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3rd Two Year Advanced Group
3rd Two Year Advanced Shamanic Training Group at Pine Manor
4th Two Year Advanced Shamanic Training Group at Pine Manor
5th Two Year Group on the land in Laguna Beach
Meeting at Pine Manor

New program will begin in March 2020 
For details click here


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 in Southern Africa. Gogo Gretchen has completed traditional training in Africa and graduated in traditional African ceremonies. 

Benefits of this program include opportunities to experience life with more power, confidence and joy. Throughout the program you will be asked to surrender, to detach from outcomes, and to become the healing you want to see in the world. The Ancestors will take you deeply into your soul’s journey, revealing both shadow and light, asking you to surrender ego and embrace your inner truth and beauty. No two apprenticeship programs are identical because now two groups are the same! 

Shamans are called by Spirit. It is not a simple choice that one makes. While people can train people, it is the Ancestors who initiate shamans and make them authentic healers and agents of change. Therefore there will be no certificate at the end of this training. Gogo Gretchen's mentoring will reflect the ancient wisdom of the traditional healer: surrender, humility, respect, community, ritual, oneness. 

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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

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 Niguel, CA
When: TBA - private or small group sessions 
8 two-hour sessions plus follow-up emails between sessions. 
Fee: (PayPal payment includes processing fee)
  • 1 person = $225 per session
  • 2 people = $185 per person per session
  • 3-4 people = $150 per person per session
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, FaceTime, or Zoom (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).
Chakra Clearing
7th Two Year Training
7th Two Year Training
in Seal Beach, CA 

WHEN: 4th Saturday of the month, 10am to 12pm
           (Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 28,  Apr 25, June 27, July 25, Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 28 2020)
                          WHERE: Center for Integrative Health & Healing 
                                         13001 Seal Beach Blvd, Ste 360, Seal Beach, CA
                          FEE: $25 per session (attendance at all sessions not required)

Space is limited ~ Preregistration required

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.

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.

This is an experiential class where we will enter non-ordinary reality using the shamanic journey to receive direction. In this monthly journeying class we will connect with our Lower World and Upper World compassionate spirit allies for the purpose of healing ourselves and our communities. 


in San Juan Capistrano, CA

WHEN: 3rd Sunday of the month, 10am to 12pm
  (Jan 19, Feb 16, Apr 19, May 17,  June 21, July 19, Sept 20, Oct 18, 
Nov 15, Dec 20 2020)
   WHERE: Walk Intuit 
27128 A Paseo Espada, Suite 1522, San Juan Capistrano, CA 
  FEE: $25 per session (attendance at all sessions not required)

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 monthly experiential class is for those who have shamanic journeying experience and want to explore non-ordinary reality more deeply to facilitate personal and collective healing.  

Space is limited - preregistration required
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.
8th Two Year Group