Healing any aspect of your life is a matter of intention and heartfelt pursuits. Find and anchor that inner peace internally by making small but symbolic changes to your world externally. 

I am. 

- Lauren Heistad

 Ying and Yang soulful drum repair - Lauren Heistad January 2, 2017
February 2017


Hello to all the new contacts out there on our database. Your name has been added to the SOULworks newsletter because of an interest you expressed at the Fall Body, Soul & Spirit Expo in Saskatoon (I realize it has been quite a few months since the expo, but we don't want to rush into these things!). Thank you for your patience and welcome to the SOULworks family. This email is utilized on a monthly basis to provide you with upcoming event opportunities as well as guidance and insights. 

Speaking about not rushing into things, this month is all about surrendering to the flow of divine timing while taking one little step at a time. I have been watching many clients move their dreams into reality lately, and I wanted to take the opportunity to congratulate each and every one of you for your continued patience and persistence. Your dedication to visualizing and creating positive thoughtful changes in your world is the key to trail blazing those realities. Create and act upon uplifting change in your life, no matter how small or symbolic it may seem.  Regardless of what is happening in your world and around the globe, peace will be established one change at a time, one day at a time, one thought at a time, and one enlightened soul at a time.

As always, if you require support for healing, clarity or direction, please book a one-on-one session with any of the talented facilitators working out of SOULworks. They are sure to point you in the right direction and create that enlightened, balanced state of being you desire.  There are also many wonderful workshops and opportunities coming up at SOULworks that definitely help with finding your balance. Be sure to check those out too.

Much love and blessings to you. 

Lauren Heistad

Please note there are three aspects to SOULworks featured in this newsletter.
  • SOULworks Sacred Healing Centre - This modern facility is made up of healers, mediums, psychics, personal empowerment coaches and a unique gift shop gathered together under one roof to offer spiritually based products and services. 
  • SOULworks Sanctuary - a tranquil Sanctuary on location to connect with spirit through scheduled events, workshops, meditations and more. 
  • SOULworks Inspiration and Guidance by Lauren Heistad - Lauren is a trance healer, psychic medium, inspirational speaker, founder of SOULworks, and author of the books "Activating your SOULworks: A Healing Journey" and soon to be released "Evolving your SOULworks: A Miraculous Journey". An article is featured in each newsletter as a source of inspiration and guidance.
There are many wonderful events and opportunities scheduled for the up-coming months. Please refer to the information below or website for the most up-to-date information.  For more information on SOULworks, specific events, one-on-one session bookings or publications listed in this newsletter, please visit  SOULworks
SOULworks Sacred Healing Centre

Photo of salt lamp angels available at the Love & Light Emporium

Welcome Marilyn Byspalko to SOULworks!
It has been told many times to Marilyn throughout her life that her heart was the biggest thing about her.  She has always had the innate gift to see the divine beauty in each person and to joyously celebrate in that. Through her own personal journey of self-healing she has not only found the divine beauty within herself but also found gratitude for the contrast of all her experiences.  Marilyn realized that the vast expansiveness of her heart was a gift and that feeling things so deeply and compassionately for so many different people or situations, whether she knew them personally or not, was leading her towards her life's purpose of becoming an energy healer.

In 2006, while on an inner journey of seeking self-awareness, Marilyn had her first Reiki treatment. It was after the very first treatment that shifts of awareness began to take place and it became apparent to Marilyn that she had found her truth. She then dove in to pursue her Masters in Usui Reiki which she received in 2014. Moving through each level of Reiki was transformational and only ignited her passion to continue to learn, grow and experience life at this higher level of awareness.

At the prompting of her soul in the summer of 2015 Marilyn enrolled in her first level of BodyTalk. She has always had a fascination with the body, mind and soul connection and BodyTalk more than fulfilled her fascination with the subject.  Marilyn has personally experienced deep healing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels with BodyTalk and is passionate about sharing this incredible modality with her clients.  Marilyn continues to take advanced level training in BodyTalk to bring an enriched experience to her clients.

2016 was a transformational year for Marilyn that she is so grateful for. It has brought so many new beautiful people and experiences that has created space for so much more joy and continued expansion of her heart. A proud moment was when Marilyn received honors on both of her certification exams for Bodytalk. An unexpected highlight was experiencing Energy Healing 101 and Intuitive Healing with Lauren Heistad. Both classes were of the most pivotal and profound experiences to date. It changed how Marilyn viewed herself as a healer and really solidified for her that LOVE is the conduit of all healing. 

Marilyn feels humbled and honored to not only work within her client's energy field but to hold a space of love to gently assist all of her clients to observe the story of their body, mind and spirit and bring awareness to all levels of being. Love through all consciousness and time.

Please visit Marylin on the SOULworks Services page or at her Facebook page Elevated Essence Bodytalk Bodymind and Soul Therapies for more information about services and pricing or text/call at 306-290-5272 to make an appointment.

SOULworks Facilitators
There are a wide range of one-on-one sessions offered within SOULworks including but not limited to Intuitive Healing, Psychic Mediumship Readings, Trance Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping), Angel Card Readings, Intuitive Counseling, Qissage, Qi Gong Healing, Reiki, Angel Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy, Access Bars, Intuitive Life Coaching, Quantum Touch, Meditation, Hot/Cold Stone Therapy, Reflexology, Crystal Healing, John of God Crystal Bed, Psychosomatic Therapy, Coherence Training, Aromatherapy Massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Quantum Touch, BodyTalk and PEMF Therapy

To book a session with any of the wonderful facilitators who work from this facility and book your next appointment, please visit our Services Page.    


Love and Light Emporium

Photo of Tree of Life Pendants available at the Love & Light Emporium

Photo of Chakra Healing Sets available at the Love & Light Emporium

The Love & Light Emporium is a mystical boutique with an array of new and unique items available to provide you with the perfect inspiration and connection to spirit.  

Store Hours:  
  • Monday 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Closed Sunday, Monday and Stat Holidays

Please LIKE both the SOULworks Sacred Healing Centre and the Love and Light Emporium on Facebook for continuous updates.
SOULworks Sanctuary - Ongoing Events

Photo of Chakra Pen handcrafted by Colleen Leaney of Soul Life Essentials. 
Now  available for sale out of SOULworks Sacred Healing Centre.

SOULworks has many events coming up that you will want to be a part of! For more details or registration information, please visit our Calendar of Events on a regular basis.

Activating your SOULworks Intro to Spirit Night -  Do you want to know more about SOULworks, energy healing, psychic mediumship, and/or connecting with spirit? This information night is geared towards those who are interested in expanding their awareness and knowledge about the spirit world. Whether you are new to spiritual development or a seasoned guru, this evening promises to be enlightening. Listen to inspirational stories, enjoy demonstrations, ask questions, and expand your awareness.  Everyone welcome. Simply drop in, enjoy the presentation, and become more engaged with spirit. This event is offered on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm. Admission is by donation. Registration not required. Next event is Wednesday, February 15.
Qi Gong with Katherine Dempsey - Join Katherine Dempsey in gentle exercise and meditation found in the practice of Spring Forest Qi Gong.  Open yourself to its many possibilities of relaxtion, stress release and energy healing found in mind, body and spirit connection. Every Tuesday evening 7 to 8 pm. Registration not required. Cost: FREE  (suggested donation of $10 for room rental gratefully accepted).
Tapping Circle with Brenda Dutertre - In response to client requests, Tapping Circle is going to be held twice a month - the first Wednesday and the third Tuesday of each month. Tapping Circle features EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES! This wonderful healing modality is so easy to practice.  No special equipment or paraphernalia is required.  You can do it any time, any place. This evening will help clear blockages in a group setting. $20 per participant. First Wednesday and third Wednesday of every month. 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Drop in, registration not required. For further details call or email: 306-491-6314 soulsongtherapies@gmail.com. This month's sessions are Wednesday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 21. Please Note:  There will be no Tapping Circle on Wednesday, March 1.  There will be only one Circle for March to be held on Tuesday, March 21.
Energy Healing Circle with Colleen Leaney  - You are invited to join us for an Energy Share. All healers welcome. Come together to share and practice our healing touch and gifts with other Lightworkers. Prerequisites: Any type of intuitive/energy healing and a desire to be here. Drop in. Energy Healing Circles are offered once per month, dates vary. Next event is Thursday, February 23. Starts at 7 pm. Cost: by donation only.

NEW Qigong for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers with Katherine Dempsey - This class is designed to assist cancer survivors and caregivers in their journey to wellness. Gentle meditative exercise and meditation with crystal singing bowls help to ease fatigue and stress. By using mindful practice of breathwork, visualization, body movement and meditation one recovers balance, strength and find peace. Qigong is a complementary therapy meaning it does not interfere with other forms of treatment but supports you on your journey of care. This class will be held every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00 pm starting February 15. If this is of interest to you contact Katherine 306-371-2889 or email: katherine@amythyst.ca

Introduction to EFT(Emotional Freedom Techniques) One-On-One Workshops with Brenda Dutertre  - EFT is just the right tool to add to your toolbox of coping skills. It is very easy to learn and no special equipment is needed. The price of this 2 hour workshop is $195, which includes a handout and one free consultation any time after the class. For further details or to register please call or email: 306-491-6314. soulsongtherapies@gmail.com.  
SOULworks Sanctuary - Upcoming Events

Photo of Crystal Bowls from Katherine Dempsey of Amythyst Therapies. 
Now offering a selection of bowls for sale out of SOULworks Sacred Healing Centre.

Be Sure to Register!!!!
Please remember to pre-register for any events you plan to attend that require advance sign-up. We don't want you to miss out on these amazing opportunities.


Spiritual Empowerment Workshop with Lauren Heistad - THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER! Back by popular demand, this 4 day hands-on workshop is designed to help you connect with your higher self, expand your connection to the spiritual world, develop a deeper connection to your guides and angels, enhance your psychic development, learn to efficiently co-create your life, dabble in energy healing techniques, and overall become a more empowered, balanced and centered individual. Combining the various workshops taught over the years, Lauren will be utilizing this time to teach the best of the best experiences and practices she has developed as well as adding new flair, experiments and information to the workshop. Also planned for this four day adventure are guest appearances and teachings from other SOULworks practitioners.  This workshop is a multi-level class designed to deepen your own spiritual connection and expand your awareness beyond its current level of understanding and practices. This one of a kind adventure is a wonderful way to start the New Year and is definitely an opportunity you will not want to miss. Date: February 8-11, 2017. Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (4 days). Cost: $600/person. Register at: http://laurenheistad.com/events.html 

World Sound Healing Day - Send some Sound Waves of Healing to the Planet! Join Katherine Dempsey of Amythyst Therapies and Trent Deerhorn of Deerhorn Shamanic Services for a evening of Sound Healing for our world.Experience a Crystal Bowl Sound Bath, a Drumming Circle, Gong, Rain Stick and Rattle Healing Followed by Trance Dance. Date: February 14th, 2017. Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Tuition: $30 Cash only at the Door. Heal the Planet as We Heal Ourselves. Heal Ourselves as We Heal the Planet. 

Enhancing your SOULworks by Lauren Heistad - This new mini-workshop series offers a platform to practice your own spiritual development and participate in activities designed to enhance your own SOULworks.  This hands-on evening is geared towards those who are interested in expanding their own intuition and attunement to spirit. Take part in experiments, push your awareness, ask questions, and practice in a comfortable setting.
  • October 20 - Automatic Writing - Finished
  • November 17 - Battery Healing - Finished
  • December 15 - Divination - Finished
  • January 19 - Dream Interpretation - Finished 
  • February 16 - Soulful Channeling - Learn how to channel messages from your higher self in a safe, comfortable environment of exploration. This process involves utilizing the wisdom of your own soul energy to provide messages and guidance to others
  • March 16 - Numerology
  • April 20 - Scrying
  • May 18 - Astrology
Each evening is a mini-workshop unto itself. You can pick and choose which sessions within the series are of interest to you whether it is one, many or all. Registration for each individual evening is required. Space is limited so register early! Be sure to pick the topic and date you are looking to register for. Note: There is also the option to purchase all remaining classes in one payment. It is called the Enhancing your SOULworks Mini Workshop Series. Date: Third Thursday of every month. Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Cost: $50/session. http://laurenheistad.com/events.html

Unleashing the Wild Within with Cathy Chicoine - This is a group activity led by facilitator Cathy Chicoine with an emphasis on participation and not performance. In these sessions we will not be learning culturally specific rhythms, rather we will draw on universal rhythms and how they can work together to create something beyond what any individual can do alone. The group drumming experience is a powerful way to get more connected with the people we share time and space with, to connect with one's own inner voice and also to the source energy, the pool from which we all drink.
  • Session 1 K.I.S.S. Back to Basics with Body Percussion, OCTOBER 26 - Finished
  • Session 2 Shake it Up! Rattles and Shakers plus shaking those bones, NOVEMBER 30
  • Session 3 Tree of Life/ Ring my Bell Wood & Seeds as Percussion/ Bells and Bowls, JANUARY 25
  • Session 4 Marching to the Beat of Your Own Drum Djembes, Cajons, Bongos, Doumbeks and Congas, FEBRUARY 22
  • Session 5 Sacred Circle of Life Frame/Hoop Drum Journeying and Healing, MARCH 29
  • Session 6 Choir of Angels Voice Toning, Chanting and Flute, APRIL 26
  • Session 7 Humans in Harmony:Creating Circles of Diversity and Equality Putting it all together MAY 31
Instruments for these sessions are provided, no musical experience necessary, all levels welcome. $105 or $20 drop in ($15 if you register early). Please register by etransfer info@zenrhythmco.ca. payment options available. More details can be found on the SOULworks calendar of events.

Usui Reiki Level II with Patty Dale - This one day course is the follow up to Level I, where you will learn how to expand and raise your Reiki healing energy to a higher level to provide treatments for yourself and others.  You will receive the Mental/Emotional Symbol and the Distance Healing Symbol, to assist you with the increase in the power of your healing energy, the ability to clear negative energy out of rooms or situations, sending energy to balance emotions, heal relationships or habits, and sending Reiki distantly to another person. You will learn the many uses of Reiki in your everyday life including group healing and meditation techniques. Reiki Level II Attunements, hands-on practice using the Reiki II symbols, Level II Manual and Certificate are included. Saturday, February 25, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Cost: $300.00. To register, contact Patty at (306) 292-8936 or reserve your space online at horizonsenergy.coconutcalendar.com, listed under Horizons Energy Healing Classes.

Explore the Power of Healing Sound with Katherine Dempsey - You will Learn: Science of Healing Sound, Personal Healing with Vocal Toning, Sound Healing with Sacred Geometry and Crystals, Healing with Crystal Singing Bowls. March 4th and 5th, 10 am to 4 pm. Investment : $400. Early Bird Registration by February 16th : $350. Crystal Singing Bowls will be available for purchase. Contact Katherine 306-371-2889 katherine@amythyst.ca

Energy Healing 101 Workshop with Lauren Heistad - This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to take part in hands-on learning to discover the power of energy healing. This workshop is for people who want to become active participants in their own healing or for those guided to expand their natural healing abilities to help others. This two day workshop facilitated by Lauren Heistad gives insights on how energy healing works, explains the chakra system, teaches how to channel healing energies, how to work with your angels and guides, and how to become an active part of the healing process. Through real life examples and practical exercises, this workshop will expand your awareness of the potential healing powers within yourself and the universe. This is a safe and fun environment to learn and grow. Note: This class is a prerequisite for the SOULworks certificate Intuitive Healing Workshop. Friday March 17 and Saturday March 18 (2 days). 10:00 - 4:00pm. Price: $350.

Usui Reiki Advanced Level III with Patty Dale - In this Advanced Level of the Reiki Healing system, you will be given the Master Symbol & advanced Reiki techniques for use in your healing sessions.  You will learn about Etheric Psychic Surgery, Reiki Meditation and working with crystals and grids using Reiki. Practice time for giving and receiving Reiki energy will also be provided for you to strengthen your skills. Reiki Level III Attunements, hands-on practice, Level III Manual and Certificate are included. Saturday, March 25, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Cost: $525.00. To register, contact Patty at (306) 292-8936 or reserve your space online at horizonsenergy.coconutcalendar.com, listed under Horizons Energy Healing Classes.

Intuitive Healing Workshop with Lauren Heistad - This workshop is an advanced level energy healing experience for those who have already taken the SOULworks Energy Healing 101 workshop OR who have a solid knowledge base on energy work.  This hands-on workshop is developed to teach participants the difference between spiritual healing and intuitive healing as well as how to incorporate both experiences into their practice. Participants will learn how to connect with the ascended masters, gain insights on how to become clearer channels, learn how to provide accurate guidance and messages to clients, connect to others on a soul level, experience how to merge with spirit to establish a deeper connection, and finally how to take your work to a deeper level including physical healing and miracle work. If you are serious about taking your healing gifts to the next level, this is definitely the course for you! SOULworks Certificate in Intuitive Healing provided upon completion. Friday April 21 and Saturday April 22, 2017. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (2 days). Price $400.

Usui Reiki Master Level with Patty Dale - In this final Usui Reiki Level, receive two Tibetan Symbols and Master Attunements to create deeper healing and show more beneficial ways to use Reiki.  As a Master Class student, you are given the knowledge, training and tools to attune and teach Reiki to others and will earn your own Certification as a Master of this powerful healing modality. Reiki Master Level Attunements, hands-on practice using Teacher Attunement Methods, Master Level Manual and Certificate are included. Sunday, April 30, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Cost: $625.00. To register, contact Patty at (306) 292-8936 or reserve your space online at horizonsenergy.coconutcalendar.com, listed under Horizons Energy Healing Classes.

Angel Card Reading 101 with Brenda Dutertre - Learn to Connect with Your Guides and Angels & Give Readings for Yourself and Others - Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. You will learn: How to understand and trust the messages you are intuitively receiving; How to recognize your particular way of receiving information; About Archangels and Angels, their significance and who to call on for certain situations. You will have a lot of fun as you gain confidence in your new skills.  The class costs $195 which includes a manual and a deck of oracle cards.  To register call 306-491-6314 or email soulsongtherapies@gmail.com  by Friday, May 5, 2017.

SOULworks Inspiration and Guidance by Lauren Heistad


Inhale...exhale. This too shall pass.

In a world where everything seems turbulent and full of rage right now, it is so very important to find and maintain your own state of balance. Utilize meditation, thoughtful breathing, crystal grids, inspired reading, journalling, salt baths, exercise, stillness or whatever else you have access to in order to stay centred and grounded within any given moment. Breathe through the birthing pangs your life and this world are experiencing. Despite what it looks like, this is an important window of opportunity to see the realities of our world and strive to make your own commitment for inner and outer change.

Every move you make, symbolic or otherwise, helps contribute to the collective vibration of this world. There are way more heart-centred people on this planet than it currently appears. There are way more positive things happening in our reality than most are focusing on. There is a multitude of light and aware individuals shining hope and love into this dimension, you being one of them. Darkness is becoming apparent but so too is the powerful force of love and light. There are even way more reflections of positive changes happening in your own life than you are currently giving yourself credit for. Start focusing on the virtues of compassion and understanding to yourself and all others. The seeds of positive potential have already been planted. Have patience and nurture your soul to see them through to fruition.

Inhale...exhale...positive change is already here...more is on its way.


Lauren Heistad

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Disclaimer: the view points expressed in this article and newsletter do not necessarily reflect the view points of others working out of the SOULworks Centre and are only intended to provide inspiration and thought provoking contemplation ;)