Curanderismo-Body ModalIties Series Part 1, Detoxing and Protecting the Sacred Spine
August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$50.00
Supplies Included in class fee
In Curanderismo, the body, mind and spirit are one. The healing relationship between each of these aspects is circular and reciprocal. All ancestors across the globe have given us teachings and modalities intended to assist us in our journey to wellbeing on all three levels. In curanderismo, one of the modalities is how to detox and protect the sacred spine. The sacred staff of our body is often overlooked, even though thisstabilizing structure is an energy and information pathway that is both physical and spiritual in nature.
There are two parts to this class. First, we will talk in length about the role of our spine in spiritual practices and how to utilize it as an important tool in your own. We will also discuss how viruses, traumas and energeticattachments can be stored there and what it could feel like. This section will also include safety protocols, contraindications and clear instructions on how to deal with emotional releases and extractions.
The second part of the class will be hands on. We will discuss each ingredient used in this modality and how they are applied to the body. We will then prepare the mixture of salt, garlic or ginger and vinegar but heating it to a comfortable and safe temperature. Learners who attend this class will be shown how to appropriately apply the mixture to the spine and meridians of the back in a sacred and ceremonial space. This work is done with deep purpose and intention. There will be a lot of time for dialogue that includes importance of spiritual protection and how this works should include your relationship with the holy one/anchor/ deity of your practice.
You do not need to be a body worker in order to learn this modality as it is part of a folk healing tradition and is not a form of massage or physical manipulation of the muscular or skeletal system. It can be used as part of your personal self-care regimen or with family and friends. This is not a certification.
Please dress comfortably so as to have access to your spine (a lose top). Please a yoga mat and large towel. If you have a massage table, please feel free to bring it. All other supplies will be provided.
Lisa Martinez is a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine who walks the traditional healing and spiritual path of Curanderismo.
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.
Lisa is a registered Psychotherapist with the State of Colorado. She is a student of La Maestra Clarissa Pinkola Estés and has attended many years of her trainings via the Archetypal and Cross Cultural Studies Institute. She is also a participant of The International Collaboration of Indigenous Healers, Curanderos, Sanadores y Shamans which originated in the sacred mountains of the Tepoztlan Valley in Mexico.
When able, Lisa supports clinical sites and community outreach operations in collaboration with others in the Denver Metro area providing culturally based services and education. You can follow Lisa on Instagram @Itzpapalotl74