Wind and Fire, collectively known as The Elements of Abundance, are co-creators of events that restore cultural relevance and communal values to BIPOC experiences.

Located between Boston and New York, New Haven was once a center for cultural and political activity. The Elements are leading the city’s return to its hub status.

Our Mission is to create an international community where cultural exchange creates healing experiences and opportunities for collaboration.

Our Values are best reflected in the seven principles of Kwanzaa developed by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 to reinforce aspects of African cultures which contribute to the preservation of family, community and heritage among people of African descent. The principles of Unity, Self Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Creativity, Purpose and Faith compel our vision to restore the culture of BIPOC families and communities through educational and healing experiences.

Meet The Elements

Hafeeza "WIND" Turé

Hafeeza "WIND" Turé

A philosophical warrior who illuminates the world around her through exploration

​​Hafeeza Turé ("Wind") is passion and energy in feminine form. Her professional life began as traditionally as most. After earning a B.S. in Accounting and Finance with honors from Norfolk State University, Hafeeza entered corporate America’s broadcast industry and was exposed to the power of media to shape perception. Birthing and motherhood emboldened her passion to connect with the masses and change limiting perceptions. Through her podcast, Labors of Love Podcast (YouTube), Hafeeza provides indigenous mothers and fathers a platform to share our stories and control our narrative about the realities of birth, mortality and parenting. Wind has spent many years committed to personal growth and development. Her own journey of self-love and self-discovery motivates her to support others in their process. Descending from a long line of healers, Wind has chosen discipline and perseverance to heed her calling as a healer. Currently, in her role as a ZOLA Experience Navigator, Hafeeza co-facilitates monthly ZOLA wellness circles for individuals healing from trauma, grief and loss. Hafeeza is an initiated Priestess of an African Spiritual system, a certified Cosmic Sexuality Instructor and Acupuncture Detox Specialist. Wind changes the Elements’ frequency when the threat of misalignment looms.

Arden Santana | "Fire"

Arden "FIRE" Santana

A diplomatic philosophical warrior who advocates for what is righteous

Arden "Fire" Santana blazed a trail from smoldering ashes of adversity to become an inspiring beacon of resilience and empowerment. Raised amidst the turmoil of the crack pandemic and familial challenges, Arden's journey is fueled by the indomitable spirit of her maternal grandmother and her own unwavering determination.

From a young age, Arden harbored a dual passion for education and leadership. Her formal quest for knowledge and excellence began at Howard University. Later transferring to Southern Connecticut State University, she forged her path with a degree in English. Her thirst for understanding human behavior led her to attain a master's degree in Conscious Evolution, shaping her holistic approach to education.

Throughout her career, Arden has remained steadfast in her commitment to education, driven by a desire to empower future generations. As the executive director of SĀHGE Academy, she has created a haven for learning that prioritizes civic literacy and student-centered education. Her tireless dedication to her community led Arden to co-found Communities for Generations Inc., a catalyst for sustainable change, and The Elements of Abundance, a platform celebrating cultural richness.

Arden's journey has come full circle as she returns to her hometown of New Haven, embodying the essence of giving back. As a mother of two daughters, she finds profound fulfillment in nurturing their growth while continuing her own pursuit of self-actualization. Ever-evolving, Arden's next aspiration is to earn a Juris Doctorate, furthering her capacity to advocate for equity and justice.

Arden Santana's legacy as an educator, advocate, and visionary serves as a testament to the transformative power of perseverance and purpose. With her unwavering commitment to excellence and service, she ignites flames of inspiration in all who cross her path, lighting the way towards a brighter future for generations to come.


We are featured in the New Haven Arts Newspaper in an article titled As The Elements, Three Mothers Grow Community

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