Ilé Ìmọ́lẹ̀ is as a space for Afrikan spiritual and religious-based practices. With thanksgiving, we continue the work created by our ancestors, of serving and enhancing the community and humanity. Eepa orisa!
Bokor Iyanifa Omifunmi Nire (Iya Mari).
Iya Mari was born in Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. and has over 28 years as a consecrated practitioner of several healing arts and indigenous healing approaches based in African traditional practices. These modalities include her initiations and consecrations into the Spiritual Baptist practices of the Caribbean. She is also initiated and consecrated into the Orisa and Ifa traditions of the Yoruba people of Nigeria and the Ewe people of Togo and Ghana. Iya Mari holds certifications in Healing Touch, an energy-based bio-field therapy, Classical Hatha yoga, and raw food nutrition and preparation.
Iya Mari is a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist with over 37 years of experience in the Cardiac Cath lab.
Iya Mari believes that relationships are the most important elements of human growth and development and that healthy relationships feed the soul. She believes that entanglements and unhealthy attachments eat away at the soul and kill the spirit.
Babalawo Ifalase was born in the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia. He was a member of the Temple of Nyame for over 25 years and became a member of the leadership body, known as the inner circle.
He received consecrated implements for the Orisa Esu, Ogun and Osoosi in 2005. In 2006, he was initiated as a Babalorisa and was consecrated to Obatala. In 2007, he was initiated to the sacred knife society. In 2008, he was consecrated to the Trinidadian Orisa Cermony drums.
In 2009, he was initiated into the Rites of the Mourning Ground Ritual and consecrated as a Ritual Assistant. In 2019, he took a further step into the mourning ground and was consecrated as a leader. Additionally, in 2019, he was consecrated into Ifa as a Babalawo in Oyo, Nigeria.
Diviniations/ Spiritual Readings
Divination and spiritual readings are diagnostic/technical processes and practices used to access information and gain understanding of one's present condition.
The act of going through and participating in a ceremony that changes one's trajectory utilizing all aspects of the person.
Initiation accesses and utilizes physical and spiritual aspects for the development and enhancement of the individual.