Wellness Tools and Experiences to Help You Find Peace of Mind.
The Villij builds relatable wellness tools and experiences that affirm women of colour. We strive to eliminate the stressors and adversity they face in cultivating well-being.Become a Member
Committed to redefining well-being for themselves, Kim Knight and Shanelle McKenzie founded The Villij as a wellness community for women of colour to feel seen and heard. Most importantly, they created a space for women of colour to show up as their true self.
Through The Villij, the women have found their purpose. Kim and Shanelle continue to lead a new wave of wellness that fosters inclusion, health and well-being.
The Values That Drive Us
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Creating conditions for fair access and participation to health and wellness resources.
Building an environment of a shared sense of belonging.
Offering empowered education to help women make better decisions related to their well-being.
It Takes a Villij
Meet our team of wellness visionaries
Head of Strategy
Our lead visionary and strategist, Kim is a passionate homemaker. She invests in herself by setting boundaries and investing in supportive, reciprocal relationships.
Director of Community
The ultimate homegirl. Shanelle ensures that we offer the best experiences to our community. Her wellness practices include listening to music, going for walks and lighting a candle.
Mental Health &
Spiritual and compassionate, Latonya loves journaling, essential oils and her daily Jesus time. As a mental health specialist, she strives to be well in mind, body and spirit.
A genius visualizer. Tatiyanna enjoys creating visual representations of what it means to be well within communities of colour. Being present allows her to experience life in its essence, the joys, the tears and everything in between.
Faith is a natural storyteller and certified Vinyasa and Yin Yoga teacher. She is interested in excavating every part of our being and meeting them with grace, love and compassion. Faith believes wellness needs to be supportive, always.
Health & Wellness
Bissy is all about building intentional relationships and centering women of colour’s wisdom. Her daily self-care practice includes gentle reminders to focus on her own desires – a concept she admits is still foreign to her.
Invested in her journey to self-discovery, Benita is believes in the power of building relationships and community. She enjoys journaling, spending time with family, decorating and cooking as a way to feel grounded and whole.