Do you want more ease, balance, and space to rest in your life?

Then you are in the right place.

Starshine & Clay {Soul Portal} Online Yoga and Meditation Studio for Black Women & Women of Color

In this online community, we believe that Black Women and Women of Color deserve to have more ease in life. So many of us “run the world” of our households, jobs, businesses, places of worship, and community organizations. And we also end up feeling run down. 

Starshine & Clay is here to help you create more space in your life for yourself. We are here to support you in cultivating more balance between work and rest. Effort and ease. Makin’ it happen and enjoying the fruits of what you made happen.

We focus on yoga and meditation practices that are accessible, time tested, and also transformative.

Though we love a good sweat. We aren’t talking about work out type yoga here. We are talking about the yoga of mindfulness, stillness, quiet, and restoration-chill.

What we practice and teach in this community is yoga and meditation that is known to:

Spark shifts that have otherwise been hard to make
Aid in creating healthier boundaries
Lessen anxiety and nervous energy
Help us sleep better and refuel throughout the day
Increase focus, awareness, and mindfulness
Decrease stress levels and feelings of overwhelm
Improve creativity, imagination, and problem solving

What styles of yoga are we practicing? Every thing we do is accessible, yet deep. We don’t do surface or superficial here.

Restorative Yoga (the yoga of rest)
Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation and access to liminal space)
Flow (to get the body moving in sacred alignment)
Mindfulness meditation (steady our minds)

If we can get a little woo woo, what we offer in this community truly reconnects or deepens our connection to who we are beyond our roles, identities, and duties we perform. We reconnect to who we were before the world told us who we were supposed to be. We call it a soul portal because here we unite with that part of us that is free, powerful, unbothered, full of love, and joy.

In the words of Starshine Member Tanya Blackwell, “Starshine & Clay is an integral part of my healing and wellness journey. Being in this community has given me something that doesn’t diminish when I share it with others. It only grows. “

For the month of June 2021, try Starshine & Clay for 14 days. Grab your introduction pack here

Starshine & Clay Online Yoga and Meditation Studio:

A one of a kind online yoga and meditation community dedicated to the restoration, well-being, and care of Black Women and Women of Color. Our live stream classes, virtual mini-retreats, and monthly content offer ancient, proven, and accessible yoga based tools to support driven, bold, ambitious, and dynamic sisters in cultivating more ease, balance, and space to rest within their full lives.

The How

Each month we will explore a different theme or intention.

There are a few central practices each month: one weekly live (online) yoga class , one live meditation class, yoga nidra, a mantra or affirmation, a journal of practices and questions for inquiry. You’ll also receive a monthly playlist to support and fuel your practice.
The full journal and links to schedule classes for the month will arrive on the first of each month. We’ll meet for a mini-retreat with Octavia Raheem or a VIP special guest/ renown wellness expert on the second Saturday of each month from 1:00-3:00pm EST.

Here we center the mind, body, heart, and soul of Black Women and Women of Color.

What’s included in your Starshine & Clay membership:


Monthly meditation or yoga nidra practice (prerecorded)

Live stream weekly meditation class every Monday from 7:00-7:30pm EST with Dr. Tiffany Johnson (Live only, no replays available.)

Live stream weekly Yoga Class Every Wednesday from 7:45-9:00pm EST with Octavia Raheem  {Please note that live stream class will vary between Restorative, Yin, or Flow}

Full access to all videos on demand as library grows


Custom Monthly Journal for your journey

Journal includes music, practices, and affirmations for your journey

Support with maintaining a consistent practice whether your goal is daily, five, or three days a week.


Live Mini-Retreat {via zoom} 2nd Saturday of each month from 1:00-3:00pm EST. Mini Retreats are worth the monthly fee alone! They are POWERFUL!

Private online forum to continue to share and connect


10% off any online immersions, workshops, and trainings with Octavia Raheem

VIP notification about in person retreats once they begin again

Members only special of $100 off in person Starshine & Clay Retreats




$79 every month

Membership auto-renews each month

What members are saying:

“Starshine’s founder, Octavia Raheem not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. After attending several in person retreats, I was excited for the online experience. The Starshine & Clay monthly membership has helped me in more ways than one — from making a life-changing career decision to supporting my mental health on Election Day 2020. I am grateful for such an intentional community created for us. ”

– L’Oreal Thompson Payton

What members are saying:

“Each practice I feel deep connection to all of the sisters, even though we’ve never met. Starshine isn’t just an online yoga program. It’s a whole ministry.

We need it and we need each other.”

– Adrienne Lacy

Why Starshine & Clay ?

We deserve our own devotion. By having a consistent practice, caring for ourselves is no longer relegated to “when everything else is done” or when we get to it. Instead, you live in a way that is well with your soul. The trap and cycle of doing and doing, of only stopping when you are extremely exhausted, loses its grip. You have access to the best of yourself. You have more fuel for everyone and everything else you love.
Starshine & Clay Membership makes practicing yoga and being well easy and joyful — because it gives you flexible structure and guidance. You’re never on your own. And the moment you join, you become part of a supportive community of sisters who share your values and help you cultivate a practice and deepen your relationship with your best self.

Ready to become a Starshine & Clay Member?

Summer  2021 enrollment now open.



Starshine & Clay  is an online monthly membership that makes it easy, affirming,  and joyful to stay committed to yourself and wellbeing! Every month you get inspiring + exclusive content from Octavia Raheem: yoga, yoga nidra, and meditation practices. You can connect with a supportive community in our forum and join me for live online yoga practice sessions every Wednesday from 7:45-9:00pm EST. We’ll also have a monthly mini-retreat (online) the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1:00-3:00pm EST.  Plus you get VIP invites to in person events and discounts on future in person retreats with Octavia Raheem. Please note that the membership is monthly and auto renews. You will be billed on the day you sign up and on the same day each month going forward.

If you decide Starshine & Clay Membership isn’t for you, you can cancel your membership at any time. Once  you have received journal and practices for the month no refund for that month will be issued.

If you are ready to cultivate a deeper relationship with yourself and practice radical care and love for yourself within a sacred and brave community created especially for Black Women| Women of Color this membership is for you. If you need or want structure and guidance to support you on your journey of being well deep down in your soul, join me. Join us. Starshine & Clay Soul portal is for sisters who want to stay consistent with their practices. Sisters who want to feel better in body, mind, heart, and soul.

You’ll receive a special member’s only newsletter each month and classes will be delivered on Octavia Raheem’s Union Fit Platform. Mini-Retreats take place via zoom.  You can access all from your computer, tablet or smartphone. And to make it easy to stay consistent our online group is a place to encourage and support you. 

I’ll break this down to the daily. For fullest soul wellness, I recommend starting with 15-20 minutes a day commitment and membership will include meditation and yoga nidra practices that range from 10-25 minutes so that you can choose based on your life schedule. You can work on the journal/inquiry prompts throughout the month, jam to the playlist whenever, and make sure to save Wednesdays from 7:30-8:45pm EST for practice and the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1:00-3:00pm EST for our mini-retreat. 

It will be there waiting for you! You can connect at any time and listen/read/practice whenever you want.

Starshine & Clay is the place for you! All practices are accessible to all levels. All you need to start is yourself and a yoga mat!

Definitely!  I’ve been on a personal journey for almost two decades, and find that community holds and affirms me, while keeping me on track. That’s why I created the Starshine & Clay Monthly Membership. I will meet you wherever you are and make it a joy+ easy to commit to your deepening relationship to yourself.

Ready to join Starshine & Clay Soul Portal?


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