Meet the Care Providers of S.I.S.I.
and the Foundational Members
Womens Temple Society
Mending Root Temple
S.I.S.I. Facilitator/Care Provider
Blessings! My name is Obi Ọnwa and I am the founder of Mending Root Temple, where we work with traditional african medicines, teachings and healing modalities to rebuild our respective nations.
We recognize the importance of having community, and operate under the blueprint of re-building that village where each person plays their role. No matter their complexion or ethnic background, we all deserve to end the healing journey and enter the season of enjoying life.
I enjoy being in nature, pottery, dancing, making medicine and going for walks. and enjoy listening and sharing in the community.
I cultivated my medicine training in Central West Africa from the Missoko Bwiti and come from a long line of medicine people through my own Nigerian lineages.
Holistic Doula/ Grief Circulo Facilitatior
S.I.S.I. Facilitator/Care providor
My name is Sofia (sabiduria) and I also gave myself the name Xofia Cielo in memory of my Mama who has always watched over my family from the skies/cielos. I am a Chicana born in Los Angeles~ Tongva land, but come from a lineage of parents born in Northern Mexico (Guanajuato y Zacatecas). I also come from a lineage of family who immigrated to Mexicali in Baja Cali and worked South to North as campesinx. My healing journey began as a response to childhood trauma of abuse and loss. There was a moment when I began to hear a call for a deeper medicine. A medicine for my spirit that I felt was sick in a way that western medicine would not have the remedy for. In this knowing I became connected with people who have helped me find different parts of the medicine for my spirit: journey/visual meditation, sweat lodge/temazcalli medicina, crystal medicine, Curanderismo, earth tending, plantitas, womb healing, song+dance+arts, Coyolxauqui and Moon dance. I have worked with children and families for 9 years in play-based education, arts, and community organizing. I have stepped into a place of service to uplift wombyn, black+ brown indigenous folx, immigrant Latinx, LGBTQ+ community by supporting those that are moving through trauma and transformation. I'm dedicated to the walk of Curanderismo, los 4 vientos, and doing heart-centered work to support me in my service as I show up for my community. ~ Todo lo que me hace sufrir lo veo a los ojos y aprendo a vivir ~ I am thankful to the teachings of Maestra Tereza Iniguez, Campesina Womb Justice, Mexica- Anahuac lineage and Moon dance sisters. Currently, I am in service offering Cerradas/Sealings, Grief Circulos/Grief Doula, Limpias, and starting my journey as a Holistic Doula.
Sofia Elias Educator, Musician, Community Organizer
Certified Full Spectrum Doula
S.I.S.I. Facilitator/Care Provider
My name is Äshélay Nicole, I’m a multifaceted creatress and sacred womban. I see beauty and art in all aspects of life and honor the duality of my experiences, light and dark, to create art, inspire, and to heal. I am honored to be apart of Sistas in Service, together we hold many sacred indigenous technology.
I am a certified full spectrum doula (birth, postpartum & abortion) via Sumis touch Alumni, a certified blactation educator, plant based chef, unschooling (homeschool) mama (10+ years), artist, and much more.
I have a love and appreciation for many different forms of art including: cooking, fashion, painting, photography, modeling, mothering, music, interior decor, spirituality, plant medicine/herbalism, healing, writing and poetry
Birth is a sacred ceremony and it’s our birthright to have a natural physiological birth, in a safe space, undisturbed, heard and held. Or in any way we choose. The westernized medical industry is very corrupt and has robbed us of this right. My goal is to inspire mothers to tap into their divine power and intuition. To trust their body and trust their baby. My purpose is to educate and inform families so that we can raise the consciousness around the truth about birth. Birth shouldn’t be traumatic or treated as an unnatural experience or illness. We were built for this.
Birth is a ceremony
Birth is a ritual
Birth is sacred
Birth is transformational
Birth is revolutionary
Birth is powerful
We deserve to take back our power and our birthright