Frequently Asked Questions
MINKA is an inclusive space for healing and therapeutic professionals to host workshops, meetings, lectures, meditations, and classes. We believe each of us has a role to MINKA brooklyn operates more so as a co-working space for holistic wellness practitioners, where they are able to rent private studios, and the foyer to facilitate private sessions, workshops and community offerings.
What is MINKA?
We offer all of our community offerings and some private sessions by Sliding Scale.
We believe everyone is entitled to heal their wounds so they can thrive; we also believe that wellness and healing practitioners make a living wage. In order to make this possible, we ask you to pay as much as you can, so those who might not be able to pay as much can still receive their healing session - this is the idea behind 'paying it forward'. We are all in this together, and we choose to do our best to take care of one another. Thank you in advance!
What is Sliding Scale?
You can also book us through our app, or on our scheduling page. You may also reach out to practitioners directly through our site.
PLEASE NOTE when you request an appointment through MindBody , please note it has to be confirmed by the partitioner.
How Do I Book A Session?
Do You Offer Walk-Ins
We do not have practitioners on call in our center. We have community Reiki and Acupuncture Mondays and Thursdays and although our space is a communal structure where practitioners hang out and enjoy MINKA’s resources such as our Mystical Library. We encourage book through our website , over the phone or our MindBody platform.
How Do You Choose Member Practitioners?
We look for members who exhibit kindness and professionalism, ones we feel are in line with our mission and business values. We ask all of our members to participate in 1-3 Minka events open to the public. Events may come in the form of a wellness fair in our main event space, a workshop we develop around your healing modality or panel discussion. A business website or active social media presence is a plus.You may apply to become a member/practitioner by clicking here.
'Racism is the single most critical barrier to building effective coalitions for social change. Racism has been consciously and systematically erected, and it can be undone only if people understand what it is, where it comes from, how it functions, and why it is perpetuated.'
- People's Institute for Survival and Beyond
Here at MINKA Brooklyn, we believe our individual healing is deeply intertwined with societal healing. As we heal our individual wounds and trauma, we gain insights and power to engage in social change. The same can be said about the reverse; it is healing for our individual soul to engage deeply to change the way our society expresses itself, for the better - for all beings.
Racism is at the intersection of all social injustice - and it is why MINKA Brooklyn stands as an anti-racist healing collective. When we care deeply about healing and well-being of all beings, it is a no brainer to stand and work with people who have been oppressed, silenced and erased. We are all ONE; therefore suffering of one is suffering for ALL.
Please join us in re-education and re-creation of the society that supports the healing and growth of all.
If you are wondering “How Can I Help?” Anti-racism as Practice for White People & non-Black/Brown People
OR Bring Anti-racism through healing lens workshops to your organization? Contact us HERE.
Is MINKA accessible for folks who are differently abled?
We have elevator access and ramp. Our bathroom is also accessible. Due to allergy concerns of our staff and clients, we do not allow animals to be inside of our space. However, clients who are with service animals are welcome. For more information, please visit https://ag.ny.gov/civil-rights/disability-rights.
If you are a local producer of wellness and healing products, please contact us. We would love to collaborating with local makers.
Can I Offer My Products In Your Shop?
When Are You Open?
Minka’s front desk and public space is open from 12pm-7pm, Monday through Thursday. You may be able to book most practitioners from 10am-7pm most days, depending on their specific availability which can be found on MindBody and or for some practitioners, on their bio page.
Though we love animals, we do not allow cats and dogs into the space due to allergic concerns for our clients and practitioners.
Do You Allow Pets At MINKA?
Who Can I Contact?
If you are new to Minka and have general inquiries about the space or business please use this email.
This email is for Immediate support 12-7. This email will contact you to the front desk WE member.
If you have questions about Space Rental, Selling your products out of Minka Brooklyn, or other business inquiries please use this email.
For more information on facilitating a workshop and to submit your proposal, click here. All workshop proposals must be submitted via this form (no exceptions) and we kindly ask you to read the FAQs carefully before emailing. Please allow 2-3 months' lead time for your event.
We are now using this email for Tech Support for MindBody and SquareSpace. If you are a partitioner and have questions about onboarding, signing into MindBody, changing your bio page on SquareSpace or updating your information for clients or the Minka community, please use this email.