CANCELLED: MesoAmerican Energy Healing: An Introduction to Curanderismo

Date: Jun 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Online bookings are not available for this class, please see registration info below.


with Robert Vetter, MA

Curanderismo is a traditional energy healing system in use today that has ancient origins in Mexico. Part art and part science, it provides methods both for healing oneself and others. 

This day-long workshop introduces you to the practices, techniques and teachings of curanderismo. 
In our day together, we explore
•  The history and underlying principles of curanderismo
•  Understanding of illness and wellness from an energetic perspective
•  Practices to balance the emotions
•  Sensing the human energy field
•  Introduction to curanderismo energy healing techniques
•  Using plants, candles, flowered waters, and prayer in healing
Upon completion of the workshop, you will leave with several practical hands-on techniques that you can employ in everyday life to both heal and protect yourself and others.

Early Bird Price (Register by May 16th): $130
Regular Price: $150

Curanderismo and Temazcal (Mexican Sweat Lodge) Package Price:
Early Bird: $195 Regular Price: $225
Includes transportation to Long Island and donation for our host with pot luck dinner to follow.

Temazcal is a Mexican Sweat Lodge. It is therapeutic and utilizes heat, aromatherapy (a variety of plants are “steamed” in the lodge), song, ceremony, and prayer all for the purpose of healing. It is suggested not to make immediate plans after the temazcal, as it takes place on ceremonial time and there is no definitive ending time. There is also a pot luck meal afterward. Transportation will be provided to/ from Manhattan.

Temazcal Date: June 24, 2018
Time: 10am-6pm

Temazcal Ticket Only: $75
Robert Vetter, MA is a cultural anthropologist who has been conducting fieldwork in the area of spirituality and healing among Southern Plains Indian tribes since 1980. He received an M.A. in anthropology from the University of Oklahoma. He has been adopted into families in the Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Comanche tribes. His adopted grandfather was Oliver Pahdopony, the last medicine man of the Comanches. Along with his adopted uncle and medicine man Richard Tartsah Senior, Robert Vetter authored the book Big Bow: The Spiritual Life and Teachings of a Kiowa Family.
Robert is a teacher, lecturer and workshop leader on a number of topics related to Native Americans and cross-cultural spiritual teachings. His organization “Journeys Into American Indian Territory” has been featured in television spots on NBC Television’s “Today Show,” “Lonely Planet Treks” (Travel Channel), Arthur Frommer’s Almanac of Travel, and CNBC’s “Travel America.” It has been featured in print in the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Newsday, National Geographic Traveler, McCall’s and dozens of others.

Note: Minimum enrollment is 6 students, Maximum enrollment 14 students.

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