The Kamili Collective

A Student Community for Black Yogis to Learn Kamili Yoga® and Pan-African Wholistic Wellness

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.


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Founder & Lead Teacher

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

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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 the KANUNI TATU, a KiSwahili translation for "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 HEKIMAmeaning “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 knowledge.
Stay for the wholistic healing.


The Kamili Collective is exclusively for Black yogis to learn Kamili Yoga® and transform their lives through Pan-African yogic knowledge and wellness. This is an ongoing, community-centered education platform that emphasizes inner growth and healing through collective care. 

Part coaching program and part support group, this interactive network teaches through the lens of African knowledge and Black wellbeing. It is a sacred safe(r) space for dedicated learners who are courageously committed to their soul-centered growth.


THE IDEAL KAMILI COLLECTIVE STUDENT


The Kamili Collective is for the conscious Black yogi who . . . 
  1. Wants to learn and practice Yoga through a decolonized Pan-African lens
  2. Feels drawn to explore the cultural roots of their African ancestry and identity
  3. Strives to live a principled life in relationship with Self, with others, and with Spirit
  4. Believes in the cultural significance and wholistic healing power of rituals
  5. Is dedicated to the daily, diligent, and diverse pursuit of Black education and wisdom
  6. Takes the initiative to further their knowledge by prioritizing time for study
  7. Is an enthusiastic, interactive student who values conversation and connection
  8. Honors their commitment to collective care and support by attending community offerings when able
  9. Upholds safe(r) space for others through being inclusive and caring toward all bodies, faiths, genders, sexualities, cultural heritages, and other intersectional identities
  10. Feels led by Spirit, ancestors, and/or guides that The Kamili Collective is meant for them!

Student Membership Options


INDEPENDENT STUDENT


Great For Students Who Study Best At Their Own Pace.
Low Monthly Subscription. Cancel Any Time.
  • Weekly guidance posts 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
  • Review quizzes and conversation prompts to encourage dedication to yoga studies and engagement with fellow members
  • On-demand study courses with learning material added regularly for an ever-growing lesson library
  • Resource rooms of curated articles about global Black news, wholistic healthy living, Pan-African research, and more
  • Mobile Android and iOS apps to stay connected to content through easy and convenient access
  • Community Study Hall: Monthly gatherings to read, review, and work on learning endeavors in friendly fellowship with other dedicated students
    1st Sundays Each Month | 12:30pm to 1:30pm ET, USA

COHORT STUDENT


Best For Students Who Prefer Interactive Live Teachings.
Choice of Monthly or Annual Subscription.
Includes Independent Student Membership, PLUS . . .
  • Expand your network with other like-minded Black yogis and wellness professionals who are dedicated to learning the Kamili Yoga® system
  • Powerful inner healing through intimate connection, emotional openness, and the transparent sharing of lived experiences in private, cohort-only groups
  • Cohort Study Group: Weekly practice of guided Ibada Kamili, the complete ritual, followed by therapeutic group discussion on Kamili Yoga® system principles.
    Every Tuesday | 7:00pm to 8:30pm ET, USA
  • Wellness Workshops: Interactive teachings exploring various topics of wholistic wellness practices, transformative Self development, and soulful creative expression
    One Sunday Each Month | 12:30pm to 2:30pm ET, USA
  • Access to recorded replays of cohort events for individual study and review

APPRENTICE STUDENT

Exclusively For Students Dedicated To Teaching Kamili Yoga.
One-Time Payment. Lifelong Investment.
Includes ALL Membership Benefits, PLUS . . . 
  • Lifetime membership to the Kamili Collective and all community offerings
  • All-inclusive access for advanced scholarship and practice of Kamili Yoga®
  • Private 1:1 virtual space for direct guidance and accountability check-ins from Eternity Philops, founder of Kamili Yoga®
  • Deep discounts on private 1:1 live coaching sessions upon request
  • Leadership program to formally teach Kamili Yoga® on a community level, with ongoing mentor support throughout teaching journey and beyond
    Program admission requires meeting ALL prerequisites first!
    • Course Modules (subject to change)
      • Understanding of Self through African Psychology and Philosophy
      • The Presence and Essence of Yoga in African Spiritual Traditions
      • Africentric Approaches to Meditation and Inner Peace
      • The Intersection of Yoga with Social Justice for Black Liberation
      • How to Develop and Guide Ibada Kamili Community Practices
      • Business Foundations for Successful Teaching and Leadership
      • Practicums: Research Paper, Recorded Lecture, and Live Teaching
    • Program Prerequisites
      • Consistent participation in discussions and events (live or replays)
      • Full completion of select on-demand study courses
      • Expert memorization of the full Kamili Yoga® system
      • Exemplify all 21 Kamili Yoga® principles within daily life
      • Personal mastery of the Ibada Kamili practice
      • Video application and personal interview for approval

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 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.

Student Testimonials

"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

  1. 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!

  2. Is the leadership program registered with Yoga Alliance?
    The Kamili Yoga® teaching program does not follow the status quo of mainstream studios and cookie-cutter YTT programs. It is an academic-style curriculum that requires students to do deep therapeutic inner work in preparation for community leadership in Black communal spaces like cultural centers, churches, and even in homes. Therefore it is not associated with Yoga Alliance or any other teacher registry.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. I have other questions. Can I contact you?
    Yes. Send additional questions via email by clicking HERE!

  6. I'm ready to join! How do I sign up?
    Awesome! Below are the membership options to get started. (If your preferred membership option is not listed, it may be closed at this time.)

    It will be an honor to guide you!

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