Date & Time
07/25/2020 - 07/26/2020
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.
Throughout ancestral times, indigenous communities have used food for healing. Rita and Tonita will be sharing this wisdom from their elders and ancestors. In Curanderismo, illnesses are called imbalances in the body. Imbalances are diagnosed by how an emotion affects bodily organs, and foods are used to heal them. In this class, we will prepare, sample, and learn about traditional recipes for juicing and cooking, and explore the medicinal uses of leaves and peelings of fruits and vegetables such as nopal, (the cactus leaf used to regulate glucose in diabetics) or Atole (ground corn used to absorb toxins in the body).
Note: Prepare the following and you can work from your kitchen if its easier. Supplies: a simple blender, knife/ cutting board; 1 gallon of water; 4 stalks of celery; ½ pineapple; ½ cup of oatmeal; 7 almonds and 7 walnuts; a banana, apple, cucumber, lime, 2 stems of basil, tomato, and a handful of spinach, lettuce, or dark greens.
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, July 25 & 26, 2020, 2:00 – 5:00 pm EST
Members $155/ Nonmembers $175
Additional Classes with Rita Navarrete Perez & Toñita Gonzales:
Friday, July 24, 2020, 6:30 – 9:30 pm EST (Now Online)
Healing with Cacao Ceremony
Saturday & Sunday, August 1 & 2, 2020, 2:00 – 5:00 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.