What is Family Constellation Work?
Historical Foundations

rope with flower represents the love that is discovered in this family constellation foundations training online.

The Constellation Learning group is a wise and caring circle that changes your life perspective. We are not just saying this. We have heard it countless times from our participants. Your perspective will expand and deepen, allowing for more freedom and compassion in your life.

We have designed a dual track for this year. You can join the Foundation training in an online only version or you can join the hybrid version with two in-person three day Intensives. New dates  are listed below to accommodate the surge of Covid cases due to the omicron variant.

On Saturday, January 29th we will offer a free Zoom introduction  to constellation work to which you can invite anybody who might be interested. This is a free community offering. The zoom link is:

Through immersion in Family Constellation work, we journey into our mother’s and father’s lineages and come into an understanding of the gifts and burdens we are carrying from each. Our intention focuses on helping love to flow within our families and communities. Our circle becomes a safe place to experiment with what heals.

Why participate?

To embody your gifts and bring them into the world

To bring unconscious obstacles into the light of consciousness, where we can address and release them

To understand the foundations of systemic constellation work

To heal your family’s past trauma and release yourself and your children from carrying unresolved issues forward

To connect with a group of like-minded travelers who will support you on your journey as you will support them

2 Tracks: Online Only, or Updated Hybrid Option

ONLINE TRACK: 4  modules, plus small group work, learning materials, and workbook.

HYBRID TRACK: 4 modules online, plus two (2) intensive, 3-day retreats in Western Mass, small group work, learning materials, and workbook.

Whatever track you choose, you will immerse in your mother's and father's lineages. No matter what you find there, embodying your family lineage with all its gifts, strength, wounds, and unfinished dreams, you will find that you are becoming whole and strong in Self.

We will make space for you to bring your personal issue, no matter if it is about your family, career, health or something else. In the safety of our circle, we will explore what underlying dynamics may be holding you back and what shifts are possible.

For more information about how the group works and/or which track is right for you, please attend our free Zoom introduction on January 29th. 

Constellation Work takes courage, and it can be very rewarding.

So often, in the depth of these currents we discover tremendous resilience, love and loyalty.

Web enrichment materials and small groups:

All members of the group will gain access to a password-protected area of our website specifically for students of the Constellation Learning Group. Here you’ll learn from readings and short videos distilled from decades of Systemic Constellation training and practice.

Small groups are encouraged to meet regularly to integrate the studies and personal work. These group will be established during module one and will typically meet via Zoom.

How do we stay Covid-safe for retreats?

Constellation work is difficult to do with masks, as facial expressions are key to this mostly non-verbal modality. In a recent newsletter and blog post, we described our thinking about in-person gatherings and Covid-safe practices. In short:

• The group will be limited to 15 people, which allows for plenty of spaciousness in our group room.

• Our mega air purifier will be doing its work throughout the meetings.

• Windows will stay open as needed as the wood stove keeps us cozy and warm.

• People need to be vaccinated and Covid tested before they arrive. We ask that you purchase a home testing kit and follow instructions on the kit. The second test should be performed the day before we meet. Please send the negative test result or bring it when you come.

We do our best to then stay “in our bubble”. That means that we will hire a cook to take care of lunch and snacks.

• Everybody is welcome to wear a mask for their protection if they so desire.

For lodging please go to Airbnb, hotels or Bed and Breakfast sites.



9:30am - 12:30pm
Come yourself and invite anyone you like.

February 19-20, 2022
9:30am – 4.30pm
Where do I belong?
What is home?
Who are my people?
Exploring entanglement and blind loyalties.

MARCH 12-13, 2022
9:30am – 4.30pm
Transgenerational transmissions of gifts and burdens through our mother's and father's lineages.

March 26-28, 2022
10am – 4.30pm
Purpose and Obstacles: What is mine to do?

April 23, 2022
9:30am – 4.30pm
Dissolving painful bonds:
The Victim/Perpetrator Dynamic

May 20-22, 2022
10am -4:30pm
Beyond the ancestral field: Collective trauma explorations.

June 18-19, 2022
9:30am -4:30pm
Ceremonies for healing and closing.

How to Register:

Lotus logo, therapy and beyond at the Inner Arts Institute of Boston, formerly is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The group will be limited to a maximum of 15 members.

ONLINE ONLY;   $1,925 


This includes food for the two Intensives, but not accommodations, due to the ongoing pandemic.
In some cases it is possible to work out a scholarship or payment plan. Please contact Samvedam for information.



key in lock, representing boston area family constellation training for 2019-2020.My experience in the Learning Group was life changing. I was amazed and grateful for the empathy and skill of the facilitators, who were clearly drawing on much experience and deep intuitive wisdom.

I appreciated each session’s alternation between full constellations and shorter exercises done in smaller groups. Every single exercise yielded important insights into myself and my personal history, as well as greater understanding of human experience in general, and of this thing called the Field.

I have sometimes described my experiences with Constellation Work as “incredibly entertaining.” This is not to cheapen the work, but to describe how completely it captures my attention and meets different needs, all at the same time. I have a background in theater and experimental performance, and a love of improvising. I also have a longstanding involvement with energy work and a drive to understand more about how the world works. As a Representative in Family or Systemic Constellations, one is “improvising,” or letting actions and words emerge from one’s own feelings. At the same time, one is aware that these feelings arise through ‘tuning in’ to the field. The words and actions that come forth in a Constellation often have a profound healing and lasting effect.

The move to online constellations, while initially a dismaying prospect, ultimately reinforced the emphasis on sensing through non-physical means. It swiftly became clear that being together in person was not necessary for the energy to be shared and experienced.

I have gained insights into the workings of my own personality and family dynamics I knew nothing about. I have acquired greater understanding of and empathy for other human beings. Cultivating empathy strikes me as something that our planet cannot help but benefit from, to counterbalance the tendency towards judgment and intolerance that currently ravage human society.

I greatly appreciate the Learning Group’s emphasis on holding constellations “blind.” That is, without immediately revealing who is representing what. This allows one to tune into one’s feelings without bringing in the element of thought—how one thinks one should behave. It eliminates doubt as to whether one is acting according to intuitive sense or intellectual expectations.

In conclusion, I have to say that embarking upon the Learning Group journey has been a highly fascinating, productive experience. I know that my journey with Constellation Work has only just begun, and I can’t wait to continue the exploration.

–Alisa Clements