Learn healing skills steeped in ancient wisdom to provide basic health care to yourself & your family. This is a two part class with differnt topics covered in the fall and spring series.
Coming up soon, in January of 2016, we will be holding our third curanderismo workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico. This is a very special opportunity to be immersed in the medicina tradicional, the traditional medicine of Mexico. This workshop is led by esteemed Mexican curandera, and author of Nuestra Medicina, Estela Roman, and Atava Garcia Swiecicki from Ancestral Apothecary. We will also spend time with well loved elder curandera and midwife Dona Enriqueta Contreras. We have a few spaces left for our workshop, so please contact us for an application.
Atava is the founder of Ancestral Apothecary.
She is dedicated to remembering and honoring the healing traditions of her ancestors and also to creating spaces to support others to also make this connection.
Alejandra Olguin is a doula and promotora of curanderismo deeply committed to community healing work. Shaped by her family’s immigrant experience from the Mixteca region in Oaxaca, Mexico her own journey of uncovering and reclaiming the ancestral practices of her family has guided her work among different communities.
Guillermo Ortiz is an initiated curandero who completed his apprenticeship under the tutelage of Elena Avila, RN, MSW curandera and international practitioner of integrative medicine.
Estela Roman is a traditional healer from Cuernavaca, Mexico. She is recognized in her community as a teacher, a healer, social worker, and a lawyer. She is also the author of Nuestra Medicina: de Los Remedios Para El Aire y Los Remedios Para El Alma.
Brenda Salgado is first generation Nicaraguan-American, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She founded Nepantla Consulting, where she provides limpias and other healing services, meeting facilitation and workshops, and officiates ceremonies.
Batul True Heart is a two-spirit/queer Native American/Indigenous/Mixed (Yaqui/Panamanian/Spanish) ceremonial healer, prayer person, and medicine maker.