Deeply calming and intuitive, Obatalia, is a soulful internationally sought after edutainer, creative director, producer and author, stirring up a rue composed with the simple ingredients of story telling, sound, and movement.
Her passion is to remind her audience about their incredible destiny and how every thought, word, and action shapes it.
Her goal is to help those with open minds and hearts remove shame, labels, social indoctrinations, and limiting belief systems to remember who they are, and why they consciously choose to be here.
until you have peered in the mirror naked and embraced what is being reflected back at you, you have yet to allow yourself the pleasure of witnessing your own beauty.Obatalia
- RAW living – thriving in a way that is in harmony with the earth means that we must first be in harmony with ourselves, in the RAW Living three step experience, (step 1) we address the lies we tell ourselves, (step 2) the truths we often only speak of in prayer, and (step 3) the masks we wear out of impulse. Together, as a community, we all discover what is real beneath what social conditioning has advocated decades.
- The Anatomy of Purpose – The anatomy of purpose is always connected to a problem that we each, are the born embodied solution. In our circular communion, we utilize improv, movement, sound, and oration to explore what we love to do and how that translates as a solution to a problem that reaches across all cultural, ethnocentric and geographical backgrounds.
- Engaging With Death & Sexuality– Many souls find death & sex to be subjects they would rather not think about; yet both are integral to the the continuation of all life. In the Engaging with Death Dance, we utilize the Sufi twirl to lose ourselves and connect with our infinite being. After our dance we explore death & sexuality from both a spiritual and practical perspective, together, we address how we can live a life worthy of death, surrender to our nightly death, and really let go while making love, so that final breaths are ecstatic moans of surrender (because we’ve had practice).
- Feminine Mystique – The Ashanti Gumbo Experience recipe wouldn’t be complete without our ability to honor and revere the sacred feminine. In the Feminine Mystique edutainment experience, Obatalia channels ancestors such as; Josephine Baker, Phyllis Hyman, Rosetta Tharpe, and Eartha Kitt to capture the audience’s attention with emotionally galvanizing lyricism, burlesque, ballet, folk dance, and drama to breathe life into messages that words alone cannot express.