Mocha Wellness Center Welcomes You
Find Your Balance
Sharlene is a young, eclectic, soulful, creative woman of color whom is passionate about holistic health and wellness for marginalized communities.
She was raised by a Father from Haiti, and a mother, whom has since passed away, from Panama with ancestral ties from Barbados. Further research has shown that her roots can even be traced back as far as Central African Republic.
Culture by far, is a major contributor to her identity. Spirituality also plays a huge role after growing up in a very non-traditional religious setting. Being raised by West Indian Parents, she was instilled with the importance of natural foods, and natural medicines as a way of life. All of those factors came together to create Mocha Wellness Center. She welcomes all perspectives, backgrounds, and people from all walks of life.
She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in Social Work, and first started practicing Yoga back in 2014. Yoga seemed to manifest in her life at divine timing. It was a time of spiritual growth, healing, and self-discovery. Along her journey she became interested in Massage Therapy as the two modalities often overlapped and complement each other, at first just going for Massages for herself and her own self care, then she became invested in learning it, in order to come back and share this healing modality with her community.
She received her 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training from Open Doors Yoga Studios completing it January 2020. (1 year long program, Yoga Alliance Registered). Then during the heart of the Covid Pandemic, she enrolled into a 1 year long 650 hours Therapeutic Massage Therapy Program at Spa Tech in Plymouth (Graduated April 2021).
Aside from being CEO/Founder of her own business at Mocha Wellness Center, Sharlene is also a “Yoga Sculpt” Instructor at Crunch Fitness Gym in Brockton, and also works as a Massage Therapist at the #1 Spa in New England: Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Plymouth. If that wasn’t enough hats to wear, the most interesting fact about Sharlene is that she works full time in the high stress environment of Corrections. Given all her experience, she truly has a unique perspective on how stress can take a toll on the body, mind, and soul of a person, and how important it is to include self care into your normal everyday routine.
In her spare time, Sharlene enjoys writing, reading, riding motorcycles, singing, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
All About Mocha Wellness Center
Yoga You Can Trust
Mocha Wellness Center is intended to be a home away from home. Yoga will be the primary function of the studio but it will not be the only thing. It is intended to be a place where you can go and as soon as you walk in, you feel at peace. Whether you’re there to attend a Yoga class, or to attend a special guest speaker talk, find a quiet space to meditate, or just bask in the ambiance of the incense burning and R&B/Jazz/Reggae music subtly playing in the air, You Are Welcome Here!
Now more than ever, self-care and self-love are of the upmost importance in today’s society. We are recognizing that as a society we have a lot of people experiencing behaviors that become detrimental to their overall health such as burnout, depression, anxiety, all because we aren’t making enough time to take care of ourselves internally as well as externally. It’s important and necessary to find outlets where you can go to work on your self care. It’s also important that you feel welcomed and safe in that space so that you can begin to open up and start the restorative process. Mocha Wellness Center aims to be that safe space to foster, create, and cultivate one’s personal wellness journey.
There is a need in the Yoga community for more diverse representation. Yoga in itself is great and there’s plenty of research to showcase all of its benefits, but without representation from other people of color instructing or leading the facility, many POC are missing the opportunity to also join in that practice. Sharlene’s hope is to one day open up her own Yoga/Wellness Studio for people of color in the South Shore Massachusetts area.
Be it male or female, cis or trans, young or elderly, experienced or brand new etc. this space is for you! Her dream is a dream that she feels was placed on her right from her ancestors and that many others have too. It only takes one person to stand up and make a difference…..
“Be the change you wish to see in the world”- Ghandi.
It's a Vibe
Get in touch to learn more about Yoga classes, booking a Massage, health products, and making it all a part of your everyday lifestyle here!
1106 Main Street 2nd Floor Brockton MA 02301