Inaugural event that took place on Saturday 1 December 2018

SOUTH AFRICA 2018 THEME:

UNITING IN A POLARIZED WORLD

heal the divide & craft a vision of a depolarized world

The inaugural Tounché Sacred Leadership Summit took place on Saturday, December 1st 2018 on the sacred land of the Cradle of Humankind at Nirox Sculpture Park. The event attracted people from all around the world.

The summit featured 40 international thought-leaders, wisdom keepers, global experts, spiritual visionaries, healers, storytellers and meditation teachers representing the diversity of the African diaspora and the world. 

The 200+ attendees had the opportunity to interact with and learn from top experts who shared wisdom and real-world experiences, aimed at healing the divide and setting a new tone of engagement for dealing with our differences and pains. We explored topics such as: uniting through race relations, releasing fears, gender relations, and how to connect despite different belief systems.


VENUE

CRADLE OF HUMANKIND, SOUTH AFRICA

The inaugural Tounché took place in the sacred place where all of humankind originated: the Cradle of Humankind UNESCO World Heritage site, located 1 hour outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. In this 47 000-hectare site of rolling hills and valleys researchers have discovered the most comprehensive evidence of the origins of humanity and its place within nature.  The land is deeply etched with the passage of time, fostering a place of enquiry and discovery - contemplation and reflection - inviting universal pilgrimage to restore our connection to nature and nurture our innermost selves

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Photo Gallery


LINEUP - SOUTH AFRICA 2018

PRINCE EA (USA)   Activist, spoken word artist, director, and content creator. Oprah SuperSoul 100

PRINCE EA (USA)

Activist, spoken word artist, director, and content creator. Oprah SuperSoul 100

WENDY LUHABE (SOUTH AFRICA)   Social entrepreneur, women's economic activist, and thought leader

WENDY LUHABE (SOUTH AFRICA)

Social entrepreneur, women's economic activist, and thought leader

NIKKI WALTON (USA)   Licensed psychotherapist, bestselling author, television personality, and industry-disrupting lifestyle and beauty blogger.

NIKKI WALTON (USA)

Licensed psychotherapist, bestselling author, television personality, and industry-disrupting lifestyle and beauty blogger.

HAIFA BESEISSO (UAE/PALESTINE)   Diversity activist, YouTube star, and social media influencer

HAIFA BESEISSO (UAE/PALESTINE)

Diversity activist, YouTube star, and social media influencer

ALEX KAUFMANN (BAHAMAS/AUSTRIA)   Yoga instructor, body positivity activist, and selflove advocate

ALEX KAUFMANN (BAHAMAS/AUSTRIA)

Yoga instructor, body positivity activist, and selflove advocate

RACHEL NIARADZO ADAMS (ZIMBABWE)   Leadership practitioner, ontological coach, mentor, and speaker

RACHEL NIARADZO ADAMS (ZIMBABWE)

Leadership practitioner, ontological coach, mentor, and speaker

DR ELA MANGA (SOUTH AFRICA)   Integrated medical doctor, Author, Founder of BREATHWORK AFRICA

DR ELA MANGA (SOUTH AFRICA)

Integrated medical doctor, Author, Founder of BREATHWORK AFRICA

JOSINA Z. MACHEL (MOZAMBIQUE)   Gender-based and domestic abuse activist, Founder and director of Kuhluka Movement and Protect Her Life

JOSINA Z. MACHEL (MOZAMBIQUE)

Gender-based and domestic abuse activist, Founder and director of Kuhluka Movement and Protect Her Life

BANESA TSEKI (LESOTHO)   Entrepreneur, yoga studio co-owner and yoga instructor, Tounché Africa event partner

BANESA TSEKI (LESOTHO)

Entrepreneur, yoga studio co-owner and yoga instructor, Tounché Africa event partner

SILFATH PINTO (BENIN)   Mindset reprogramming and energy healing practitioner, movement therapist, and feminine wisdom teacher

SILFATH PINTO (BENIN)

Mindset reprogramming and energy healing practitioner, movement therapist, and feminine wisdom teacher

SIMON JONGENOTTER (THE NETHERLANDS)   Chef/co-creator of Zest Ubud, the food at Bali Silent Retreat, food forest custodian and founder of the New Earth Cooking School

SIMON JONGENOTTER (THE NETHERLANDS)

Chef/co-creator of Zest Ubud, the food at Bali Silent Retreat, food forest custodian and founder of the New Earth Cooking School

ZENJI (USA)   Meditation teacher, Spiritual life coach, Satsang Leader, Founder of ALL IS SELF NGO

ZENJI (USA)

Meditation teacher, Spiritual life coach, Satsang Leader, Founder of ALL IS SELF NGO

ART COMES FIRST (HANA/ANGOLA/UK)   One of the most dynamic creative duos in the fashion industry

ART COMES FIRST (HANA/ANGOLA/UK)

One of the most dynamic creative duos in the fashion industry

PIERRE-CHRISTOPHE GAM (CAMEROON/CHAD)   Artist, Art Director, Activist

PIERRE-CHRISTOPHE GAM (CAMEROON/CHAD)

Artist, Art Director, Activist

EZRIYAH BEN ERNST (USA)   Fear paradigm release therapy practitioner

EZRIYAH BEN ERNST (USA)

Fear paradigm release therapy practitioner

GIVEN PRINCESS SKHOSANA (SOUTH AFRICA)   Alumna of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, Abuse against women Activist, The Silent Protest Ambassador

GIVEN PRINCESS SKHOSANA (SOUTH AFRICA)

Alumna of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, Abuse against women Activist, The Silent Protest Ambassador

ANN STEWART (SOUTH AFRICA)   Mentor, writer, speaker and member of Kundalini Africa Rising (KAR)

ANN STEWART (SOUTH AFRICA)

Mentor, writer, speaker and member of Kundalini Africa Rising (KAR)

ANESU (SOUTH AFRICA)   Medical doctor, studio owner and yoga instructor

ANESU (SOUTH AFRICA)

Medical doctor, studio owner and yoga instructor

KYLA JADE MC NULTY (SOUTH AFRICA)   Certified level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher

KYLA JADE MC NULTY (SOUTH AFRICA)

Certified level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher

PATRICIA WITVOET (FRANCE)   Certified level 2 Kundalini Yoga teacher

PATRICIA WITVOET (FRANCE)

Certified level 2 Kundalini Yoga teacher

REFILOE NYONI (SOUTH AFRICA)   Registered yoga teacher who trained under the Absolute Yoga Academy

REFILOE NYONI (SOUTH AFRICA)

Registered yoga teacher who trained under the Absolute Yoga Academy

LEBO NKE (SOUTH AFRICA)   Partnerships and Advocacy Executive at Harambee, Yoga Teacher

LEBO NKE (SOUTH AFRICA)

Partnerships and Advocacy Executive at Harambee, Yoga Teacher

TARIN CALMEYER (SOUTH AFRICA)   Health and wellness coach and yoga teacher

TARIN CALMEYER (SOUTH AFRICA)

Health and wellness coach and yoga teacher

LEE MOODLEY (SOUTH AFRICA)   Budokon, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative Yoga teacher

LEE MOODLEY (SOUTH AFRICA)

Budokon, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative Yoga teacher