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Ancestral Lineage Healing Intensive

February 28, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - March 1, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Cost is $400 with some sliding scale spaces and payment plans

Co-led by Elsa Asher and 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 recent and more ancient ancestors. This includes helpful guides and teachers as well as the dead who are still in need of assistance (both perpetrators and victims). The work will closely follow Dr. 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 repair and cultural healing. Preregistration and full attendance is requested (see below).

We are strongly committed to keeping the work accessible to people of diverse backgrounds and variable means while also supporting our teaching staff. People of African or Native descent and other historically or currently 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 will take place in the Octagon Room at Bridge Between the Worlds, Friday – Sunday, 10am-5pm each day. Lunch break included (lunch not provided). Cost for this three-day intensive is $400 (or 4 payments of $110). We have reserved a third of spaces at scholarship rates, with a few partial scholarship spaces at $300 (or 4 payments of $85), and a few half scholarship spaces at $200 (or 4 payments of $60). These options are for folks who are historically/currently marginalized (e.g., Indigenous folks, People of Color, trans and genderqueer folks, those living with disabilities, those living in poverty). 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.

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.

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.

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 that this event is taking place on the ancestral lands of the Monacan peoples 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 the event by donation or gifting.

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Start:
February 28, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
End:
March 1, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

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