This is the heart and soul of AYA! Everything we do is designed to make us better warriors, healers, and builders. It matters not whether it’s a photography workshop, a math class, or relationship coaching. The goal is the same.
We must become better warriors challenging the
African people worldwide have been and continue to be wounded by white domination and other forms of oppression and injected oppression. Unfortunately, neither educational attainment, physical prowess, or political position is sufficient. We need a safe place to discover and heal from the brutal trauma that reverberates down the generational lines from our ancestors to us. No one can do this work for us.
I know it’s a tall order. I know it’s not fair. Oppression is not fair. We often times think we can’t do it. Here’s the good news. We have in the past, and we can do it now. These workshops are designed to help us do just that – in small steps, in sure steps weaving trust out of conflict, confidence out of fear, Success out of the ashes.
Warriors | Healers | Builders Workshop Series
Leadership & Personal Development
Series for Black Men and Women
•Is your intimate relationship a love zone or war zone? How do you turn it around?
•Had success talking to your family about oppression lately?
•When you hit a conversational brick wall, do you know how to turn it into a portal for building family and community?
Then, attend Warriors – Healers – Builders (aka Healing Oppressions Wounds) Retreat in Atlanta, DC, or Chicago. We can even bring one to your town. You’ll turn that no into a
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•Learn to use our cultural strengths to improve communication, and counter illness born of oppression in us and among us?
•Is anger, depression or other emotions a problem? It’s just a Yurugu mind trick.
•Learn to read your emotions and balance them with your thinking for a more powerful, more effective you.
•Come, drink from the authentic River of Touches.
THE RIVER…We’re born into a river of touches, sounds, voices, looks. This river moves us along life’s path and shapes us. At its best, a family, community, society makes sure this river nurtures a strong self-connected to God, nature and the community.
In the cool, flowing waters from God and our ancestors, we develop a clear identity, mission, and purpose. In an oppressive or sick society, our best efforts are often thwarted. Poison looks, painful touches, hate-filled voices are thrown into this river that shapes us.
Sometimes the oppressive toxins come through our families, sometimes from the community, and from even larger societal toxic waste dumps. We are amazing beings. We survive; sometimes we thrive – shape-shifting as needed to become the best we can be.
Still, sometimes a voice, an accident, a touch, a sound triggers the toxins that we had so neatly tucked away. They sabotage our best efforts.
We explode or remain silent when we should not. We stop eating, exercising, working, communicating the way we know we should.
Good reasons and excuses combine to explain away our ill-fated actions. In the end, we’re off course, down the hill, swimming up-stream. Our energy, our power is drained. We’re everything but successful.
MANAGING THE FLOW…We’re not children anymore. Back then, we adapted to the river’s flow; now, we can manage the river’s flow for our success.
These “hard” times make it even more important that we combine our thinking and feelings to flip the script – using these times to bring us closer together, to nurture our authenticity, our becoming the authors of our own life script, and authority of our life’s direction and purpose consistent with the river of unconditional love that flows from God and the best of our ancestors.
While we’re no longer children, what we do to flip the script will determine how we will shape our children.
Register. Come. Bring a family member, spouse, or friend. Become renewed & more skilled at challenging oppression and healing its injected and subtle manifestations in ourselves, our families and in our people.
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