Date & Time
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rita Navarrete Perez & Toñita Gonzales
Traditional Curandernos (Healers) throughout the world have used ritual, sweating, and medicinal plants to bring healing to their communities. Over the years, Rita and Tonita have creatively expanded the tradition to accommodate communities who would like to have the healing experience of a Dry Temazcal. A Dry Temazcal allows community the healing of emotions in a loving and supportive environment. The temazcal includes healing songs, sounds, and aromas to bring us peace. Please bring an open mind and heart as we collectively bring healing to ourselves and our community.
Note: Please bring a pillow and an item that represents a conflict, prayer, or blessing (you may add flowers, seeds, fruit, or vegetables). Please wear comfortable clothing.
An Evening Workshop
Friday, July 26, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Members $35/ Nonmembers $45
Additional classes with Rita Navarrete Perez & Toñita Gonzales:
Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Healing with Traditional Indigenous Foods
Sunday, July 28, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Healing & Preparing First-Aid Medicinal Plants
Members $250/ Nonmembers $310
Click here to register for the combo which includes Healing with Traditional Indigenous Foods and
Healing & Preparing First-Aid Medicinal Plants on Sunday, July 28, 2019
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.