Theory and Practice of Mesoamerican Fire Cupping

Date: Saturday, March 30th

Time: 9am – 3pm

Cost: $175

Location: Ancestral Apothecary, 3798 Grand Ave Oakland, CA

We will have a brief introduction of Curanderismo and how Ventosas (Mesoamerican Fire Cupping) are used. We will have plenty of hands on practice. You will go home with a safe template to follow to practice on anyone who qualifies to receive cupping. We will go over contraindications and safety protocols.

This is a beautiful and practical therapy that brings different elements to assist in releasing blocks and helping the body to self correct. This therapy will add another dimension to your practice. If you don’t have a healing practice you can also use it with your family and friends when they need it.

Ventosas or Mesoamerican Fire Cupping has been practiced for hundreds if not thousands of years all over the world. We can find it in Russia, Morocco, Turkey, Egypt, Spain, Mexico, the Americas, and other parts of the world. In this workshop we will focus on one of the ways Curanderas in Mexico practice this healing art.

The therapy of Ventosas is complex and requires a long time to master it. In this workshop you will learn about some of the contraindications and a safe routine so that you can safely practice with others. Always asking the right questions to make sure that they are a good candidate for them.

We will talk about the element of Fire and its importance in this work. We will talk about the importance of this element and its alchemical value in the healing process and the importance of honoring the five elements within Curanderismo. Because fire is a hazard, we will talk about its proper use, hygiene and precautions. We will learn to get comfortable with it and to loose fear of working with it.

This class is open for everyone interested and within the healing arts.

We will talk about how this technique helps with:

• Fascia, soft tissue, and muscle

• Emotional release

• Helping to lift depression, and release anger

• Colds/asthma and other ailments

• Increases range of motion

• Stagnant Energy

• Stagnant Lymph

• Helping to get rid of cellulitis

Bring your questions, your concerns and most importantly your curiosity and passing to learn and discover. See you there!

Please click here to complete the application.


Full payment is required to save your spot in class.

To reserve your spot, please mail deposit to:Ancestral Apothecary, 3798 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610.Alternatively, you may request a paypal invoice (3% finance charge).*We are not doing payment plans at this time. If the class becomes full- we will add you to the waitlist in the order you submit your application.For more information: school@ancestralapothecary.com

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