Dr. Juan Michelle Martin
Physical Therapist Atlanta, GA. Originally from the beautiful island nation of Barbados, I moved to the US for college via
a volleyball scholarship. At the time I also had the honor of representing the Barbados Senior National Volleyball team having competed also at the junior level. I earned a Bachelors degree in Biology in 2004 from the University of Montevallo with minors in Psychology and Kinesiology as I knew I wanted to pursue a career in therapy and wellness, due in part to my own personal experience as an athlete. As a student and athlete, I also had the privilege of working under the head athletic trainer, expanding my knowledge base regarding return to sport and injury prevention. I continued to do so as a graduate assistant while in PT school and in 2007, earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from New York Institute of Technology. Contact
Essential Oils - A Womban’s Place is a Childbirth and Mother support service committed to creating complete wellness. Its core purpose is to help women to develop tools to transform and empower themselves throughout pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. A Womban’s Place offers Holistic Doula services, education and birthing support tools, as well as, strives to maximize the potential of a woman and her womb, with all that nature gives us (lifestyle, diet, etc.) In its entirety, it is a nurturing environment where a woman can gain knowledge and support for transitional periods of her life.
Dr. Tiffany H. Taft has been an Integrative Health and Wellness Practitioner since 2004, and is the founder of the Natural Care Center, Sacred Soul Wellness, LLC. She began her training focused on chronic pain and rehabilitative care becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist. She then continued her studies in the complimentary healing arts to include becoming an Usui Reiki Master, Certified Reflexologist, Advanced Certified and Registered Yoga Instructor, and Aromatherapist, and is currently focused on expansion of her practice as a certified birth and post-partum doula, childbirth educator (in-progress), and Trauma-sensitive training for special populations (in-process). Tiffany comes from a traditional western medicine clinical background and has emerged to integrate her knowledge and passion for both Eastern and Western medicine concepts assisting others in achieving their personal and professional goals through self-awareness and mindful connection. In 2012, she completed her certification as a Certified Health Nutrition coach and has continued her studies over the years to include a full natural health portfolio. She seeks to be an advocate and resource for education, training, and support for women and specifically women of color. Contact
Tori Rodriguez, Herbalist and Full Spectrum Doula. Tori originally started out college majoring in Nursing as I’ve always been drawn to medicine and being of service to ppl in a healing aspect. After a couple of years of working in the medical field, I DEEPLY desired to know and understand the body on a (W)holistic level. I desired to know if at all the physical condition of a person had something to do with their spiritual health. This started my journey on studying Ethnobotany and Herbal Medicine. The knowledge and remembrance I gained during this time of study and from my classes lead me to leave nursing school, quit the hospital I was working at, and began my journey as an herbalist. I desire to be and manifest a safe place for ALL women of color (whether Black, Latina/Hispanic, Asian, Persian, etc.) to be heard, seen, cherished, and healed. Contact
have been a Certified Medical Assistant and Doula since 2006. I am continuing my education to pursue my dream of becoming a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. I accepted my calling as a spiritual healer in September 2019. Being spiritually connected creates a complete image of wellness and helps tremendously with personal growth and healing. As a Caribbean Afro-Latina, military spouse and mother of five, I believe life experience has been my greatest teacher. The triumphs, trials and tribulations have sculpted me into a woman that knows not only life's sorrows, but the strength that lies within. I attribute my success to a support system of powerhouse women and aim to pay that love and support forward. I speak Spanish and also am intermediately proficient in American Sign Language. I have been granted access by Frederick County Public Schools to serve West Frederick Middle School and its feeder school students. All students are served completely free of charge! I'm looking forward to meeting and serving more women within our community. Contact
Smudged Life is a Melanated Mindfulness company dedicated to helping individuals, families and corporations build quality and consistent mindfulness practices. We strive to improve health outcomes by educating our clients on alternative holistic medicine and evidence-based mindfulness techniques in order to foster the development of true healing modalities versus maladaptive coping mechanisms, especially within the black community.
Crystal Swanson, Maternity Consultant, Massage Therapist & Birth Doula. I began my career in health care as a Medic in the US Army, and started my massage education as I was transitioning out of the military. I was, and still am, very interested in alternative therapies. After medically retiring from the Army in Dec 2010, I actually completed my primary massage education from Intellitec Medical Institute in Feb 2011 with an Associates of Occupational Studies in Massage Therapy. My passion for women’s health, especially during and after their pregnancy, grew during massage school. This passion for prenatal and postpartum massage also paved my path toward birth work and becoming a Doula. Contact