Every lineage includes loving and wise ancestors. Connect with yours as a source of blessing, support and healing.


Ancestral Lineage Healing Sessions    

Yahrzeit candle of remembrance

Yahrzeit candle of remembrance

Personal sessions with Taya Mâ are tailored to individual needs and begin with on an assessment of the current state of one's four primary blood lineages and continue with in-depth working of individual lineages.  The lineage healing process includes cultivating connection with a bright and well ancestor to serve as a source of connection and blessing on the lineage, and to engage a process of healing up the lineage generation by generation.

Personal sessions with Taya Mâ are available by video-conference (Sykpe or Zoom) or in person in the California Bay Area and Philadelphia, PA.

Ancestral Healing Events w/ Taya Mâ


Ancestral Lineage Healing Intensive 3-day in Berkeley, CA February 8-10, 2019.

Ancestral Lineage Healing Intensive, Minneapolis, MN April 12-14, 2019

Amidst the Blessing of Our Ancestors @ Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA, January 22-26, 2019

Jewish Ancestral Healing Online Class

Star of david crafted with ancestral foods by participants in Hillula: Ancestral healing in jewish traditions workshop with taya shere and daniel foor

Star of david crafted with ancestral foods by participants in Hillula: Ancestral healing in jewish traditions workshop with taya shere and daniel foor

The Jewish Ancestral Healing Online course includes three personal Ancestral Lineage Healing sessions with Taya Mâ or ancestral lineage healing practitioner Yael illah, content material on Jewish ancestor reverence practices delivered in audio and written format, and optional (recorded) monthly group video calls. The three personal sessions include an assessment of students’ four primary bloodlines and continue toward connecting with an ancestral guide to anchor blessing and bring healing / repair through one of the lineages.

In our opening call (optional / recorded), we'll review the principles of the Ancestral Lineage Healing model and set clear intentions for the work.  The second two calls (optional / recorded) are check-in and integration calls, space for sharing experiences, questions, receiving feedback and connecting in community. Audio and written content of the course highlights Jewish ancestral reverence practices including working with stones, yahrzeit practices of remembering, the ancestralization practice of reciting Mourner's Kaddish, the practice of pilgrimage known as Hillula, and more. 

Course registration is $475 upfront or 3 monthly installments of $180 (totaling $540).  For registration details, fill out the contact form.

Video calls are Sundays February 3 and March 3 @ noon Pacific / 3 pm Eastern, April date TBA - calls are optional and are recorded for those who can’t attend.

The Ancestral Medicine Model

ancestral medicine book by dr. daniel foor

ancestral medicine book by dr. daniel foor

Taya Mâ is a trained practitioner of Ancestral Lineage Healing, a model developed by Dr. Daniel Foor which has supported thousands of people in ancestral connection and lineage healing.  Ancestral Lineage Healing focuses on connecting with well ancestors within specific blood lineages to ally with them toward the healing of the lines.

This modality roots in the understandings that consciousness extends beyond the living, that not all of the dead are equally well and that the living and dead can communicate with and strongly impact each other.

In-depth information on this modality is available at www.ancestralmedicine.org and in the book Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing by Daniel Foor.




"Our work has enhanced my sense of place and belonging, helping me to touch a greater appreciation for my ancestors with all of their gifts and challenges, and how they continue to bless and inform me. I highly recommend Taya Mâ as a guide." ~ Aliza Schechter,  Founder of Full Circle Dance


Courses and sessions are with Taya Mâ Shere, a certified practitioner of Ancestral Lineage Healing who has served as a spiritual leader in Jewish congregational and communal settings since 2005.

Taya Mâ co-founded and co-directs Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, is a practioner the trauma-healing modality Somatic Experiencing.  She teaches ritual, ancestor work and transforming Jewish PTSD at Starr King School for the Ministry and at the Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, CA.

For more information on her books, music and other online courses in Embodied Presence and Embracing Pleasure, visit her personal site www.holytaya.com or the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute site www.kohenet.com