Asase Ye Duru Health & Wellness

What’s In a Name?

Asase Yaa Is The Mother Earth Goddess Of The Ashanti Tribal People Of Present Day Ghana. Her Beauty And Magnitude Can Be Found In The Fertility And Providentially Of The Earth On Which We Ground Ourselves. The Symbol Asase Ye Duru Is One Of The Many Adinkra Symbols From The Tribe—Beautiful, Yet Simple Pictograph Which Each Hold Great Proverbs And Meanings. “The Earth Has Weight” Has Symbolized The Providential Powers Of Mother Earth For Those Of Us Who Look To Her For Strength, Nourishment And Guidance. Therefore, In The Vein Of The Many Ancient Mothers, We Too Are Learning To Depend On Mother Earth To Give Us The Tools For Longevity, Success And Transformative Change. The Earth Gave Life To The First Mud-Beings And Has Continued To Nurture All Beings, Even When We Are Not Always Gracious To Her In Return. The Earth’s Love Is Unconditional, And In Honor Of This Powerful Example Of Love Comes Our Name.

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Her Story

After thriving in the realm of Academia for 20 years, I realized that my Soul was not quite fulfilled. I had great grades, attended acclaimed institutions, presented research in both undergraduate and graduate departments of the American Academy of Religion, and more. By 25 I had done things that most 40 years old had not accomplished. However, it wasn’t until I left the Academy, that I understood I was depressed, mentally fatigued, and spiritually bruised by my upbringing.

T. Luna Imhotep, MDiv

It was then that I began the journey of healing myself.

During my graduate school education, I began to tap into a vision for myself I had not understood previously. I COULD change. I COULD put my mind to something and do the work. From 2013 until 2015 I lost 60+ pounds through changing my eating habits and exercise. Yet, it wasn’t until 2015 after gaining 30 or so pounds back during my last semester of school, that I realized something in my journey was missing. I hadn’t integrated my fitness into a sustainable lifestyle. Yes, I lost the weight, without a group, without a personal trainer, and without much support minus a few friends along the way. I had put in the work. Yet, what I had missed while focusing on my Body, was my Soul. I wasn’t doing the Soul-work, and that left me feeling depleted.

This led me to a place of self-discovery at the end of 2015. It was then that I embarked on my journey of post-graduate studies, training, and personal development in African Indigenous Knowledge Systems. I first began and continue with a life of self-healing from womb trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, food addiction, weight loss obsession and anxiety, allergies, sexual trauma, Spiritual disconnection, and more.

Photo after running my first half marathon in 2016.

Through tapping into Ancestral wisdom as well and receiving training from Elders in the traditional health and wellness realms, I found my multi-faceted calling.

From my holistic education + personal experience, I use Wise Wombmyn Traditions to help myself and others heal and create a life of intention and well-being.

— Always Toward Becoming, & Willing to do the Work,

T. Lu

Fun facts

  • I LOVE BIPOC Rom-coms or Rom-Drams (aka any and all things Issa Rae and Michaela Coel).
  • I am an Unapologetic Book Hoarder.
  • I LOVE Hip-hop and music in general (Find me at the intersection of Wu-Tang Clan + Alice Coltrane)
  • I’m a Traditional Visionary 😊
  • I live within the spectrum of femme of center queerness.
  • I LOVE learning new things (my venus in Sagittarius is to praise)
  • I’m aligning to become a self-taught polyglot ( I really just like to learn languages so I can interact with more people)
  • I LOVE to cook, primarily plant-based yummy-ness.
  • Emotional Well-being is my jam (Self-care is a non-negotiable for me)
  • I’m a Pan-African Womanist (one of my hobbies is support black/ female businesses)
  • I LOVE self/personal development through universal tools aka( Astrology, Enneagram, Meyers Briggs, Human Design, Numerology)