Luisah Teish Bio


Yoruba Chief Luisah Teish, a priestess of the West African river goddess Oshun, is an acclaimed spiritual leader as well as author of the witty, provocative and highly acclaimed Jambalaya: The Natural Women's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals, as well as Carnival of the Spirit and Jump Up!. She is a woman of wide-ranging talents - writer, storyteller, educator, performer, ritualist, and playwright, to name only a few. Chief Teish serves as faculty at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, New College of California, and California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a regular guest lecturer at John F. Kennedy University, Naropa Institute, Institute of Noetic Sciences, as well as many other venues, and teaches an ongoing “Soulwork for Sisters” series in Berkeley and Oakland.