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In this episode, Cynthia Shockley interviews Kelly Shay of Harmonious World and Wellness. They discuss the role of healing in community and creating safe spaces to face our own darkness through music and art.
Kelly Shay has an extensive community and social services background with over two decades spent on enriching the lives of others and advocating for marginalized communities.
As an event producer and planner, Kelly has also been a founding leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within education and government systems.
Kelly studied art, psychology, dance, and theater arts at the University of Minnesota while also becoming a mother and having the opportunity to study music production that led to her calling as a DJ. She completed her undergraduate degree in youth studies, family social science, and African American studies with a minor in theater arts.
After numerous training she began teaching yoga in 2013 and has since then led yoga classes for pregnant women, mamas + babies, children of all ages, families, and adults. She has developed workshops for girls, women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ communities, in addition to being trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which has been used in her work with teen parents.
In 2020, she founded Harmonious World and as the Creative Director designs and produces events weaving together the arts and wellness industries into unique, empowering and healing experiences. Kelly provides nutrition and holistic health services as a Regenerative Health Practitioner, supports clients with herbalism and detoxification protocols, teaches plant-based cooking classes, offers private 1:1 yoga and meditation sessions, and is currently a prenatal and abdominal massage apprentice.
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