Ascendtials offers a variety of programming that caters to youth and adults of all ages. Our programming for youth is supplemental and provides a more holistic approach to education by supporting and submerging them in experiences that allow for a deeper connection and awareness of themselves and nature. We have programs for women and girls, environmental programs supporting healthy soil, experiences in gardening, and cleanups. Our programming supports personal development by focusing on increasing vitality, and self-healing, with our Kemetic Yoga and Healing sessions. Please find a program that supports your developmental needs. Please choose from the categories below to find out more information.

Adult Programs

Healing Sessions

The Healing Sessions Program was established as a response to the George Floyd protests in 2020. Utilizing the Designing From Whiteness to Oneness™ curriculum, Ascendtials established the Healing Sessions program using storytelling and self-reflection to empower BIPOC participants to advocate for equal rights in non-diverse education and work settings. The Healing Sessions Program aims to directly address the experiences of the black community while hoping to bridge the existing gaps between the historical precedent and current calls to action. These interactive sessions are meant to foster dialogue and open communication as we work to build self-worthiness and conscious responsibility amongst BIPOC participants.

Women’s Workshops

ASCENDtials supports the effort of developing women and girls into assertive leaders capable of dismantling structures that prevent social change. Our commitment to empowering women demonstrates our ambition to redesign the current oppressive culture so that it benefits women and girls. To combat the oppressive culture present within the U.S. workforce, Ascendtials established its Womens’ workshops, which focus on teaching women and girls how to dismantle institutionalized racism present in oppressive social structures while identifying various obstacles preventing them from advancing in the U.S. workforce. By creating programs geared towards women and girls, Ascendtials ensures that they will be given resources that encourage women’s leadership, women’s entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and equal pay opportunities. 

Kemetic Yoga

Recognizing that BIPOC women experienced fatigue while dealing with institutionalized racism in the U.S. workforce, Ascendtials established the Kemetic Yoga program so that they could participate in a mental enrichment program that alleviated their stress and anxiety symptoms. Kemetic Yoga is revolutionary because it helps black women destress while emphasizing breath exercises and transformative poses that allow them to achieve tranquility within themselves. Breath exercises are vital in Kemetic Yoga because they cultivate and control participants’ mindsets as they continue to live in a capitalistic society that doesn’t value diverse voices. Realizing Kemetic Yoga’s effectiveness, Ascendtials expanded the program so that people living within BIPOC communities could have the opportunity to attend Kemetic Yoga Sessions. Kemetic Yoga practices help to protect and preserve African culture while providing a deeper understanding of “oneness” for BIPOC participants as they work to cultivate morals and values that promote patience and tranquility. This program will provide ancient African techniques on how to reduce stress, increase flexibility, eliminate anxiety, and develop knowledge of how to heal oneself.

For those interested in gaining practice and for those who are enrolled in a Kemetic course with Master Yirser, please use this access code for free entry access code.

Youth Programs

Ascendtials’ youth programs teach the significance of developing conscious responsibility within young people as they work on applying their skills to programs that nurture overall wellness while working to preserve the environment. Our youth programs encourage young people to develop their self-awareness as they participate in nature programs that mitigate the behaviors attributed to rapid climate change. Moreover, our programs seek to develop children’s problem-solving skills so that they can respond assertively to stressful situations as they grow older.

Our non-profit organization offers the Build My Spirit mentoring program, After-School Program, a Summer Exchange Program, workshops focusing on physical wellness, This Too Shall Pass Temporary Shelter Program, and community partnership efforts. These youth programs are designed to develop children into more productive, educated, conscious, and caring individuals that care about equity and preserving the environment. If you’d like to learn more about our programs, please contact us at info@ascendtials.org for more details.

Build My Spirit

Ascendtials’ “Build My Spirit” Program teaches at-risk youth to be more holistic as they expand their comprehensive self-awareness to oppressive social structures like institutionalized racism. Our program works to activate young people’s critical thinking skills and assists in developing their self-confidence within school settings. Students will be paired with a mentor as they engage in activities that build their consciousness as they are exposed to various opportunities which will expand their networking skills. 

Summer Exchange Program

The Summer Exchange Program will grant students the opportunity to explore other developing nations as they participate in volunteer tourism and internships that will develop them into globally conscious citizens. This immersive program will expose students to commerce, business tools, civic education, local governmental policies, advocacy, and community development initiatives abroad.

Kemetic Yoga for Youth

Kemetic Yoga is a way of life that reinforces principles of alignment with our surrounding environment. It secures our optimal health while developing our life force. Ascendtials believes it is essential to share our Kemetic Yoga program to equip our children with the necessary tools as they are exposed to systems of oppression that aren’t so concerned with preserving and protecting life. This allows our youth to experience a growth that is more productive and free of depression and anxiety.

Kemetic Yoga’s African origins help BIPOC youth learn more about African traditions as they participate in a program that emphasizes their connection to Africa. By establishing the Kemetic Yoga Program, Ascendtials aims to counter the widespread symptoms of institutionalized racism by educating BIPOC participants through breathing exercises and movements that promote relaxation and emotional balance. 

Environmental programs

Ascendtials expanded by establishing several environmental programs that aim to mitigate the effects of rapid climate change. Our programs are innovative because they seek to mitigate climate change by implementing sustainable farming practices that reduce carbon emissions while improving soil quality in California’s parks and gardens. Ascendtials’ environmental programs educate volunteers on the benefits of sustainable farming practices as adults and children become exposed to outdoor activities that offer personal enrichment. These programs are also a great way for family household volunteers to interact together as they learn more about the environment while working to reduce air pollution through planting trees and organic vegetables. Recently, Ascendtials established a drought-resistant tree planting initiative that aims to decrease carbon emissions within downtown San Diego, and a drought-resistant Native American garden program that intends to teach families the significance of planting drought-resistant vegetables within California’s changing climate. By establishing environmental programs, Ascendtials aims to preserve the environment as they develop volunteers into globally conscious citizens.

Gardening Initiative: Ascendtials needs assistance from 40 local San Diego household volunteers to plant their drought-resistant vegetables as it aims to promote sustainable gardens that encourage families to get in touch with nature without negatively impacting the environment. Family volunteers will plant seeds and maintain the drought-resistant garden twice a week during the summer months before harvesting vegetables during September and October. 

Tree Planting: Ascendtials aims to plant 120 drought-resistant trees throughout parks within downtown San Diego to mitigate the heat island effect for its 34,550 residents. For this initiative, Ascendtials is looking for 40 – 60 volunteers to assist in planting Magnolia trees, Crab Apple trees, Mulberry trees, and Pink Chitalpa trees. By planting drought-resistant trees, Ascendtials aims to establish an environmental initiative that decreases climate change while creating a pleasant visual effect throughout downtown San Diego.

If you’d like to support our programming, please donate here or below to our organization. We always provide donors with insight into the success of our work in the community. Please check out our get involved page if you’d like to join us as a volunteer in bringing “Oneness” today.