About

Brittney Shawnee’, LMT, 200CYT

WELCOME!


Hello, I’m Brittney. Wife, yogi, healer, and friend. I love helping people rediscover deep relaxation and connection in the mind-body. My work explores the intersections of cultural identity, spirituality and pleasure activism.

For a long time, I didn’t feel at home in my own body. I felt more betrayed by its inability to measure up to my long list of demands. Even in my attempts to wind down, restlessness and discomfort were constant companions. As I sought solutions, I couldn’t help but notice how many of my family, friends and community members were suffering through similar experiences. Even scarier than that, I had come to realize it had been wildly normalized and almost completely embedded into our way of life.

Inspired to change things for me and mine, I set out on a journey of self-study. I learned about the brilliance of our body intelligence and how for many of us it is suppressed by complex trauma experiences. Amazed at the wisdom and effectiveness of various holistic healing methods, I eagerly began to work on my personal health and well-being. Incorporating the transformative practices of yoga as well as other modalities and philosophies of African and Eastern origin into my life.

Through this study, I’ve had the privilege of being influenced by forward-thinkers such as Dr. Bessel van der Kolk – author of The Body Keeps the Score, and adrienne maree brown – writer and activist who coined the term “Pleasure Activism”, to name a couple. Their work has led me to a deeper understanding of selfhood and to more authentic ways for me to help cultivate change through my own work. Emphasizing a sense of autonomy, connection and community as we learn how to do this life thing together; whether in the face of day-to-day stress or oppressive social structures.

This site is a space where I share my thoughts, experiences, studies, work and ways to connect. I appreciate you as a community member if you so choose to be one.


LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST


Therapeutic massage is a skilled form of touch that can help restore balance and relaxation in the mind and body. I use an intuitive approach in applying various bodywork techniques to nurture the client’s trouble areas.

ENERGY MEDICINE PRACTITIONER


Energy healing addresses the electric energy that runs through and radiates from the body. I use an integration of Reiki, Pranic Healing and sound therapy to influence the energy fields of the clients fields to promote vitality and well-being.

CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR


On a deep spiritual level, yoga allows us to practice and embody “Oneness”, the understanding that everyone and everything exists in relationship to each other. Reconnect with the True Essence of Being through breath, movement and meditation exercises.


HOST OF THE AWKWARD ARIES PODCAST

Come join the conversation and let’s explore various aspects of the human experience together! I’ll be interviewing interesting people from different walks of life and sharing my own story as we dig into the infinite and multifaceted complexities of our wonderous existence.


WELLNESS WAKE UP

We are a team of wellness facilitators based in St. Louis who gather to support people all over the world to help them achieve their wellness goals. We orchestrate local and virtual community events to bring a variety of services and workshops meant to uplift and encourage participation in positive social change.