Tending the Wounds of Culture

A Dialogue on Generational Sorrow and Healing
with Chi Young Kim, Irka Mateo, Luis Mojica, and Daniel Foor

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Our Invitation:

Many of us know well the exhaustion and pain of being so deeply connected to unspoken truths and bigger realities.

We invite you to a nourishing discussion and guided practice on how to stay happy, healthy, and whole while participating over the long-term in the work of cultural healing.

Daniel will be joined in collaborative conversation by Taíno Dominican singer-songwriter and ceremonialist Irka Mateo, Ancestral Lineage Healing practitioner Chi Young Kim, and musician and somatic therapist Luis Mojica.

Our guests will share personal strategies for a lifetime of tending to cultural pain and wounding while staying joyful and resourced.

The recording will be available for viewing on this page shortly.

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This session will touch on themes we’ll explore much more deeply in our internationally respected Ancestral Lineage Healing course, which begins on June 3. This 12-week course focuses on building ritual skills for healing ourselves, our family lines, and our connection to healthy culture. Registration is now open!

Ancestral Lineage Healing is also a prerequisite for our Seventh Cohort of Ancestral Healing Practitioner Training. This immersive training program is designed for those in diverse forms of ritual and healing arts who wish to expand their offerings to include culturally mindful ancestral healing services. Learn more about our Practitioner Training here.

We also encourage you to visit the offerings of our guest speakers; see their bios and websites below. A recording of this session is included with your registration.

Leaning into work with generational trauma and sorrow can carve out new possibilities for belonging, vitality, and joy.

Our Panel

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Daniel Foor

Dr. Foor 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 learned from teachers of Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and the older ways of his English and German ancestors. Daniel is passionate about training aspiring leaders and change makers in the intersections of cultural healing, animist ethics, and applied ritual arts. He currently lives with his wife and two daughters near Granada, Spain in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Learn More

Chi Young Kim

Chi Young Kim is dedicated to helping people reclaim relationship with their ancestors, to one’s self, and to the larger community of the living Earth for a deeper sense of purpose and belonging. All her recent ancestors are from Korea and as a Korean American woman, she has learned to bridge multiple cultural realities and identities. Her offerings of ancestral healing and grief support are grounded, embodied and culturally mindful. Born in Seoul, Korea, raised in New York City, land of the Lenape, she currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina the ancestral lands of the Cherokee (Tsalagi) peoples. Learn more

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Irka Mateo

Irka Mateo was born in the Dominican Republic, and since the 1980’s, has been an activist asserting Taino survival against claims of its extinction. She’s traveled the Dominican countryside in search of the legacy of her Taino ancestors, along the way collecting a ceremonial musical archive – some of which was done with the support of the Grammy Foundation. She’s also produced two albums of music based on this research, and worked at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York for a decade as a Taino educator. Learn more

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Luis Mojica

Luis Mojica is a trained somatic therapist, whole foods nutritionist, and founder of Holistic Life Navigation. He teaches people all over the world how to heal trauma by listening and relating to the body. Through Holistic Life Navigation, Luis offers a 6-week course, monthly membership, support groups, webinars, in-person retreats, a free podcast, and more. His teachings include whole food nutrition, self-inquiry, and Somatic Experiencing as tools to develop safety within the body. Learn more