Photographed by Laura Desantis-Olsson for the You Rock Foundation

Shanna Marie C. M. Wallace

  • NY Institute of Aromatherapy Certified Aromatherapist

  • A.R.E. Center of New York Certified Reiki II Practitioner

  • Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy Certified Crystal Healer


  • Cuddlist Certified Trusted Touch Protocols Practitioner

  • Spiritual Interfaith Minister/Wedding Officiant

  • Published Author

Shanna Marie is an emotional intuitive whose practice focuses on breathing better and being present.


She is passionate about balancing mind and body fitness and helping her clients flow energy through their bodies so they can experience relief, feel grounded and connected to a calmer mind and a more confident body.  She loves creating ways to make ancient healing modalities practical for modern use and has designed an all-natural aromatherapy soap that not only cleans, refreshes and invigorates, but also uplifts the spirit.  Get yours at


Shanna specializes in optimizing women-owned businesses and facilitating corporate wellness aromatherapy for centering, mental clarity and productivity.  She is available for guided meditation sessions by phone, private healing sessions, transformational group workshop and educational presentations on Zoom, and sacred celebrations in person.

Her playful presence and purposeful work has been featured in the Bronx Times, MNN, Canal+, DNA India, Globo TV, RiTV, Strong Island TV, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Yahoo, Tech Insider, BuzzFeed, Oprah Magazine and more.


One of Shanna's deepest influences is her mom Corazon, who has cultivated in her a special relationship with plants and prayer, and one of her life's greatest inspirations is her sister Maria, who has crossed over into the non-physical in August of 2014. Maria's love affair with cancer was enriched with hands-on training exercises that redirected Shanna's path to Health and Wellness. The experience underlined for her the urgency and importance of taking care of ourselves first in order to be in alignment with a life that we want to live and also have a fulfilling impact on others. She shares more about her personal story and practice in Harmony in Chakras Volume 1 and 2.


Shanna Marie is the Owner of Mind Yard New York, a Licensing and Design company that specializes in creating characters with advocacies. One of their brand’s most popular properties is Your Faith Looks Familiar or YFLF [yuff-luff], featuring the NY Comic Con superstars—the YFLF Gang, superheroes who champion Oneness Beyond Belief and fight against the evil forces of prejudice and ignorance. The YFLF Gang were brought to life as collectible beads at Learn more at

What resonates with you?

  • Everything is Energy.

We are Energy. Movement, moving our energy, is key to embodying balance, ease, and connection to all there is. When our bodies are active, thoughts are supportive, and emotions are empowered, the body, mind, and spirit flow as one.

  • We are all Healers.

God/Source/Creator/Spirit/Universe is in all of us. We are blessed with bodies that innately self-heal. When we nourish it with acceptance and gifts of the Earth, when we re-move stagnant energy, when we let go, we allow healing to happen.

  • Our natural state is that of Wellness.

When we are still, when we are present to our being, when we take notice of our breath, we allow ourselves to remember and re-experience our unconditional wholeness. We allow ourselves to live in love and joy.

Born in the Philippines to an Entrepreneur mother and Engineer father, Shanna Marie is the youngest of 5 children. She graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and was featured in numerous productions, shows and commercials for Time Warner, Verizon, Tristar and Montel Williams, Universal Pictures, Greenpeace Australia, TLC's "What Not to Wear," Wendy Williams' "Eye Candy," the New York Open Center's "Art of Dying," Inside Edition, a Spike Lee Joint and more.