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Healing Emotions with Herbs and Ceremony: An Encounter with Traditional Mesoamerican Medicine

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

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In the traditional Mesoamerican medicine known as Curanderismo, it is believed that the root cause of most ailments––whether physical, mental or spiritual––is unexpressed emotions. So the prevention and cure is therefore the proper expression and balancing of human emotions. This is done through proper use of herbs and ceremony. In this one-hour workshop, experience healing techniques that include:

  • Ceremony to connect with the spirit of the four directions
  • The art of smudging, or using smoke from herbs to purify yourself
  • Selecting and sourcing plants for your home to balance emotions
  • Using fresh plants to sweep and cleanse your energetic field
  • Preparation of herbal medicines to balance the emotions: medicinal teas and sprays
  • Learn the benefits and medicinal workings of local + traditional herbs including lavender, basil, spearmint, rue, mugwort, and rosemary

Join Cultural Anthropologist Bob Vetter and Herbalist Rachelle Robinett for an experience in transforming your relationship with your deepest self using the ancient traditions of Curanderismo.

Rachelle Robinett 

Rachelle Robinett is an Herbalist & Holistic Health Practitioner combining plant-based and natural medicine with practical lifestyle habit reshaping to help people find balanced, lasting health. She holds certificates in Complementary and Integrative Health, and Clinical Herbalism, and has been studying the relationship between plants and people her entire life – be that on a farm in the Pacific Northwest (where she grew up) to time with healers, specialists, and shaman in farther-away places.

Rachelle is the founder of Supernatural, a New York based company dedicated to real-world wellness and including Supernatural cafe, a product line of herbal gummies (HRBLS), ongoing workshops and events, and one-on-one health coaching.

.IG: @rachellerobinett

Website: rachellerobinett.com

Store: Supernatural

Robert Vetter 

Robert Vetter is a cultural anthropologist whose fieldwork began with his adopted grandfather Oliver Pahdopony, the last medicine man of the Comanches.  Along with his adopted Kiowa uncle, Richie Tartsah, he authored the book Big Bow: The Spiritual Life and Teachings of a Kiowa Family.  He is a practitioner of Curanderismo, and studied with noted Curanderos from both the U.S. and Mexico, including Elena Avila (Author of Woman Who Glows in the Dark), Berta Valez (featured in They All Want Magic: Curanderas and Folk Healing by Elizabeth de la Portilla), Laurencio Lopez Nunez from Oaxaca and Rita Navarrete Perez from Cuernavaca.  He maintains a practice of traditional medicine and a community temazcal (Mesoamerican sweat lodge) on Long Island.  He also leads educational travel groups to Mexico.  His podcast (on iTunes and all major podcast platforms) is “Healing and Spirituality in World Cultures.”

Website: indianjourneys.com 

Podcast: Healing and Spirituality in World Cultures 

Additional Information

  • We have reserved tickets for people with limited means.  Email us at: Learn@thealchemistskitchen.com to redeem.  Please note, tickets are limited and are first come first serve.
  • After you complete your payment, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom Login Information
  • Can’t attend in real time? No problem! A recording will be sent to you after the class.
  • Registration closes thirty minutes before the start of the event.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.


October 21
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT




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