Discover the timeless beauty of honoring your ancestors in our enchanting 1.5-hour workshop. As the veil between realms grows thin, we invite you to embark on a profound cross-cultural journey of ancestral reverence.
Why This Workshop?
In our fast-paced world, it's easy to become disconnected from our roots, traditions, and the wisdom passed down through generations. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to bridge that gap, celebrating the timeless practices of Dia de los Muertos and Samhain. By delving into these ancient traditions, we will nurture a deeper connection to our ancestral roots.
What to Expect:
The workshop unfolds in a gentle, yet powerful, manner. We will begin by exploring the cultural significance and history of Dia de los Muertos, a Latin American tradition celebrated with vibrant Ofrendas (altars) adorned with marigolds, candles, and the favorite foods of the deceased. This practice allows us to remember and honor our ancestors, connecting across generations.
Next, we'll dive into the world of Samhain, a Celtic festival that marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. Samhain offers a unique perspective on connecting with nature and the thinning of the veil between our world and the spirit world. Participants will learn how to create a Samhain altar, forging a bond with their ancestors through this ancient practice.
An integral part of this workshop is the guided meditation, a journey that transcends time and space. It offers a profound connection to your forebears, giving you an opportunity to converse with the past and glean wisdom from the other side of the veil.
Our session will conclude with a thoughtful comparison of Dia de los Muertos and Samhain, delving into the unique elements of both practices and their shared themes of honoring the departed. You will also discover how to incorporate these rituals into your daily life, enriching your spiritual practice and connecting with your ancestral lineage.
Why Honor Our Ancestors?
Honoring our ancestors is a practice that extends across cultures and has several profound benefits. It preserves our cultural heritage, fosters a sense of belonging, and offers guidance and healing. It's a way to deepen your spiritual journey and express gratitude for the sacrifices and contributions of those who came before you.
Join Us in This Transformative Journey:
We encourage participants to bring photos or mementos of their ancestors to make the experience more personal and meaningful. The workshop promises a deeper connection to your heritage, allowing you to discover the wisdom and love that flows through your ancestral lineage.
Join us on a profound journey of ancestral celebration and reflection. Reserve your spot now and be part of this unique cross-cultural experience. Let's delve into the rich tapestry of our past, embracing the beauty of Dia de los Muertos and Samhain as we honor our ancestors together.
Your Guide: Mariana
Mariana, an anthropologist and archaeologist, is driven by a deep curiosity about human existence and a strong affinity for global ceremonial traditions that preserve wisdom. She has worked in various locations, protecting sacred lands and focusing on lineage healing, ancestral connection, and her role as a death doula. With a particular interest in Mayan healing practices and curanderismo, Mariana's holistic journey encompasses anthropology, oral wisdom, archaeology, and spiritual modalities in her educational work. Her unique path as a "caminante" and "curandera" reflects her dedication to preserving ancient human wisdom and facilitating meaningful end-of-life transitions.