A Ceremonial Conversation with Our Ancestors- Laying Down the Foundations for the Beginner
Saturday, May 25, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pm
In the Mayan traditions each month has 20 days, each day is “carried” by a Nahual or energy of the day. May 25th is the Nahual “Keme” or “Death”, more specifically, a day honor the “life, death and rebirth” cycles. It’s a day that carries beautiful opportunity to acknowledge, honor, and listen to the messages of those who walked the earth before us. This is also the day that we light the way for those who have recently died.
Before engaging in a guided journey to connect with an Ancestors we will discuss the Nahual/Energy of the day and do work to release any layers of fear and darkness that the influences of the modern world may painted over these ancient traditions. This class is meant to make introductions and connections that are personal and beautiful and will be especially helpful to anyone who has never done ancestral work. The connections will be clearly guided and a time limited engagement in a sacred and fully protected space. You will have time to write down your experience and given guidance as to how to continue to honor the connection moving forward.
Please bring the following items to class: something to cover your head ( a shawl, a blanket a towel), a blanket if you choose, a yoga mat if you would like to lay down for the ceremony/journey. Writing tools.
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
Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033