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, person 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
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