Musical Artist. Mental Wellness Advocate. Reiki Practitioner.  

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“I’ve cried many rivers. I walked through some pain. I’ve seen my world crumble. And I’ll carry the shame. But I know somebody, who calls me His own. I can hear heaven singing out, You’re never alone! You’re never alone!”—-Tori Kelly 💚🌈💚🙏🏾

 

    Freedom and Soul Healing is a company Marguerite created that uses the arts as activism to promote positive mental wellness with a holistic health and restorative justice lens. It encompasses all of the work she engages in, from her music, mental wellness advocacy and her recent path to becoming a reiki practitioner. 

Marguerite Alexis Ferrera (She/Her) uses her platform as an artist to promote positive mental health and wellness. She is a singer, songwriter, pianist, mental wellness advocate and certified Reiki practitioner.She is passionate about education, community, and helping others move from surviving to thriving.  Her debut album, “I Am”,  highlights her identity as a woman of color, and the many layers that come with dealing with love, community, and maintaining faith while advocating for change.

Marguerite was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, California, and her ancestry hails from the Black/African, Caribbean/Latin and West Indian descent, which still influences her music today. In 2014, Marguerite graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts with a B.A. in American Studies and two minors in Africana Studies and Spanish. 

        Marguerite integrates her music into her mental wellness advocacy work, leading holistic healing workshops, creating and speaking on panels and strongly believes in a mind, body, spirit approach to healing. She leads with her own journey of having mental illness and speaks publicly to eradicate shame and stigma around mental health. She plans to pursue a career in medicine as a holistic psychiatrist who addresses not simply medication management, but mind, body, spirit healing.

Marguerite is a certified Reiki Practitioner and practices privately with clients to help facilitate self healing and promote relaxation of the body. Reiki is a Japanese form of natural healing meaning Universal life energy that helps restore life giving energy in the body, assisting with a variety of health challenges, such as insomnia, depression and anxiety.

Marguerite is passionate about Reiki because of its many health benefits and it’s ability to create more self love, joy, and serenity for people.

         To work with Marguerite, please visit her: Music, Reiki and Speaking work drop down to view the various services she provides around music, holistic wellness and mental wellness advocacy.

You can find her debut Album “I Am” on all digital platforms: Itunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music, Tidal, YouTube.

She leads with this quote by her brotha’ Dr. Cornel West which says, “You can't lead the people if you don't love the people. You can't save the people if you don't serve the people.

 

 

 

Meet Our Team

Lauren Wolley Ross

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Lauren Ross is a certified Kemetic and Hatha yoga instructor. She is a Bay Area native and her style is best described as Living Yogi Juice for the internal activist who uses their being for intentional and radical restorative living. Lauren facilitates restorative yoga, a slow, intentional and patient yoga practice during Freedom and Soul Healing Workshops in the community, in schools, non profit workers and corporate organizations. We use various styles of music such as soul, afrikan, reggae, jazz, funk, and tribal beats to enhance the the ability to let go, and allow you to get deeper into your practice. Lauren says its about finding that rhythm rather through breath or movement where your being(essence) is affirmed and your soul is enlightened. In addition to teaching yoga, Lauren is a culinary artist, community event space coordinator and herbalist. She is very passionate about creating access to holistic healing modalities in her community that strengthen our mind, body and soul. She’s looking forward to cultivating space and enhancing consciousness with you. One love. 

 

Marguerite's Past Workshops and Events

""Holistic Healing and Mental Health for Communities of Color"

The workshop titled, ""Holistic Healing and Mental Health for Communities of Color" was created by musical artist, mental wellness advocate, and  reiki practitioner Marguerite Alexis Ferrera along with Dr. Thema Bryant Davis (http://www.drthema.com), Psychologist and Sacred Artist and Yoga Teacher Lauren Ross. This workshop explored the power of the intersection of natural healing modalities like yoga, reiki, and the creative arts with regard to how it can uplift one’s mental wellness and spiritual consciousness. Watch and listen live music playing and singing by Marguerite while the group ddid yoga led by Lauren Ross, a spoken word activity led by Dr.Thema. There was a dance circle at the end to unleash that creative energy with more boldness, power, and strength.

"Mental Health and Communities of Color: A Candid Conversation to Educate, Empower, and Spread Awareness"

A Workshop Panel created by Marguerite Alexis Ferrera for the Each Mind Matters Holistic Wellness Day Fair. 

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Mental Health and Communities of Color: A Candid Conversation to Educate, Empower, and Spread Awareness In honor of May Mental Health Awareness Month. This was a public talk created by Marguerite Alexis Ferrera, School Based Programs Outreach Coordinator at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Urban Los Angeles (NAMI Urban LA) in Leimert Park for the Each Mind Matters Holistic Wellness Day put on by Nina Womack.
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Live version of "Road to Recovery" Marguerite’s debut single, at her Album Release Party in Summer 2017. It is rooted in love and unity. Check out her debut EP/Album "I Am" out everywhere digitally as well. Featuring Retrospective and written by Marguerite Alexis, Retrospective, and B-Smooth Respectively.