Foundations of Curanderismo: Cleansing and Protecting Your Environment
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cleansing and protecting our personal environments such as our homes and businesses, is essential to nourishing our sacred energy bodies and cultivating healthy boundaries. It’s also one component of having good spiritual hygiene. Our sacred spaces are where we go to recharge, create, develop and heal. We will discuss some of the most common ways to perform a cleansing of our space, as well as some of the most ancient forms of embedding sacred symbols into our environments. We design and define “the rules” of our space and like the ancestors before us “our caves” are meant to be filled with stories and their walls covered with sacred and visible or invisible words that change the vibration. We will all create a protective red thread amulet using the “seven knots” ceremony that you will take home with you.
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
Denver, CO, 80211