With a CAN DO Attitude, raise the Funds you Need!

Shanti-Chi run sponsored walks to help raise funds for our unfunded yet essential retreats. Join us to raise funds for you, or someone else. Read on... Divine energy

Why a Shanti-Chi 

Holistic Retreat


It is an opportunity to spend quality time with mother nature at one of these specially designed weekend retreats inspired by the need to nurture in nature. Choose from Walking Weekends away, Family Retreats, Rise of the Feminine Energy, Storytelling Festival & The Griot Way Training - To build self esteem and confidence, to preserve, conserve and promote the oral traditions, to lively up we self and full joy the abundance life has to offer.  


If you think you can not afford empowerment, think again. We have a CAN DO ATTITUDE! When we pull our ideas together, resources and skills to help ourselves we create real opportunities for ourselves, our children and our community.


We encourage you to take the sponsorship form and ask everyone that surrounds you: friends, family, children, neighbours, work colleagues - everyone and anyone you dare, to support you in this adventure.


Remember to collect the money on the spot with a promise to complete the sponsored walk. You will receive a certificate on completion.


The sponsored walk is the event Shanti-Chi provide to support your fundraising efforts. 


Self Reliance is the key to empowerment, betterment and the manifestation of any vision you may have!


Lets practice self reliance from here on in! Join us and our can do attitude!


There other ways you can fundraise. Just think about what you are good at.

  • cake baking

  • cleaning

  • cycling

  • gardening

  • smoothie making

  • massage

  • ironing

  • babysitting

  • whatever skill you have put it to good use to raise funds for one of our powerful retreats


Look forward to making magic!


Practice UJAMAA - cooperative economics: To build and maintain our own shops, stores and businesses and to profit from them together!


The walk will be led by Griot Chinyere, qualified expedition leader and professional storyteller, who uses storytelling in nature as an empowerment tool for leadership and healing within the community.


Sponsored walks will usually be about 10 kilometers. We Set a nice steady pace! We will meet at 9am at designated point. We will do a check to be sure we have all we need. A register will be taken. And a group warm up. Then we walk!


Once the walk has begun we will not be waiting for late comers. Be prompt! 


What to bring:



We will do a short exercise session to get us ready for the walk ahead. We want you to full joy the experience as well as challenge yourself. It is good practice to prepare the body. We will do cardio movement to stimulate blood circulation, warm up stretches and breathing exercises before setting off.  


  • FOOD

Bring drinking water, fresh fruits, salads, veg, dried fruits, nuts, seeds, healthy snacks and a vegan pack lunch to share. NO sugar, sweets, meats, dairy, fizzy drinks!



Prepare for all types of weather! Wear loose clothing and 2 or more layers, top and bottom. Wear clothes that allow your to be free in your movement. Carry a light water proof jacket, trouser and something waterproof for your head. An umbrella is always useful, no matter what time of year.



Wear comfortable walking shoes, walking sandals, walking boots or a good pair of wellington boots with good supportive socks.  



A comfortable ruck sack to carry your food, spare clothes including socks, plastic bags, something to sit on, and a first aid kit with ease. For long walks of over 2 hours, ensure the straps are wide and padded with a wide and padded waist strap and back padding.




The Adinkra symbol means transform your life by changing your behaviour. You are the author of your story. With self esteem and self-love YOU have the power to make a difference in your life and thereby inspire others to make a difference in theirs. 


We would like to acknowledge the guidance and protection of the ancestors. The love of my mother and my family. The support of the community and the patience of our children. We give thanks for the dawning of a new day. For the beauty in truth and the truth in beauty. Thank you


We give THANKs to our daughter Nkechinyere who is always ready to encourage innovative ideas either with actions of support or with words of inspiration. She is a constant!



We give THANKs to our daughter I-lite who inspires the family retreats. Which we hope to start running next year. Get your fundraising ideas ready to go.


We give THANKs to our Sister Elisa for inspiring the design of and for putting in a lot of time and energy, to the creation of this fundraising pack and the ideas.


We give THANKs to all of you who have supported Shanti-Chi over the years!


Please keep on, we need you! 

divine growth,

divine law,

divine energy, 

divine inity,

divine healing

divine love