About the Practitioners

The twenty-nine practitioners below have completed the practitioner training and requirements for certification. They’ve agreed to follow the Ancestral Lineage Healing Practitioner Code of Ethics. They are people of heart and integrity who have demonstrated sustained care and dedication to the work of ancestral healing. Feel warmly encouraged to contact them with questions. Sessions are currently available in English, Spanish, and French. Most practitioners offer distance and in-person sessions as well as sliding scale rates.

Irene Ammar (Santa Rosa, CA) focuses on cultural repair and remembrance, as well as conscious birth and parenting in her ritual work. Her background in somatic work and herbal medicine bring a consciousness of body and trauma to her practice. Her people are from Germany, Ireland, England, Scandinavia, and Portugal, and she draws inspiration from the Earth-centered wisdoms of ancient Europe. She lives with her family on rightfully Pomo lands and takes seriously the need to safely engage with collective harms so the tides can turn toward health in all of our families and communities. For more info see: www.ireneammar.com.

Elsa Asher (Berkeley, CA) is a somatic therapy practitioner and professor of Narrative Medicine. Their work focuses on ancestral lineage healing as part of a larger field of intergenerational and developmental trauma healing and cultural repair.  Elsa has received kehunah as a Hebrew ritualist and facilitates lifecycle rituals. They are grounded in the animist ways of their people, who are Sami, Ashkenazi and Sephardi Hebrew people, Scots-Irish, Western and Southern European, and Native North American. Elsa lives on Ohlone land in Northern California. For more info see: www.elsaasher.com.

Maris Bergrune, MS, M.Ac.O.M. (Grants Pass, OR) is a practitioner of seiðr, oracular medium, and singer-musician. She helps people become deeply well with their ancestors and access Northern European wisdom traditions and transformational ritual. She specializes in templates of Old Norse animist practices in order to build community and bring healing to the modern world. Maris has been engaged in healing ritual and spirit-work for over fifteen years, and teaches consent-based spirit practices that maintain sovereignty, healthy boundaries, and personal integrity. Her ancestors are primarily from Germany, Switzerland, Holland, England, Wales, and Poland. For more info see: www.livingvoicemedicine.com.

Angela Blueskies, M.A. (Harpers Ferry, WV & Washington, DC) is a visionary musician, ceremonialist, and facilitator committed to the re-emergence of sacred life ways. A Q’ero initiate, she has journeyed to Peru since 2005, learning directly from elders and medicine people. A lifelong musician and Sound Medicine practitioner, Angela travels extensively through the Americas sharing transformational healing work, retreats, sacred sound events, and community ritual. With ancestry from Britain, France, and the Cherokee & Powhatan Nations, she lives in rural West Virginia at Rumi Wasi Sanctuary, a pristine mountaintop retreat and healing center. To learn more: www.angelablueskies.com & www.heartofthemotherretreats.com.

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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 f