Sagan and Helena are two down-to-earth Earthlings who feel called to serve as ground control for fellow humans on transformational journeys of self discovery. Using a variety of traditional shamanic tools and modern psychotherapeutic modalities, they facilitate powerful inward journeys with an approach that is gradual, supportive, and based on informed consent. We run individual/couple's sessions, group retreats, and community circles. We welcome you to explore our website and feel free to reach out to us.

About Us

Sagan Climbing

Sagan Bolliger

I grew up close to nature on a farm in Nova Scotia. My early memories are filled with rich solitude sitting by the river in the forest or under the willow tree by the pond. Since my early teens I have been drawn to existential questions of life and death and to the path of introspection. In my 20s I did a bachelor’s in psychology and philosophy and a master’s in artificial intelligence at the University of Toronto. After studying the mind objectively for a number of years, I felt called to return my focus to the inner realm of being wherein rests the soul. Having stepped into the role of facilitating the inner work of others as a profession, I feel as though I am stepping in through the door of the house of my belonging.

I share my life with my partner, Helena, and together we have created a life filled with joy, love, and balance through our work, both inner and outer, and our shared love of nature, adventure, and freedom.

"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."

Helena Climbing

Helena Zhu

I spent my childhood between a quaint university campus, where my grandfather was a professor, and a rural home in the mountains in Sichuan, China. I have since spent a lot of my life on beautiful university campuses and in the mountains, both as a rock climber and a skier.

I come from an academic background in social sciences (Bachelor and Master of Arts from the University of British Columbia) and work experiences in journalism, policy, and international development, all of which help me understand humans in their contexts across time and space. I am fascinated by humans and in awe of the human capacity to heal, grow, forgive, and love. I find this line of work meaningful and rewarding for its ability to connect human beings to who they really are and what feels the most authentic to each individual. I intend to share my presence, compassion, and acceptance with our clients and colleagues. I appreciate living in reciprocity with other humans, earth, and life itself, sharing what I would want reflected back at me.

"The real work you have to do is in the privacy of your own heart."


Contact Us

All of our work is by-appointment, and if you would like to learn more, we invite you to reach out by email for an individual consultation. We can be reached at [email protected].

Vancouver, BC, Canada