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Dr. Orisha Bowers

Executive Director 

Orixa Healing Art, Wellness and Spiritual Centre

Orisha A. Bowers holds a BFA, MA, MEd, PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Graduate certificate in Women and
Gender Studies and a Certificate in Complementary Alternative Medicine. Orisha has more than 22 years of
experience in social services, nonprofit leadership, grants management, program design, and civic leadership.
Orisha’s life work is centered on an intentional merging of women’s studies, education, interdisciplinarity and
creativity, spirituality, healing, wellness, and movement. She uses scholarship and vocation to do healing work in
communities of color in reproductive health, women’s issues, and communities of faith. Orisha, an ordained minister
through the Universal Life Church. She combines a spiritual focus with the therapeutic disciplines of mindfulness
dancing to offer the dynamic Dancing Mindfulness and other healing practices across the U.S. Orisha currently
serves as the Executive Director of Orixa Healing Arts Wellness and Spiritual Centre and an Independent Consultant.

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