Shakera is a reiki practitioner and birth worker. Her desire is to support herself and others in unlocking personal healing, growth and embodiment.
When tasked with writing a bio, I am unsure if I will ever know how to define myself. In a form that does not deviate from the traditional template, I am the Executive Director of Collective Climb, a 501c3 organization dedicated to ensuring young people have a space to realize the community they wish to see. I was born in so-called Virginia and moved to sc West Philadelphia 5 years ago. I fell in love with 52nd street first--its cracked side walks, the roar of the el train, the taste of water ice, and the various tempos of "yerrpppppp" in the background. Philly did for me what I hope Collective Climb does for the young people who have always called this place home.
For Over 10 years, Neha worked in women’s trauma centers, health clinics, and global nonprofits while also earning a Master’s of Social Work. For many years, she struggled with her own health and with the help of a Naturopathic Physician, she was able to resolve many root issues in body, mind, and spirit. She has much appreciation for holistic and natural health and is studying to be an Ayurvedic Practitioner.
Emily Mary Booth
Emily (she/they) completed their YTT-200 with Susanna Barkataki in the hatha yoga tradition, and studied trauma-informed yoga with with Ashley Tryba. Her goal is to honor the roots of yoga and to help students (herself included!) experience a greater sense of self-agency, on and off the mat.
Hanna has worked as a professional nanny for the last 4 years & has completed over 330 hours of continuing education. She received training as a birth & postpartum doula as well as extensive training with RIE--& is generally fascinated by small humans & supporting the people who nurture them.
Nomi (she/her) grew up in Philly. She believes in the power of community and that listening together reveals a deeper intelligence. She also believes that we teach what we need to know.
Natasha & meg
Co-teaching Please see bios below