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Shirdell Mattox - Iyanifa Ifawuyi Oluwole (Iya Olu)


Shirdell Mattox- Iyanifa Ifawuyi Oluwole (Iya Olu) is a broadly trained community leader and has been an advocate for the expression of traditional spiritual and healing practices for many years in underrepresented and underserved communities throughout the United States.

She is trained in African-Centered modalities of grief counseling, well-versed facilitator of women’s groups, certified birth and postpartum doula, Reiki practitioner, and avid traveler. Along with addressing health and wellness she has also worked in corporate finance for many years and works to make the business of healing one that is attainable to all. Whether it is traditional approaches to women’s health or the practicing of indigenous African spirituality, she has embraced the need for people to reconnect themselves to their culture and the natural rhythms of their own physiology to thrive.