<Wednesday, June 24th 2020> ONLINE– The Roots of Our Practice

ONLINE– The Roots of Our Practice

with Baba Ifasanmi Erwin Thomas, Sunder Ashni, & Jordan Catherine Pagán
Wednesday, June 24th
7:30pm-9:30pm EST

Exchange: $60-$85 Sliding Scale 

Maha Rose's portion of the proceeds will be donated to https://abepmpls.org/



Roots of Our Practice: A Collective Exploration and Visioning Around Our Sacred Tools and Practices

As healers and wellness practitioners, we have the best of intentions with our work and tools. However, as we grow in knowledge and awareness along our individual and collective paths, we will periodically need to update our practices to be more inclusive. This enables us to hold deeper space for all our clients in a more meaningful, authentic way. We must unlearn our conditioning and make different choices to change a broken system. And that begins with understanding how we connect with ourselves, our cultures, and the world around us -- and how that is expressed in our work. How can we do that in a respectful manner that does not harm, steal from, or further the racist and destructive practices of colonialism?

This offering is a learning lab and skill share to decolonize our language and practices in the healing and wellness arts. We will explore and discuss identity, cultural appropriation, justice, and equity as wellness professionals through group discussion, mini breakout sessions, and games. We will come together in the cooperative spirit of unity and love to consciously step out of old patterns, ways of thinking, being and operating that are not in alignment with who we truly are, or where we want to go. All are welcome.


(Left to Right: Jordan, Baba , Ashni) 

Jordan Catherine Pagán is the healer and medicine maker of Ostara Apothecary, based in Brooklyn, NY. Jordan creates plant and stone medicine to heal on multidimensional levels, drawing upon her Yaqui and Puerto Rican heritage and connection with the natural world. She is a Reiki Master, a 13th Octave LaHoChi Master, and also practices Pranayama Breathwork and Tarot as tools for soul transformation. Jordan recently published the e-book Love and Lightwashing: A Guide to Cultural Appropriation, White Privilege, and the Shadow Side of Spirituality, in collaboration with Spirit Guides Magazine. @ostara.apothecary // ostaraapothecary.com (ig: @ostara.apothecary)

Baba Ifasanmi Erwin Thomas a.k.a. Awo Fasanmi Obaniyi Fayemi is an initiated senior priest (traditionally known as a Babalawo) in the West African indigenous tradition of Ifa - an ancient spiritual system universally defined as “the wisdom of nature”. He supports clients with Ifa destiny readings - a method of divination that consults benevolent spiritual forces to answer specific questions and/or give a broader diagnostic of the energies present and offer methods to move forward. He practices under a sacred Constitution of Healing through the Obafemi Institute for the Divine Study of Ifa O.I.D.S.I. (www.obafemi.org) where he holds the title of Ojubona (one who opens the way). (ig: @cihealingarts)

Sunder Ashni is a Flower Essence Therapist and Meditation Facilitator born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Movement, music, healing and their expansion through meditation and love are essential keys to Ashni’s being. From early experiences with death, escapades in library stacks to discovering yoga and teachings with Buddhist monks in High school, Spirit has always peaked her curiosity and tickled her heart. From an early age, Ashni has been devoted to learning from and listening to Spirit. Find out more about Ashni at sunderashni.com. (it :@ashnilivingthedream)