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United in Spirit: Introduction to Yoruba/Ifa Spirituality
April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Yoruba Proverb: Díẹ̀ díẹ̀ nimú ẹlẹ́dẹ̀ẹ́ fi ń wọgbà
Translation: Little by little is how the pig’s nose enters the yard
Meaning: Attend to a small problem before it becomes uncontrollable
This workshop facilitated by Iyanifa Ifalade TaShia Asanti-Ifa priestess, award-winning spiritual teacher, journalist and author who is also the founder/director of Ile Ori Temple & I Teach Love Institute (Founded 2001, Denver, Colorado). This workshop is sure to deepen your understanding of the Yoruba/Ifa faith and spirituality.
“United in Spirit: Introduction to Yoruba/Ifa Spirituality” is an interactive workshop and presentation about the intersections between African Spirituality and other mainstream faiths of the world. Presenter, Iyanifa Ifalade debunks the myths about African spirituality and sheds light on the powerful healing medicine of one of our oldest spiritual practices. Iyanifa Ifalade will exhibit artistic and cultural artifacts from the Ifa tradition.
Also get insights on your everyday life. Personal readings outside the workshop is $125.00 and must be booked in advance. Please note: There are only 7 slots. You can reserve slot early at firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments will be served. For dietary restrictions, please fill out the registration form below.
The Aurora Welcome Center
(11th & Peoria)
1085 Peoria Street
Your investment: $15.00 suggested donation
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Iyanifa Ifalade TaShia Asanti’s Bio
Ifalade (E-fah-lah-day) Ta’Shia (Tah-Shee-ah) Asanti (Ah-sawn-tay) is a nationally celebrated spiritual teacher, master intuitive and Orisa/Ifa Priestess. In an article about TaShia’s work as a healer and teacher in the Yoruba/Ifa tradition, the New York Times said, “Iya Ta’Shia is a priestess with a good head on her shoulders.”
Ifalade began her journey in the Yoruba/Ifa tradition in 1992 under the guidance of her then Angel Lebron and Iya Adeloni of the House of Pimienta, Havana, Cuba. Ifalade went on to be initiated as a priestess in the Ifa tradition in 2000 by Oloye Ifa Karade whose lineage extends to Ile Ife, Nigeria. Ifalade received supporting initiations under the guidance of Iyanifa Ifalola Omobola and Awo Ifasola Odunade from Atlanta, Georgia.
Culminating 18 years of study, practice and worship in the Yoruba/Ifa tradition, Ifalade made her journey to Atlanta, Georgia to receive Itefa initiation from the late, great Chief Kofi Zannu Medahochi (Ibae). She was among the last few to receive the healing medicine of this frontrunner before he passed on the great Ile in the sky….
In 2003, Ta’Shia and her temple members, organized and produced the first International Ifa Conference which featured 26 speakers from Ifa, Santeria, Curandera, Candomble and Lukumi spiritualities.
In 2006, the temple Ta’Shia co-founded reached 27 Ifa initiates and 50 members nationwide giving it the right to establish an official lineage in the State of Colorado. TaShia gave birth to the Ogundeji Ajake Lineage supported by the Ifa scriptural wisdom Irete Meji. Ogundeji Ajake lineage was officialized before Elders and the community at the Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre with support of local Orisa elders and priests.
Following the charge of her teacher, Oloye Ifa Karade to, “Return the People to the Tradition,” Ifalade and Ile Ori worked diligently to present a positive and healthy image of not only Ifa but all African and indigenous spiritualities.
Ifalade founded the National Institute for Indigenous Cultural Studies which is now the Institute for Transformative Education & Collective Healing Through Love (I-TEACH Love Institute).
In 2015, Ifalade initiated her 122nd Godchild. This cemented her vision of creating an inclusive Orisha society welcoming members from all ethnic and cultural identities.
With a teaching career spanning two decades, with milestones in radio, TV, print journalism, creative writing, filmmaking and theater arts, Ta’Shia is excited to share her journey as an activist, spiritual teacher and Iyalocha!
Ifalade TaShia Asanti can be reached at: