Our Team


Juris Doctor & RYT-200*

Dea is a healing justice practitioner, yoga therapist-in-training, facilitative mediator, an inactive social justice attorney, and 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 Trauma-Informed Yoga Training & Experience:

500-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification; Anticipated 2025

300-Hour Yoga Therapy Foundations Program; Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda; Anticipated 2025

Yoga Therapy in Chronic Pain*; Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda; 2024

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 Certificate*; Prison Yoga Project; 2019

Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Leader Certification*, Yoga of 12-Step Recovery; 2019

200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 2018-Present

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate, 2017

Analyzing & Understanding Systemic Racism, 2017

Yoga Student, 2003-22

(*Denotes a Trauma-Informed Training)


Selected Social Justice & Legal Training & Experience:

Lead Coordinator, Police Brutality Campaign, 2022-2024

Interim Campaign Organizer, Affordable Housing Campaign, DC

40-Hour Facilitative Mediator Certificate, 2018

Director of Outreach, Health and Human Rights Clinic, IU McKinney School of Law, 2011-12

Clinical Adjunct Professor of Law, Health and Human Rights Clinic, IU McKinney School of Law, 2011-12

Trial Attorney & Federal and State Government Attorney, 2008-18

Juris Doctor, IU McKinney School of Law, 2008


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:

Long-Term Substitute, Baltimore County Public Schools, 2021-Present

Seasonal Coordinator, Council on International Educational Exchange, 2022-2023

Seasonal Child and Youth Program Coordinator, Dynamic Systems Technology, Inc., 2022

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 at University of Maryland, College Park, 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