2021 Summer Class

We will be offering a 3-week online version for credit and non-credit options this Summer. 

This year's class will be held virtually from July 6-23 via Zoom and UNM.

Credit students will attend via UNM Learn

Non-credit Continuing Education students will attend via Zoom 

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Students wishing to register for credit visit:

Students wishing to register non-credit visit: 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the University's decision to transition to a temporary online class format while we work through this process, Dr. Eliseo "Cheo" Torres, instructor for the Traditional Medicine without Borders:  Curandersimo in the Southwest and Mexico class had canceled the in-person class. 

 Annual 2-week Summer In-Person Class Canceled

3-week online class offered instead


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 or call (505) 277-4296.