WANT TO LEARN MEDITATION with Dr. Shelly Harrell?

Schedule a private class series or workshop with your own group (family, friends, community group, work group, organization, athletic team, performing group, etc.)!

Want more personalized attention? You can schedule individual meditation-focused coaching sessions with Dr. Harrell!  

Interested in the 6-session “Soulful Introduction to Mindfulness” Class?  Join the email list for updates on the next offering.

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*Weekly PHONE Soulfulness Group Meditations*

*FREE online brief recorded “Soulitations” with Dr. Shelly Harrell*

*Extended Guided Soulitation Packages with MP3 Meditations and PDFs*

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Soulfulness is an orientation to meditation and other contemplative practices (like journaling, creative expression, conscious movement, communing with nature, etc.) that centers contact with “soul”, listening to the stirrings and callings of soul, the whisperings of your inner voice of truth and wisdom, and being “energized within” in order to facilitate living fully, deeply, and authentically.

Soulfulness is more formally defined as “the quality of experiencing life in a deeply connected and connecting way, an enlivened inner attunement that illuminates authentic lived experience and radiates into outer expression”.  


The Soulfulness approach to meditation is fundamentally about intrapersonal, interpersonal, and collective emancipation. As a liberated and liberating process, soulfulness meditation involves healing soul wounds and restoring soul connection; discerning truth from the lies of internalized oppression, illusions of the ego, and the stories of the mind; cultivating resilience; nurturing our capacity to feel deeply, connect meaningfully and live authentically; and, ultimately, to rise to our highest potentialities individually, relationally, and communally.

Through contacting, illuminating, and listening to soul-level experiencing, soulfulness meditation cultivates deep multidimensional connectedness to body-mind-heart-soul, other living beings, ancestors, community, humanity, nature, and Spirit.

Soulfulness Meditation Programs focus on:

Listening to Your SOUL
(where you deeply know and feel truth)

Connecting to Your BODY
(to its wisdom and resources for restoration and reconnection)

Freeing Your MIND
(emancipation from mental-emotional bondage and disconnection)

Opening Your HEART
(to the power of real love, relatedness, and community)


Manifesting Your SPIRIT
(the transcendent and inspired energy to actualize your highest self)

Comments from recent workshops and classes: 

This is EVERYTHING…Soulfulness is what we need!”. ~Tabatha J. 

“It was extremely practical and clarified things that I originally had a basic understanding of in a way that allowed me to dig deeper into my sense of self and personal practice…what was especially helpful is that she would introduce a concept, give you the opportunity to experience it, and then follow up with implications for personal practice (reflective questions and homework).” 
“Excellent course. I got a lot out of it. I found it healing, safe, educative, exploratory and affirming. Thank you. From the U.K. I’ve recommended it to others.”
“Wonderful meditation course that has truly helped me in mind, body, and heart/spirit. I so appreciate the way Dr. Harrell’s teaching has not only better connected me to meditation practices, but linked that practice to living more fully and authentically. She introduced me to simple, but powerful, practices that I’ve been using in my daily life that have helped me better be with my experiences (both the enjoyable and challenging ones) to live my best life. Thank you for this course, and I look forward to the opportunity to be a part of future ones!”
“Dr. Shelly Harrell brings a passion, ingenuity and cultural humility to mindfulness unseen anywhere else. Her approach is unique but it was perfect for me as a newer practitioner and as a young black woman actively trying to develop a grounded meditative practice.Her class was therapeutic in more ways than one.”
“Dr. Harrell is authentic and passes on knowledge in a non authoritarian way, connecting deeply with others and being fully human while sharing her own life experiences to bring teaching elements to life. I appreciated the use of music as it deeply resonated with me as a person and allowed for emotions to arise that otherwise may not have come up.”
“I very much appreciated Dr. Harrell’s expertise in the content and facilitation of exercises. The integration of music was a great addition to the process. I felt part of the community and very much connected to the references, meditations, reflections and exercises. i loved the grounding and resourcing, the RAIN and the calling ancestors and others to the circle of support. Powerful! The whole series had a profound impact on my sense of well-being. I got in touch with parts of self I knew were there but haven’t come in contact with for a while. Thank you so much!! transformative! “
“The Soulfulness4Life class series had meditation styles that I have never experienced before. Other meditations I have tried are about relaxing or helping with anxiety, but this class really emphasized that “soul” element. There were memories, emotions, and strengths that I had, just waiting to be tapped into. I have been looking for ways to improve my conscious contact with something greater than myself, so this class came at the perfect time for me.”
“Dr. Harrell’s maternal energy makes one receptive for the many wisdoms she gifts us. Throughout each session, Dr. Harrell patiently provides a variety of cathartic practices to acknowledge, uplift and release the Soul. After each session, I left feeling spiritually fulfilled, aligned and grateful.”
“Transformative class! A gift to yourself and your loved ones. You will develop tools to sustain your well-being for life.” 
“OUTSTANDING opportunity to take care of oneself. Thank you, Dr. Harrell.”

“Soulfulness4Life is the ‘compass’ that can guide you to who you’re meant to be- your ‘highest self’. ~Victoria M.

“Dr. Harrell is the embodiment of listening to, honoring, and following your truth as well as inspiring a genuine sense of confidence and hope that participants can also engage in this process.” ~K.N. 

“It truly opened the door to my believing I can be successful with meditation for the first time in my life…I have tried meditation and taken educational session on meditation in the past. This is first time anyone has ever started with an explanation of the process and steps beyond a mere description of its many benefits”. ~Tori C.

“Soulfulness4Life helps you to unlock your truest self. The tools and practices are catered to those who want to have meditation and stress management as part of their everyday practice. So relateable and practical.” ~Iyana D.

“I’ve been blessed by this session.” ~Kecia B.

“Life changing workshop! I would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants to begin meditating and those with years of practice.” ~Cathia B.

“Dr. Harrell provided a very safe space to connect to the “soul”.  The class was very informative, I learned about different meditation strategies to help me become more intentional, mindful, and grounded.” ~Dr Gregory C.

“Sitting together in a circle, I felt safe, respected and connected to my sisters and brothers…I’ve gone to workshops for meditation and attended group and I felt this inclusive to all cultures.” ~Susan AK

“Dr. Harrell is the most ingenious spirit I know who can conduct these workshops from the space of a sincere and tender heartspace.” ~Denise B.

“The techniques I learned will help me transition from stress to peace.” ~Nannette W.

“Sharing space with Dr. Shelly and the group was the sweet flavor I needed to bring in my birthday.” ~Jeannie S.

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