Active Self-Care Isn’t Selfish


I’m Stephanie Morimoto, the Owner and CEO of Asutra. Thanks for coming to our website. I’m excited to personally give you some background about who we are and what we do.

At Asutra, we believe in active self care. By taking care of yourself on purpose, you’ll feel better both physically and mentally, allowing you to take on anything.

Asutra is women-owned and women-led. Venus Williams, yup that Venus Williams, is part owner and our Chief Brand Officer. Venus started as a customer and once she learned more about Asutra and its passion and focus on natural ingredients, she wanted to become part of the team.

Our natural, safe products are made at an accessible price. Plus,

  • We use plants, minerals, and essential oils.
  • We are PETA certified cruelty free; we never test on animals.
  • None of our products contain parabens, phthalates, or petroleum.

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Stephanie Morimoto
Owner and CEO

P.S.: For the curious, I shared on our journey in a podcast

Our Leadership

Meet Venus Williams

Meet Venus Williams

Part Owner and Chief Brand Officer

More About Venus

I started using Asutra and became a fan immediately. I need anything I can to recover quickly. In tennis, you’re playing back to back matches – sometimes six matches in one week. You don’t get to sit on the bench or have someone sub in. It’s you every day. I found that Asutra’s natural pain relief cream really helped me recover quickly from aches and pains as a result of pushing my body. From there, I fell in love with all of the products and the natural ingredients.

As I learned more about the company, I became more intrigued. So it was a natural step to join the team as a part owner and Chief Brand Officer to help tell the Asutra story.

Meet Stephanie Morimoto

Meet Stephanie Morimoto

Owner and CEO

More About Stephanie

I first discovered Asutra as a customer. I’m big into yoga and exercise and came across the all-natural yoga mat cleaner and pain cream online. The passionate reviews persuaded me to try them. When I began using these products, I totally got why people were writing paragraphs about how much they loved them. Now, I’m one of them. I’ve had the honor of connecting with so many customers who have shared their stories about how Asutra has helped them with pain relief, better sleep, or creating softer and healthier skin.

As luck would have it, I learned that the founders of Asutra were looking to sell the company. I jumped at the chance to buy the business I loved and take it to the next level. I relocated Asutra to my hometown of Chicago, Illinois to contribute to the city’s economy and create good jobs with benefits for our diverse team.

Advisory Council

Georgie McNiff, RN

Nurse Georgie is a registered nurse and certified nutritionist who focuses on a holistic and integrative approach to health.

Nurse Georgie has a B.S in Health Sciences from the University of Minnesota and an additional degree in Nursing Sciences from Sacred Heart University. She supports clients on hormonal balance and optimization, digestive issues, pain, and more. Nurse Georgie believes that biochemical, mental and physical health are all related and also holds over 600 hours in RYT yoga teaching certifications with an additional ISSA certification in athletic programming and personal training.

Dr. Soyona Rafatjah, MD

Dr. Soyona Rafatjah is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and Medical Director and Co-Founder of PrimeHealth in Denver, CO.

Dr. Rafatjah graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan with a BSE in Biomedical Engineering, received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and did her residency training at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL.

Prior to starting PrimeHealth, she was a physician at Parsley Health in New York City, a technology-forward Functional Medicine practice. Dr. Rafatjah worked at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Center for Health and Healing, Dr. Frank Lipman’s Eleven Eleven Wellness Center, and Dr. Robert Rountree’s Boulder Wellcare.

Dr. Ilana Nankin, PhD

Dr. Nankin is the founder & CEO of Breathe For Change which offers wellness, yoga, and social-emotional learning training for educators and leaders.

Dr. Nankin is an award-winning entrepreneur, teacher educator, and former Pre-k teacher committed to using wellness as a vehicle for healing and social change. She earned degrees in both psychology and education at UC Berkeley, and received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at University of Wisconsin.

Our core values

We’re as passionate about creating products that help people take care of themselves on purpose as we are about creating a great place to work.

We have four core values that every Team Asutra member strives to achieve everyday:

One team, one goal

We succeed together, we fail together, we support one another, we uplift each other.

Do the right thing even when no one else is looking

We strive to always do what we know is right.
We hold each other accountable.
We help everyone be their best.

Commit to be the best

We always come from a good place.
We think big and outside the box.
We are consistent, passionate, respectful, and kind to all.

Customer delight is tops

Part of helping our customers take care of themselves is caring for them.
If our customers feel great, we're doing the right thing.

Supporting Our Local Community

We’re proud to be based in Chicago, creating good jobs with benefits, and supporting our local community.

Recent community support:

  • Girls Inc.
  • Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • Equality Illinois
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Swedish Hospital
  • National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
  • The Very Asian Foundation

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