Who Am I?

About Shelley

I am an experienced Ayurvedic, Reiki and Chi Nei Tsang practitioner in Shuswap, British Columbia, Canada who has studied and trained under various distinguished teachers and masters. I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BScN) from the University of Victoria. I established Five Petals in 2014.

Before practicing these Eastern therapies and alternative techniques, I worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) for over 20 years in both hospital and community setting. It was during this time that I witnessed both the benefits and the limitations of the allopathic method (Western medicine). This, as well as a personal health crisis, compelled me to investigate complementary approaches and solutions to health and wellness. I wanted to live what I believed – that nature itself has the wisdom and power to heal, and that we hold this wisdom and power within our very being. I became a Reiki (energy healing) master who applied the technique in hospitals for over 5 years. In addition, I went on to gain certification as an Ayurvedic practitioner and teacher of meditation and received intensive training in Chi Nei Tsang since 2013.   I continue to expand my healing knowledge with recently completed studies in Animal Communication.