We are so happy you are here. Creating a space like Healing Arts has been a 14 year dream in the making. We consider this the first step in our contributions to a better future and a better today. We hope you'll find something here to inspire you to live a R.I.C.H. Life (Radically Intent on Cultivating Happiness™) and that you'll become a contributing member to this community.
about the studio
Healing Arts Creativity & Empowerment Studio is a private art studio and meeting/event space in Pensacola, Florida. We are NOT a retail space. We conduct both online and in-person classes, workshops, and presentations dedicated to the art of healing. We called the studio Healing Arts because we wanted the name to encompass the various modalities by which one can heal. From healing the body with food, yoga, and proper exercise, to healing the heart & soul with art, writing, and creative exploration, we provide a variety of workshops, classes, presentations, and events centered around one universal truth — healing starts within.
The workshops we offer are run by either the two of us (Kiala & Damon) collectively or individually, or they are taught by local, national, and international instructors and experts who we hand select with great attention and intention. We invite you to join us for an in-studio event or for a destination retreat. We promise you won’t think about healing and humanity the same after you encounter us. Let’s find the thing you most want to shift in your life and do the work to make it happen.
The workshops we host are designed to connect like-minded, like-energy people to one another. While our space can comfortably hold up to 30 adults for a presentation style event and 15 art/creativity students, we also offer smaller, more intimate setups for programs and events that work best with a few dedicated individuals.
We like to chat with our community members and get to know you and the things you are wanting to transform in your life, so our events, workshops, and offerings are typically interactive and hands-on. We don't believe in being spectators in life, we want you to FULLY and COMPLETELY participate in the changing of your life/situation for the best. That's the only way it will actually happen. For day-long (4+ hours) classes, groups and workshops, we provide lunch from one of our fantastic local restaurants (We adore our neighbors--Sammy Barkers and I Heart Bento). And no matter the event length, if you are with us in person, there's always great tea and coffee on hand from our besties at Bon Beans Organic Cafe right next door.
Our studio and workshop space is located in Pensacola's growing North End. We are halfway between University Parkway and Highway 29 and less than 30 minutes from Pensacola, Beach. Pensacola is a laid back southern town that is growing in leaps and bounds. We consider this place home (Kiala was born here. Damon graduated high school here.) and it's a beautiful place to visit if you know the right people :-). Join us for a class and immerse yourself in the creative and empowering offerings that we have created.
The healing arts, as we define them, are the systems, modalities, and technologies by which we can heal past & generational trauma (mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional) and prevent future dis-ease in our lives. It can include, but is not limited to:
art and creativity
writing & journaling
proper and intentional eating
If you're reading this, THANK YOU for taking the time to read the entire About Page. You're awesome. Now, we invite you to come in fully and join our mailing list where we will send exclusive content, VIP invitations, discounts, and other goodness to those who say YES to being one degree closer to us. Simply fill in your info below, give us permission to email you, and let's stay connected.