Ancestral Lineage Healing Intensives

Ancestral lineage healing intensives are opportunities to deep-dive into your ancestral work with the support of a strong ritual container. During the intensive, we cover the main steps of Daniel Foor’s ancestral lineage repair process and provide support and facilitation for each participant wherever they are at in the process.

These intensives are organized and administrated through Ancestral Medicine.

For a complete description of these events, and to register, visit this link. For administrative questions, please contact the Ancestral Medicine organization at

I truly appreciate Maris, Larisa, and Chi Young. They each brought a strong personal presence and quality to the gathering while keeping a dogma-free energy beautifully intact. It was clear how much hard work and dedication they bring into the work. I felt the time and effort I brought to the gathering was respected and well met. I will certainly and emphatically recommend their work to my acquaintances.


I bow with gratitude and want lovingly honor with deep respect our facilitators, Chi Young, Larisa and Maris who created such a safe container for me this past weekend. I felt deeply heard and lovingly cared for during this time along with my ancestors. They took the time to answer questions and address any concerns or issues. They also addressed the importance of self-care which I took to heart.


I loved the way the teachers used vernacular language to relate to the ancestors. Made it possible for me to relate to them, the teachers better. Didn’t have to be so serious all the time. And made the ancestors seem more approachable.


This experience was amazing! I felt such a sense of belonging and respect and caring about my experience! You all three brought something different to the group while all expressing genuine caring for each of us! I truly appreciate that!!


Larissa, Maris and Chi Young lead by example without preaching or direct force and hold sacred space in a way that is both accessible and deeply reverential. They made the work powerful and at the same time relaxing, not an easy task when holding space for both beginners like me and people with more experience. I learned a ton from them without active effort. The music they bring adds a very deepening dimension. I am so grateful for their quiet, profound way of being and their leadership.


Our teachers were the perfect guides. Each of us was in a different place. i sensed that each person’s experience was supported and honored by the teachers. I felt no negativity coming from anyone – this is difficult – our teachers allowed the great range of feelings and experiences to come forth, but for each person privately. Our teachers have great skill and immense depth.


For years I have chipped laboriously away at doing my personal healing work. This work was exponential in that it helped me access the roots of so much dysfunction. I have been exhaustingly trimming back the seed heads to little relative effect on my own, year after year, which sometimes feels like a futile and lonely effort. Such a relief that I don’t have to do this work alone, but have compassionate human guidance and tremendously powerful and effortless work done by my well ancestors. I can clearly feel not only how it directly benefits me directly, but am daily aware of the concentric rings of wellness spreading out around me into the world. I have a new sense of groundedness and interconnectedness I have never had before. I can truly feel the joy and meaning now when I say “All my Relations”. When I contemplate being of service now, I feel not a sense of burden and work, but shared joy. I can see now why you do this work and am grateful for all your sacrifices in showing up for us.


The work itself is very powerful and important. Daniel Foor has created a deep, yet understandable, way to approach this work. It sets a person on their way to heal all of their lineages and the teachers and supporters set us on the way to be able to do this. The double teachers and three supporters had knowledge and experience to work with all of us no matter where we were in the process or what came up. The energy of the group helped create a powerful and safe container. It was beautifully sacred and very accessible. Another powerful part was the ritual of co-creating the despacho. Seeing it grow as we worked throughout the weekend. And lots of deep prayers going on. Having supporters who worked with us in small groups deepened the work immeasurably.

Gary - Louiville Participant 2019

All my respect and appreciation to Shannon and Maris in their competent and well sourced translation of a subject that feels both ancient and familiar, and estranged. I believe that it was their earnest, authentic leads and responses that demystified the subject so beautifully and opened my own heart to traverse inner landscapes of intense healing and shift. Their co-leadership style seemed so natural, as if it was how they roll all day, everyday. I felt seen and cared for in a room full of people, which is such a safe place to reside within while exploring with my ancestors. Much appreciation and thanks to all of them!

Jennifer - Louisville Participant 2019

Maris Bergrune and Shannon Willis were both amazing facilitators. They created a safe, fun-serious, all inclusive, loving, container. They know their ancestral medicine and taught me so much. Sovereignty…I get it! “Let the well ones do the work,”…I get it.

Maris listened deeply and pondered before answering. The high quality of her responses was reflective of her thoughtfulness. Her singing is magical. She is a blessing!

Erin - Louisville Participant 2019

Shannon and Maris held this class with wisdom and humor and clarity. They held all of us powerfully and tenderly in all the places we traveled and all the ancestors we met, the stories we lived with our lineages. With some of us being in different places from others, they kept us together, working together, working alone, in the ancestral lands. The led this story we co-created really beautifully.

Gary - Louiville Participant 2019

I feel connected and empowered to do this work. My original intent coming into this intensive was to come home to myself in a way that I had not been able to prior. I feel like I have gained tools and support to do the work that is causing a deep, beautiful shift within me.

Jennifer - Louisville Participant 2019

I learned to interact with my ancestors. I also learned a new and different way to do despacho. It was absolutely the most beautiful and power despacho ceremony I have ever been in.

Louisville Participant 2019

I found the great connection and support from my ancestors – who would have thought it! I feel so connected to my life now and its course. Much gratitude!

Tara - Louisville Participant 2019

I no longer feel overwhelmed at the notion of being in right relationship to my ancestors.

Erin - Louisville Participant 2019

Our guides were resourced and expert in holding space for the healing processes offered. You can tell they have done their work!

Tom - Louisville Participant 2019