kelsey rose tortorice
anti-capitalist / astrologer / teacher
/seeker / healing artist /community builder
I am an anti-capitalist community builder, astrologer, seeker of balance, avid studier of self, and lifelong student and impassioned teacher of many things including astrology, yoga, spirituality, human design, and music.
all of my work, professionally, spiritually, and otherwise is done with intentionality around social and economic justice.
in addition to an ongoing commitment to acknowledging my own intersections of privilege and to continually deconstructing my inherited white supremacy and colonialism as it pertains to my education, relationship, business, consulting, and teaching practices, i also seek to acknowledge economic injustices through my pricing structures.
In 2016 I helped to co-found Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective, a non profit healing arts community center in Chicago, Illinois. In 2017 I left my full time job as a music educator to prioritize growing and sustaining Inner Sense, to honor a call to work with people one on one, and to more deeply commit to living a life aligned with my values.
In addition to my client work and teaching practice, I also serve as Co Executive Director for Inner Sense Healing Arts, which is in in a phase of rapid expansion of our offerings and our reach due to the present circumstances of operating fully online.
I believe that self study is a primary component to living a meaningful life and that when we find meaning, we find joy, or the very least, contentment. I am constantly evolving in my own approach to self study and always eager to share what I’ve learned with others. Self expression, self awareness, relating, connecting, teaching, and service are the things that give me life. (For the astro-literate, some relevant information is that I was born during a waning gibbous lunar phase, and I have strong Sagittarius energy in my chart along with a stacked fifth house. My ruling planets are both in Gemini in the 7th, and my moon is in the first. My south node is in Virgo. These are some of the placements I attribute to personal mission to sharing all that I’ve learned with others, and to being of service to my communities.)
I recognize and have deep respect for the uniqueness of each individual's journey and process to self study and healing. Whether I am working with someone through music, reiki, astrology, yoga, the akashic records, or simply through conversation, I aim to support those I work with by taking on the roles of ally and translator, ultimately supporting the self-sustained empowerment of each individual.
Aside from working in a teaching or counseling setting, I also feel called to use these systems of healing and spirituality to help usher in a new way of being in our bodies, in community, and in the world. The work that I do with Inner Sense is truly at the intersection of all of my passions and skills, and I am honored to be in a position of service in this way.
If you’re looking for more information about my education, background, and credentials, please read on!
My background of singing in choirs and teaching music has instilled in me a deep appreciation for community and the healing that is inevitable when creating with others. Meditation in the form of singing and reading music along with the very real and unfortunate burn out being a full time public school teacher led me to a yoga practice in 2011. Since immersing myself in traditional yoga as a spiritual practice, I have discovered many other subtle healing art forms like astrology, reiki, tarot, and the akashic records.
MUSIC | I am a licensed Music Educator (B.M.ed, Vandercook 2011)
REIKI | I am a certified Reiki Teacher in the Usui Holy Fire III system of healing. I completed my Reiki training under Jerry Mikutis in 2018.
ASTROLOGY | After 4+ years of self study, I completed the first year program at the Portland School of Astrology under JP Hawthorne and Rhea Wolfe in 2019. I am currently continuing to study Hellenistic Astrology through Chris Brennan's program as well as Acyuta Bhava Das' at Nightlight Astrology. My practice is grounded in traditional Hellenistic astrology and incorporates tools from modern psychological schools of astrology as well.
HUMAN DESIGN | I am presently studying Human Design with Amy Lee and John Cole of the Human Design Collective. I often incorporate guidance from the Human Design system in my astrological counseling sessions.
AKASHIC RECORDS | I learned to read Akashic Records with Leah Garza of Crystals of Altamira in 2020. My work within the records is mostly personal, but I do open the records for astrology readings upon client request.