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
We hold space for Black students to deepen their capacity for self-awareness, self-care, healing and restoration, resilience and resistance. -Learn More
WORKSHOPS & RETREATS
We offer workshops and retreats that integrate SOUL (culture) and contemplative practices, including restorative yoga, ritual, contemplative art, bearing witness and spending time in nature. This includes our annual Calm in the Chaos Healing Retreat for Black Women.
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. – Learn More
Resources for Healing & restoration
We co-create healing and restoration resources with SOUL. Most recently in response to Covid-19 and ongoing ways that white supremacy, racist violence and anti-black racism continue to harm us and to cause us injury that have resulted in what many are insisting is a racial reckoning. Including our Stopping the Clock Series for Black Grief done in collaboration with members of our Diasporic Soul family, including Maimouna Dembele, Nana Lawson Bush, Kyra Shahid, Adrian Parker, Taylor Zachary and more as well as the Stained Glass Initiative at Xavier University, the Bryant Educational Leadership Group (BELG) and Chez Alpha Books|Dakar. We also offered Restorative Yoga as part of Stopping the Clock and during the 2020-2021 holiday season.
BLOG POST – February 2020 : Acknowledging Grief
We hold space for creatives and artists, educators and youth workers, organizers and change agents, and 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.