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Sistah Yaya

Sistah Yaya is a Caribbean Traditional Shaman and Herbalist, specializing in Maroon & Arawak Indigenous Spiritual and Herbal medicine and practices. Born into a family of Spiritualists and Healers, Sistah Yaya has taken the rich Kromanti culture of Jamaica and Haiti in addition to the herbal wisdom of her Ancestors to help others heal themselves. With a Degree in Human Services, Education and Public Policy from the University of Delaware and Graduate Studies in Public Health from Emory University in Atlanta, Sistah Yaya has married modern healing modalities with ancient  Ancestral  healing sciences, creating a multi-faceted approach to wellness. As a Medical Empath, Sistah Yaya uses Ancestral wisdom to determine the source of spiritual, emotional and physical illnesses - a talent developed while learning from Spirit, Indigenous Healers, Spiritualists, Shamans, Curanderas, Sobadores, Oracles and Teachers from the Caribbean, Central & South America, and Africa & Asia whilst living in the US and abroad.

Sistah Yaya has traveled and studied in countries such as Brazil, Belize, Panama and now Mexico in search of other healing traditions that are steeped in the beautiful Earth Based Cultures of Indigenous People Worldwide. Many of which are similar to her own, further deepening her love for our Common Ancestor - The Great Mother. Sistah Yaya speaks several languages from Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese in addition to several dialects and is now learning Mayan. Sistah Yaya currently holds the position of Traditional Caribbean Master Herbalist & Healer, Reiki Master, Shaman, Spiritual Guide, Spirit Medium, Oracle, Light Bearer, Life Coach, and Holistic Esthetician. Initiated into the Craft by her Elders, Sistah Yaya continues to uphold the sacred healing practices of Maroon and Arawak Healing as her Ancestors did centuries before her.

While Sistah Yaya’s labor of love predominantly focuses on Ancestral Healing, she is also an Inner Child Energy Healer, offering compassion based solutions for people of all ages. She now practices her healing arts in Mexico where she hosts personal and group retreats for learning and healing such as her flagship Certification Training: Indigenous Womb Healing, Herbalism & Ceremony Training Retreat in addition to Inner Child Healing Retreats, Personalized Ancestral Healing Ceremonies. She is also a Certified Mayan Sobada and serves as an apprentice to a local Mayan Midwife & Curandera. Her healing work was featured in the February's 2023 Women's Edition of Yucatan Magazine. In June of 2024, Sistah Yaya will have completed her Mayan Shamanic Initiation under the love and care of a seasoned Shaman in Conkal, Yucatán Mexico.

Sistah Yaya’s Organization, Soul Tribe Heals, currently serves as a platform for sharing Ancestral wisdom and helping to heal with others while serving to preserve the Maroon & Taino & Arawak cultural values. The power of Plants, Prayers, Intention and Divine Love continue to remain at the heart and soul of her work. Learn more about her work and products at

Soul Tribe Heals
Soul Tribe Heals
"The journey of healing begins with a single step, and the greatest gift you can give yourself is the gift of self-realization."
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