Shift into Cryptos

Learn to Safely Buy, Sell and Store Digital Assets

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10 Live 90-Minute Zoom Webinars: Fully Recorded.

Online access to Christina and your fellow participants from around the globe, including posting forum.

Deluxe level includes 3 Additional Inner Work Webinars plus private coaching with each host.

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Learn at your own pace with our complete Home Study Kit.

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Both co-hosts are available for add on Private Coaching.

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Did you know that since its inception in 2008, Bitcoin has outperformed every other asset class in history?

Despite this powerful fact, many investors resist getting into the cryptocurrency markets.  Especially generations older than the Millennials … Gen X and Boomers who stick with traditional, familiar investment options.

This is poised to change as the world around us goes increasingly digital, shifting cryptos into the mainstream.

Historically, the crypto market has been unpredictable and volatile, and some of the first users were shady criminals on the “dark web.” However, cryptos and blockchain adoption are now moving at a fast clip.

Ordinary investors (regular folks) are paying off their homes and quitting wage-slave jobs thanks to strategic crypto investments and  lucky shots that “went to the moon.” Just this year, the meme coin Shiba Inu came out of nowhere to post an eye-popping gain!

Yes, some people have gotten very rich. While others have lost their cryptos because they forgot the password to their account or were scammed out of their money.  The Crypto space is an airplane that is being built as it’s flying!

The profits can be insane, but so can the risks if you don’t know what you are doing.


After completing the course, you will know:

  1. Key terminology used in the crypto space;
  2. The main digital assets classes and some of the top performers in each sector;
  3. Best practices for safely buying, selling and storing digital currencies; and
  4. Strategies for developing your first portfolio (broker, personal research, investment services etc.), following the market, and reporting your earnings at tax time.

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  1. Set up an account on a reputable cryptocurrency exchange;
  2. Purchase and set up a Ledger Nano S hardware wallet to store your digital assets;
  3. Move digital assets between an exchange/brokerage firm and your hardware wallet; and
  4. Cash-out profits from any successful investments.



Shift Into Cryptos offers you a guided tour of the crypto space that includes a primer on how to safely buy, sell and store digital assets.

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Session 1 & 2: The New Currency of Trust: A Brief Overview Bitcoin, Blockchain & Web 3.0

Session 3: A New Asset Class is Born: Key Crypto Sectors & Intro to Payment Coins

Session 4: Intro to Meme Coins, Stablecoins & Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)

In these sessions, you learn what a blockchain is, familiarize yourself with crypto terminology, survey the use cases for this revolutionary technology, and meet the top digital assets including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, Doge, Solana, Ripple, Polkadot and the stablecoins. You also explore basic approaches to developing a portfolio and consider the benefits of using a cryptocurrency broker vs doing your own trades on an exchange.

Session 5: Mastering the Mechanics: Choosing an Exchange & Setting up Your Hardware Wallet

Session 6: Foundational Importance: The Power of Smart Contract Platforms

Session 7: The Metaverse is Here! The Boom in Blockchain Gaming & Virtual Real Estate

These sessions help you master the mechanics of buying, selling and storing cryptocurrencies. This is perhaps the most unsettling part for newcomers. You learn the basics of, and have a chance to practice:

  1. Opening an account on an exchange;
  2. Setting up and using a hardware wallet to send and receive coins; and
  3. Cashing out and keeping the appropriate records for tax purposes.

You also learn about common security risks and best practices to mitigate them.

NOTE: To get the most out of the Kit, please purchase a Ledger Nano S immediately, so you can practice the skills listed above.  See “What You Will Need” below for details.

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Session 8: The NFT Craze: Digital Assets & Their Starring Role in Metaverse Economies

Session 9: Tips for Designing & Managing Your Portfolio

Session 10: Movers & Shakers: Market Dynamics & Price Potentials

Bonus Session: Final Q&A & Dove Club Launch

This part of the Kit considers more advanced topics such as staking, airdrops, NFTs and the metaverse. Also a look at market dynamics with a focus on trends and an eye to the future.

Additional Bonuses:

  1. Best Practices for Starting Your Crypto Journey Safely
  2. Tips for Doing Your Own Crypto Research (DYR)
  3. Instructions to Set up Your Hardware Wallet
  4. Send & Receive Coins Using Ledger Nano S
  5. Set-Up & Track Your Portfolio

Get ready to redefine the perimeter of your comfort zone!


SHIFT-IT Maps to the Rescue!

Process Group 1:  Visioning  (What Does Your Future Self Want to Be/Do Through Your Cryptos?)

Process Group 2: Shift Problematic Old Wounds and Conditioning  (Via Powerful Orphan Rescue & AlphaMind Protocols)

Process Group 3: Self Inquiries (Consciousness Balances Our Nervous Systems, One Sage at a Time)

Speaking of comfort zones … like any financial or technology topic, it’s not unusual to ‘have your stuff come up’.  Money and tech can often surface our inner wounds, fears, concerns, blocks and resistance. It can be scary to break out of one’s comfort zone and do something new, especially where money is concerned!  Both hosts empathize because we both had to do Inner Work to more gracefully shift into Crypto investing.  This course has a super progressive Deluxe Level with 3 Process Group Sessions (Christina’s specialty aided by her Visual Maps).  Plus Deluxe Members also get 2 Private Coaching Sessions (45-Minutes each) – one with Chanel (Cryptos) and one with Christina (Inner Work).


This course is for people with little or no experience with cryptocurrencies or investing. It’s also for investors who want to fill in missing gaps. It starts with basic principles and builds from there. It is designed for beginners who have an open mind, a can-do attitude, and the willingness to learn about these new technologies. You don’t need to be a techie, but you should have good basic computer skills and be able to comfortably navigate the internet, download apps, and use two-factor authentication.

Please Note: Chanel Monk and Christina Merkley are NOT financial advisors and do not offer financial or investment advice. The course is for educational purposes to introduce you to the crypto terrain.  Any financial choices you decide to take are through your own sovereign power.   


While most of Shift Into Cryptos involves explaining the fundamentals of blockchain and teaching you how to safely buy, sell and store cryptos, it is delivered with a special nod to the needs of creative and/or spiritually oriented individuals many of whom have struggled with, or have not been particularly interested in, financial matters.

spiritual creative person meditatingYou may not think spirit would answer your call for abundance through something as crass as cryptocurrency but consider this: Celebrity psychic and cryptocurrency advocate Michelle Whitedove writes, “I predicted years ago that the good cryptos would do well. They are a gift from spirit. A chance for good people to do well and make money they would never have been able to otherwise.”

Whether or not you agree with Whitedove, one thing is certain: The window for big gains is closing. Fortunately, you still have time to get on board before the fast-approaching tsunami of mass retail and institutional adoption sweeps this opportunity away. Of course, no one knows for sure how it will play out, but wouldn’t it be great to have the basic knowledge and skills needed to take advantage of this unique opportunity, if it’s right for you?


If you intend to practice buying, selling and transferring cryptos, you will need:

  • Decent computer and mobile phone;
  • A Ledger Nano S hardware wallet
    • SCAMMER alert. Only purchased from to avoid getting a compromised wallet
    • Please purchase as soon as possible to avoid waits; and
  • Money to purchase a small amount of crypto (less than $50).

Optional but recommended if you plan to pursue investing:

  • A safety deposit box to store the backup for your hardware wallet; and
  • A subscription to a VPN service to protect your privacy online.
  • A downloadable Coin Report from one of our favorite resources ($99).


Chanel Monk

Chanel Monk’s Bio:

A former head floor trader for Merrill Lynch Securities, Chanel left the world of institutional investment to obtain a PhD in the sociology of religion. Strangely, when blockchain technologies first emerged in 2008, she was struck by the similarities between Bitcoin and the spiritual-but not religious phenomenon both of which operate as decentralized networks that give power back to the people.

Since 2005, she has worked as a college and university instructor. Although she is a highly trained researcher and critical thinker, she is not a cryptocurrency expert, financial planner, broker, accountant, or investment advisor. Rather she comes to you as a crypto enthusiast and fellow traveler captivated by how crypto works. She is delighted to share her insights and firsthand experiences with other spiritual folk who want to get in on the action. Her motto: “Hey, I am no tech genius; if I can do it, you can too.”

Christina Merkley

Christina Merkley’s Bio:

Christina is the host of SHIFT-IT School – an online hub for visual skills and internal arts. An internationally respected trainer and mentor, she offers leading-edge experiences and trainings for the creative and spiritually inclined. She first learned about crypto in 2017, in an ayahuasca retreat in Peru surrounded by young male Joe Rogan listeners … she’s delighted to pair with Chanel to offer crypto education for our demographic!


Shift Into Cryptos is offered via 10 Live Webinars, 90-minutes each. All sessions are fully recorded for easy playback and participation at your own pace (if the live times are inconvenient for your schedule).


10 Live 90-Minute Zoom Webinars

Fully Recorded

Thursdays, February 17 – April 21, 2022
Noon-1:30 pm Pacific Time
1 Mountain, 2 Central, 3 Eastern
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Australasia: Early Friday Mornings
Europe: Evenings

Additional Deluxe Level: 3 Live 90-Minute Zoom Webinars
Fridays: March 4, March 25 and April 15
Noon – 1:30 pm Pacific Time
1 Mountain, 2 Central, 3 Eastern
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Plus Deluxe Members also get 2 Private Coaching Sessions (45-Minutes each) – one with Chanel (Cryptos)
and one with Christina (Inner Work). Book into their schedules at a time that works for you.

*** Live Times Not Convenient?

See Home Study Kit for self-paced option.


This course is delivered via live Zoom Webinar technology. You join online each week via your computer, tablet or mobile phone. All sessions are fully recorded.

A private online forum that allows communication throughout the length of the course and beyond is also provided. The forum is an integral part of your learning. You post assignments and read the posts of others. Chanel and Christina comment plus provide additional feedback via live Q&A and private coaching sessions.

Shift Into Cryptos with sketch of Christina Merkely and Siobhan Chandler signature thumbnail for Chanel and ChristinaWHAT’S INCLUDED AND PAYMENT OPTIONS:


4 Levels to Choose From:



Carefully Choose Your Payment Plan Below

BASIC – $497.00 ($392 USD*)


  • 10 Live Online Webinars (90-minutes each);
  • Class Notes and Resources;
  • Video and MP3 Recordings;
  • Private Online Forum for assignments and questions.

1 payment of $497.00 ($392 USD*)
3 monthly payments of $182.00 CAD ($144 USD*)
7 monthly payments of $85.00 CAD ($67 USD*)


DELUXE – $997.00 CAD ($787 USD*)

Includes the Basic Package Plus:

  • 3 Group Processing Sessions for Deep Inner Alignment (90-minutes each);
  • Visuals Maps and Access to Extensive Orphan Rescue and AlphaMind materials;
  • 2  Private Coaching Sessions: 45-minutes each, one with Chanel Monk (crypto) and one with Christina Merkley (inner work), by Private 1:1 Zoom Webinar.


1 payment of $997.00 CAD ($787 USD*)
3 monthly payments of $350.00 CAD ($276 USD*)
10 monthly payments of $110.00 CAD ($87 USD*)



Same as Basic Level. For folks who have attended this program before (either via the Live Online Class or the Home Study Kit) and would like to go through again with a new cohort and market context.  This option is also for folks who can’t afford regular plans due to currency devaluation and/or financial difficulties.  Please be honest so people who truly need them aren’t left out.


1 payment of $247.00 CAD ($195 USD*)
3 monthly payments of $85.00 CAD ($67 USD*)
7 monthly payments of $40.00 CAD ($32 USD*)



Available at any time for self-paced learning.



* Fees are in Canadian Funds. USD fees quoted are approximate. Exact exchange fluctuates and depends on day/time purchased and policies of credit card used (see for daily rate). Plus applicable taxes for Canadian residents. Payment plans are legal contracts to be fulfilled per terms stated. The 1 pay is the most affordable option, as payment plans include additional fees. First payment immediate, then pulled every 30 days until complete.

Yours in financially shifting it,

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Chanel Monk & Christina Merkley

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P.S. Questions? Email Christina’s assistant Patricia at Exploratory Chats available with Christina should you wish to discuss your fit for the course.

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