About Kamili Yoga®
Kamili Yoga® is a modern Africentric system for Black wholistic wellness. From the African Swahili word for “complete” and the Indian Sanskrit word for “union,” Kamili Yoga® teaches Black practitioners to seek and center inner enlightenment through the lens of their African ancestry. It is a contemporary system rooted in the exploration of traditional Pan-African yogic knowledge and concepts, from the African ancestral practices of the Motherland to the customs of Black descendants all around the world.
Designed by Eternity Philops, Kamili Yoga® is born of a Spirit-led calling to create more African-centered options for Black yogis. This system addresses the need for more culturally diverse Yoga systems, more Yoga systems that de-center Whiteness, and more Yoga systems that celebrate the beautiful depths of Black and African being.
Founder & Lead Mentor
Eternity Philops (she/they/Mx.) is a bodaciously Black and unapologetically queer conscious being who educates and serves Black, POC, and Queer/Trans populations in soulful liberation through Yoga wellness. The owner of Soul Liberation Wellness based in Charlotte, NC, USA, Eternity has taught hundreds of students through community classes, university courses, private sessions, and retreats with passionate dedication.
Education & Certifications
Bachelor’s of Arts, Psychology & Sociology
Graduate Certificate, Women & Gender Studies
Cornell Women’s Entrepreneurship Certificate
Certified Life Coach
Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher
Certified Kemetic Yoga Teacher
Certified Yoga for 12-Step Recovery Leader
Yoga Alliance E-RYT & Continuing Education Provider
The Core Tenets
Kamili Yoga®, like all true systems of Yoga, is about creating union. Specifically, we work toward union with Self through personal principles, union with others through social principles, and union with Spirit through spiritual principles. These three sets of principles are collectively called Kanuni Tatu, a KiSwahili translation for "The Three Principles." They make up the first tenet of Kamili Yoga®.
The soulful mindfulness practice of Kamili Yoga® is Ibada Kamili, which is KiSwahili for “The Complete Ritual.” The second tenet of Kamili Yoga®, this ritual is a structured meditative practice of five components that brings us into deeper connection with Spirit, ancestors, and our own inner divinity. Another translation is “perfect worship,” which speaks to the essence of this ritual practice.
The third tenet of Kamili Yoga® is Elimu na Hekima, meaning “education and wisdom.” This tenet is about researching rich and diverse Pan-African cultures, both indigenous and post-colonial. Part of the historical struggle of the African continent and diaspora is having our traditions destroyed by colonizers and by slaveholders. In present day we must prioritize re-learning lost knowledge, and reclaim our personal and collective power through the intentional study of our Black legacies and African heritages.
Kamili Collective Membership
Come for the higher Self knowledge.
Stay for the deeper community healing.
The Kamili Collective is an ongoing mentorship cohort exclusively for Black yogis who seek to be students of Kamili Yoga® and want to transform their lives through Pan-African yogic knowledge and wellness.
By joining the collective, you become a part of an interactive learning platform for classes, courses, and discussions that center African education and Black wellbeing. The Kamili Collective is a sacred safe(r) space for dedicated learners who are courageously committed to their soul-centered growth.
If this sounds like you, if this is in alignment with what you are trying to manifest within your life, become an active student and join other like-minded and like-hearted Black yogis who encourage, support, and hold space for each other through community healing and connection.
Expert guidance from Eternity Philops, Founder of Kamili Yoga®
Learn the full system of Kamili Yoga® and how to make it a part of your everyday yogic lifestyle
Unlimited access to all live weekly classes and monthly offerings via Zoom, with recorded replays provided
Sunday "Habari!" posts highlighting Yoga principles, African proverbs, and Black education videos
Weekly teaching, quiz, and journal prompts to encourage consistent and committed engagement with studies
New course material added every month to maintain a consistently growing library for student study
Engage in collaborative learning through comment spaces and activity feeds to discuss course curriculum and teaching material
Curated content and resources on global Black news, African history and culture, Black arts and media, and more
Book of the month discussion posts on selected titles featuring Black authors
Multiple conversation groups dedicated to a variety of discussions on topics beyond the subject of Yoga
Android and iOS apps to stay connected to content through easy and convenient access
- Opportunity to become a certified Kamili Yoga® Community Leader
(additional cost for certification program, launching in 2022)
What's NOT Included:
Ads: There are no pop-up or sponsored ads interrupting your experience or trying to sell you stuff you don't need.
Algorithms: Posts aren't hidden or purposely given low visibility, and your activity isn't tracked or sold to random third parties.
Spam: There is a dedicated space for professionals to share their services and offerings. Outside of that space, promotions are not allowed so that members can focus on education and community.
Hate: We do not tolerate trans-hate, queerphobia, fatphobia, body shaming, colorism, sexism, gender bias, TERFness, "fauxteps", religious bigotry, cultural prejudice, harassment, inappropriate messages, or any other form of oppression.
"Since becoming a part of the Kamili Collective, I'm learning the differences more and more every time we meet. So far, nothing but positive & enlightening experiences. Much different from what I've experienced being in other 'mainstream' yoga classes."
- Linda P.B., South Carolina, USA
"Through the Kamili Collective, I have been able to dive deeper into my own yoga and movement practice, while also learning more about Pan-African history and principles. In a time of chaos throughout the world, the Kamili Collective has provided me with community, and a continued sense of grounded."
- Naadiya H., Maryland, USA
"I am so fortunate to be a part of the Kamili Collective. I have grown so much and it has helped me with my self awareness."
- Edna L., New York, USA
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm new to Yoga. Can I join?
Yes! This is a space for Black yogis of all experience levels, which includes even NO experience. As a community centered around Yoga wellness education, this is the perfect place to begin your Yoga journey!
What is the current schedule for live classes?
Right now, we have the following recurring Zoom classes:
Kamili Classroom Discussion - Every Tuesday at 6:30pm ET, USA
Ibada Kamili: Guided Practice - Every Thursday at 6:30pm ET, USA
Village Vibes: Community Check-In - 1st Sundays at 12:30pm ET, USA
Kemetic Slow Flow: Guided Practice - 3rd Sundays at 12:30pm ET, USA
Recorded replays are uploaded after every class for those who can't attend. As membership grows, more live classes will be added to better accommodate students in various time zones.
Does mentorship include a Yoga teacher certification?
Mentorship does not automatically include a teaching certification. The Kamili Yoga® Community Leader certification program is an additional investment option within the collective for students who are dedicated to mastering Kamili Yoga® in order to teach it to others.
Please note that the certification program is not associated with Yoga Alliance® or any other teacher registry at this time.
Can I join The Kamili Collective if I am not Black?
No. Non-Black yogis and allies who wish to learn the Kamili Yoga® system are encouraged to subscribe to the Kamili Yoga® video app by clicking HERE.
Why not? Isn't that racist?
It is not racist to have Black-centered spaces; it is racism that makes Black-centered spaces necessary.
The Kamili Collective is a safe(r) space that exclusively serves those of Black identity and of Pan-African cultural communities. It is a space to honor the specific experiences that Black people around the world have in societies riddled with anti-Blackness and oppressive systems of institutionalized racism. It is a space for both learning AND healing, and that healing would be undermined by the presence of non-Black folks.
If you are offended by this being a Black-centered healing space, you are encouraged to investigate the true source of that angst and work on putting that energy toward creating a world where spaces such as these are no longer necessary.
I have other questions. Can I contact you?
Yes. Send additional questions via email by clicking HERE!
I'm ready to join! How do I sign up?
Awesome! Below are the membership options to get started. Choose the Full Membership option for monthly or annual payments. Or select the Lifetime Membership for a one-time investment that includes future certification. (Please note that the Lifetime membership option does not currently offer a payment plan.)
It will be an honor to teach you!