Date & Time
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rita Navarrete Perez & Toñita Gonzales
Note: This workshop will now be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for a limited time only.
Traditional curandernos (healers) throughout the world use ritual, sweating, medicinal plants, and the elements of wind, fire, water, and the earth to bring healing to their communities. In this 3-hour workshop, we will focus on cacao (raw chocolate), a primary element in indigenous medicine, to bring healing to our group.
We will discuss indigenous and allopathic views of cacao, as well as effective remedies and recipes. In ceremony, we will drink chocolate tea, wash our hands in chocolate, and release what no longer serves us.
Through songs, sacred sounds, and soothing aromas, we will create profound peace for the mind, body, and soul.
Note: In order to participate in this ceremony, please prepare a small altar in front of you with candles, fruits, vegetables, personal items or photos, seeds, stones, cacao bits or cacao chocolate such as a chocolate bar with a high content of cacao, and a glass of water to drink. Please reflect on your own needs physically mentally, spiritually and culturally. You do not need to explain your altar.
This live event requires ZOOM webinar software, which you will be automatically prompted to download upon clicking the access link provided to you in your confirmation and reminder emails. Zoom is an easy to use webinar software available for Mac OS X, Windows, iOS and Android. Installation should only take a moment.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: If you have a computer with a broadband connection (320 kbps minimum), web browser, and sound capabilities (microphone and speakers or headset), you will be able to view the webinar and participate in the Q&A period. Recommended System Requirements: Windows 8.1 or Mac OSX 10.5 or higher, and browsers version Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 3, Safari 4, and Chrome 11 or higher.
An Evening Workshop
Friday, July 24, 2020, 6:30 – 9:30 pm EST
Members $35/ Nonmembers $45
Additional classes with Rita Navarrete Perez & Toñita Gonzales:
Saturday & Sunday, July 25 & 26, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm EST (Now Online)
Healing with Traditional Indigenous Foods
Saturday & Sunday, August 1 & 2, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm EST (Now Online)
Creating Plant Remedies for Healing
Members $295/ Nonmembers $335
Click here to register for the combo which includes Healing with Traditional Indigenous Foods and Creating Plant Remedies for Healing
Rita Navarrete Perez and Toñita Gonzales work internationally and are traditional curanderas (folk healers) with clinics in Mexico and New Mexico. US. They co-founded La Cultura Cura, a non-profit in Mexico and teach at the University of New Mexico. They have also taught at: the Smithsonian, Texas Holocaust Museum, Pacifica Clinics in LA and Hospitals. Rita is a professor of traditional medicine at Centro de Desarollo Humano Hacia la Comunidad in Cuernavaca, Mexico. They specialize in sobadas (hands- on healing), limpias (energetic cleansing), Mayan acupuncture, platicas (heart-to-heart healing), temazcal (Meso-American sweat lodge), medicinal plants.