Queen Afua is founder and director of Heal Thyself Natural Living Center. She is also the founding director and spiritual guide of the Global Sacred Woman Village Center. A certified holistic health consultant, colon therapist, polarity practitioner, hatha yoga and Ari Ankh Ka instructor, lay midwife, fasting specialist, motivational speaker, visionary, and sacred artist, Queen Afua has a client list that includes Stevie Wonder, Iyanla Vanzant, Erykah Badu, and Ben Vereen. She is also an initiate and Afrakan Khamitik Priestess of Purification in the Temple of Nebt-Het Sekhemet through the most ancient Nile Valley Shrine of Ptah, which is still operative in New York City and globally connected to Smai Tawi (STAAR) International Ministries.
A holistic entrepreneur and an inspirational motivator of natural living, she specializes in women’s issues through Sacred Woman Initiation trainings and Womb Wellness Health Education & Empowerment trainings. She has taught her Heal Thyself™ and Sacred Woman™ teachings worldwide from Africa to Europe to the Virgin Islands and throughout the United States. She is also the developer of the Liberation Thru Purification One Day and 21 Day Nutritional Fasting™ program, which has received global recognition.
Queen Afua is the author of Heal Thyself: For Health & Longevity; Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit; and the soon to be released City of Wellness: Restoring Your Health Through the 7 Kitchens of Consciousness. Her writing has also appeared in many national and international publications, including Essence magazine and Caribbean Life, and she has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. Her DVD, Nutrition Kitchen, teaches hands-on techniques to establish a Kitchen Healing Laboratory that views food as natural medicine, while her Dance of the Womb™ instructional program and DVD is composed of 25 sacred movements designed to aid in the prevention of womb abnormalities. Queen Afua has also developed a music ministry called Maat-Kheru (Sacred Voices), which has produced the Sacred Woman Medicine Song CD.
Queen Afua has lectured at UNESCO, NASA, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Tuskegee University, the University of the Virgin Islands, as well as many other universities and institutions throughout the country to support the cause of helping women take more control of their health and wellness. She has received many awards and recognitions for her work, including the prestigious Ankh Award from Jewels of Aton (now The Shrine of Ptah) in New York City; the key to the city in Memphis, Tennessee for her outstanding work with uplifting women of color internationally; two city council citations from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the New York City Department of Health’s Honor of Recognition for her work in the field of woman’s wellness.