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Rudramandir: A Center for Spirituality a

Ancestral Lineage Healing Day Long Intensive - Nov 2nd, 2019 - Berkeley, CA

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Ancestral Lineage Healing Day Long Intensive - Nov 2nd, 2019 - Berkeley, CA
Ancestral Lineage Healing Day Long Intensive - Nov 2nd, 2019 - Berkeley, CA

Time & Location

Nov 02, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Rudramandir: A Center for Spirituality a, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA

About the event

I've thrilled to announce I am participating in the 2019 Reimagine End of Life Festival, a community exploration of big questions about life and death. Get your ticket now for our Ancestral Healing Daylong Workshop.

Ancestral Lineage Healing Daylong

Saturday, November 2nd


Rudramandir, Berkeley, CA

As part of Reimagine 2019, I'm joining forces with my esteemed colleague, Kirra Swenerton, (, to offer a daylong ritual and workshop on Ancestral Lineage Healing. Every lineage has wise and loving ancestors. Connect with yours as a source of blessing, support and healing. Learn to engage your ancestors in heart-centered group ritual in this daylong workshop. We’ll look forward to seeing you on Saturday, Nov. 2nd at Rudramandir!

This work teaches relating safely and directly with blood and family lineage ancestors, cultivates connection with helpful guides, and creates boundaries and support for troubled dead in need of assistance. Together we’ll engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual space through learning, experiential practice and group dialogue.

All are welcome, including folks new to ancestor work, those without much information about their blood lineages, and those with a challenging experience of family. There are no prerequisites for this workshop, though prior experience with inner work and spiritual practice is helpful. 

We provide a securely held ritual container that gives participants tools and practices for addressing grief, inter-generational trauma and allows for deep-level family and cultural healing. We maintain a high instructor to participant ratio to ensure folks receive lots of individual support. 

Both workshop leaders are experienced ritualists, trained in Ancestral Lineage Healing by Daniel Foor of Ancestral Medicine. Gita Thandika is yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner and elder/sundancer in the Lakota tradition. Raised in apartheid South Africa to a Zulu mother and Tamil father, Gita brings a strong sense of social justice and respect for cultural diversity. This spirit of reverence for resilience and creativity informs her approach. Kirra Swenerton's people come from the British Isles and Ireland, Italy and Armenia. She is an ecologist and artist who incorporates earth-based ritual and participatory art making into her work. 

About Reimagine:

Reimagine End of Life is community exploration of the big questions about life and death through art, creativity, and conversation. Artists, storytellers, healthcare professionals, faith and community leaders, and innovators across the San Francisco Bay Area from Oct. 24-Nov. 3 are uniting to create a unique festival of more than 200 events. Root Wisdom is one of 200+ collaborators coming together to explore death and celebrate life from every perspective. We invite you to join us in questioning how we think about this most universal human experience.

RSVP to the Ancestral Healing Daylong Workshop here.

View the entire Reimagine schedule here.

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