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Tanja Meyburgh

Facilitator and Trainer of System Constellations and Ancestral Connections 


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Tanja Meyburgh, counselling psychologist, is a renowned Family and Systems Constellations trainer and supervisor and regular contributor to the international publications and journals in this field.


As founder of African Constellations, she has taken 20 groups through a full facilitator training and is the primary pioneer of constellations work in South Africa and has specialised in this field since 2003. She has assisted organisations in South Africa involved with addiction, adoption, trauma, political violence, community development and diversity.


More recently Tanja has co-founded Ancestral Connections integrating dance and constellations, and the REAL Academy, an online resource for Embodied and Ancestral Learning. Tanja has also presented at the international intensives in Germany,

South Africa and Australasia, and accepted invitations to teach at conferences and workshops in Germany, Austria, Belgium, United Kingdom, Kuwait, Netherlands, Portugal and the USA. Tanja’s MA (Psych) in Narrative Therapy has had a big impact on how she views power relations and work with marginalised voices and communities.


She also has training and experience in wilderness therapy, art therapy, expressive movement and Southern African lineage wisdom.


Tanja provides a creative and experiential learning space that brings a sense of soul and spirit in a psychologically grounded way. Her interest in self-growth, personal & collective ritual and embodiment supports her to hold a broad and deep container for clients’ personal and professional process. Her work is described by those who know her as gentle and incisive. Tanja lives in Cape Town with her two children.

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African Constellations

Training for Systems and Family Constellations Facilitators, online Group Facilitator and Trainer Supervision, African Constellations Dollies, Land Constellations

Ancestral Connections

Movement/Dance, Ceremony and Community based Systemic Work and Training in collaboration with Sian Palmer.

Constellation Cards

Self-knowledge through constellation home practice, in collaboration with Angela Hough Maxwell

REAL Academy

Online Resource for Embodied and Ancestral Learning in collaboration with Erik Andersen


Love ambushed you, it lay in wait, dormant for days or years. It was the red thread, the peach stone, the kiss, the forgiveness. It came after you, it escaped you, it was invisible, it was everything.

Alice Hoffman

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