Team Members

Head Coach

Sahuspete Kokai

Sahuspete has been impacting and inspiring people her whole life to be their very BEST.  As a facilitator, she engages woman regularly to move beyond their current situation and is a head life coach in Spirit of a Woman, a rites of passage program. Being heavily involved in the cultivation of  a Supreme mindset for all, as an educator, she has used her influence to take each person’s heart and thoughts  higher. Elevation is key. Fostering the understanding that we all manage our world, Sahuspete uses music and purposeful expression of the mind to enhance it.  Sahuspete currently is a narrator and has published on amazon, an ebook, The Master Key System: Undisputable Keys to the Elevation of Humanity and  3 Childrens’ thematic empowerment music CDs through her company, Sound Supreme Kids. Sahuspete is a dynamic thought leader, congregational singer and flutist as well as  songwriter.

Kinyofu Mteremeshi-Mlimwengu is a long recognized professional in advocacy for Women’s Empowerment.  Spanning over 15 years of service, Kinyofu has touched hundreds of families with her passionate support of their birth and beyond experiences. She provides educational forums to support women's development, understanding and appreciation for their bodies as it relates to their womb and it's lifetime of stories. A published author, she boasts the ability to master wide-reaching subject matter from sex slavery to reproductive justice. She also curates Exhibitions and Red Tents on women’s reproductive health. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Community and Human Services and a Master’s Degree in Education, Kinyofu Mlimwengu’s two focuses are on reproductive self-care of women and the social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral development of their children. Kinyofu melds the two together by providing resilience opportunities that encourage parents to love more and stress less. Kinyofu recommends that all individuals visit www.fightchildtrauma.com to gain a deeper perspective on the lifetime impact childhood stress and adversity has on the developing brain. She is also the proud mother of two young adults whom she credits with inspiring her desire for further enlightenment. More about Kinyofu's mission and monthly Red Tent women's circles can be found at www.reproductiveawakening.com.

Head Coach and Virtual Assistant

Ashley Marie Straw

Ashley (Ash) Marie Straw, is a Voice, in the world, for Healing and Transformation; a widely sought-after Yoga and Meditation Teacher in the five boroughs, Program Coordinator/Consultant and Performing Artist. She has studied Yoga for thirteen years in the Iyengar and Integral Yoga traditions as well as Hinduism, Western Philosophy & Theatre Arts at Stony Brook University. She is a graduate of The American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts Contemporary Drama Program in the UK, who utilizes her background in Music and Theatre, practically, to inform her work in transformational education. And, when she is not Acting, Coordinating Programs or Teaching, Ash is the lead singer, and lead composer of the dark blue, a five-piece band that plays soulful, dance-able and deeply-moving, cinematic music regularly throughout New York City and at Music/Yoga Festivals along the East Coast. She has coached and head coached seven cycles of the Be the Tree Rites of Passage Program, is currently Head Coaching the Virtual Collective of the Be the Tree Women's Rites of Passage Collective, Cohort 12 and working, through her personal business the Flow + Restore Collective (which provides wellness services to corporations and organizations as well as remote assistant and consultant services to healing and transformational organizations), as Virtual Assistant to Shawnee Renee Benton and Spirit of a Woman Leadership Development Institute.

Tanya Sherise Odums , LCSW-R, M.S.Ed., CCTP Mental Health Therapist & Consultant Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapist (EDIT Certified)   Step into Your Greatness! Nothing Beats a failure except the courage to try! Don't quit before the miracle! Specializes in:   Working with At Risk Youth and Families Crisis Intervention Clinical Counseling & Supervision Program Development & Grant Writing Professional Development Training 


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