Writer. Thinker. Healer. Dancer. Woman.
Aila Shai is a Writer, Thinker, Healer, and Dancer of Afro Dominican and Cuban descent whose work reflects the power of the feminine. She believes in the potency of movement, words, and storytelling as a tool for healing - both individually and collectively. Her signature workshop Moving into Your Highest Self serves a catalyst for transformative breakthroughs for women across generations using the power of somatic movement meditation and reflective writing.
Aila Shai has over 15 years of training in various forms of dance and has performed both nationally and internationally in Senegal, West Africa. In 2019, she served as a movement healing facilitator at the inaugural Her Healing Place Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia and was invited by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs to facilitate a community movement workshop addressing the intersections of trauma, identity-based oppression, and healing for OMSA’s HERstory Month program.
Training to become a certified Womb Sauna Practitioner under the direction of High Priestess Thema Azize Serwa, Aila Shai’s work is rooted in the belief that our wombs serve as portals to the spiritual realm and our Higher Selves. Through the practice of traditional vaginal steaming, paired with movement and writing, Aila Shai creates spaces for women to clear the wounds that block the pathway to our intuitive womb wisdom.