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

Saturday, Feb 16, 2019

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Week 4: Part two – Introduction to the spiritual and physical maladies recognized in Curanderismo. Focus -Mal Ojo (Evil Eye) and Tristeza (deep sadness)

Curanderismo comes from the Spanish work “curar”- to “heal” and is a practice that does not separate the body, mind and spirit. Thus, we recognize that each physical experience/illness likely has an emotional and spiritual component. In this class we will discuss and clarify a few of the most common ailments recognized by curanderos/as and how they are treated. You will be given down to earth examples of each ailment, the organs associated with them, herbs, body points and ceremonies than can be used to overcome them.

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