Juris Doctor & RYT-200*
Dea is the founder of DivineSense. She first learned spiritual philosophy, natural remedies, and holistic practices from her family who used these practices to care for her, sustain themselves, and thrive for generations.
With this foundation, Dea began her own exploration of spiritual philosophy, practices and experiences through religion, Black & Indigenous Spiritual Traditions, Yoga, and holistic living more than two decades ago. Each and every product and service offered in the collection is directly inspired by the many lessons and practices that she has acquired along her spiritual journey.
Before creating DivineSense, Dea spent a decade working alongside impoverished and oppressed communities as a trial attorney, legal supervisor, legal trainer, advocacy trainer, and grassroots organizer in Indianapolis, IN and Washington, DC. She is also a trained anti-racism advocate and facilitative mediator with experience developing and conducting trainings in diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism principles.
Through her spiritual practices, she found and continues to experience personal growth, comfort during life challenges, relief from mental, emotional, and physical distress, and a deeper relationship with God.
Selected Training & Experience:
*500-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, Expected August 2022
300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, 2020-Present
Human Body Ease & Dis-ease (Anatomy & Physiology) Training, 2022
Foundations of Integral Yoga Therapy, 2021
Neuroscience & Yoga Training, 2021
Certified Raja Yoga (Yoga Philosophy) Teacher, 2020-2021
Pranayama and Ayurveda, 2020
Black Girl Yoga Ambassador for Maryland, 2019-Present
Prison Yoga Project Certificate, 2019
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Leader Certification, 2019
40-Hour Facilitative Mediator Certificate, 2018
200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 2018-Present
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate, 2017
Analyzing & Understanding Systemic Racism, 2017
Clinical Adjunct Professor of Law, IU McKinney School of Law, 2011-12
Trial Attorney/Government Attorney, 2008-2018
Juris Doctor, IU McKinney School of Law, 2008
Yoga Student & Practitioner, 2003-2022
Azea is the Creative & Cultural Program Consultant for DivineSense. In this position, she supports the organization by collaborating with its founder to develop and implement yoga events, wellness programs, and spiritual workshops for adults and youth in the Baltimore area.
Azea joined the DivineSense team because of the organization’s commitment to provide its clients with various services and products that promote self-love and eco-friendly living. As she continues her work with DivineSense, Azea hopes to provide adults, children and teenagers, from marginalized backgrounds, with the educational resources they need to be well rounded individuals with the ability to regulate their emotions in healthy ways and be positive influences in their communities.
Yoga Student, 2020-Present
Curriculum and Content Development Specialist, The Be. Org, 2020-2021
Job Coach, YouthWorks, 2020
Communications Intern, Fund for Education Abroad, 2019-2020
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Baby Books 2 (UMD), 2019
Bachelors of Arts, University of Maryland, 2015-2019
Office of Overseas Programming and Training Support Intern, United States Peace Corps, 2018-2019
Senior Summer Camp Counselor, Anthony Bowen YMCA, 2015-2016