Shardé Studio, an arts club launched by teaching artist Kiara Shardé, bridges wellness with creativity through writing and visual art workshops.The studio is compiled of two parts: FREQUENCY— a journal — and our webstore S/S SOUK. All sales from the store fund workshops in NYC.

So, why an arts club?

In 1979, Jon Kabat-Zinn founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at UMass Medical Center. Since the program’s inauguration, studies have revealed MBSR’s positive effects on emotional regulation,stressed-related symptoms, and the nurturing of our emotional brain.

Pulling from Kabat-Zinn’s theory, Shardé Studio’s workshops put MBSR into play by motivating attendees to self-reflect on personal agency and take control of one’s narrative.