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Nourishing Parents

an Equinox Ritual for Renewal and Reconnection

The Practitioners

Dr Daniel Foor

Dr. Daniel Foor

Dr. Foor lives with his wife Sarah and their two young daughters in Western North Carolina, homeland of Cherokee peoples. He is a licensed psychotherapist, doctor of psychology, and the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. He is an initiate in the Òrìṣà tradition of Yoruba-speaking West Africa and has studied with teachers of Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and the older ways of his English and German ancestors. Daniel is currently enrolled in an immersive two-year training in pandemic parenting. For more on his background, see the full bio here

Sarah Foor

Sarah Foor, MFT has served as a counselor in public schools, hospital settings, and intensive family therapy. She completed a Hakomi Method two-year training, has worked as a massage therapist, and is an initiate in the Òrìṣà tradition of Yorùbá-speaking West Africa in the lineage of Olúwo Fálolú Adésànyà. Prior to becoming a mother of two amazing girls, Sarah made several pilgrimages to Nigeria, and her people are settlers to North America from the British Isles, Germany, and France. Her offerings are rooted in respect for the body, the feminine, and the natural world. For more info: www.samarahealing.com.

Adrián Villaseñor-Galarza

Adrián Villaseñor-Galarza, PhD is passionate about human transformation in service to the living Earth. He devoted his PhD research to the confluence of Eastern liberation teachings and the human-nature connection, resulting in an elemental framework for self-discovery, healing, and sustainable action. His ancestors are primarily from the Iberian Peninsula (Spanish & Portuguese) and pre-hispanic México (Nahua, Purépecha, and Nahua-Otomí). Adrián’s service is rooted in his direct experiences with wisdom lineages that he’s honored since his teens. Gracias a su legado bi/poli-cultural, realiza su trabajo y servicio en Español e Inglés. For more info see: www.living-flames.com.

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Jamari Michael White

Jamari Michael White is a spiritual healer, certified professional coach, teacher, artist, and devotee of the Christian tradition committed to inspiring and supporting people who desire a deeper relationship with self, community, and the Divine. His people are from Ohio, Georgia, D.C., Virginia, Guinea-Bissau and West Africa. He inherits from them potent magic and medicine in the areas of inner wisdom, personal ritual development, healing wounds of the heart, and addressing the spiritual dimensions of illness and injury. To connect with him visit: www.blackancestralhealing.com and www.blackbirdsheal.org.

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Ancestral Medicine Practitioner Network

This professional network of ritualists, healers, and educators includes over 100 ritualists currently in training to guide ancestral healing services and another 50 certified practitioners (link here for Practitioner Directory). With speakers of over 20 languages and residents of as many nations, those in the Network bring an international sensibility, awareness of systemic oppression, and commitment to cultural healing. For this public 2021 solstice ritual for grieving and ancestralization, all in the Network have been warmly invited to join if moved and to entrain with the ritual co-leaders to help anchor the larger ritual vessel.
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