The primal force in me honors the primal force in you.
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It’s Like Honey, Baby…
It’s Like Sugar, Mama…
I love what I see in you.
In Joyful Expansion,
I am Khefri; Renegade Visionary, Mother of Zen, Quantum Muse, Mompreneur, Maternal-Child Advocate, Metaphysical Junkie, Cultural Critic, Vortex Lover, Esoteric Teacher, Dou-la-la-la, Warrior High Priestess, Mantra Chanter, Soul Momma Goddess. I am the founder of Khefri.com and Urban Goddess Lifestyle. I welcome you to take part in the fun and explorative experiences designed to bring Wombanity together in celebration of our most bold, sacred, and sensual selves.
My passions include progressive creative expression, feminine wisdom, birth transformation & preserving the art of the intuitive wise womxn through everyday divine experiences. It is my pleasure to help others unlock the joyful quantum awareness held deep inside our sacred hearts and within the circle of womxnhood.
My lineage has roots grown from birth and story keepers, with my foray into the world of babies and families taking inspiration from my paternal great-grandmother, an African-Indigenous granny midwife from the deep south. I am a Women’s Mysteries Mentor, Birth, Baby, Prenatal Yoga Specialist and Ordained Minister. I delight in sharing my 17 years experience as a women’s yoga teacher, certified prenatal kundalini yoga teacher, certified lactation educator counselor, certified birth and postpartum doula, certified kids yoga teacher, infant care specialist and childbirth educator.
I founded Khefri’s Urban Goddess Lifestyle in 2002 from a little pink and grey craftsman in South Central LA off of Western and King Boulevards. A year before, I had given birth to my son in a water birth, paid for by Medi-cal, with my father holding the flashlight for my midwife as the whole family watched. Yea, that part.
Goddess consciousness wasn’t Instagram-able at that time, but the ancient voice of Mother Earth and my Great-Grandmother was never clearer. I held womxn’s circles in my tiny back house (a she-shed before she-sheds), started doula-ing, and nursed my baby while dreaming of this very moment…
Of you, coming along to connect with the Goddess Posse. I can't wait to meet you and share in the juicy greatness of this very moment.
Love and Light All Ways,
Khefri Riley CLEC, CPYT, CD
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With a thriving private practice, Khefri has taught thousands of moms, families, children and babies the joys of yoga and supported hundreds of women as one of Los Angeles's premiere birth doulas. Through yoga and the creative arts, Khefri has touched the lives of countless children. In turn she has found that it is the children that keep safe human kind's greatest values. Her infant classes have been featured in People Magazine, NBC, CNN and on Fox Ch. 11 News.
Khefri’s is accepting financial donations to ‘The Grandmother Angel Fund’, to honor the legacy of the grandmother midwives in her lineage. The funds will create direct impact by supporting black birth-workers who provide services to the families in their direct communities. Your monetary gifts support Black doulas and educators as they provide birth and postpartum care for Black women, POC, and single mothers in efforts to close the gap in birth disparities within the black community. We believe that Black birth workers should have a living wage to give evidence based services to their community. This fund contributes to their wages and matches doulas of color with parents of color.
Khefri lived in London, England for 10 years where she Co-Founded and served as Executive Producer of Mannafest, a multi-media arts company with a focus on multi-cultural womxn's issues, black poetics and urban youth. As a spoken word artist and writer, her poetry has been published in many anthologies, notably the Woman's Press & Blackwater Review. She has appeared on MTV, BBC, & FOX networks as an entertainer & has over 10 years experience as an international high fashion model & performance poet. Born in Australia, raised in Mid-City Los Angeles and having lived & travelled all over the world since she was 15, she now makes Los Angeles her home once again. She is deeply thankful to her parents, teachers, mentors, guides, ancestors, mothers, those little stars not yet born and The All.
If you wish to find out more about black maternal and infant health, the current disparities and how to help, please support these incredible organizations doing powerful work for black families and reproductive justice:
Interview from Yoga West
YW: How did you find Kundalini Yoga?
Khefri: Although I had been practicing Hatha Yoga and meditation since I was 19, I found Kundalini Yoga 15 years ago during the pregnancy of my son Zen Reign Supreme. Kundalini Yoga became a powerful home to rest my heart. The first time I walked through Yoga West's doors, my son was 6 weeks old and we attended the reunion childbirth education class with Davi Kaur Khalsa. How time has flown. My son will turn a renegade 15 years old this May 3rd.
I can hardly believe that it has been that long since Yoga West has continued to inspire my love of Kundalini Yoga.
We have the ability to create a better world through empowered birth and conscious parenting. We must use our Super Momma Goddess powers that come from “beyond the Earth”! Exciting isn't it! Wahe Guru!
My paternal great-grandmother was an African-Cherokee midwife in the Deep South. She is my ancestral connection to the healing of the divine feminine. In a glamorous past life, I have walked the catwalks of Europe, Japan, and the USA as a young high fashion model. My old high school friend, Tyra Banks, credits me with discovering and encouraging her to model, teaching her how to walk the catwalk and find amazing vintage clothes to sass up her closet with. I have found a ridiculous amount of adventure through couture and innumerable travels across continents.
I lived in London for over 10 years, right across the road from where Jimi Hendrix found his stairway to heaven. Many do not know that I am a published poet and London's first slam poetry performance winner. I directed theatre and rocked many a microphone, performing alongside Run DMC, Michael Franti, and collaborating with famous Hip Hop luminaries along the way. Old school Hip Hop culture and Jazz music is a very important aspect of my young development. I have often found the use of “word sound power”, as my fellow Hip Hop spoken word artists would put it, was the beginning of my love of mantra. It was in my Hip Hop/Jazz years that I read Nada Brahma - The World Is Sound by Joachim-Ernst Berendt. This book prepared me for the powerful discovery of Kundalini Yoga and mantra in my early twenties.