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Cost is $650AUD with some sliding scales spaces and payment plans. 

Led by 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. Daniel 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 and decolonization work.

We are strongly committed to keeping the work accessible to people of diverse backgrounds and variable means while also supporting our teaching staff. Aboriginal folks are welcome by donation or gifting, and other historically 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 is Friday from 12pm – 6:30pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am – 5:30pm, with a lunch break (lunch not included). Cost for this three-day intensive is $650AUD (or 4 payments of $172). We have reserved a third of spaces at scholarship rates, with a few partial scholarship spaces at $500AUD (or 4 payments of $135), and a few half scholarship spaces at $325AUD (or 4 payments of $90). These options are for folks who are historically/currently marginalized (e.g., Aboriginal, BIPOC, trans and genderqueer folks, those living with disabilities, those living in poverty etc). All spaces are on a first-come first-served basis, with the remaining available options showing on the registration page. Please mindfully select the option that best fits your needs.

Taya Shere (El Cerrito, CA) co-founded Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute and teaches ritual, multi-religiosity 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 multi-religious Jewish & Sufi community rooted in counter-oppressive devotion. Taya’s people are from the Jewish diaspora – most recently the Ukraine, Poland and Russia, and she teaches online courses on Jewish Ancestral Healing. She co-leads a monthly Bay Area Ancestor Circle and offers individual sessions virtually and near Berkeley, CA. For more info see: www.jewishancestralhealing.com.

We acknowledge this event is taking place on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri and we encourage participants to become educated on the history of the land and to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organizations. Folks whose ancestors are indigenous to this area are welcome to join this event by donation or gifting.

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