Foundations of Curanderismo: Holistic and Mystical Folk Medicine of the Past and Present
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Week 2:The Sacred Directions of the Mexica traditions.
In Curanderismo, the Sacred Directions are one of the foundational teachings of walking the Red Road. Each direction is a portal we pass through allowing us to engage with the collective forces that reside there. Class will open with ceremony to allow our personal essences to greet the energies of the four pillars that connect the heavens to the earth. You will be introduced to Mexica Warriors and Energies of each direction and we will travel the golden threads of above, below, within and without. We will learn the colors, elements, mental, emotional and anatomical associations of each direction and touch on the phases of life in the Sacred Circle.
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