Date & Time
08/01/2020 - 08/02/2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 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.
This class will introduce the indigenous science of plants into a practice that is easy to have at home. Plants heal community, as many cultures and traditions use the same plants. We will: prepare healing remedies from basic kitchen herbs and spices, wild weeds, cultivated flowers, and plants; introduce several methods of plant preparation used by Curanderas such as tinctures, liniments, gels, syrups, compresses and poultices; talk about common ailments, and how to treat them. Please bring a family plant, or one you’ve learned about, to share in story.
Note: Please have on hand the following supplies: a sterilized glass container exL baby jar; sandwich size zip-lock bag to hold fresh herbs like basil, rosemary, or calendula; a handful of dry oregano; a liter of vodka, a liter of 92% rubbing alcohol; and any other fresh herbs you’d like.
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.
Two Half-Day Workshops
Saturday & Sunday, August 1 & 2, 2020, 2:00 – 5:00 pm EST
Members $155/ Nonmembers $175
Additional classes with Rita Navarrete Perez & Toñita Gonzales:
Friday, July 24, 6:30 – 9:30 pm EST (Now Online)
Healing with Cacao Ceremony
Saturday & Sunday, July 25 & 26, 2:00 – 5:00 pm EST (Now Online)
Healing with Traditional Indigenous Foods
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.