Our Team

Dea

Juris Doctor & RYT-200*

Dea is the founder of DivineSense. She first learned spiritual philosophy, natural remedies, and holistic practices in the Black Spiritual Tradition 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, other indigenuous spiritual traditions (including 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 social justice attorney working as a trial attorney, legal supervisor, legal trainer, advocacy trainer, and grassroots organizer in Indianapolis, IN and Washington, DC. She has also studied rights movements and is a trained anti-racism advocate and facilitative mediator with experience developing and conducting trainings in diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism principles. She has a particular interest in and explores the spiritual foundations of social justice movements.

 

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.

 

It is her sincere hope that her work through DivineSense might help our community and country begin to heal and unite to create a better existence for humans, animals, and nature.

 

Selected Training & Experience:

Yoga Therapist-in-Training, Integral Yoga Academy

500-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, Expected August 2022

300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Integral Yoga Academy 2020-22

Grief: Coping, Healing, Growing, Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda, 2022

Anatomy, Physiology & Medical Conditions for Yoga Teachers, Integral Yoga Academy, 2022

Foundations of Integral Yoga Therapy, Integral Yoga Academy, 2021

Neuroscience & Yoga Training, Integral Yoga Academy, 2021

Certified Raja Yoga Philosophy Teacher, Integral Yoga Academy, 2020-21

Pranayama and Ayurveda, Svastha Yoga & 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, 2008-18

Juris Doctor, IU McKinney School of Law, 2008

Yoga Student, 2003-22


Azea

Anthropology, BA

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 people from marginalized backgrounds, with the educational resources they need to regulate their emotions in healthy ways and be positive influences in their communities.

 

Selected Experience:

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

Yoga Student, 2020-Present

Senior Summer Camp Counselor, Anthony Bowen YMCA, 2015-2016