Dr. Kelsey Evans-Amalu (she/her) is based in the greater Tampa Bay area bringing holistic healing services to people in need. Dr. K. is a small business owner of The Mindful Prof LLC and serves as researcher, yoga and meditation instructor, and somatic educator to private clients, corporate offices, and K-12 schools and universities.
Dr. K is experienced with working with varied clientele including past instruction of high-performance athletes (the WWE, Orlando City Soccer, Orlando Pride, etc.) to mental health providers and services (National Alliance on Mental Illness, National Eating Disorder Awareness, etc.).
Previously a k-12 educator and professor of higher education, Dr. K continues to support k-12 teachers and students by leading mindfulness groups and individual sessions and creating mindful school partnerships as the Consultant of Contemplative Pedagogy at The Namaste Project. She also serves as a professor at The University of Central Florida.
I am starting an organization called Spread the Love Foundation to bring an innovative concrete block technology to build affordable housing. I am committed to building communities where the people (specifically low-income and/or homeless population) can be encouraged to improve educationally. I am motivated, because it is my story. I grew up in Orlando homeless and poor. Living in at-risk communities, being told nothing good can come out of my community, is my personal story. I have a love for my fellow man, and that love pushes me to say ” I must DO something.” I don’t look for athletes, superstars, or politicians to start the cause. I AM the Cause.
I am working on developing an online service to promote financial literacy with niche outreach into impoverished communities. The goals of my social enterprise work are to teach youth/young adults in these communities how to make, keep and multiply money, while also building a sense of community through arts and activism simultaneously.