The Art of Loving Your Mind, Body, Spirit, and Soul

  • Hunter College 119 Street & 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10035 United States

The Art of Loving Your Mind, Body, Spirit, and Soul

The program examines how the traditional sacred practices grounded in Yoruba traditions in the Americas understand the care and protection of the mind. In the current environments of anxiety, depression, and mental exhaustion through the lens of the African Diaspora Orisha Tradition of Ori, the interactive discussion between traditional leaders and audience will address the care of Ori - the “crown”  of our body. The Orisa/Divinity Ori represents the inner divine intelligence that guides your life, spirit, soul and destiny. Tracing the tradition from Africa to the Americas traditional leaders that also incorporate, reiki, meditation and aromatherapy among other practices will share their practices. This event provides a safe space to discuss the role of Ori in understanding thinking about your purpose, loving self, and honoring the mind, body,  spirit and soul.

WHEN: May 21, 2016



TIME: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

WHERE: Hunter College | Silberman Hall Auditorium | 2180 Third Avenue (at 119th Street), NY, NY 10035





SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016

FROM 1:30PM TO 4:30PM




Babalorisha John Mason, Diviner, Author,  Musician, Researcher and Obatala priest.

Dr. Sheridon Booker, Diaspora Scholar and Priestess of Obatala

Ayoka Wiles, Author, Researcher, Obatala priestess,

Lorelei Williams,Philanthropic Strategist, Oxum priestess




12:45 PM - 1:30 PM  - Event Registration

1:30PM – 1:45PM   - Opening Remarks: Centering and Unifying Our Thoughts

1:45PM – 2:10PM - Presentation by Babalorisha John Mason: Historical and African Diasporic Understanding of Orisha/Divinity Ori

2:10PM to 2:30PM - Q&A

2:30PM to 2:40PM - Intermission

2:45PM to 3:45PM - Panel: The Art of Loving your Mind, Body, Spirit, and SoulModerated By: Lorelei Williams | Panelist: Dr. Sheriden Booker, Babalorisha John Mason, Ayoka Wiles, and Urayoana Trinidad. 

3:45PM to 4:15PM- Q&A

4:15 to 4:30 PM  - Meditative Affirmation – Moving Forward