Brandeis Bloodline Workshop
With George Kamana Hunter
May 30th-June 1st
At the Brandeis-Bardin Institute Retreat Center
Brandeis , CA
It's time to Unburden your Family History!
The Bloodline Healing approach is a unique way to identify and heal the burdens we inherit from our family line. By creating a safe environment where people can communicate directly with their ancestors, a powerful cathartic and liberating process begins. We help participants unburden heavy expectations, release trapped grief and ultimately recognize the gifts of belonging to their lineage.
What you will experience...
- Healing of family and cultural wounds.
- Releasing of burdens: the trauma and shame that is passed down through our bloodlines.
- Shedding and stepping out of family scripts and inherited roles.
- Honoring the gifts: uncovering the particular strengths and joy of our inheritance that have previously been concealed by the burdens.
What we do...
- Explore our family tree
- Powerful group cathartic process and interactive exercises
- Unburdening ceremonies
- Healing communication with our ancestry
- Honoring circles
- Embodying the gifts we carry inside
- Guided Hikes
- Take a dip in the Pool
- Saturday Night Community Campfire
Pre-Registration Cost: $395 (Before March 31st)
Regular Cost: $450 (Starting April 1st)
Includes a bed in triple occupancy modernized cabin with dedicated bathroom. Also includes meals.
Double and single occupancy available for an additional fee per night.
Workshop space limited to 20 participants.
Fee includes 2.5 days, 2 nights stay at Brandeis-Bardin, including all meals, and the workshop tuition. All meals are certified kosher. Vegetarian options are available.
*If you are a returning member, receive a $50 discount for each new participant that you bring to the workshop. There is no cap on this discount so bring as many people as you want.
The workshop features a high Facilitator/Participant Ratio, ensuring personalized support.
- Aviva Shira Bernat MD
- Jessica Gelson MFT
- Dina Bernat-Kunin, LCSW
Friday May 30th
2pm Arrival and Registration
- Kamana's teaching: Gifts, Burdens, and Why we are here!
5pm-5:30pm Room Assignments
7pm-8:30pm Evening Session: Family trees in Pods.
830pm-10pm Rapid Body Based Education: Group Movement
Saturday May 31st
10am-10:30 Check in with pods for any last family tree sharing.
10:30 Ancestral Dialogue Demo: Roles and terminology
2:45 Resume Open Circle
8pm Free time and Camp Fire!
Sunday June 1st
10am Open Circle
1pm-3:30 Debriefing, Integration, Community Map
3:30-Honoring Circle and Forgiveness Circle
Close by 4pm
Participants have commented:
The workshop was powerful and amazing ... since the workshop I have never felt more relaxed and at peace... I haven't felt that neurotic energy from my family since. In the past I would have been a neurotic - stressed out mess but I feel really grounded and trust so much more deeply that life is unfolding in the most perfect way.
I can't fully describe the internal shift I've been experiencing since the weekend. I feel lighter mentally and physically. Free. I'm laughing more and sharing more and seeing myself and the world around me more clearly and more positively.
I didn't realize until after the workshop that I have never displayed pictures of my family in any of my homes since graduating from college. I didn't want a painful visual reminder of lineage and figured the past is something best left behind, but the workshop helped me deal with the toxic elements of my familial history and embrace the good; the rich history of my ancestors who helped shaped the person I am today. Now, I pass pictures of my family every day and it makes me smile. Just another example of how the workshop has enriched my life.
Join us for a rare opportunity. Previous experience with cathartic process work and a phone interview required for entry to the workshop. Have questions? Donâ€™t hesitate to contact George Kamana Hunter at email@example.com or 646 296-2194646 296-2194