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"Kate makes me want to dance and dance"

"I warmly invite you to work with Kate Shela, a shamanic healer and teacher of rare ability, whose roots are in the rich, dark soil of authentic spirituality and who walks in two worlds offering potent and challenging adventures in both. You are in good hands."

"Kate Shela is a masterful instructor, guiding you through a unique spiritual and meditative exploration of the body, mind, and soul.  She leads 5Rhythms students on a journey of unrestrained movement thus fostering a better understanding of the body and mind connection.  Her class embodies the true essence of spiritual forgiveness and the potential for complete renewal and self.  Kate emanates a sense of safety and calm, tenderness and power. At Soho Dance LA Kate Shela has created an open, pure space for students to let go and find themselves free in the rhythm. Kate's class gave me an improved sense of well-being that I look forward to experiencing again.”
Raul Santiago, 2016 World Latin Hustle Champion

"Kate fucking Shela!! I love this woman.
She is a bold sacred treasure of vibrating flesh, great hair, poetry, soundscapes of perfection and divine wit and wisdom. Damn, we are so lucky to have her in LA.
I’ve danced my armor away until I didn’t know where I was anymore, and that’s a rare wonderful gift. Her enormous capacity to hold 90+ people with such intimacy and love is profound medicine that blows my body open every time. There is no place in the quick fad dance/fitness world of Los Angeles that one can go to sweat through every layer of clothing but never lose sight of their spirit and embodied experience. In both her 5Rhythms classes and the Way of the Melissae retreat, I have gone places where words cannot describe. Simply said, I’ve been led by Kate to the doorsteps of Love, Truth, Beauty and Embodied Spirit."
Rie Katagari, choreographer/dancer/erotic movement arts

"I met Kate Shela in puberty. Fast friends and fashion sisters we dove deep into the shamanic vibrating pool known as Gabrielle Roth. On the synchronized swimming team the 5Rhythms we learned to tread that water together and channel spirit through our limbs. Energetically I see her as fire on water. She taught me how to metaphorically 'surf in high heels', a skill that continues to save my life. I have often, when asked, described her unique teaching style as 'Gabrielle on acid'. Now shifted into the puberty of my maturity we continue to mirror each other’s essences upon request with fierce tenderness and artistic respect.Through the lens of the 5Rhythms WAVE perspective. Here is my KATE WAVE in quotes from the inspired.

"Some women fear the fire some women simply become it." R.H. Sin

"She’s mad but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire." Charles Bukowski

"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it." Michelle K

"You torment yourself wondering how they could not love your burning heart. And the answer darling, you are not the star you thought you were. You are the fucking universe and not everybody is an astronaut" Wild Moon Woman

"I want real, raw existence. I want to be on my death bed yelling Fuck that was good." Joe Straynge
Martha Peabody, Founder 5Rhythms Visual

"Kate Shela is a vivid, radiant and exhilarating teacher. The adventures she leads delving into the spirit of dance, open the way to uncovering the dark fertile places of the soul, body and heart and she navigates these explorations with an irresistible and artful grace."

"As a healer Kate has rescued me from a literal possession, freeing me from an entity that had almost consumed all of me and for that I am ever grateful... She is a Queen of dark jewels."

"Within minutes of my first session with Kate, her instructions moved through my body like a set of keys unlocking gates. Her workshops have led me to discover hidden patterns of physical and mental tension and shown me ways to move into them, move through them and then move on. Kate is the kind of teacher that will shed light on the path, but she ain't gonna walk it for you. With precision and fierce compassion she sets a sacred stage, while creating the safest of containers for whoever is willing to step in and go as far as they want to go."
Kevin Courtney, Yoga Instructor & Musician

"Kate Shela is the most wonderful, inspiring, fun, bullshit-detecting, provocative teacher. If you want to shake up your world in a way that is both fun and profound this is your woman. She is so brilliant that I had no choice but to marry her."

"Working with Kate Shela gave me back my spirit, courage, life force, and was tremendously healing. After few hours working with her, I healed issues that may have taken years to heal with traditional therapy. Her ability to move between realms, her generous flowing heart, incredible intellect, shamanic storytelling gifts all managed to free me from some post traumatic issues I was dealing with. Her energy, passion, will, and spirit are forces to be reckoned with. I feel so utterly grateful and blessed that I had a chance to work with this magical creature, this beautiful woman."
Shiva Rose, Creator of lifestyle site The Local Rose

"It is no exaggeration to say that seeing Kate Shela for shamanic healing has changed my life. New vistas have opened up for me and I am doing things now which I would not have dreamed of before I came to see her."

"Kate's teaching is all about energy. Not just the sheer amount of
energy she brings to the sessions, but the quality of her attentiveness and responsiveness to other peoples."

"Kate acknowledges fear, but never runs from it. This to me is key in a good teacher; with a fearless leader encouraging you, you are unafraid to lead yourself."