Black. Dope. All Good.
Black. Dope. All Good. Communal Healing Retreats for Black Men are dedicated to restoring our connection to SOUL, a transformative healing resource that reflects the cultural sensibilities of the African Diaspora. Restoring our connection to SOUL offers us cultural resources to deepen our capacity for healing and restoration, resilience and resistance. Learn More
Community & Belonging
In community, brothers felt a sense of belonging and “deep connectedness.” in a space where they could be “without any pretense,” where they did not have to perform or posture, or feel like they had to compete based on “what they do, where they live or what kind of car they drive.” In this place, in this space, Black men felt like they could be their “authentic selves” and that they were “able to present themselves how they are and [in ways] where they felt seen.”
Beholding: Bold. Brillant & Beautiful.
Held at the Cincinnati Art Museum, our retreat included the generative contemplative practice of beholding the creative works of African American artists – David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History and Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop.
Each participant received a set of restorative yoga equipment, including a high quality yoga mat, bolster, blankets, blocks, eye pillow and carrying straps.