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*LIve Remote Online Offering* Dia De Los Muertos-Honoring Those Who Walked Before Us
October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$35.00
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PLEASE NOTE: This class is not an in-person class. This class is being offered as a LIVE ONLINE-ONLY OFFERING. After you sign up, you will receive a link to register for the viewing session with your receipt. If you do not receive a receipt (please check your spam/junk box as well) send an email to email@example.com. Please register ahead of time to ensure that you make it to the online session on time! (Class times are in MDT time zone)
Registration will close one hour prior to class starting.
Dia de los Muertos is an indigenous practice that existed for hundreds of years prior to colonization. During this time “ofrendas” or altars are created as a way of celebrating, honoring and being present with the souls of the departed. For some individuals, it is believed that the veils between the worlds are the thinnest during these days and our ancestors’ journey between the worlds to be with us during this time.
In this class, I will teach you how to build your own ofrenda , the significance of the structure and the meanings of the items that are placed upon the altar. Each item such as marigolds, seeds, water, bread and more have an important purpose. We will also discuss why we focus on this as a time of celebration rather than grieving. I will also share about how to tend to the altar over the course of days that it is up as well as some of the other traditions around Dia de los Muertos-such as celebrations at the cemetery.
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