Ancestral Fathers and Mothers and Shamanic healing: Part of the Dance of Raven set

Dance of Raven is a three-part song series of shamanic healing workshops focused on soul-work from a shamanic-animistic perspective. The first is Soul Path & Retrieval followed by Death, Dying and Transformation and Ancestral Fathers and Mothers Shamanic healing (usually when Honeypaws wakes up).

Each one is rooted in the other, building upon the work and experiences of the previous workshop(s).

Dance of Raven Song III
Ancestral Fathers and Mothers and Shamanic healing

Dance of Raven is a three-part series of shamanic healing workshops focused on soul-work from a shamanic-animistic perspective. The first is Soul Path & Retrieval. Each one is rooted in the other, building upon the work and experiences of the previous workshop(s).

For ages shamans and animistic cultures have honoured their ancestors. Hints can be found also in major religions too. Our relatives and forefathers and foremothers experienced Life: traumas, tragedies, love, comedy, curses, loneliness, etc. happened and can bring their shadow or entangle us and even bless all those who came afterwards. Their lives may have gathered together to unfold in our own lives and the lives of our children. Most often the ancestors are neglected and forgotten.

This can create many generations of ill-will, stories of disownment, regret, bitterness, etc. in our families. Often in many cultures if they are not remembered their presence may be known through different illnesses, for example, and even confuse or restrict us and our descendants from living healthier lives. This can also be on a larger scale which includes Mother Earth. Our responsibility is to re-honour and re-member them so that we carry them in a wholesome way in this day and age.

During this workshop we use the shamanic journey to work with our own blood ancestors, the unfinished business and work with different ways to clear the way for ourselves and our descendants. We call forth and create connection with our forefathers and mothers as well as other teachers in the Spirit World which are compassionate and willing to help us in our own lives. We create also rituals to maintain these connections in our daily lives.

Working and cooperating with the ancestors, when coming from cultures which are bent on forgetting them can be a place of core-healing. Christiana brings in threads from other culturesways with the Ancestors. It is desired that as we gather the threads from our collective shamanic work we ground them in the present day.

The course is intended for those grounded and experienced in the basic shamanic journey. Any doubts, please contact Christiana. Because we do shamanic work with Death this workshop is also recommended for those who are interested in working with the dying or the deceased and of course for those who are interested in doing healing work for others.

This is a drug-free (alcohol also) workshop. Workshop is in English and Finnish.

These workshops are teachings in shamanic techniques, the shamanic way and worldview. The foundation is an animistic worldview with purposeful intent on multi-cultural gleanings. Christiana threads together what she has gathered/lived/learned over 30 yrs of shamanic healing experiences as well as all that has occurred before! As always, Spirit will guide us and tailor-make this workshop just for those who gather together at this time.

Basic workshop is required. Song I Soul Path and Retrieval and Song II Death, Dying and Transformationis recommended (or similar) and preference given to those who have participated in Songs I and II. 

Only ten places.

Place: 95355 Koivu, Lappi, Finland between Kemi – Rovaniemi

Price: 370 incl. 24% VAT. Price includes full board and breaks, all linens, shared rooms (2-3 persons), wood-burning sauna, teachings.

Reservations: 75 by 01.04.2022 Christiana +358 50 494 7030 text or Include name, email/contact info and message KOIVUancestor. Bank information sent. Refunds 14 days or less we are not returned. Sponsor someone! In event of cancellation, all payments returned. Upon receipt of reservation fee, arrival instructions and what to bring information shall be sent. Cash, bank deposit, mobile pay.

Questions? Please contact Christiana.

Schedule: 21.04 arrival and begins 3 pm. with finish on Sunday 24.04 by 4 pm.

Koivu lies on a main road between Kemi and Rovaniemi. Train connections to Rovaniemi/Kemijärvi pass through Tervola which is the local train stop. Coaches also drive this route. Airflight if necessary: Rovaniemi and Oulu are main points of entry. From Helsinki, there are overnight trains to the north.

April: this is when winter’s back has broken and the sun is now pouring forth onto the lands of the Sámi, of the North. The snow is melting yet still present in the mountains. The snowmelt is filling streams and rivers, brooks and springs, and beloved bogs are becoming fluid. Honeypaws is coming forth here in the north and in the south is already out and about. The night sky includes stars and perhaps even the Aurora Borealis, still. This is the time of crisp, cold nights and warmer days – with such an outpouring of sunshine one’s heart can burst with joy.


Apr 21 - 24 2022


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


95355 Koivu, Finland