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A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.
Maya Angelou

The Sankofa Rite

Sankofa is a Twi (pronounced chee) word and concept from the Akan people of Ghana, West Africa that means “to return and fetch it.” The Sankofa Rite is a ceremony for adult women that have never received a rite of passage into womanhood.  It is a reclamation of their dynamic girl self that was not celebrated, honored, or welcomed.

 A Sankofa facilitator guides the woman to explore the parts of her that are longing for recognition and to be received and acknowledged.  It is a transformational journey through writing, dance, ritual, affirmation, meditation and visualization.  It culminates with a curated rite of passage ceremony.

Elements of the journey include:

Writing-Journaling, personal myth work, poetry of origins

Dance-Movement Therapy, Body exploration

Ritual-Rhythmically invoking of personal power

Affirmation-Speaking the heart’s desire into existence

Meditation-Generator of internal peace and focused intention

Visualization-Magnetizing the heart’s desire into existence

 

Any inquiries can be sent to shanaraematthew@gmail.com

 

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