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Cost is $500CAD with some sliding scales spaces. 

Co-led by Shauna Janz & Tamira Cousett

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. First Nations folks 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-Sunday, from 10am to 5pm each day, with a lunch break (lunch not included). Cost for this three-day intensive is $500CAD (or 4 payments of $135). We have reserved a third of spaces at scholarship rates, with a few partial scholarship spaces at $375CAD (or 4 payments of $104), and a few half scholarship spaces at $250CAD (or 4 payments of $72). These options are for folks who are historically/currently marginalized (e.g., First Nations, 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.

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Shauna Janz, MA, (Victoria, BC, Canada) is dedicated to nurturing community and belonging – within ourselves, with each other, and with the more-than-human world. Since 2008, she has been companioning others in healing and wholeness through individual and family grief support, trauma-informed education and group process, and more recently, through community grief rituals and ancestral lineage healing. She is a highly somatic intuitive creature who finds sacred communion through creative expression, music, singing and dance. Shauna resides on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish Lekwungen nation. Her people are from Scotland, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, and Scandinavia. For more info see: www.shaunajanz.com.

Tamira Cousett (Chapel Hill, NC) is a practitioner of ancestral and earth-honoring wisdoms and rituals, a student of West African Òrìṣà tradition in the lineage of Olúwo Fálolú Adésànyà Awoyadé of Òdè Rẹ́mọ, and an initiate of Brazilian earth-honoring traditions. Her people are from West Africa and the Irish and British Isles. She has a B.S in chemistry and has worked in environmental science toward clean air and oil regulation for a decade. She is dedicated to holding an inclusive space celebrating all forms of ancestral diversity and weaving impactful intergenerational connections across space and time. More about Tamira: www.tamiracousett.com.

We acknowledge this event is taking place on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ people, and we encourage participants to become educated on the history of the land and to support local First Nations organizations. Folks whose ancestors are indigenous to this area are welcome to join this event by donation or gifting.

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