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 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 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 Mentorships
Come for the higher knowledge.
Stay for the wholistic healing.
The Kamili Collective is an ongoing, community-based mentorship program exclusively for Black yogis to learn Kamili Yoga® and transform their lives through Pan-African yogic knowledge and wellness. Part teaching platform and part support group, this interactive network centers African education and Black wellbeing, It is a sacred safe(r) space for dedicated learners who are courageously committed to their soul-centered growth.
Choice of $10, $15, or $25 Monthly
Weekly mentorship 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 participation with yoga studies and engagement with fellow members
On-demand study courses with learning material added regularly for an ever-growing lesson library
Collaborative learning opportunities through course activity feeds and comment spaces to discuss subject matter and materials
Curated content posts on global Black news, Pan-African history and culture, Black arts and media, and more
Discussion rooms to converse with fellow members about wholistic health, professional offerings, book of the month, and more
Mobile Android and iOS apps to stay connected to content through easy and convenient access
$50 Monthly or $500 Annually
Includes Student Mentorship, PLUS . . .
Weekly live virtual classes to receive direct teaching and guidance from Eternity Philops, founder of Kamili Yoga®
Kamili Classroom Discussion: Learning lectures and therapeutic group conversation on Kamili Yoga® principles | Tuesdays at 7:00pm ET, USA
Ibada Kamili Guided Practice: Engage in meditative ritual each week with post-practice journaling and chat | Thursdays at 7:00pm ET, USA
Experience communal healing through intimate connection, emotional openness, and the transparent sharing of lived experiences during live classes
Access to recorded replays of all past classes for individual study and review
Includes ALL Mentorship Benefits, PLUS . . .
Lifetime all-inclusive membership to the Kamili Collective and all future offerings with no further payments or subscriptions
Exclusive discounts on 1:1 private sessions with Eternity Philops, founder of Kamili Yoga®
Access to certification program to become a Kamili Yoga® Community Leader with continuous mentor support throughout teaching journey
- Study Modules (subject to change):
- Understanding of Self through Black Psychology
- The Essence of Yoga in African Philosophies and 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:
- Participation in mentorship posts and classes (live or replays)
- 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.
"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!
Is the certification program registered with Yoga Alliance?
Kamili Yoga® certification does not follow the status quo of mainstream studios and cookie-cutter YTT programs. It is an academic 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 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. (If your preferred membership option is not listed, it may be closed at this time.)
It will be an honor to guide you!