The Holistic Perinatal Care Panellists
Yogini. Philanthropist. Photographer. Teacher. Gestational and Coach. Chef. Mom. Virtual Community Assembler.
Alleah Erica Clarke is an advanced trained yoga teacher proficient in teaching seniors, adults, children, and pregnant students with a speciality in gestational, partner and postpartum support. With a deep passion to help those around her to reconnect to their breath, Alleah Erica finds great joy in aiding students to connect to their inner selves by way of movement. Having experienced a loss of a precious loved one, Alleah has made it a life long commitment to help support and coach women and partners as a yoga teacher, childbirth educator, gestational and birth coach, to have healthier pregnancies, stronger bodies, and foster bonds between mommy, baby and partner, gestationally and in postpartum, while developing stronger communities and partnerships. Working with prenatal and postnatal students, she is enabled to combine her immense love of yoga, healthy living, and the beauty of Motherhood with her love for children, all while having fun. As an advocate of mental health care, all of her offerings, servicings, connections makes a great recipe for bettering the communities that she is deeply passionate about.
She supports womb holders in restoring their connection with themselves. She is a teacher, author and speaker, here to support them in their personal inward journey. As a teacher, her objective is to guide others through the process of unfolding and existing in the truth of each moment as they are. She designs and facilitates courses and programs exploring self-study and self intimacy for womb holders all around the globe. She supports them in assessing, formulating and enhancing their living practice relative to their emotional, mental, physical and spiritual being.
Dr. Tenisha Dandridge LAc received her BS and MS in acupuncture and TCM from Bastyr University and DACH from Pacific College of Health and Science. She has been in private practice for over eleven years. She is the owner and operator of Everyone’s Place a mobile acupuncture clinic, author of “Unusual Tale of Acupuncture, Racism, and African American History in the USA”, co-founder of blackacupuncturist.com and a part of the soon to be revitalized BAAANA. Dr. Dandridge is an avid researcher into the effects of systemic racism, racial battle fatigue, transgenerational trauma, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome and how acupuncture can address the racial health disparities gap created by these issues.
Njemile Carol Jones, L.Ac. has been in practice, offering acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbal therapy and lifestyle guidance for 20 years. Her practice specialty at Fertile Living, based in Alexandria, VA, is Reproductive Health, for everyone seeking treatment support. She is trained to assist with menstrual disorders, pre-conception care and fertility enhancement, pre-natal and postpartum care, and menopausal imbalance.
Njemile has been board certified in her specialty by the ABORM, since 2009. When she started her Chinese Medicine program at Pacific College of Health and Science in 1995, she met a renowned TCM Obstetrician Gynecologist, the late Dr. Yitian Ni. At that time, just two and a half years before she was killed in a tragic car accident, Dr. Ni was the most respected and loved practitioner in southern California, helping thousands of patients with pre-conception care, and treatment during and after pregnancy, as well as menopause, decades before Chinese Medicine was a popular treatment option in the U.S.
Njemile studied with Dr. Ni for two years, and still includes many of Dr. Ni’s effective treatment methods in her sessions today. She is especially dedicated to helping people she treats discover and experience their innate capacity to heal, and the power of balance and harmony that they can experience on all levels — body, mind and spirit, by identifying and treating the root cause of health conditions.
Njemile is especially grateful to the birth doulas, midwives, lactation consultants, Reproductive Endocrinologists, Nurse Practitioners and OB/GYNs in the DMV who share their knowledge, skill and expertise to support families seeking safe, high quality, attentive medical care, and she is committed to upholding these standards for the communities she serves. www.fertileliving.com
Dr. Nikita Sander, ND, RN is a board certified, licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Registered Nurse and Birth Doula in Toronto, Ontario where she has established a women’s health clinical practice. Dr. Nikita Sander, ND delivers holistic naturopathic care to restore hormonal balance, optimize fertility of individuals and couples, and promote optimal wellness during pregnancy through postpartum.
As a Naturopathic Doctor, she desires to change the way women experience healthcare, while empowering them to reconnect with their health and restore confidence in their bodies’ ability to heal itself. Dr. Nikita Sander, ND believes in the power of an integrated holistic healthcare approach, one that challenges the status quo of standard medical care and bridges the gaps. Her approach to care thoroughly investigates and naturally treats the underlying root cause of health conditions, promotes health education and body literacy, and emphasizes the power of nutrition and lifestyle medicine.
Dr. Laurena White has over 20 years of service and experience in the field of women’s health ranging from birth doula to obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive endocrinology/infertility including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She works closely with a carefully designed team formed especially to deliver expert care to women experiencing complex health challenges such as uterine fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia. She and this illustrious team not only treat women, but also couples who are experiencing fertility challenges and are trying to conceive.
Together with the team, Dr. White facilitates the transformation of complex women’s health and fertility challenges by helping women and couples address the underlying root cause of their respective conditions. Using purpose-built signature programs that are unique to The Eudaimonia Center, her patients and clientele begin to flourish without taking unnecessary pharmaceutical medications and synthetic hormones or having fruitlessly invasive surgical procedures.
Dr. White integrated her practice by forming a synergistic marriage between allopathic and traditional Chinese medicine treatment modalities in order to bridge the gaps in women’s health care.
Dr. Safiyyah Camara of Healing Tree Sanctuary is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, a Licensed Acupuncturist, and Chinese Herbalist who assists women in all stages of life. Before becoming an Acupuncturist, Dr. Camara spent ten years as a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a Birth Doula. Dr. Camara now enjoys assisting women with their fertility, through pregnancy, and through the postpartum period. At home, Dr. Camara enjoys gardening with her husband and three children.