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Introduction to the Spiritual and Physical Maladies recognized in Curanderismo

February 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Focus -Mal Aire (evil wind), Empacho (blockage), Bilis (anger). Mal Ojo (Evil Eye) and Tristeza (deep sadness) Susto (Fright of the Soul), Espanto (terror) and reseating the soul/soul retrieval.
Curanderismo comes from the Spanish work “curar”- to “heal” and is a practice that does not separate the body, mind and spirit. Thus, we recognize that each physical experience/illness likely has an emotional and spiritual component. In this class we will discuss and clarify a few of the most common ailments recognized by curanderos and how they are treated. You will be given down to earth examples of each ailment, the organs associated with them, herbs, body points and ceremonies than can be used to overcome them. I will also will provide foundational teaching and discussion around susto and espanto which are the understood in curanderimso as being a serious form of trauma (PTSD) and the importance of treating it. You will gain basic understanding of the impact your subtle energy body and the ceremonial approach to reseating or retrieving the soul.

Lisa Martinez is a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine who walks the traditional healing and spiritual path of Curanderismo. This path can be described as a multifaceted blend of healing practices from the past and present that include indigenous folk medicine modalities from Mesoamerica to Africa and it strongly influenced by Spanish Spiritualism and Judaism. Her family roots are from Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado where curanderismo was and still is an enriching and common way of life. Lisa’s grandmothers were her biggest influences providing her a lifelong apprenticeship. These teachings lead to the development of sacred connections with plants, stones and spiritual practices that are used to help others in their journey to emotional, mental, physical and spiritual healing.

Private sessions with Lisa are holistic and intuitive in nature and are personalized to include the body-mind-spirit connection in conjunction with the cosmic energies, ancestors, santos, angels, and guides. Her therapies and modalities utilize a variety of traditional techniques such as platica (heart to heart conversation), body work, sacred plants, aromatherapy, dream analysis and use of obsidian to encourage and engage the body’s innate healing response. Her practice also includes limpias (spiritual cleansings) and end of life transitions.


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February 16, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


RitualCravt School
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Ritualcravt, 7700 W 44th Ave CO
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 United States
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