The Breath is Life Spa

The Pitch

The Breath Is Life Spa and Holistic Wellness Center was founded in 2003. The Breath is Life Spa is a non-traditional wellness center specializing in therapeutic bodywork, energetic healing, reflexology, doula services, grief healing, self-care training and trauma healing for formerly incarcerated women. The mission is to provide healing in a nurturing sanctuary for the client and community.

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Julie Menhati Singleton

Julie Menhati Singleton

The Entrepreneur

J. Menhati Singleton LMT, HTAP, Doula, Community Health Advocate and Cultural Bearer is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Menhati is a graduate of Blue Cliff College in 2000 where she earned her massage license from the State of Louisiana. Menhati also earned Doula certification in 2009 (Birthing Project USA) and 2018 (Sista Midwife Productions). Her passion is to serve and educate her clients and community on the importance of feeling healthy by opening their minds, body, and spirits to a different way of being in this world.

In 2021, Menhati co-founded Sacred Wellness 360, focusing on supporting the mental health concerns of formerly incarcerated women. In May 2022, Menhati represented Black Masking Indian Queens at the Nefertari’s Egypt exhibit at NOMA. Menhati is also a board member and co-organizer for The Friends of the Freedom House, a museum, safe house and community space. Healing is possible, Love is possible, all these are possible.


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