Jacky Yenga is the founder of The Spirit of the Village.
She is a performer, a speaker and the author of articles and books,
teaching how to use the power of community to create a life of
happiness, success, fulfillment and inner harmony.
She brings the healing message of her African ancestors through
wisdom teachings, songs, stories and movement
from her village in Cameroon and beyond.
The Spirit of the Village is a journey of
Personal Growth and Self Exploration
The journey is intended to leave you experiencing a positive attitude in life, and we all know that a positive attitude leads to success and happiness. For most of us, an ongoing state of happiness involves the experience of genuine friendship, true connection and belonging.
To help you reach that state, we will provide you with tools and techniques inspired by African Wisdom Teachings that are designed for daily life in the modern world. We will also invite you to attend events that are specifically designed and intended to give you the hands-on experience of these tools, so that you journey beyond the mere concept of happiness into the actual feeling. Our intention is that you experience the feeling of happiness on a consistent enough basis that eventually it becomes your “normal” or habitual state of being.
In Africa, these tools and techniques are our technology for happiness!
At the end of the day, whether we are seeking healing or personal development, we all just want to be happy. We can do this together.
“It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.” Irish Proverb
Traditional cultures operate with the premise that the individual is meant to live and flourish within a community, not as an isolated entity. Therefore the focus of their teachings is placed primarily on the person as a human being, and not as a consumer.
The modern world is in desperate need of such “technology”, as more and more people experience increasing levels of emotional distress that affect their quality of life and their productivity and lead to chronic stress, illness, depression and even suicide.
If I had to articulate an intention for this journey based on African Wisdom Teachings, I would say that we are embarking on a quest to reach a state that in my dialect, Maka’a, we call Menyouo. This word translates into both happiness and goodness. It’s a state that you experience only in your heart and soul. We would say, for example: “I have Menyouo in my heart” or “He does Menyouo to people”.
In order to do Menyouo (goodness), you have to have Menyouo (happiness)!
Indeed, a happy person does good things in the world…
Let’s support each other into creating happier lives!
Start the Journey HERE.