SATURDAY 30 november 2019
SOUTH AFRICA 2019 THEME:
WE AND EARTH ARE ONE
restoring the harmony between humanity & nature
The 3rd Edition of Tounché Global Consciousness Summit will take place on Saturday, 30th November 2019 on sacred land in the idyllic Tulbagh valley 120KM outside of Cape Town, South Africa. The land is located in the Cape Town Energy Vortex considered as the Planetary Gate 12 of the Earth whose primary virtue is “EVERLASTING LIGHT”. It’s also the World Earth Spinner Wheel. A Powerful location perfectly relevant for remembering that WE AND EARTH ARE ONE.
The summit will feature international thought-leaders, wisdom keepers, global experts, spiritual visionaries, healers, storytellers and meditation teachers representing the diversity of the African diaspora and the world.
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from top experts who shared wisdom and real-world experiences, aimed at restoring the harmony between humanity and nature.
TIME: 9AM TO 7:30PM
GUINEVERE PRIVATE FARM, TULBAGH, SOUTH AFRICA
120KM from Cape Town, South Africa
Tounché is taking place on Sacred Land in the idyllic Tulbagh valley on a 95ha private farmhouse quiet escape nestled amongst abundant indigenous fynbos. Immersed in nature and tucked in one of South Africa's most famous and beautiful wine valley, it's the ideal place to celebrate our interbeing with Nature. The backdrop of Tounché will be tranquil breathtaking views of the surrounding nature, mountains and rock pools. The majestic farm is named after Guinevere, Queen and Goddess of the Land.
For more access information and directions to the venue, visit: www.guinevereguestfarm.com
TICKETS: 65 EUROS excluding food & drinks. vendor(s) available on site.
Complementary shuttle from Cape Town for the first 25 people to register for the shuttle.
IMPORTANT: ADD “FREE SHUTTLE” ITEM TO YOUR CART BEFORE CHECKING OUT WHEN BUYING YOUR TICKETS
LINEUP - SOUTH AFRICA 2019
LINEUP IS STILL BEING UPDATED. ONLY CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS ARE LISTED (Alphabetical order).
TICKETS: 65 EUROS EXCLUDES food & drinks. vendor(s) available on site.
Complementary shuttle from Cape Town for the first 25 people to register for the shuttle.
IMPORTANT: ADD “FREE SHUTTLE” ITEM TO YOUR CART BEFORE CHECKING OUT WHEN BUYING YOUR TICKETS
Tounché “Faculty” Biography
ANNETTE MULLER (SOUTH AFRICA)
Annette is a green witch, storyteller and embodiment guide who is passionate about on the ground community outreach and activism. She travels the world offering classes and workshops, sharing her gifts to empower women and restore our connection to the Earth.
CATHERINE CONSTANTINIDES (SOUTH AFRICA)
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR | HUMANITARIAN | EARTH WARRIOR | GLOBAL ACTIVIST I LEADER OF CHANGE
Proudly rooted in her home country of South Africa, Catherine is an international climate activist, human rights defender, trailblazer and agent of change. A 2013 Archbishop Tutu African Oxford Fellow and 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, Catherine’s commitment and passion for social change takes her to the smallest of communities in South Africa, as well as global platforms including the UN, where she currently works as a human rights defender actively engaging in Geneva at the UN Human Rights Council for the world’s most marginalised and vulnerable .
Catherine’s recent work on the issue of the self-determination for the people of Western Sahara has seen her engaged on the ground in the refugee camps in North Africa as well as with political leadership across the continent and around the world to highlight the conflict and lack of political will to address, one of the longest outstanding issues on the UN Security Council agenda. She travels extensively across the continent, and to all corners of the world to speak about citizenship, social justice, active citizens, people & planet and the role of leadership, with a special focus on the empowerment of women and children. In November 2017 she was an invited panelist at the inaugural Obama Summit hosted by former President Barack Obama, in Chicago. She has been the resident judge and mentor on the highly acclaimed reality TV series; ‘One Day Leader’, a show aimed at empowering South African youth, challenging their critical thinking skills and harnessing their ability as leaders in their communities. She has been featured in numerous publications and on TV and radio shows as a thought leader, and also contributes to Huffington Post, Daily Maverick and other platforms.
In 2015 she was named one of South Africa’s 21 Icons for a campaign highlighting remarkable young South Africans who will move the country forward. In 2016 the South African Government and Department of International Relations (DIRCO) honoured her with an UBUNTU Award, celebrating South Africans who play a part in portraying a positive image of South Africa, internationally and who are committed to building the continent through diplomacy. She has been celebrated for excellence in the fields of entrepreneurship and business, and in 2018 was ranked as one of the top 100 Most Influential Young Africans, and placed Top 10 in her category of Social Entrepreneur and Philanthropy. In 2018 as the world celebrates the iconic former Statesman, Nelson Mandela, Catherine has been dubbed as one of the 100 Young Mandela’s of the Future.
Amid all of her commitments, Catherine remains active in Generation Earth, a UN Environment endorsed platform that she co-founded at the beginning of her career. Generation Earth targets the youth of Southern Africa and uses issues of environmental impact, climate change, water and waste as key focus areas to drive sustainable change.
MARCIA AYACABA (EQUATORIAL GUINEA/SWITZERLAND)
Marcia is a Talent Development executive, a professional trainer and facilitator who helps organizations and individuals connect the dots to uncover their blind spots and accelerate the unfolding of their potential.
Marcia has spend most of her professional career in big corporate, using her passion for people and strong belief in the power of inclusiveness to affect the environments she works in. She has lead award winning initiatives to drive inclusiveness and engagement in Fortune 500 companies while delivering on cross-functional business objectives.
She has also supported many individuals on their personal and spiritual journeys, with her unique approach blending modern and traditional tools, western and African philosophy, compassionate and no-non sense feedback. And although she is a lover of change, she has deep respect for ancestral wisdom and their healing powers.
Marcia is a continuous learner who is blessed to be surrounded by amazing teachers, her masters being her three very expressive children.
MAX IMANA (JAMAICA/AUSTRALIA)
Energy Healer, Body Worker, Qi Gong Practitioner. Specializing in Men’s Health, Empowerment & Leadership.
I am an Energy Healer/Body Shaman & Qi Gong Practitioner, who has practiced Remedial Massage, muscle balancing, injury prevention and recovery for over 6 years. Using massage, movement, meditation, alternative healing modalities and energy medicine; I offer my clients mental, physical, energetic healing and Empowerment. Teaching people how to improve awareness, strength and mobility in their bodies to enable them to be more grounded and present in their lives. Also specializing is men's health, healing and initiation.
I was born in Jamaica where I had a very happy and fulfilling childhood, before moving to Australia with my family at 11 years old. I always knew it was my calling to be of service to the people in health and spirituality but unfortunately, I lost sight of myself during this period where I experienced traumatic family breakdown and disconnect. I developed a deep lack of selflove and acceptance.
By the time I finished high school I was lost in world of drugs and partying, not really knowing who I was or how to express myself fully. My drug and alcohol abuse spiralled out of control by my early 20's. At the age of 25 in a deep state of depression, I finally had the epiphany needed to turn my life around. I began my personal transformation journey with competitive boxing, while studying massage and enrolling in workshops and courses to heal myself mentally, physically and energetically. This lead to many awakenings to self and the realignment of my passion for healing and being of service to the people.
MELISSA BARTHOLOMEW (USA)
Melissa Wood Bartholomew is a racial justice and healing practitioner committed to a multidisciplinary approach to healing justice that is rooted in the African philosophy of Ubuntu, restorative justice, and the ethic of love. After practicing law for nearly 10 years, she realized that the law could not facilitate the heart changes required to eradicate racism from individuals and systems. Her commitment to eradicating racism and healing from its effects through multidisciplinary strategies emerges from her experiences as a public interest attorney, a mediator, a minister, and social worker. Melissa is a Racial Justice Fellow at Harvard Divinity School, and an Instructor in Ministry at HDS, where she received her Master of Divinity. She received her MSW from Boston College School of Social Work where she is completing her PhD and will begin teaching Diversity & Cross-Cultural Issues in the fall. Her research interests include the impact of racism, incarceration, and other systems of oppression on the mental health of African Africans, and the role of spirituality in their resilience. She is also an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School where she co-facilitates a Restorative Justice course that she co-designed. Melissa facilitates love-centered racial healing workshops utilizing her framework Healers of the Wound: Healing Racism from the Inside Out.
NEHANDA YEMAYA (ZIMBABWE)
Speaker, Actress/ Performing Artist, Energy Healing Practitioner, Spiritual Teacher specialising in Womens Health, Empowerment , Activism and Leadership.
I am a Speaker, Actress/ Performing Artist, Energy Healer - Shaman and Spiritual, Teacher that founded a movement and brand called OSHUN LILITH that provides healing services, products, ancient wisdom and teachings that support women to reclaim their inner power, heal and transform their lives so they can be better leaders, visionaries, revolutionaries and active members of society.
I was inspired to create this business from my own healing journey as an African women and creative who was deeply traumatised since childhood from sexual trauma abuse and being heavily suppressed in my feminine expression and voice from growing up in a patriarchal society. I had an eventual mental and physical breakdown, suffering from severe depression, regular suicidal thoughts, drug addiction, obesity. My life was chaotic and I had nearly given up on myself until I had a radical realisation I was not going to be a victim anymore and that I was creating my own pain and suffering by not healing and learning to love and honour myself as a human being.
On my healing journey I discovered alternative healing modalities that African ancestors and other indigenous people such as the Australian Aboriginals used to heal in ancient times of crisis. Which was congruent with how I managed to heal myself and change my life from a traumatised and dissatisfied I.T professional to a passionate creative and leader in women’s wellness and healing. I believe in order to harness our true potential and inner power we must not put limits on ourselves , we must face our adversity and embark on a journey of self discovery and self love.
RACHEL NYARADZO ADAMS (ZIMBABWE)
Leadership practitioner, ontological coach, mentor and speaker.
Rachel Nyaradzo Adams, has been coaching and developing high-impact leaders her entire professional career. Frustrated by the constant criticism of poor leadership on the continent, and equipped with leadership tools from some of the best institutions known to the world, Rachel has merged her frustration with her expertise in leadership development to help leaders transform themselves and their environments.
Having trained and worked in top institutions across the world including McKinsey, Yale, Allan Gray Orbis and Newfield, Rachel understands the business of excellence in leadership quite intimately. Her ambition is to transform and empower emerging African leaders with tools to accelerate their own development and that of their environments.
Rachel is known for being razor-sharp at identifying the leadership gaps in an individual or an environment and enabling individuals and teams to create the leadership solutions that can transform them and their environments. She has received numerous awards for leadership and academic excellence including the Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship, the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship, the Mellon Mays Leadership and Service Award, the Mellon Mays Scholarship and the Felix Scholarship.
She read for her Masters at the University of Oxford (St. Anthony’s College) and for her undergraduate and Honours degrees at the University of Cape Town.
SARAH COLLINS (SOUTH AFRICA)
Inventor, CEO and equality innovator Sarah Collins is best known as the creator of the Wonderbag, a globally conscious 1-for-1 social enterprise. Over the past 11 years over 1.5million Wonderbags have been activated in the Developed and Developing (majority) world. Sarah’s extreme dedication, resilience and determination has earned her Fortune Magazine’s Top 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Oprah’s African Heroines, Fair Lady’s prestigious Woman of the Future Award and in 2019 she graced the front cover of Forbes Africa Women Magazine as one of Africa’s top six wealth creators on the continent.
The Wonderbag is a simple but revolutionary, non-electric portable slow cooker. The South African invention is saving lives from smoke inhalation, combating deforestation, providing time for women to work and for children to go to school and preventing rape (82% of rapes happen while gathering firewood). Bill Gates, Chelsea Clinton, Jane Goodall and many other dignitaries and world leaders have lauded Wonderbag as a game changer.
Wonderbag was accredited by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and awarded 1st place in the Climate Change Leadership Awards and Eskom’s 2012 Innovation Award. In late 2018 Wonderbag made the acclaimed list for TIME Magazine’s Genius Companies issue alongside other companies like Apple, Occulus and Amazon. The proudly South African product and company also more recently earned itself further international acclaim by being included in the London Stock Exchange Group’s second edition and 2019 report for ‘Companies to Inspire Africa’, which identified Africa’s leading private companies with the most inspiring stories and strongest growth potential.
Sarah is a fierce advocate for opportunity and agency for women and families in Africa and around the world. Sarah’s impact as a CEO and advocate for women and families has led to her speaking at the 2014 Davos World Economic Forum, The Global Alliance in New York, The UN Social Good Summit, The Royal Geographic Society in London, The Eye On Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi and more. With over 10 years perfecting a unique 1 for 1 international business model, Sarah is known as the founder of Globally Conscious Capitalism, a movement which offers a fresh blueprint for aid agencies and the business community to work together in innovative ways that uphold human rights, honour human dignity and build sustainable economies.
After leading initiatives in this area for over 10 years, with successful partnerships with major corporations such as Unilever, Pfizer and Microsoft, Sarah current focus is to invite the global business community to participate in an alliance. The Alliance For Globally Conscious Capitalism is a call to action for businesses and aid agencies to come together under a common belief: the best global business models of the future will sell responsible, solution-oriented products and services and will scale ethically through human centred market entry and participation.
SILFATH PINTO (BENIN)
Silfath Pinto has spent the last 10 years supporting men and women in stepping into their brilliance and becoming happiness alchemists. She creates transformational experiences through her LuminEssence methodology, an unique fusion of Energy Medicine, Movement Therapy and Cellular Reprograming, which fosters deep shifts at a cellular level, clearing wounds, patterns and beliefs that are preventing us from living to the fullest of our potential.
Silfath offerings focus on 4 main areas: somatic intelligence (healing the body), sacred relationships, life purpose/divine mission and feminine awakening. Her clients have experience beautiful paradigm shifts: from changing jobs to starting a new career, from letting go of past hurt to moving to a new city, from meeting their soulmate to improving relationships, from losing weight to flourishing in radical self-love. They call Silfath an energy shifter, a medicine woman, an adorable giggler and magic maker.
In her passionate quest to empower men and women to create uplifting and lasting changes, Silfath is constantly researching and growing in the fields of Energy Alchemy, Quantum Physics and Epigenetics. She has trained in various transformative modalities including Yin Yoga, Movement Therapy, Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing, NLP, Theta Healing® and Reiki.
SIMON JONGENOTTER (THE NETHERLANDS)
Simon Jongenotter is a chef, Earth tender, healing facilitator and inspirational speaker on a mission to connect and empower people through their relationship to themselves, each other, the planet and his big passion: food.
He travelled and lived in various countries for the past 20 years, exploring existence by moving out of his comfort zone into hectic restaurant kitchens, remote jungles, busy cities and a 5 year stint at a silent retreat center in rural Bali. He found a home, inside himself, through meditation, breathwork and energy healing.
Driven by a deep love for all living beings, and a raging grief around the way we, as humans, treat our precious Mother Earth, Simon dedicates his life to facilitating growth and healing. He’s convinced that we can create a paradise for all living beings, if only we find our way back home to the sacred ways of Mother Nature.
He created the New Earth Cooking school in rural Bali, surrounded by a true food forest which he and the Indonesian team of food heroes planted and cares for since his move there in 2013. People from all over the world come there to explore and heal their relationship with themselves and Earth as Simon teaches a unique style of food he calls ‘New Earth Cooking’ (www.newearthcooking.com) He also co created a restaurant called ‘Zest’ which uses only local, plant based ingredients. (www.zestubud.com)
He travels regularly to share workshops, Earth circles and healing sessions. Besides that he consults for restaurant kitchens around the world.
SWAADY MARTIN (COTE D’IVOIRE/FRANCE/USA)
Swaady Martin is the founder of TOUNCHE. She is a serial entrepreneur, published author and former corporate executive at GE, where for 10 years she had various roles across the world. She was part of the pioneering Africa Dream Team and drove the expansion of GE’s portfolio of businesses across Africa by developing the 1st Africa Growth Playbooks for all GE businesses. In her last role at GE, she was the acting-CEO for GE South Africa Technologies and Director for GE Transportation for Sub- Saharan Africa. In 2012, she followed her entrepreneurial aspirations and created one of Africa’s most admired brands, YSWARA, a socially-conscious gourmet tea company contributing to the reversal of the African commodity trap and promoting Africa’s rich culture. YSWARA has received numerous awards and recognitions for its excellence and was the first African food brand to be retailed at the prestigious Selfridges and Harrods. In 2017, Swaady launched SHIFT WITHIN, a platform offering online & offline personal development courses and events to promote Africa’s inner revolution, including the annual Tounché Global Consciousness Summit. To date, more than 600 people have had transformative life experiences through SHIFT WITHIN programs and events. Profiled extensively in the media, from Forbes to CNN, BBC and Monocle, Swaady has made several magazine covers, received numerous awards including named to the Forbes and O Power Lists for Africa. She is a sought-after inspirational speaker, African fashion icon (Named GLAMOUR magazine Most GLAMOURous 2016) and a published author of spiritual tales for children.
THEBE IKALAFENG (SOUTH AFRICA)
Thebe Ikalafeng is arguably the foremost global African branding authority. In a distinguished corporate career which started at Colgate Palmolive in New York and concluded as chief marketing officer for NIKE for Africa, he won over 75 awards in branding and marketing communication globally. He is the founder of the award-winning Brand Leadership Group and has worked on over 100 corporate, nation and political brands across Africa . Brand Leadership has been recognized by Fin Week Magazine as “Marketing Services Agency of the Year” in 2008 and was inducted into the Rebrand “Hall of Fame” for Excellence in Branding in 2015. A fellow of the Institute of Directors, Ikalafeng is a non-executive director at South African Tourism, Mercantile Bank Group, Cartrack and WWF South Africa. He has held directorships in the public and private sector, including Brand South Africa, Foodcorp and Nike South Africa. He has been recognized by New African Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans . He founded Brand Africa, an inter-generational movement to create a positive image of Africa, celebrate its diversity and drive its competitiveness and Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands, the only pan- African research and ranking of brands in Africa, to promote excellence in building brands in Africa. He is widely quoted and consulted globally as the pre-eminent authority on brands and branding in Africa. He has judged awards on design, branding and leadership globally, including the Red Dot Design awards in Germany and St. Gallen Symposium ‘Wings of Excellence’ in Switzerland. He has served as the inaugural vice-chairman of the Brand Council of Southern Africa and as the first indigenous African chairman of the Loeries. Ikalafeng holds BSc and MBA degrees from Marquette University in the USA, completed executive education at Wits Business School in South Africa and Harvard Business School in the US, and is a Chartered Marketer (SA). He has summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa and Mount Elbrus in Russia, the highest mountain in Europe. An avid traveller he has been to over 100 countries globally. He is an Afro optimist and passionate champion of ‘Made in Africa’ global excellence. He has been to every country in Africa. He writes, speaks and consults on Africa-focused branding, leadership and related matters.