re excited to finally have a dedicated place to share our hearts with you, musings and creative offerings with you.


We Co-Facilitate the Rising Woman Sisterhood; a local women’s group hosted in Vancouver, BC. You’ll find both of us very active in our online community which you’re invited to join here. As a commitment to our own path of healing and leadership development, we continue to apprentice under Transpersonal Therapist, Author and Workshop Facilitator, Phil Mistlberger.

If you’re interested in receiving personal support from either of us, you can learn about our offerings here.

Thank you for being a part of this community.

It’s our intention to remain humble and let spirit guide us along the way.