Date & Time
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dive into the teachings of traditional ‘ventosas’ (fire cupping) for pain management, preventative care, and athletic recovery, which are applied on bare backs, arms, and legs. Now you can learn the history of ventosas, how they function, and how to best use them for self-care. We will cover basic anatomy, contraindications, key ventosa placement and types, and simple herbal remedies to pair with each.
Toltec/Mexican bodywork has been used as a folk remedy to move and release lactic acid buildup from muscles and increase recovery; increase blood circulation, which aids in reducing pain and easing mobility when applied around a joint; and alleviate certain conditions in women.
Note: Recommended for laypersons/health professionals. Please wear loose clothing (no synthetics or polyester). The information provided is not intended to diagnose, or cure any disease, nor is a substitute for a consultation with a licensed health professional. The information is for personal care, and not to be shared unless you are health professional. Limited enrollment.
A One-Day Workshop
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Members $140/ Nonmembers $175
New York Open Center
Josie Castañeda, Mexican-Cuban, was born into a family rooted in the healing arts of curandería, shape-shifting clairvoyance. She was trained in indigenous healing techniques through her Toltec lineage, and founded Curandera Remedies. A certified health coach and 200–Hour Yoga RYT teacher, Josie has worked with trauma related yoga projects in prisons.