Meet the Founder
Lexií Galbreath is a water-woman, yogi, blue health researcher, and eco-therapist who calls Newport, Oregon home. Living globally Lexií takes all her experience from time spent in the water diving, surfing, and sailing to teach others how to be safe, have fun, and heal in and out of the water. Deeply influenced by the ocean and commonly described as a rebel with a cause she uses her passions for surfing, freediving, spearfishing, nature immersion, and health & wellness to provide space for holistic healing. She is a certified Surf & SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Instructor & Freediver trained in trauma recovery, grief care, and ocean safety. She continues to have personal experience using nature and blue spaces to recover from a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and alcoholism. Wearing her heart on her sleeve she works every day to help others find their flow state, connect deeper into nature and themselves, and how to heal with natural tools such as water.
Meet the Team
Beach Guide, Therapy Dog & ESA (Emotional Support Animal)
Khonshu is a trained therapy Dog & an emotional support animal. He is more than happy to sit in during a lesson or 1:1 session with Lexií if you think that would benefit your healing. Khonshu specializes in anxiety & depression, however, he is ready to be a friend to everyone. Having Khonshu join during a session or lesson is completely optional. If for any reason you do not want khonshu to join your session that is totally acceptable & completely okay.
Director of Film & Photography
*FILM/PHOTOGRAPHY DURING LESSONS IS AN OPTIONAL FEATURE*
An international & certified film maker and passionate kayaker, Darian is a Director who has experience filming in and out of the water and in a wide variety of outdoor spaces. When you book with us you have the option of adding a media package to a regular lesson or book with Darian if you need film/photography in or out of the water without a lesson/privately. His favourite Blue Space is the North Sea.
*Darian does not teach lessons or see clients 1:1, however, he would be totally stoked to help you document part of your journey*
Surf Instructor & Water Safety
Ty learned to surf in the breaks of northern Oregon. He enjoys the challenge of surfing waves of all sizes. And truly finds joy inspiring others to explore surfing and all the ocean has to offer. His favourite break is Seaside's Cove where many different types of waves can be found. And the tree filled mountains are the backdrop.
Founder/Director & Lead Instructor
Operating as a Blue Health Researcher & Counselor in training, Lexií Galbreath has a background in and continues to study & work specializing in trauma recovery & grief care that utilizes surfing and ocean play as a holistic healing modality. Taught by a WSL World Champion, and recognized globally as a NSSIA certified Instructor, Lexií has the skills, knowledge, and passion to teach others about the Human-Ocean relationship as well as how to surf or SUP. Her favourite waves can be found at Agate Beach (Oregon, US) & Chicama (Peru).
Here's what you will learn when you book a session with Selkie Soul Work!
The Ocean can be an overwhelming and even at times a scary place. It absolutely demands a level of respect that anyone can learn to be comfortable with. When you book with Selkie Soul Work your safety is the number one priority! Come spend time on the beach & in the water and learn to read the environment solidifying an understanding of everything from the topography & tides to swell forecasting and what to properly bring with you to the beach on any given day.
Contact us with any questions.
Ocean & Beach Etiquette
Board Handling/Surf & SUP Skills
Blue Health- How Your Health is Linked to the Ocean
"I felt like I was truly able to let go of what was weighing me down and find balance in myself as well as a new found love for the ocean. A place I was always afraid of before."
You do not "heal" from trauma. You simply reconnect with that secret place inside that was never traumatized, never damaged, never unsafe and never "unhealed" in the first place.
Healing does not happen in linear time, then. Your True Self, absolute and ever-present, innocent and whole and free, is not a future destination, but a present moment reality, always.
Healing involves remembering this inner sanctuary, reconnecting with the wholeness, love, beauty, and true safety that you are
You are not broken friend...
You are unbreakable!