WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Erykah Badu is offering what she calls “soul therapy” ahead of Sunday’s Soul Train Awards.

The singer-songwriter transformed a West Hollywood hotel room into an intimate spiritual classroom for a small group of reporters this week to give an introductory lesson on chakras.

Badu explained the Eastern concept of whirling energy centers along the spine to about a dozen reporters Monday in a very personal and unusual press event. Badu is hosting the Soul Train Awards on BET, but the show was never mentioned Monday.

Instead, Badu offered insights about how chakras are connected to color and music — especially her music — and engaged guests in a discussion about her heroes and creativity.