Shemu'el Namaste

Art. Mindfulness. Curation. Facilitation.

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In South Carolina, we currently work in Spartanburg, Greenville, Seneca, Newberry, Columbia, Florence, Charleston, Pawley's Island, and Beaufort. Our facilitators have traveled to Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California to share our approach, as well as consulting with communities in Michigan and Texas!
The universe is abundant. Think without limits but be practical in action.

In honor of Black History Month, we're celebrating a few of the amazing Black Artists who call Spartanburg their home. G. Lorenzo Teasley II - Shemu'el Namaste Shemu'el Namaste is the founder and...


I set a goal for myself when I graduated from University of South Carolina Upstate in 2012 to out perform the degree I earned. That summer we lost Trayvon Martin, I say we in respect to his immediate family but he felt like one of us. With my love for the arts and it's transformative power, the power to create, I decided that my dying contribution to the world would be bring light to the continual unseen people's in this country. Art plus purpose with a focus on building community would bring us forward, I believed. Two years later I discovered that, in addition, the issue is even much deeper. Mental health wasn't a focus in our communities. However, people still are creating programs, governing, executing the law, and doing so much with the idea of progress but not fully equipped. So now I share healing, art, and liberation with a focus of community building. Welcome to my world. - Shemuel