Curanderismo

2022 Summer Class

We will be offering 2 Summer classes this year.

  • A 2-week in-person class in June from June 13 - June 24, 2022.
  • A 3-week online class in July from July 12 - July 29, 2022.

This year's in-person class will be held on Main Campus while the Online class will be held via Zoom.

Credit students will be able to attend only the in-person class in June.

Non-credit Continuing Education students will be able to attend the in-person class in June or the online class via Zoom in July.

Registration

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Students wishing to register for credit visit: http://my.unm.edu/home

Students wishing to register non-credit visit:  https://tinyurl.com/bmksxu9p

Proof of Vaccination Required for All Attendees

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University requires proof of vaccination to both credit and non-credit students attending the in-person class in June held on Main Campus as well as wearing a mask inside all buildings. Every class attendee will be required to provide proof of vaccination on the first day of classes in order to remain in the class for the two weeks.  

It's not just a class.  It's an experience.  

UNM Curanderismo Class

This course will provide information on the history, traditions, rituals, herbs, and remedies of Curanderismo, a folk healing tradition of the Southwestern United States, Latin America, and Mexico, amongst other countries.  The course explores how our ancestors used traditional methods for healing, how they’ve shaped our cultural diversity of the past and today, and what the future might look like. The course features teachings from various aspects such as: intestinal blockage (empacho), spiritual cleansings (limpias), laugh therapy (risa terapia), shawl alignments (manteadas) and preparation of medicinal teas (tes medicinales).

This course uses instructors who are healers and health practitioners from the Southwest, Mexico and the Albuquerque community to provide information on the history of Curanderismo (the art of Mexican Folk Healing) in the Southwest and Mexico.

It explores an integrative approach to medicine and featuring demonstrations that incorporate Curanderismo with various traditional and holistic health techniques.

Disclaimer: This course, and the material provided, is designed for information purposes only. This class is not meant to train, certify, and/or substitute the advice, diagnoses, and/or treatment of any medical condition. Please consider professional assistance for any personal needs.

For more information on the class please email curanderismo@unm.edu