Rites of Passage Youth Empowerment Foundation - Empowering the youth of today


Elder Training Retreats by Emily Gunter

Rites of Passage Elder Certification
Empowerment Retreats

Group photo of Elders

“We are looking for community builders interested in generating
enthusiastic and empowering programs to improve the quality of life for All Youth”

“Our Mission is to bringing peace to our world through
the personal development and spiritual empowerment of the youth”

Rites of Passage Elder Certification Retreats

Please Call 786-601-2544 For Retreat Dates or
go to Contact Us and send comment requesting information.

Weekend Retreat $400, Room and Board Included
$150 Deposit Due 30 days before Retreat Date

Facilitated by: Elder Emily Diane Gunter, Founder and Chairperson
Rites of Passage Youth Empowerment Foundation

Co-Facilitator: Mzee Madafo Lloyd Wilson,  International renowned Storyteller, Author, Musician,  and
National Males Rites of Passage Retreat Coordinator and Facilitator and Keynote Speaker.

Be willing to change. Surrender to the flow. Watch how mundane activities are transformed into Divine support. God loves us and we need to feel this love directly in our bodies. The retreat is a safe and loving place to help us feel our innocence, in the sweet caring setting of nature. Open to receive miracles. Come join the Mutual Admiration Society with fellow elders. Agenda includes: Sacred Geometry, Spiritual Code of Ethics, Conflict Resolution, Balance, Spherical Holy Breath, Balance, Fire Ceremony and so much more. Retreat commences Friday evening 5:00 pm. Training proceeds through Retreat workshop ending 5:00 pm Sunday and culminating with the Final Ceremony.

Registration fee of $400 includes: Room (Be prepared to rough it), Board (3 Basic Meals, provided- If you have special dietary needs, be prepared to bring your own easy fixings for meals) Retreat materials, Airport transportation (only available Friday Morning).Things to bring:
Workshop Supplies: color markers, magazines to be cut up, glue sticks, scissors, large poster board, personal journal and photos of yourself and loved ones for the altar and dream board.
Food for snacks, water, very little meat, “closer to the vine the better”.
Clothing: Comfortable clothing. For Final Ceremony, African attire, preferably white.
Linens and Things: Favorite pillow, blanket, towels, toiletries, inflatable mattress, bedroll or sleeping bag.

Registration: $150.00 Non-refundable deposit.
Limited seating-First come first serve based upon deposits paid.

Rites of Passage Elder Certification Training Can
Come to You and Your Community.

Get 10 or more women or men who are as passionate about the
training as you are and we will come to you.
You set up the:
retreat facilities
the food plus airfare
hotel accommodations
ground transportation
and meals for the facilitators.
Each person pays only $300.00

Emily Gunter

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Program Model
Youth Retreats