Foundations of Curanderismo: Limpias Using Eggs, Obsidian, and Sacred Waters/Alcohol/Agua Florida
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Limpias or spiritual cleansing are an important practice in many traditions. They aid in
eliminating unnecessary or unwanted energies collected during our day to day interactions in
the world we live in and are encouraged as part of good spiritual hygiene and self-care.
Curanderos/as are called to utilize different tools to carry out a limpia based on their intuition
or as directed by their guides. In this class we will discuss three variations of doing limpias and
gain understanding of the spiritual properties and symbolism of the egg, obsidian and various
flower waters or alcohol that may be used and why. We’ll also go over the ceremonial process
of doing a limpia, how to appropriately deal with reactions, responses and any unwanted
energies that may present.
Each person in attendance will receive an egg limpia and will be given clear instructions as to
how to dispose of the egg appropriately once they leave class.
*Lisa will not be doing egg readings during this class but will hold future classes on this topic.
Instructor: Lisa Martinez
Lisa Martinez is a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine who walks the traditional healing and spiritual path of Curanderismo. This path can be described as a multifaceted blend of healing practices from the past and present that include indigenous folk medicine modalities from Mesoamerica to Africa and it strongly influenced by Spanish Spiritualism and Judaism. Her family roots are from Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado where curanderismo was and still is an enriching and common way of life. Lisa’s grandmothers were her biggest influences providing her a lifelong apprenticeship. These teachings lead to the development of sacred connections with plants, stones and spiritual practices that are used to help others in their journey to emotional, mental, physical and spiritual healing.
Private sessions with Lisa are holistic and intuitive in nature and are personalized to include the body-mind-spirit connection in conjunction with the cosmic energies, ancestors, santos, angels, and guides. Her therapies and modalities utilize a variety of traditional techniques such as platica (heart to heart conversation), body work, sacred plants, aromatherapy, dream analysis and use of obsidian to encourage and engage the body’s innate healing response. Her practice also includes limpias (spiritual cleansings) and end of life transitions.
Lisa is a registered Psychotherapist with the State of Colorado. She is a student of La Maestra Clarissa Pinkola Estés and has attended many years of her trainings via the Archetypal and Cross Cultural Studies Institute. She is also a participant of The International Collaboration of Indigenous Healers, Curanderos, Sanadores y Shamans which originated in the sacred mountains of the Tepoztlan Valley in Mexico.
When able, Lisa supports clinical sites and community outreach operations in collaboration with others in the Denver Metro area providing culturally based services and education.
You can follow Lisa on Instagram @Itzpapalotl74
Event LocationRItual Cravt
Denver, CO, 80211