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*LIVE REMOTE ONLINE OFFERING* OBSIDIAN-THE GREAT HEALER
April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm$35.00
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ZOOM CLASSES OPERATE THE SAME AS IN PERSON CLASSES. WE DO NOT RECORD CLASSES TO PROTECT THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF OUR TEACHERS.
PLEASE NOTE: This class is not an in-person class. This class is being offered as a LIVE ONLINE-ONLY OFFERING. The zoom link will be attached to your receipt. Please check your junk folder in your email if you do not receive a receipt. If you have not received one please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register ahead of time to ensure that you make it to the online session on time! (Class times are in MDT time zone)
Class fees are non transferable, please note that we stick to the student agreements clicked on during registration. Please ensure you are able to attend the scheduled class time.
Registration will close one hour prior to class starting.
Obsidian is one of the twenty-day signs of both the Maya and Azteca Calendars and practitioners of the healing arts have used it for hundreds of years. It is believed to be the stone that will heal the unhealable amongst indigenous practices and is valued across the globe for its multitude of attributes and beauty.
In this class, we will discuss very specific modalities in which to use obsidian either on yourself or as a practitioner of healing modalities. As the smoky mirror it has the potential to show us the shadow- as well as the beauty of ourselves that we may not be willing to look at. As a knife it can cut away negative energy and vibrations of illness. As a disc or an egg, can use it in trauma work to absorb pain and grief. The uses for obsidian are numerous and we will cover many- including actual examples of a variety of tools that are used within my private practice.
Obsidian is in not a stone of “gentle love and light” and requires a lot from the practitioner to tap into all it has to offer. The work starts with you and it is always a strong recommendation that this is considered as one starts to work with obsidian. Approach with respect and patience.
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