Yeyefini Efunbolade, Director










The Self Empowerment Intensive Experience (SEIE) for adults allows the individual to address and begin healing in ceremonies many of the emotional issues from their past, their family's pathology, the disconnection from the knowledge of their historical ancestral lineage caused by the Holocaust of the trans- Atlantic slave trade, and many other issues that stops them from living the life they desire for themselves and their families. 


Self-empowerment is overcoming fear, anger, self-denial, distrust, insecurity, negative, debilitating beliefs about yourself,  shame, and feeling like a victim. 

 Self-empowerment is mastered by learning and using skills that allow you to go within, center yourself,  find the connection to your divine spiritual power and create balance in your life. You will feel whole, powerful, loved, supported and at peace with yourself and others. 

The world's wisdom traditions teach that there are 7 formal ways that an individual’s transition from birth to death. These transitions are birth, age seven, puberty, adulthood, marriage, parenthood, and death. The Self Empowerment Intensive (SEI) is the transition to adulthood for men and women from 18yrs of age and older.


For over 20 years the Self Empowerment Intensive Experience offered in several parts of the world by The International Institute of African Studies and Knowledge Inc. has assisted and brought personal healing experience to hundreds of students through Ancient African healing ceremonies.


If you are ready to know Who, and Whos you really are...... 

Then join Master Teacher Yeyefini (Iyalode) Efunbolade, her experienced wise teachers, facilitators, and counselors for this once in a lifetime experience.


 In a safe, beautiful, private space you will be nurtured supported in a small group of men and women for 4 days of Intense Spiritual energy shifting Ancient African Ceremonies. You will bathe in the sacred spirit "awakening" herbs. Experience the energy of your own ancestors in 2 drumming “Ancestral Spirit Activation" ceremonies that for many will be the first time you experience this possession. Burial Ceremony of  "Depleting past pain" issues. Renewal empowerment ceremony and the receiving of your "spiritual sacred name". The spiritual shift will be guaranteed as you take home skills, experiences and gifts from your ancestors and guides.

Date: November 5th thru 9th, 2020

Location: South Florida 

Tuition:  $1500.00 which includes level I and level II SE classes, lodging, meals for four days and all rituals/ceremonies. The tuition deadline is March 15, 2020. 

Payment Plan:  A monthly payment plan is available upon request. 

Payments: Payments for the SEI Intensive may be made via Paypal to or cashiers check made payable to IIASK, Inc and mailed to P.O. 101711 Fort Lauderdale, Fl. 33310. Please include name, address, email address and indicate payment is for Self Empowerment Intensive Experience and classes.

Transportation:  Each participant is responsible for their own transportation to and from the experience site.

 A non-refundable $200.00 deposit is due by  February 15, 2020, to secure your attendance.  The remaining balance is payable in two (2) installments of $650The first payment is due March 15, 2020.  The second is due April 15, 2020.   Refund policy: Monies refunded minus the $200.00 non-refundable deposit, allow 3 to 4 weeks for processing your refund.  


Please contact Iyalode Yeyefini Efunbolade with questions regarding the SEI Experience.



  •   Self Empowerment (SE) Level 1 Class series


The International Institute of Afrikan Studies and Knowledge Inc. offers a series of classes on African Spirituality. Through these classes, you will learn techniques that will be useful in uncovering the secret to your healing, wellness, and peace.

If you have already taken any of these classes contact us to verify completion to receive the discount from the total tuition fee.  For questions email or call Efunlayo at 954-612-0627.

Class format and schedule: You will receive the pre-recorded class by email on the first and third Thursday each month beginning February 6, 2020. Before we send the next two classes you are required to complete a quiz each month so that we are sure that you understand the material. In addition, you will have one live class per month with Iyalode Yeyefini Efunbolade or Iyalosa J. Efunlayo Maxey.

Class recording and live class schedule for levels 1 & 2.

April 3rd & 16th. Live class April 25th 7:30 to 9:30 p. EST

May 7th & 21st. Live class May 30th 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. EST

June 4th & 18th. 4th & 18th.  Live class June 27th 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. EST

July 2nd & 16th. 

Level 2 classes are all live classes 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. EST

August 20th, September 17th, October 15th.

SE Level 1 Class Descriptions:

Introduction to African Spirituality: Introduction to the world view of the culture, tradition, and sociology from an African perception.   

Introduction to Rituals: Introduction of how to create balance, shift energy and harmony in your life by using elements of nature. How, when and where to use offensive and defensive rituals for safety and success in one’s life.

Introduction to Ancestor Reverence: Introduction to the power of your ancestors, personal guides and the value of communicating with them. How to create and maintain a sacred space for Ancestors.

Introduction to Coconut (Obi) Divination: Learn to use coconut shell divination and Obi Kola nut as a tool for gaining insight by communicating and interacting with spirit.

Introduction to Meditation: Introduction to the practice of raising one’s consciousness for the purpose of achieving self-mastery. Through breathing, visualization, and intention you witness your connection to spirit.

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.

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. How to use colors, gems, phases of the moon, days of the week, months of the year as a way to magnetize your everyday life experiences.




Questions regarding the Self Empowerment classes, please contact Efunlayo via phone at 954-612-0627 or email





P.O. Box 101711

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33310


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