Return to Presence Virtual Healing Studio

A space for change-makers, activists and advocates ready to remember how to heal themselves. Nourish yourself so you can show up for others.


You've created countless self-care plans, tried an exercise routine and thought about meditating ... but when COVID-19 hit everything got more complicated.

You've been thinking a lot about what matters in life, you're ready to recommit to your wellness but your schedule is packed with to-do's. Maybe you're asking ... 

How can I make any commitment with my unpredictable schedule?

What does it look like to fight for social change without burning out?

I got you!

The Return to Presence Online Healing Studio has Four Core Elements

Workbook + Guided Meditation + Holistic Insight + Movement Instruction

Guided Meditation Library

Gain access to a special collection of Shawna Murray-Browne’s of on-demand meditation recordings to support you in your day-to-day. From Embodiment practice through body scanning, finding calm in soft belly breathing or coping with loneliness through visualization, this can be done between Zoom meetings or when lying in bed.


On-Demand Healing Lessons 

Watch over 15 of Shawna’s wellness webinars, and mini-lectures that walk you through the healing activities in Shawna’s e-book, “Return to Presence: A Liberatory Workbook in Mind-Body Healing for Changemakers in Human Service Professions” and beyond. Learn how to use a family tree to reflect on generational healing, release long held resentment by communing with forgiveness or unpack the impact of racism on your worldview using a reflexive activity centering art. 

Workbook to Support Your Journey

Membership includes the PDF version of Shawna's workbook curated especially for change-makers holding space for others. Over 50 pages of worksheets, directions and explanations for healing, at your fingertips as soon as you secure membership.


Movement Instruction

Three amazing instructors in yoga, dance and fitness amplify healing to fortify our community work. On-demand access! Rise early to a yoga practice that rejuvenates or blow off steam in a midday aerobic exercise.

This virtual membership to Return to Presence Online includes your own personal log-in to access the content. You maintain access to this experience for 12 months!

About Tiered Pricing

Tiered pricing allows us to acknowledge that we are not all coming to this work from the same economic position. Tiered pricing allows us to take a step back from the capitalist mindset that would seek to commodify this work, strike bargains and leave behind those who are not as steadily resourced. It also offers a way for resources to flow where they are needed, so that we can bring this work forward together. 

Wherever you are in this continuum, you are welcomed, you are needed. We can do this work together in ways that bring ease and flow.

Return to Presence Pricing Tiers

Payments are billed over two months.

Folks Who Can Invest in Collective Care



Select This Tier:

If you have the means to support, so that black/brown and working class white people can gain access to wellness as well.

If your desire is to divest for the sake of envisioning community care for everyone.

If you want to and are able to do your part to further this work at this moment in time.


Folks Who Are Solid Financially



Select This Tier:

If you have a budget or money set aside for self care and emotional hygiene.

If you regularly prioritize fitness, spiritual and holistic support.

If you know that you doing this work, will make a big difference in shifting the way you hold space for others in community.


Folks Who Are Stretched Financially



Select This Tier:

If this makes this doable and accessible for you in a way that normally would not be.

If you need to receive in order to understand how valuable your joy and fortification is in a community that is often not resourced in this way.




Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C

Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C is an award-winning community healer, national speaker, and Liberation-Focused, Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Kindred Community Healing and the Principal Consultant at Kindred Wellness LLC. Trained as an integrative psychotherapist, Shawna has created life-changing, community-based sacred spaces, honoring culture, to equip Black women, youth, and change-makers with the tools to heal themselves.

A fierce advocate for racial equity in mental health care, Shawna guides professionals and organizations in nourishing a culture of mindfulness, anti-racism and impact. Intuitive, authentic and high energy, she is committed to helping community reclaim collective wisdom to triumph the effects of historic and present day trauma.

Shawna is currently pursuing her PhD in Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore where she earned her Masters in Social Work. She gained her Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Family Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dedicated to continued growth, her practice in QiGong, African spiritual traditions and sitting at the feet of elders maintain. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and her two year old daughter.

Dance Instructor

Camille Weanquoi 

Camille Weanquoi is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, & co-founder of the Baltimore Black Dance Collective. She received most of her dance training at Harlem School of the Arts where she was a scholarship recipient of the HSA college preparatory/pre-professional dance program. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance & Winston Salem State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on psychology and education.

Camille has also had the privilege to study under many influential dance artists such as Kim Grier-Martinez, Imani Faye, B.J. Sullivan, and Rod Rodgers. Camille is currently a 3rd year candidate for Dunham Technique teacher certification & currently teaches African diaspora dance forms along with other styles of dance in the Baltimore area.

The Fitness Doctor

Dr. Ali

Muslimah 'Ali Najee-ullah, PhD, is the premiere health and fitness expert. She earned her Doctorate in Anatomy in 2009 from Howard University. During her studies she completed a fellowship performing scientific research on movement disorders at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in the National Institute for Neurological Disorder and Stroke. After earning the Ph.D., Muslimah realized that instead of continuing her studies with movement DIS-order, she would rather tackle the issue of the lack of proper and effective movement in our daily lives. Specifically, she wanted to motivate, inspire, and teach individuals to live a fit and healthy lifestyle. Having a proper diet, and maintaining an active lifestyle by moving our bodies effectively are proactive steps to prevent heart disease and obesity. She transformed her knowledge of anatomy, and the structure and function of the human body into a health and fitness business "Fit and Healthy You with Dr. 'Ali".


Michelle Stafford

Michelle Stafford has been in the wellness industry for almost 20 years. What started out as a way to get her body back after giving birth to 3 sons grew into a full blown lifestyle and career. At first, she thought of being healthy as having 6-pack abs, sculpted arms, and a toned booty. After experiencing a number of injuries, stress, and even chronic allergies, Michelle learned that being healthy is the total package. “You have to take care of yourself, mind, body, and soul.”

After advice from a doctor about whether to get surgery on my knee or not, she gradually shifted into the yogic lifestyle. Not only did she change the way she worked out, she changed the way that she ate; finally becoming vegan in 2017. 

Michelle has received certifications from a variety of healing modalities including NSPA Personal Training, aquatic fitness, spinal stabilization therapy, Aunsara Yoga, Patanjali/Iyengar Therapeutic Yoga, Usui Reiki, Graceful Empowerment Yoni Breathing & pelvic strengthening, SAHMSA Trauma Informed Care, TRX Suspension Training, Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Method, Cancer Exercise Specialist Training, and more. 


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