Participants will learn to relate safely and directly with family ancestors, both helpful guides and the dead in need of assistance.
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 engagement with cultural healing. Those with a healing arts practice will learn some new skills to support your work.
Locations, Date and Time
This intensive will take place on July 20th, 2019 at Heart Path Studio in Athens, GA (160 Tracy Street, Suite 2C, Athens, GA 30606) The workshop will be from 9:30-5;30pm. Lunch break included (lunch not provided).
How to Register
The cost is $125 for the day of ritual/training.Preregistrat
Shannon Willis, M.Ed (Athens, GA) is a ritual healing practitioner, teacher and founder of Heart Path Studio, a non-profit organization in Athens which aims to create a new folk culture of relating with the unseen world through the convergence of animistic and shamanic principles. Having made a pilgrimage to Nigeria, she is a committed student in the Ifa/Orisa tradition of Yoruba-speaking West Africa in the lineage of Oluěwo Faěloluě AdeěsaĚnyaĚ, She holds a Master’s degree in Professional Leadership and Counseling. Committed to Earth-honoring, individual and collective healing, she is a certified practitioner of Ancestral Lineage Healing. Her work addresses the cultural wounding of the feminine through patriarchy and focuses primarily on supporting others with their blood lineage ancestors and healing of the collective other unhealed ones through land-based ritual. She provides individual sessions, online and in-person workshops. Her ancestors hail from the British Isles, France, and Cherokee and Kaskaskia/Illiniwek nations. For more info see: redearthhealing.org.
We acknowledge this event is taking place on the traditional lands of the Muskogee (Creek) Nation. Folks whose ancestors are indigenous to this area are welcome to join this event by donation or gifting. We encourage participants to become educated on the history of the land and to support local Native organizations.