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Curanderismo:  Traditional Healing with Plants 

January 14 - February 17, 2019  

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This course focuses specifically on the use of plants in traditional healing.  As an educational and cultural platform, this course will share the history, influences, and contributions of traditional medicine. Trained traditional healers will share their knowledge of the healing properties of plants commonly found in the Southwestern United States and Mexico through practical applications that can still be used today.

Learners will not become certified traditional healers at the completion of this course but will be able apply basic principles or traditional medicine to approach health and illnesses.

Learners will become familiar with:

  • Use of plants for the digestive and nervous system.
  • How to use juice therapy and geotherapy (clay combined with plants)
  • And the usage of herbal oils and herbal smoke Moxa for healing

Curanderismo:  Traditional Healing of the Body 

February 25 – March 31, 2019

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As the second of four courses on Curanderismo, the art of Hispanic/Latino traditional medicine, this course focuses specifically on traditional healing of the body.  As an educational and cultural platform, this course will share a number of traditional body therapies.

Learners will not become certified traditional healers at the completion of this course but will be able apply basic principles or traditional medicine for health and illnesses.

Learners will become familiar with:

  • Traditional treatment of Intestinal blockage empacho
  • How to use water for healing, hydrotherapy
  • And the different hands-on techniques such as Firecupping, ventosas, Bonesetter, huesero, Mayan abdominal massage and body adjustment.   

Curanderismo:  Traditional Healing of the Mind, Energy and Spirit

April 8 – May 19, 2019

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As the third of four courses on Curanderismo, the art of Hispanic/Latino traditional medicine, this course focuses specifically on traditional healing of mind, energy and spirit. As an educational and cultural platform, this course will share a number of traditional body therapies. Trained traditional healers will share their knowledge of cleansings from different cultures such as spiritual, energetic and Tonalli Cleansing.

Learners will not become certified traditional healers at the completion of this course but will be able apply basic principles or traditional medicine for health and illnesses.

Learners will become familiar with:

  •  Spiritual and Energetic cleansings limpias
  •  Traditional healing ceremonies of the Sweat lodge Temazcal
  •  How to use the laughter as a therapy that produces endorphins (natural pain killers)
  •  And the creation of sacred spaces and the meaning of one Mexico’s most important celebrations, the Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos.    

Curanderismo:  Global and Cultural Influences of Traditional Healing 

May 27 – June 30, 2019

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As the last of four courses on Curanderismo, the art of Hispanic/Latino traditional medicine, this course focuses specifically on traditional healing using different techniques of many countries around the world. As an educational and cultural platform, this course will share a number of traditional global perspectives.

Learners will not become certified traditional healers at the completion of this course but will be able apply basic principles or traditional medicine for health and illnesses.

Learners will become familiar with:

  • African Traditional Medicine from the countries of Uganda and Gabon, Africa.
  • Afro-Cuban and Afro-Puerto-Rican healing techniques
  • A demonstration of feathers and copal smoke in a Native American spiritual cleansing.
  • And the usage of Mayan acupuncture to remove heat from the digestive system