Decolonizing Wellness: A Perspective on the Social, Political and Economical Influences of Colonialism and Its Effect on Wellness
Saturday June 8th 10:30am – 3:30pm (with an hour for lunch)
$40 for BIPOC. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a link for payment.
This class will discuss the effects of colonization on our healthcare system. We will deconstruct the colonial mindset to seek higher understanding as to how holistic healthcare has become framed within ownership, entitlement and capitalism. We will also take a look at how evidence-based science is based on reductionism and its contribution to herbalism and other holistic health modalities. Lastly, we’ll explore how mental health is a result of years of the colonial structures, and how we can together build better community wellness.
Schedule: This class on Saturday // June 8 //10:30am – 3:30pmRegister Here Pay Here
Please note that at this time, we are unable to offer refunds if you cancel.
About the Instructor: Olatokunboh Obasi
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. Olatokunboh is also the owner of Omaroti: Well of Indigenous Wisdom, an indigenous conscious wellness space specializing in herbal medicine and nutrition located in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Committed to community holistic health, social justice, and education, she works heavily in community service and African Traditional Medicine. Presently, she coordinates Herbalists without Borders International on the island of Puerto Rico and contributes to the early phases of movement in honoring the herbal traditions for People of Color, reminding the Western world that colonization and oppression, supremacy and economic greed has disfranchised herbal practices, community structure and general health of all people of Indigenous heritage. Originally from Africa, her travels around the world are extensive as she integrates traditional knowledge of herbs, health and wellness with her western education. She received her Master’s of Science from Maryland University of Integrative Health. Olatokunboh is a mother of 3 teens. She continues to learn from her children through challenge and tribulation as she shares her journey of life with them and the human family.