2023 Summer Class


2-week in-person class in June 

June 12 - June 23, 2023.

3-week online class in July 

July 11 - July 28, 2023.


Support the program with your donation 

Donations are an important part of the Curanderismo traditional medicine program. They provide the means to continue research in this field, the dissemination of our ancestral medicine, the development of courses and workshops open to the community, and to invite recognized healers from different parts of the world.

The June in-person class will be held on Main Campus Anthropology Auditorium 163

The July 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.


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

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.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).

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