Traditional Latino Medicine Intensive

Our Traditional Latino Medicine Intensive will prepare participants to begin exploring the traditional health-promoting practices of Latin America. We will discuss this wellness system’s Indigenous, European, Asian and African roots, philosophy, cultural sustainability, methodology, herbalism, bodywork (sobando), energetic cleansing (limpia), holistic counseling (platica), hydrotherapy, food medicine, ceremony, finding the path to healing, the lessons of disease, creating community and connecting with the sacred through song and ceremony.


Friday, March 16th  to  Thursday, March 22th, 2018


This week-long course includes opportunities for private study, individual experimentation and community building. Hidden Garden provides an ideal location for visiting local healers, touring the rainforest or researching rare books in our library. Our teaching staff offers a unique blend of tools and knowledge and all classes are dynamic and interactive.


Cost is $1350. Includes 8 nights shared lodging at Hidden Garden, 2 daily meals and all course activities. 


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