DENISE YEMAYA ADÉDOJA FAIRLEY
educator | personal & spiritual development coach | wellness guide
Born in Queens, NY to Jamaican parents.
Raised in the South - Greensboro, NC.
Rebirthed and Bred in Washington, DC.
As a former high school math teacher with almost 20 years of classroom experience, I discovered that what I enjoy most about teaching is being able to support and walk alongside others through their process of self-discovery and "problem" solving. I founded Akoma Wellness, where I serve as a personal & spiritual development coach, rites of passage facilitator and wellness guide to those who seek to reclaim the "missing" variables in their lives and are ready to undergo a process of rebirth and transformation.
I have received certifications and training in Yoga (RYT 200), Life Coaching, Reiki (Level 2), Tarot Advising, Meditation, Sound Healing, Trauma-Informed Care, Yoni Breathing, EFT (Tapping), Mindfulness, Herbalism, and the AromaTouch Technique. I received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education and Minor in Africana Studies from North Carolina State University and a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (Minority & Urban Education specialization) from The University of Maryland. In September 2019, I was initiated as a Priestess of Yemaya in the Lucumi (Orisha) tradition in Havana, Cuba and received the name, Yemaya Adédoja.
My intention is to create and hold sacred spaces that support individuals with re-membering who they are and embodying the power that comes with being connected to the heart. My prayer is that we live lives where we can be whole. be love. be free.