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Grief Ritual

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - April 7 @ 12:00 am


How it all started

Malidoma Some, elder in the Dagara tribe of Africa, came to America over 30 years ago to teach healing rituals and help unite the east and the west. Toby Christiansen was taught by Malidoma and has performed hundreds of these rituals over the years.

Casey & Elizabeth Peak of Mycoshift are joining with Toby to create this event here in the Twin Cities. We are all very passionate about helping people find peace and healing for their mind and spirit. We look forward to holding space for you here.

Our event space

We will be in Gelencoe, MN at the beautiful Femme Farm for this event. This is a perfect ritual space, carefully curated for healing, relaxing and connecting with others.
Expect adult sleepover style, with several beds to a room. If you have specific needs regarding food or sleeping arrangements please let us know.

The food

Attendees should bring a snack or easy food to share at our potluck on Friday night. Saturday food will be provided, as well as a light breakfast on Sunday. If you have specific food needs please let us know.

The ritual

We will begin April 5th at 6pm.

This is an authentic African grief ritual of the Dagara tribe. When we gather Friday night, we will start building the community by connecting with eachother – this will include food and some drumming! Saturday morning Toby will talk about grief from the Dagara perspective, and the mechanics of the ritual. Most of the day will be spent preparing for our night ritual, including singing the grief song, creating a shrine and our grief bundles. After dinner Saturday night the ritual will start – and go however long it needs to go. The next morning we will gather early for more drumming and song and the closing of the ritual. Expect goodbyes and departure by roughly noon on Sunday.

Event cost: $600

Sign up ASAP
Limited Availability (just 14 people)
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April 5 @ 6:00 pm
April 7 @ 12:00 am


6704 70th St, Glencoe, MN 55336
Femme Farm