International Institute of Afrikan Studies & Knowledge, Inc.
Yeyefini Efunbolade, Director
An invitation to attend the Self Empowerment Workshop Retreat (SEW) 2013
Alafia, We are pleased to announce the 13th annual Self Empowerment Workshop Retreat. The Self Empowerment Workshop (SEW) Retreat is a six day uplifting celebration empowerment retreat facilitated by the originator Iyalode Yeyefini Efunbolade and her trained priests and mediums. Ceremony and celebration to the spirits has been an ancient practice that will allow you to become a victor, through this process you will be impacted and your life choice process considerably changed by uncovering many of the spiritual, emotional, and psychological blocks and or challenges that have at times disempowered, angered, and immobilized you.
Dates: Saturday, June 22nd to Friday, June 28th 2013, in South Florida, the specific location will be given with your registration deposit receipt.
Prerequisite: Completion of the Level I SEW classes. Arrangements for completing the level II classes will be discussed with each person after the retreat deposit is received. The cost of level II classes is included in your SEW Retreat tuition.
Tuition: $1500.00 which includes lodging and meals for six days, all rituals and ceremonies.
Payment Plan: A non-refundable $300.00 deposit is due by April 1, 2013 to reserve your place. Payment in full is due by June 1, 2013.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel after 10 days, June 1, 2013 you will forfeit 1/3 of your deposit. There will be no refunds after June 1, 2013.
Transportation: Each participant is responsible for their own transportation to and from the retreat site.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to call us at 1-888-419-5848.
Iyalode Yeyefini Efunbolade
Bridging the Gap Between Christianity and Indigenous African Beliefs – Christians and practioners of African Spirituality agree that there is only one God. Both believe that spirituality is a way of life not just something we do on the Sabbath. This class will cover the similarities between both practices and dispel the myths about many of the perceived differences.
The 52 Day Life Cycle – This workshop will cover the importance of life cycles, and how these rhythmic impulses empower us to balance the “ups” and “downs” of our daily lives and much more.
The 12 Tests of Life – At different stages in our lives we experience challenges, tests and accomplishments. Each one of these stages prepares us to be successful in the next. This class will give you the tools and information to embrace the 12 tests of your life from birth to life.
Journaling as a Tool for Spiritual Growth – This class will cover all aspects of journaling as a tool for spiritual growth and enlightenment by examining journal entries and using the information to determine practical real life applications.
Incarnation Objective – The class will give explanation from an African spiritual perspective about the belief that everyone is born with a divine purpose. Through passion and the assistance of divination we can recognize our divine purpose and live it.
Genealogy, More than Just Names and Dates – Discover the power of tracing your family line. Tap into your family’s spiritual legacy and be more empowered to follow your destiny.
Additional classes to be made available:
Introduction to Ancestor Reverence
Introduction to the power of your ancestors, personal guides, angels, and the value of communicating with them.
Introduction to Coconut (Obi) Divination
Learn to us coconut shell divination as a tool for gaining insight by communicating with your spirit guides.
Introduction to Meditation
Introduction to the practice of raising one’s consciousness for the purpose of achieving self-mastery.
Introduction to Spiritual Cosmologies
An introduction to the understanding of who we are as human beings, who and what God is, and the plan used to guide individuals to their true destinies here on earth.
- Sacred beads and Orisha shrines
- Relationship with Godparents
- Is God in you?
- Sacred Stones and beads
- Relationship with Godparents
- Priesthood Ordination Training
- Herbology and Divination
- The Role of Priest in Indigenous Cultures
The cost is $45.00 for individual class and if paid in advance all 7 classes is $245.00.
Suggested Reading list
Meaningful Mondays: The Book by Yeyefini Efunbolade
Household Guide for Yoruba Spiritual Wellness by Yeyefini Efunbolade
Of Water and The Spirit by Malidoma Patrice Some
The Sociology of the Yoruba by N.A. Fadipe
Four New World Rituals by John Mason
Metu Neter Vol. I by Ra Un Nefer Amen
2. Mobirora Tanglea Walker
3. Alanla Jackson
Phone: (614) 231-8202 (home); 614-579-2067 (cell)
5. Ashira Oya Toshiwe
6. Omisayade Watts
7. Efunlayo Maxey