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Cost is $400 with some sliding scale spaces

Co-led by Sarah Foor & Shannon Willis

***Update: This event is currently full with a waitlist. Sign up for waitlist below.***

Everyone has loving and wise ancestors, and by reaching out for their support we access tremendous vitality for personal and family healing. In addition to supporting repairs with living family, our ancestors encourage healthy self-esteem and help us to clarify our destiny, relationships, and work in the world.

Participants will learn to relate safely and directly with recent and more ancient ancestors. This includes helpful guides and teachers as well as the dead who are still in need of assistance (both perpetrators and victims). The work will closely follow Dr. Foor’s book, Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. Expect to engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual through prayer/song, visioning practices, and group dialogue. There are no prerequisites, however, prior experience with inner work and relating with spirit guides/teachers are both helpful.

Folks new to ancestor work, adoptees, and those with a tough experience of family are warmly welcome. The training will be a trauma-aware, multicultural ritual container that embraces the relationship of ancestral repair and cultural healing. Preregistration and full attendance is requested (see below).

We are strongly committed to keeping the work accessible to people of diverse backgrounds and variable means while also supporting our teaching staff. People of African or Native descent and other historically or currently persecuted ancestries (as well as folks serving such populations) are welcome to join if needed on the lower-priced end of registration as available. If you would like to help us to keep this work accessible or if you have enjoyed financial assistance previously and wish to extend this gift to others, please consider donating to our scholarship fund. For details see: ancestral lineage healing intensives.

Cost and Details

This intensive will take place at the Sanctuary at the Center Within in Black Mountain, Friday – Sunday, 10am-5pm each day. Spaces are limited to 20. Lunch break included (lunch not provided). Cost for this three-day intensive is $400 (or 4 payments of $110). We have reserved a third of spaces at scholarship rates, with a few partial scholarship spaces at $300 (or 4 payments of $85), and a few half scholarship spaces at $200 (or 4 payments of $60). These options are for folks who are historically/currently marginalized (e.g., Indigen