Healing means putting the heart, the courage and the energy back in our bodies with our own culture.

ALICE WALKER, ANYTHING WE LOVE CAN BE SAVED

HEALING & RESTORATION EXPERIENCES FOR BLACK STUDENTS

We hold space for Black students to deepen their capacity for self-awareness, self-care, healing and restoration, resilience and resistance. -Learn More

A two-week transformative experience in Senegal, West Africa where heritage and healing meet to allow learners to deepen their capacity to be self-aware, loving, inter-culturally competent leaders who practice self-care and recognize their capacity for healing and restoration, resilience and resistance so that they are able to collaborate with others in order to create change and pursue healing justice (repair).

Allow us to introduce your students (and staff) to the ways that culture (SOUL) integrated with contemplative practices can support their self-care practice as well as their capacity for healing and restoration, resilience and resistance.

We can help you develop credit-and/or credential- (digital badges) bearing courses for The Senegal Experience or help you redesign or develop leadership programs for Black students that reflect our healing-centered and culturally-restorative leadership development approach that integrates SOUL (culture) and contemplative practices.

Students are introduced to restorative yoga as an ideal practice for self-care and managing stress, including race-based stress injury. Students will enjoy finding stillness in supportive postures that deepen their relaxation response. And that allow them to recognize their breath and bodies as resources for healing, restoration and resilience.

Heritage Travel

Book a Diasporic Soul experience where heritage and healing meet. During your time with us, you will feed your Diasporic Soul and go beyond being a tourist as you learn about the importance of family, community, art, music, cuisine, commerce, history and spirituality in Senegal’s rich, thriving and vibrant culture. Our healing-centered heritage travel experiences include our Calm in the Chaos Healing Retreat for Black Women and our Family, Friends and Kinfolk experiences.

Healing includes restoring our connection with nature.

Healing includes restoring our connection to our creativity.

Healing requires community, ritual and spirit.

Diasporic Soul-in-Residence

We hold space for those who hope to find stillness. To heal and restore. To ground. To center. To root. To restore their connections to source, to the energy that Walker speaks of, to their SOUL. To nature. To their capacity to create. To live the questions. To trust themselves, to trust the Universe. To explore, to be curious. Consider spending extended time with us as you find rest and take time to focus on your creativity and self-expression. An ideal experience for artists, creatives, scholar-practioners, youth workers, organizers and educators of all kinds.