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About Us

Full Circle Harmony Ministry

Mission Statement: Full Circle Harmony Ministry is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to uniting individuals with compassion through the mind, body, and spirit. Our community-driven mission focuses on offering education and support for living in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual harmony.

Motto: Living in Harmony through Nature, Culture, and Community

Guidance and Leadership: In the intuitive guidance of Shannon Chada and the nurturing embrace of our valued Board of Directors, we cultivate a sanctuary pulsating with the heartbeat of healing and soulful living. Rooted in the essence of unity and love, our mission as a branch of the Life Spirit Non-Denominational Congregational Church is to foster connections that resonate with the harmonious rhythms of the universe.

Together, we weave a tapestry of community connections, each thread carrying the essence of compassion and understanding. Led by Shannon Chada and the Board of Directors, our journey is a collective heartbeat, echoing with the melody of growth and mutual support, nurturing relationships that empower and uplift each individual on their sacred path to wholeness and well-being.

Our Practices: We emphasize the importance of holistic health encompassing the body, mind, and spirit. Our practices and teachings include:

  • Mindfulness

  • Reiki Healing

  • Yoga

  • Meditation

  • Connecting with Nature

  • Nervous System Regulation

  • Somatic Support

  • Ancestral Healing

  • Power of Positivity

  • Gratitude

  • Self-Empowerment

  • Massage Continued Education

  • Aromatherapy/Essential Oils

  • Reflexology

  • Spiritual Inspiration

  • Sound Healing

  • Medicine Music

  • Plant Medicne Support

Our Commitment: We are passionate about helping others and providing guidance, training, and certifications to enhance health and support the life force of the universal community. Our commitment is to continue sharing our mission of Love, Peace, Unity, and Respect.

Inclusivity and Respect: We honor all our brothers and sisters of the Earth, Sky, Waters, and the Universe. Our ministry practices loving kindness without discrimination, embracing the belief that everyone deserves to improve their quality of life through a path unique to their heart and spirit's calling.

Honoring Indigenous Peoples and Lands

We hold deep respect and reverence for the indigenous peoples and the sacred lands on which we live and work. Acknowledging their rich heritage, timeless wisdom, and profound connection to the Earth is central to our mission. These values are woven into our teachings and practices as we strive to cultivate an indigenous mindset, integrating their perspectives into every aspect of our ministry.

We are passionate about collaborating with organizations that share our commitment to environmental stewardship and supporting cultural and indigenous efforts. Together, we act as spiritual caretakers of the Earth, engaging in meaningful projects such as Tribal Peacekeeping summits and Indigenous Peoples Day. Through these partnerships, we honor and uplift the legacy and ongoing contributions of indigenous communities.

Our Beliefs: We believe that living a sacred life in harmony is attainable through holistic practices. We feel blessed to serve as guardians of this sacred earth and all those who dwell upon it. At Full Circle Harmony Ministry, we maintain that every individual has the right and ability to enhance their quality of life in a manner that resonates with their personal journey.

Contact Information: For more information, guidance, or to participate in our programs, please reach out to us. We look forward to walking alongside you on your path to holistic well-being.

Board of Directors

Shannon Chada, HSMP
Founder & Director

Good Singing Woman, Mino Nagamowin Ikwe walks a path of uniting Culture, CommUNITY, and Nature.

Shannon serves her community as a compassionate Spiritual Mentor, Teacher, Ceremony Keeper, Artist, Singer, Chanter, Dancer, Drummer, and Sound Healing Musician. Shannon lovingly guides you inward to discover how you can implement positivity, passion, and purpose into your life. She empowers you with spiritual tools and the powerful healings of the heart. 


Shannon has over 27 years of professional experience as Holistic Practitioner, offers personal and private group sessions, along with a variety of educational and spiritual workshops and events which inspire and honor each individuals own personal wellness and spiritual journey. 

You can connect and receive further support or training from Shannon through a rainbow of modalities such as Reiki Trainings and Certification, in-person and online Reiki and Spiritual Mentorships, Aromatherapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Yoga classes and YTT 200 & 300 hour trainings. Shannon is a professional Continued Education (CE) provider for NCBTMB.

Shannon is the daughter of Beverly Jacobs, "She Who Comes to the Truth," of Cherokee and European descent, and Larry "Many Hats" Jacobs, a registered Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican. Raised with deep respect for her ancestral ways, Shannon carries forward the sacred teachings of her Elders and sacred traditions so that all future generations can benefit from the wisdom of her Elders. 


You can find many of Shannon's workshops and trainings online or in-person at her primary locations:

  • SoderWorld Wellness Center, Willowbrook, IL

  • Rock Valley Community College, Rockford, IL

  • College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

  • Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, MA

"The Energy Doula"

REIKI: Shannon is a Certified Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher since 1997 and 8th decedent in lineage from Dr. Mikao Usui. Shannon offers Usui Reiki levels I, II, Reiki Master, and Reiki Master Teacher certified classes throughout the Chicago-land and Rockford area. Along with Reiki Master Apprenticeship and Reiki Master Teacher Apprenticeship programs and Certifications. Available CEU’s Continuing Education through NCBTMB. Please check our workshop schedule for Reiki Classes and Reiki SHARE Circles at SoderWorld! ​ YOGA: In addition, Shannon is a Certified Yoga Instructor and has received acknowledgement certifications for 500+ hours of YTT. She is dedicated to working with all students. Shannon’s classes are uniquely taught to meet the individual needs of all who attend. No prior yoga experience is necessary for any of her classes. Shannon is a participating Yoga Facilitator & Instructor for Sattvic Sage Ayurveda's Traditional Yoga Instructor Certification courses offering 200-hr & 300 hr Programs. Shannon graduated from the Lakulish Institue of Yoga, Kripalu, Gujarat, India 2006 by Guru Acharya Yogendradev through Universal Spirit Yoga. ​ AROMATHERAPY: Shannon has 20+ years experience with Essential Oils and the therapeutic benefits they offer to support us as part of the sacred plant kingdom. Shannon teaches Aromatherapy Basics, Raindrop Technique, along with many other classes and workshops throughout the year. ​ SPIRITUAL MENTOR: Shannon is a legally ordained non-denominational Spiritual and Holistic Minister Practitioner, also certified to perform religious services. Shannon integrates her Native American roots and shares traditional spiritual healings as passed down to her from generations of family healers. Available for Blessing Ceremonies, Weddings, Life Celebrations, Personal and Private Group Healing Sessions. ​ Shannon is an Approved Provider through NCBTMB for offering CEU’s -Continuing Education Certification Unit hours in many of her classes.  ​ “It is with a Joyful heart, that I walk this path of practicing ancient traditions which honor you or your special loved ones with Blessings of Love and Light.” ​ Please email Shannon directly to set up an appointment: E-Mail: ​ Event Coordinator for Alliance for a Viable future non-profit organization. 2024. Graduate of UZIT Program - Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, by Donna Karan, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman-Yee, Ed Daily, Pamela Hunter. 2018. Graduate of Massage Therapy & Healing Arts, by SoderWorld Wellness Center & Holistic Healing Arts Academy. 2013. Founder of Curvy Goddess Yoga & Feminine Fusion Yoga. 2012 Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Blissful Babies & Tranquil Tots with Stacey Vann, Universal Spirit Yoga. 2012. Certified Itsy Bitsy Baby & Toddler Yoga by Helen Garabedian. 2012. Licensed Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner, and Spiritual Healer through LifeSpirit, & LightWing Center with Rev. Nancy Weber RN. 2012. Certified Yoga Instructor by Guru Acharya Yogendradev of Lakulish Institute of Yoga, Kripalu, Gujarat, India. 2006. Nutritional & Wellness Training, Coaching & Team Leader with Whole Foods Market. 2007. Raindrop Technique Facilitator, by Tracy green 2007 & Pamela Hunter 2012. Young Living  Essential Oils Educator & Distributor #881454.  2006. Certified Egyptian Reflexologist with Dr. Rev. Wanona Wellspring Ceisel, DN. 2006 Completed Labor Support Doula Training by Rachel Wickersham. 2005. Certified Reiki Master & Teacher by Rose Mattax, IL. 2000.

Karen  Zuley  LaFrano
Board of Directors

Karen Zuley LaFrano is a seasoned practitioner and educator with over 23 years of experience. As a Reiki Master Teacher, Holistic Spiritual Practitioner, Ordained Minister, Yoga Teacher, and board member of Full Circle Harmony, she offers a comprehensive approach to healing and spiritual growth.


Karen's expertise spans various modalities, including Sports Massage, Structural bodywork, and Nervous System Regulation. She also provides Self Care Coaching and Cannabis Wellness Education, empowering individuals to cultivate balance and resilience in their lives.


With her diverse skill set and compassionate guidance, Karen continues to positively impact the well-being of her clients and community

Ryan Chada
Board of Directors

Since 2019, Ryan Chada has wholeheartedly embraced the teachings and practices of Buddhism. He has immersed himself in the wisdom of both the Theravada and Mahayana traditions, guided by esteemed teachers. With a deep sense of purpose, he leads Silent Meditation and Secular Buddhism Meditation workshops and retreats, sharing his passion for mindfulness and spiritual growth with others.

Ryan serves on the Board of Directors for Full Circle Harmony Ministry, further extending his commitment to community and spiritual development. In his professional life, he is the Midwest Territory Manager at Yin Yang Naturals, bringing a wealth of experience from his previous roles at Yin Yang Naturals, Brew Dr. Kombucha, and Whole Foods Market. His robust skill set, which includes leadership, team building, social media, public speaking, and organic gardening, allows him to contribute valuable insights to the industry.

Ryan's love for music finds expression as the guitarist for the conscious music collaboration of Cosmik Giggle and Great Mystery. Beyond his spiritual and professional pursuits, he is a devoted husband and father, finding joy in nurturing his family. His enthusiasm extends to the earth, where he tends to his organic garden with the same care and dedication he brings to everything in his life. Cooking is another of his passions, allowing him to create and share nourishing meals with loved ones.

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