Adwoa Ulzen Setrakian

Welcome to Our Brands

Collectively, these brands exemplify our commitment to fostering individual and collective growth, empowerment, and wellness. We warmly invite you to explore each brand and join us on a journey of self-discovery and enriching communities.

Human Temple Therapeutics

Our premier brand offers expert coaching services with a mission to support your journey towards holistic well-being–increased physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.

spanDNA

Our genealogy arm integrates traditional genealogy with advanced DNA research, guided by our professional genealogist who specializes in communities of African descent. We operate in a spirit of cultural humility, extending respect and understanding to diverse cultural perspectives, experiences, and beliefs.

Black Star Pilates

A haven of wellness, where coaching meets Pilates under the guidance of a Balanced Body trained instructor. Our unique approach intertwines physical conditioning with spiritual connection, creating an environment that’s both nurturing and empowering.

An Indigenous Foreigner

Meet Adwoa

Born to Ghanaian parents who immigrated to Canada in the 1980s, Adwoa grew up singing in various choirs and embracing her multicultural upbringing in Canada and the southern United States.

Raised in an interfaith household, she developed a strong belief in unity and connection among all people. Adwoa pursued her education, earning a Bachelor’s in French and International Studies and a Master’s in Education.

Her passion for social connection led her to become a Master Social Worker, driven by a desire to contribute to community betterment.

With a belief in the interconnectedness of all things, Adwoa seeks to be a catalyst for positive change and growth, walking alongside others on a path of service and development.

Adwoa is the founder of Human Temple Theraputics, spanDNA and Black Star Pilates.

Photo credit: Phyllis Iller and hair: Roselee Mathu and Dreamy Hair Daze