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School of Orisa Studies

We are a global community of learners. We are devoted to practicing Orisa Lifestyle in order to help bring about the Good Condition for Africans everywhere. 

Instruction at the School of Orisa Studies is based on the Holy Odu Ifa. As such, Orunmila guides the content and delivery of instruction. 

In keeping with Orunmila's educational model, the School of Orisa Studies is organized around three areas of activity:

  1. Knowledge: Ritual proficiency, including chanting, divination and offerings
  2. Wisdom: Exploration of Sacred Text
  3. Understanding: How to practice Yoruba spirituality to attain excellence in your everyday life

We are looking for leaders who are committed to changing the world through positive influence. Is that you? If so, enroll in the School of Orisa Studies today and start taking your life to the next level. 

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For African Americans with genuine interest in learning the spiritual wisdom of their ancestors...

Develop the specific skills needed to uphold ancestral traditions and maintain spiritual discipline. Here's what students say:

"Baba Obafemi's approach to Orisa Lifestyle spoke to me as an African American looking to reconnect with my ancestral spirituality. His educational/counseling approach is specifically what's needed to bridge the gap for someone who is new to the tradition. He truly makes the diverse and complex universe of Yoruba spirituality and culture comprehendible and digestible."
- Fakolade, Oakland

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We're presently accepting students at all levels.

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The School of Orisa Studies is organized around 3 principles:

  1. Daily Devotion: How to pray the Yoruba way
  2. Odu Studies: How to analyze and understand the sacred text
  3. Everyday Spirituality: How to apply ancestral wisdom in everything you do

These principles deliver real results so that your practice remains grounded in your own growth and progress.


"I was hoping to gain a basic foundational understanding of the definition of Ori, how it relates to a Orisha devotee and the Orishas as well as how to venerate Ori at my skill level. Now, I have a basic foundational understanding of what Ori is, its importance and how to venerate Ori at a basic level. The instructor has a really good nature, practical, has a vast knowledge of the subject and is very personable. He is open to questions and responsive."
- Tolani, North Carolina

We're looking for leaders who are committed to improving the world through positive influence. If that is you, then find out how Obafemi Origunwa and the School of Orisa Studies can take your practice to the next level.

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