Yeyefini Efunbolade's Bio

Master Teacher and Self Empowerment Workshop (SEW) Facilitator, Yeyefini Efunbolade is a dynamic, internationally sought after, author, spiritual life coach, diviner, spiritual reader, and counselor.

A bi-lingual African Latina, Yeyefini has over 40 years of experience utilizing a variety of unique healing methods that inspire spiritual rejuvenation, heal negative thought patterns and eliminate blockages resulting from personal challenges.

Yeyefini is a shape-shifter and light-worker who understands the limitless potential of spirit, its complexity, and its ever-evolving nature. She is committed to communicating through spirit to reveal an inner-working of her clients needs, meeting them wherever they are on their journey and guiding them towards fully acknowledging and embracing the power of their mind and spirit. It is through this realization that change is ushered, the spirit begins to remember its purpose and transformation happens!

Iyalode Yeyefini Efunbolade is an ordained priestess in the Yoruba/ Ifa spiritual practice for over 45 years. She ordains and trains priests and priestesses in both Ifa and Lukumi systems. As a renown, respected diviner, spiritual healer, workshop facilitator, and scholar on Yoruba culture and religion she travels to conduct classes and training all over the world.

Yeyefini's vivacious and loving personally leaves you feeling that you've known her all of your life.
Yeyefini was one of the founders of Oyo Tunji African Village in Sheldon SC. She is the proud mother of 3 successful children and 6 grandchildren. She has initiated, ordained, trained and mentored well over 150 godchildren in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

She is the Director of the International Institute of African Studies and Knowledge Inc. and President of Balanced Living Inc. Based in Florida USA


Spiritual Coaching

Spiritual life coaching is a holistic approach to total wellness that utilizes spiritual consultations and mentoring. For over 43 years as an ordained Obatala priestess in Ifa and Lukumi, she has assisted her clients in empowering and transformative services. She integrates the body, mind and spirit to ensure greater success in all areas of life.
The coaching process begins with a spiritual Consultation/Reading with Merindinlogun Cowries which she uses to connect to the Spirits/Energy of Orisa

For the best results, it is recommended that each individual schedule a one hour session for an in person or via telephone session Contact Yeyefini today to schedule your personal spiritual consultation/readings

$75.00 one hour sessions

$50.00 for half an hour session

Cultural Consultant

As a cultural consultant, Yeyefini provides her clients with a comprehensive source of culturally relevant information for their unique needs. She plans cultural events that are authentic, thought provoking and fun.

These events include cultural conferences of all sizes, family reunions, naming ceremonies, gala events and anything in between!

Life Coaching

Yeyefini helps individuals reach holistic wellness – emotional, mental, physical and financial – through life coaching. You will gain the following through life coaching with Yeyefini:

  • Improve your personal connections through relationship consultations.
  • Gain professional success by finding your best career path.
  • Raise happy and balanced children regardless of their personal challenges.
  • Ways to repair, cleanse and detoxify your body and mind.
  • How to use ‘spiritual laws’ to create ‘real world’ abundance.
  • Ways to recondition your mind, body and spirit for ‘automatic’ abundance.

African Ministerial Services

Yeyefini also performs wedding ceremonies. She combines her vast knowledge of ancient African philosophy with the needs and desires of modern-day couples.

This includes extensive premarital counseling and a consultation of the couples’ spiritual energies. Yeyefini then creates a special and unique ceremony for the bride and groom.

Ongoing Classes

Introduction to African Spirituality
Introduction to the world view of the culture, tradition and sociology from an African perception.

Introduction to Rituals?
Introduction of how to create balance, shift energy and harmony in your life by using elements of nature. How, when and where to use offensive and defensive rituals for safety and success in one’s life

Introduction to Ancestor Reverence
Introduction to the power of your ancestors, personal guides and the value of communicating with them. How to create and maintain a sacred space for Ancestors

Introduction to Coconut (Obi) Divination
Learn to use coconut shell divination and Obi Kola nut as a tool for gaining insight by communicating and interacting with spirit.

Introduction to Meditation
Introduction to the practice of raising one’s consciousness for the purpose of achieving self-mastery. Through breathing, visualization and intention you witness your connection to spirit.

Journaling as a Tool for Spiritual Growth
This class will cover all aspects of journaling as a tool for spiritual growth and enlightenment by examining journal entries and using the information to determine practical real life applications.

Introduction to Spiritual Cosmologies
An introduction to the understanding of who we are as human beings, who and what God is, and the plan used to guide individuals to their true destinies here on earth. How to use colors, gems, phases of the moon, days of the week, months of the year as a way to magnetize your everyday life experiences.

For more information on registration and scheduling of the Self Empowerment classes, please contact Efunlayo via phone at 954-612-0627 or email at

Class Fees are $60.00 per 2 hour class. Pay in advanced for a 15% discount for a total discount cost of $357.00

If you decide to take both the Mediumship training class and the SEI class, you will receive (1) free Mediumship class and (1) free reading from Yeyefini.

Make payments via paypal using or call Efunlayo at 954-612-0627 for other arrangements. When registering for classes please include your name, address, email address, phone number, and the class you are registering for.


A Few Testimonials About Yeyefini..

"I had decided to prepare a meal for my ancestors. My father loved pinto beans so I had pinto beans and rice. Alanla told me about whiskey and coffee. Mom loved coffee. So, I had purchased flowers, put the additional ancestors pictures on the altar, placed the whiskey, beans and rice, coffee candles and water. I sat down in front and just told them how I was feeling, my concerns, worries and asked that they intervene. I also told them that I was uncertain about what to do--what to ask for, my role. I then began to experience images of the people on the altar (memories of my interactions with them). At one point I felt the urge to play music which I did. Mom's mom and mom loved Duke Ellington, Erroll Garner and for my younger ancerstor (which included my brother Michael) I played some Earth, Wind and Fire."

"Boy oh boy, it was a celebration going on!!! I don't know if word can describe how I felt nor can they adquately describe what went on..I was so uplifted, so grateful, so comforted, so loved, so ecstatic. I had told Mom and Dad before that I would prepare a meal for the ancestors at least once per month (knowing that would allow me to do it more often if led to do so), and I didn't know what to do at this time. But it felt that I was guided as I built up the altar, then decided to prepare this meal. The activities leading up to that moment was fun but the real fun was the actual celebration. I was guided! I felt the energy of my ancestors!!"

"While I asked for their intervention for Akilah; I felt the urge to also ask for intervention for my brothers son (whose name is also Michael); so I did. Do you know that this child sent me a New Years greeting via text? He has not done this in years."

"So, Yeye, I am a convert to my ancestor altar. Thank you so much for your guidance and the elevated meditation ritual! I'm excited about re-establishing or establishing my relationships, communicating, discovering and experiencing this relationship with my ancestors. Thank You......"

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Dear Obatala Lives Potential Attendee;

CELEBRATING THE OBATALA IN YOU! The World Obatala Conference and Festival is a sacred, dynamic, and transformative event you don’t want to miss! I attended this year’s ceremony and my life has not been the same physically, emotionally or spiritually. January 13-23, 2017 is the date for next year’s celebration in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Many of you have indicated interest in the 2017 Obatala Lives tour to Nigeria for the Annual Obatala Festival in Ile Ife, Nigeria. As I am sure you know the deposit deadline has passed. For those who have paid we thank you for helping the process. Although many have expressed interest in this tour the low number paid deposits has forced us to make a number of major changes to the package. If you are still seriously interested in this trip note the following adjustments to the original tour package, changes are effective immediately.

1. New dates: January 12 to January 23 , 2017

2. You will need to schedule and pay for your own airline reservations.

If you would like assistance we are happy to refer you to our agent at AAA Travel. Let us know via email that you wish to work with our agent so that we can add your name to his list and give you his contact information. By making your own air travel arrangements you may choose your own schedule and any special accommodations such as premium seats, etc. Upon purchasing your ticket send us an email with your flight itinerary so that we can continue with the planning of your trip. Our travel agent highly recommends that you purchase flight insurance and travel insurance.

You will need to arrive in Ile Ife, Nigeria no later than January 12, 2017 as our scheduled activities begin on January 13th.

3. NEW tour package $1,600.00 includes:

  • Hotel reservations in Ile Ife for 10 days.
  • Airport transportation from Lagos to Ile Ife if you arrive on January 12th and depart on January 23.
  • Entry and transportation to the Obatala Conference on schedule dates.
  • Ground transportation to scheduled tour sites as listed.

    New tour payment plan:

    · July 1, 2016……Non refundable deposit….$200.00.

    To hold your spot there will be no exceptions to this deposit payment date.

    · September 28, 2016……………$700.00

    · November 28, 2016…………….$700.00 final payment.

Make your payments to Paypal or send money order made payable to Obatala Lives mail to Yeyefini Efunbolade P.O. Box 223371 Hollywood, Fl. 33023.

Payments are partially refundable prior to November 1, 2016 excluding the initial deposit.

Scheduled tours will be conducted by Arelagbayi Home of Yoruba Traditional Arts Gallery & Tours Company.

a) Osun River Grove, Osogbo, Osun State , Nigeria

b) Gbagi Market, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

c) Erinijesha Water Fall

d) The Ooni’s Palace

e) Obatala Holy Temple Iranje Idita, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

f) Shrine of Yemolu

and other historic sites

Document Requirements:
US passport and Nigerian Visa (U.S. Passport cost: $135, Nigerian Visa cost: $260) Please note: Passport and Visa applications and fees are your responsibility.

Vaccination Requirements:
Yellow Fever (mandatory) (Recommended vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, and Typhoid) Vaccination fees are your responsibility.

Please note that all listed prices are subject to change. If you have any questions email us at or call Iyalode Yeyefini Efunbolade at 888-419-5848



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