Date & Time Details: Check-in begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, and check-out is at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Location: Elohee Center

Address: 251 Elohee Drive Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571, USA

What to Expect: To help deepen your retreat experience, Elohee does not provide televisions or internet access (unless you bring your own hotspot). Cell phone service is excellent for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Your car will be left in a secured parking lot, and you will be shuttled up to your room upon arrival and shuttled back down to your car at departure. Shuttle service to your car is available at any time. All facilities at the top of the mountain are within a 5 minute walk of each other, with some gravel roads. 2 cottage rooms are ADA compliant, and all cottage rooms are on ground level.

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R.A.W. Radically Awakened Woman

With Makhosi 'Gogo Ateyo' Nkanyezi, Yemaya Adédoja, Sensei Subira, Marie C. Nazon, Ph.D, LMSW, Yeye Jagun Obaluaye and Thema Azize Serwa

August 27 - 29, 2021

ubuntu-based healing. shamanic life coaching. natural immersion breakthrough

Reclaiming women’s spirituality and women’s ritual is absolutely vital for the care and sustenance of a woman’s soul and when a woman is empowered and centered, there is a natural resonance with the rest of her life. Because most women today have forgotten the traditions and customs of our ancestors it is no wonder why approximately 12 million women in the United States experience clinical depression each year. The modern world has been designed to keep us from focusing on our connection to source and because of that many women feel they have lost their connection to spirit, nature and their creative spark leaving them feeling stagnant in their lives.

By acknowledging the divinity within ourselves – the Goddess and the God, Sacred Duality: we acknowledge the inherent power that is within us.  We no longer need to stumble alone in the dark in pain and anger and shame – we have the ability to reclaim our power and acknowledge the pain, anger and shame; name it; feel it; and release it.

It is through ritual and ceremony that we accomplish the task and embark on the rites of passage needed to bring us to the threshold of our new desired reality. Ritual and ceremony allow us to make transitions and mark important events in our lives, we express ourselves in joy and sorrow, and perhaps, most importantly, we create and sustain identity. Ritual and ceremony motivate and move us to make the necessary changes in our lives and allow us to fully process, integrate and implement growth into our everyday life.


What is R.A.W?

Radically Awakened Woman (R.A.W) transformational coaching

is a special mix of:

ubuntu-based wisdom

women’s initiatory rites of passage

traditional earth-based healing practices

nature-based life coaching

ancestral bone oracle divination

spiritual guidance & support

goal-setting & accountability

ritual + ceremony

in a sacred and safe container specially designed

to accelerate your journey towards personal mastery + spiritual liberation!

This is more than a program this is an activation of your potential..

Each experience is uniquely tailored to you

to provide you with the tools to actualize and live the life

you’ve been wanting to live.

“When the women heal, the world heals.”

We believe that personal development, growth, transformation and empowerment of the soul only truly occurs when raw emotion has an outlet to be fully embodied and integrated through the process of ritual + ceremony while being witnessed within a safe and sacred community container which we understand in the Zulu -Bantu tradition as the foundational elements of Ubuntu. Without this complete process of the 5 natural elements, true healing at its root will not be materialized within the individual and/or the collective.

Friday, August 27th

Arrival Day 



To ensure a successful experience we advise R.A.W: Radically Awakened Woman Initiates  to arrive between 3pm EST & 5pm EST to complete check in process and to be  prepared for opening circle at 6pm and the start of our 1st ceremony of the weekend at 7pm EST.


“The Great Mothers

 Star Constellation Ceremony” ft.

Makhosi Ateyo Nkanyezi &

R.A.W Empowerment Team:

In this divinely guided experience we will journey underneath the stars on sacred Native American land with all of the Great Mothers in the Mohawk Tradition of which I have been initiated into:  

Grandmother Star Nations, Grandmother Sun, Grandmother Medicine Woman, Grandmother Shaman, Grandmother Midwife, Grandmother Moon, Grandmother Earth, and Grandmother Death. Along with my Dlozi (Ancestral Guide), Nkanyezi, The Great Star, we will channel each of their messages for deep reflection as they offer us their healing, wisdom and guidance.

Saturday, August 28th

R.A.W Elemental Initiation Day

The Wisdom of the Wailing Woman

Ancestral Baptism & Grief Ritual

“Rituals are actions that symbolically connect us to the divine within and without. Through the release of expressing feelings, emotions and dormant energy within the body it can bring about a sense of closure, or keep an important part of the past alive in a more meaningful way. When rituals are done to commemorate a loss, they honor both the person who is doing them and what they’ve lost.”


In The Wisdom of the Wailing Woman Ancestral Baptism & Grief Ritual R.AW initiates will come to the river and do the divine work of letting go and laying burdens down not only for themselves, their loved ones and their ancestors but for the collective of woman that need to wail that live within our bones. This powerful ceremony will be lead by Makhosi Ateyo along with the R.A.W Priestess Facility and Support Team.

Ancestor Fire | The Sol Walk ft.

Makhosi Ateyo Nkanyezi &

Sensei Subira

What is your deepest desire? What is burning in your soul waiting to be unleashed into the world? Meet me at the edge of the fire to meet your desire. When you accomplish this next step you will be forever changed!

Sunday, August 29th

Graduation Day



ft. Iya Yemaya Adédoja


“In the end, all I did was sit, watch, and heal.”


Can you imagine just allowing yourself to be that way? Or does it seems impossible to part from your schedule, agenda, commitments, to-do list, cell phone and computer? During our final workshop together explore who it is you be as you are guided through your thoughts and mind with a guided meditation and prepare to journey through the channels of the heart to dig into who you truly be.

The Ancestor Table Brunch


Come gather ’round the Ancestor Table, chile and let’s celebrate ourselves & the work that has been done throughout our weekend together!  During this final workshop we will laugh, talk and elevate our collective ancestors with beautiful exercises that are designed to further awaken your mind and expand your consciousness about what is possible for you and the legacy you are creating. You will leave this weekend with a clear path to achieving your goals and ready to take flight and soar…Plus there’s bottomless Mimosas being served up by Chef Sparrows Kitchen for this special 1st Annual R.A.W: Radically Awakened Woman Graduation Brunch!


Makhosi ‘Gogo Ateyo’ Nkanyezi
Creator of R.AW: Transformational Coaching Makhosi ‘Gogo Ateyo’ Nkanyezi, is a Sangoma Traditional Healer, Medicine Woman and initiated Shamanic Priestess in several African & Native Indigenous Spiritual practices. Guided by the Amadlozi, elevated ancestral spirits of her lineage to bring…
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Yemaya Adédoja
R.A.W Priestess Coach & Facilitator Yemaya Adédoja is an educator, transformation coach, wellness practitioner and iyalorisha. A former high school math teacher with almost 20 years of classroom experience, Iya Adédoja found that what she enjoyed the most about teaching is…
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Sensei Subira
R.A.W Priestess Coach & Facilitator Sensei Subira is a self-published author, speaker and Reverend of Spiritual Consciousness who believes that our most painful life experiences can serve as a catalyst for transformation. She believes that the powerful process of confronting pain…
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Marie C. Nazon, Ph.D, LMSW
R.A.W Priestess Coach & Facilitator Mambo Yasezi, Marie C. Nazon, Ph.D, LMSW, is a social worker with over 30 years of clinical experience in mental health. She is on the counseling faculty at The City College New York, SEEK Department of…
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Yeye Jagun Obaluaye
R.A.W Priestess Coach & Facilitator Dr. Chief Yeye Jagun Obaluaye is a Writer, Meta-Physicist, Spirit Guide,and Priest. Chief Yeye paternally comes from a long line of Haitian Manbos, and is continuing tradition in the indigenous practice of Ifá. Both maternally and…
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Thema Azize Serwa
R.A.W Priestess Coach & Facilitator Reverend High Priestess Thema Azize Serwa is a best selling author, public speaker, professional coach and educator, and ordained interfaith minister. I have served well when you recognize how powerful you are! YOUR EMPOWERMENT is my…
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