2024 Black History Month: Centering Mind & Body

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Guided Meditation and Yoga Experience

It is so important to practice self-care, Ubuntu. Attendees can join virtually or in person for Centering Meditation by "Daughter of Ra" Shawnte' Williams and A Relaxing Yoga Experience by "The Zen Bin" Sierra Carter.

  • Thursday, February 15
  • 12:00-1:30PM
  • Virtual or In-Person

About our Presenters

Shawnte' Williams "Daughter of Ra"

Shawnte’ Williams is a holistic herbalist. She began her love of herbs as a little girl running around in her Granny’s garden. Every morning, they would go out in the garden, and sing, talk and care for all of the wonderful magical plants growing there. Her Granny would teach her the temperaments of each plant, the proper placements for them, how to nurture and care for the soil so they can grow and thrive. She was full of questions and her Granny always seemed to have all the answers for her young curious mind. They would spend endless hours in the morning working in the garden, and even more time in their sunroom and kitchen; This is where the magic happened. They would dry herbs, canned fresh fruits, make tinctures and bitters, as well as prepare meals for the family.


Using natural remedies for common colds, fevers, and illnesses were second nature to her family. They hardly ever got sick and words like holistic or herbalism did not exist in their vocabulary, it was just their way of life. That was just how her Granny did it, and her Great Granny did it and her Great Great Granny. Generations of homeopathic practices being passed down organically, practices brought to the western world from Central Africa.

Answering the call to carry on the family traditions in homeopathic practices, alone with her love and passion for plants and their magical properties is how she shares with her community, just like her Granny did. Shawnte' believes that everyone has the power to heal themselves if given the knowledge to do so, as well as, creating an environment internally and externally for healing to take place. Shawnte' is humbly grateful to be of service to you and your family and she is honored that our paths have crossed. Let’s share space together. Sending you the warmest light of Ra!

Sierra Carter "The Zen Bin" and "HEAL MPLS"



Sierra Carter is a spiritual entrepreneur, radical self-care facilitator, music executive and your most grounded homegirl :) As the founder of The Zen Bin and plant-based community cafe HEAL MPLS Sierra has developed a place of belonging for community and safe spaces across the Twin Cities with one intention in mind - to support people holistically as they pursue holistic healing and transformation.





Limited Space to Attend In-Person

**Due to limited space, in person attendees must RSVP. ** Swag Bags are available for in person attendees only. ** Swag Bags will include items from Daughter of Ra and NOSH POSH Snack Bags will include Healthy, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Kosher, Paleo-Friendly Snacks. (PRODUCTS MAY INCLUDE NUTS)

Virtual Meditation & Yoga Experience


Penumbra Theatre + City of Saint Paul

Celebrate African Americans in the Arts for 2024 Black History Month by supporting Penumbra Theatre. Penumbra has shared a discount code for events this February:

  • Use a $10 off discount code for all events this February: BHM2024
  • Get your tickets to Wine in the Wilderness: A timeless triptych of black art, culture, and identity reunites Lou Bellamy, Seitu Jones, and James Craven in this rarely seen play by Alice Childress.
  • Catalyze change through Penumbra's Equity Program
  • Check out Penumbra's Winter Programs, including:
    • Feb 9 | Fostering Allyship Training: Strategies to support besieged communities and vulnerable individuals by deepening our historical analysis and leveraging our privilege to interrupt oppression
    • Feb 24 | Racial Healing Circles for White Allies: Food, fellowship, facilitated conversation, and a wellness offering to support personal and collective transformation. Participation is free, but registration is required.
    • Feb 26 | Let's Talk Panel Event: Caregiving Through Community: A fascinating conversation about the many different dimensions of caregiving. This event begins at 6pm with refreshments and light bites, followed by a 90-minute presentation and discussion.

Guided Meditation and Yoga Experience

It is so important to practice self-care, Ubuntu. Attendees can join virtually or in person for Centering Meditation by "Daughter of Ra" Shawnte' Williams and A Relaxing Yoga Experience by "The Zen Bin" Sierra Carter.

  • Thursday, February 15
  • 12:00-1:30PM
  • Virtual or In-Person

About our Presenters

Shawnte' Williams "Daughter of Ra"

Shawnte’ Williams is a holistic herbalist. She began her love of herbs as a little girl running around in her Granny’s garden. Every morning, they would go out in the garden, and sing, talk and care for all of the wonderful magical plants growing there. Her Granny would teach her the temperaments of each plant, the proper placements for them, how to nurture and care for the soil so they can grow and thrive. She was full of questions and her Granny always seemed to have all the answers for her young curious mind. They would spend endless hours in the morning working in the garden, and even more time in their sunroom and kitchen; This is where the magic happened. They would dry herbs, canned fresh fruits, make tinctures and bitters, as well as prepare meals for the family.


Using natural remedies for common colds, fevers, and illnesses were second nature to her family. They hardly ever got sick and words like holistic or herbalism did not exist in their vocabulary, it was just their way of life. That was just how her Granny did it, and her Great Granny did it and her Great Great Granny. Generations of homeopathic practices being passed down organically, practices brought to the western world from Central Africa.

Answering the call to carry on the family traditions in homeopathic practices, alone with her love and passion for plants and their magical properties is how she shares with her community, just like her Granny did. Shawnte' believes that everyone has the power to heal themselves if given the knowledge to do so, as well as, creating an environment internally and externally for healing to take place. Shawnte' is humbly grateful to be of service to you and your family and she is honored that our paths have crossed. Let’s share space together. Sending you the warmest light of Ra!

Sierra Carter "The Zen Bin" and "HEAL MPLS"



Sierra Carter is a spiritual entrepreneur, radical self-care facilitator, music executive and your most grounded homegirl :) As the founder of The Zen Bin and plant-based community cafe HEAL MPLS Sierra has developed a place of belonging for community and safe spaces across the Twin Cities with one intention in mind - to support people holistically as they pursue holistic healing and transformation.





Limited Space to Attend In-Person

**Due to limited space, in person attendees must RSVP. ** Swag Bags are available for in person attendees only. ** Swag Bags will include items from Daughter of Ra and NOSH POSH Snack Bags will include Healthy, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Kosher, Paleo-Friendly Snacks. (PRODUCTS MAY INCLUDE NUTS)

Virtual Meditation & Yoga Experience


Penumbra Theatre + City of Saint Paul

Celebrate African Americans in the Arts for 2024 Black History Month by supporting Penumbra Theatre. Penumbra has shared a discount code for events this February:

  • Use a $10 off discount code for all events this February: BHM2024
  • Get your tickets to Wine in the Wilderness: A timeless triptych of black art, culture, and identity reunites Lou Bellamy, Seitu Jones, and James Craven in this rarely seen play by Alice Childress.
  • Catalyze change through Penumbra's Equity Program
  • Check out Penumbra's Winter Programs, including:
    • Feb 9 | Fostering Allyship Training: Strategies to support besieged communities and vulnerable individuals by deepening our historical analysis and leveraging our privilege to interrupt oppression
    • Feb 24 | Racial Healing Circles for White Allies: Food, fellowship, facilitated conversation, and a wellness offering to support personal and collective transformation. Participation is free, but registration is required.
    • Feb 26 | Let's Talk Panel Event: Caregiving Through Community: A fascinating conversation about the many different dimensions of caregiving. This event begins at 6pm with refreshments and light bites, followed by a 90-minute presentation and discussion.
  • Space is limited for in-person attendees. Register to join us in City Hall and receive a swag bag. Please plan to arrive early and get set up, the session will begin promptly at 12. If you do not arrive by 12:10 your spot and swag bag may be given away. Attendees must be at least 10 years old to participate in-person. You can register up to 3 people, including yourself.

    Swag bags feature items from ⁠Daughter of Ra and NOSH POSH and include Healthy, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Kosher, Paleo-Friendly Snacks. (PRODUCTS MAY INCLUDE NUTS)

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