AS A TRANSFORMATIONAL GUIDE, ENERGY COACH, AND EMBODIMENT FACILITATOR,
Salona guides women on the journey back to their essential wholeness and into their soul’s most magnificent unfurling, so they can experience the fulfillment and freedom of embodying their highest expression, while being fully expressed in a life they love.
In addition to her training and certification in the Transformational Coaching Method, Coach Inc. Core Essentials, Art of Feminine Presence, and Vividly Women Embodiment Coaching, Salona holds a Bachelor of Arts in cross-cultural studies, leading her around the world from Africa to India and from Bali to Sweden. Visiting and living in a variety of countries has given her deep insight into various modalities of spiritual evolution as well as the inner workings of women across the globe.
Starting at a young age, Salona developed a passion for movement as a catalyst for change. Her understanding of the central role of the body led her to study various forms of dance and body-centered therapy as well as to become a certified yoga teacher and fitness trainer. Through sharing her love of personal expansion, spiritual evolution, yoga, and fitness for over 16 years, Salona empowers her clients to experience the meaning and purpose they crave by intentionally creating an authentic, inspired life of their choosing.
She teaches a profound set of processes to support her clients to move through fear and into their most courageous selves, so they can liberate their highest vision and truly shine in their fullest potential. As a result, her clients experience the freedom and pleasure of becoming the amazing women they aspire to be, while doing their soul’s unique work in the world.
I am so glad you found me here on this page, in these words, on this precious day of your life. It is my desire and intention that in finding me here, you will, in turn, discover a part of yourself for the very first time – perhaps a part of you you didn’t even know you had – and begin to experience a whole new way of living as a woman and of being in the world…..one that leaves you in awe of yourself and of the magnificence of your life.
My mission is to empower you to liberate your deepest desires, unfurl the hidden treasure of your unique gifts, unveil the beauty that lies within you, and unleash the power of your fullest expression, so that you can live each day with the passion and devotion to being all that you came here to be.
I devoted much of my childhood to training as a competitive ice skater and various forms of dance. The stress of the rigorous training on top of my over-achieving approach in academics was more than my young, impressionable self could handle unbuffered. As a teenager on the verge of becoming a woman, I, like so many others, battled with low self-esteem, an eating disorder, and a compulsive drive to perfect myself and my body as a way to source the power and safety I was desperately seeking to make life more manageable. While I healed enough to stabilize my weight at that time, the anxiety-driven pursuit of perfection, the negative body obsession, and the quest for perpetual self-improvement were ways of being that stayed with me into early adulthood.
While living in Nepal at age 18, I began practicing yoga and meditation. This initiated my journey of reclaiming a sense of my essential wholeness, discovering a true sense of nourishment, and returning back inside the body I had come to distrust and vehemently reject. And so began the profound reawakening to who I was on a deeper level, to that which gave me delight, and to what truly inspired, nurtured, and catapulted me out of the contracted, insecure place I had been operating. Drawn to the healing arts and the therapeutic quality of movement, I also sought out more holistic forms of physical expression and body-oriented therapy with Emily Conrad’s Continuum practice and Gabrielle Roth Five Rhythms Method. These became additional outlets for healing, cultivating the body/mind connection, and developing a relationship with my own internal compass, body’s wisdom, and authentic feminine power.
Exploring various corners of the globe became another means to self-discovery, personal healing, and an expanded perspective on life and living. While there were those more wild and reckless experiences of riding motorcycles through the south of France or hitchhiking in Costa Rica, I was shaped more profoundly by the months I spent living in the wilderness, unsheltered from the elements, or being adopted into a Tibetan Buddhist nunnery, where I was immersed in their devout asceticism and unwavering dedication to the liberation of all of humanity.
These experiences, along with many others throughout my life, ignited my pulse to thrive and nurtured my dedication to discover the unshakeable inner freedom of truly embodying all of the woman I am capable of being in this lifetime.
While I have been blessed with an abundance of rich experiences and a wealth of support from various therapists, coaches, holistic doctors, mentors, and healers throughout my life, the journey of trusting myself, returning to my essence, and awakening to my soul’s unique purpose in life remains a daily practice. I am much more vigilant than ever to that which compromises my aliveness or is a thief to my ultimate happiness, freedom, and wellness. I now embrace this very human tension we all face in the whirl of our full lives and technologically-dominant culture as a means to fuel my devotion and to inspire me everyday to seek even more fiercely that which is unconditional and essential – the true source of my beauty and power.
BECAUSE MY OWN JOURNEY HAS BEEN ONE OF RELEASING FEAR, EXPANDING INTO MY AUTHENTIC POWER, AND EMBRACING MORE VITALITY, SENSUALITY, AND FEMININITY THROUGH MY OWN BODY, I’VE CHOSEN TO DEDICATE MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE TO ASSISTING WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD IN CONNECTING WITH THEIR INNERMOST BEAUTY, DIVINE PURPOSE, AND PERSONAL JOY IN LIFE, SO THAT THEY MAY EXPRESS THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL WHILE LEADING RADIANT, ENRICHED LIVES. IT IS MY DEEPEST PLEASURE TO WATCH MY CLIENTS GIVE THEMSELVES PERMISSION TO UNAPOLOGETICALLY EMBODY THEIR COURAGE, OWN THEIR UNIQUE BRILLIANCE, AND THEN DISCOVER AND EXPRESS THE PASSION OF THEIR SOUL – THE INFINITE FORCE WE ALL REQUIRE TO EXCAVATE IN ORDER TO TRULY FLOURISH AND MAKE THE MOST OF OUR PRECIOUS TIME HERE ON EARTH.