We are the Sacred Recovery Collective.

We've Created

… An invitation to align the body, the mind, and the spirit
… A space for personal discovery and transformation
… An opportunity to THRIVE not just SURVIVE
… A chance to transform from a human DOING to a human BEING.
A collective where we can all come together, as soul seekers, and make some magic along the way.

We Love

… Connection
… Sacred space
… Creative expression
… Living authenticity
… Creating Community
… Rigorous honesty
… Organized chaos
… Courageous vulnerability
… Self-Care, self-care & more self-care
… Breakdowns (Breakthroughs in disguise!)

We Have

… an insatiable desire for helping others
  A simultaneous sense of humour and grace
… a sacred connection with ourselves, fellowship, community and our higher power
… The ability to recognize “negative” experiences as powerful lessons for growth and self-discovery
1 part Addict + 1 part Codependent = A balanced ability to relate to all aspects of addiction and recovery

Sacred Recovery Collective – Founders & Facilitators

Lisa Nixon Sacred Recovery Tribe

Vasalisa Nixon, CPC, CPRC, CNRC, SRCD, SEP, NLP – Intuitive Ninja / Sugar n’Spice / Good Cop

Vasalisa is the co-founder of Sacred Recovery, a Certified Recovery Coach (with a She Recovers® Designation), a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Certified Sound Healing Practitioner, Certified Nutritional Recovery Coach, Certified Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner and Ritualist in Victoria, BC. She also holds a Diploma in Addiction Medicine and has over 12 years of professional experience within the field of Addiction Recovery. Vasalisa has been following a path of earth-based spirituality for as long as she can remember. 

Vasalisa has studied the art of Sacred Leadership within the Reclaiming Community since 2015 and recently completed 2 years of apprenticing in Sacred Leadership with Suzanne Sterling (Co-Founder of Off The Mat and world renowned ecstatic vocalist/invoker of the sacred) Seraphina Capranos (Herbalist, Homeopath, and Educator) Willow Kelly, Robert Birch, and Gerri Ravyn Stanfield. She has also completed a year long training with Suzanne Sterling with a focus on the Voice of Change Curriculum designed to liberate individuals to find and speak their truth.

Perhaps most importantly, she is also a person in long-term recovery from co-dependency and has been sober since her 30th birthday. She is passionate about creating sacred space and living authentically. Don’t be fooled – it’s not all cupcakes and rainbows with her (although she does love them so) she is an intuitive ninja who loves helping people remove what no longer serves them. As a Body Image Movement Global Ambassador, Vasalisa enjoys spreading body love and acceptance everywhere she goes. She was also founding member of the Recovery Day Movement on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and created the Recovery Speaks Advocacy Campaign. Unlike her counterpart she has an exceptional relationship with technology (in a past life she may or may not have been a graphic designer and multimedia specialist). Her skills in this department are ancient but they helped create what you are reading “on the line” today. Vasalisa offers individual and group coaching sessions, sound healing treatments, and workshops.

Alter Ego: Sultry Songstress
Liabilities: Skeptical, Submissive, Thrives in Chaos
Assets: Wise, resilient, fearless ally – will make you mildly uncomfortable with her penetrating gaze
Loves: tie-dye, being proven wrong & live-looping
Style: all of her favourite things, all at the same time
*aka Josie’s mum

Lucy Price, BSW – Spiritual Gangster / Straight Shooter / Bad Cop

Lucy is a counsellor in Victoria, BC. She is also a person in long-term recovery from substance abuse and addiction. She has over 10 years of personal recovery and 10 years of combined professional experience in counselling and addiction treatment. Her holistic, straight shooting approach to healing is invaluable. There are no pink clouds here – just downright, blow your mind wisdom and experience. Lucy specializes in substance abuse treatment, trauma and spiritual development. Lucy was honored as the You Unlimited Woman of Mentorship and Leadership for her active participation in her recovery community. She is a spiritual gangster with plenty of street cred, wit for days, the healthiest boundaries this world has ever seen and an absolutely terrible relationship with technology.

Alter Ego: Stand Up Comedian
Character Defects: Over-commital, Impatient, Controlling
Liabilities: Relentless advocate, unapologetically authentic & compassionate – says no like a boss
Loves: Pizza, debates & Feminism. Preferably all at the same time.
Style: Dark & mysterious
*aka Stella’s mum

Lucy Price Sacred Recovery Tribe

Sacred Recovery Collective – Holistic Practitioners

Lisa Nixon Sacred Recovery Tribe

Störii Wild – Clinical Herbalist 

Störii Wild is a clinical herbalist, homestead Mama and co-steward of the Wild Ellipsis Medicinal Herb Farm. 
 
The Wild Ellipsis organic farm is nestled on a beautiful Gulf Island off the West Coast of Canada where Störii raises chickens, Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats and grows an abundance of food and medicinal plants.  
 
Her passion for herbal and integrative medicine came to her during her own healing journey 15 years ago when she met her dear friend and lifelong mentor Dr. Lisa J Lundy. It was during her time working in Dr. Lundy’s clinic that she was witness to the incredible transformative power of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.  
 
Störii has spent many years apprenticing with some of the Coast’s most cherished herbalists: Seraphina Capranos , Jessy Delleman (Fireweed Farm & School) & Tony Oakworth. She completed her diploma and graduated from Dominion Herbal College in 2015 and has studied in the Phytotherapy diploma program through Pacific Rim College.  
 
An ellipsis is the “…” at the end of the sentence, it signifies an omission of speech or words, often because they are implied. Störii holds trust in that we need to begin to shift the way we talk about health and begin to fill in our own intentions and implications when it comes to self-healing. 
 
In her herbal practice, she entrusts the intelligence of plant’s, the wisdom of her ancestors and her fierce intuition. Störii looks deeply forward to connecting with you and facilitating you on your own journey, in the magical realm of Sacred Recovery.  You can find her on instagram at @storiiwild

“May you find happiness and health within your own ellipsis …”  

 Alter Ego: Bone Jeweler, shape shifter 
Liabilities: Too nice, a hermit with a bleeding heart
Assets: Sensitive, intuitive & fierce conviction 
Loves: Her human, fur & feathered children, the plants, bluegrass  
Style: Country bumpkin dresses, always with a good pair of earrings

Sacred Recovery Collective – Inspirational Recovery Advocates

Regan Spencer – Recovery Ally / Creative Extraordinaire / Soulful Sister

Regan is a writer, filmmaker, and person in long-term recovery who believes wholeheartedly in the healing powers of storytelling. She is dedicated to fostering connection and community, holding space for people to be exactly who they are, and teaching healthy ways to nourish oneself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Making life sacred, satisfying, and soulful is Regan’s mission, and some of her favourite ways to go about that are music, yoga, Tarot, hugs, and salt water (ocean and tears can help anything!)

Alter Ego: Dorky Professor
Liabilities: Chases shiny objects, falls in love too quickly, forgets she’s human and not a cat
Assets: Dreamer, ambassador of peace, fierce advocate of naps
Loves: Math, playing like a kid, Otis Redding
Style: Queen of power clashing

Regan Spencer Sacred Recovery Tribe

{ collective } – col·lec·tive \kə-ˈlek-tiv\ adjective.

Definition: shared or done by a group of people; involving all members of a group; of, relating to, or being a group of individuals; marked by similarity among or with the members of a group.

See also – fellowship, tribe

Josie Manyhairs – Spiritual Guru

Josie is a 5 year old rescue dog from Burns Lake, BC. She is the reason for Lisa’s sanity. She specializes in self-care, deep meditation and sacred pause.  She volunteers full time as a self proclaimed team guru. She has had plenty of experience in her 5 years of living on planet earth – she started volunteering as a therapy dog at a residential addiction treatment facility when she was only 3 months old!

Currently working on: Co-dependency, separation anxiety, and getting Stella to like her. (aka doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result).

Stella Luna – Tribe Elder

Stella is a 12 year old dog who knows what she wants out of life. She specializes in self-care, grooming and being in charge of everything all the time. Her past experience includes being in a leadership role for her entire life. She currently volunteers as a therapy dog and cuddle specialist at a Recovery House in Victoria, BC.

Stella is currently working on: re-enforcing boundaries, establishing dominance and constantly telling Josie she’s not interested.

Recovery is a sacred journey. Healing is a sacred art. We are sacred.