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Festival of Traditional Medicine of the Americas in Tecate

The 3rd Festival of Traditional Medicine of the Americas will take place in Rancho Los Chabacanos in city of Tecate, Baja California. This event will be a bilingual international festival with the goal of promoting respect for, preserving and learning to use the traditional medicine from the indigenous cultures in North and south America.

Learning and sharing the traditions of The Americas helps break down and overcome the perceived limits that have been created by popular culture in regards to these sacred and honorable traditions.

Healers and ‘medicine’ people from Mexico and United States will join together to share their wisdom and medicine with those who have the interest in honoring, learning from and preserving these valuable traditions.  Traditional Medicine is not the past, it is our future….

TEACHERS 2013

1. TRADITIONAL MEDICINE OF THE PUREPECHA OF CHERAN, MICHOACAN
Rosalina, Alfredo and Romualdo.
Traditional healers of the group Irekuarikua Ka Kurikua Cheran, Michoacan.

2. TRADITIONAL HERBALISM
Matthew Wood

3. SEA WEED AS MEDICINE & FOOD
Ryan Drum

4. HARMONIZATION WITH ROSES
Grandmother Amalia of Xochimilco, Mexico DF5. TEMAZCAL: THE STEAM BATH AND IT’S THERAPEUTIC USE.

5. TEMAZCAL: THE STEAM BATH AND IT’S THERAPEUTIC USE.
Roberto Gomez Cuernavaca, Mor.

6. HEALING TRAUMAS FROM FRIGHT AND SURPRISES (a form of “soul retrieval”)
Sofia Diaz Traditional Healer Mayahuelcalli, Santa María Ahuacatitlán, Cuernavaca, Mor.

7. TRADITIONAL MEDICINE DURING PREGNANCY, BIRTHING AND POSTPARTUM
TRADITIONAL MIDWIFE FROM THE COUNSEL OF TRADITIONAL HEALERS OF OAXACA

8. TRADITIONAL MEDICINE OF OAXACA
TRADITIONAL HEALERS FROM THE COUNSEL OF TRADITIONAL HEALERS OF OAXACA

9. TBA

10. (TENTATIVELY)
TZOL’KIN. SACRED MAYA YEAR COUNT, READINGS WITH COLORED CORN.
Marcela Alvarez del Castillo Herrera, Anthropologist – Physicist
Program Director of the Mexican Institute of Traditional Medicine Tlahuilli AC
Director of Cultural Editorial Library Tlahuilli.

TO ENTER AND STUDY IN THE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE WORKSHOPS YOU MUST BE REGISTERED
WORKSHOP COST
Pre-registration – $200
After May 5th $250

REGISTRATION FEES INCLUDE:

Weekend workshop* 12 hours of contact time. herb walk, 2 round-table discussions (with all teacher addressing a common theme), food and camping.
**cabins available for an added fee**
*Students will remain in the chosen workshop the entire weekend and receive a certificate of completion for the workshop

As a student you will have access to:

WORKSHOP OF CHOICE Participants will spend the entire weekend with 1 of the teachers in an weekend intensive workshop (12 hours in workshop)
ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSIONS (ALL TEACHERS SPEAKING ON A COMMON THEME), HERB WALK AND PRESENTATION OF NATIVE PLANTS, CAMPING (in designated area where you will stay 3 days within the park.) FOOD (food for the 3 days, healthy meals will be served!). Certificate of attendance will be presented upon completion of workshop!

VERY IMPORTANT: BRING YOUR OWN TENT, SLEEPING BAG, BLANKETS AND WARM CLOTHES (IT COULD BE COLD AT NIGHT!!!).
BRING DISHES: SILVERWARE, PLATES BOWL CUP AND DRINKING GLASS
NO FOOD WILL BE SERVED IN STYROFOAM OR DISPOSABLE DISHES!!

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE CONFIRMED BUT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

NO REFUND FOR UNFORESEEN CHANGES IN WORKSHOP SCHEDULES
THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

Information and registration:
SCHOOL OF MOTHER EARTH
6th Street. 594, Central Zone, B.C Tijuana Mexico.
CONTACT: (044) 664-648 3122 – San Diego (619) 799-9680
www.escueladelamadretierra.com- escueladelamadretierra@gmail.com

 

The official date for this event has been announced. The 3rd Festival of Traditional Medicine of the Americas will take place May 11th through May 13th, 2013. However, events’ dates and details are subject to sudden change and cancellation. Please confirm with the event organizer before booking your trip.

 

For help with your travel planning please do not hesitate to call Baja.com, toll free (US/CAN) 855-BAJA (2252)-411 or email info@baja.com to reach one of our expert travel agents.
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