Reveal, Release, Transform Family Patterns
One-Day Workshop at Pine Manor in Lake Elsinore

“The ancestors are benevolent beings who love us.  
You are their legacy and they want the best for their progeny. 
 Their own evolution in the Other World depends upon the 
completion of unfinished business or making amends for unkind 
acts or deeds that they may have committed during their lifetime.” 
~ Baba P.H. Mtshali, Zulu Traditional Healer and Sangoma

When: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Where: Pine Manor in Lake Elsinore, CA
Fee:  $150 (Pre-payment required to hold space)

The ancestors are an important part of our soul’s evolutionary process. Among them there is usually one, sometimes more, that are chosen as personal guardians. Ancestors who have agreed to work with us may be grandparents or other deceased relatives, including family members from long ago. The speak the language of intuition and symbols through the elements, memories, dreams, and metaphors.

Ancestral spirits, living on in the Other World, remember their time on Earth. Evolution continues for them and they depend upon working with their descendants to correct family karmic issues. The more they see you struggling the more they ache, and the more compassion they feel the more anxious they are to assist in the healing of those still in the world. It is an equal partnership. 

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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Deposit requested to hold your space.

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“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 (Pre-payment required to hold space. 
Payment includes processing fee.)

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?

We are at a transformational time in history. Each of us is invited to choose the way we respond to daily global and local events. Do you react in fear or do you recognize that the current chaos is an opportunity to shift the consciousness of our planet and effect the evolutionary process of humanity? The evolution of our soul is multidimensional and raising the vibration of our DNA results in shifting the consciousness of the Universe because we are ONE!

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. Humanity is at a crucial evolutionary crossroads and I invite you to be the change you wish to see in the world!

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

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 Mission Viejo, 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: Long distance via Skype (Payment made through PayPal or Square)
8 monthly virtual sessions with a focus on one chakra per month. Each session is 90 minutes ($190 per session).

7th Two Year Training
7th Two Year Training

When: Second Saturday of the month, beginning in February through September
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