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divine inner light collective is a constellation of mindfulness- and arts- based offerings for healing, holistic mental health & wellbeing.

zahra "river" chevannes, msw, comes to the sacred work & practices of healing, wellbeing and mindfulness as a spiritual warrior.  river is a first generation black caribbean alchemist, gardener, healer, artist, facilitator and dreamer.  

river is a contemplative and IFS practitioner offering creativity-, inquiry- and inner refuge- based support, including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and community adaptations. 

photography by mitsuko clarke-verdery


Internal Family Systems (IFS) Trained (Level 1), IFS Institute & Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC).
Trained MBCT Facilitator, Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto.
Mindful Behavior Change, CHA CMC & Harvard Medical School.
Advanced Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Certification, David Treleven.

Master of Social Work (MSW), University of Michigan.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cornell University.

*thank you to my mentors & teachers, community, fam & friends who have made this possible. i am so grateful!

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