Welcome to the place where your spirit can dance


Lynn Baskfield guides you through rites of passage* with storytelling, writing, creative expression, ritual, retreats, nature and very centrally, the wisdom of horses. A lifelong horsewoman, she partners with horses to evoke insights and learning that you cannot get by thinking, reading, or talk coaching only.  If you work with Lynn and her experiential coaching approach, confidence, joy and creative solutions will emerge naturally.

Lynn holds an M.A in Human Development and is a certified life coach, transformational educator and author. As owner of SpiritDance Coaching, she has been coaching, training, and conducting retreats for individuals and corporate groups since 1997. She also trains and mentors equine guided professionals around the world.

* Adult Rites of Passage: Stepping into Your Big Dream, Career Change, Empty Nest, Moving, Conscious Aging, Facing Chronic or Life-Threatening Illness, Loss and Grief



I'm so glad you came to visit! Please take your time and look around. There is much good food for your soul here at SpiritDance. For now, I'll jump right in and show you..    Warmly, Lynn


How Coaching Works
Coaching assumes you are creative, resourceful and whole. There is nothing to fix. Just as every Olympic athlete has a coach, healthy people have coaches to hold the space of discovery, uncover blind spots that may be holding you back, identify strengths you didn't know you had and remind you of the magnificent soul you are.

First and foremost, I am a coach. I've been helping transform lives for over 20 years. As your coach, I help you step into the vision for your life that wants to come front and center. 

Here's how I help you do that. 

Together we:

  • Clarify what you want
  • Identify obstacles that keep you stuck and how you can break through
  • Design a plan that includes easy to manage, bite-sized steps to living a life of heart and meaning

 My SpiritDance Coaching Model shows you visually what we may explore together to reconnect you with what you love in your relationships, career, spirituality and fun. Bear in mind that the model is for understanding the big picture. The coaching process, like life, is not linear. In coaching we dance with the process as you are in action creating your ideal life.

 "Through all this change you've been a touchstone for me. You see me for who I am and where I am in the moment. You've helped me be patient with myself. I now feel that I am home."     - Nancy P., M.A., Medical Writer, Minneapolis, MN

New clients who wish to commit to an in-depth program do a two-hour Discovery Process that helps identify values and goals as part of your coaching process. Returning clients build on previous work and deepen from there. See coaching program options. 


You can do phone coaching or in-person coaching at my office. Or, for additional learning and deep insights you can coach with the horsesBecause of this flexibility, it doesn't matter where you live. 


Now offering Coaching on Demand

Book a spot when you need it!


30 or 60 minutes






Thank you. Lynn, for all you have done to make all these changes in my life possible - through your confidence, faith, belief in a seed wanting to emerge.  I have been so blessed by all I have learned ... and have found and claimed so much more of myself.  It is a wonderful feeling.  Looking forward to the wonders that lie ahead!    - R.G. Minneapolis,MN





Rite of Passage Rituals

I currently  guide you in your personal rite of passage rituals online. I will resume in-person rituals when things open up after Covid 19.

Ritual is an ancient art that gives access to parts of the self our thinking and language doesn’t get at. It has elements of both being and doing, but springs from that deep place of being that is silence. From the silence emerges symbols, images, new perspectives and old wisdom that you can bring into your life for healing, regeneration and creating a new future.

Ritual sessions are 2 hours long. 

The rituals below can be customized to help carry you through your adult rite of passage: Stepping into Your Big Dream, Career Change, Empty Nest, Moving, Aging, Facing Chronic or Life-Threatening Illness, Loss and Grief

  • Sacred Fire
  • Tarot Reading
  • Collage Making
  • Myth Weaving
  • Expanding your Story
  • Guided Imagery 
  • Time with Blue Angel
  • Walking the Medicine Wheel



Lynn's latest edition of her book

Some People You Will Always Love: 

Finding the Stories that Satisfy Your Soul

I use story as an integral coaching tool for clarifying values, honoring the past and creating new futures. 

Also available on Kindle

The stories in Some People You will Always Love are simple, true stories of the day-to-day that will return you to the enchantment of your own life and your own stories.

Some of the stories in the book tell about how the author found her voice and her stories, giving you inspiration and clues for finding yours. Some of he stories observe little miracles and meanderings in the lives of others; they remind you to notice the stories all around you. These, too, are the stories of your life. 

This book makes celebrating your life through story an accessible, exciting process. The simple but powerful exercises at the end of each chapter will help you to find the stories that satisfy your soul. You will put the book down knowing that you, too, are a storyteller.