About Rising Woman

The People Behind Rising Woman

Hey there,

I’m Shay, the original Founder of Rising Woman and the woman you see next to me is my best friend, Co-Facilitator, and Co-Founder Heather. In 2017, Heather and I joined forces to bring you this next evolution of Rising Woman so that we may be of greater service to our local and global communities. Together, we’re carrying this vision forward 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.

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.

Heather is trained in various modalities including shadow work, sound-healing, breath-work and tantric practices. 

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.

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