My Story



allow the sun 

allow the sun fosters self care and self expression with individuals and communities though storytelling, embodied card readings and reiki healing. 


Hi! I'm Chelsea Hanawalt of allow the sun. I grew up in a small town in sunny California where I spent my days playing outside and creating adventures. My big imagination and love for self expression led me into the world of theatre which is still a big part of my life today. I am a teacher, performer, applied theatre and reiki practitioner based in New York City. I am a founder of The Journey Theatre Project a company that uses theatre conventions and techniques to serve communities such as, schools, colleges, transitional housing programs, LGBTQ Senior Centers and various corporations facilitating racial justice workshops and anti-bias trainings. I am currently working towards a credential in Drama Therapy and a Creative Arts Therapy License.  


I received my MA in applied theatre through CUNY (The City University of New York) using theatre for education and change. During graduate school is when I created my own spiritual path using card readings, storytelling and reiki for self healing. I received level 1 & 2 reiki training through the Glowing Heart  Center Reiki SchoolI am currently offering community coworking hours and facilitating workshops with The Glowing Heart Center


For 5 years I have been a part of Moon Club now, Radical Awakenings, a female collective led by Alexandra Roxo, working with the moon cycle, astrology, storytelling, writing, breathe work, and embodiment practices. In Moon Club I assisted in facilitating the women’s story medicine circles in NY. 


Following my intuition, I have been incorporating my love for theatre and the mystical into my work to share with others. These techniques and practices have allowed me to show up for myself which has allowed me to show up for others


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