Ancestral Connections: Gateways (Graz)
May 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - May 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Bookings through APSYS. (www.apsys.org)
Ancestral Connections II: Gateways
Ancestral Connections invites you to rest into the innate wisdom of your intelligent body through movement, dance and systems constellations. This innovative series of workshops is created and facilitated by inspired therapists and trainers: Tanja Meyburgh and Sian Palmer.
As modern people we have lost many traditions of rites of passage and have forgotten the importance of marking moments in time that present a threshold experience. Our Ancestors knew the ways of assisting us through these passages in time in a way that allowed us to deepen and grow into our psychological and spiritual journey through this lifetime.
The seasons of our lives lead us from birth to childhood to adulthood to death. Cycles, seasons and changes bringing times of cleansing, dancing, building, burying and new life.
In life change is constant. How do we consciously relate to change in a way that supports our growth and includes our creative agency? How do we step into the role of the initiate and initiate our own lives?
With these inevitable changes come death and birth: metaphoric and literal. How do we prepare ourselves to face loss and welcome the new?
Passing through the gateways as conscious participants with change we journey from past to future, before and after, and realize that through each door there is the other side; the unknown land or place that beckons. This journey enables us to discover what we have and need, to find the key, open the door and step into the next phase of life… perhaps even catch a glimpse of the gifts and treasures that await.
In Gateways through the use of ritual and rites of passage processes you will are supported in your transitioning; witnessed by those who have made these journeys before: our ancient and ancestral seekers.
Ancestral Connections I, II and III are required to attend the Ancestral Connections Facilitator Training Intensive which will be offered in Europe from 2020.
Who is this for:
• This workshop is for both the lay person and professional wanting to develop and further their relationship with their physical body, and finding embodied ways to resource themselves
• It appeals to those who are interested in exploring their interconnected relationship with themselves, their families and loved ones, humanity and the land.
• Constellations and conscious dance facilitators are invited to join us for further learning, and to inspire and deepen their work.
“Sian and Tanja’s collaboration in Ancestral Connections brings a workshop to bear which combines the incredible strengths of each of their respective practices: Expressive Movement and African Constellations. Sian’s sensitive movement meditation facilitation, paves an expressway for Tanja’s incisive family constellation work. The rhythmic dancing into embodied presence supports a personal bravery to see, face, embrace and release one’s inherited patterns and difficulties – in a life changing manner. This work simply and penetratingly shatters personal conscious and unconscious obstacles, with an echo that subtly ripples forward and backward across one’s lineage. Gift yourself, your ancestors and your descendants this powerful workshop.” – Workshop Participant: Johannesburg, 2017
Tanja Meyburgh is a registered psychologist, and an internationally renowned systems constellations facilitator and trainer. As founder of African Constellations she has been immersed in family and systems constellations work since 2003 through her practice, training facilitators in South Africa and writing about her experiences. What excites her about constellations is the possibility to engage the head, heart and body in the healing process, as well as the bridge that it offers between ancient and indigenous ways of healing and modern concepts of psychology, epigenetics and neuroscience. Tanja is also an ongoing student of African cosmology.
Sian Palmer is the Founder of Expressive Movement South Africa and is a registered Drama and Movement Therapist (MA University of London) as well as a trained Family Constellations Facilitator. Sian currently practices in South Africa with both individuals and groups in therapy and training spaces. With her area of expertise firmly established in embodied practice, Sian is passionate about dance as an accessible holistic healing and meditation practice.
Expressive Movement encourages a holistic relationship to your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies and supports a deeper embodied listening in the constellation field. In this workshop we move, constellate and connect with our ancestral lineages, with our non-family ancestors, and with life itself. This collaboration offers a healing and strengthening safe space that takes you out of the analysis and intellectual rumination of the past and into an embodied and ceremonial connection with the here and now. We discover and deepen our experience that relationship is primary: relationship with our roots, relationship with our bodies, to life and to ourselves.