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The Sankofa Path: Healing from the Traumas of Racism

Aug 14-16, 2020

A weekend retreat with Erva Baden and Isha Vela designed for folks who self-identify as U.S.-born African-American/Black Women
(Friday 4:30pm through Sunday 1:00pm.)

$495/private room; $435/shared room; $300/commuter.

Fee covers food, lodging, and program.

If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please click on the link for our Financial Assistance Application form, below. Do NOT register online.

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

As descendants of captured and enslaved Africans, we black and brown folks in the United States have had, and continue to have particular issues and obstacles in our lives based on race. The traumas of our own experiences and those of our ancestors’ experiences continue to live in us. Effects can manifest emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually — sometimes subtly and sometimes more obviously. The study of this phenomenon is called epigenetics, and some researchers are currently focusing on the effects within the US-born African-American community.

The Sankofa Path workshop provides an opportunity to uncover what effects might be lingering in our bodies, minds, and spirits and to begin the deep healing necessary to reclaim all aspects of our radiance. By doing this work, we heal ourselves, send healing energy and gratitude back to our ancestors and forward into our collective and individual future.



Erva BadenErva Baden is a contemporary shaman and Reiki Master who weaves together various healing modalities with compassion and humor to journey with folks who are committed to their own path of deep healing and transformation. She is the founder of Soul Restoration Journey, and for the past several years, she has studied trauma recovery and the epigenetic changes caused by trauma, particularly the intergenerational effects of trauma experienced by one’s ancestors. She is currently focusing her work on helping people to reclaim their lives and to restore their souls’ radiance from the effects of the traumas of oppression.

Isha VelaIsha Vela is a psychologist, Certified Core Energetics Practitioner, and founder of Embodied Quest, LLC, a somatic-energetic healing practice that focuses on community-based healing. Isha is passionate about supporting social justice activists, healers, and artists in their quest for inner liberation and is currently developing mind-body-spirit decolonization retreats for Latinx femmes.

Financial aid may be available. If you are seeking funds to participate in this program, click to review and complete our Financial Assistance Application and a Pendle Hill staff member will follow-up with you shortly (please do NOT register online). Thank you for your interest.

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