I am an ordained minister with the First Nations Church as well as a Health Coach. I provide ceremony for couples, families, babies, house clearing/blessing, platicas and limpia ceremonies, community ceremonies, private group ceremonies and business blessings.
I have crafted a health and wellness program for those seeking 1:1 Coaching for a more personal empowerment and embodiment based support and am very excited about the retreats for BIPOC womxn that will be coming for supporting empowerment and leveling up of our comadres and hermanas.
It is my belief that everyone can benefit from the practice of ceremony in their life. The practice of ceremony has no bounderires and it can be crafted to fit your own spiritual path and beliefs. It is where western medicine has failed in my opinion.
We believe that the individual body is directly effected by the mind, spirit and soul of the person holding its space. Whatever effects the person personally that breaks its heart, fails to love and hold sacred can counter react in the body physically and mentally bringing much of the illness today that we see. Nutrition and movement are part of these pillars of wellness. Practicing living a healthy mindful life requires all related to Mind, Body and Spirit.
Native cultures believe that we are directly connected to all living things and that we are sacred. Our different stages in life are celebrated and death to us means a rebirth in one of those stages and a time for celebrating new growth.
Each ceremony is unique and no two are alike. As a practitioner of Curanderismo of the Red Road within my ancestral lineage, we believe we are all connected to all living things (plants, animals and nature), the elements and the cosmos. It is an ancient practice of ancestral holistic wellness which not only includes healthy living but the connection within our own self (heart, soul and spirit), to our relationships, our higher power and Mother Earth.
Types of Ceremony I facilitate:
Marriage and Committment Ceremonies
Baby Blessingway Ceremony
Home/Land, Business Clearing and Blessing
Opening and Closing Ceremonies for special events (corporate or private group)
The Ancient Practice of Curanderismo - Platicas & Limpias
(Heart Centered 1-on-1 Sacred Talks with Energy Clearing/Cleansing) What mainstream calls Sacred Talks and Energy Clearings my ancestors call them Platicas(sacred talk) and Limpias (energy clearing). Platicas and Limpias have been a part of the native indigenous culture of the South Americas for thousands of years under the ancient practices of Curanderismo. It is practiced with the understanding that mind, body and spirit are connected and should be treated as a whole.
A Platica a sacred talk, is a way for you to use your voice and verbally tell your story from your heart about what you seek to release. The practitioner will ask you questions to guide you on your journey. Platicas are always followed by a Limpia and Limpias always have a Platica before they are given.
"Limpias,"are a way to clear or rebalance your energy centers we call Cueycueyos simular to chakras. We use several tools and ceremonies to guide the limpia and each session is customized to the person seeking the limpia. No two Platica-Limpias are the same.
Because the medicine is an ancient practice Platicas & Limpias are always done in person. I service the East Bay Area in Northern California and can be booked for special events locally or abroad (for an additional fee)
Traditional Platica & Limpia Ceremony
A traditional Platica & Limpia in a ceremony we use as a regular practice of clearing and cleansing the energy portals Cueycueyos (chakras), These limpias are a quick session and can be book on an individual basis or by a group. Please note that due to demand of the offering it is suggested to book in advance as my calendar does fill up.
The Limpia takes about 5-15 minutes and is paid for by a suggested donation that is comfortable to the person seeking the limpia ceremony. However no one will be turned away due to financial hardship. If an exchange of currency isn't possible a traditional payment can be as simple as brining your practitioner gifts of food, dried seeds for gardening, tea blends, a flower, sacred tabacco, prayer bundle or whatever you feel you can afford or give coming from your heart will do. Or if this is a hardship your blessings, prayers and gratitude are enough.
To book your limpia please click the price button button below to schedule your pre-ceremony call to get you on the calendar and get you ready for your ceremony.
For this Sacred Rose Limpia we always use roses as they have a connection to the divine energy being one of the highest vibrating plants/flowers in nature. They hold love, compassion, forgiveness and embodiment. This is an amazing ceremony to help bring more love, vibration and clearing so you can hold more space for self-love and the love of others.
Some of the medicine practices and tools used can be but not limited to the below list. All sessions are customized to the individual so no two sessions are exactly alike.
Roses combined with either Rosemary, Eculyptus, or Lavendar for sweeping the body
Aromatherapy with essential oils for anointing
Acupressure Trigger Point for opening up the energies
An Egg for sweeping the body
"Barridas" Herbal and/or Flower Bundle for Body Sweeps
Smudging with Feather Fanning for Clearing
Fire Ceremony - Use your written word for intentional release and manifesting
Florida Water Purification and Rose Spritzer for inviting in love (each water is custom made)
"Limpias," are a way to clear or rebalance your energy through the Cueycueyos (chakras). In this limpia we use the powerful medicine of the Obsidian along with essential oils, sacred plants and copal smoke to bring balance, cleansing and embodiment. Obsidian has been used in the ancient practice of Curanderismo for centuries. It is a very powerful tool.
Each limpia is customized to the individual. If you have questions about the session connect with me below. I will be happy to answer all questions. Some of the items for this limpia are:
Obsidian stones, spheres and mirrors
"Barridas" Herbal and/or Flower Bundles for Body Sweeps
Smudging with Feather Fanning for Clearing
Sacred Copal Smoke
Florida Water & Rose Water Purification Spritzer (each water is custom made)
Sound Therapy (rattles, whistles, drumming, or conch shell horn)
A red candle for divination along with some prepared herbs/flowers/bath salts or prepared waters the client to take home.
Sacred Path & Holistic Limpia for a Life Transition
This Platica and Limpia ceremony is designed for those suffering from grief, anxiety, sadness, worry or moving through a transition in life.
We start with a sacred talk Platica and once we finish we will move through a treatment which begins with the sacred ceremony of Sitting at the Feet of Another a ceremony passed on through our oral traditions by my beloved Maestra CC and her Abuelita Casimira.
You will receive an anointing of oils and an ancient rose foot bath limpia ceremony to clear a new path and invite love and compassion in. We use essential oils, botanicals and salt baths to soak and wash your feet.
After the foot ceremony and limpia we will guide you through a sacred path meditation and holistic essential touch energy clearing ceremony. This is a powerful ceremony and can help release emotions and energies that you no longer want to carry. It is important that you always consult you physician and/or mental health-care provider before you make any changes to your health, medication or counseling sessions.
For all Platica & Limpia Ceremonies the client is fully clothed. The spoken words shared in sacred platica is confidential between the client and practitioner.
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