Natalie Flo, 22 is a Dominican healer who practices a blend of animism and Santeria, also known as Yoruba. Flo leads a healing workshop at Starlight Park in the Bronx. The workshop is held in honor of Oshun, deity of the river and fresh water, luxury and pleasure, sexuality and fertility, beauty and love.

Natalie Flo, 22 is a Dominican healer who practices a blend of animism and Santeria, also known as Yoruba. Flo leads a healing workshop at Starlight Park in the Bronx. The workshop is held in honor of Oshun, deity of the river and fresh water, luxury and pleasure, sexuality and fertility, beauty and love.

Flo arranges offerings for Oshun. Faithful followers invoke her by bringing fruits and herbs she is believed to like. The goddess of water, love, beauty, and fertility must be kept happy in order to grant the wishes of those that invoke her according to Yoruba faith.

Flo arranges offerings for Oshun. Faithful followers invoke her by bringing fruits and herbs she is believed to like. The goddess of water, love, beauty, and fertility must be kept happy in order to grant the wishes of those that invoke her according to Yoruba faith.

After a group introduction, Flo leads the workshop by initiating the conversation with a question, “how does Oshun teach us to overcome unhealthy relationships?” Flo begins answering the question by giving the group a brief history of Oshun and how the other gods perceived her as deity. After establishing a clear background of Oshun, Flo brings it back to contemporary issues and opens up the conversation for others to share thoughts or personal experiences.

After a group introduction, Flo leads the workshop by initiating the conversation with a question, “how does Oshun teach us to overcome unhealthy relationships?” Flo begins answering the question by giving the group a brief history of Oshun and how the other gods perceived her as deity. After establishing a clear background of Oshun, Flo brings it back to contemporary issues and opens up the conversation for others to share thoughts or personal experiences.

Participant listens attentively as others share experiences. It is Rocky’s first time attending Flo’s workshop, but has been practicing spirituality and Yoruba traditions for 5 years. She comes to NYC from Brown University once a month to participate in a spiritual event and engage with her community.

Participant listens attentively as others share experiences. It is Rocky’s first time attending Flo’s workshop, but has been practicing spirituality and Yoruba traditions for 5 years. She comes to NYC from Brown University once a month to participate in a spiritual event and engage with her community.

Basil is used as an offering for Oshun for its medicinal and healing properties. Basil is considered to be a bright, warm, powerful herb for breaking blockages and bringing in abundance. It is a protective fragrance. This herb is often used in teas, sprays or baths.

Basil is used as an offering for Oshun for its medicinal and healing properties. Basil is considered to be a bright, warm, powerful herb for breaking blockages and bringing in abundance. It is a protective fragrance. This herb is often used in teas, sprays or baths.