Reveal, Release, Transform Family Patterns

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm both days
Where: Private residence in Laguna Beach, CA
Fee:  $280 (Pre-payment required to hold space. Payment includes processing fee.)

Not all our ancestors have been wise and loving in their choices. When hearts and minds and hopes were broken, their woundings resulted in traumas that have been passed down through our DNA. Connecting with the gifts and talents that you inherited and recognizing the sacrifices your ancestors made provides a healing environment for releasing the past through forgiveness and love.

This powerful experiential workshop will explore family patterns and subconscious limiting beliefs that need to be released, for the past, the present, and the future. 


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3rd Two Year Advanced Group
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5th Two Year Group on the land in Laguna Beach
Meeting at Pine Manor
Web-based course
Reveal, Release, Transform Family Patterns
This is a six week course and is "on demand" meaning that your 
course will begin the day that you purchase it. 

This is an email and Internet based course with three modules that will cover 6 weeks. Every two weeks you will receive an email with a password-protected link to the material. You will be invited to a private Facebook page and be able to connect with others taking the class.

​Each module will include a video talk by Gretchen, printable handouts, experiential activities, and a access to Gretchen via Facebook or email. ​An optional offering is a 30 minute session with Gretchen during the course for a discounted $35 (regular fee for a private 30-minute session is $65).

For registration, payment options, and more information
visit www.ancestralwisdomonline.com


When: Saturday & Sunday, March 17 & 18, 2018 
Time: 10am to 5pm both days
Where: Private residence in Laguna Beach, CA
Fee: $280

Spiritual hygiene, by definition, is a set of practices that is concerned with maintaining a clean subtle body to promote and maintain physical health and well-being. Just as dirt accumulates on your skin, energies constantly accumulate on your subtle body and in your home. It affects how you feel, what you think, how others perceive you, what effects you have on your surroundings, how much you are in touch with yourself, and how much stress and fear you have in your life.

​Join Gretchen for this hands-on exploration in Laguna Beach, CA, working with nature to cleanse, purify, and protect your personal and collective environment. Basic medicine-making techniques will be shared. These practices can also be applied to your clients. 


“Tell me a story of who you are and see who I am in the stories I am living. And together we will remember that each of us always has a choice.” 
~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer

When: Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3, 2018 
Time: 10am to 5pm both days
Where: Private residence in Laguna Beach, CA
Fee: $280

What is your soul’s true purpose in this lifetime? What yearnings deep within you have yet to be revealed? Do you feel in balance within and without? What are your gifts and talents that are longing to be expressed?

The intention of this two-day workshop is to provide a safe container for deep inner reflection of one's gifts and talents and to facilitate personal empowerment and transformation through the alchemical process of exploration and ritual. 

Prerequisite for this program is a working knowledge of shamanic journeying
and personal shamanic work with Gogo Gretchen or another approved practitioner

Ancestral Wisdom’s two-year training was created to provide you with experiential initiations and rituals of the ancient ways of the shaman. Gogo Gretchen is a fully initiated sangoma/traditional healer from the Zulu lineage. She was “called” by her Ancestors (Spirit Guides) to train (itwasa) in Southern Africa. Gogo Gretchen has completed traditional training in Africa and graduated in traditional African ceremonies. Although this two-year program is not an African training, and you will not be a sangoma at the end of it, the wisdom and perspective of the sangoma will be shared throughout the two years. Gogo Gretchen's mentoring will reflect the ancient wisdom of the sangoma: surrender, humility, respect, community, ritual, oneness.

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Chakras are our energy centers. They are the openings for life force to flow into and out of our aura. Their function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. They are associated with our physical, mental and emotional interactions.

These 7 energy centers also carry the subconscious limiting beliefs that can keep us from fully claiming our health and well-being. When we connect with each center to reveal these old patterns and beliefs, we can release them and allow new awareness and transformation into our life.

Over a period of eight months we will focus on one chakra per month, clearing ancestral and karmic issues and releasing subconscious limiting beliefs, creating the opening for transformation and co-creating a new paradigm for ourself and loved ones. We will use a variety of shamanic techniques including art, music, drumming, and dancing to explore each chakra center. You will also be expected to continue working on each center at home between sessions. 

Where: Private residence in Laguna Beach, CA
When: TBA - private or small group sessions 
8 two-hour sessions plus follow-up emails between sessions. 
Fee: (PayPal payment includes processing fee)

You may choose to do this work one-on-one with Gretchen or organize one or two friends to join you.

OPTION 2 (Payment made through PayPal or Square)
8 virtual sessions via Skype with guidance for each chakra. The first session is 90 minutes ($190) and the following 7 sessions are $125 each.


7th Two Year Training
7th Two Year Training
New Offering for 2018

When: Second Saturday of the month, beginning in February through September
(2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12, 8/11, and 9/18, 2018 - no circle in June or July) 
Time: 10am to 12pm
Where: Private residence in Laguna Beach, CA
Donation: $20 
(Prior to the class I ask that you read Sandra Ingerman's book, 
Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner's Guide)

The current climate of chaos and uncertainty affects all of us, creating uncertainty and confusion about the future. In this class we will connect with our Lower World and Upper World compassionate spirit allies for the purpose of receiving insight and guidance for healing ourselves and Mother Earth. This is an experiential class where we will enter non-ordinary reality using the shamanic journey to receive direction.

Journeying is the foundational tool for shamanic study and healing and provides the passageway that has been used for centuries to obtain information from other dimensions, realms, and realities. Through the journeying process, you can receive information, knowledge and wisdom which you can utilize for solving problems, gaining clarity about life’s circumstances, or simply to build your awareness and understanding of the different worlds beyond. Journeying is a perfect way to learn what direction is needed in your life to facilitate wholeness.

Basic journeying skills required. 

Chakra Clearing