Shayla Stonechild


As an Nehiyaw Iskwew from Muscowpetung First Nations, Shayla Stonechild, has always been a catalyst towards Indigenous youth unlocking their full potential. By reclaiming their voices, bodies and spirit that have been silenced and stolen throughout history. There is a shift happening in humanity right now and she believes the arts, meditation, movement and medicine is a part of that shift. She is a TV Host, Yoga Instructor, Activist and Wellness Advocate making waves across Turtle Island.

From growing up around her motherèss performing arts company, and continuing on to graduate from ‘Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts.’ and Vancouver School of Healing Arts (RYT 200HR). She has always been active within her community. She is currently hosting Season 3 of APTN’s documentary series, “Red Earth Uncovered”. When Shayla isn’t filming she can be found facilitating workshops within First Nations communities that focus on life promotion through healing through the arts, meditation, movement (yoga) and medicine (coming back to an Indigenous worldview). She has a history of collaborations but most recently with “Right To Play”, “Lululemon” and “Gathering Our Voices”. She is the founder of the “Matriarch Movement” a meditation and movement practice dedicated to honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

“Our mission should be to build bridges, not walls; to offer our hands in guidance; rather than turn our backs with indifference. In the true sense of community and connection, what we do for each other helps to uplift the spirits of all people.” - Stonechild

Sessions with this presenter:

Conference Opening

​This will be the opening class for the 2020 Victoria Yoga Conference. It will be a combination of teachers and practices so come with an open heart to begin learning from our community and settling into your own wisdom.

Acknowledging the Foundation

Honouring the duality of the four seasons, the four directions and the four states to our wellbeing. This practice will focus on alignment of physical + mental + emotional and spiritual aspects of ourselves while building a strong foundation. It…

Release & Rewire for Resiliency

What are the stories that we hold on to? What are the subconscious patterns that keep us tied to the past? This practice will open up with some dialogue around rewiring our brains and how to tap into our subconscious…

Intention + Impact

Reclaim your body, your power and spirit through this energetic vinyasa practice. We will tune into our ability to see beyond the physical reality that surrounds each of us and awaken to the unseen world that exists within us. Through…