I felt the rituals were very engaging and useful. They made me connect to humanity and my ancestors and to the other participants. I felt we all had pain that needed to be released and worked through.
I especially liked the breath work and got amazing insights from it. I was surprised that — with the right surroundings, guidance and an open heart — so much can be done with the breath work.
I also very much liked the mini ceremony of burning the things we wanted to let go of when moving to the next decade. This, I feel, could be done also in other ceremonies no matter what time of year. It was surprisingly powerful, and whenever things I let go of try to creep back into my mind (such as blaming myself or holding on to certain people), I am still reminded that I made the decision to let go, and it is OK.
All in all, the exercises were important and I feel they guided my weekend especially towards generational healing.