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  • Redwood Glen Trailhead Redwood Glen Castro Valley, CA, 94546 United States (map)

Gira for Omolu -Obaluaê in the Forest in Redwood Glen at Joaquim Miller Park 

We will be having a Gira led by Ialorixá Mãe Morderecí at Redwood Glen in the Joaquin Miller Park in the hills beyond Oakland.
The Gira will be on Sunday September 1st at 11AM. 

This Gira is a celebration in honor of the Orixa Omolu - Obaluaê - a festival for the Orixa of Healing, the Orixa of Sickness and Health, the Orixa that guides the souls on their passage from this world to the next. Omolu is the Orixa of the Earth, of the underworld and of the caves and caverns with in the earth. His name in Yoruba literally means King of the Earth Oba - King - of the - luaê - the Earth. He is the sun of Nana Buruque.

Please bring White and Red Flowers. As well as lots of POPCORN!!

You may also bring Port Wine or hot Black Coffee (with no sugar) in a Thermos for the Pretos Velhos

***IMPORTANT*** Bring plenty of water to drink


Redwood Glen in the Joaquin Miller Park in the hills beyond Oakland.

Go to the Redwood Glen Trailhead at Joaquin Miller Park and follow trail to the Terreiro. (Follow directions listed above.)

Time and Date of Gira:

Sunday, September 1st at 11AM

Please wear white clothing, men in long pants, women in long skirts. We ask the women to wear white blouses that fully cover the shoulders and chest and to make sure that the clothing is not transparent. We will not be working with the Sacrament.

The Gira is a work of spiritual charity. There is no charge, however, we accept donations if you would like to contribute to our work. The donations that are collected go to the costs associated with the Gira and for the materials, such as candles, etc. We will also have an Ogan (a drummer) it is customary to offer a part of the donations for his services.

If you have any questions please contact Ialorixá Ana and Nick at 415 910 7359

Or email us at

Thank you