March 28 – April 4, 2019
True Body Project trainings empower others to lead and support their embodied leadership journey. The curriculum is heavily weighted in somatic experiencing, empathy, mindfulness, attunement and space holding, with writing, art-making, play and other techniques shared as part of the curriculum. Our format is a week-long training with emphasis on cross-cultural sensitivity to trauma and resilience. Our time in Senegal will include intensive training and experiences that allow you to learn about Senegal’s rich and vibrant culture, where family, community, and faith are very important. You will enjoy Senegal’s natural beauty and learn about the importance of nature in spirituality and healing through visits to national parks in the Dakar region. We will visit Goree Island and the African Renaissance Monument to consider how racial trauma, resilience, resistance and healing justice might inform our leadership practice.
After the training, you have access to all of True Body’s workbooks and support materials.
The Tangor Guest House is located in Sebikhotane, which is home to our extended family and community, and will be the primary location for our training retreat. Accommodations consist of rooms with two single-beds, armoire, chair, meditation cushion and bedside table. Guests use our spacious dormitory-style bathroom. Our yoga classes and community convenings are held on our rooftop, terrace, balcony and salon.
The majority of your meals, which will primarily consist of traditional Senegalese dishes, are provided on-site. Please let us know if you need us to provide vegetarian or vegan meal options; we will do our best to accommodate you.
A range of airlines fly into Senegal’s newly opened Blaise Diagne International Airport (DSS) , which is minutes from the Tangor Guest House. Delta and Air France fly out of JFK and South African Airlines departs from Washington’s Dulles Airport (IAD).
Arrival & Departure|Ground Transportation
Of course, we will meet you at the airport when you arrive and provide you with transportation back to the airport at the time of your departure.
Please contact the True Body Project to register. Upon receipt of your registration, invoices will be generated for your training, accomodations and our excursions. Payments will be made to both True Body Project and Diasporic Soul.