Tumi Johnson

the poemdances

November 1 2018

Prepping for a wedding is not stress free, especially when it’s your own.
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..
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


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! ❤️🙏🏾.
#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


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
Tumi Johnson - Performing Healing

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September 27 2018
Tumi Johnson - Performing Healing

Tumi Johnson - Performing Healing

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.
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  

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.

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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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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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...”.
-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. .
the article is all about  

August 27 2018


* 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

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..

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

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

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.
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


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.


July 20 2018
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I am honored to have my poemdance It Happened selected as part of this year's Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival. .
The dance film will be screened July 27 so if you are in the Seattle area, please go check it (and the other dance films) out:

I'm also excited to be  

July 15 2018

"We ARE Nature. We are part of the crazy mystical, powerful beauty and mystery of Nature is.".

   -Excerpt from Delicious Healing

Link to the book is in the bio above.

I hope you carve out some playtime with Mama Nature this weekend!
Love to you.
#waterbaby #hydrotherapy #natureismedicine

July 10 2018
Herbs for Feminine Health- Presentation at Pura Luna Women

Herbs for Feminine Health- Presentation at Pura Luna Women's Apoethecary

I have been making poultices, tinctures, and teas from herbs since I was a little girl and now as a woman and physician, I love incorporating herbs wisely and holistically for my personal self care AND in the healing regimens I offer my patients and clients.

So I am delighted to be sharing a few of my favorite herbs that I often prescribe to women (as well as feminine practices around herb intake), as part of Pura Luna's Women Wellness Wednesdays, TOMORROW  Wednesday July 11 at 6:30pm in Santa  

July 7 2018
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If you are in the Ojai area, I hope you are staying cool - it is sauna weather here- and I hope you make it Sunday to my dance/book event at the lovely Hamsa studio in town. I'll be doing a dance performance specifically crafted to support your healing process as well as sharing ways on how we can nourish ourselves. And hint- it's not just about the food. But the food is also pretty crucial. Come partake in some delicious healing with me 😉❤️  

Santa Barbara and San Diego - you are next!!

July 4 2018
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It feels really good to be back in California and I'm thrilled to be offering THREE dance performance/holistic health presentations all about Delicious Healing during the moth of July! :

Ojai THIS coming Sunday,
Santa Barbara on July 22
San Diego July 27!

For more info on any of these events, check this link out http://drtumijohnson.com/en-US/56532/eventscalendar

And for all of you who are interested in Ojai's event, here is the FB event page:

June 26 2018
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I believe love to be the truest home and, in all its wild and gentle permutations, to be the greatest healer of all.
Photography by @ashleightaylorportrait
Styling and makeup by @cherylnacario
Dress by @purpleshuggar
#love #paris #loveheals

June 19 2018

Morning rehearsal to a chorus of toucans, howler monkeys, the trill of tropical insects.

One of the best ways to wake up and stay woke is to take time and listen to the sounds of Nature- and those sounds are always there whether you are deep in the woods or living in an urban jungle.
These sounds remind us of our vibrancy, our own pulsing, our irrevocable connection to every being..
#junglemusic #natureheals #danceeverywhere

June 8 2018

A raw vegan sushi recipe is up on my channel! NO food processor or blender required and it takes less than 15 minutes to prepare. This recipe is high in thyroid-supporting iodine, vitamins C and A and K, as well as healthy  mono-unsaturated fats. Plus it is absolutely delicious. To see the full recipe video, check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ME6ItBTQCk&t=15s   and bon appétit!

May 25 2018

I just created a video on my take on MSG as a physician. In it, I discuss the importance of minimizing processed foods.

Tomorrow at UC Irvine, I am delighted to give a holistic health presentation on mental health. And I will be sharing as part of it, the ways I naturally healed my severe depression. Eliminating processed foods was definitely part of it.  And there's much more.

Join me if you can in the UC Irvine campus from 1-3 pm tomorrow (Friday)! The presentation will include a health Q+A  

May 23 2018
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Hello world! Cherries are here! One of my favorite things about late spring are these little bombs of goodness. I love the deep sexy colors of this fruit, the mouth burst of tart and/or unabashed sweetness one gets and the ease of preparation. As in no preparation. We scored a pack of these the other day at the supermarket and in the small spot of sunlight we found just outside, I draped our well loved Ghanian cloth over my lap,  scooped out the contents of the pack and had a bloody 😏 good  

May 18 2018

I am so excited to be bringing my dance/book tour to California and the first event will be at UC Irvine on May 25th from 1-3pm!

1-2 pm presentation
2-2:30pm Q+A
2:30-3pm book signing

During this specific presentation/performance, I'll be focusing on mental health - an aspect of well being that is often still given short shrift. And yet it is so vital. I'll be sharing from my professional experience as a physician guiding people in treating mental dis-ease. I'll also be sharing about my past  

May 15 2018
March 9 2018

My new poemdance, Now You Are Free, is now available to watch. It is a guided meditation and dance piece that was created as a heart-opener. Enhanced with music by the talented Eddie deSouza, the dance is intended to help us rise up into our true, deeply loving, and creative selves. To experience the meditation/dance, please click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lekmgPjWGaY&t=31s  Much love and healing to you <3>

February 23 2018

My book, Delicious Healing, came out this month and I have been so humbled and thrilled by the response.  

The book is not just my writing but also contains my dance.

I wrote this book to share my own personal story of healing as a testament that with the right tools, true and sustained well-being is possible.
I share the tools that I used on my journey-- the very ones that I often share with my clients and  

January 22 2018
Chiang Mai dance rehearsal

Chiang Mai dance rehearsal

Happy 2018! I have had a busy beginning of the year-- giving yoga classes as well as dance performance/holistic health presentations at the amazing #fruitwinterfest in Thailand.. as well as working on my new poemdance which is a dance and guided meditation poem on opening our heart spaces. Getting into Nature, rehearsing barefoot on the earth has been grounding for me during this time. Wishing you a healthy and beautiful year and I am so excited to share more healing dances with you soon <3>

December 8 2017

Sending so much love to a place and community that are dear to my heart: Ojai and those that live in/nearby who have been affected by the fires. You are in my thoughts and prayers.  Here is a clip from a recent rehearsal of my new poemdance, which is all about opening up our heart space. Doing this, in my experience, is so healing in the aftermath of trauma <3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v="ufaswujlacs&t=2s" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v="">