Tumi Johnson

the poemdances

February 15 2019

https://primalhappiness.co/podcast/episode221/

It was a complete pleasure to be interviewed on the fantastic podcast, Primal Happiness, by Lian Brook-Tyler

Our conversation was all about the medicinal power of movement and it was one of my favorite podcasts to date!

I share how movement was integral in my healing journey, examples of how I "prescribe" movement play to my patients and clients, and how you can craft a movement practice that up-levels  

February 12 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day week!Whether it’s more time with Mama Nature or doing anything else that brings you deep pleasure, gift yourself some extra love during this time. Self love is a powerful healing force, a gift to ourselves and to all our relationships.

Sending you much love currently from Koh Phangan🙏🏾😘

#loveheals #danceverywhere #ilovewaterfalls #selflovefirst #valentinesdaygiftideas #danceinnature #delicioushealing

February 5 2019
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Feels wonderful to back on the lovely island of Koh Phangan, in part to join in the first ever Koh Phangan Fruit Festival #kpgff

Having din din at one of our favorite spots, Karma  Kafe.  A cleansing and heart opening combo of dark leafy greens, cucumber, ginger, and mint in the Pure Greenie smoothie. Plus a delicious platter of the raw sushi, made with iodine rich nori, cauliflower “rice”+colorful veggies with probiotic rich fermented ginger. And a shared slice of raw chocolate pie for  

January 26 2019
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This is one of my favorite plants on the planet. Aloe vera. A minimalist traveling girl’s dream, this multifunctional plant is easy to find in so many parts of the world, and I love using it regularly for my natural skin and hair care, as well as a power ingredient in detoxifying juices..
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Aloe vera is brimming with vitamins, enzymes like anti-inflammatory bradykinase and minerals such as zinc which helps with wound healing and is a great astringent. All of this translates to healthy skin and  

January 20 2019
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“Breaking my fast” Sunday with a awesome brekkie of this vibrant watermelon. This food is so hydrating and high in lycopene (which reduces oxidative stress in the body), this yellow skinned “torpedo” is also one of tastiest watermelon varieties.

Making healthy food choices that honor you and support you feeling your best, is just one way of practicing self care even when you are in the midst of others making different choices.

Tomorrow, in Chiang Mai, as part of the wonderful Fruit winter  

January 12 2019
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After coming to Thailand for 5 consecutive years, this dish just doesn’t get old for me. Papaya salad. Raw green papaya are high in papain which helps tremendously with digestion. Mix that with beta carotene rich shredded carrots, fresh lime juice, which is mucolytic, fresh chilis which are so warming and great for the circulation, as well as a healthy dose of garlic (an anti-oxidant powerhouse). The result after the “pok pok” factor (blending all these ingredients in through mortar and  

January 10 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TxuCU29EZ8

What are you excited to create this year? What passion of yours do you want to ignite?  

I get a lot of questions around my dancing- how I stay consistent with my dance practice and what inspires me to keep creating and performing my poemdances.

I answer this as well as share tips on how to nurture and be consistent with your passions in my new YT video, which you can find here:

January 3 2019

Keep it simple! New Year's health resolution tip :)

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The video cut out at the end! I am sending you so much love wherever in the world you are <>

for more information on my membership program, check out this video i recently made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbp1pohqaqu&t=32s
and you can sign up here:  https://offerings.drtumijohnson.com/dr-tumi-johnson-membership

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December 28 2018

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I am so thrilled to announce that Your Delicious Life, my membership program, is here!

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December 19 2018
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I am so ready for the approaching solstice.

It’s a perfect time to harness the energy of the sun “standing still,” kick off my heels and take the time to give myself some rest-oration during this full-tilt season.
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Whether through a fast, extra time in Mother Nature, or a small but meaningful ritual for you, take a moment (or several) to tap into the potent energy of this shift.

#standstill #solstice #restmore #wintersolstice #restingplaces
#naturewisdom #dancerinthedark #whenthesunstandsstill

December 15 2018

Getting grounded and activating my pine- al gland :)

How are you staying connected with Nature during the busy holiday season? Let me know down below!

I also have a meditation video that I created recently for you with tips on how to stay consistent with your meditation practice and a short guided meditation. You can check that out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHdCnZD3twg  <3>

December 10 2018
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Balance. Open. Receive.

Dancing, I find myself in a version of a standing figure four yoga pose.

Apart from that luscious piriformis stretch this movement provides, it offers life guidance as the year spins to a close.

****How do you find your balance when you feel like you have one foot off the ground?

I am finding that once I focus on balance (my unique version of it), I can then open up and receive, arms extended and head bowed, the gorgeous gifts of this season.
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🦋How are you finding your  

December 5 2018

https://pre-mium.com/n1/webinar-the-5-keys-for-success-on-a-raw-vegan-diet/1F6IGW

These are just 3 reasons why I choose to eat a living plant foods diet. The beauty of the food and how beautiful I feel eating this way. The peacefulness of the diet in terms of how stable my mood on it and also the way this eating plan minimizes harm to other beings. And the vitality- incredible energy and absence of dis-ease. And  

November 29 2018

November 25 2018
Photos from Tumi Johnson - Performing Healing

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Feeling gratitude for Jesús, the mastermind behind @cafeecoeco, one of our favorite food spots in the Canary Islands..
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The raw vegan cakes here are mind blowingly good and Jesús was kind enough to provide these delectable desserts as the sweet end to our wedding meal..
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So many of our wedding guests (the majority of whom were not vegan or vegetarian) raved about them. And they are so rave-worthy.
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If you are in Tenerife, please check out this amazing café and wherever you are in the world,  

November 23 2018
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https://drtumijohnson.com/en-US/47092/webinars

This is one of my favorite foods. Especially during this time of year. To me, it looks and tastes like celebration and all things merry. Not to mention that it's an antioxidant powerhouse.

One of my secrets to feeling and looking my best is having a diet that is based on eating foods such as this one.

If you are interested in eating healthier this holiday season (and beyond!), then check out the webinar I  

November 1 2018

Prepping for a wedding is not stress free, especially when it’s your own.
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Hikes with my sweetheart @zzzzare and dancing in the mountains have been amazing for staying present to all the feelings of this special time.

Wishing you ease and presence through the beautiful crossings in your own life.
❤️🙏🏾

#staygrounded #danceeveryday #danceeverywhere #natureheals #mountainmedicine #delicioushealing #dancemedicine

October 27 2018
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Sometimes the simplest things are the tastiest, especially with top notch ingredients..
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This is my “buckwheat stir”: raw buckwheat soaked for about 14 hours, drained, then seasoned with a bit of apple cider vinegar, green mojo (a spice blend here in the Canary Islands of dried ground garlic, parsley, and pepper). I stirred in an entire head of chopped lettuce, juicy sliced tomatoes, and diced red onion with a bit of sea salt and olive oil, then let everything marinate. The result: a protein,  

October 21 2018

“Enter. Break open in the Calima like discomfort of true love....”

The full poemdance Calima is here.

It was uncomfortable and yet liberating to create this piece and I am thrilled to share it with you.

🦋Watch, listen and experience the dance in full on my You Tube channel.  Here is a link to the full dance piece: https://youtu.be/vIlRRguw1EQ

❤️May the dance uplift your spirit and support your unique healing journey. Much love.

🎼***Music by the amazing Ash Music

#calim  

October 17 2018
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It was a total pleasure to have been interviewed on the Vegetarian Zen podcast and the interview is now available to listen to on their fantastic website vegetarianzen.com

Check it out! ❤️🙏🏾.
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#vegetarianzen #plantbasedliving #holistichealing #delicioushealing #healingdepression #naturalhealth #healingdepressionnaturally #naturalmedicine #veganhealth

October 11 2018

Three qualities of dragonfruit that make it a favorite food I recommend for supporting women in having optimal and vibrantly healthy moon cycles.

*Why are these properties helpful for your hormones?

*What other foods (ones you can find wherever you live in the world) are help with regulating and supporting your cycle no matter your age?

I’ll be sharing about this and more during my October 14 online lecture/session as part of the Wisdom of Purification series. For more information and to register  

October 8 2018

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Of the less than 30 items in my wardrobe, this is probably my favorite piece: a wrap dress made from hemp, that I bought from an artisan a few years back in California.

Why do I love it so? It is sensual and breathable because of its natural fibers that are devoid of chemical dyes. And it feels kind- kind because it is a joy to wear, kind because I know that those who created it were treated fairly and paid well,  

October 5 2018
Two fantastic foods for supporting your moon cycle

Two fantastic foods for supporting your moon cycle

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October 2 2018

On October 14th from 11am-12:30pm PST, I will be offering to women an online presentation on the Moon cycle from a hormonal perspective, AND sharing eating and movement practices that are aligned with the cyclic wisdom of our bodies.  

This presentation/session is part of The Wisdom of Purification online series. which was created by my dear friend Mirah Love. Mirah founded a community called Lady Wisdom that researches energy healing specifically for women and the intention is to provide a  

September 28 2018
Minimalism, your wardrobe, and your health!

Minimalism, your wardrobe, and your health!

September 28 2018
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September 27 2018
Tumi Johnson - Performing Healing

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I often talk about what we put in our bodies as an important facet of our health.. Well so is what we put ON our bodies...and today, I am not talking about soap or body butters but rather, our clothes.
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I watched the documentary The True Cost a few years ago (please see it if you haven’t), and it opened my eyes to how our clothing choices directly impact the health of others and of our planet.
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These days, every item that I choose to be a part of my minimalist wardrobe (less than 30 pieces) is  

September 20 2018
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One of the many things I love about my work as a doctor is supporting women in feeling empowered and vibrant in their bodies.
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This is why I am excited to be offering a session on The Moon’s Cycle Hormonal Wisdom, as part of The Wisdom of Purification online series. This in-depth series was created by my dear friend Mirah Love who is a powerful spiritual counselor.  She founded a community called, Lady Wisdom, that researches energy healing specifically for women. The intention is to provide a  

September 15 2018
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Dessert swagger.

There are many things I love doing with this man. Long runs through the woods. Making bomb meals together. Bed yoga (check out my bed yoga video on You Tube if interested).

And I love taking couple selfies in natural spaces of random but breathtaking beauty.

Sometimes it’s the little things♥️

*You can find my You Tube channel and other resources on my website www.drtumijohnson.com

#nurturelove #natureloversforlife #loversinthedessert #coupleselfie  

September 11 2018
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Medicinal....pizza?!

One of the reasons I love making more elaborate dishes (apart from the creative joy of it) is the opportunity to incorporate beautiful and healing herbs into meals.

I made a few raw vegan pizzas for a family dinner the other day and it felt great to intentionally choose and incorporate medicinal plants that not just upped the deliciousness quotient of the meal, but its healing power as well.

The crust was a blend of raw fermented buckwheat and anti inflammatory omega 3 rich  

September 7 2018
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https://www.pureenergypdx.com/integrate-yourself-podcast/

It was a total joy being interviewed by Allison Pelot and Maja Gottlieb, the lovely ladies of Integrate Yourself Podcast

In the episode, we chat about many things including diet, healthy rituals, pelvic health and the importance of release, as well as a bit about how my work as a dancer and my work as a medical doctor integrate with and support one other.

To check out the podcast  

September 1 2018
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“when you put your bare feet on the ground of the place in which you are traveling, it helps you truly arrive. your skin takes in the messages and unique topography of this new place, and those messages enter through pores, through maybe a nick in the epidermis...and expedite your ability to acclimate...”.
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-excerpt from my article i wrote for black girl in om which happens to be  a space/ that i love- their online content is often part of my weekly self care practice. .
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the article is all about  

August 27 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huVnHGhcaWY

* What is fast fashion and how is it as detrimental to our health as fast food?

* Are you reading the label on the new pair of jeans you are considering buying the way you might check out the ingredient list on a packaged food product?

*And do you practice retail therapy the way some people emotionally overeat?

Food and fashion have much more in common than we often think and in my latest YT video, I share  

August 21 2018
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I made this raw vegan birthday cheesecake for a dear woman in my life just last week. It is a joy to make beautiful and delicious food for the people I love that is also kind. Kind to the eater because the food is not just delicious but healthy. Kind to the planet and to our fellow earthlings by being created from just plants.

The recipe was inspired by one I saw on the website of Tuulia (thank you!). Blueberries, which are the star of this dish and one of my favorite summer fruits, are rich in  

August 14 2018
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Around June, I decided to up my intake of greens. It’s been a work intensive summer and green leafy vegetables are often loaded with multiple B vitamins including folate, niacin and riboflavin. The B vitamins are wonderful for managing mental stress which is just what my body needed
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One of my favorite ways of getting enough greens in daily is green juicing and it’s been wonderful to scout out conscious healthy spots on our travels that serve up the juice..
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This one from my currently favorite  

August 11 2018
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You can choose to enter the space of love
like one would a fighting ring—
chin low, fists high, sword in your back
pocket, expectant of the
blows.

That is one way.

But there is another entrance
and it creates a very different room.

You can enter mouth parted
with your redness offered up.
You can enter with a trembling, knowing
all is unknown and saying yes
nevertheless.

There is a warrior strength in softness,
in the let go.....

Excerpt from my poem Calima. The full poem and poemdance will be on my YT  

August 8 2018

I often talk about what we put in our bodies as an important facet of our health.. Well so is what we put ON our bodies...and today, I am not talking about soap or body butters but rather, our clothes.
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I watched the documentary The True Cost a few years ago (please see it if you haven’t), and it opened my eyes to how our clothing choices directly impact the health of others and of our planet.
-

These days, every item that I choose to be a part of my minimalist wardrobe (less than 30 pieces) is  

August 6 2018

As a holistic medical doctor guiding people in up-leveling their diets to achieve and sustain radiant and optimal health, here is one issue that comes up over and over again: the diet of my patient and clients’ loved ones.  

Sometimes we can self sabotage our health (often subconsciously) because we fear that changing our diets even for the better, will jeopardize our most precious relationships.

If this sounds familiar, check out my recent video “What if your partner eats a different diet.” I  

August 4 2018
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The past few weeks have been a whirl— wrapping up the U.S. dance/book tour for Delicious Healing (at least for this year) as well as gathering with and saying goodbye (for now)to loved ones in the States as we hit the road again.  

In the spirit of self care, I took a bit of a break from Instagram to ride the above whirl.

Speaking of self care, fasting during long trips has been a practice I have been loving for a few years now You can check out my You Tube video on jet lag for more on why I  

July 26 2018

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Rosewater and my satin kimono: two beautiful, sensual ways I self care and nourish my most delicious life.

During my dance performance and holistic health talk at Healing Hands in San Diego THIS Friday at 7pm, I'll be sharing about the best foods that nourish great health. I will also talk about how nourishment extends beyond food-- offering practical tips to up-level into your most radiant health.