Soul Diving Institute

Shelley's Achievements & Experiences


“There is no end to education.  It is not that you read a book, pass an examination,
and finish with education. 
The whole of life, from the moment you are born
to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Shelley Whizin, Founder and Master Soul Diver of the Soul Diving Institute, The Premiere Training Center for Navigating the Human Experience, has studied the human-spiritual dynamic her whole life.  Being a spiritual seeker, she became a yoga teacher in her early twenties, and spent almost a decade as an advertising director for a national franchise chain, introducting spiritual concepts into her advertising and merchandising campaigns, making "healthy relationships" the key ingredient to successful business practices.  

She continued her professional career by co-creating a marketing design company, where she introduced a spiritual color-healing system into the 100-year old bedding industry, demonstrating that spiritual concepts can be equally effective in the corporate world.  Why?  Because "people" inhabit every place, regardless of the role they play in life.

In the nonprofit world for over 18 years, Shelley served on various boards of directors, and co-founded the Whizin Foundation, supporting Jewish family education, along with Jewish spiritual renewal and synagogue programs, with her great desire to bring spirituality back into Judaism.  Her love of live musical theatre, led to co-founding the Here’s To Life Foundation, reaching teens at risk through art and entertainment.  She produced two original musical plays, bussing in thousands of troubled teens from half-way houses, residential treatment centers and other such organizations.

Her journey of initiation with Shaman in Peru, back in the eighties, catapulted her into the cosmic world of conscious dying.  She continued her fascination by studying different cultural views of living and dying, spending a brief time in India and furthering her studies in America, where she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Jewish Studies.  All of this preparation gave her the ability to help navigate her friend's dying journey in 2007.   It was through this life-changing, profound experience that she knew death didn't have to be an awful experience (even though it's sad).  By what she learned, having a sacred dying experience was not only possible, it could actually be beautiful, filled with love and healing, not only for the person who is dying, but also for the family left behind.   

She went on to become a Certified End of Life Trainer for The Twilight Brigade, a Master Soul Diver, various certifications as a Life Coach, and a Certified Death Midwife. 

Shelley’s mission is to inspire and guide people through all of life’s transitions, empowering individuals to explore, discover, and consciously navigate their human experience, celebrating the fulfillment of the soul in a loving, lighthearted way.

There is no question that Shelley is a life-long learner.  Her passion for learning is equal to her passion for sharing her experiences with others, imparting the valuable lessons that have changed, and continue to change her own life.  She delights in empowering others to cut the gap time between what they want and where they are. 

By taking herself on journeys into various Native American, Eastern and Western cultures, she has accumulated a treasure chest of tools, looking through a multitude of different perspectives and coaching methodologies, she has created her own system, teaching people how to become competeten and confident soul divers, able to hold the space for people to have their experiences... all rooted in love and healing.

Here is a peek into some of her achievements and life experiences:

  • Master Soul Diver/Profssional Life Coach (Soul Diving Institute)
  • Certified High Performance Coach (High Performance Academy)
  • Certified End of Life Trainer (The Twilight Brigade)
  • Certified Death Midwife (Sacred Crossings)
  • Founding Board Member for Anam Cara Hospice Topanga
  • Certified Dream Builder Coach (Life Mastery Institute)
  • Certified Hypnosis/NLP Master Results Coach/Presenter (Wealth Academy)
  • Certified Speaker/Trainer/Facilator (Peak Potentials)
  • Toltec Training, Mexico  (from the teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements)
  • Co-Founder/Chair/Producer, Here's To Life Foundation (Reaching teens at risk, through art & entertainment)
  • BA, American Jewish University (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Co-Founder/VP Whizin Foundation (Non Profit)
  • Co-Founder/VP Two Eagles Design (NP Management)
  • Shaman's Journey of Initiation/Apprenticeship, Peru (4 Winds Society)
  • Seva/Study, Penukonda, India (Swami Kaleshwar)
  • Co-Founder/President, Lighthearts Inc. (High-End Bedding Design/Manufacturer)
  • Designer, SSW Originals (High-End Hand Painted Clothing)
  • Advertising Director, United Rent-All (National Franchise Chain)
  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Graduate, Mind Psybiotics Program
  • Much, much more to come...