Meet Our Practitioners


Jen McKinney 

Owner and Practitioner

Transcendence Life Center

My goal is to be used as a catalyst to help others get into alignment with their heart and transcend into the best version of themselves aiding with tools to illuminate their whole field. I have been an energy worker my whole life and a body worker since 2004. I am a certified Reiki master and Licensed massage therapist, with continuing education in sound healing, aromatherapy as well as many modalities for the body, mind and spirit. She has overcome many obstacles, including trauma and addiction herself by using these tools along with therapy, Bioenergetics and Brain Training, art processing, coaching and the guidance, strength, love and compassion of God, guides, archangels, ascended masters and my ancestors and teachers of the community. My tools are focused around these natural healing arts to help remove physical, mental, emotional and spiritual blockages in the being to help them overcome the things that are holding them back to put them into alignment with their true light, heart and mission of love and compassion on this planet.

I graduated from Heritage College, Kansas City Missouri in 2004 as a licensed Massage therapist and an associate degree in occupational science. I moved to Tempe Arizona in 2007 where my own healing was amplified. I began to do deep self-work while building a life and a clientele in massage therapy. In 2010 I got sober in which another amazing layer unfolded. During this time I worked for several chiropractors and a wellness center for 8 years before I ventured out on my own. I continued my education at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts with many modalities such as Chi Gong, Sound healing, life coaching, aromatherapy and Reiki. I completed and graduated from Spirit of Yoga 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2017. I opened my business Transcendence Life Center in August of 2017 where I began to expand reaching more of the community with my vision of wellness. In 2018 I went through a Bioenergetics and brain training program that catapulted me into a space of major reprogramming and healing. This brought me to a place and into a person I had never known. In turn helping me to create Transcendence Life Center. Where I work as an energy worker, massage therapist, life coach, NES BioEnergetics and Versus Brain training practitioner, creator of natural body care needs, aromatherapy. I also facilitate groups for natural healing such as sound baths, meditation, yoga, and creative classes. Transcendence Life Center has been created as a sacred space for other light workers to work and be sustainable. I have said yes to life and I am in the flow of the divine to bring these gifts to those who are seeking wellness.

Deeply rooted in my spiritual connection I have experienced healing beyond my belief, over coming the trauma of sexual abuse, domestic violence, addiction and re patterning the body, mind and spirit from trauma responses and bringing me into a space to share this energy of healing to others. Through these experiences I learned a lot about using vibration and frequency for healing, compassion, empathy and self-love. The darkness I experienced in my life has given me a great understanding of the power of forgiveness and the healing affects it has on our entire being. It has shown the light on the darkest of times and allowed me to be in a space of faith, gratitude, great joy and love in her heart to hold space for others to do so as well.


Aleysha Kurt

Licensed Massage therapist

Aleysha Kurt is a 2013 Graduate of Arizona School of Massage Therapy. While there she received over of 1000 hours of education in both the Professional and Master Bodyworker program. Aleysha is intuitive and passionate about massage. With over five years experience in a Chiropractic setting her specialties include Trigger Point Therapy, Structural Integration, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. Her mission is to hold space for her clients where they are able to release, realign and feel rejuvenated providing them with not only a mind body balance but an overall sense of well being.

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Ashlee Badgett 

Certified Hypnotherapist

Ashlee Badgett is a Certified Hypnotherapist who believes you have the power to make the desired changes in your life by working directly with your subconscious mind.  She helps you connect with your subconscious by using clinically proven techniques that bring insight, heightened intuition, and deep relation/strong sense of comfort. Ashlee makes this happen with therapeutic hypnosis during 1:1 sessions, as well as pre and custom made recordings.


As a hypnotherapist, Ashlee is an advanced practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique (aka EFT Tapping), Therapeutic Journaling, and Smoking Cessation (to help you with Nicotine/Smoking/Vaping addiction), Law of Attraction, and Past Life Regression.


 Ashlee became a hypnotherapist because after years of struggling with depression, low self-esteem, and lack of direction in life she was tired of being a prisoner of her own mind. She tried everything from yoga, daily exercise, fasting, herbal mood enhancers, talk therapy, and more to find happiness.  Although those things worked in their own way, nothing gave Ashlee the lasting results she was looking for until she found hypnotherapy.


After over 500 hours of training and clinical practice with the nationally accredited Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Tarzana, California, Ashlee B. was certified by Hypnotherapist Union Local 472. She also has an Associates Degree in Business Administration.


Consuelo Melendez

Reiki master & Master Teacher

Consuelo is an Attuned Reiki Master Practicing for over three years.

 She has been able to strengthen her empathic and intuitive abilities to provide healing Reiki treatments to her clients with great success.

Consuelo has a deep connection to the loving force of the universe. Holding space in a sacred way, providing a deep connection to love and grounded-ness while moving any energy distortions out of the way.  Leaving you lighter to move into your life.


Shonda Laughlin

Yoga Instructor/ Wellness practioner

Shonda is a 500 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher.  She completed the 800 hour Diploma for Advanced Yoga Teacher and Healing Arts Practitioner through her studies at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. 


Through her training she found her specialties in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Restorative but is trained in several forms of yoga including Hatha, PTSD, Transformational Yoga Coaching, Prenatal, Yogic Energy Anatomy and other areas of the yoga practice. 


Shonda has completed Introduction to Ayurveda as 20 hours of Transformational Life coaching along with the Yogini Priestess Path at Goddess House of Yoga and is a Rose Lineage holder with Merkaba: Love, Dance, Energy.  She is a Reiki Master Teacher and loves to tap into all forms of healing including drumming and Sound Healing through her own experiences in order to support other women as they transcend old habits, patterns and beliefs.


Certified Hypnotist-Yoga Instructor

Maame-Mensima Horne is a Certified Clinical Hypnotist and 200 Hr Certified Yoga Instructor focused on supporting clients to reveal their inner glow. She believes deep within the subconscious mind, clients hold the key to their own individual health and healing. Using Heart Centered Hypnotherapy, her goal is to support clients to access the power of the subconscious mind to release stress, addictions, negative beliefs, undesired patterns and traumas and to transform their lives while nurturing personal growth and development. 

Maame-Mensima is a member of the Heart Centered Therapies Association and utilizes meditation, Heart-Centered Breathwork, Transpersonal Life Coaching techniques, yoga and movement inspired by dances from Africa and the African Diaspora.

Her journey into hypnotherapy began during her first year in naturopathic medical school when she lost a loved one to suicide. Her grief process, led her to Heart Centered Hypnotherapy where she began a journey of personal transformation. 

Maame-Mensima holds a B.A. in Political Science and minors in African Studies and Economics from the University of Florida. She is a student of naturopathic medicine and has completed her clinical hypnotherapy training with The Wellness Institutein Graham, WA where she is continuing advanced clinical training.

Maame-Mensima Horne does not diagnose or prevent physical or mental illness, or any other disorder. Understand that these sessions are not a substitute for medical or psychological examinations or care, and that it is recommended to work in conjunction with your doctor or therapist for any condition you may have.

Maame-Mensima Horne, BA, CCH