Date & Time
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Rita Navarrete Perez & Toñita Gonzales
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: A fee of $40.00 is to be paid to the instructor for a Medicinal Plant Workbook ($25) and class materials ($15).
A One-Day Workshop
Sunday, July 26, 2020, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Members $155/ Nonmembers $175
Additional classes with Rita Navarrete Perez & Toñita Gonzales:
Friday, July 24, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Healing with Cacao Ceremony
Saturday, July 25, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Healing with Traditional Indigenous Foods
Members $295/ Nonmembers $335
Click here to register for the combo which includes Healing with Traditional Indigenous Foods on Saturday, July 25, 2020 and Creating Plant Remedies for Healing on Sunday, July 26, 2020.
New York Open Center
The healing partnership of Rita Navarrete Perez and Toñita Gonzales works internationally to build healing bridges between individuals and communities, and allopathic and traditional medicines. Rita and Toñita are traditional curanderas (folk healers) with clinics in Mexico City and Mataxhi, Mexico and Albuquerque, New Mexico. They co-founded La Cultura Cura, a non-profit that promotes the health and well-being of an indigenous Otomi community in central Mexico and teach a class on curanderismo at the University of New Mexico. Rita is also 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, and food as a medicine.