This daylong workshop in ancestral lineage healing encourages relating safely and directly with blood and family lineage ancestors, cultivates connection with helpful guides, and creates boundaries and support for troubled dead in need of assistance. Together we’ll engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual space through learning, experiential practice and group dialogue.
All are welcome, including folks new to ancestor work, those without much information about their blood lineages, and those with a challenging experience of family. There are no prerequisites for this workshop, though prior experience with inner work and spiritual practice is helpful.
We provide a securely held ritual container that gives participants tools and practices for addressing grief, inter-generational trauma and allows for deep-level family and cultural healing. We maintain a high instructor to participant ratio to ensure folks receive lots of individual support.
Both workshop leaders are experienced ritualists, trained in Ancestral Lineage Healing by Daniel Foor of Ancestral Medicine. Gita Thandika is yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner and elder/sundancer in the Lakota tradition. Raised in apartheid South Africa to a Zulu mother and Tamil father, Gita brings a strong sense of social justice and respect for cultural diversity. This spirit of reverence for resilience and creativity informs her approach. Kirra Swenerton's people come from the British Isles and Ireland, Italy and Armenia. She is an ecologist and performance artist and incorporates earth-based ritual and participatory art creation into her work.