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Foundations of Curanderismo: Holistic and Mystical Folk Medicine of the Past and Present

Saturday, Jan 5, 2019

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Week 1– Curanderismo 101-ancient practices in modern times.

The journey will begin with an introduction to Curanderismo, shedding light on the multifaceted mystery and richness of the tradition. There will be an overview of curanderismo touching on a variety of topics including the specialties associated with curanderismo, how one becomes a curandera/o and what the responsibilities are associated with walking the path. We will also discuss how the antepasados (ancestors) engaged with the spirits of the elements, plants and sounds to promote holistic (body-mind-spirit) healing, remove obstacles, and influence energetic shifts. We will also discuss the many traditions and cultures that influenced Curanderismo and  how it has evolved into an inclusive practice that is meant to unify and heal.

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 Location

Ritual Cravt
Denver, CO, 80211

Event Fees

$ 35.00