Ifalade Ta'Shia Asanti
Founder & Presiding Priestess-Ile Ori Ogbe Egun-I-TEACH Love Institute
Topic: Spirituality, Sexuality & Healing in the African American Community

Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti is a nationally celebrated spiritual teacher, master intuitive and Orisa/Ifa Priestess. An award-winning novelist and journalist—Ta’Shia’s work has been written about in Entertainment Today, USA Today, TV Guide & many others. She has appeared on television and been featured on mega talk radio networks including the BBC in London, England. She has used her intuitive gifts to heal, help align, empower and inspire thousands of people across the globe. TaShia's intuitive gifts draw from a deep connection with her ancestors and Spirit Guides as well as extensive training and study in a 6000 year old indigenous spirituality called Ifa. Ifalade Ta'Shia Asanti, began her journey in the Orisa tradition in 1992.

Ta’Shia is the author of five books including: The Sacred Door: A Spiritual Guide to Power Living, The Seer: Legacy of Stone & Spirit and forthcoming novel, The Bones Do Talk, The Master Breakthrough and Fluid: Out of Darkness Comes Light. She is the recipient of the African Americans Who Make a Difference Award from Urban Spectrum Media; the Audre Lorde Black Quill Award for creating positive images of African American women in the media and the Kathleen Morris Award for best contemporary fiction by a woman of color. Ta'Shia was presented with the UCLA Seed Scholarship Award for Outstanding Writing on Culture and the Arts by the International Black Writers and Artists Organization which allowed her to enroll in a distinguished creative writing at what would become her Alma Mata.

When writing about Ifalade Ta’shia’s work, the New York Times said, “Iya Ta’Shia is a priestess with a good head on her shoulders.”