and Health Coaching
Read more about Jesse at jessehaas.com
Massage, Shiatsu and Thai Yoga Bodywork
Read more about Karen at callkaren.org
Julie Kesti—Chakra Khan co-founder and Asian Bodywork Therapist— is currently "on assignment" in Shanghai, China! Follow Julie's adventure at juliekesti.com
Nancy Edwards, MA, LP, PhD
Living in the Open
Integrative Psychotherapy, Reiki Healing, Meditation instruction and practice
Our mission at Chakra Khan is to create a creative & welcoming space you’ll enjoy spending time in. While here, we’ll help you connect your physical, mental and emotional aspects through bodywork therapy, relaxation, and nutrition coaching. We encourage the use of these practices to maintain health, respond to stress, build immunity, facilitate mental and emotional processing, and aid relaxation.
A commitment to running a business that is kind to the environment—by making mindful choices about energy-efficient fixtures, incorporating re-used items into our office, using non-toxic, natural, and biodegradable cleaning products and organic massage creams and oils.
In July 2008, Jesse Haas and Julie Kesti created Chakra Khan as a beautiful and enjoyable healing environment where you can come to relax and revive. In 2011 we were fortunate to be joined by friend and skilled bodywork therapist Karen Townsend. Our goal is to help you reconnect with your body. We aim to help you feel better—more alive, more connected, more aware—and to find enjoyment in the process!
30 minute bodywork session $45
60 minutes $80
90 minutes $110
4-pack of prepaid one-hour sessions $295
On-site massage: Please contact Jesse or Karen directly for event pricing and to coordinate.
Holistic Health Consultation
Individualized Health Coaching Programs (rates vary)
Jesse Haas is a Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Coach. Her practice integrates whole body health, massage and midful eating to help clients get more from their health. She has completed more than 800 hours of training in massage technique, Western pathologies, Myofascial Release, heated-stone, pre- and post-natal massage and abdominal massage. She is currently pursuing holistic nutrition and health coach certification at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has a B.S. in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota.
Karen Townsend has been practicing bodywork since 2002. She has over 1,000 hours of training in eastern and western manual techniques, including Therapeutic Massage, Shiatsu and Thai Yoga Massage. She is nationally certified through NCCAOM and NCBTMB and specializes in relieving chronic tension and pain. Holistic health is one of her many passions.
Julie Kesti is an artist and Asian bodywork therapist. She has completed over 800 hours of training in Shiatsu, Thai bodywork, and other therapeutic bodywork with roots in Asia. Beginning in February of 2012 she will be hiatus from Chakra Khan, as she moves to Shanghai for awhile to live with her husband and learn all she can from a gigantic old city and its millions of people! Follow her adventure at juliekesti.com/blog
We want you to move your body! Physical activity is not only important for your health, but it's important for your emotional and mental well being, your defense against disease and your future as an aging person. For every client that rides their bike, walks or somehow uses their body to get to their appointment, we will donate $1 to a local organization. One dollar may not sound like a lot, but imagine if every one of our clients chose to use their body to get around—together our efforts add up to a healthier MPLS! Be sure to let your practitioner know when you arrive!
2637 27th Avenue South, Suite 216B
Minneapolis, MN 55406 (map)
Chakra Khan is located in the Ivy Building for the Arts, home to many wonderful businesses, artists, and movement studios and nested in the heart of the wonderful Seward neighborhood. We are in Suite 216B—head up the stairs and follow the small gold arrows to Chakra Khan Massage & Asian Bodywork!
I love my body! became the unofficial slogan for Chakra Khan somewhere along the way. I love my body! is about empowerment and celebration of the bodies we live in. Our bodies are amazing! "I love my body" is about self-respect. All of us, no matter what gender, age, size, height, shape, race, class, sexual orientation or culture should jump-for-joy at our fantastic body homes. We want this message shouted from the mountain tops! Remind yourself to be kind to yourself with one of our fun stickers from the CK shop—or email us and we'll tell you how to get one by mail.
We usually have a selection of fun items for sale in our lobby—check out our assortment the next time you visit. The "shop" is a nice stop in the Chakra Khan living room, where you are welcome to rest, enjoy some tea, and read or sit for a bit before you head back out into the world. We love it when people enjoy Chakra Khan!
From 2008-2011 we hosted a variety of artists at CK, with shows rotating throughout the year. (Check out our blog to read about past exhibiting artists.) In 2012, we’ve invited Emma Freeman to be our "artist in residence" so you can view her photography on our walls throughout the year. Read more about Emma at emmafreemanphotography.com.