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An Embodied Dialogue with the Internalized Colonizer

With embodied guidance, systemic family constellations, ceremony, practical wisdom, experiential dialogue, and ancestral prayers, this retreat invites you to be with others in a nature-based setting to:

  • Disentangle the relationship between belonging, race, ancestry, and power.
  • Be strengthened by family and ancestral histories.
  • Re-member invisible truths held in the body.
  • Reclaim belonging, remembering that our human family is nature itself.
  • Learn how the shadows of colonialism influence our livelihoods, families, work, health, economy, organizations, and communities.
  • Recognize and shift patterns of taking what there is no right to take.
  • Unleash creativity.
  • Access ancestral strength to support us in facing the future on solid ground.

This retreat is especially relevant for those:

  •  seeking ways to be strengthened by the human experience and North American landscape as individuals and a collective.
  • eager to disentangle the relationship between belonging, race, ancestry, power, gender, “otherness,” politics, and democracy.
  • desiring to acknowledge fields of injustice in ways that promote restoration of belonging, order, and balance.
  • women and men seeking greater collaboration and shared responsibility and partnership.
  •  new and seasoned in the constellation field.
  • who are healing arts professionals, desiring greater consciousness, and/or future ancestors. 

Yep, that’s all of us ~ we’re all in it together.

Led by Lisa Iversen, MSW, LCSW, author of Ancestral Blueprints: Revealing Invisible Truths in America's Soul and Founding Director of the Center for Ancestral Blueprints.

Organizing Host: Sonya Lea, author of Wondering Who You Are.

Schedule, Registration , & Accommodations Details

Are there prerequisites for participation?

“Good enough” personal and life stability. Emotional maturity. Practiced in selfcare.

Schedule  begins Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 7pm  and ends on Saturday, November  2, 2019,  at 5pm.

Fee:  $275/USD


For those who need lodging, visit the "Banff" page on this website for information on accommodations. Note that lodging rates are secured until August 30th.  Early action for those requiring accommodations is encouraged.

Where can I learn more about systemic family constellations?

Questions? Contact organizing host Sonya Lea at

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