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Warm greetings! My name is 신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin and I am a writer, collaborative artist, educator, cultural worker, and healing practitioner in Minneapolis. I was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in the Chicago area and have lived in the Twin Cities since 1992. I have an MFA in Creative Writing, an MA in Teaching, and a BA in English. I live in South Minneapolis with my family and two dogs. 


I offer reiki and craniosacral therapy, separately or together. I believe that healing ourselves and each other is a pleasurable duty to the earth and to social justice. Respecting our bodies and spirits and helping our systems live in vibrant health is a beautiful thing. Because of epigenetics as well as other forms of ancestral connectivity, healing ourselves heals our ancestors and our futures. 


I’ve been doing Reiki for over 25 years and have recently wanted to make it a more central part of my life and work. I have all three levels of Usui Reiki certification (I, II, and Master). Learn more about Reiki and my practice.

As a bodyworker, I have been trained with the international school of Body Intelligence in biodynamic craniosacral therapy. Thanks to the vision, community, and fundraising efforts of the organizers of the Healing Justice Cohort, coordinated out of the (now retired) People's Movement Center, I received a generous full community scholarship for this part of my education. Please learn more about this movement.

At the intersections of art, symbols, and a fascination with the mysteries of our cosmic and interconnected consciousnesses, I offer tarot and divination services; please check out my site at

I am an author, poet, writer, educator, consultant, and speaker. I offer creative coaching and various services. Also, I love collaborating with artists across disciplines. You can find out more about my work at


No one is illegal. All language is political. Art heals and poetry is free speech and a human right. I am a co-founder and co-director of Poetry Asylum, a small collective dedicated to poetry, refuge, and freedom; please visit us at

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