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About Us

Our Story

Akili is for Access

We believe that access to wellness services are essential for us all to thrive. 

We know that when we all hold wellness as priority in our lives, we are better leaders in our work,for our communities, and towards our environment.

Well is for Every Body

We also know how important having safe spaces for Black Indigenous People of Color and Womxn of Color are to grow and for that reason we are committed to having quality wellness services accessible for every body. We offer specialized programs designed to tend to the emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being of people in those communities. When a company works with us, they support us in making services accessible and affordable for everyone.

Our Happy Clients

"Working with Josie and Akili Well has been a transformative experience. From our first conversation to the completion of our project Josie is patient, aims to inform and teach and has created a holistic learning and working partnership. I'm so excited to continue working with Akili Well and foster our continued professional relationship." 

Laila Mohib, WLE

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Meet the Owner: Josie Santiago (she/her)


Josie is a Certified Co-Active Coach, a Certified Yoga Instructor, and an experienced facilitator. Many years ago, Josie began her journey to wellness through the ancient practice of Yoga as a way to recharge from the daily stresses of work-life.  With the wear and tear of cumulative stress, a full work schedule, and a severe back injury; Josie was immobilized-not only in her body but in her mind’s relationship to her body. She turned towards wellness to regain her strength and connect back to her wholeness.  ​


She's deepened her practices through many programs; Co-Active Institute, Niroga Institute, Strozzi Institute, Womb Yoga with Mama Sanovia, and Mentorship with Physical Therapist, Dr. Ariele Foster, to name a few. Josie draws on Ayurveda, somatics, neuroscience, co-active coaching methodologies, to encourage self- awareness, self-care and personal transformation.


 Josie is a long time educator, dancer, and social justice advocate. She has 10+ years of experience designing effective learning experiences, immersive workshops, and retreats with a DEIJ lens. She loves helping leaders master sustainable wellness practices to remain balanced in their joy at work and in life.  


Josie leans heavily on the ancient practice of Yoga to sustain her as she strives to change the world with the fullest compassion. Josie holds a B.A in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis in Physical Education and a Masters Degree in Secondary Education. Always a student, she is currently an Ayurveda Health Practitioner candidate.

Our Collaborators

Our team of trained specialists work with customers to increase well-being and build cultures of inclusion. We each have our own impact in our communities and when we come together to deliver a program or host an event, we are unstoppable! Check out our work below.

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