Co-led by Maris Bergrune and Larisa Noonan.
May 17 @ 10:00 am – May 19 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Registration is open (link will take you to ancestralmedicine.org)
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.
This intensive is Friday-Sunday, from 10am to 5pm each day, with a lunch break (lunch not included). The location will be announced soon, within 20 minutes of Ashland. Cost for this three-day intensive is $400. We have reserved nearly a third of spaces at scholarship rates. These are on a first-come first-served basis and especially designated for historically or currently disadvantaged groups.
Registration is open (link will take you to ancestralmedicine.org).
About your facilitators:
Maris Bergrune, MS, M.Ac.O.M. (Grants Pass, OR) is a practitioner of seiðr, oracular medium, and singer-musician. She helps people become deeply well with their ancestors and access Northern European wisdom traditions and transformational ritual. She specializes in templates of Old Norse animist practices in order to build community and bring healing to the modern world. Maris has been engaged in healing ritual and spirit-work for over fifteen years, and teaches consent-based spirit practices that maintain sovereignty, healthy boundaries, and personal integrity. Her ancestors are primarily from Germany, Switzerland, Holland, England, Wales, and Poland. For more info see: livingvoicemedicine.com.
Larisa Noonan (Salem, OR) has specialized for nearly two decades in trauma healing, embodiment skills, and supporting healthy boundaries. She is passionate about ancestral healing, supporting grief and loss, recovery from religious fundamentalism, and work with chronic pain/illness. She lives with her husband and son in Oregon on the ancestral homelands of Kalapuya people. Her ancestors are from France, the Netherlands via Ukraine, Germany, and Switzerland and her work/life is rooted in earth-honoring ritual, embodying ancestral gifts, and reclaiming animist values. For more info see: www.larisanoonan.com.
We acknowledge this event is taking place on the traditional lands of Shasta and Takelma peoples. 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.
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