About

My purpose is to use my curiosity and wisdom to guide and inspire others to be fully present and deeply connected as we all express our creativity, beauty, and light.

Life can be transformative, and I am happy to dive in with heart and soul.  Transitional times are interesting with there ebbs and flows.  I believe everything is here to help us learn and grow.  And as conscious beings, we can evolve for the good.

I am a Higher Health Coach, and I love serving people who are committed and excited to learn and grow.  What I have to teach you can transform your life.  I have a whole being approach that includes working with:

  1. Nutrition – bringing in the Highest Nutrient Foods possible for deep healing and your highest energy and vibration
  2. Lowering Stress – Adrenaline is poison in our bodies to the degree we experience it, and being your best is not possible if you are reacting all the time
  3. Emotional Intelligence – We are flooded these days with fear, anxiety, and overwhelm.  I will teach you how to deal with emotions so they can serve you.
  4. Healthy Habits –  We are made to be in sync with nature’s rhythms – most of us are out of sync.  When you get in sync you will have more energy, heal faster, and be more connected
  5. Energy Shifting – Let’s move out of the stuck energy and patterns so you can truly step into your highest potential.

I had my son Bodhi in 2013.  Being a mom has inspired me to be a better person.  I began this journey because I wanted to learn how to heal my body from wrist pain to knee pain to back pain.   I dove into the most hidden corners of my mind to reform my thoughts and belief patterns.  I changed my diet many times until I found what really worked for healing.  I worked hard to learn how to be present and deeply connected so that I can create the reality I want and live from a place of joy and gratitude.  I was strong and fit in many ways at the time as I was guiding all over the world year-round, but I was also pushing through injuries that just kept getting worst.  I had many surgeries on my knees, feet, and wrist.  I thought I was eating healthy.  And I thought I was at peace, until, I started to pay attention.  Then I realize that I was actually anxious and overwhelmed all the time.  I was always in the future, looking for the next thing I should be doing.  I never stopped moving.  I realized my limiting beliefs and became aware of how they were holding me back.  In essence, I began to take accountability for my health and wellness, and the journey has been enlightening, healing, and powerful.  I want to share it with you.  And my hope is that I can make the journey faster and easier for you.

So stick around and I will share what I have learned and continue learning with you.  It is truly as inspiring as climbing mountains around the world!

In 2016 I became certified as a Yoga Health coach through Cate Stillman at yogahealer.com.  What a cool experience.  Here is a blog where I talk about the meaningfulness of this journey in so many ways.  I have found a depth of joy I never knew was possible!

As a mountain guide, I have been sharing yoga with people in a mountain setting for years now leading yoga ski trips, yoga rock climbing adventures, and teaching yoga whenever I can on mountaineering trips around the world in places like Denali, Nepal, Indonesia, and locally here in Utah.  I started doing yoga in 2004 after I had been guiding for several years.  It has helped me save my body from the pounding I was imposing on it carrying heavy packs and climbing up mountains.  Through yoga, I have learned how to listen to my body, how to breathe more fully, and how to calm my mind in a way that makes everything I do in life more vibrant.

 I did my first yoga training in Nepal, which was a 200hr intensive month-long training through Sapta Yoga International.  I went into the training directly after guiding a 3-week trip over there where I had worked myself into a very painful back problem.  I was hoping to heal it in the training and gratefully it worked.  Where I could not bend over or move my back at all in the beginning, by the end I could fold myself in half and had more flexibility than ever in my life.  I realized the power we have to heal our own bodies with yoga, nutrition, and meditation.
I have since participated in Anusara training including Immersion 1,2, and 3 and Teacher Training 1 and 2.   I feel grateful to have learned very specific alignment techniques to teach while weaving in a heart theme into each class.   I also participated in an 85hr Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training.    It is a transformative time for me in body, mind, and soul.  Yoga helps make this transformation more beautiful and special.
Yoga has shaped and changed my life in so many ways, I hope to share more stories with you.  I practice embodying the greatest love and seeing the highest in myself and others!  Namaste to you all!!  It is really a journey into deeper self-love.  From this place anything is possible!

Books and Resources that I love:

Here are some of my favorite teachers and books that have helped me on this journey:

Nutrition:

Anthony William – all of his books are full of deep learning, if you want to finally have guidance on what works with food, read his stuff
Books:  The Liver Rescue, Celery Juice, Life-Changing Foods, and Cleanse to Heal
Micheal Greger MD – In his book How Not to Die, Dr. Gregor shares so many facts, studies, and research to help us navigate food from a research-based place.  If you like to see research to support claims this is a great guide for you.  His website – NutritionFacts.org.  You can look up the exact nutrition of many foods and gain a wealth of knowledge there.
John Robbins – Food for a New America – another great resource
Dr. Susan Pierce Thompson – Bright Line Eating
Chris Beat Cancer – ChrisBeatCancer.com  and he has a book
Movies:  Forks over Knives;  The Game Changers;   Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead;  What the Health
Other Doctors that I follow and recommend that are leading the field of healing with Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Approach:
Dr. Brooke Golden MD
Saray Stancic MD
Linda Carney MD
Neal Barnard MD
Christiane Northrup MD
Brenda Davis RD
Vandana Shiva PhD
Aysha Akhtar MD
Joel Fuhrman MD
Kristi Funk MD
Danie Amen MD
MattMcCarthy MD
Michael Klaper MD
Zach Bush MD

Mindset:

The Success Principles – Jack Canfield
The Energy Codes – Dr. Sue Morter
The Book of Joy – Dalai Lama, Desmund Tutu, Douglas Abrams
The Illusion of Money – Kyle Cease
The Energy Bus – Jon Gordon
Reprogram Your Subconscious – Gale Glassner Twerkey
Love Whatever Arises – Matt Kahn
The Biology of Belief – Dr. Bruce Lipton
The 5 -Second Rule- Mel Robbins
Autobiography of a Yoga – Paramhansa Yogananda
The Healing Self – Deepak Chopra MD
You can Heal your Life – Louise Hay
The Map – Bonnie Lonnsburry
A New Earth – Ekhart Tolle
Savor – Thich Nhat Hahn, Lillian Cheung
The Deepest Acceptance – Jeff Foster
The Law of Attraction – Esther and Jerry Hicks (and many other books by them)
The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Anchor
Intentional Living – John Maxwell
The Nature Fix – Florence Williams
Seat of the Soul – Gary Zukav
Becoming Supernatural – Dr. Joe Dispenza
The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks (and many others by him)
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It – Kamal Ravikant
Sacred Contracts – Caroline Myss (and many others by her)

Ayurveda/Yoga:

Ayurveda – Vasant Lad
The Bhagavad Gita – Eknath Easwaran

Emotions:

The Language of Emotions – Karla McLaren
Emotional Agility – Susan David
Yoga for Emotional Flow – Stephen Cope
What makes Love Last – John Gottman, Nan Silver

Habit Change:

Zen to Done – Leo Babauta
The Power of Less = Leo Babauta
Good to Great – Jim Collins
Atomic Habits – James Clear

Parenting:

The Awakened Family – Shefali Tsabary PhD
Positive Parenting – Rebecca Eanes
Parenting with Presence – Susan Stiffelman
The Whole-Brain Child – Daniel Siegel, Tina Payne, Dryson
10 Ways to Grow Tiny Super- Humans – Ben Greenfield
The Me, Me, Me Epidemic – Amy Cready
Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives – Deepak Chopra MD
The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents – Deepak Chopra MD

Relationships:

Conscious Loving Ever After – Gay Hendriks Ph.D. and Kathlyn Hendricks Ph.D.

Comments (2)

Amanda Hastings

Jun 13, 2013 at 3:42 AM

Hello Winslow, I enjoyed reading your bio. What a beautiful story. I’m interested in talking to you about your yoga and in particular the prenatal yoga training you just completed. I started doing yoga 4 years ago when I was pregnant with my baby and it has since changed my life. I practiced throughout my pregnancy and I believe it really helped me create a beautiful birth. I’ve since become a doula and would like to add a prenatal yoga certification as well. Where did you receive this certification? I’d love hear about your experience with this! I’m located in Salt Lake City and would love to connect or talk sometime. Looking forward to your reply! Namaste xo
Amanda

Winslow Passey

Nov 09, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Love to connect with you about this. I think practicing yoga was so good for me in my pregnancy too. What a powerful way to connect and prepare. I did my training in Boulder at a place called Yo Mama from two amazing ladies Katie and Kirsten. They have a level 1 & 2. Each are four days long. I was so glad to do both. Feel free to call me. Love to chat. Email me your number. Winslowpassey@gmail.com

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