Tumi Johnson

the poemdances

April 28 2019

I wonder as I wander.. a healing poem and dance collage for you.

As a poet, physician, and dancer, I care very much about the the meeting place of art and healing, and more specifically, how dance and poetry can serve as powerful medicine.

This specific piece explores the following questions: Where is our home and what keeps stirring our want to wander? What are we all searching for? What can we do to help one another build a home?

Here is the poem I wrote from which the dance is crafted:

I wonder as I wander and that is why
I wander.

This hunger for awe

The illusion of escape helps you pack your bags
quickly. We take to the road with an old soul knowing
that all is one and the craving to experience that,
and then to return home like prodigal sons,
with ragged baggages of experience, scars
of appreciation

Where is home?
My mother’s stews, a state of mind, your
embrace, within laughter,

And here is how to build home.
First understand that wandering is
home. Allow for searching, for getting lost,
for mad curiosity, allow

Make space for wandering, wondering
and wonderment. These are the foundations,
how we heal our wounded minds so that we can be
at home in our bodies

- Tumi Johnson

I hope you find something in the movement and the poem that is  healing and uplifting for you.

Much love,

**To book a live performance of a dance performance/presentation from me, please contact me through my contact form at https://www.drtumijohnson.com or send me an email at tumi.johnson@gmail.com

August 24 2019

How do you a heal a digestion that's "off"?

Here are 7 tips (and hint: one of them has to do with how you eat melons).

TIPS SHARED HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQrywwZC2zE&t=25s

August 16 2019


My "What I eat in a day - raw vegan and pregnant " video is now up on my YT channel!

I have found that my diet has really helped so far to support an...  

August 16 2019

Pay Attention Inside.. Now.

I’ll start by saying that I’m fine now, but I recently had an 36 hour episode of unusual significant physical pain that rocked me with fear and true discomfort.
Pain is sometimes referred to by many healing practitioners as...  

August 9 2019

“If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.”
-Toni Morrison/Song of Solomon

I woke up a couple of days ago after a day of inexplicable sadness to find out that a great writer (and healer for me), Toni Morrison, had transitioned.

Ms Morrison’s...  

July 27 2019
Timeline Photos

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July 23 2019
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Timeline Photos

Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and well wishes around my pregnancy. It felt so good to receive ❤️🙏🏾

I’ve been incorporating more omega 3 rich nuts and seeds such as chia seeds and flax seeds into my diet during the pregnancy- great...  

July 16 2019
Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos

I love including edible flowers into my meals when possible. Apart from the beauty factor, flowers are often extremely rich in healing properties.
I made this soup (raw, vegan) a few evenings ago for dinner- it’s a base of spiced ginger/nettle sun...  

July 12 2019
How can minimalism help you achieve and sustain your healthy ideal weight?

How can minimalism help you achieve and sustain your healthy ideal weight?

How can minimalism help you achieve and sustain your healthy ideal weight?

Full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGZVJVMEW50&t=165s

July 9 2019

Embrace both the highs and lows.

Morning dance play with earthbound movements from an elevated space, to the music of Norah Jones.
#dancemedicine #performinghealing #movingpoetry #thepoemdances  #healingdance #danceinnature #danceeverywhere...  

June 28 2019
If you struggle with food cravings

If you struggle with food cravings

If you struggle with food cravings.

For the full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzOuhm-ADHU&t=3s