CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
The Ifa Way
Discussions on the Yoruba Spiritual Path
Curious about the Yoruba spiritual tradition? Interested in exploring our relationship with Nature energy and the Ancestors? The Ifa Way recognizes the sacredness of life as revealed through an indigenous African perspective.
Join us for a series of gatherings in which we will learn about Ifa and its unique world view.
Teachings will include:
- Understanding the Orisa
- Finding Your Song
- Ritual and ceremony
- Creating altars and sacred space
Our next gathering: The Ancestors
In African Spiritual Practice, we understand our Ancestors to be an intermediary between ourselves and Creator. In this session of The Ifa Way, we will explore the role of our Ancestors in our daily lives.
Wednesday, May 8th, 7 – 9:00PM
Location of the meeting will be provided upon your RSVP.
Make Your Own Hand-Held Prayer Beads
Wednesday, May 29th, 7 – 9:00PM
$25 (includes materials)
Prayer beads are used in many world religions as a portable physical reminder of a personal goal, journey or special time. They can provide comfort and focus as well as encourage relaxation.
We will learn the basics of designing and stringing hand-held prayer beads. You will be gently guided in creating your own unique commemoration of an Orisa, or of your personal journey. The $25 fee includes all materials needed, though feel free to bring and utilize your special beads in your work. Class size will be limited, and preregistration is required. The workshop will meet at an East Bay location.
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-827-3997
CEREMONIES AND RETREATS
Sherehe Ya Mwedzi
A Ceremony for the Summer Moon
Inspired by African spirituality, our Full Moon Ceremonies honor the Moon and the Water Spirits. The ritual commemorates hope and renewal through song, healing movement and mbira meditation. Participants are encouraged to bring their own symbol of renewal to place on the altar upon arrival. No fee for admission, and all are welcome. Directions forwarded upon our receiving your RSVP.