Meet Your Solstice Chakra Reset Curators:
Empress Thandi Wise & Sheena Sood
Empress Thandi Wise is a certified yoga teacher (ECYT 800), massage therapist (LMT 700), Womb Wellness Practitioner, Certified and registered Colon Hydro Therapist, with the International Association of Colon Hydro-Therapy (IACT), a Holistic Medicine Woman, Birth Doula, Full Lotus Birth Practitioner and EFT (tapping coach). She is the founder of Wise Wellness- Yoga Centre and Health Food Store in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, where she teaches holistic lifestyle and yoga.
When she noticed the numbers for non-communicable diseases were on a rise in her homeland, Empress Thandi moved back to Jamaica with her family to share her passion for Holistic & ancestral wisdom and organic farming.
Wellness is her ministry and passion of which she shares her love of both. A mother of 5 children, 5 dogs, 14 chickens.
She is married to International recording artist Stephen "Ras-Katri" Wise. Her mission is to help all beings activate their natural innate wisdom to heal mind body and spirit from Ancestral Wisdom.
Sheena Sood, PhD (she/her) is a Philadelphia-based activist, educator, sociologist, and healing justice visionary of South Asian descent and southern roots. Sheena has studied yoga, Ayurvedic Kundalini Massage therapy, Reiki, and sound healing traditions at Kailash Tribal School of Yoga and Holistic Healing in Mcleodganj, India (YTT - 200hr, AYTTC - 500hr). Sheena enjoys teaching gentle vinyasa or hatha practices infused with embodied liberatory philosophy. Recently, she launched Yoga Warrior Tales, an adventure-based mindfulness program for kids.
Currently, Sheena serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Muhlenberg College in the Sociology and Anthropology department, where she teaches introductory and advanced sociology courses covering social and cultural movements. Her current research project Omwashing Yoga: Weaponized Spirituality in India, Israel and the US scrutinizes the application of yoga and mindfulness around the globe, particularly by far-right governments who use yoga to advance their colonial and ethnonationalist agendas. Rather than propagate narratives that glorify yoga’s ancient past, Sheena works to curate healing justice offerings through frameworks that recognize yoga’s oppressive layers and its liberatory potential; she envisions a futuristic yoga that centers collective freedom and embodies political action by centering humanity, all living beings, and Mother Earth.
Sheena is grateful to call Philly home and to be in relationship with healers, artists, cultural workers, and grassroots groups that work to abolish the carceral state and free all political prisoners.