More About Me 

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What My Publisher, North Atlantic Books says about me

Some secrets about me: 

  • I am a total water fanatic and for the last 15 years have traveled to many sacred waterways across the world.

  • I have been researching the iconography and connecting  stories of  African and Asian Water Mother Goddesses for the last 15 years and how they connect us to each other, and  a world of  peace

  • I am currently birthing an ongoing diversity yoga mindfulness  art series called Peace Am I. The first part of this art series forms the basis of my book “My Heart Flies Open”.

  • My counseling work is trauma focused and about  breaking cycles that are hard to release.

  • I am studying Daoist Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Herbs at the Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Arts, and specializing in trauma and emotional healing treatments.

 

Omi Education

  • Current – Masters and Doctoral Student of Daoist Chinese Medicine and Herbology – Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medicine Arts

  • African Studies BSc, London University School of Oriental and African Studies – London University School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

  • BSc Ayurvedic Medicine and Complementary Health Sciences  – Ayurveda College (UK)

  • M.Ed.  Counseling  and Development –  Winthrop University

  • Children’s Yoga – Cosmic Kid’s Yoga

  • SEED Trained Equity and Social Justice Facilitator  – National SEED Project

  • Family Systems – Institute of Family Systems, founded by Mark Wolynn author of “It Didn’t Start With You”

  • EMDR –  EMDR Professional Training organization

  • Hypnotherapy  – ICBCH

  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga – Sacred Roots Wellness

  • DBT – Catawba Medical Health Clinic

  • Reiki Master Level 1, II, III with Will Daddario

  • Various Trauma focused courses:  breath work, mindfulness, hypnotherapy, yoga and Family Systems

Teacher,  Presenter, Other

  • Asheville City School Foundation TAPAS Artist in Residence

  • Teacher at Center of Sacred Studies

  • Led Mindfulness training for the Palmetto South Carolina Police Association

  • Mindfulness Workshop Leader at Rainbow School More Than Mindfulness Conference ( for 3 years) – subjects included decolonizing our Hearts and Schools through Mindfulness

  • Founder of Integrated Four Elemental Mother Ceremony and Healing

  • Founder of Ancient Trauma Healing course

Rites of Passages

  • Initiation into Ifa and Osun by elders in West Africa

  • Special Initiation and acknowledgement by Nechung Kuten La, State Medium of the Tibetan Oracle. 

  • Omi's path has been to  study and actively engaged in many traditions in order to understand,  embrace, and share  global practices of peace, water and earth balance. 

  • Reiki Master: level I , II, III with Will Daddario

Accomplishments/Awards

  • Tzedek Impact Awardee  2020 – Tzedek Social Justice organization

  • Prince’s Trust Recipient 1997 (under middle name Ezolaagbo) – Prince’s Trust

  • Helped to form GIWA, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (UNICEF)

  • Created and led Spirit of Wellness, 13 week Leadership program for young mothers

  • Co-Founder of internationally recognized Humanity4Water Awards

  • Have collaborated with several global indigenous leaders to hold peace ceremonies and discussions for the waters and Earth.​

 

Books

  • My Heart Flies Open – Children’s Yoga Mindfulness Book (North Atlantic Book – Partner with Penguin Random House

  • Osun Passes the Sun – Children’s African Mindfulness Story

  • Beautiful Waters: A Biography of a Goddess from Across Africa, Egypt and Africa (Naked Truth Publishing)

  • Seven Principles of Wellness: An Ayurvedic Guide to Wellness (Naked Truth Publishing)

  • 180 drops of Mindfulness (Naked Truth Press)

  • Ploop: An Abundant Pregnancy Journey

  • A Journey Through Breath