Ancestral Grief & Wisdom
September 27, 2020 | 11am-1pm PST/ 2pm-4pm EST
2HR ONLINE WORKSHOP
Ancestral Grief & Wisdom is an invitation to build & deepen your relationships with ancestors from a multi-cultural and decolonial lens. This introductory workshop led by Marisol Castillo, MA (Salvadoran- European) and Erin Caitlin Sweeney, MA (European), is for people of varied ancestral backgrounds who wish to connect and participate in community, explore their relationship with the land, each other and the hidden gems within.
The workshop will include:
- Practices that support your ancestral journey & develop a deeper relationship with the land.
- A guided ancestral wisdom meditation.
- Embracing and uncovering our ancestral wisdom allows for the healing of our ancestral grief.
- Come with an open heart, writing tools, & something (picture, stone, song, etc) that connects you to your ancestry for this participatory workshop. Looking forward to connecting with you.
Once payment is received, you will receive a PDF with further instructions.. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive your confirmation email.
NonRefundable: All payments are nonrefundable.
There are full and partial ($15 off) scholarships available.
To apply, email Eri@BirthBruja.com with a short share about which scholarship you are requesting, who you are and why you want to attend and be sure to add "Ancestral Grief & Wisdom Scholarship Request" in the subject!
Requests are due by Sunday, September 20th.
Applicants will be notified by Monday, September 21st, 2020.
About the Facilitators:
Marisol Castillo is of Salvadoran descent, raised in New Jersey, and has lived in California for the last 15 years. She has spent her career committed to advocating for low income, marginalized communities of color. She is passionate about environmental, social, and gender equality approached through a psychospiritual lens.
She received her Master’s Degree in East-West Psychology, primarily focused on ecotherapy and indigenous ways of knowing. Her passion lies in her ability to teach, write, and artfully create a space that unifies people from diverse backgrounds for transformative and self-empowering practices.
Also, she is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a research interest in Generational cycles of trauma, social-political, and cultural wounding, as well as working with undocumented families.
Erin Caitlin Sweeney (she/her) is a cis woman of European descent living in Huchiun, the unceded Ohlone territory now known as Oakland, CA. She is a politicized healer, educator & group facilitator. She’s a Leo Sun & Aries Rising with a Pisces Moon. She’s a storyteller, plant lover, and dancer.
Erin offers 1:1 ancestral healing & remembrance work for folks of European descent with an antiracist and decolonial lens as well as workshops and monthly New Moon Circles. She approaches her work grounded in historical & systemic analysis as well as somatic embodiment & holistic health. Erin is passionate about the intersection of healing and social justice; of the importance of recognizing how systems of oppression show up in our bodies, minds, families, and ancestral stories; that when we look inward with accountability, honesty & compassion, we can bring healing to ourselves, our ancestors, and the collective.
Erin holds a Master’s degree in Integrative Health Studies from CIIS and is a certified practitioner of Usui Reiki & Guided Imagery. She is an adjunct faculty member at Saint Mary’s College, an instructor at Hipline, and a member of the team at Ancestral Apothecary School of Herbal, Folk & Indigenous Medicine. To learn more, visit her website at www.erincaitlinsweeney.com or Instagram at @erincaitlinsweeney.