Welcome to Soul Care University!
We are a Folk Wisdom, Education, Healing and Empowerment Center. SCU’s main purpose is to Support, Educate and Empower (S.E.E.) historically marginalized communities and individuals embrace holistic and earth-centered living as we step more fully into our power. We support reclaiming our indigenous values, wisdom and technologies from all systems, including our own minds, that are rooted in oppression, so we may deeply care for our Souls.
We are striving to highlight and amplify the voices of Black, Indigenous, and Folks of Color community leaders, by curating a collective of folk healers and wisdom keepers that are aligned with ancient wisdom teachings. Through our voices we are here to support ALL of our communities thrive for the betterment of the collective.
Many of our courses and online programs are intended to support ALL peoples. Our Wisdom Keepers present all courses from a conscious cultural lens.
Courses and programs that are BI & Poc exclusive, will be labeled as such. All other courses are for anyone who aligns.
We are in an expansive phase of our growth as we seek out BI & Poc Wisdom Keepers to offer courses in our expanding subject areas.
Our Guiding Principles:
Honor the Indigenous ways
Embrace Growth and Change
Act with Integrity and Have a Positive Impact
Focus on Strengths
Cultivate Healthy Partnerships
Value the Wisdom of the Seasons
We have several subject course areas: earth centered living, soul healing/care, meditation, folk medicine courses and lectures, and wholistic business leadership.
We provide supportive superVision/Mentorship for medicine healers, soul healing programs for black women, and we facilitate Black Indigenous and People of Color community sacred spaces.
Soul Care University stands out as one of the top Black Owned nonaccredited distance learning institutions in Florida that is deeply committed to teaching Folk Medicine from a Indigenous perspective, while providing opportunities for deep healing.
Our future endeavors:
We are curating a hub for Black, Indigenous and People of Color wisdom keepers and folk healers to share their wisdom teachings through our institute, both virtual and in person.
In 2022 we hope to add 5 guest faculty members and their offerings and we are building our advisory council.
Conscious Black Girls Envisioning
Oh gurrl here we go!!
I have been sitting on this vision for at least a full rotation around the sun and she is ripe and ready!
Conscious Black Girls Envisioning is an emerging community of Conscious Black Women coming together to break free from an old program that has kept us small, serving others over ourselves and thinking we need the hustle and grind to thrive.
Our first gathering call for us Black Girls was amazing! Our next conversation is coming up Feb 3rd.
You can register here to join us!
Psst... Conscious Black Girls 5 Month Envisioning Space starts in April 2022. Details coming soon!!
Community Connections and Amplifying Voices of Black, Indigenous and Folks of Color
Our Community is our strength. We rely on our community of students, community partners and guest faculty to keep us strong. One of our Founder's core value's, is creating deep lasting relationships and authentic connections. We are focusing our efforts to amplify the voices of our community leaders and wisdom keepers who are Black Indigenous and other People's of Color.
And yes... We love to have fun!!
Thinking about joining our community, A note from our founder Chonteau:
Greetings, Are you wondering if joining our online community is for you? We have several communities so here are a few things to consider:
First, you do not have to be Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color, we are not exclusive.
Joining our email community is about staying informed with what is going on so you can choose what courses, programs and products fit you best. You will receive detailed information about what is coming and how you can be a part. I also like to send other inspiring content about what I am doing and what's on my mind.
Connecting with our Soul Care U Instagram will give you day to day thoughts and inspirations around our subject areas from a conscious cultural perspective.
Connecting with my Chonteau McElvin Instagram will give you day to day insights and inspirations, as it relates to being a conscious wisdom keeper, healer and holistic practitioner.
Make your choices and I look forward to connecting soon.
Foundations of Traditional Plant Medicine Online Mentorship for Black, Indigenous and Folks of Color.
Winter Session: January 10, 2022 to April 25, 2022 (we are full)
Summer Session: June 13, 2022 to September 26, 2022
Summer session registration will open in Mid March. Join our online community to stay informed.
Ancient Wisdom and The Sacred
Our Founder, Chonteau has been walking the Medicine Way for 31 years. All that she shares aligns with earth-based spirituality. She carries the wisdom of the Ancestors and Elders. Soul Care U bridges the gap between ancient wisdom and modernity. We are about creating sacred spaces for Healing, Remembering and Expanding.
Explore Our Programs and Courses
Our online learning focuses on soul healing, herbal wisdom and mindfulness. We also offer selected workshops throughout the community.
My name is Chonteau and I am the Founder of Soul Care University. After retiring from a rewarding career as a Social Worker, I opened up a sacred healing practice. After several years of providing Spiritual Life Coaching and Traditional healings, I moved to the next phase of my life's mission which was to open a healing and empowerment center.
Soul Care U is a dream come true. Thank you for visiting our center and I trust you will find what your soul is calling for.