We are a North Carolina Piedmont-based 508c(c)1(a) non-profit dedicated to midwifing metamorphosis, tending life's thresholds and sacred transitions. Our projects include personal and group ritual offerings, a sliding-scale acupuncture and herbal clinic, ancestral healing work, community dances, and an incipient green burial ground and ancestral grove.
Committed to fostering relationship with the other-than-human world and tending our beloved dead through expressive and ritual arts, we are growing new culture from ancient roots. We are artists, ritualists, gardeners, musicians, healers, writers. More about us
Ancestral Feeding & Ritual Dance
Oct 31 - Nov 1
in Silk Hope, NC
Ecstatic Dance Sanctuary
Weekend Open-air Dance Sanctuaries
throughout Fall & Winter
resume in November
Education, planning & sacred ceremonies
Due to COVID-19, this retreat is being rescheduled. Dates TBD for online and open-air Ancestral and Ritual Dances.
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Dance has traditionally been a way to honor and connect with the earth, sun and lunar cycles, our other-than-human kin and the ancestors. Music and dance have been essential ways of grieving, celebration and healing. Ancestral Dance is a ritualized movement practice that offers opportunity to remember and reclaim our ancestral, animist ways. Engaging with the ancestors can support healing of ourselves, the dead and the earth.
The Ancestral Grove
Green burial ground
Our first beloved was laid to rest in the magnificent meadow here. It's been heartbreaking to lose our precious Pablo, our primary canine companion. Yet, amidst the sudden loss and tremendous grief, we are thankful that his bones have christened the burial ground and will forever bless the land here. His death and passing, being such the shock, have affirmed our purpose here.
Having space with his body before burial was tremendously important for my own grieving and healing process. Grieving him in a private chamber was incredibly connective and supportive. This Winter will be dedicated to putting the appropriate structures in place for the burial ground to be ready to receive any of our beloved dead.