Meet Teachers of WOIW

As owner of Omaroti, Olatokunboh Obasi has been working in the wellness field for over 15 years. She is a yoga and dance instructor, clinical herbalist, nutritionist and birth doula. Committed to community holistic health, social justice, and education, she works heavily in community service and African Traditional Medicine.  Presently, coordinates Herbalists without Borders International on the island providing devotional service to people in need. A guest presenter and teacher of many conferences she’s originally from Africa, her travels around the world are extensive as she integrates traditional knowledge of herbs, with her western education. She received her Master’s of Science from Maryland University of Integrative Health. Olatokunboh is multilingual, loves cooking, gardening and creating art.  She is a mother of 3 young adults and she continues to learn from her children through challenge and tribulation as she shares her journey of life with them and the human family.

 

Description of Experience

Olatokunboh (Ola) works with clients clinically in private sessions to provide wellness

and holistic health through herbal medicines. Her experience covers all dis-ease states

including diabetes, pain management, adjunct cancer support, chronic and acute

digestive concerns and reproductive health support for both men and women. Her

practice of herbalism is primarily but not limited to the Ayurvedic tradition. Medical

history and tests, assessments of iris, pulse and tongue, and custom-made herbal

formulations are amongst holistic modalities that she uses to clinically approach guiding clients to wellness!

Teaching Technique

Olatokunboh is the primary teacher for WOIW.  She teaches the majority of the classes in indigenous style; teaching her students how to create practice, how to unlearn and learn critical thinking, how to learn from the earth library and learn how to rely on self study. While this style is not for everyone, it has shown a life changing impact on those who have achieved from the course.  Olatokunboh believes in mentorship and lasting relationships with her students.  Part of being teacher is being leader and a relative in the field of herbal medicine.  She cares for all her students deeply.

Mi nombre es Susimar González Martínez, soy boricua, nacida de padres boricuas con desendencia española y africana. De niña crecí en el campo rodeada de plantas y animales. Mi abuelo materno me enseñó el cultivo y uso de las plantas medicinales desde mis 8 años de edad. Soy madre, profesora y química de profesión con maestría en química analítica de la UPR Río Piedras. Durante 12 años trabajé en la industria farmacéutica de la isla. Esta experiencia me ayudó a conectar con mi yo interior y ver que: “lo esencial es invisible a los ojos del hombre”. La medicina alopatica solo cura sintomologias y en ocasiones crean efectos secundarios dañinos para nosotros. Después de tomar la decisión de concluir mi trabajo en esa área, comencé mi nueva aventura hacia las plantas ornamentales y medicinales. Fui dueña y administradora de un jardin centro en Ponce. Durante 3 años diseñé jardines tradicionales, huertos caseros con plantas medicinales y ofrecí talleres. Las plantas abrieron mi camino espiritual, el cual sigo transitando.

 

Soy una sobreviviente de cancer. Viví 6 años en South Carolina. Alli fui tratada y recobre la salud. También durante ese tiempo me tocó presenciar desde la distancia los efectos que tuvieron en Puerto Rico, los huracares Irma y María, la corrupción gubernamental, los temblores en el sur y la epidemia del COVID-19. Decidí regresar a Puerto Rico con un deseo inmenso de aprender, servir y conectar con mi gente nuevamente. Como maestra creo firmemente que todos tenemos lo esencial para despertar como individuos y comunidad. La escuela WOIW brinda esta conjunción entre la tierra, lo espiritual y la comunidad por ello me siento honrada en brindar de mi en este projecto. Mi visión de mi patria es verla crecer y abrirse, como nuestros Taínos la admiraban desde el suelo hasta el cielo que la rodea. Puerto Rico tiene la capacidad de crecer y reinventarse ante cada adversidad.

Among all the topics in the world, Khayahsi has chosen to study astrology since age 11. Her interest in astrology began due to curiosity in people’s personalities. She is fascinated by how astrology can assist in cases of healing, emotional and mental health as well as predict so much more to encourage people’s well being. Throughout the years she has dedicated her time to observe people around her, plants, bodies of water, and the entire ecosystem that provides the human family a home. 

 

As a Pure Mathematics major at the University of Puerto Rico, Khayahsi’s skill of observation and analyzation is well embedded in her astrological readings and abilities. Vedic astrology is her main passion. It offers the scientific, cultural and spiritual accuracy which helps to support students and clients alike. Teaching Vedic Astrology at WOIW is one of her joys because not only does she enjoy teaching, she gets to work along side her mother, Olatokunboh, and help students understand the celestial world in depth. 

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