A recent 2020 graduate of Hampton University and Detroit native, Miracle Bailey is the proud owner and trauma-informed yoga instructor of MiracleWorkerWellness. MiracleWorkerWellness is a trauma-informed wellness space dedicated to discovering different forms of trauma therapy through the art that Miracle created towards the beginning of quarantine to pursue a growing passion of hers. When not working in sales at LinkedIn, Miracle offers online mediation and yoga classes for individuals, groups, and families.
Earlier this week, I sat down with Miracle to learn more about herself, healing, and how her quarantine hobby-turned business is going. She shares an inspiring story about how her passion is allowing her to help ~and heal~ others along the way.
What made you want to become a trauma-informed yoga instructor and launch MiracleWorkerWellness?
MB: It actually started as my Honors College senior capstone project at Hampton that was about sound healing. I really enjoyed learning about sound healing and the concept of how energy can’t be created or destroyed, just transferred. It just kind of sparked something in me. During quarantine, I spent a lot of my free time listening to binaural beats and reading different books on the topic. When my job offer at LinkedIn got pushed back six months due to the COVID-19, I decided to invest in my passion.
I enrolled in a yoga teacher training course and really spent the summer taking my time to embody the principles that I was learning in my courses. Later on, I took a trauma-informed course with a local yoga teacher here in Detroit, Adria Moses, that I later asked to be my mentor, and MiracleWorkerWellness took off from there.
What drew you to the wellness space in particular?
MB: There’s a lot of racial & socio-economic disparity in the wellness space and a lot of majority- white spaces try to just get off on wellness. I just really wanted to learn this for my community. I feel like in Detroit especially, we need more spaces like this.
What does a typical morning look like for you?
MB: On a typical day, I wake up around five or seven depending on what time I went to sleep, and I’ll try to establish that my morning is for me. Like that’s my ritual. Telling myself that I’m going to do something for myself. I try not to get on my phone the first two hours because I don’t want to give my energy to anything else but what I need. Once I get up, I try to get in nature and go outside for a walk or listen to binaural beats and play my singing bowl, depending on whatever I need that morning. Sometimes I’ll do yoga, and then carry on with my regular morning with breakfast and work, etc.
What do you hope people leave with from your sessions?
MB: I want people to understand how to breathe and come back home to themselves. I used to struggle with being alone and being inside of myself and discovering different pieces of me, but I just want my students to learn how to have experiences that they have the choice to do and show up in this practice to make those same choices outside of the mat and in the real world.
What would you say has been one of your greatest highlights since starting MiracleWorkerWellness last year?
MB: My biggest highlight was teaching a pregnant woman through her pregnancy. This was her second child, so hearing that I helped her have a better birth experience this time around was kind of crazy to me, being that I just started this. She said she was able to have easier labor because of the yoga and was able to visualize, which is a meditation technique we do. Even though it was just one person, that was the best highlight so far.
Do you plan on doing in-person classes once everything gets (somewhat) back to normal or do you plan on doing everything virtually?
MB: I do plan on doing some in-person sessions and events, but COVID is most definitely real. However, I want to host a yoga sunrise or sunset in the city in the spring and/or summer of this year when things calm down and it warms up outside.
What does the future of MiracleWorkerWellness look like for you?
MB: Right now, I’m focusing on sound healing and just doing more research, but I do see myself growing in the digital studio under my mentor. Something that is coming soon is that I’ll be teaching a class under my mentor, Adria Moses, in her digital studio. I also plan on hosting another sister circle event called the collective this summer, which is an event I partnered with @_courageousqueen on Instagram, every Monday night for four weeks. We would come together to journal, do breathwork or bodywork like yoga or intuitive dance and share space for one another as women.
I am moving to Chicago in the summer, but before I leave Detroit, I want to leave some type of legacy here. Whatever the city needs and just connecting and collaborating with more black businesses here in the wellness space and doing some really amazing things.
To stay connected with Miracle, follow her on Instagram @1miraclebailey and her business @miracleworkerwellness to learn more about sound healing, chakras, book sessions, and even check out some of her playlists!