Co-led by Pavini Moray and Taya Shere.
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 family ancestors, both helpful guides and the dead in need of assistance. 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 engagement with cultural healing. Those with a healing arts practice will learn some new skills to support your work. Spaces are limited, 10am-5pm each day, cost is $450 for the three full days of ritual/training.
Preregistration and full attendance is requested, and registration is open (see form on this page). We are strongly committed to keeping the work accessible to people of diverse backgrounds and variable means while also supporting our amazing teachers. If you need financial assistance to be able to join, please see our application for payment plans and partial scholarship spaces. If you would like to join us in keeping this work accessible or if you have enjoyed financial assistance previously and now wish to extend this gift to others, please consider a donation to our scholarship fund. For further details on this intensive see: ancestral lineage healing intensives.
Pavini Moray (San Francisco, CA) works primarily with LGB, queer and trans folks who long to know who they are and feel they belong. Trained in somatics, trauma, and sexuality support, Pavini works through a transgenerational lens of ancestral exploration and healing. Pe is of mainly Scottish and English descent, is an initiate of the Shakta Tantra lineage of Kali worship, and facilitates ceremony and practices of earth-based magick. Listen to pe’s podcast Bespoken Bones: Ancestors at the Crossroads of Sex, Magick and Science at www.bespokenbones.com, and visit pe’s website at www.transcestralhealing.com.
Taya Shere (El Cerrito, CA) plays passionately in the realm of transformative ritual and embodied prayer. She co-founded Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute and teaches multi-religious ritual and ancestor reverence at Starr King School for the Ministry. Taya is a practitioner of Somatic Experiencing, co-author of The Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Paths of Jewish Women’s Spiritual Leadership, and co-leads a Jewish and Sufi spiritual community rooted in counter-oppressive devotion. Taya’s people are of the Jewish diaspora – most recently rooted in the Ukraine, Russia and Poland. She has a private practice in Ancestral Lineage Healing, teaches Jewish Ancestral Healing online courses, and has both trained and co-taught with Dr. Daniel Foor. For more info see www.jewishancestralhealing.com or www.taya.ma.
We acknowledge this event is taking place on the ancestral lands of diverse Ohlone peoples. Folks whose ancestors are indigenous to this area are welcome to join this event by donation or gifting. We encourage people to become educated on the history and find ways to support contemporary Ohlone causes and organizations.