ANCESTRAL DANCE

As we take shelter during this planetary pandemic, our sacred practices, ceremonies and communal gatherings are retreating to online spaces, as are countless other aspects of our lives. Given the times, creativity and adaptability are required for the quality and quantity of ritual needed. So much sorrow and fear and change. Loss of touch and hugs and public spaces. So many transitioning at once. Radical changes for end-of-life tending, funerary practices and body disposition to accommodate the demands and risks of this virus.

With a desire to be of service to the living and the dying, Julia has created an online format for Ancestral Dance during this time of social distancing. In preparation for these dance rituals, participants will receive suggestions (in the Heartward Sanctuary online FB group) for creating a ritual container in your home space (altars, offerings, open space, etc). Participants will then gather on Zoom for a group ritual experience. We'll deepen in to our bodies through conscious breathing, somatic invitations, visualizations and prayer. You'll then receive prompts for connection with protective powers and ancestral guides before being guided to drop-in to your own embodied journey to a musical soundscape woven by Julia. (At least 75 minutes of this 2.5 hour ritual will be in your own movement experience, not focused at the screen.)

Whether you seek spiritual support or need to tend any recently deceased in their transition, this ritual series will provide space to directly relate with the ancestors. 

Participants will need stable internet connection and computer or smart phone​.  

FOR PARTICIPANTS NEW TO ANCESTRAL HEALING PRACTICES

To maximize ritual safety and experience for those who've already begun this work, you'll need one private session or an intro group session prior to attending the rituals. Anyone who has one-on-one or group work in the lineage of Ancestral Medicine (via Dr Daniel Foor) is welcome.

FOR PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE WORKED WITH JULIA BEFORE OR HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THIS MODALITY

Please join the Heartward Sanctuary FB Group and/or newsletter for confirmed times and pre-ritual suggestions.

Times to be determined 

Approximately 2.5 hours in length 

By donation ($0-30)

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Kathleen Hunter

Anna Maynard

Julia Hartsell

Jonathan Edwards

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